Aquaris E4.5 and E5 Ubuntu Editions debut in India with Snapdeal

The Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Editions to be sold through Indian online marketplace, Snapdeal Marks the inaugural launch of Ubuntu phone in India following a successful rollout of the Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Editions in Europe Phones will come preloaded with a number of scopes developed specifically for the Indian market […]

Maintenance | 13:00-16:00 UTC, 20th August

We would suggest avoiding risky in-game activity on affected worlds while maintenance is in effect.

Drupal 7.39 and 6.37 released

Drupal 7.39 and Drupal 6.37, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.39 and Drupal 6.37 release notes for further information.

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The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice in Guarani, to offer the free office suite in yet another native language

Berlin, August 19, 2015 – Following the announcement of LibreOffice 5.0, The Document Foundation (TDF) announces the availability of LibreOffice in Guarani, the language spoken by 80% of the population in Paraguay, and the official second language of the country. Guarani is spoken in parts of northeastern Argentina (Corrientes, Formosa,Misiones, eastern parts of the Province of […]

Linux AIO Now Lets You Have All the Linux Mint 17.2 Flavors in a Single ISO Image

The Linux AIO team, through Željko Popivoda, was happy to inform Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of an updated version of their Linux AIO Linux Mint Live DVD, now based on the recently released Linux Mint 17.2 distribution.

Linux AIO Linux Mint 17.2 includes all the official and community flavors of the Linux Mint 17.2 (Rafaela) operating system, such as Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon, Linux Mint 17.2 MATE, Linux Mint 17.2 KDE, and Linux Mint 17.2 Xfce. Bo…

Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! | Agosto 2015

La edición de Agosto 2015 de la Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! ya está aquí. Nuestros artículos para este mes:
Presentación del Editor
10 años de historia conjunta, por Guillermo Bravo
Hace 10 años vim…

Development Release: NetBSD 7.0-RC3

Soren Jacobsen has announced the availability of a new NetBSD 7.0 release candidate. The new development release, NetBSD 7.0-RC3, offers users a number of new features, particularly for people who run small hobbyist computers like the Raspberry Pi. "On behalf of the NetBSD release engineering team, it is….

WordPress 4.3 “Billie”

Version 4.3 of WordPress, named “Billie” in honor of jazz singer Billie Holiday, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.3 make it even easier to format your content and customize your site. Menus in the Customizer Create your menu, update it, and assign it, all while live-previewing in […]

Precise audio control with Fedora

Audio routing in Fedora is very flexible. This simple Sound settings panel comes with Fedora Workstation. It has everything most users need: But what if you want a little more power over the sound on your system? The PulseAudio system that handles audio… Continue Reading →

Robolinux 8.1 LTS MATE Edition Supports Windows 10 in Stealth VM, Based on Debian 8

The developers of the Robolinux project have announced the release and immediate availability of the MATE edition of Robolinux, a spin that promises to use less RAM than the Cinnamon edition introduced a while ago.

Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8 operating system, Robolinux 8.1 LTS MATE Edition is powered by Linux kernel 3.16, which means that it offers improved hardware support and graphics quality, as well as faster startup times. This version is LTS (Long-Term Sup…

Another KDE success story – the Incubator – Part 1

Over the past year or so KDE has taken a new approach to projects joining our “Umbrella” Namely the KDE Incubator. This new program aims to help projects with similar ideals to our existing projects join us with all that that implies.

The incubator couples a sponsor from the KDE community with a plan to move/migrate a project into the systems that KDE provides as a community including mailing lists, websites, code repositories, etc. One of the main responsibilities of the sponsor is to help the project’s members become part of the KDE community itself by guiding in any way required and helping with source code migration, mailing list migration and figuring out the other aspects of how the KDE community works.

One of the first projects to be incubated was Wiki2learn. It has also been one of the slower projects to migrate fully, but at this years Akademy has had some exposure that should help it grow further.

WikiToLearn (until a few days ago also known as WikiFM) wants to change the way we create and deliver educational content to students, developers, and learners in general.

We have three core objectives.

  1. Disseminating free, open and easily accessible scientific knowledge.
  2. Building a learning and publishing platform for high-quality content, created collaboratively.
  3. Integrating and collecting many existing resources on the different subjects, found both online and offline.

WikiToLearn is a platform where students, learners and key people in the academia can collaboratively create refine and re-assemble notes, lecture notes or even whole text books, tailored precisely to their needs. Our philosophy is in two simple sentences: “Knowledge only grows if shared” and we want you to “Stand on the shoulders of giants!”.

The effort was started as a purely personal project by a few students of the University of Milano-Bicocca, to collaboratively write lecture notes and free textbooks for our studies. In December 2013 we decided that we could tackle a global challenge: not only change our study career, but provide free and open textbooks to the whole world, created with the help of the best scientists in the world. For this challenge we needed big shoulders: a worldwide community with a track of positive stories of taking a project and leveraging it to success: KDE. We therefore decided to be the first group to join the KDE family through the incubation process. KDE helped us reaching a visibility we could only dream of: with its help we are now starting experimentations in a few universities around the globe, and key scientists from institutions such as CERN, Fermilab or Stanford are now daily contributors.

Check out the official announcement at Akademy 2015 (recommended) to know more and visit our homepage.

And in a few days we are going to tell you about another project that was successfully incubated. This project will be at the soon to be started Randa Meetings too so don’t forget to support us if you like what we do for you:

Donate to the KDE Sprints 2015 fundraising campaign

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Distribution Release: IPFire 2.17 Core Update 93

The developers of IPFire, an independent Linux distribution designed to be run on firewalls, VPNs and network gateways, have released IPFire 2.17 Core Update 93. The new release includes a number of bug fixes and expands support for dynamic DNS services. "This is the official release announcement of….

Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Enters Feature Freeze

The development cycle for the upcoming OTA update for Ubuntu Touch is coming to a close and developers are preparing to enter the final freeze stage.

When a project enters final freeze it usually means that new features are no longer accepted and that developers usually concentrate on working exclusively on bug fixes. They have a little over a week to get things sorted out, but with a little bit of luck the new updated won’t be delayed.

“The new custom tarball for both k…

Mozilla Webmaker, Meet the World

Mozilla is excited to announce that Webmaker for Android emerges from beta today. You can download the new version of our free, open source app from Google Play at mzl.la/webmaker. Mozilla built Webmaker to empower first-time smartphone users and mobile-first … Continue reading

KaOS 2015.8 Features a Superb Implementation of the Latest KDE Plasma

KaOS is a Linux distribution built from scratch that makes use of a customized KDE desktop environment and follows a rolling release model. An upgraded image of the distribution has been released and is now available for download.

KaOS is one of the few operating systems built from scratch that doesn’t use another distro as its base. It’s a lot more hard work for the developers, but it ensures that they have much more freedom to do as they please. Not being bound to a huge …

FreeBSD 10.2 Lands with GNOME 3.14.2 and KDE 4.14.3

FreeBSD, an operating system for x86, ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98, and UltraSPARC architectures, has been upgraded to version 10.2, which brings this development cycle to an end.

Users might forget from time to time that Linux is the not the only operating system out there and that BSD is alive and thriving. There are a number of BSD derivatives in production and FreeBSD is just one of them. Its developers are quite active, and updates are made all the time.

To make thing…

Distribution Release: KaOS 2015.08

The developers of KaOS, a rolling release Linux distribution that focuses on providing up to date KDE desktop software, have announced the availability of a new snapshot. The new ISO snapshot, KaOS 2015.08, offers users the chance to run Plasma 5 in a…

A Couple of Swift Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu OSes

Details about two Swift that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have now been published by Canonical in a security notification.

This is not the first update for Swift in this release cycle, but it’s not really a major component. Swift is the OpenStack distributed virtual object store and users have been advised to upgrade their systems as soon as possible.

“Clay Gerrard discovered Swift allowed users to delete the latest ve…

Development: GNOME 3.17.90 beta tarballs due (and more)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.17.90 beta tarballs due
* API/ABI, UI and Feature Addition Freeze; String Change Announcement Period
* New APIs must be fully documented
* Writing of release notes begins

Tarballs…

God Caps | Order Now for an In-Game Cosmetic

Get your head in the Sixth Age with God Caps – now on the Merchandise Store!