“There has not been a comprehensive, up-to-date freely available catalog like this for a long time,” said Victor Palau, Platform Services Manager at Canonical. “By making this open and easily searchable we want to speed the component selection for Ubuntu machines, and allow us and our partner manufacturers to focus on the value-added user experience.”more »
Doghouse: Hack and Beer in Rio maddog goes to Rio for “Hack and Beer” and learns to appreciate the journey.Oct 26, 2010
The little boy behind me was really excited about his first airplane trip. When the plane started to take off, he gave a very loud countdown to “blast off!” It was refreshing to hear that much enthusiasm, particularly because air travel has become a “magic elevator” for me. The doors close in one location and open in another, but I have little excitement in the journey, only the destination.more »
A Microsoft product is also in the works.more »
Analysis by comScore indicates that the Blackberry from RIM is clearly number one in U.S. smartphone sales.more »
The minimalist ttylinux distro is now available in ARM and PowerPC versions.more »
Small wonder: the microcomputer with a 3-inch screen, flip lid and keyboard seems fragile, but has a lot to it –– even if the screen is a bit too soft.more »
Imad Sousou, director of Intel's Open Source Technology Center, has released the first parts for developers of the Linux-based MeeGo platform for mobile devices.more »
Red Hat has increased Linux version 5.5 compatibility and is providing new packages.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.