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Warez-bb Blocked in India?view story

http://www.chaaps.com – A bad news for pirates…. World’s biggest and most visited pirate forum Warez-bb.Org is now unreachable in India.  Looks like many ISP’s like Airtel, Tata etc have blacklisted the domain. While the website is still reachable through the proxy but the contents are unavailable as Warez-bb team has blocked proxy connections. (General)

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As Expected, Nokia and HP Betray Linux Under Microsoft-sympathetic New Leadershipview story

http://techrights.org – Greek military junta of 1967–1974 Summary: Microsoft may be organising a coup against Linux, especially inside some of its very top supporters, and evidence from the news concurs “Nokia’s MeeGo device chief quits,” reports Engadget. (General)

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Microsoft’s Debt is Growing and More Layoffs Likely Imminent Based on Steve Ballmer’s Remarksview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft still surrenders its American troops for people overseas whose work conditions and wages will be relatively atrocious EXPECT MORE Microsoft layoffs very shortly but also expect Microsoft to conceal those by hiring people (replacements) in places where wages are a lot cheaper. (General)

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GNOME sysadmins: Infrastructure Downtime: 2010-10-06 10:00am EST – 11:00am ESTview story

http://blogs.gnome.org – The GNOME Infrastructure Team is planning regular maintenance for Wed 2010-10-06 at 10:00am EST (UTC -4). (Software)

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How to install latest version of banshee music player in ubuntu 10.10/10.04/9.10 using PPAview story

http://www.ubuntugeek.com – Banshee is an open-source media player, originally called Sonance until 2005[2]. Built upon Mono and Gtk#, it uses the Helix and GStreamer multimedia platform for encoding and decoding various media formats, including Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and FLAC. (HowTos)

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Development: GNOME 2.91.0 tarballs needed by Mondayview story

http://permalink.gmane.org – Hello everyone. The excitement starts again, we are diving into another development cycle. This time, the wild ride will take us all the way to GNOME 3, so better fasten your seatbelts, and get your modules building by Monday. (Software)

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GNOME sysadmins: Hello World!view story

http://blogs.gnome.org – I don’t even know where to start! There have been a lot of changes and improvements going on within the GNOME Sysadmin Team lately, and I thought I should share a few of the things we’ve been working on, as well as some of the changes we have planned. First of all, as Olav mentioned in our inaugural post, I’ve been hired as the GNOME part-time Sysadmin. (Software)

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Ubuntu 10.10 RC Available for Download Nowview story

http://news.softpedia.com – A few minutes ago, the Ubuntu development team unleashed the Release Candidate (RC) version of the up-coming Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) operating system, due for release in October 10th, 2010. As usual, we've downloaded a copy of it in order to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 10.10 development. What's new in ... (read more) (General)

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First Earth-like exoplanet found inside habitable zoneview story

http://www.itwire.com – A team of U.S. astronomers has discovered a planet that is only a bit more massive than Earth, and they found it in the parent star's habitable zone, so it has the potential of harboring life. This is big news because the exoplanet is the first Earth-like planet found in the so-called Goldilocks Zone.   (IT news)

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Next Debian release will be called “Wheezy” (Debian 7.0)view story

http://www.debianadmin.com – Squeeze has been frozen for some time now, and hopefully will be released by the end of the year, and today the Debian team has revealed the name of the next Debian release 7.0: Wheezy. Freeze status ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Squeeze has been frozen for some time now, and the previously mentioned relaxed attitude towards new releases will be hardened. (Distributions)