LibreOffice 4.2.6 RC2 Now Ready for Testing

The Document Foundation has announced that the second Release Candidate version of LibreOffice 4.2.6 is now available for download and that users can test it.

The developers from The Document Foundation have multiple builds and they are used on various purposes. In this case, the 4.2.x branch of LibreOffice is used more for its stability and long life. If you want something that’s more advanced, you can try the 4.3.x branch, which is also in development.

According to the changelog, a missing…

Organize Your Digital Collection with Data Crow 4.0

Data Crow, a media cataloger and organizer that can be used to manage all your collections in one product, is now at version 4.0.

Data Crow is an application that allows users to create a huge database containing all the possible collectibles and to take advantage of the online services to retrieve the information at will.

According to the changelog, a new client-server mode has been added, a full standalone application server is now available, the Audio CD module and the Music Album module …

Canonical Closes Libtasn1 Exploits in All Ubuntu Supported OSes

Canonical has announced that a few Libtasn1 vulnerabilities in its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems have been identified and corrected.

The company has just released a new update for Libtasn1, through which a few problems have been corrected. The issues can be fixed by updating the system.

“It was discovered that Libtasn1 incorrectly handled certain ASN.1 data structures. An attacker could exploit this with specially crafted ASN.1 data and caus…

City of Toulouse Drops Microsoft Office for LibreOffice and Saves €1 Million ($1.34 Million)

The French city of Toulouse has migrated all its desktops to LibreOffice and saved €1 million ($1.34 million) in the process. More and more European cities are moving away from proprietary solutions to open source software in order to save money and to encourage people to use free applications. Cities from Germany, Italy, and Portugal made some very difficult choices and managed to adopt various open source solutions. Getting rid of proprietary software and installing a free application…

Ubuntu: 2296-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities

Several security issues were fixed in Thunderbird. Read more ….

GOG.com Offers Its First 50 Linux Games

The digital platform GOG.com now offers a number of Linux games and this event marks the entry of this new distribution service into the Linux market. GOG.com representatives said a few months ago that they also planned to provide Linux versions of their games, but the promise was made with a launch date set for the fall of 2014. It looks like they managed to get things done a little faster than anticipated and a number of 50 games now also have a Linux counterpart. “We’ve put much tim…

Dropbox 2.11.2 Brings a Better Linux Interface and Fixes

Dropbox 2.11.2, the experimental build of a client for an online service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere, has been released for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. The Dropbox client has received quite a lot of attention lately and its developers have finally managed to take a closer look at the Linux version of the client. It’s been a long time since the UI has been improved on the open source platform, but the latest changes are more than surprising. The interface …

Valve Releases Major Steam Beta Update with Improved Web Browser

Valve developers have released a Beta update, the first one in a new branch, and it looks like they have been very busy and they have made quite a few improvements.

New Steam Beta releases are not generally this big. The devs usually take their time and release smaller updates with just a few features and changes that can be tested in a timely manner.

This update touches on almost all of the aspects of the Steam client, including the Library, Big Picture, In-Home Streaming, Steam Music Beta,…

Unity 8 and Mir Updates Promoted by Ubuntu Developers

Canonical is working on the upcoming Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), but its developers are also trying to improve some technologies that haven’t made it just yet to the desktop version, such as Unity 8 and the Mir display server. Ubuntu users have been waiting for a long time to get a new major overhaul of Unity, the default desktop environment. Unity has been improved over the years, ever since its release back in 2011 for the desktop flavor of the distribution. Unity received a big update …

Oracle Linux 7.0 OS Has XFS as Default File System and Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3

The Oracle Linux 7.0 operating system has been released by Oracle and brings numerous new features and changes, like Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 and a new default file system. The Oracle developers have gone through a couple of Release Candidates for this new build of the distribution and now the final version has arrived. As expected, it’s packed with a ton of modifications, which include the new XFS as the default operating system, Btrfs as an alternative, Linux Containers (LXC)…

How to configure pam-radius for WiKID Two-factor Authentication on Centos 7

Securing SSH On Centos 7 With WiKID Two-Factor Authentication
SSH offers a highly secure channel for remote administration of servers. However, if you face an audit for regulatory or business requirements, such as Visa/Mastercard PCI, you need to be aw…

How To Install Nginx With PHP And MySQL (LEMP Stack) On CentOS 7

How To Install Nginx With PHP And MySQL (LEMP Stack) On CentOS 7
Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption….

Two factor authentication with Yubikey for harddisk encryption with LUKS

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 password…

Samba Server Installation and Configuration on CentOS 7

Samba Server Installation and Configuration on CentOS 7
This guide explains how to configure samba server on CentOS 7 with anonymous and secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print servi…

How To Install And Use The Chrome Remote Desktop Sharing Feature In Ubuntu

Chrome Remote Desktop Sharing feature in Ubuntu
In this tutorial I will introduce you with the Chrome remote Desktop sharing feature. This is an alternate as similar to team-viewer type property for sharing the screen with remote clients. It seems to b…

How to install GlusterFS with a replicated volume over 2 nodes on Ubuntu 14.04

How to install GlusterFS with a replicated volume over 2 nodes on Ubuntu 14.04
In this tutorial I will explain GlusterFS configuration in Ubuntu 14.04. GlusterFS is an open source distributed file system which provides easy replication over multip…

Install Apache, PHP And MySQL On CentOS 7 (LAMP)

Install Apache, PHP And MySQL On CentOS 7 (LAMP)
This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a CentOS 7.0 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support. LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP.

Contacts and events everywhere – successful syncing between thunderbird and android with Baikal

Contacts and events everywhere – successful syncing between thunderbird and android with Baikal
I got a new Android phone lately and was wondering how to handle my life. New phone, new chances, new life ;-)
I have a lots of contacts. I used to store a…

LXLE 14.04 review – new paradigms

LXLE has been kicking around for a while now and, for a supposedly lightweight distro, it’s looking fearsomely feature-packed right now. Having said that, it’s hard not to love LXLE, as it’s treading the line between resource efficiency and usability pretty well, and is borderline addictive when it comes to the DE itself. The clue’s […]

Is the IRS scheming to destroy open source projects?

In today’s open source roundup: The IRS targets open source projects. Plus: Install Linux Mint on your Macbook Air, and what’s new in Linux Deepin 2014. Read more ….