The GNOME Exodus and KDE

Over the last fourteen months, discontent with Unity and the GNOME 3 series of releases have sent GNOME users galloping in all directions in their search for alternatives. Xfce and Linux Mint’s Cinnamon and Mate in particular have benefited from this search. However, one alternative that users have not considered to any extent is KDE. [...]

Is Gnome targeting to OEMs with Initial Setup?

We are living in 2012 but so far Linux Desktop is nowhere. Even the “too big to fail” Canonical struggles to make partnerships with manufacturers and distribute Ubuntu in a broader market. Maybe Gnome could show the way?
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MediaWiki security release 1.19.1

I would like to announce the release of MediaWiki 1.19.1. One security issue was discovered. Both Chris Steipp and Formafix discovered that the uselang http parameter was vulnerable to XSS. For more details, see https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36938 Chris Steipp also improved the blacklisting of bad elements in SVG files. This includes catching known hostile files, and also […]

MediaWiki security release 1.18.4

I would like to announce the release of MediaWiki 1.18.4. One security issue was discovered. Both Chris Steipp and Formafix discovered that the uselang http parameter was vulnerable to XSS. For more details, see https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36938 Chris Steipp also improved the blacklisting of bad elements in SVG files. This includes catching known hostile files, and also […]

MediaWiki security release 1.17.5

I would like to announce the release of MediaWiki 1.17.5. One security issue was discovered. Both Chris Steipp and Formafix discovered that the uselang http parameter was vulnerable to XSS. For more details, see https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36938 Chris Steipp also improved the blacklisting of bad elements in SVG files. This includes catching known hostile files, and also […]

10 things to do after installing Linux Mint 13 ( MATE edition)

10 things to do after a fresh install of Linux Mint 13 (MATE edition)
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5 Best Open-Source Bible Study Programs for Linux and Windows

While there are many commercial Bible study programs available, there are also several very excellent free and open-source Bible study applications. They have many of the same features as their proprietary counterparts, yet they are available for free thanks to the many great open-source programmers. Below are 5 of the best open-source Bible study applications [...]

Chrome vs. Firefox for Ubuntu

According to the independent web analytics firm, StatCounter Chrome has excelled as the world most popular browser with the highest browser usage share for the month of May 2012. But does that apply to Linux platform too? Is Chrome the best browser for Linux? The post compares the widely popular Mozilla Firefox browser version 4 [...]

Final schedule for the Membership Board meetings

We now have the full schedule for the Membership Board meetings. The 12:00 UTC one will be on Wednesdays, and the 22:00 keeps on being on Thursdays. The meetings alternate weekly, so that we will have board meetings on the first four weeks of a month: 1st Thrusday of the month: 22:00 UTC 2nd Wednesday [...]

Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Update

In this update we reached out to Ubuntu Developer and juju Extraordinaire Clint Byrum for an interview and to see what he is working on in the 12.10 Release Cycle. Benjamin Kerensa: What are you doing this cycle when it comes to Development surrounding juju? Clint Byrum: With juju’s rewrite in Go, we’ve slowed down the [...]

WordPress 3.4 “Green”

WordPress 3.4 is here and out the door. We’ve dubbed this release “Green” in honor of guitarist Grant Green whose soulful simplicity has kept many of us company during this release. This release includes significant improvements to theme customization, custom headers, Twitter embeds, and image captions — here’s a short clip with the highlights: For [...]

Mozilla and the National Science Foundation launch open innovation challenge

An invitation to brainstorm and build apps for the internet of the future Tomorrow at the White House, Mozilla and the National Science Foundation will announce the launch of “Mozilla Ignite,” an open innovation challenge that invites designers, developers and … Continue reading

High-Availability Storage With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 12.04 – Automatic File Replication Across Two Storage Servers

High-Availability Storage With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 12.04 – Automatic File Replication (Mirror) Across Two Storage Servers

This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Ubuntu 12.04) that use GlusterFS.

KDE Announces 4.9 Beta2

KDE Announces 4.9 Beta2 Today KDE released the second beta for its renewed Workspaces, Applications, and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team’s focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality. Highlights of 4.9 will include, but are not limited to: * Qt Quick […]

TORCS version 1.3.4-test2 available (source package and source patch)

TORCS version 1.3.4-test2 is available, as patch against the 1.3.4-test1 and as all-in-one source package, get it here.

This release adds support for Valgrind runs, and has lots of memory leaks fixed (beware, for the ordinary users there were no sign…

Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, 12.04 LTS, 12.10 On An Old Laptop

Last week I shared how the open-source R500 driver can compete with the legacy Catalyst Linux driver on an old Intel laptop with ATI graphics, but how has the performance for other areas of the system changed with the latest Ubuntu Linux code? In this article are benchmarks from other areas of this Core Duo [...]

Review: Linux Mint 13 LTS "Maya" MATE

As a user who has found perfection in Linux Mint 9 LTS "Isadora" GNOME, I had high hopes. Unfortunately, this new version has taken a few steps backward, and that makes me sad. Read more ….

Packaging Giant Roars into the Information Age with Magento

With 17 regional distribution centers and 20,000 product lines, Macfarlane has had the brick-and-mortar part of its business down pat for years. But the company didn’t get to where it is by ignoring changing trends. That’s why Macfarlane hired de…

Magento Go: Last Chance to Sign Up for our Magento Community Edition to Magento Go Webinar

June 13, 2012 I 10:00AM PDT

Webinar: Migrating From Magento Community to Magento Go
If you are in the process of moving a Magento Community website to Magento Go, you’ll want to join us for our next webinar. Transitioning your store to Magento Go c…

New dates for the Ubuntu Membership Boards meetings — the 22:00 meeting

We now have a partial schedule for the Ubuntu Membership Boards meetings. To make life easier to all, we decided to move from regional (Americas, EMEA, Asia/Oceania) board meetings to a time-based schedule. We have already decided on Thursdays for the 22:00 UTC, on the first and third weeks of the month: 1st Thursday of [...]