Monthly Archives: May 2014

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 17

Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Linux Mint 17: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 ‘Qiana’. Linux Mint 17 is a long-term support …

Adnane Belmadiaf: Canonical Sprint in Malta

Last week i was invited by Canonical to their Client Sprint in Malta among five others community Core Apps developers : Andrew Hayzen and Victor Thompson : Music App developers …

Mark Shuttleworth: #8 – Ubuntu makes useful guarantees on every cloud

This is a series of posts on reasons to choose Ubuntu for your public or private cloud work & play. When you see Ubuntu on a cloud it means that …

Valorie Zimmerman: Exciting! Writing another KDE book: Frameworks in Randa

Returning to Randa is always tremendous, no matter what the work is. The house in Randa, Switzerland is so welcoming, so solid, yet modern and comfortable too. KDE is in …

Linus Torvalds Reads Your Mean Tweets

An anonymous reader writes “In the spirit of Jimmy Kimmel’s popular Mean Tweets series and in a rare video appearance, Linus Torvalds takes to task a few ‘tweeters’ who have …

Heartbleed-Weary Tech Firms Show OpenSSL a Little Love

Remember Heartbleed? Several weeks ago, the exposure of this security bug chilled the Internet, highlighting once again that even the seemingly unbreakable can be hacked. In the case of the …

Bryan Quigley: The Mozilla I want

Somewhat a response to https://webwewant.mozilla.org/en/ https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/05/14/drm-and-the-challenge-of-serving-users/ https://fsf.org/news/fsf-condemns-partnership-between-mozilla-and-adobe-to-support-digital-restrictions-management NOTE: These are more personal opinions and not necessarily those of my employer, your employer, or any of the businesses and government in …

Deepin’s Functionality Is a Bit Too Shallow

Deepin Linux is something totally new. It is an Ubuntu-based distribution built around its own desktop environment called “DDE” or “Deepin Desktop Environment.” The Deepin desktop design is snazzy yet …

Contribute to Open Science Week

Open Science Week will begin on June 9! What do you wish was more open about the world of science—academia? research? access? software? NASA released the source code for their …

Cracking the Cloud Conceptions

What is the biggest misconception about the cloud? I will be at SAPPHIRE NOW interviewing businesses to get the answer.