"In the face of constant change, both in software technology itself and in people's attitudes toward it, long-term software projects need to reinvent themselves in order to stay relevant. I'm encouraged to see the GNOME community taking up this challenge, responding to the evolving needs of users and questioning the status quo," says Matt Zimmerman, Canonical CTO.more »
Charly's Column: Terminator The sys admin’s daily grind: TerminatorMar 28, 2011
Friends are all about friendship – names and appearances typically don’t play any role at all. Sys admin Charly’s friend the Terminator is a convincing example.more »
Command Line: SANE Control your scanner with SANEMar 01, 2011
Running your scanner from the command line offers greater control of tasks. We show you how to get started.more »
Charly's Column: lsof Sys Admin's Daily Grind: lsofJan 31, 2011
The shorter a command, the longer the list of support parameters. This rule applies to lsof, one of Charly’s favorite commands.more »
“It's not on the Natty plan for now, but we'll be evaluating the progresses and will consider adding a 3rd session option if the development goes as planned,” said David Barth, Desktop Experience Team, Engineering Manager at Canonical.more »
"Where will KDE be in five years,"asks KDE e.V. board member, Frank Karlitschek, and the K16 planning meetings aim to focus community members 'visions' for the project to answer this question.more »
Doghouse: Deprecated Formats maddog learns a lesson about deprecated formats but finds a workable solution.Nov 23, 2010
Often I talk about documents and the importance of open formats, mostly oriented toward formats like the Open Document Format (ODF) standard versus Microsoft’s OOXML specification.more »
The newest version of the open source of the A/V recording and conversion tool was codenamed “Works With HTML5” for obvious reasons.more »
Mozilla’s script blocker add-on could be putting malware sites on the whitelist.
The Internet community officially banishes the notoriously unsafe Secure Sockets Layer protocol.
Popular desktop environment continues the Gnome 2 legacy – with new support for the Gnome 3 toolkit.
The Obama White House has issued a memorandum telling all US government agencies they must use HTTPS for all websites and web communication.
New program will dial up security for the Firefox browser.
Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.
New partnership will bring more and better CS training to US schools
Criminals offer online help over Tor network
Sophisticated malware is still present on Joomla and WordPress sites around the world.
Future versions of Ubuntu's code service will support the popular Git version control system used with Linux and other open source projects.