Mozilla has officially released Thunderbird 31.0, an email and RSS client, for all the available platforms, and the developers have actually made a number of improvements to the application. The first version has been released in the Thunderbird 31.x branch, but unlike some of the previous updates, this one actually brings something interesting. It’s been a while since Thunderbird received any real improvements, but that’s not exactly Mozilla’s fault. The company announced a while ago that i… (read more)
Take a nostalgia trip and revisit the void with my new line of retro armour.
GNU Compiler Collection developers are beginning to come to a consensus that GCC 5.0 will be released in 2015…
Mesa, an open source implementation of the OpenGL specification and a system for rendering interactive 3D graphics, is now at version 10.2.4.
Mesa 10.2.4 is the next iteration in the series and implements the OpenGL 3.3 API. This means that some drivers might not support the specifications for the latest Mesa. This build integrates quite a few fixes and changes and it’s one of the biggest releases in the last few months.
According to the changelog, a number of geometry shader memory leaks ha… (read more)
Thorsten Behrens, Chairman of the Board at The Document Foundation, has announced the elections for the Membership Committee.
all members of The Document Foundation are called to vote on a new Membership Committee. Therefore, the Board of Directors hereby announces the elections to the Membership Committee with the following timeline:
Members of The Document Foundation as of 2014-07-01 are eligible to vote in the elections, and any eligible voter can also be elected to the Membership Committee. Members may self-nominate.
To announce your candidacy, send a message to email@example.com with your full name, e-mail, corporate affiliation (if any), and a description of your reasons for
Available slots will be filled by a single transferable vote system, seats filled in decreasing order of preference. This election is according to our statutes, and the term of office is two years.
All discussion related to the elections should be held on firstname.lastname@example.org where members are invited to ask questions to one or all candidates. Instructions explaining how to vote will be sent via e-mail to all eligible voters in time before the election.
The board will announce preliminary results as soon as possible after the elections close, along with instructions on how to access the votes archive and how to independently verify the vote count.
Any eligible voter may challenge the preliminary results by e-mailing email@example.com within the aforementioned deadline. Once any challenges have been resolved, the board shall announce the final results.
Any questions regarding these procedures should be directed to the board by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to all candidacies, and would like to thank you for your work, engagement and dedication for The Document Foundation!
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Linus Torvalds has went ahead and done his usual weekly release candidate update to the latest in-development Linux kernel…
Check out the first version of our Adventurer’s Log redesign, as voted for by you! Plus, get involved with our future plans.
RuneScape’s RuneFest 2014 competition has had its entries – now it’s your chance to choose our top five!
How to Install and Use SVN with apache dav_svn on Ubuntu 14.04This tutorial explains the process of installing and using SVN on Ubuntu 14.04 as per steps outlined below. Subversion is a popular open source version control system that enables users to record the history of source files and documents, and manage files and directories over a period of time. It is akin to a tree of files being placed into a central repository on the lines of a regular file server, barring that each modification made to these files and directories is always remembered.
Two factor authentication with Yubikey for harddisk encryption with LUKS
The yubikey is a cool device that is around for a while and several of us know it and love it. It is a device that is recognizes as a USB HID device and can emit one time passwords on a button press.
Quite for a while the yubikey supports a challenge response mode, where the computer can send a challenge to the yubikey and the yubikey will answer with a response, that is calculated using HMAC-SHA1.
This week KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the third and last in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.13 series. This release also includes an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.11. Both releases contain only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. Beneath these releases KDE announced the second beta of the 4.14 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested!
On the language front Farsi (Persian) reached the essential criteria and thus will be again part of this release. Kopete has some important fixes: formatting messages when OTR plugin is loaded but not used for encrypting messages in the chat window and generating HTML messages with the Jabber protocol.
More than 40 recorded bugfixes include improvements to Personal Information Management suite Kontact, Umbrello UML Modeller, the desktop search functionality, web browser Konqueror and the file manager Dolphin. A more complete list of changes can be found in KDE’s issue tracker.
To find out more about the 4.13 versions of KDE Applications and Development Platform, please refer to the 4.13 release notes.
The second beta release needs a thorough testing in order to improve quality and user experience. A variety of user styles is essential to maintaining high KDE quality, because developers cannot possibly test every configuration. User assistance helps find bugs early so they can be squashed before the final release. Please join the 4.14 team’s release effort by installing the beta and reporting any bugs. The official announcement has information about how to install the betas.
The GUADEC organization team is happy to announce the availability of the registration form  for the upcoming GUADEC to be held in Strasbourg, France at Epitech, a software engineer school in the heart of the city, is glad to welcome our community and host the venue  for the event! This year we are going to include a list of participants to the event online at . Once registered to the event do not forget we also provide a set of badges  you can use to share on your website! Let everyone know you are coming to such a great event held in one of the most beautiful cities of Europe! About GUADEC The GNOME Users And Developers European Conference (GUADEC), is an annual conference taking place in Europe, whose prime topic is the development of the GNOME desktop environment which sees many participants from all over the world.  https://www.guadec.org/register  https://www.guadec.org/venue  https://www.guadec.org/participant-list  https://www.guadec.org/media
In our last edition of the SEO Expert Series, we interviewed Rand Fishkin of Moz. Today, we have the pleasure of meeting with with Jon Henshaw, Co-Founder & CMO of Raven Internet Marketing Tools. You might have seen him speaking at the largest online marketing conferences such as PubCon, SMX, SearchFest, SES and others. He teamed up with PrestaShop Moderator, Lesley Paone of dh42 to give you his insights into how SEO, PrestaShop and ecommerce work together.
Thanks for reading, leave your comments below and stay tuned for more great tips from SEO Experts next week!
There is so much news today I’m not sure which to highlight first. Linux.com has a look at Linus Torvalds’ home office and a new paper describes fresh malware "Mayhem." X.Org Server 1.16 and GCC 4.9.1 have been released and the Plasma 5.1 development cycle has been officially kicked off. All this and some openSUSE, Ubuntu and Fedora tidbits here in tonight’s Linux news. Linus Torvalds is featured in a new video over at Linux.com giving a tour of his home / home office and speaking about some of his likes and dislikes and how he does things. He has a treadmill in front of his computer screen and keyboard yet later admits to being lazy. I have stacks of hard drives all over the place too just like Linus, I guess that makes me lazy too. Don’t miss it. Two foundational package saw new releases today. First, Phoronix.com covers the release of X.Org Server 1.16 by release manager Keith Packard today. It features Wayland and systemd support as well as other new features and lots of clean up. In other news, Jakub Jelinek announced the release of GCC 4.9.1, a bug-fix release. In KDE news today, Martin Grasslin today
Mod Chris L introduces Araxxor – the eight-legged menace who’ll be terrorising RuneScape later this month. Get ready for a beast of a boss fight!
More details on RuneFest 2014 tickets and how this year Bonds can cover your entire visit!
John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.5.5, the latest update of the Debian-based distribution that comes with a pre-configured VirtualBox for running Windows as a “guest” operating system: “Robolinux version 7.5.5 adds more privacy and safety for its users on the web. A large number of….
As a new online business owner, you’ll find that the more you learn about running an online store, the more there is to learn. From small tips and tricks to complete overhauls, you can always improve your online store. The front office display, user experience, marketing, SEO and social media are just a few areas to consider.
With an infinite amount of online resources to help you grow each area of your online business, which resource should you use? We’ve narrowed it down and compiled a list of 42 of the best resources to help you get started with your online store.
Introduction to Ecommerce
The first step to launching your online store is having your idea. Then get your ecommerce feet wet with these 6 easy reads. They cover the basics of starting an online store along with tips from experienced merchants.
Creating your Online Store
Now that you have a general idea of what running an online business will be like, you’re ready to get started! These articles will help you with the first steps of bringing your online store to life.
The appearance and usability of your online store plays an important role in your success. Get some inspiration for ecommerce designs that will capture visitors’ attention and convert them into customers.
Optimizing Product Pages
Now that you’re just about ready to launch, we’ve dedicated a section to one of the most important aspects of your online store: what you’re selling! Here are resources to help you create irresistible product pages.
SEO is a huge part of running an online business, it helps potential customers find your company and products. These articles will help you with understanding SEO, building a strategy and driving traffic to your new online shop.
Make your First Sale
After you launch your store, it’s all about making that elusive first sale. Here are 4 resources with tons of ideas to help do just that and to keep sales coming in.
Building a Brand via Social Media Networks
Now that you’re selling successfully, turn your online store into an online brand with social media. Discover which social media networks to use, how to generate content, and best practices for managing your accounts.
Solidify your Online Success
As you continue to grow your business, you’ll want to discover more ways to grow better, faster and stronger. Here are our last 6 resources to help you along. Join a community of online merchants, improve your time management, and use these tools to help run your business.
Which of these resources do you use? Did we forget any important ones? Let us know in the comments below.
Firefox OS has unlocked the mobile ecosystem and is quickly expanding across a broad range of devices and product categories in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Just one year after the first devices were launched, Firefox OS is now … Continue reading