TestDrive is a project that makes it very easy to download and run the latest daily Ubuntu development snapshot in a virtual machine. Actually, it can be configured to download and run any URL-access ISO in a virtual machine. But the primary goal is to provide a very simple method for allowing non-technical Ubuntu users […]
Announced a time ago by Clem that Linux Mint 10 will be released in November this year under the codename “Julia”. Linux Mint 10 will be based on the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat”, Origins: Gens Julia was one of the most ancient Patrician families at Ancient Rome, and the gens of the famous Gaius […]
Puppy Linux 5.1, code-name ‘Lucid’ as it is binary-compatible with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx packages, has been released. The announcement and release notes say that because of the Ubuntu binary files, the development time to produce program packages that are tested and configured for Lucid Puppy is extremely short. The Puppy Linux 5.1 now offers more […]
Announced today the release of Shutter 0.86.3, this new version adds support for Ubuntu One, comes with new humanity icons (ubuntu-mono-dark and ubuntu-mono-light) and fixed many bugs. “Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, tooltip, menu, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects […]
Finally announced during the annual Debian Developer Conference “Debconf10″ in New York that Debian Squeeze has now been frozen. In consequence this means that no more new features will be added and all work will now be concentrated on polishing Debian Squeeze to achieve the quality Debian stable releases are known for.
GCstar is a free open source application for managing your collections. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the internet and you can store additional data, such as the location or who you’ve lent it to. You may also search and filter your collection by many criteria.
Announced today the release of KDE 4.5, this version comes with many new features and improvements, for example the plasma Desktop received many usability refinements. The Notification and Job handling workflows have been streamlined. The KDE Applications have been improved in many different areas, the applications have become more powerful, yet easier to use.
According to Phoronix, Canonical have started tracking Ubuntu installations. So, you are probably going to have an accurate statistics on the number in active Ubuntu installations worldwide sooner than you think. A new package called canonical-census is uploaded to the Ubuntu Lucid repository. Package definition is something like this. “canonical-census : send “I am alive” ping […]