"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 »
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.