lundi 19 novembre 2012

XBMC Media Center 12.0 Beta Out, Ships With Android Support , Ubuntu Gaining More Popularity As A Server OS, Skype For Linux Updated to 4.1, Ships With Windows Live Support, Lead Compiz Developer Leaves Canonical To Persue Education, Enlightenment Desktop Alpha 3 Release Out, First Stable Release On The Way, Egosoft Porting X Series Game To Linux

XBMC Media Center 12.0 Beta Out, Ships With Android Support 

Posted: 18 Nov 2012 10:51 AM PST

Open source video and home theater PC software XBMC has hit another beta and this version ships with some cool features, stability enhancements and bug fixes. Also, this version, which is codenamed "Frodo" ships for some new platforms like Raspberry Pi and Android.

Ubuntu Gaining More Popularity As A Server OS 

Posted: 18 Nov 2012 10:49 AM PST

Ubuntu, which is more inclined to be a OS for desktops is gaining more popularity as a server OS. Lately, statistics done by W3Techs show that Ubuntu is installed on 7% of servers world wide. Thats a huge number given the popularity of the web and more and more websites and servers coming out everyday.

Skype For Linux Updated to 4.1, Ships With Windows Live Support 

Posted: 18 Nov 2012 10:48 AM PST

Skype, the popular video conferencing app for Linux has been updated to version 4.1. This update ships with Windows Live Support in Skype. Earlier, to chat with Windows Live users, Linux users needed to rely on other chat clients like Empathy or Pidgin.

Lead Compiz Developer Leaves Canonical To Persue Education 

Posted: 18 Nov 2012 10:46 AM PST

A leading Ubuntu developer has left Canonical to persue his University studies. Sam Spilsbury worked in Compiz development for quite a long time of two years and recently announced his quitting in a blog post

Enlightenment Desktop Alpha 3 Release Out, First Stable Release On The Way 

Posted: 18 Nov 2012 10:17 AM PST

The Enlightenment desktop is a different kind of desktop environment, which aims to be lightweight, efficient, configurable as well as attractive. The desktop has been in active development for over a decade, and was in alpha stages till now. The first stable release is expected to be on 21st of December this year.

Egosoft Porting X Series Game To Linux 

Posted: 18 Nov 2012 07:05 AM PST

German game developer Egosoft has decided to port its popular X series games to linux. They want to offer "unified product on Steam" so that their users can run their game across multiple platform.