Adobe’s Open Source Tightrope Walk

Open source software continues to gain momentum — but what is not growing is an open desire among individual software developers to port their commercial Windows wares to Linux. Open source support is not a mere in or out decision. Some software makers shape their business models to take advantage of open source support for some products but not others.

Git 2.0 Test Releases Begin With Many Changes

Junio Hamano has made for an exciting weekend with the announcement of Git 2.0.0-rc0, the first test release of the upcoming Git 2.0 release that will have features breaking backward compatibility with Git 1.x…

Millie Casual Puzzle Game Lands on Steam for Linux with a 30% discount

Millie, a casual puzzle game developed and published by Forever Entertainment S. A., has been released on Steam for Linux.Millie is a beautiful puzzle game that features beautiful diverse levels, 3 totally different environments, numerous power-ups and helpers, lots of mini-games, and much more.Rumor has it that the local Aviation School is accepting new recruits for a pilot course. Seeing an opportunity to make your dreams come true, you seize the moment and embark on a journey of your life. …

A brief word on the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug

With the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug still making headlines around the world we thought you would like to know the status of Mageia 3 and 4. All the following updates included a Heartbleed fix backported from openssl-1.0.1g openssl-1.0.1e-1.5.mga3.i586.rpm dated 7 April … Continue reading

How to install Roundcube on your ISPConfig3 server on CentOS 6

How to install Roundcube on your ISPConfig3 server on CentOS 6
This tutorial has been created for those who have installed The Perfect Server – CentOS 6.4 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3] and wish to have alternative webmail application – Roundcube. You may still …

Wine 1.7.17 Released

The Wine development release 1.7.17 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

More implementations for the Task Scheduler.
C runtime made more compatible by sharing source files.
Fixes in the Mac OS X joystick support.
Various bug fixes…

Bumper Weekend of Streaming

A full Easter weekend of streaming comes to you thanks to Iamhuman, Mod Lee and Mod Mat K.

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS has been released along with all the other flavors of Ubuntu and it’s based on GNOME 3.10. We prepared a screenshot tour to illustrate some of the features.

The developers had to implement the 3.10 branch of GNOME in the latest version of the distribution because the cycle for the 3.12 release didn’t coincide with the Ubuntu development cycle.

“Ubuntu GNOME Team has gone the extra miles by putting extraordinary efforts to the point, the team was ready…

LibreOffice Conference 2015 Call for Locations will open soon

Berlin, April 16, 2014 – The Document Foundation (TDF) will open the Call for Locations for the LibreOffice Conference 2015 on May 1st, 2014. Candidate cities will be able to submit proposals during May and June 2014. Details of the Call for Locations are available on the TDF Wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Events/2015/LibreOffice_Annual_Conference/Call_for_Location. The location of the 2015 […]

Earth: Year 2066 First-Person Apocalyptic Survival Game Released on Linux

Earth: Year 2066, a first-person survival game developed and published by Killing Day Studios, has been released on Steam for Linux. If you think that there aren’t enough first-person sci-fi apocalyptic games out there, then Earth: Year 2066 is just for you. In all fairness, the game does look rather good, as opposed to many similar titles that have been launched until now. The game is in the Steam Early Access program and the developers are still working on it. This shouldn’t prevent …

Community Chronicle – 17/04/14

Welcome to the latest Community Chronicle. Every fortnight, we round up the most exciting, art, videos – and more – fresh from the RuneScape community!

SystemRescueCd 4.2.0 Recovery Distro Now Available for Download

François Dupoux announced a new release of his popular SystemRescueCd Linux-based operating system for rescue and recovery tasks has been made available, raising the version number to 4.2.0.SystemRescueCd is a very famous Linux distribution that has been developed with a single purpose in mind, to be a system rescue disk that is able to run from bootable CD-ROM or USB stick. As the name implies, this OS is only useful after your computer has already crashed and you really need the data….

Google Mounts $100K Project Ara Dev Challenge

Google announced a $100,000 developers’ challenge prize on Wednesday, the second day of its Project Ara modular phone developers’ conference. The top two runners-up will get all-expenses paid trips for two or three people to the next Ara devcon — there will be a few more held this year — and guaranteed hardware for the project, said Project Ara lead Paul Eremenko.

WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the […]

KDE Releases Applications and Development Platform 4.13

April 16 2014 – The KDE Community proudly announces the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering new features and fixes. Major improvements are made to KDE’s Semantic Search technology, benefiting many applications. With Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Development Platform frozen and receiving only long term support, those teams are focusing on the transition to Frameworks 5. This release is translated into 53 languages; more languages are expected to be added in subsequent monthly minor bugfix releases.

KDE Applications 4.13 Benefit From The New Semantic Search, Introduce New Features

The KDE Community is proud to announce the latest major updates to the KDE Applications delivering new features and fixes. Kontact (the personal information manager) has been the subject of intense activity, benefiting from the improvements to KDE’s Semantic Search technology and bringing new features. Document viewer Okular and advanced text editor Kate have gotten interface-related and feature improvements. In the education and game areas, we introduce the new foreign speech trainer Artikulate; Marble (the desktop globe) gets support for Sun, Moon, planets, bicycle routing and nautical miles. Palapeli (the jigsaw puzzle application) has leaped to unprecedented new dimensions and capabilities. read the announcement.

KDE Development Platform 4.13 Introduces Improved Semantic Search

The KDE Development Platform libraries are frozen and receive only bugfixes and minor improvements. The upgrade in the version number for the Development Platform is only for packaging convenience. All bug fixes and minor features developed since the release of Applications and Development Platform 4.11 have been included. The only major change in this release is the introduction of an improved Semantic Search, which brings better performance and reliability to searching on the Linux Desktop.

Development of the next generation KDE Development Platform—called KDE Frameworks 5—is in beta stage. Read this article to find out what is coming and see here for the latest announcements.

Improved Semantic Search

The major new addition to the KDE Development Platform is the next generation Semantic Search. To maintain compatibility, this is included as a new component rather than a replacement for the previous Semantic Search. Applications need to be ported to the new search component; most KDE Applications have already been ported. Downstream distributions can decide whether or not to ship the deprecated Semantic Search alongside the new version.

The improvements to search bring significant benefits in terms of faster, more relevant results, greater stability, lower resource usage and less data storage. The upgrade requires a one-time database migration that will take a few minutes of increased processing power.

Spread the Word

Non-technical contributors are an important part of KDE’s success. While proprietary software companies have huge advertising budgets for new software releases, KDE depends on people talking with other people. Even for those who are not software developers, there are many ways to support the 4.13 releases. Report bugs. Encourage others to join the KDE Community. Or support the nonprofit organization behind the KDE community.

Please spread the word on the Social Web. Submit stories to news sites, use channels like delicious, digg, reddit, and twitter. Upload screenshots of your new set-up to services like Facebook, Flickr, ipernity and Picasa, and post them to appropriate groups. Create screencasts and upload them to YouTube, Blip.tv, and Vimeo. Please tag posts and uploaded materials with “KDE”. This makes them easy to find, and gives the KDE Promo Team a way to analyze coverage for the 4.13 releases.

Follow what is happening on the social web at the KDE live feed, buzz.kde.org. This site aggregates real-time activity from Twitter, YouTube, flickr, PicasaWeb, blogs, and other social networking sites.

Learning more and getting started

Find more details and download links in the announcement on the KDE website.

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Speed up apache webserver with mod_pagespeed and memcached on Debian 7 (Wheezy)

Speed up Apache webserver with mod_pagespeed and memcached on Debian 7 (Wheezy)
The page load time gets more and more important for websites to provide a better user experience and it is important for the search engine ranking as well. Google has …

Treasure Hunter – Easter Eggstravaganza

This weekend on Treasure Hunter, collect Easter eggs and use them to transform yourself into one of three adorable Easter critters!

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 363

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #363 for the week April 7 – 13, 2014, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Final Freeze for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (trusty) Ubuntu Stats UGJ-MX, 5-April-2014 San Francisco 14.04 Release Party on April 24th Costales: #startubuntu Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu 14.04 […]

WordPress 3.8.3 Maintenance Release

WordPress 3.8.3 is now available to fix a small but unfortunate bug in the WordPress 3.8.2 security release. The “Quick Draft” tool on the dashboard screen was broken in the 3.8.2 update. If you tried to use it, your draft would disappear and it wouldn’t save. While we doubt anyone was writing a novella using […]

Convert All Your Music with SoundKonverter 2.1.1

SoundKonverter, a frontend to various audio converters that can be used for different tasks, including CD ripping, has finally reached version 2.1.1.

SoundKonverter supports a large number of formats, such as flac, mp3, m4a, wma, ac3, and many others. If the user tries to convert a file that is not supported, the application will inform them which backend needs installation.

The developers of SoundKonverter have been adding small changes and features in the past few months, and now a stable …