Monthly Archives: December 2013

Paul Tagliamonte: Hy 0.9.12 released

Good morning all my hungover friends. New Hy release – sounds like the perfect thing to do while you’re waiting for your headaches to go away. Here’s a short-list of …

Duncan McGreggor: Joe Armstrong’s Favorite Erlang Program… in LFE

It kind of shocked me to discover recently that a new post hasn’t been pushed out on this blog since April. Looking at the drafts I’ve got backlogged — 30 …

Benjamin Kerensa: A New Year with More Connections

North America Mozilla Reps This year has been wonderful for me; with many opportunities to connect with some of the most brilliant people in the world while having discussions surrounding …

Development Release: Point Linux 3.0 Beta 1

Peter Ryzhenkov has announced that the first beta build of Point Linux 3.0, a Debian-based distribution featuring the MATE desktop, is ready for testing: "I announce the availability of the …

Linux Distributions Storing Wi-Fi Passwords In Plain Text

Bill Dimm writes “An article on Softpedia claims that Linux distributions using NetworkManager are storing Wi-Fi passwords in plain text in /etc by default. The article recommends encrypting the full …

Distribution Release: siduction 13.2.0

On the last day of 2013, Ferdinand Thommes announced the release of siduction 13.2.0, a Linux distribution based on Debian’s "unstable" branch. This release has taken a step into the …

Benjamin Mako Hill: “When Free Software Isn’t Better” Talk

In late October, the FSF posted this video of a talk called When Free Software Isn’t (Practically) Better that I gave at LibrePlanet earlier in the year. I noticed it …

Chuck Frain: Adding IR to Xbian

For Christmas one of the gifts-to-myself was a Logitech Harmony Smart Control. This was to replace an aging Harmony 550 with some button issues. In the course of setting things …

The Most Popular Linux Stories of 2013 on Linux.com

The rise of the low-cost, single-board computer, a la Raspberry Pi, as well as the continued growth of Google’s Linux-based Android mobile operating system are evident in this year’s 10 …

Tony Whitmore: Another year over, a new one just begun

That’s right, it’s my end of year round up! I am running the risk that nothing significant or amazing will happen to me in the next 24 hours, I know. …