Good news for the generation X! Dennis Gilmore, the release engineer for Fedora project has made the announcement of releasing Fedora 15 for beta testers. The beta version now features Gnome shell and Gnome3, LibreOffice instead of legacy OpenOffice, BoxGrinder for virtualization, dynamic firewall mode for changing the firewall settings without the need of restarting […]
A very fundamental thumb rule of choosing an open source distro will depend on two things, how hands-on you are with open source software and the purpose you will be using it. Fortunately, Open Source world in inundated with options and more options for distros especially for established software such as Debain, Open SuSe, Mandriva […]
Phil Miller proudly announced the last milestone for Chakra the GNU/2011.04 a powerful Arch Linux distro last week. The Chakra Project, today, remains a milestone for Arch Linux and is as important as Ubuntu has become for Debian. It was born out of need for an Arch Linux distribution but with simple project principles combing […]
Quite often businesses view alternatives if products or services offer better Return on Investment. Open Source is one such option that is often debated in terms of better returns, lower operational costs and of course minimum breakeven time depending on the size of your organization etc. However, delving a little deeper into open source capabilities […]
Would you believe that at NCHC 41 computers cloned 5.6 GB simultaneously in 10 minutes? Multicasting or what? Clonezilla is a new age multicasting and unicasting solution from OpenSource Clone system for massive and large-scale cloning.
Parted Magic 6.0 released, If you had experienced booting issues with Parted Magic, this is the version you have been waiting for. The way the kernel is handled has been completely redone. This is the reason for the new major version number. The kernel modules, udev, and firmware have been moved to the initramfs. The […]
Contributor Agreements, technically called the Contributor License Agreement or CLA, is a definition/description of the legalities of FOSS as an intellectual property by the contributor, or the company. In simple terms they are the core of the licensing system of the FOSS project. Most Contribution Agreements fall into two common style categories- Copyright License and […]
VLC 1.1.9 is released! according to the announcement, “this was necessary because some security issues were found, and the VLC development team cares about security.” This release also brings updated translations and a lot of small Mac OS X fixes.
If you think about it, most of us have grown up using Linux. Linux was not how software was done, 20 years ago. There was only paid software, as Stallman so famously said in 1983 and went on to lay the foundation of the Free Software Foundation with the GNU Project that was compatible with […]