Google’s Nexus 10 Hits Apple Where It Lives

Google canceled its New York press event Monday due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, but that didn’t stop it from announcing its new Nexus 10 tablet, along with the Nexus 4 smartphone and Android 4.2, an update to Jelly Bean. A step up in size from the Asus-made Nexus 7, released in July, the Samsung-made Nexus 10 will be available beginning Nov. 13.

Featured contributor: myconid

If you’ve been reading the latest development updates the name myconid should be familiar to you. If not: he’s the one who’s been working on adding lots of new graphics capabilities to the game, which have made the game look a lot better (take a look a…

Distribution Release: Slackel KDE-4.9.2

Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel KDE-4.9.2, a live Slackware-based distribution with the very latest KDE desktop environment: "Slackel Live KDE-4.9.2 has been released. A collection of two KDE live DVD images are immediately available that can be burned to a DVD or used with a….

Using PHP5-FPM With Apache2 On Ubuntu 12.10

Using PHP5-FPM With Apache2 On Ubuntu 12.10

This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on an
Ubuntu 12.10 server with PHP5 (through PHP-FPM)
and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative
PHP FastCGI implem…

Download Samba 3.6.9 Stable Now

Samba, a component that seamlessly integrates Linux/Unix Servers and Desktops into Active Directory environments using the winbind daemon, is now at version 3.6.9.

Highlights of Samba 3.6.9:

• When setting a non-default ACL, masks are applied to SMB_ACL_USER and SMB_ACL_GROUP entries;
• An egfault in smbd, that occurred if a user specified ports out for range, has been fixed;
• The connection to an outbound trusted domain no longer goes offl…

Electronic Frontier Foundation Demands Changes in Ubuntu 12.10

Two weeks after the launch of Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), the Electronic Frontier Foundation is making a powerful statement against Canonical, regarding its shopping lens debacle. The Dash searches in Ubuntu 12.10 are probably the most controversial decisions made by Canonical, and even by any distribution develope…

Parabola 2012.10.17 Distribution Is Based on Linux Kernel 3.6.2

Parabola, a project based on Archlinux that aims to provide a lightweight and flexible GNU/Linux distribution, is now at version 2012.10.17. According to the developers of Parabola, this is a new install medium available created by Esteban Carnevale (alfplayer). Highlights of Parabola 2012.10.17: • First medium with Linux-libre 3.6 (3.6.2) with Atheros AR8162 (ALX driver) support; • The script boot parameter has been fixed; • W…

Review: Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop (DistroWatch Weekly #480)

After a day and a half of using Ubuntu 12.10 it was an internal struggle not to wipe my hard drive and just find another distribution to review. During the first twenty-four hours Ubuntu spied on me, provided performance which was distinctly sub par, the interface regularly popped up errors (sometimes so frequently the first [...]

Installing Nginx With PHP5 (& PHP-FPM) & MySQL Support (LEMP) On Ubuntu 12.10

Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an Ubuntu 12.10 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") [...]

Exciting This Month: Wayland, EXT4 & AMD

October is quickly coming to a close, so here’s a rundown of the most popular Phoronix content this month. So far in October there were 28 featured articles published and 224 original news articles published…

Command Line Tool WCD Updated to Version 5.2.3

WCD, a command-line program to change directories fast and which saves precious time, is now at version 5.2.3.

WCD 5.2.3 (Wherever Change Directory) comes with some pretty important new features, including a new compact tree mode, similar to what modern GUI file managers do.

Highlights of WCD 5.2.3:

• Alternative navigation in compact tree mode now works the same as in GUI file explorers such as Windows Explorer and KDE Konqueror;
• option…

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Receives Top Security Certification

Red Hat has announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, including the KVM hypervisor, has been awarded the Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+

This award is the highest level of assurance for an unmodified commercial operating system, for the Operating System Protection Profile (OSPP) including extended modules for Advanced Management, Advanced Audit, Labeled Security, and Virtualization for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on Dell, HP, IBM and SGI hardwa…

Xnoise 0.2.13 Media Player Has New Album Art Feature

Xnoise, a media player for GTK+ with great speed and lots of features that allows listening to music and playing video in a very intuitive way, is now at version 0.2.13.

The developers have integrated a large number of new features in Xnoise 0.2.13, but they’re also added a few important bugfixes.

Highlights of Xnoise 0.2.13:

• New Album Art view has been added to search;
• The ‘Now Playing’ image rendering has been recreated with reflecti…

How To Get A Complete GNOME 3 Desktop In Ubuntu 12.10, Without Installing Ubuntu GNOME Remix

If you’re using Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity or some other desktop environment and want to switch to a complete GNOME 3 desktop experience without installing Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10, you can do this by simply installing a few packages.Using the instructions below, you won’t just install GNOME Shell, but also the default settings and applications [...]

Return To Castle Wolfenstein Coop Receives Scoreboard Update

Return To Castle Wolfenstein, a first-person shooter released back in 2001, with Activision as publisher, now has a cooperative mode that was just updated by its developers. We covered Return To Castle Wolfenstein last week and the conclusion is that the idea of making this clearly single-player game into a cooperative o…

Get a Free Copy of CrossOver Games on Halloween

CodeWeavers is promoting CrossOver, a software that enables Linux users to run Windows applications, by making it free on Halloween. CrossOver for Linux is based on Wine and it’s a shareware product, which is not all that usual for the Linux platform. The developers are celebrating the successful completion of “Flo…

Ubuntu Plans To Stick To "Stable GNOME"

Ubuntu developers will be looking to stick to “stable” GNOME components and not closely track the unstable GNOME development releases within the Ubuntu 13.04 cycle. There’s several reasons why Ubuntu will be distancing itself from the latest upstream G…

Wine-Based CrossOver Software To Be Free Tomorrow

CodeWeavers will be giving away their Wine-Based CrossOver software tomorrow for free…

Widgets Are Coming To The Unity Desktop

Aside from new lenses and other features coming to the Unity desktop during the Ubuntu 13.04 development cycle, Canonical will also be making a push for widgets to happen on Ubuntu’s Unity desktop…

GCC 4.8 Compiler On AMD’s Eight-Core Piledriver

This month from CPUs based upon AMD’s new Piledriver micro-architecture I have delivered results of compiler tuning on AMD’s Open64 compiler as well as GCC bdver2 tuning. That initial testing from an AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core processor didn’t show any big…