Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Brings an Improved Unity

Canonical announced today, September 27th, that the second and last Beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating system is now available for download. As usual, we’ve grabbed a copy of it in order to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 12.10 development. What’s new in Ubuntu 12….

Ubuntu Studio 12.10 Beta 2 Officially Released

After the release of Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 (Quantal Quetzal) on September 27th, Canonical announced the immediate availability of their operating system for the audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional, Ubuntu Studio 12.10 Beta 2. Highlights of Ubuntu Studio 12.10 Beta 2: • A fixed text plymouth theme has been added; • qmidiroute has been added to audio workflow to cover missing functionality; • Software Center menu items have been…

Ubuntu Server 12.10 Beta 2 Has Apache Tomcat 7

Canonical has announced on September 27th the immediate availability for download and testing of Ubuntu Server 12.10 Beta 2, along with Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2, Lubuntu 12.10 Beta 2, and Kubuntu 12.10 Beta 2. Highlights of Ubuntu Server 12.10 Beta 2: • RADOS Gateway (S3 and Swift Compatible) have been added; • Performance improvements on x86 architectures, through use of gperftools, have been implemented; • Openstack instance architecture detect…

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Arrives

The second beta release for the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal” Linux distribution is now available for testing…
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Wayland Gets A Native Terminal Emulator

The latest achievement within the Wayland camp is wlterm, a native terminal emulator…

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Available For Download

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal beta 2 has been made available for download today. There are quite a few changes in Ubuntu 12.10 beta 2, including a new Unity version which brings some more polish and tweaks along with 3 new Unity lenses, Amazon and Ubuntu One Music store webapps installed by default, a new default […]

Kubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Is Available for Download

Following the release of Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 (Quantal Quetzal), we are proud to announce the immediate availability for download of Kubuntu 12.10 Beta 2. Kubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 (Quantal Quetzal) is an operating system based on several different technologies, such as KDE Software, Plasma, Linux kernel, Debian, and Ubuntu. In…

Get Ready For The 24-Hour Horsemen Marathon

This photo taken when we toured with Justin Bieber. See that motley crew above? That is my team, the Community Team at Canonical. I am blessed to have such a wonderful team; not only are they all fantastic community leaders, but they are just a fun bunch of guys in general to be around. A […]

Cotton Candy Tiny Linux PC Joins a Crowd of Them

While the Raspberry Pi has grabbed the most headlines as a tiny, ultra-inexpensive, pocketable computer running an open source operating system, it’s actually only one of many tiny LInux computers being heralded as part of a new "Linux punk ethic." As we’ve noted, there are various pocket-size Android devices selling online for under $100 (see […]

Using mod_spdy With Apache2 On OpenSUSE 12.2 (x86_64)

Using mod_spdy With Apache2 On OpenSUSE 12.2 (x86_64)

SPDY (pronounced “SPeeDY”) is a new networking protocol whose goal
is to speed up the web. It is Google’s alternative to the HTTP protocol
and a candidate for HTTP/2.0. SPDY augments HTTP with…

Nouveau Driver Gets Fan Control Modes

There’s some fan/thermal-related commits hitting the Nouveau driver’s DRM repository…

Transmission Vulnerability Fixed for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

On September 26th, in a security notice Canonical published details about a Transmission vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system. According to Canonical, Transmission could be made to expose sensitive information over the network. The web client incorrectly escaped certain strings and if a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted torrent file, an attacker could possibly exploit this to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. …

0 A.D. Weekly Report #7

0 A.D. Weekly Report #7 (Week 38+39)

Wildfire Games, the international group of volunteers developing 0 A.D., are happy to present this week’s 0 A.D. development report.
If you want to find out more about the development of this open-source, cross-pla…

Manga Game Bundle Available for Linux

The Manga Game Bundle, a collection of games produced by the Winter Wolves studio, is now available for Linux users.

Just like the Humble Bundle, the Manga Game Bundle contains a few games, but not all are available for the minimum price.

For the measly sum of $1 (€0.77), users will get four games, available for Linux, Windows and Mac: Heileen, Bionic Heart, Spirited Heart, and Vera Blanc Full Moon. Developers are providing Desura keys for each one and the games…

France Encourages Use of Open Source Software

France is one the few countries in the European Union that have made a stand and decided that open source software is the best solution. A guideline encouraging the use of open source software in France has been approved and signed by France’s Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault. This type of measure could ensure lower IT management costs, increased flexibility and competition. The public administration sector would be one of the first to benefit from this measure, mos…

Code of Conduct v2: Request for Feedback

Following the Community Councils last call for feedback ( http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2012/04/16/code-of-conduct-update/ ) on the updated version of the Code of Conduct they are currently looking for feedback on the latest draft which can be found here – http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~sabdfl/ubuntu-codeofconduct/v2-draft/view/head:/CodeOfConduct.txt. We the CC, would like you to review the latest draft, and send all feedback to Laura Czajkowski […]

Tizen 2.0 Alpha Is Now Available for Testing

Tizen 2.0 alpha source code and SDK have been made available for testing by the Tizen Association, bringing a huge amount of updates and new features. When Intel dropped the MeeGo name of their Linux-based operating system and changed it to Tizen, not many people noticed it. MeeGo wasn’t doing great and some users even thought that Inte…

Google, Acer and the Red-Headed Stepchild

Android may not be as fully open as many FOSS fans would like it to be, but the fact remains that it’s essentially the poster child for Linux’s success in the mobile world. So it was with some dismay we looked on at the impromptu battle that sprang up recently between Google and Acer over Alibaba’s Aliyun OS.

Vessel for Linux Still Unavailable in Humble Bundle 6

Humble Bundle 6 is one of the best collection of games released so far by the Humble Bundle initiative, but one of the included games has yet to be released for Linux. Vessel is an interesting title, a combination of a 2D platformer and a physics game. In the world of Vessel, living liquid machines have taken over the world. Their inventor, Arkwright must do everything in his power to stop them. “Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen issues concerning our Vessel…

Ubuntu’s Amazon search feature gets kill switch

Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon has announced that the distribution’s developers have added an option to let users switch off online searches. This will also disable Amazon recommendations in the Dash
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