Ubuntu to use Unity as default desktop system

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Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu's founding father, made a surprising announcement at the Ubuntu Developers Summit yesterday. Shuttleworth stated that starting with Ubuntu version 11.04, the primary desktop would be Unity rather than Gnome. Shuttleworth said, "users...

Ubuntu 9.10 due on October 29

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A new version of one of the most popular Linux distributions, Ubuntu, is due in less than a month's time. The final stable version of Ubuntu 9.10 will be released on 29 October, according to...

OpenSolaris 2009.06 blazes forth

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OpenSolaris started life as an open-source version of Sun's venerable and well-respected Unix-based operating system Solaris. Since its first proper release over a year ago, it has moved forward by leaps and bounds, and the...

GNOME 2.12 released

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Today, the GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 2.12, the latest version of the popular, multi-platform Free desktop environment. Released on schedule, to the day, it is the culmination of six months...

GNOME 2.6.2 Desktop and Developer Platform

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The GNOME 2.6.2 Desktop and Developer Platform has been released: "This point release from the stable branch of the GNOME Desktop and Developer Platform contains a lot of bugfixes and improvements over the...

GNOME 2.7.2 Development

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GNOME project has built a complete free and easy-to-use desktop environment for the user, as well as a powerful application framework for the software developer. GNOME is included in pretty much every BSD and GNU/Linux...

Mozilla, Gnome mull united front against Longhorn

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As Microsoft focuses on merging its Web browser and operating system software, open-source competitors are mulling a proposal to join forces and beat the software giant to the punch. Representatives from two...

Server breach likely to delay Gnome

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The Gnome Project said Tuesday that its servers have apparently been breached, potentially delaying the latest release of its desktop system for Linux. In a e-mail alert sent Tuesday, the managers of...

GNOME 2.5.0

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GNOME 2.5.0 GNOME project has built a complete free and easy-to-use desktop environment for the user, as well as a powerful application framework for the software developer. GNOME is included in...

GNOME 2.0 Desktop Released

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Thanks to SYBOLD for the heads up. The GNOME Foundation today released version 2.0 of the GNOME Desktop and Developer Platform at the Ottawa Linux Symposium. With the inclusion of GNOME 2.0...

GNOME 2.0 Desktop RC2

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A number of release critical issues were resolved after Release Candidate 1, so to ensure adequate testing and review before GNOME 2.0 Desktop Final, we've made a second release candidate for wider testing. RC2 should...

Gnome 2.0 RC1

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If you, like thousands of other linux users use Gnome, then you'll be excited to read here that Gnome 2.0 RC1 has been released! The links below provide a vast wealth of information; also, it...

GNOME 2.0 Beta

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The first public beta release of the GNOME 2.0 Desktop is ready for your testing pleasure! It is available for immediate download. Please read the release notes first! Due for general consumption in March, the...

Gnome answers MS Cleartype(TM)

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Well, almost.. McVeigh revels in this posting at Gnotices site which reads: "GDKFXT transparently adds anti-aliased font support to GTK+-1.2. Once you have installed it, you can run any (well, nearly any) existing GTK+ binary...

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