Get your Free Goblin Basher at 7-Eleven!

Redeem a blue RuneScape pre-paid card from 7-Eleven at its highest denomination and get your hands on the goblin basher, a mace with an adjustable Attack level!

One Week Until Lubuntu 14.04: Lightweight, LTS, Tidy Overview & Screenshots

With Ubuntu 14.04 closing in to the release date, which is set for April 17th, I took Lubuntu for a spin from the daily live ISO image. Lubuntu is the most lightweight distribution in the Ubuntu family (the other one being Xubuntu which uses Xfce), using LXDE (Lightweight X Desktop Environment), as well as a […]

Podcast – Story Exposed: Part 1

A glimpse behind the curtain of RuneScape, focusing on the development of the story.

Desperately Seeking Linux Programmers

Help Wanted: computer programmers needed to code and maintain Linux systems. The Linux operating system and Linux servers are so widely used today that not enough Linux-trained coders and system techs exist. Software developers and enterprise IT departments have jobs but no takers. To fill this shortage, the Linux Foundation has partnered with edX to offer a free online course.

Card acceptance for UK online stores made easy

Many small businesses are still reluctant to accept credit and debit card payments on their online store, being somewhat intimidated by the process. And it is easy to understand why: getting a merchant account application processed and accepted can prove … Read more

Thunderbolt Driver For Apple MBP Systems Gets Updated

Experimental Linux kernel code for providing a Thunderbolt driver that works on Apple MacBook Pro systems has been updated and is still hopeful for its eventual mainline kernel inclusion…

Streamers and BTS Video 100 – Gorillas and Cabbages

In this week’s BTS video, ask yourself, gorilla or cabbage? Also, win T-shirts and satisfy your Twitch itch with our list of featured streamers.

Upgraded Kernel & Mesa Yield A Big Boost For Athlon R3 Graphics

Yesterday I delivered the first Linux benchmarks of the AMD Athlon 5350 with Radeon R3 Graphics. Benchmarks of the socketed Kabini APU are ongoing at Phoronix in a variety of different software and hardware configurations. The tests that have just wrapped up today are checking out the performance when upgrading the Linux kernel and Mesa […]

Zorin OS Lite 8.1 Is the Perfect OS for Users with Old PCs Running from Windows XP

Zorin OS, an Ubuntu-based operating system aimed at Windows users who are switching over to Linux, has just received a Lite version designed for people with low-end hardware. Read more ….

LibreOffice 4.2.3 is now available for download

Berlin, April 10, 2014 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.2.3, the third minor release of the LibreOffice 4.2 family. LibreOffice 4.2.3 “Fresh” is the most feature rich version of the software, and is suited for early adopters willing to leverage a larger number of innovations. For enterprise deployments and for more conservative users, The […]

NVIDIA 331.67 Stable Linux Driver Officially Released

NVIDIA has just announced that a new stable version of its driver for the Linux platform, 331.67, has been released and is now available for download.

This latest driver update arrives only a day after the previous Beta release, which caused quite a stir because it featured the option to overclock the video card. It may not seem like much but, in fact, this is actually great progress for the NVIDIA drivers.

The new feature is untested and it’s not present in the current NVIDIA release from t…

Firefox OS and Medic Mobile use the Web to Connect the World to Healthcare

At Mozilla, we are dedicated to putting the power of the Web in people’s hands in support of our mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web. We’re pleased to announce today that we’re partnering with Medic Mobile, … Continue reading

ARM Adopts Using The LLVM/Clang Compiler

ARM Compiler 6 is beginning to use the LLVM/Clang compiler…

RuneRadio – Mod Giara – 10th April, 16:00 BST

Mod Giara will be on RuneRadio today at 16:00 BST, taking your questions and playing his favourite tunes.

GNOME: GNOME West Coast Summit Starts Today

The first GNOME event on the USA West Coast starts today. Held in San Francisco, the GNOME West Coast Summit brings together many senior members of the project for high-level technical discussions and planning. Major topics on the agenda for the event include Wayland, KDbus, application sandboxing, and application developer experience.

The summit is a great opportunity for those on the West Coast to get involved in ongoing GNOME initiatives. Participants from Intel, Red Hat, Yorba, Google, Endless Mobile and Elementary OS will be in attendance.

Several open evening events have been organized to coincide with the summit. On Wednesday there will be a local community meet-up, then on Thursday there will be another evening event at Noisebridge. Anyone in the local area should feel free to stop by – details are on the wiki.

Many thanks to Endless Mobile for providing the venue for the event.

FOSS Community Hustles to Fix Gaping Heartbleed Flaw

A flaw in OpenSSL that has been around since 2011, the Heartbleed Bug, lets hackers steal information protected by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. Codenomics, which co-discovered the flaw at about the same time as Google’s Neel Mehta, tested some of its own services and found it could steal “the secret keys used for our X.509 certificates, user names and passwords” and more.

WordPress 3.9 Release Candidate

As teased earlier, the first release candidate for WordPress 3.9 is now available for testing! We hope to ship WordPress 3.9 next week, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 3.9 yet, there’s no time like the present. (Please, not on a production site, unless you’re adventurous.) To test WordPress 3.9 […]

More Linux Suggestions and Mozilla Outrage

Today in Linux news saw two main themes. Several more articles turned up suggesting Linux for abandoned XP users. In addition, outrage ensues after Mozilla CEO and javascript author is forced to resign his position in response to pressure from activist groups and Mozilla employees. Additionally, The Register is running an article explaining how Microsoft […]

The Humongous DRM Graphics Pull For Linux 3.15 Was Submitted

The very large DRM pull request for the Linux 3.15 kernel was submitted just moments ago with significant updates to the open-source Linux graphics drivers…

Lessons Learned from Mozilla’s Edgy Eich Episode

It seems fair to say that we here in the Linux blogosphere are no strangers to difficult topics, but over the past few weeks FOSS fans have been struggling with what may be one of the trickiest yet. It is, of course, the matter of Brendan Eich. Cofounder of Mozilla, creator of JavaScript, Mozilla CTO for years and then CEO for just 10 days, Eich’s term at the helm was cut short as a result of a firestorm of protest.