Launchpad 1.1.9 Released

Launchpad 1.1.9 was released this morning with many new features.

Ubuntu 7.10 beta freeze now in effect

"We are now one week from the beta release of 7.10 and have just entered beta freeze."

Divining from the Entrails of Ubuntu's Gutsy Gibbon

"According to the 2007 DesktopLinux.com survey, Ubuntu is the distribution of choice for 30% of GNU/Linux users. The exact figure is questionable, but Ubuntu's dominance is not. For an increasing number of people, Ubuntu is GNU/Linux. Yet, looking at the pre-releases of Gutsy Gibbon, Ubuntu 7.10, I found myself becoming disturbed by the degree to which this popularity has translated into uncritical acceptance."

Ubuntu 7.10 beta release is approaching

The Ubuntu 7.10 beta release is approaching, scheduled for 27th September.

Introducing the Hardy Heron - Ubuntu 8.04

Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron has just been announced on the Ubuntu-devel-announce list. Not only will the Ubuntu community continue to do what it does best, produce an easy-to-use, reliable, free software platform, but this release will be an Long Term Support version with updates available until 5 years after the release date.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Alpha "Tribe 5" Released

This is the first alpha release of Gutsy Gibbon after the Feature Freeze and it is available to download from Ubuntu's site. A more-complete beta version of Gutsy Gibbon will be available on September 27th.

Xorg7.3 will be in Gutsy Gibbon

A slue of incorrect information on digg and various forums regarding Xorg and Xserver in the upcoming ubuntu release. Xserver 1.4 will not be in gutsy, but Xorg7.3, Displayconfig-GTK, and Bulletproofx are being deployed! Hotplugging of monitors will also be in gutsy with the new xrandr. Xserver1.4 biggest feature was input hotplugging for mice.

Ubuntu Servers Hacked

This last week, 5 of the 8 servers that are loco hosted but Canonical sponsored, had to be shut down due to reports that they were actively attacking other machines.