AMD CodeXL For Heterogeneous Compute

AMD released a new development tool suite this week called CodeXL that focuses upon heterogeneous compute support across GPUs, CPUs, and APUs…

OpenSUSE 12.2 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

OpenSUSE 12.2 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on
OpenSUSE 12.2 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB
protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured a…

Launchpad the first (?) bugtracker used to raise a polemic

Or should I say: “grep -R doesn’t automatically search amazon” ? This is becoming the most popular bug on launchpad, and if you are an Ubuntu user perhaps you have already seen it, for all the others..this is an interesting “bug” on a feature request, this is the original text of the bug posted by […]

Libxml2 Vulnerability Fixed for Five Ubuntu OSes

On September 27th, in a security notice Canonical published details about a libxml2 vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 8.04 LTS operating systems.

According to Canonical, applications using libxml2 could have been made to crash or run programs if users opened a specially crafted file.

Juri Aedla, the user who discovered the vulnerability,  if a user or application linked against libxml2 were tricked in…

$99 (€76) Supercomputer Running Ubuntu OS

Adapteva, a company that designs and sells low-power multicore microprocessor, wants to sell a supercomputer running an Ubuntu operating system.

The Parallella project will try to build an affordable supercomputer aimed at regular consumers. It will m…

Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 Beta Released

Along with Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, etc. 12.10 beta 2, another Linux distribution which aims at becoming an official Ubuntu flavour has reached a new milestone yesterday: Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 beta.There haven’t been many changes since alpha 2, except for the obvious: most of the GNOME application stack has been updated to 3.6 RC […]

MartUX: OpenIndiana Reviving Sun SPARC Hardware

MartUX is a new OpenIndiana/Illumos-based Solaris distribution for reviving SPARC hardware support…

GNOME Games 3.6.0.2 Fixes Gapplication

GNOME Games, a collection of fifteen small “five-minute” games in a variety of styles and genres for the GNOME desktop, is now at version 3.6.0.2.

GNOME Games 3.6.0.2 has been updated along with all the other applications in the new Gnome 3.6 package.

Highlights of Gnome Games 3.6.0.2:

• Mahjongg was renamed to gnome-mahjongg;
• Swell-foop can now be played with keyboard and has mnemonics in the preferences dialog;
• The high sc…

LinWarrior 3D September news 2012

video: LinWarrior September 2012 git gameplay statusA word from the developer of LinWarrior 3D:In the past weeks I’ve been working on some of the last changes to clean up the guts inside the mech class by moving everything to components and system…

Pinta 1.4 Has New Magic Wand Tools

Pinta, a drawing/editing software modeled after Paint.NET, including common tools like Paintbrush, Pencil, Shapes, Eraser, and Selections, is now at version 1.4. Highlights of Pinta 1.4; · Magic Wand tool selection modes have been added ; · Layer blend modes have been added; · Memory usage in the Open Images Pad has been greatly reduced; · Significantly reduced memory usage for history; · The color picker tool…

Download FFmpeg 1.0 Final

The FFmpeg package, a complete solution to record, convert and stream audio and video, is now at version 1.0.

FFmpeg 1.0, codenamed Angel, features a lot of fixes, updates and a large number of new features.

Highlights of FFmpeg 1.0:

• The ffprobe test dependency has been fixed;
• A few common disposition cases have been added;
• An exploitable crash regarding mp3dec has been repaired;
• faststart regression test has …

Intel Valley View Support Continues To Mature

While it’s been a number of days since mentioning anything on Intel’s forthcoming Valley View Atom SoC, the open-source graphics driver support continues to mature…

Ubuntu Server 12.10: What to Expect

From standard feature upgrades to controversial integration with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), we’ve already surveyed the highlights of the desktop version of the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 release. But what do Ubuntu server users have to look forward to Oct. 18? Read on for a round up of the new bells and whistles set to make their […]

Tears of Steel – Amazing Movie Produced with Blender

The Blender Institute has released a short movie demonstrating the awesome powers for Blender, an open source 3D creation tool. “Tears of Steel” is a short film shot in Amsterdam by the Blender Institute. All the funding obtained for this project was poured in the exploration of a complete open source pipeline for producing a high quality visual effect film, using open source software. The movie was produced by Ton Roosendaal, with the help of Ian Hubert. …

Second and final beta of Ubuntu 12.10 arrives

The second beta of Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal” includes version 6.6 of Unity, which brings a controversial change, and several updated GNOME applications. The planned move to Python 3 could not be completed in time
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FreeRADIUS Exploit Fixed for Three Ubuntu OSes

In a security notice, Canonical published details about a FreeRADIUS vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, and Ubuntu 11.04 operating systems. According to Canonical, FreeRADIUS could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic. According to Timo Warns, FreeRADIUS incorrectly handled certain long timestamps in client certificates and a remote attacker could have exploited this flaw and cause the FreeRADIUS server …

Chrome for Android Is More Sticky Than Slick

Some of my earliest memories of smartphones are of the hassles involved with getting bookmarks loaded across devices. Why was it that Web properties thought — and some still think — you needed different information at your desk from what you wanted on the road? The issue has never been properly addressed — until now, maybe.

Ubuntu Studio 12.10 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu Studio, a free operating system based on free and open source software (FLOSS) shipping with the latest and most up to date multimedia software, has reached version 12.10 Beta 2, along with all the other flavors recognized by Canonical.

Unlike its Canonical compatriots, the developers of Ubuntu Studio 12.10 Beta 2 (Quantal Quetzal) have managed to squeeze quite a few changes into this latest version.

You can check out the official announcement if you want to ge…

Download Edubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 [Screenshot Tour]

Edubuntu, the customized version of Ubuntu for educational use that can be used in the classroom, is now at version 12.10 Beta 2, along with its bigger brothers, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu. Edubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 may have been launched with every other distribution in Canonical’s portfolio, but it has no new features or updates in comparison with the previous version. What it does have is a very nasty bug that affects users who don’t own 3D capable hardware. Since Q…

FFmpeg Reaches Version 1.0

While we have been looking towards an FFmpeg 1.0 release for nearly one year, the version 1.0 release of the popular FFmpeg library was finally tagged after being in development for more than one decade…