No rhyme or reason, just wanted a change says Linus Torvalds when commiting the next version of the Linux kernel from 2.6.40 directly to Linux 3.0. This is great news in a way as the 2.6 seemed an infinite series, which never was going to end.
Happy Chrome 12 to 160 million users world-wide. Google releases Chrome 12 stable that claims to be more secure and flashy. Let’s see what improvements they have got this time in the browser after their six-week effort!
Oracle released VirtualBox 4.0.8, a maintenance release of VirtualBox 4.0. It improves stability and fixes regressions. Important bugs were fixed in this release, for 3D support: fixed GNOME 3 rendering under Ubuntu 11.04 and Fedora 15, Mac OS X hosts: fixed incompatibility with recent Mac OS X versions in 64-bit mode, for more information check […]
The roadmap for Ubuntu 11.10, Oneiric Ocelot was defined at the Ubuntu Developer Summit from 9th to 13th May. Important decisions, path defining in some ways, for Ubuntu’s future were made here, at Budapest.
True to form Ubuntu 11.10 is being fleshed up with several features while, some legacies that continued, are being removed. So, in comes the Deja Dup backup tools as default while the computer janitor is being removed as some of the non-geeks where tripping up on it. Deja dup becoming default is under the scanner […]
The compelling desire for software that was free of expensive licensing, over the past half century,lead to the development of open source software. However, open source in some of its popular forms such as Linux, Fedora, Ubuntu and the rest of the distros though based on the freely available platform , often comes with certain […]
lubuntu has grown into an amazing project over the last two years. There are more than 460 people who signed up with the project on Launchpad. Contributors are engaging to keep the wiki updated. Designers create lubuntu interface designs and others make videos. Under the head of development, Julien Lavergne, the distro has become a […]
Open Source software development has drawn increasing attention as its importance has grown. Open source communities have been able to challenge and often outperform proprietary software by enabling better reliability, lower costs, shorter development times, and a higher quality of code. But the question/fact that “why would skilled programmers, devote their time, effort and knowledge […]
April is raining Ubuntu and its family and open source world seems over loaded on Debian distros, what with Canonical adopting a bi-annual release this month forwards. Debian and its derivatives appear to be the flavour of the month but there are far too many Linux distros that are apt for Summer.
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 […]