FOSS’ Documentation Dilemma

Hang around for any length of time in the seedy bars and watering holes of the Linux blogosphere, and you’ll soon realize that certain topics tend to recur with surprising frequency. The most obvious example, of course, is the Year of Linux on the Desktop — a topic scientists have determined will surely outlive us all. The latest example to rear its head? FOSS documentation.

Podcast – The Clan Cast

Mod Michelle, the heroic podcast micro pig, talks to Mod Moltare, Mod MattHe and an army of flying squirrels about clans and Clan Month.

Community Chronicle 07/08

Check out the latest Community Chronicle! There’s news, events and spectacular fan art PLUS a Clan competition.

Beating the Bushes for the Best Linux Browsers

Browsers have been a hot topic lately here in the Linux blogosphere, not just because of all the woes plaguing Tor in recent weeks, but also because of the increasingly worried mumbling about Firefox’s future. It’s been difficult to discern where a FOSS fan should turn, so it was with great relief that Linux Girl recently came upon an article dedicated to that very topic.

Making the Thousandth Music Track

RuneScape’s thousandth music track is now in-game, performed by a whole host of JMods. Today’s video shows the making of this massive musical milestone.

The Shocking Truth About Torvalds’ Home Office

If the Linux world has anything akin to royalty, Linus Torvalds surely must be its monarch. So what could be more natural than for the Linux-loving masses to want to see where he works and lives? Fortunately for FOSS fans, none other than the Linux Foundation has stepped up with an answer to that desire in the form of a video showcasing Torvalds’ home office. Think it’s tidy? Think again.

Araxxor Live Stream – Tonight 6pm BST

With Araxxor and Twitch Integration now live, it’s high time for an epic live-streaming event – tonight at 6pm BST!

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.

Membership Committee upcoming election

Thorsten Behrens, Chairman of the Board at The Document Foundation, has announced the elections for the Membership Committee. Dear Community, all members of The Document Foundation are called to vote on a new Membership Committee. Therefore, the Board of Directors hereby announces the elections to the Membership Committee with the following timeline: 2014-07-19: announcement of […]

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.