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Ubuntu ends Feisty, install Android, Gentoo cancels release

September 28th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

Weekend news wrap: Ubuntu 7.04 end of life looms, install Google’s Android SDK on Ubuntu, Gentoo cancels release again.

Firefox mobile, Jabber's buyer and Gnome 2.24

September 22nd, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

Morning wrap: Lots of news over the weekend to catch up on including news that Mozilla plans to make a mobile version of its Firefox browser, Cisco buys Jabber and a new version of Gnome is just a couple of days away.

PC-BSD 7.0, Google uses Microsoft code, Photoshop filters in Gimp

September 16th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Want to give BSD a try? Well, the good news is that PC-BSD 7.0 has been released. Designed to be easy to use, PC-BSD 7.0 can be downloaded now. Google may be touting its Chrome browser as an open source marvel but while it acknowledges the contribution of WebKit and Firefox to the development of the application, Chrome also includes Microsoft code. The Gimp is pretty good for most graphic tasks but what if you wanted the same filters that Photoshop has without needing Photoshop? Gimp is reviving the User Filter which allows user to iuse Photoshop filters with the Gimp.

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September 11th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Google releases first gadgets for SA, VirtualBox 2.0 is released, Firefox suffers Chrome’s bite, translators localise Wordpress, and new Dell Mini sports Ubuntu Remix.

Linux backup, OpenSuse 11.0 review, X Server update

September 8th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Evening news wrap: Good news for those looking forward to the release of Xorg 7.4: X Server 1.5.0 has been released making the release of Xorg 7.4 very likely in the comng week/s. If you’re looking to backup your data on Linux then take a look at Pybackpack. And, if you’re looking to switch distributions, then you may want to consider OpenSuse. Paul Ferrill has written a good review of OpenSuse 11.0 over at Linux Planet.

Chrome on Ubuntu, Google fixes legal bits, virtual Red Hat

September 5th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: , ,

Morning wrap: Are you running Ubuntu but you’re keen to see what all the fuss over Google’s Chrome browser is about? Then here is a guide to running Chrome on Ubuntu using Wine. Speaking of Chrome, Google has updated its terms of service for Chrome to remove the sections that suggested that Google would own all your content while using its browser. The new terms simply state that your content is your content. And Red Hat has just bought up an Israeli virtualisation company, Qumranet, for a $107 million. Red Hat plans to incorporate the new virtualisation software into its Red Hat Enterprise desktop.

PlayDeb, Picasa and Via's OSS driver

September 3rd, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , ,

Morning roundup: Ubuntu gaming fans will like PlayDeb, Google releases Chrome as well as new versions of Picasa, and Via makes good on OSS promises with it Xorg driver.

Intel's Linux, solid state speedup

August 29th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Morning roundup: Solid state drives are in the news right now and IBM has not only pushed the speed barriers for these small devices but is also testing a 4 terabyte SSD. On the Linux front, Intel has bought a Linux distributor and Novell’s Linux revenues jump 30% this quarter. And finally (so to speak) Bloomberg accidentally killed Apple supremo Steve Jobs this week.

In other news: security, hackintosh, netbook wars

August 27th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

In other news this morning, Ubuntu issues security patch for kernel flaw, Acer drops the price on the Acer Aspire One and HP drops price on Mini-Note PC, signalling the start of a netbook price war. On the Apple front, Mac Clone maker Psystar vows to bite back at Apple and for graphics fans Adobe Photoshop Elements goes online and mobile.

Comic's Vista gig, software quality

August 26th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

News wrap: Jerry Seinfeld’s Vista gig is still causing mirth in the OSS world, while Infoworld’s editors say OSS software is so good that one day all software will be made this way. And if you’re a fan of Translate.org.za, hook up with them on Facebook.