NVIDIA Drivers Fan Speed Alert


On the Ubuntu developer mailing list, Alberto Milone warns testers of the alpha version of Ubuntu 10.04 about problems with the resident NVIDIA driver versions 195.36.08 and 195.36.03.

If Dreams Were Real: Convergence of Distro and Kernel Versions


Mark Shuttleworth had a dream: the big Linux distros should agree to have version numbers identical to those of kernel components and refresh them every two years. The dream now is more real than ever.

Button Moving Script for Ubuntu 10.04


The new Ubuntu theme got a lot of community acclaim. However, a few commentators complained about a particular feature: the position of the buttons in the taskbar.

Mozilla Personas Turn into Personas Plus


The surprising success of Personas, which Mozilla Labs released as a beta in Firefox 3.6, has led to the rededication of the browser tool as Personas Plus.

March 31, 2010: Document Freedom Day


International free software organizations have declared the last Wednesday in March to be Document Freedom Day (DFD). Activities and information events will take place all over the world, including Canada, United Kingdom and the United States.

Ubuntu Developers Summit 2010 in Brussels in May


The next Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) takes place May 10-14 in Brussels, according to Jono Bacon, Ubuntu community manager.

Linux New Media Awards 2010 Presented at CeBIT


Markus Feilner, Klaus Knopper, and Jim Zemlin helped present the 2010 Linux New Media Awards at CeBIT. Winners accepted their awards on stage while the ceremony streamed live over the Internet.

CeBIT 2010: Linux Successes, Challenges


At the Open Source Forum of CeBIT 2010, the Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin named three reasons for Linux's success. He also identified three possible challenges for the free platform.

Call for Artist: Lucid Lynx


Would you like to see your Lucid Lynx illustration in the pages of Ubuntu User magazine? To have your art considered for Ubuntu User issue #5, submit two sample drawings of a "Lucid Lynx" by March 22, 2010, 5pm CST (GMT -6).

CeBIT 2010: Plug Computer with Ubuntu


The Cirrus Plug 3.0 from Ionics with 2GHz ARM processor, WLAN b/g, Bluetooth, and internal 120GB hard disk is about the size of a Coke can. The device is displayed at CeBIT Hall 2.