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 […]

Mod MMG on Myths and Misconceptions

MMG talks openly about common myths and misconceptions about the composition of the RuneScape community!

Podcast – Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza

A Q&A podcast with the voices of the 2014 Spring Event. Listen now on RuneScape’s PodBean page!

Eich Falls on Sword for Mozilla

Mozilla Foundation cofounder Brendan Eich — whose recent appointment as CEO of subsidiary Mozilla Corp. sparked an uproar — on Thursday stepped down from the post in a bid to keep the company viable. Foundation cofounder and CEO Mitchell Baker painted the move as a return to the foundation’s core principles, noting that Eich made the decision “for Mozilla and our community.”

This weekend on Twitch…

Prizes, demons, Tip.It and some chap called Iamkeeferz are all waiting for you this weekend…

Microsoft’s Merry-Making MS-DOS Code Caper

Well it’s the end of another March here in the Linux blogosphere, and that can mean only one thing: the arrival of another April Fools’ Day. As if on cue, Microsoft recently made an eminently Fools’ Day-worthy move. “On Tuesday, we dusted off the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows,” wrote Roy Levin, managing director for Microsoft Research Silicon Valley.

Podcast – Fate of the Gods

A Q&A podcast with the Fate of the Gods team. Listen now on RuneScape’s PodBean page!

RuneRadio – Mod Catfist – 27th March, 16:00 GMT

Mod Catfist answers your questions while playing his favourite Music To Cut Wood To. Tune into RuneRadio at 4pm GMT on Thursday 27th March!

This Weekend’s Featured Live Streams – Lord Kirk and Dardan

After the success of last week’s guest hosts, Lord Kirk and Dardan have their work cut out for them as this week’s featured streamers.