Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix Rolls Out

"Before anyone gets all worked up and conspiratorial: everything in the remix is available from the standard Software Centre," Shuttleworth explains. "Packages out, packages in. No secret sauce for customers only; we’re not creating...

Controlling Liquor Loss with Linux

The Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Kansas, ranked number 64 on Esquire's Best Bars in America 2011 list and landed spot number 31 on Complex Magazine's 2010 list of the 50 best college bars in America. Since opening back in 1993, this...

Google Summer of Code 2012 Announced

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an international program that pairs students with mentors and mentoring organizations. Students receive a stipend to write code and contribute to open source projects during their participation in the...

Who's Afraid of Night of the Living Maps?

"It's a LAN-party like feeling for map enthusiasts, and because you may have blood-shot eyes after 8hrs of non stop mapping, we decided to give it a zombie theme," the wiki announcement says. The mapathon is open to experienced...

Meet the Gentlemen Behind Gentlemint

You might be surprised by how many high tech happenings we see in Lawrence, Kansas. For example, does the Django web framework ring a bell? A new quirky site, Gentlemint — a masculine response to Pinterest — recently went live. In...

Shuttleworth Offers a Heads Up on Head-Up Display

The next long term support (LTS) release of Ubuntu is scheduled to roll out in April of this year, and users should expect to see "the first step in a major new approach to application interfaces." In his blog post announcement,...

Google App Inventor Resurrected as Open Source Project

MIT annouces that Google's App Inventor is now open source, although contributions to the code will not be accepted until the MIT Center of Mobile Learning opens their App Inventor server to the public. "We hope to nurture a robust...

Google Fiber Falters in Kansas City

Almost two years since Google announced plans to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in trial locations throughout the US, the project seems to be hung up — on wires.Kansas City Star reports the project has been...

Linux Foundation Report Shows Growing Linux Adoption Rates in the Enterprise

Released today, Linux Adoption Trends 2012: A Survey of Enterprise End Users is based on responses from 428 IT professionals from organizations with US$ 500 million or more a year in revenues or 500+ employees and is available for...

MLK and Open Source: 2 Degrees of Separation

On Tuesday evening, my teen daughter and I had some quality bonding time over milkshakes and the first season of Star Trek, which was timely considering the conversation I'd have the next day with a couple of NASA employees.In my...

NASA Expands Open Source Activities

In a blog post, William Eshagh, a technologist working on Open Government and the Nebula Cloud Computing Platform out of the NASA Ames Research Center, explains:In our initial release, we are focusing on providing a home for the...

Kicking Back with Clementine 1.0

My daughter and I recently got new iPhones, which means she now has her first smart phone and I'm not currently using my Android phone. She also scored a new iPod Touch over the holidays, and we both scored some iTunes gift cards. As...

Gentoo 12.0 LiveDVD Rolls Out

Gentoo announces the release of its new LiveDVD, which is available as a hybrid x86/x86_64 version and an x86_64 multi-lib version.The latest Gentoo includes Linux kernel 3.1.5, Xorg 1.10.4, KDE 4.7.4 and Gnome 3.2.1. To see...

Schedule Events with Doodle

Last week Doodle rolled out the beta release of iCal Connector, which lets Mac users sync their iCal calendars with Doodle. Google, Outlook, and Exchange connectors are already available.If you've ever had to organize a conference...

MIT Announces New Open Source Learning Initiative

The announcement explains that the new online initiative will allow students to study at their own pace, offer online laboratories and student-to-student communication, and provide individual assessment of a student's work and...

Google's Impressive Year of Philanthropy

In today's announcement, Google listed 16 programs the company is funding in the area of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and education efforts for girls in developing worlds. Boston-based Citizen Schools and...

Everything I Needed to Know about Linux I Learned from My Pets

Perhaps you aren't a pet person. Some of my best friends aren't, either. Or maybe you are Apple-obsessed or a Windows enthusiast. I love my Mac and know plenty of people who work with Windows. In any case, here are a few ways living...

Open Source Tools for Worship

On Thanksgiving, my daughter and I joined my parents for our usual dinner together. This year, the minister of my father's small church and her sister ate with us, too. Over dinner, my father told me that he'd finally installed...

CeBIT Open Source 2012 Call for Projects

CeBIT 2012 will take place March 6-10 in Hannover, Germany. Open source projects are invited to apply for free exhibit space, and non-commercial projects will have special consideration. The deadline for applications is December 18,...

Three Android Apps for Savvy Shoppers

For some shoppers, Black Friday is a holiday, and there are plenty of Android apps to help them celebrate it. Here are three apps to add to your shopping arsenal if you plan to brave the crowds this Friday.The Coupons AppWith...

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