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Ubuntu 10.04 officially arrives

Ubuntu 10.04 officially arrives

By 30 April 2010

Open-source operating system creator Canonical has announced that Ubuntu 10.04, codenamed Lucid Lynx, has been let out into the wild, and is available for download. The announcement follows 2009's release of Jaunty Jackalope and Karmic Koala, and signifies... >>

OpenOffice 3.2 now available

OpenOffice 3.2 now available

By 11 February 2010

OpenOffice.org, the open-source office software package, has released version 3.2 of its free Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access replacement tools. Simultaneously, the team also revealed that it's hit 300 million downloads since the suite launched in... >>

Linux founder says OS is bloated

Linux founder says OS is bloated

By 22 September 2009

Linus Torvals, the creator of the Linux kernel and therefore the founder of the open-source OS, has claimed that the operating system that he birthed has become "bloated", labelling it "huge and scary now". As a result of its success and more widespread... >>

Android games console revealed

Android games console revealed

By 2 September 2009

A company called Hardkernal has released info on a new handheld console that will be running Google's Android OS. Called the ODROID, it appears a little cluttered in that it features three sets of buttons, although it is powered by the same CPU as the... >>

BBC wants your help in making open source documentary

BBC wants your help in making open source documentary

By 19 August 2009

The BBC is to embark on an ambitious project to make an open source documentary about the web. Currently called Digital Revolution, the mini series of four programmes will be a crowdsourced documentary due for transmission on BBC in 2010 that will look... >>

Linux Foundation launches credit card

Linux Foundation launches credit card

By 28 July 2009

Open Source software devotees in the States can now help the Linux cause "by carrying Tux in their pockets". The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organisation that supports the growth of the OS, has announced the launch of a credit card that will see... >>

One-second Linux boot demonstrated

One-second Linux boot demonstrated

By 15 July 2009

Boot times for operating systems are given a lot of attention when a new one is released. When the Windows 7 beta appeared, much was made of its sub-30 second boot time. However, a Linux build has appeared which claims to boot in one second. It's been... >>

Daily Tech Deal: Extra value PC from Ebuyer

Daily Tech Deal: Extra value PC from Ebuyer

By 14 July 2009

For today's tech deal we have an "extra value" desktop PC from Ebuyer.com selling for £219.86. Coming with an Intel Dual Core E5300 processor, 4GB DDR2 800Mhz RAM and 500GB hard drive, what it doesn't come with is an operating system. For some this may... >>

VIDEO: Dell shows 10v netbook running Cupcake Android

VIDEO: Dell shows 10v netbook running Cupcake Android

By 20 May 2009

As well as an Ubuntu "Netbook Remix" model, Dell has shown off its new Mini 10v netbook running the Cupcake version of Android. Sadly for fans of the Google made mobile operating system, the Dell bod in the video says there are no product plans for such... >>

Chumby launches in the UK

Chumby launches in the UK

By 22 April 2009

Chumby has been launched in the UK. The internet-connected device, popular in the States, is now available to be shipped to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. For those that don't know, chumby is a sort of hackable, Wi-Fi-enabled, widget-happy,... >>


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