BTS Video 68: Super September

In the Behind the Scenes this week, we talk to Mod Osborne about his favourite month of the year.

Behind the Scenes – September 2013

Mod Mark tells us what awesome updates are coming up for the month of September.

Magento U: Certification = Free Ticket to MagentoLive

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Get Certified and Get a Free Ticket to MagentoLive UK or Germany!


Certification is the most effective way to prove that you know Magento solutions and we want to give you the chance to network that knowledge at one of our MagentoLive events. If you pass a Magento Certification by the following dates, you’ll be eligible for a free ticket to either the MagentoLive UK or MagentoLive Germany events.

Contact for more information and to request your free ticket*.

MagentoLive UK – October 22, 2013, London
Get Certified Between: Now and October 22

MagentoLive Germany – November 12, 2013, Munich (website coming soon)
Get Certified Between: September 1 and October 31

*Offer not eligible on Certifications earned prior to August 13, 2013.

Magento U Special Event: Instructor-led Online Training Orientation


Join us on September 5, 2013 at 8:30am Pacific Time for an opportunity to explore the Magento online training environment. This free online training orientation will allow you to:

  • Learn how we deliver our online Instructor-led courses
  • Test your system prior to attending an online class
  • Get answers to Magento U Online training-related questions
  • Learn more about upcoming courses

Register now to secure your spot!

Upcoming Courses


Fundamentals of Magento Development

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA » September 23–27 Register – Early Bird Special** 15% off until Sep 2
  • London, United Kingdom » November 4–8 Register – Early Bird Special** 15% off until Oct 14

**Discount cannot be applied with any other offers.

All of these courses are instructor-led.

Check out our full course list and class schedule.


Ubuntu Is Close To Recommending 64-Bit By Default

While x86_64 hardware has been very common for years and it’s now almost impossible to find new PC hardware that is x86-only, the Ubuntu download pages have continued to recommend the 32-bit version of Ubuntu Linux by default for new desktop installati…

Ubuntu Is Going After A New Linux Kernel API

In large part because of Canonical’s new focus around Ubuntu Touch on phone/tablet devices, the Ubuntu developers are wanting a new revocable memory API for the Linux kernel to help in low-memory scenarios…

GNOME Web To Abandon Google Search

The GNOME Web Browser will no longer be using Google as its default search engine but they have struck a deal to use DuckDuckGo as its new search engine…

GStreamer: GStreamer Core and Plugins 1.0.10 bug-fix release

The GStreamer team is pleased to announce another bug-fix release for the
new API and ABI-stable 1.x series of the GStreamer multimedia
framework.

Check out the release notes for
GStreamer core,
gst-plugins-base,
gst-plugins-good,
gst-plugin…

Features, Performance Work Still To Come To Mir

During the final day of this week’s virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit, upcoming plans for the Mir Display Server were shared as it pertains to performance optimizations and yet-to-be-implemented features…

Monitoring Software Zabbix 2.1.3 Is Available for Testing

Zabbix 2.1.3, an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution, released under the GPL (free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial use), is now out and ready for testing.

The Zabbix monitoring solution has been separated into multiple branches and this latest issue is yet another testing one, featuring multiple changes and improvements.

Zabbix 2.1.3 features the support of loadable modules, used for extending Zabbix agent checks, internal eve…

Filter and Monitor Internet Activity with NxFilter 1.5.3

NxFilter, a freeware DNS filtering software that can be used to filter and monitor Internet activity in a network, is now at version 1.5.3.

The NxFilter 1.5.3 tool is also capable of detecting and blocking malware, and botnet based on DNS packet inspe…

Gstreamer 1.0.10 Officially Released, Features Improvements for Microsoft Smooth Streaming

GStreamer, a development framework for creating applications such as media players, video editors, and so on, has finally reached version 1.0.10.

The GStreamer project has announced that a new API and ABI-stable 1.x series, which makes up the GStreamer multimedia framework, has been released.

Unlike the previous update, the 1.0.10 version comes with a hefty changelog, new features and a long list of fixes.

For example, gst-play-1.0 has been added in gst-p…

How to Manually Back Up MySQL Database and PrestaShop Files

This article is part of our Guest Blogger Series. Its content was created by Lesley Paone, a PrestaShop Global Forum Moderator (Dh42) and the owner of Nashville-based Designhaus 42.   How to Manually Back-Up MySQL Database Have you ever wanted to … Read more

Touchpad Indicator updated and fixed, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install Touchpad Indicator in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/Linux Mint 15/14/13/12/11/10/9/Other Ubuntu DerivativesTouch-pad indicator is very useful utility while you are on laptop. You can disable touch-pad while you’re typing with keyboard shortcut, or If you are using external mouse this utility can automatically disable touch-pad. This application includes tray indicator to easily change […]

Multi-Master Database Replication Software SymmetricDS 3.5.5 Is Available for Download

SymmetricDS, an open source software for multi-master database replication, filtered synchronization, or transformation across the network in a heterogeneous environment, is now at version 3.5.5.

SymmetricDS 3.5.5 supports multiple subscribers with one direction or bi-directional asynchronous data replication and uses technologies to replicate tables between relational databases.

Highlights of SymmetricDS 3.5.5:

• db.read.strings.as.bytes have been a…

Developers Paradise Offering a Special Group Rate for Mallorca Event

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The Developers Paradise conference (hosted by Magento Partner netresearch) is bringing an international group of developers to gorgeous Mallorca, Spain, September 16th-19th, to share Magento platform knowledge, experience and innovation. Organizers are offering a special group rate for groups of 5-10 people to help facilitate more of the business partnerships and friendships they’ve seen flourish at past events.

If you’re planning to go, don’t miss presentations from Anton Kril and Vova Sorkins from the Magento Engineering team, and Konstantin Miagkogolovyi from the Magento Services team. Have fun in Mallorca!

For more information, visit the conference website.


Increase the International Reach of your E-commerce Site: PrestaShop Offers 57 Translations

Thanks to contributions from our global community, we have impressed the e-commerce world (once again!) with 57 translations available for PrestaShop stores! Community members from their respective countries contribute to translations ensuring that words are not merely translated but that … Read more

Marek’s Baking Some RadeonSI Changes

While Marek Olšák is most known for his improvements to the R600 Gallium3D driver, the new open-source AMD employee’s latest code activity has been on the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver…

GCC 4.9 Stacks Up ADA, Fortran Changes

GCC 4.9 isn’t anticipated for release until H1’2014, but it’s already been stacking up changes for several months. We have covered some of the new GCC 4.9 work already on Phoronix for this open-source compiler, but here’s an overview of some of the oth…

Neptune Theme for Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu Derivatives (GTK + Gnome Shell)

Install Neptune Theme in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Linux Mint 15/14/other Ubuntu Derivatives (GTK + Gnome Shell)Neptune blue is combination of two themes Zen-suite and Boje. Basically developer modified GTK version of zen-suite and metacity of boje theme to make this theme for his use but he decided to supply to public, if […]

AppGrid Lightweight Software Center Alternative to Ubuntu Software Center, Available for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Linux Mint 15

Install App-Grid Lightweight Software Center in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Linux Mint 15App-Grid is lightweight software center which is alternative to Ubuntu software center, App-Grid announced it’s first release. It is equivalent to Ubuntu software center, but works slightly different. App-Grid uses same sources which are already added to the system and shows application/updates. It is initial release of […]