Watch WordCamp San Francisco Livestream

WordCamp San Francisco is the official annual WordPress conference, gathering the community every year since 2006. This is the time when Matt Mullenweg addresses the community in his annual State of the Word presentation – a recap of  the year in WordPress and giving us a glimpse into its future. This year the speaker lineup is stellar. There will be talks by […]

ownCloud Ubuntu Package Affected By Multiple Critical Security Issues, Nobody To Fix It

ownCloud developer Lukas Reschke has sent an email to the Ubuntu Devel mailing list, requesting that ownCloud (server) is removed from the Ubuntu repositories because the package is old and there are multiple critical security bugs for which no fixes have been backported. He adds that:”Those security bugs allows an unauthenticated attacker to gain complete […]

Fix Brightness Getting Reset (To A Very Low Value Or Maximum) On Reboot In Ubuntu

If your laptop’s brightness is not saved and is set to a very low value or to maximum, each time you reboot and / or when you log out, read on for a fix / workaround.In both Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10, my laptop’s brightness is not saved between sessions and is reset to a very […]

Development: GNOME 3.15.1 unstable tarballs due (and more) (responsible: mclasen)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.15.1 unstable tarballs due
* Feature proposals discussion heats up

Tarballs are due on 2014-10-27 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.15.1
unstable release, which will be delivered o…

Ubuntu MATE Sees Its First Release (14.10)

Along with the other flavors, Ubuntu MATE 14.10 was released today. This is an unofficial (it will most probably become an official Ubuntu flavor in the near future) MATE-based Ubuntu flavor, “ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor”, which had its very […]

Ubuntu 14.10 Available For Download

Ubuntu 14.10 is now available for download. This release doesn’t ship with any new Unity features and it includes mostly bug fixes. Still, there are some under the hood changes and of course, updated applications.Unity 7As you probably already know if you’ve been following WebUpd8 or basically any Ubuntu-related blogs, Ubuntu 14.10 ships with almost […]

How to harness eBay for cross-border sales

If you’re an online merchant looking to expand your success, look no further than selling internationally. As consumers become more connected, they want the ability to buy anytime anywhere. It’s why cross-border transactions (CBT) has become a large opportunity of … Read more

Reading and Writing and Open Source

Digital textbooks with open-licensed content — and sometimes even complete open source textbooks — are starting to change the way students and teachers interact with subject material. The budget-busting prices of traditional printed textbooks and the ubiquity of mobile devices have provided textbook authors and educators with convincing reasons to give students an alternative.

Drupal.org Maintenance: Oct 23rd 14:00 PDT (21:00 UTC)

Drupal.org will be affected by maintenance Thursday, October 23rd 14:00 PDT, 21:00 UTC.
An increase of the MySQL innodb_buffer_pool_size will cause a short downtime for Drupal.org while MySQL is restarted. We plan on a 30 minute window of potential ins…

Using pop-ups for your online store: best practices and examples for 2015

Today we tackle a controversial topic: pop-ups. They have earned themselves a bad reputation as many find them annoying and intrusive. However, they are staging a revival through many popular websites. But do pop-ups really work? Today, we will demonstrate … Read more

5 Holiday Emails Every Ecommmerce Site Should Be Sending

Consumers are going to begin receiving an avalanche of emails for seasonal deals in a matter of weeks–if they haven’t already! We’ve put together 5 emails to help you stand out from the crowd–and 5 tips to keep you from … Read more

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board meeting of October 10th, 2014

= Minutes for Friday, October 10th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on October 24th, 2014 at 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Rosanna Yuen
* Marina Zhurakhinskaya
* Jeff Fortin
* Karen Sandler
* Andrea Veri
* Sriram Ramkri…

Treasure Hunter: Halloween – From This Weekend

Get ghostweave fabric on Treasure Hunter and make six ghostly outfits. Then, go trick or treating for some sweet in-game rewards!

Ubuntu 15.04 Codename Announced: Vivid Vervet

The development codename of an Ubuntu release takes the form “Adjective Animal”. Initially these weren’t in alphabetic order – until Dapper DRAKE (6.06).Mark Shuttleworth has announced the codename for the next Ubuntu release (15.04): Vivid Vervet:”Vexatious at times, volant and vogie at others, a vervet gets in anywhere and delights in teasing cats and dogs […]

Tor GUI `SelekTOR` Sees New Major Release

SelekTOR, an open source Java-based GUI front-end for Tor, was updated to version 3.12 (now 3.12e) recently and it includes new advanced options as well as a new Tor Monitor panel that shows the Tor client startup info and its current status.For those not familiar with SelekTOR, here’s a quick list of features:automatically sets up […]

Unity Privacy Indicator 0.4 Released With New Privacy Settings

Privacy Indicator was updated recently with new privacy settings, such as enabling / disabling the Ubuntu GeoIP service or storing HUD usage data, clear Alt-F2 history and more.For those not familiar with Privacy Indicator, this is an Ubuntu AppIndicator especially created for Unity, which allows you to control various privacy aspects.Until this release, the indicator […]

3 Must-Follow Rules For Addressing Your Online Store’s Customer Complaints

Customer complaints are not fun nor are they easy to deal with. However, when handled correctly, these complaints can help you build customer loyalty and improve your business overall. To help you become a master at handling customer complaints, we’ve … Read more

Death’s Door – Halloween Event

Show some ghosts Death’s Door in this year’s Halloween event, and earn ghost-hunting gear as your reward. Play it now in RuneScape!

Wine 1.7.29 Released

The Wine development release 1.7.29 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

Support for shaping and BiDi mirroring in DirectWrite.
Some page fault handling fixes.
A few more C runtime functions.
Various bug fixes.

The source is avail…

Development: New feature proposals period end

Hello all,

New feature proposals period end

For more information about 3.15, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.15
page:
http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable

For a quick overview …