PC-BSD is a free, open-source operating system based on rock-solid FreeBSD. The PC-BSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 8.1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE, and KDE 4.4.5. Also brings: numerous fixes to the installation backend, support for creating dedicated disk GPT partitioning, improved ZFS supportRead more »
This version features Nouveau (a reverse-engineered driver for Nvidia graphic cards), Nintendo Wii and Gamecube support, DRDB (Distributed Replicated Block Device), a security extension for TCP called "cookie transactions", a syscall for batching recvmsg() calls, several new perf subcommands (perf probe, perf bench, perf kmem, perf diff)...Read more »
PC-BSD is a free, open-source operating system based on rock-solid FreeBSD and is designed for use on the desktop so it is easy to use. PC-BSD 8.0 (Hubble Edition) is running FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-P2, and KDE SC 4.3.5. It features brand new graphical installer and can run in Live mode directly from DVD.Read more »
This version adds virtualization memory de-duplicacion, a rewrite of the writeback code which provides noticeable performance speedups, many important Btrfs improvements and speedups, ATI R600/R700 3D and KMS support and other graphic improvements, a CFQ low latency mode, tracing improvements including a "perf timechart" tool that tries to be a better bootchart, soft limits in the memory controller, support for the S+Core architecture, support for Intel Moorestown and its new firmware interface, run time power management support, and many other improvements and new drivers.Read more »
Last week Google announced their intention to release an operating system based on Linux. The reaction of some people on reddit was: "No, another neutered, watered-down, crapitized "linux". Linux will once again be viewed as a sub par, 'specialized' OS." Well, this is not possible because Linux is not really an operating system, it is a kernel.Read more »
What you are about to discover in this article is perhaps the most significant thing Google has released since…well, ever. The Google operating system is real, it is to be called the Google Chrome OS and it is going to change the way we think of operating systems.Read more »
This book guides you to everything you will need to know to installing, maintaining and getting the best out of Lighttpd (or "Lighty" if you will). This piece of software is named correctly for its purpose, being a lightweight webserver. There are chapters about building Lighttpd, but even more interesting the book goes in depth about optimizing and securing the software.Read more »
New features include:
1) Gnome 2.26 desktop environment, which includes the following new features:
a) brasero, an all-in-one CD burning application.
b) Improved multi-monitor handling.
2) X.Org server 1.6,Read more »
One of the coolest things ever invented was the OS on the stick. Whoever was smart enough to think of putting an operating system on a portable USB key was simply brilliant! I mean, seriously! How convenient is that?Read more »
This article might seem to be not serious, or even a little bit heretical. Well, so be it. I’ll write what I think I should write and what I see as true. Whether is it the same in your case — dear Reader — we’ll see. First of all, let me ask you a basic question: Which operating system do you use? What are the possible answers? Windows, Linux, Solaris or Mac OS X of course. But let us try to think different for a moment. Maybe it is possible, that this answer would be, for example KDE?Read more »
Looks like Europe is collectively ready to bring Microsoft's monopoly down so that other OS options will have a chance to flourish. Well, at least one group of like-minded people have managed to begin clearing the playing field some.Read more »
Microsoft security 'vulnerability scorecard' gives false impression of OS security, suggesting Windows is the most secure of all. Of course, start to look behind the pretty graphs and the ugly truth emerges that this is just more Microsoft FUD to try and derail the free software machine.Read more »