1-PC BSD 8.0 release made BSD much easier for desktop use | Installation and screenshots 2-GDM2 Setup 0.3.6 released! Help you get back the older GDM setup utility’s functionality in karmic koala|Gnome 3-Sorbet- Another proposed theme for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid 4-Animated-Desktop-GUI- Use your favorite video as an animated Desktop or screensaver|Nautilus Script 5-Banshee 1.5.4 is […]
Announced today the release of Openoffice3.2 , the new release comme with many new features and improvments 1- Add repositories For Karmic koala : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openoffice-pkgs/ppa For Ubuntu9.04 Jaunty : open sources.list : gedit /etc/apt/sources.list and add these lines at the end of the file : deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty […]
According to a study by researchers at the University of Oviedo (Universidad de Oviedo) in Spain, the estimated total value of the2.6.30 Linux kernel, released in June of 2009, is more than €1 billion. Using the kernel development history from version 2.6.11 to 2.6.30, the researchers calculated the costs by using the Constructive Cost Model […]
The BBC have activated a protection mechanism on the Flash based streaming system used by iPlayer, stopping open source media players from legally playing BBC content. The protection mechanism, known as SWF Verification, sends a “ping” message to the player software after one or two minutes of a stream being played. The player software is […]
James Gosling initiated the Java language project in June 1991 for use in one of his many set-top box projects. The language, initially called Oak after an oak tree that stood outside Gosling’s office, also went by the name Green and ended up later renamed as Java, from a list of random words. Gosling aimed […]
While the ioquake3-powered OpenArena game is not as advanced or popular as say Nexuiz, it is a fairly popular free software game amongst those using an open-source Mesa3D driver stack. It’s not too graphically rich yet provides competitive and fun FPS game-play — it can also be used for Mesa driver benchmarking.