LinuxCon Europe CFP Ends July 8


The Linux Foundation's first LinuxCon Europe, co-located with the Kernel Summit, will be held October 26-28 in Prague, Czech Republic. LinuxCon Europe and the Embedded Linux Conference call for participation ends next week.

CloudAge Site Launches


Linux New Media USA announced today's launch of CloudAge, its new cloud portal for IT professionals. The site, sponsored by ADMIN Magazine, will deliver feature technical articles, blogs, video, whitepapers, and webcasts on cloud and virtualization topics.

First Annual DefCon Kids Event


First DefCon Kids event to be co-located with DefCon 19 in August.

Linux Mint 11 Fresh Release: Katya


The Linux Mint team announces its cool new version 11, aka "Katya."

Canonical Chief Designer Hits the Road


Ubuntu's head designer, Ivanka Majic, is leaving for an extended motorcycle trip through America, and whether she will return to Canonical remains unclear.

W3C Last Call for HTML5 Review


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) sends out last call for public review of HTML5 specifications.

BackTrack 5 "revolution" Rolls Out


BackTrack, an Ubuntu-based penetration-testing distribution, offers "major improvements" over previous releases, including support for 32- and 64-bit architectures, KDE 4, Gnome, and Fluxbox.

Ubuntu Makes Lubuntu Official Derivative


Lubuntu now officially supported Ubuntu derivative.

Ubuntu Cloud: A Single Mission


During his Tuesday, UDS-O (Ubuntu Developer Summit), Ubuntu Server Motivations, plenary Session, Robbie Williamson, Ubuntu Server Team Manager for Canonical announced various forward looking Ubuntu Cloud strageties.

UDS Budapest: Accessibility and User Experience Take Center Stage


The Budapest Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS-O) kicked off on Monday, May 9, at the Corinthia Hotel. "Accessibility is one of our core values as a project," Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth said in his keynote address, as he acknowledged the Unity documentation team contributions to the 11.04 release. After briefly looking back at the "Natty Narwhal" Ubuntu release, Shuttleworth set his sights on the upcoming release, saying, "Our goal, our mission is 200-million Ubuntu users in four years."