Community Chronicle 24/07

The latest Community Chronicle is here, bringing you more news, events and spectacular fan art than you can crack an abyssal whip at.

Podcast – Wiki Exposed

The latest in our ‘Exposed’ series sees Mod Michelle giving us the inside scoop on the wiki.

Nokia X, We Hardly Knew Ye

“I told you so” is a refrain that’s oft-heard here in the Linux blogosphere, and more often than not it refers to some fleeting Microsoft tie with FOSS that subsequently goes wrong. The latest example? It’s a doozy. Redmond not only is laying off many, many thousands — most of them in its ill-fated Nokia unit — but also abandoning its short-lived support of Android through the Nokia X line.

Is Firefox in a Fix?

It’s been difficult to hear ourselves think here in the Linux blogosphere lately, what with all the distractions that have been thrown our way. We’ve had the NSA casting aspersions on Linux users; we’ve had the IRS looking askance at FOSS. We’ve even had the well-respected Tor Project sucked into a lawsuit over revenge porn, of all things. Ready for the latest?

Community Chronicle 10/07

Events, videos, and a fantastic competition are all featured in this edition of the RuneScape Community Chronicle.

Twitch Integration – A Preview

Tune in at 4pm BST on Wednesday 9th July for an exclusive first look at Twitch Integration

First step reached for Mageia 5: alpha 1 is available for tests

Time has come again for ISO testing! Here is the first step towards Mageia 5. Most of your favorite software has been updated to their latest versions. There is still a long road ahead, but all in all, this first alpha … Continue reading

‘Extreme’ Computing and Other Linux-World Problems

Well another Independence Day has come and gone here in the land of stars and stripes, causing at least some in the tech blogosphere to turn their thoughts toward freedom. “Digital independence day: Your guide to DIY, open-source, anonymous free computing” was one offering, for example. “It’s Time for IT Pros to Declare Their Technology Freedom” was the thought du jour at another outlet.

The Novena Open Hardware Laptop: A Hacker’s Dream Machine

Would you buy a high-end laptop built completely around open hardware and the Linux distro of your choice? Novena offers that opportunity, but it comes with an out-of-the-box experience that might be beyond the reach of the typical computer consumer. That said, the Novena laptop’s experimental technology has the potential to offer new options to a sluggish computer industry.

Land of the Free, or Home on the Open Range?

Here in the Linux community, there’s never any shortage of opportunities to wax philosophical about the success of our favorite operating system. After all, the traditional — read: proprietary — model had nothing to do with it, strictly speaking, so FOSS fans can’t be blamed for wanting to extol the virtues of the free and open source model instead.

Should Everyone Learn to Code?

So the dog days of summer are upon us once again here in the northern reaches of the Linux blogosphere, and for countless young people out there, that means it’s time for camp. Some, of course, will take this time to pursue their sweaty fun in the great out-of-doors alongside our friends the ticks and mosquitoes. Linux Girl wishes those hearty souls well.

Community Chronicle 12/06

There are events, videos, fan art and a haunting RuneScape ballad – all featured in this edition of the Community Chronicle.

China’s Anti-Windows 8 Tirade

China’s ambivalence about American technology has long been clear, but recently the nation kicked off what appears to be a fresh, trash-talking effort targeting Windows 8, in particular. First, China banned the OS from its government computers late last month, citing security concerns in the wake of XP’s end of life. Then came the suggestion that Windows 8 is a threat to its national security.

TrueCrypt’s Mysterious Vanishing Act

Anyone would be distressed to discover the disappearance of a favorite piece of software, but when the software in question was open source and endorsed by Edward Snowden — and when the developer’s site begins offering instructions for migrating to a Microsoft product instead — alarm bells are sure to begin ringing throughout the FOSS world. That, sure enough, is just what’s been going on.

This Weekend’s Streams

This weekend on Twitch.tv/Runescape, Kirk’s back! MotursRS is debuting and Dean’s still on the Road to Drygores.

Mageia 5: Time to rock your artistic skills!

Mageia delivers a Linux experience that is beautiful as well as functional, and Mageia 5 will be no exception. At the Artwork team (now part of the Atelier Team) we take our visual aspect very seriously. With your help and input, we always seek to produce a look and feel … Continue reading

New Players’ Gallery Competition and Journey Winners

Here are the winners of the recent 48th Players’ Gallery, plus a new theme: Elves.

RuneRadio – Mod Crow – 17:00 BST, 22nd May

This Thursday, Mod Crow blasts out his favourite beats while answering your questions on RuneRadio!

MCM Comic Con – Competition

This coming weekend, RuneScape will be at MCM Comic Con 2014 in London – and we want you to join us. That’s why we’re giving away 3 pairs of tickets.

LibreOffice Conference 2015 Call for Locations will open soon

Berlin, April 16, 2014 – The Document Foundation (TDF) will open the Call for Locations for the LibreOffice Conference 2015 on May 1st, 2014. Candidate cities will be able to submit proposals during May and June 2014. Details of the Call for Locations are available on the TDF Wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Events/2015/LibreOffice_Annual_Conference/Call_for_Location. The location of the 2015 […]