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.

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…