For quite a while Ubuntu had been including example-content packages with its releases that contained the same content: some audio and video data to test the playback, including a video of Nelson Mandela.more »
Release of the new Debian 5.0, codenamed “Lenny”, has been postponed. Scheduled for September, Lenny still suffers from too many release critical problems (RC bugs), and until these bugs are fixed, there will be no “Lenny”.more »
Exactly 17 years ago, on October 5, 1991, Linus Torvalds sent an email to the comp.os.minix newsgroup.more »
Not only is the cross-platform Qtopia application framework now called Qt Extended in its current version, but Nokia has renamed recent purchase, Trolltech to Qt Software.more »
Processing Creating graphic animations with ProcessingOct 01, 2008
The Java application known as Processing can make a computer artist of a non-programmer. We'll show you how to create moving objects and publish a Flash-style applet.more »
End of September the Fedora project celebrates its fifth year of existence. The community supported by Red Hat will release its tenth distribution.more »
Brian Proffitt, who joined the Linux Foundation as Community Manager in July, has announced a LinuxCon technical conference for his organization this coming year in Portland, Oregonmore »
To improve communication with developers of Ubuntu delivered packages, distributor Canonical has, as a first measure, created the Upstream Report; a real-time website with a list of 100 projects with the most open bugs.more »
New flaw in an old encryption scheme leaves the experts scrambling to disable SSL 3
Lennart Poettering wants to change the way Linux developers talk to each other.
Enterprise giant frees itself from ink and home PCs (and visa versa).
Mozilla’s product think tank sinks silently into history.
TODO group will focus on open source tools in large-scale environments.
New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.
New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.