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.

Design a Pet Competition!

A chance to design your very own pet to feature in game!

Survival Horror Sandbox Centration Is Out for Linux with a 15% Discount

Centration, a multiplayer survival horror sandbox game developed by Angry Engineers Entertainment, is now available on Steam for Linux with a 15% discount.According to the developers, players will be able to join dozens of others from all over the world to crew a space station in orbit around a gas-giant in the far-flung solar system, Keplar-16. The main goal is to survive by any means necessary.“Join your friends and thousands of other players from around the world to crew space-station…

Solomon’s General Store – RuneScape through the Ages

Visit Solomon’s General Store and pick up a player-designed emote celebrating and revisiting the vast and varied history of RuneScape through the ages!

Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO

Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves. … Continue reading

Community Chronicle – 03/04/14

Read on for details on some exciting community events, new videos, live streams, and a huge player visit.

KDE Frameworks 5 Beta 1 Officially Released

The KDE Community has announced that KDE Frameworks 5 Beta 1 has been released, marking yet another step towards the end of the old KDE Platform 4.

A new development version of KDE Frameworks 5 has been released, and more pieces are coming into play. Even so, we should dismiss KDE Platform 4, which is doing a great job for now. In fact, only a day ago, a new version was released in the stable branch of KDE, 4.12.4.

“To ease the porting of KDE Platform 4 based applications, the Framewo…

How to install Linux Mint on your XP PC

Installing Linux Mint on an XP PC is something any Windows power user can do. Read more ….

Technical Glitches

Unfortunately some technical glitches are causing issues in game and also on the forum.

How to Change Umask Value Permanently in Linux

The following tutorial will teach all Linux users how to permanently change the Umask value in their operating systems. It is recommended especially for fresh installations (see below why).

What is Umask? Well, we can tell you that UMASK stands for User Mask or User file-creation MASK, and it is the default permissions base used for newly created files and folders.

The above translates into the ability of any Linux-based operating system to add a default set of permissions for new files (in…

Free to Play HiScores, Action Bar Sharing and Clan Messaging

Free players are back on RuneScape’s HiScores. You can also share your best action bar setups with friends, and broadcast important messages to your clan!

Solomon’s General Store – Shadow Heroes

Visit Solomon’s General Store today and pick up the Shadow Heroes; four new shadow-themed outfits inspired by some of RuneScape’s greatest heroes!

Beautiful Zukitwo Theme Is the First One for GNOME 3.12

Zukitwo, a beautiful theme designed for GNOME 3.12 that makes use of the GTK2 engine Murrine and the GTK2 pixbuf engine, is now at version 2014.03.29. The Zukitwo theme has been updated shortly after the release of GNOME 3.12 and it’s probably the first theme to support the new version of GNOME. A lot of other themes will probably follow soon, but coincidentally Zukitwo is also one of the best ones around. According to the changelog the GNOME 3.12 update is practically the only thing t…

GNOME 3.12 Released, ‘Sup Apache, King of Office

There was so much news today, I couldn’t fit it all into one post. Several interesting software topics surfaced today as well. First up, Glyn Moody asks, What’s Up with Apache Web Server? Jack Germain test-drove a new Linux office suite. And GNOME 3.12 was released! GNOME 3.12 was announced today at the home of […]

The Final Beta Is Out For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr”

The final beta release is out of the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” Long-Term Support release… Read more at Phoronix

SUSE Releases Source-Code For kGraft Live Kernel Patching

Nearly two months ago SUSE announced a new way of live-patching the Linux kernel for reducing system downtime in cases of minor kernel changes or security fixes to avoid rebooting the system. This alternative to Ksplice is now publicly available, inclu…