Valorie Zimmerman: The Community Working Group needs you?

Hi folks,Our Community Working Group has dwindled a bit, and some of our members have work that keeps them away from doing CWG work. So it is time to put …

Bryan Quigley: Would you crowdfund a $500 Ubuntu “open to the core” laptop?

With Jolla have success with crowdfunding a tablet, it’s a good time to see if we can’t get some mid-range Ubuntu laptops for sale to consumers in the US.  I’d …

Joe Liau: Documenting the Death of the Dumb Telephone – Part 5: Touch-heavy

  “U can’t touch this”[4] Source“Touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me. I wanna be dirty.”[1] — Love, Your Dumb Phone It’s not a problem with a dirty touch screen; that would …

Elizabeth K. Joseph: My Vivid Vervet has crazy hair

Keeping with my Ubuntu toy tradition, I placed an order for a vervet stuffed toy, available in the US via: Miguel the Vervet Monkey. He arrived today! He’ll be coming …

Distribution Release: Guadalinex 9

Guadalinex 9 has been released. Guadalinex is a Linux distribution developed by the Council of Economy, Innovation and Science of the Government of Andalucía (Spain) to facilitate the access to …

Sam Hewitt: The Year of the Linux Desktop [Schism]

The phrase “The Year of the Linux Desktop” is one we see being used by hopefuls, to describe a future in which desktop Linux has reached the masses. But I’m …

NotCompatible Mobile Malware Gets Badder

A new version of the NotCompatible malware, which first appeared in 2012, is bigger, badder and pretty much indestructible, Lookout Security reported. And it can compromise corporate networks, thanks to …

Matt Bruzek: Writing tests for charms (is not that hard)

To ensure quality of the Juju charm store there are automatic processes that test charms on multiple cloud environments. These automated tests help identify the charms that need to be …

Duncan McGreggor: ErlPort: Using Python from Erlang/LFE

This is a short little blog post I’ve been wanting to get out there ever since I ran across the erlport project a few years ago. Erlang was built for …

Nicholas Skaggs: Virtual Hugs of appreciation!

Because I was asleep at the wheel (err, keyboard) yesterday I failed to express my appreciation for some folks. It’s a day for hugging! And I missed it!I gave everyone …