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Linux 3.1 Released

Posted by baffa on Oct 30, 2011 - 12:15 PM
Linux 3.1 has been released. The changes include support for the OpenRISC open source CPU; performance improvements to the writeback throttling, some speedups in the slab allocator, a new iSCSI implementation, bad block management in the generic software RAID layer, a new 'cpupowerutils' utility for power management.

Linux Kernel 3.0 Released

Posted by baffa on Jul 28, 2011 - 03:45 PM
Linus Torvalds announced on Google+ the launch of Linux kernel 3.0. This release remain of difficult availability due to the downtime of

CentOS Linux 6.0 Released

Posted by baffa on Jul 11, 2011 - 10:55 AM
The CentOS team released CentOS-6.0 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. CentOS-6.0 is based on the upstream release EL 6.0 and includes packages from all variants.

Ubuntu 11.04 is out

Posted by baffa on May 02, 2011 - 05:16 PM
The new Ubuntu distribution, Natty-Narhwal contains the Unity interface, marking a radical departure from the classic GNOME desktop. Ubuntu 11.04 also with LibreOffice, Firefox 4 and Banshee.

Slackware 13.37 released

Posted by baffa on May 02, 2011 - 05:04 PM
Slackware 13.37 has beenreleased. It shops with kernel, Firefox 4.0, a pre-release kernel and a lot of corrections.

Debian 6.0 Released

Posted by baffa on Feb 07, 2011 - 01:12 PM
The Debian Project has announced the release of Debian 6.0. In addition to Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is introduced as a technology preview. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD will port both a 32- and 64-bit PC version of the FreeBSD kernel into the Debian userspace.

Red Hat Releases RHEL 6

Posted by baffa on Nov 12, 2010 - 12:35 PM
Red Hat has released version 6 of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution.

On Linux Distros

Posted by baffa on Sep 07, 2010 - 02:07 PM
A recent survey shows some of the most interesting, unusual and useful Linux distros, while a second shows some of the most used/import ones.

KDE 4.5 Released

Posted by baffa on Aug 17, 2010 - 02:05 PM
KDE 4.5.0 has been released, with may improvements for Konqueror.

Ubuntu Linux 10.04 Review

Posted by baffa on Jun 08, 2010 - 12:58 PM
A review of Ubuntu Linux 10.04 (Lucid Lynx, from the desktop user point of view, Has been published by

Fedora 13

Posted by baffa on May 30, 2010 - 06:00 AM
Fedora 13 has been released. It includes some major features like automatic print driver installation, color management to calibrate monitors and scanners, experimental 3D support for NVIDIA video cards and more.

Slackware 13.1 Released

Posted by baffa on May 28, 2010 - 12:45 PM
Slackware 13.1 release is out, it brings many updates and enhancements, among which you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.6.1, and KDE 4.4.3.

Ubuntu Linux 10.04

Posted by baffa on Apr 30, 2010 - 10:32 AM
The final release of Ubuntu Linux 10.04 is out. An extended review can be already found here

Fedora 12 Released

Posted by baffa on Nov 21, 2009 - 05:00 PM
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 12. There's a one-page guide to the new release. The full release announcement has details on the major features, and the release notes contain comprehensive information on changes in this new release

Google Pre-Releases Chrome OS

Posted by baffa on Nov 20, 2009 - 04:42 PM
Google has released the source to what will eventually become the Chrome OS.

Slackware 13.0

Posted by baffa on Sep 07, 2009 - 05:43 PM
The Slackware team has released the version 13.0. As usual recommended download method is BitTorrent.

Ubuntu 9.04 Released

Posted by baffa on Apr 25, 2009 - 07:56 AM
Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.04 has been released. This is the the simultaneous releases of Desktop Edition, Server Edition and Netbook Remix (UNR).

Debian 5.0 released

Posted by baffa on Feb 16, 2009 - 09:16 AM
The Debian Project announced the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed Lenny).

FreeBSD 7.1 Released

Posted by baffa on Jan 08, 2009 - 05:00 PM
The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the release of FreeBSD 7.1.

On the State of Linux File Systems

Posted by baffa on Dec 12, 2008 - 12:00 AM
An editorial overview of the past,present and future of Linux file systems: ext2, ext3, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS, Reiser4, ext4, Btrfs, and Tux3 was recently published

Fedora 10 Released

Posted by baffa on Dec 04, 2008 - 10:00 AM
Fedora 10, aka 'Cambridge,' was released.

OpenOffice 3.0 Is Officially Out

Posted by baffa on Oct 14, 2008 - 01:00 PM
After three years of work, has now reached the landmark version 3.0, with a lot of new features.

Migrating to ext4

Posted by baffa on May 27, 2008 - 12:39 PM
IBM published an article explains when to adopt ext4, how to adapt traditional file system maintenance tool usage to ext4, and how to get the most out of the file system.

7 Linux Desktop Distros Compared

Posted by baffa on May 23, 2008 - 11:09 AM
InfoWeek has posted a Linux distros Comparition, confronting openSUSE, Ubuntu 8.4, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva Linux One, Fedora, SimplyMEPIS, and CentOS 5.1 against each other.

Fedora 9 Released

Posted by baffa on May 17, 2008 - 05:00 PM
Fedora 9 has been released. Some of the more interesting new features include a new package management system, which can be used as an alternative to pup and pirut, known as PackageKit.
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