Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ubuntu Home Server Edition Project

Ubuntu Home Server Edition has been established to facilitate a new Home Server Edition of Ubuntu. 

The idea of a Home Server Edition of Ubuntu was recently outlined in this thread on the official Ubuntu forums:
Ubuntu is a leading free operating system for use on personal computer and servers: Ubuntu.com

The UHS project is community driven. It is not (yet) an official Ubuntu project.


Ubuntu Home Server (UHS) will be an edition of the Ubuntu operating system which allows users to administer their home network. With Ubuntu Home Server you will be able to store all your music, songs and pictures in one central location, to access your files over the internet and to backup all the computers in your house.

The goal is to have a working release available with the upcoming Gutsy Gibbon release of Ubuntu (or perhaps Gutsy+1 at the latest).


The project was recently launched. Presently the specifications are under heavy development and work on several components has begun.


Monday, November 12, 2007

Fedora Linux - Games Live DVD

Fedora Games spin is a custom variant of Fedora targeted at Linux gamers. This is to demonstrate the gaming potential of Fedora without altering user's existing configuration. The Live DVD also allows installation to hard disk or USB flash. [fedoraproject.org]

Please submit any must-have games/utilites to the list below, and propose suggestions to fedora-games-list.

Download Fedora 8 Games Spin - http://spins.fedoraproject.org

Release Notes: 

  • Just a installable Live DVD for now. Might have a Live CD in the future.
  • A dialog box for 3d games in Fedora when DRI is not available to help new users. (see the README in opengl-games-utils).
  • A autodownloader for gaming content for same Fedora games.
  • Many 3D-intensive games, both on a "best-foot forward" theory and to act as a sort of hardware purchasing Shibboleth. Take the disc to the store. If the card you're considering won't run your favorite games with free and open source drivers, you'll know and can opt for another card.
  • Not just more mainstream action/puzzle/strategy games, but some educational and kid's games, as well as simulators.
  • Game Spin specific theme, release notes and Firefox bookmarks are being considered for a future spin. 
  • Google