Yesterday I added Get around Brno page to the LibreOffice Conference website. There you can find comprehensive information about public transport in Brno, how to buy tickets, how to get to the hotel/venue if you arrive by train/bus/car/plane etc. All accompanied with maps and pictures of described places. So hopefully no one will get lost on their way to the hotel or venue, or struggle purchasing tickets.
In this week’s developer interview, we talk to Winfried Donkers, a Dutch coder who has been using LibreOffice (and its predecessors) for almost two decades, and today works on Calc.
Open Source Software specialist OpusVL has created a way to take the Gov.UK website theme created by the Government Digital Service (GDS) and reproduce it quickly in designing and building public sector websites.
With sharing and re-use of software and technology high on the GDS agenda, OpusVL adopted the principle by importing the GDS work and “re-factoring” it in the form of the Bootstrap framework in addition to the methods originally created by GDS.
For decades now, open source tools and applications have been gaining enormous traction in parts of Europe, and cities such as Munich have even been involved in a multi-year effort to transform technology infrastructure by throwing out proprietary applications and using open source tools instead.
In the latest move on this front, Bulgaria recently passed legislation requiring that government software be open source. The move underscores how pervasive open source applications and platforms have become. Now, though, there is growing debate about whether Bulgaria is making a wise move, or one that could open it up to security threats.
Ripples from Bulgaria's recent decision requiring all software written for the government to be open source could build into something bigger.
FOSSforce: While Raspbian and Ubuntu MATE remain the go-to distros for many Raspberry Pi users, our Pi guy reminds us that there are others, and offers us a look at four alternatives.
Virtual Programming has announced the release date of Overlord (tomorrow!) with a new teaser video. Will be interesting to see how it performs.
Still, it's weird they put up some sort of Beta on Steam for Linux with a title of "Help test the mac and linux releases!" (see it here) if they are just going to release it in a few days anyway. I should note you aren't able to install that beta, as it complains it's not available on your platform.
Stardew Valley is finally getting Mac and Linux compatibility, developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone said on Twitter. The game is set to arrive on both systems next Friday, July 29.
Stardew Valley is one of those games I'm bound to keep buying as it shows up on more platforms. I can't help it! The pleasant farming life simulator has this soothing quality that's just so appealing.
ConcernedApe, the developer behind Stardew Valley has revealed that the Steam indie hit will be finally coming to Mac and Linux. The info was released on the developer’s Twitter Page this morning with the announcement that it will be releasing on these platforms as soon as July 29. It is also noted that this game is still scheduled for console releases this winter for Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game’s publisher, Chucklefish, will be handling the Mac and Linux ports.
Just one day after Virtual Programming released a new teaser video for Overlord on Linux, the OSX/Linux game porting company announced their release date for the game that is coming to Linux and Mac,
As I write this, I’m using Roon Server to play "Blue Moon" about my room, soon after noon. If you’re reading that, then by some miracle, all my editors laughed instead of cringed, and I can now safely relate to you what Roon Server is all about, and why you might want it. (Right after I have a macaroon.) You can read our full review here.
Crumbs swept aside…. Roon is the Stradavarius or Guarnerius of audio streaming, cataloging, and transcoding. Think of it as iTunes and Windows Media Player on steroids. Until recently, however, you had to keep a PC (or Mac, or Linux box) running 24/7 as a Roon server if you wanted to listen to your tunes any time you felt the urge. Now you can use a far more convenient-for-the-task NAS box.
hackerboards: Onion launched an Omega2 module on Kickstarter, featuring a faster CPU, options for double the RAM and flash, and lower pricing than last year's Omega.
Wednesday, July 20 is the final day of EFF's Summer Security Reboot, a two-week membership drive that focuses on taking stock of our digital security practices and bolstering the larger movement to protect digital civil liberties. Besides a reduced donation amount for the Silicon level membership, the Reboot features sets of random number generators: EFF dice with instructions on how to generate stronger and more memorable random passphrases. EFF even produced three new passphrase wordlists to improve upon Arnold Reinhold's popular Diceware list, first published in 1995.
EFF is a longtime advocate for personal security, and over the years we have continued to fight threats to user privacy and freedom. With the Summer Security Reboot, we want the public to engage with the larger questions of how one can and should control personal information in spite of high-profile attempt after attempt to compromise our devices. The world has increasingly recognized privacy and strong crypto as integral parts of protecting international human rights. A recent Amnesty International report states encryption is "an enabler of the rights to freedom of expression, information and opinion, and also has an impact on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, association and other human rights." Strong passphrase use is but one basic part of a diverse toolkit that can help you protect personal information, whether from identity thieves or government surveillance (ideally both!).
A security researcher has located a flaw in Facebook’s device login feature that allows one to easily authorise apps on IoT devices. Due to the lack of CSRF protection, an attacker can fool Facebook’s systems and grab the access_token of the victim. Facebook has now fixed the bug and awarded $5,000 bounty to the white hat hacker.
The Neutrino exploit kit (EK) added a former Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability affecting to its arsenal.
Arbor Networks has published the statistics of the DDoS attacks in the first half of 2016. The largest one went up to 579Gbps. An interactive map shows the DDoS attacks made on a global level.
Earlier this week we saw Canonical demo wireless display on the Bq M10 tablet — but it’s not the only device capable of cable-free convergence.
MacBuntu (Macbuntu Yosemite/El Capitan) transformation pack is ready for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. This pack contains themes for GTK (which supports: Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate and Xfce two themes dark & light for Gnome Shell, two themes for Cinnamon, two icon packs, cursors. There are some issues with 16.04 where it make some parts of the pack useless: 1) boot/splash we do not recommend you to install boot screen because there is a known bug for plymouth but we are still sharing, if you want to give it a shot; 2) Login screen, it is only offered for Ubuntu Unity and Ubuntu Gnome users but if you have multiple desktops then you can't choose and another known problem, if you remove lightdm-webkit then you will have blank screen, to solve this issue you have to install other display manager, so better to not install it. 3) Slingscold which is known as launchpad, it does work on some desktops but it may don't work for some users and you may see blank launcher.
make Ubuntu 16.04 look like MacOS with the MacBuntu 16.04 Transformation Pack.
Noobs Lab has detailed instructions on how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus.
Road testing the latest daily build of VLC just got a whole heap easier on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS — a snap, you might say.
After months of leaks the Meizu MX6 smartphone was unwrapped at a press conference in China earlier today. But the also-rumoured MX6 Ubuntu Edition was (alas) nowhere to be seen. Interestingly the specs of the device differ slightly from those that previous leaks, and benchmark charts claime
Hi Linux types. After years of running Linux (compulsive distro-hopper) I've started a blog with reviews. It really won't be anything too different than what's out there already, but I've noticed most blogs don't really go too deep on distro reviews or certainly software comparisons.
Also, I'm not the "deepest" when it comes to what I actually do with Linux.
So, I want to do a Email client comparision and I'd like to add some more substance without getting into the technical stuff.
Things I've got so far: Overview of Linux email clients Overview of each client, license, current development status Client environment (gnome kde etc) Ease of installation Ease of account setup Configuration Signature setup Plug-ins and extensions Backup and restore Cloud backup or integration? Bugs and issues How is it different Desktop integration Gmail/Google integration *Mail merge
Email client options: Thunderbird Evolution Kmail Claws Geary Sylpheed Mutt (terminal) Balsa Trojita
Any suggestions to add in that fall under "normal" desktop usage? Also any email clients I'm missing? I'm aware of N1, but I don't think I'm going to include it because I sense shenanigans happening over there...
Any help, thoughts, suggestions would be appreciated
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