Ubuntu 14.04 LTS DVDs Are Now Ready for Pre-Order

Canonical has announced that the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS DVDs are now up for pre-order, a week after the new operating system was released. Now that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) has been available for download for more than a week, you might wonder what the purpose of buying a DVD with that operating system is. The easy answer is that some people enjoy having the physical disk, especially for an OS that will be supported for the next five years. There are also other reasons to have a physical dis…

Joomla! 3.3 Release Candidate Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of the Joomla! 3.3 Release Candidate. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.3 release, which is scheduled…

World Wine News Issue 368

WWN Issue 368 was released today.

Wine at LinuxTag in Berlin
AppDB/Bugzilla Status Changes

Mozilla CTO: Andreas Gal

At Mozilla, our mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web and we do this by building trustworthy products and technology that give people more control over their online lives. Having a strong voice in the technology … Continue reading

IBM Takes the Open Source Path to Server Chip Development

The OpenPower Foundation , an open development community dedicated to accelerating data center innovation, has taken its first steps to deliver actual system designs based on IBM’s new Power8 processor. Formed by Google, IBM, Mellanox Technologies, NVIDIA, and Tyan, the Foundation makes Power hardware and software available for open development, as well as Power intellectual […]

Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund Awards $134,000 to Eight Grantees Across Chattanooga and Kansas City

Today, Mozilla announced the eight projects in Chattanooga and Kansas City that will receive funds from the first round of the Gigabit Community Fund. The Fund, supported by NSF and part of the broader US Ignite initiative, is investing in … Continue reading

Examples of Ecommerce Marketing Emails that Work!

Your customers’ inboxes are constantly flooded with marketing emails from retailers – so how can you make your communication stand out? Email marketing is becoming increasingly more important for ecommerce businesses in order to build customer loyalty, increase conversion rates … Read more

Get ready for LibreOffice 4.3 bug hunting session

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces the schedule of the first LibreOffice 4.3 bug hunting session, which will start with the availability of the first beta of the new major release in calendar week 21 (May 23 to May 25). Participating will be easy. Details of the bug hunting session are on TDF wiki (https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugHunting_Session_4.3.0), where […]

Welcome, Google Summer of Code 2014 Students!

As we previously announced, the Battle for Wesnoth Project was once again accepted into the Google Summer of Code program as a mentoring organization. This Monday, April 21st, Google published the final list of accepted student proposals. We are now e…

Canada: 7 tips on Fraud and Risk Control for Ecommerce

Now, more than ever e-merchants must reassess and review their risk management and loss control procedures. With internet fraud on the rise again, according to Kroll’s Global Fraud Report – ‘69% of Canadian companies were affected at least by one … Read more

Portal 2 for Linux Gets a 75% Discount Until April 25

Portal 2, the first-person puzzle game developed by Valve and published on Steam for Linux is now available with a 75% discount until April 25. Portal 2 is without a doubt one of the most interesting FPS games released in the past decade and it’s been available on the Linux platform for a couple months. It’s still in the Beta stages, but Valve will most likely promote it to stable soon. “The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces a cast of dynamic new characters, a host of fresh …

GNOME: 39 Interns Will Work to Improve GNOME this Summer

The GNOME Foundation is happy to announce that 39 participants have been accepted for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and the Outreach Program For Women (OPW) internships to work with the GNOME Project this summer.

The work will cover a wide range of tasks including improving Shell animations, annotation support in Evince, DLNA capabilities in Photos, and documentation updates. Information about all accepted participants and their projects is available in the e-mail welcoming the interns, which was sent to the Foundation mailing list.

It will be easy to follow the progress of the interns, as they are required to blog on Planet GNOME every two weeks.

These opportunities would not have been possible without the GNOME community members, many of whom themselves have participated in these programs before, guiding the participants and the financial sponsorship from Google, HP , Linux Foundation, and Red Hat.

The Foundation is looking forward to the results of the interns’ work, which will provide a better experience for users and developers.

The Smartest Checklists to Manage Your Online Store

We make lists for everything – from weekly lists for groceries to annual wish lists for birthdays. These checklists help us stay organized and leave nothing out. This is why we created the smartest checklists to manage your online store. … Read more

Joomla! 3.3 Beta 3 Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.3 Beta 3. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.3 release, which is scheduled for release on…

D-Link DCS-2330L HD Wireless Network Camera

For those in need of an outdoor-ready HD wireless network camera for added security for your home but that isn’t dependent upon any Windows (or non-Linux-compatible) application software for viewing and managing the device, meet the D-Link DCS-2330L.

Freedesktop Summit 2014 Report

The team in action
From March 31 to April 4, Free Software desktop hackers from many of the largest desktop projects (including GNOME, KDE, Unity and LXDE-Qt) met to collaborate on specifications and tools to improve application interoperability betwee…

Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance is planned on the 22nd & 23rd of April

AMD’s New Athlon/Semprons Give Old Phenom CPUs A Big Run For The Money

Curious how AMD’s new AM1 platform APUs compare to the original AMD Phenom processors? Wondering myself, I ran some tests showing how the Sempron 2650 and 3850 along with the Athlon 5150 and 5350 compare to the original Phenom 9500 and Phenom II X3 710…

Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 5.3

Version 5.3 of Tiny Core Linux, the latest stable build of the fast and minimalist (less than 15 MB) desktop Linux distribution built from scratch, has been released and is now available for download: "Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the release of Tiny Core Linux 5.3:….

Adobe’s Open Source Tightrope Walk

Open source software continues to gain momentum — but what is not growing is an open desire among individual software developers to port their commercial Windows wares to Linux. Open source support is not a mere in or out decision. Some software makers shape their business models to take advantage of open source support for some products but not others.