There Is a Linux Detergent Out There and It’s Trademarked

There’s a Linux clothes detergent out there, and it’s a real one, from a company that has a trademark on it and that’s selling it today. Welcome to the bizarre world of trademark rules.

Some of the Linux users might have heard about the Linux detergent, but probably not too many. The truth is that there is a company in Switzerland, called Rösch Group, which has the right to use this name on their products, which at this point includes

Development: GNOME 3.17.3 unstable tarballs due

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2015-06-22 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.17.3
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. Pl…

15th Anniversary Film – Help Needed

We need your footage, screenshots and stories for our 15th anniversary documentary!

15th Anniversary Film – Help Needed

We need your footage, screenshots and stories for our 15th anniversary documentary!

Aptdaemon Exploit Closed in Ubuntu OSes

Canonical released some details about an Aptdaemon vulnerability that has been found and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04.

Ubuntu maintainers have been quick to upgrade a package in the distribution in order to fix a problem with aptdaemon, which is the transaction based package management service. From the looks of it, Aptdaemon could have been made to expose sensitive information, or to allow file access as the admin…

Drupal 7.38 and 6.36 released

Drupal 7.38 and Drupal 6.36, maintenance releases which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities, are now available for download. See the Drupal 7.38 and Drupal 6.36 release notes for further information.

Download Drupal 7.38Download Drupal 6.36

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE RC Is Out and Based on MATE 1.10 – Screenshot Tour

Linux Mint developers have just revealed that Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE RC is now available for download and testing. It integrates the latest MATE 1.10 and numerous other changes and improvements.

The MATE and Cinnamon flavors are always released together by the Linux Mint developers and today’s there’s no difference. We already covered the launch of the Cinnamon flavor, but the MATE one is just as important. It’s a nice coincidence that both of them are shipping with…

Development Release: Linux Mint 17.2 RC

Clement Lefebvre has announced a new release candidate for Linux Mint 17.2. The new release, which is available in Cinnamon and MATE editions, offers a number of performance improvements. The Cinnamon edition improves support for multi-monitor configu…

12 Questions about Juju

If you want to get the basics about Juju, here is a good place to start! 1) What is Juju? Juju is a state of the art, open source service modelling tool. It forms part of Ubuntu’s cloud portfolio, together with Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu OpenStack, MAAS for bare-metal provisioning, and Landscape for systems management and monitoring. […]

Akademy 2015 Talks announced

The talks program for Akademy 2015 is now available. Details for organizing BoFs will be announced later.

Registration is still open for Akademy

Anyone can attend Akademy for free. But registration is required in order to attend the event. Please register soon so that we can plan accordingly.

About Akademy 2015, A Coruña, Spain

For most of the year, KDE—one of the largest free and open software communities in the world—works online by email, IRC, forums and mailing lists. Akademy provides all KDE contributors the opportunity to meet in person to foster social bonds, work on concrete technology issues, consider new ideas, and reinforce the innovative, dynamic culture of KDE. Akademy brings together artists, designers, developers, translators, users, writers, sponsors and many other types of KDE contributors to celebrate the achievements of the past year and help determine the direction for the next year. Hands-on sessions offer the opportunity for intense work bringing those plans to reality. The KDE Community welcomes companies building on KDE technology, and those that are looking for opportunities.

For more information, please contact The Akademy Team.

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Community Corner – June

The latest community news, plus RuneScape goodies to win!

Distribution Release: Black Lab Linux 2015.6 “GNOME”

The developers of Black Lab Linux, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu, have announced the launch of Black Lab Linux 2015.6 "GNOME" edition. This new version is a long term support release with security updates being made available until the year 2020. "Today we are releasing the new….

Monthly News – June 2015

News will be very short this month because we’re just about to release the RC for Linux Mint 17.2. A huge thank you to all the developers and all the people who worked with us to make this happen, within Linux Mint but also in the Cinnamon and MATE projects. Many thanks also to the […]

GNOME Foundation: Minutes of the Board Meeting of June, 05th, 2015

= Minutes for Friday, June 5th, 2015, 14:00 UTC =

Next meeting due on June 19th, 2015 at 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Rosanna Yuen
* Marina Zhurakhinskaya
* Jeff Fortin
* Ekaterina Gerasimova
* Karen Sandler
* Andrea Veri

== Regrets ==
* Tobia…

Distribution Release: LinuxConsole 2.4

Yann Le Doaré has announced the launch of LinuxConsole 2.4. LinuxConsole is an independent, lightweight distribution which offers easy installation steps and a simple desktop environment, provided by LXDE. The latest release ships with version 4.0.5 …

Solution for graphics issues on some Intel graphics chipsets in Fedora 22

Fedora 22 was released recently and it has been a rock solid release. However, systems with Pre-Sandybridge era, Intel-based graphics solutions have seen some issues. For example, an Intel 4 series motherboard with G41 chipset and GMA X4500 graphics might produce a… Continue Reading →

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 614

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: First impressions of Chromixium OS 1.0News: Debian releases an update to "Jessie", running OpenBSD in the cloud and Ubuntu mixes Mir, Unity and SnappyMyths and misunderstandings: sudoTorrent corner: Clonezilla, KaOS, Manjaro, SolydXKReleased last week: SolydXK 201506, Manjaro 0.8.13, Clonezilla 2.4.2-10, KaOS 2015.06Opinion….

LibreOffice Special Edition 04

The LibreOffice series continues… We continue our assembly of Elmer Perry’s LibreOffice series in this, Volume 4.

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.17 Core 91

The IPFire project, which makes an independent open source firewall solution, has announced an important security update to their distribution. The new release, IPFire 2.17 Core Update 91, patches known OpenSSL and IPsec vulnerabilities. "This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.17 – Core Update 91. This….

Linux AIO Debian Updated with All Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 “Jessie” Live CDs

The Linux AIO team was more than happy to announce us today about the immediate availability for download of an updated Linux AIO Debian Live DVD, now based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 (Jessie) operating system.

For those of you who are not in the loop, we can tell you that the Linux AIO project is being known for building and distributing single DVD ISO images that contain multiple editions of a Linux distribution.

These are unique Live ISO images and …