Welcome to FOSS Friday, where we look at what has been happening in the world of Free and Open Source Software.
Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 2 Released
The second alpha of Ubuntu 10.10 has been released. It does not differ much from the first alpha visually but it came with some new features underneath. One big feature that it came with is the support for Btrfs. It also has a new application and file menu with the Unity interface.
Ubuntu Installed In Nexus One and HTC HD2
The guys at NexusOneHacks.net have installed Ubuntu in Nexus One without destroying the Android system. And in a related news, the hackers at the XDA Forums have succeeded in installing Ubuntu in HTC HD2. Looks like everyone want to have Ubuntu on their smartphone.
Wine 1.2 Reaches Its Sixth Release Candidate
The release of Wine 1.2 is long overdue. However, the developers are working hard on it and they have released the 6th release candidate. It features a lot of bug fixes and is quite usable.
Kubuntu Netbook Remix Discontinued
The Kubuntu Team have decided to merge Kubuntu Netbook Remix into Kubuntu Desktop. This means that the Kubuntu Netbook Remix brand has been discontinued although, netbook support will still continue.
New Ubuntu Fonts To Be Available For Public Testing On 8th August
Canonical Design has released new fonts for Ubuntu 10.10. It is currently in a private beta and only Ubuntu members have access to it. However, it will be available for public testing from 8th August.
Tips & Tricks
Install Transmission 2.0 In Ubuntu
Transmission is the default bit torrent client for Ubuntu. Transmission 2.0 has been released with new features. Click on the link below to learn how to install it.
Get Faster Download Speeds for Ubuntu Packages with Synaptic
Ubuntu has a great network of mirrors all over the world, allowing you to download updates from a server geographically close to wherever you are. However, in the age of broadband, the speed of your connection and ….
How To Compile rekonq 0.5 In Kubuntu
rekonq, the KDE web-browser which is going to replace Konqueror in Kubuntu 10.10, has just got its first stable release as rekonq 0.5. Right now, it is available only as a source and binaries are not yet available …..
With this we conclude this week’s FOSS Friday.