Unofficial Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) Starter Guide

Check out this Ubuntu starter guide maintained by the Linux Center of University of Latvia. A great resource for anyone using Ubuntu. It’s Wiki based too, so feel free to contribute.

Flash 9 for Xubuntu (Kind-of)

When Flash 8 and 9 weren’t released for Linux, I thought, "why doesn’t someone just edit Flash’s code and change the 7 to a 9?" Turns out it’s possible. Here’s how.

Intel to help Vietnam's communists go open-source

The Vietnamese Communist Party's decision to move its computer systems to open-source software got a boost on Friday from Intel, the world's largest chip maker.

Under terms of a memorandum of understanding signed on Friday, Intel will help the Communist Party's Central Committee for Science and Education (CCSE) set up a laboratory, called OpenLab, for testing and developing open-source software. Over the next three years, the lab will oversee the installation of the software on 27,000 PCs running Intel processors, the chip maker said.

GIMP vs. Photoshop - What still needs to be done?

We all know that the GIMP is more or less the de-facto standard for image editing in Linux, where Adobe Photoshop is the standard on the Mac and Windows (and some Linux boxes using Crossover Office) The question is the following: Does GIMP have what it takes to dethrone Adobe Photoshop as the standard?

Kerala logs Microsoft out

After the cola ban, it is now the turn of Microsoft to log out of Kerala. Children in 12,500 high schools in the state, India’s most literate, will not be taught Windows. Instead, instructors are lining up Linux for them. This is because Kerala has chalked out a plan for migrating its high school students to free software platforms in three years.

GIMP 2.2.13 Released

Version 2.2.13 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.2 series. Please see the NEWS file for a detailed list of changes. The source code is available from ftp.gimp.org. For some platforms binary packages are already available, others will follow.

NVIDIA Linux Display Driver Version 1.0-8774 released

A new NVIDIA display driver has been released. Added support for X.Org 7.1, XVideo with the Composite X extension when using X.Org 7.1 and improved interaction with newer Linux kernels are some highlights.

Happy 15th Birthday Linux!

It was 15 years ago (Sun, Aug 25 1991 4:57 pm) that Linus Benedict Torvalds said:

"Hello everybody out there using minix -

I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things)."