FreeDOS 1.0 Released

FreeDOS is ideal for anyone who wants to bundle a version of DOS without having to pay a royalty for use of DOS. FreeDOS will also work on old hardware, in DOS emulators, and in embedded systems.…

First screenshot of Linux Flash Player 9

I see that there is still a lively debate concerning our choice of user interface (UI) toolkit for Flash Player 9. To review, we selected GTK, mostly because the Player 7 codebase we started with…

Maintainer's resignation highlights problems in Debian project

The resignation of Matthew Garrett, one of the most active developers in Debian, has drawn attention to some ongoing issues about how the project operates. Specifically, Garrett's announcement on…

Slackware 11.0 RC4 Released

The Slackware project definitely needs to learn a thing or two when it comes to release announcments. The latest news on their main page indicates an update from 2005. However, the change log…

Linux ultra fast command line download accelerator

Axel does the same thing any other accelerator does: It opens more than one HTTP/FTP connection per download and each connection transfers its own, separate, part of the file. It may sound weird,…

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated

The Debian project has updated the stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename sarge). This update mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with a few corrections to…

Weekly Wrap-up

Since our news isn't updated over the weekends, here is the weekly wrap-up to hold you over till Monday. Some top stories this week were:

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

Firefox 2 Beta 2 Milestone Released

The latest beta version of Mozilla Firefox 2 has just been released! Beta 2 is available for download now from the Firefox 2 Beta 2 milestone releases page, which contains information related to…

Samsung breaks 4G barrier

You're on a bus traveling at 70mph. You need to maintain a constant wireless connection of 100Mbps, or your boss's presentation will be ruined. What do you do, hot shot? What do you do?

IBM lays out blueprint, roadmap for direction 'beyond Linux'

Building upon the company's commitment to help clients transform businesses, IBM rolled out its next generation blueprint and roadmap to advance key Linux development priorities and support for…