Community Christmas Advent-ure

Christmas has arrived and we’re here to help get you into the festive spirit with a whole host of exciting community activities, competitions and events.

Let’s say goodbye to Mageia 3

It’s been a great run, but all good things must end. Or at least, upgrade to a greater thing. Since Mageia 3 was released in May 2013 our packaging and security teams have provided hundreds of updates (actually 1136 source packages … Continue reading

Thoughts of Thanksgiving for All That Is FOSS

Well Thanksgiving week is upon us here in the land of stars and stripes, and in anticipation of all the social events soon to besiege us, more than a few Linux bloggers have been practicing keeping their favorite barstools warm down at the blogosphere’s Punchy Penguin Saloon. How chilly would those stools get if we were all flitting here and there from this party to that? It would be truly unkind.

As Philae, Mageia 3 is running out of batteries…

As you all know, we can’t maintain Mageia releases forever. And it’s time to say goodbye to Mageia 3. After Wednesday the 26th of November, this release won’t benefit from any more security or bugfix updates. This will allow QA … Continue reading

When Microsoft Went A-Courting

FOSS fans perhaps may be excused if they’ve felt a bit confused over the past few days. Dizziness, headaches and vertigo also have been common. What strange new ailment is this, you might ask? Well, it’s no ailment — but that doesn’t mean it’s any simpler to remedy. The cause is none other than the news that Microsoft is open sourcing .Net and also expanding it to run on Linux and Mac OS.

Podcast – Elf City Part 2

Mod Osborne and Mod MattHe chat about part 2 of Prifddinas – the glorious elf city.

YOLOTD: Could 2015 Be Linux’s Big Year?

It’s no secret that the Linux community has been in a state of upheaval these last few months, thanks to a little piece of technology known as “Systemd.” It not only has been divisive, but also has been distracting us from more important matters. Need an example? Here you go: When was the last time you participated in a rousing revival of the good old “Year of Linux on the Desktop” debate?

Podcast – Community Development Team

The Podcast Monkey, Mod MattHe, talks to Mod Moltare, Mod Asherz, Mod Raven and Mod Michelle about the new Community Development team.

Clan Cup Results

The 2014 results are in for the Jagex Clan Cup, including all the mini cups.

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces Certification for LibreOffice Migration and LibreOffice Training Professionals

Berlin, November 5, 2014 – The Document Foundation announces Certification for LibreOffice Migrations and LibreOffice Training Professionals, open to TDF Members until April 2015 and then to all free software advocates. Details are available at http://www.documentfoundation.org/certification. “LibreOffice Certification is an absolute first for a community based project, and has been developed adapting existing best practices […]

Live Streams – Elf City & Mod Mark

Join us on our Twitch channel on the 7th for a live streamed sneak peak at the Elf City Part 2, and again on the 11th for a Q&A with Mod Mark.

Are There Too Many Forks at the FOSS Table?

Halloween has come and gone here in the Northern reaches of the Linux blogosphere, but for those of us paying attention, few things could be more frightful than the bloodshed now occurring in Debian’s civil war. The streets of the blogosphere are filled with smoke; conversations are getting drowned out by the din of gunfire; and glasses are perpetually rattling down at the Punchy Penguin Saloon.

Clan Cup Final Live Stream

Tune into our Twitch channel this weekend for the grand finale of the Clan Cup!

Double XP: Starts 31st October, 12pm UK Time

Get ready for a weekend of double XP with the whole RuneScape community, including live streaming and prizes to go with the XP goodness.

Community Chronicle – 30/10

News, vids and events from the RuneScape Community, plus some changes to the Community Chronicle itself.

Well of Goodwill Opens 1st November with New Charities

Donate to your choice of three charities through the Well of Goodwill – open until 30th November. Pick up two new in-game titles while you’re at it!

Debian’s Civil War: Has It Really Come to This?

Well it seems no matter how loudly we here in the Linux blogosphere try to hum a happy tune or discuss cheerful FOSS matters, we just can’t seem to drown out the shouts and screams coming from those standing too close to the Systemd Inferno. Stand back, people! It’s dangerous! The embers, of course, had been hot for some time already before the blaze flared sky-high a few months ago.

Watch WordCamp San Francisco Livestream

WordCamp San Francisco is the official annual WordPress conference, gathering the community every year since 2006. This is the time when Matt Mullenweg addresses the community in his annual State of the Word presentation – a recap of  the year in WordPress and giving us a glimpse into its future. This year the speaker lineup is stellar. There will be talks by […]

FOSS and the Fear Factor

In a world that’s been dominated for far too long by the Systemd Inferno, Linux fans will have to be forgiven if they seize perhaps a bit too gleefully upon the scraps of cheerful news that come along on any given day. Of course, for cheerful news, there’s never any better place to look than the Reglue effort, run by longtime Linux advocate and all-around-hero-for-kids Ken Starks.

LibreOffice Conference 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark, from September 23 to September 25, 2015

Berlin, October 17, 2014 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces that the LibreOffice Conference 2015 will be jointly organized by the Danish LibreOffice community in collaboration with local F/OSS groups and the Aarhus municipality, and hosted at the brand new Urban Media Space, from September 23 to September 25, 2015. In addition, on September 22 the LibreOffice […]