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LinuxFest Northwest 2015 Will be Held April 25 and 26 (Video)

Their website says, 'Come for the code, stay for the people! We have awesome attendees and electrifying parties. Check out the robotics club, the automated home brewing system running on Linux, or the game room for extra conference fun.' This is an all-volunteer conference, and for a change the volunteers who run it are getting things together far in advance instead of having sessions that don't get scheduled until a few days before the conference, which has happened more than once with LFNW. So if you have an idea for a session, this is the time to start thinking about it. Sponsors are also welcome -- and since LFNW sponsorships regularly sell out, it's not to soon to start thinking about becoming a sponsor -- and if you are part of a non-profit group or FOSS project, LFNW offers free exhibit space because this is a conference that exists for the community, not to make money for a corporate owner. But don't delay. As you can imagine, those free exhibit spots tend to fill up early. (Alternate Video Link) Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Development Release: Elive 2.5.0 (Beta)

Samuel Baggen has announced the release of Elive 2.5.0, the latest build in the long line of development releases that characterise this Debian-based distribution with Enlightenment 17: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of beta version 2.5.0. This new version includes: Linux kernel optimizations -....

Development Release: Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1

Jonathan Riddell has announced the availability of the initial development release of "Vivid Vervet", a family of Ubuntu distribution that will eventually bear the version number 15.04. This first alpha build is available for Kubuntu (now with Plasma 5 as the default KDE), Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu....

Grinch Vulnerability Could Put a Hole In Your Linux Stocking

itwbennett writes In a blog post Tuesday, security service provider Alert Logic warned of a Linux vulnerability, named grinch after the well-known Dr. Seuss character, that could provide attackers with unfettered root access. The fundamental flaw resides in the Linux authorization system, which can inadvertently allow privilege escalation, granting a user full administrative access. Alert Logic warned that Grinch could be as severe as the Shellshock flaw that roiled the Internet in September. Update: 12/19 04:47 GMT by S : Reader deathcamaro points out that Red Hat and others say this is not a flaw at all, but expected behavior. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.7.1 "LXDE"

John Martinson has announced the availability of a brand-new edition of Robolinux with the lightweight LXDE as the default desktop. Extremely fast and containing a pre-configured VirtualBox for running other operating systems from within Robolinux, it is, according to the developers, the project's best release to-date. From the....

Distribution Release: Wifislax 4.10

Version 4.10 of Wifislax, a Slackware-based distribution with a collection of utilities for performing wireless connection analyses and related security tests, has been released. This the first time the ISO image file exceeds 700 MB which means that it will no longer fit on a CD. The release....

Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 14.12

Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the release of Calculate Linux 14.12, the latest update of the project's Gentoo-based distribution with editions for desktops (KDE or Xfce), servers and media centres: "We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 14.12. Main changes: updates are checked even faster in....

Godot Winter Game Jam

Godot winter iconA game dev jam to create a winter-themed open source game was community-initiated at the Godot forums. The (vote-determined) winner will get a budget of USD 50 to have donated to an open source project of their choice.What is Godot?Godot editorGodot is a game engine. No wait, it's actually a game development IDE with its own Lua-based scripting language.As far as I can tell, it's a promising project that is a bit buggy, especially when it comes to mobile exports. It has some UI flaws (subjectivity warning) but still, open source Godot is more appealing than proprietary Unity 3D.If you want to try making a game in Godot, I recommend this official tutorial as a starting point. Good luck & great success to you!What else?Another way to support Godot: "like" it as a Unity 3D alternative on alternativeTo.This post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 589

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 - a desktop Debian distribution News: Fedora 21 arrives, Canonical introduces "Snappy" images, PC-BSD tests new update process, Gentoo migrates handbooks to Wiki Book review: How Linux Works Released last week: SparkyLinux 3.6, Porteus 3.1, FreeNAS 9.3, Fedora 21....

Development Release: Point Linux 3.0 Beta 3

Peter Ryzhenkov has announced the availability of the third beta build of Point Linux 3.0, a Debian-based distribution with a choice of MATE or GNOME desktops: "Point Linux team proudly announces the availability of the Point Linux 3.0 beta 3. The key feature of this release is the....

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