Kylo TV Web Browser Open Sourced (Remote Control Not Included)

Before the open source code release announcement, I'd never heard of Kylo, which is odd considering that Lifehacker named Kylo as one of the Most Popular Free Mac Downloads of 2010, and the web browser was named an International CES...

05/25/12

ownCloud 4 Open Source File Sync Solution Released

Community-supported ownCloud 3 rolled out in early 2012, and just a few months later, ownCloud 4 is packed with new features, including file versioning to allow users to roll back to previously saved versions, a new developer API,...

05/23/12

Buskers: Better Than Booth Babes

Years ago I worked for a large company that hired "booth babes" to "help" us run our booth at LinuxWorld in New York. These hired models sat on stools and gossiped with each other as I and another editor — also a woman — talked to...

05/11/12

What to Expect at LinuxFest Northwest

John Blanford is just one of the many people who help organize LinuxFest Northwest, an annual open source event held in Bellingham, Washington. In this interview, Blanford offers a preview of what to expect at this weekend's LFNW...

04/26/12

Linux Mint Debian 201204 boosts performance, falls short in compatibility

The Linux Mint Debian team announced the release of LMDE 201204, which includes the MATE 1.2 default desktop environment along with Cinnamon 1.4 and Xfce 4.8 desktop options.Because Debian isn't compatible with Ubuntu Linux, LMDE is...

04/24/12

Miso Project Offers Open Source Tools for Data Visualization

In a blog post on The Guardian site last week, developer Alex Graul explained that part one of the Miso project is a JavaScript library called Dataset:One of the most common patterns we've found while building JavaScript-based...

04/23/12

International Growth Helps the Open Source Joomla! CMS Hit 30 Million Downloads

"India, Russia, Romania, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Greece are where geographically we are seeing the most growth," explains Paul Orwig, the President of Open Source Matters, a non-profit created to provide organization, legal, and...

04/12/12

Drupal's Blue Drop Awards Winners Announced

Ben Finklea, Blue Drop Awards organizer and CEO of Volacci, a Drupal SEO company, says, “The Blue Drop Awards were created as a community-driven, grassroots initiative that recognizes the stellar development work in Drupal. This...

04/10/12

debateOS: The Ubuntu Spin for Debaters

Over the past few years, competitive debate has moved toward a digital, paperless workflow, but that creates problems for school debate programs that don't have the extra dough to shell out for laptops and software licenses. Chris...

03/30/12

Ruby Creator, GNU Health Win 2011 Free Software Awards

Ruby creator Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) has worked on GNU, Ruby, and other free software projects for more than two decades. He won the Award for the Advancement of Free Software, which is presented to "an individual who has made a...

03/29/12

How Open Source Powers a Battlestar Galactica-Inspired Flight Simulator

The Viper flight simulator is being built by five high school students, some parents, and mentors from Marin, Oakland, and San Francsico as part of the Young Makers program. The plan is to unveil the project at Maker Faire in May...

03/28/12

Getting Started with Drupal Gardens

On the Drupal Gardens site, you'll see a big yellow button that says Create a free site:Click the button and then pick your URL, user name, and password:Next, pick which template you want to get started with, or create your own...

03/26/12

Q&A with the Founder of LinuxQuestions.org

Jeremy Garcia started using Linux in the mid-'90s, first running Yggdrasil, then moving to Slackware. In 2000, not long after getting his first full-time Linux job, Garcia founded LinuxQuestions.org. More than a decade later, Garcia...

03/15/12

March Madness Goes Mobile

Version 2.0.2 of the free NCAA March Madness Live app rolled out with bug fixes and the addition of live game radio. For only US$ 3.99, you can watch live streaming video of all 67 games of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball...

03/12/12

How to Pound the Pavement with Programmers at PyCon

On March 4, 2012, Jacob Kaplan-Moss, President of the Django Software Foundation, ran the Pi-Day River Rotation Half-Marathon in Lawrence, Kansas, beating his 2011 Pi-Day race time by more than two minutes. On Saturday, March 10,...

03/06/12

How a Mozilla Add-On Helps Track Who Tracks You

If you want to see which sites are following you from site to site, install the Collusion add-on. The add-on, which can even notify you as cookies are set, shows a little red circle in the bottom corner of your screen.Clicking on the...

02/28/12

US Government Announces Open Source App Contest

"By challenging developers to leverage government data in new and innovative ways, they’ll help businesses fund new activities, learn about and evaluate opportunities in the US and abroad, support education and training, and more,"...

02/23/12

Is the VA Embracing Open Source?

On February 17, 2012, the VA posted a Request for Information (RFI) to explore Microsoft Office alternatives. Currently, the VA uses Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, and 2010 solutions, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint....

02/22/12

Apache Announces Apache HTTP Server v2.4

"This release delivers a host of evolutionary enhancements throughout the server that our users, administrators, and developers will welcome," Eric Covener, Vice President of the Apache HTTP Server Project, says in the announcement....

02/21/12

4 Online Resources to Kickstart Coding

This weekend, I heard the six words every mother longs to hear from her teenage daughter: I want to learn computer programming. Well, maybe every mom doesn't look forward to hearing those words like I have, and for that matter, I...

02/19/12

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