FSF's High Priority Project List Now Has A Committee
The Free Software Foundation has now built up a committee to review their "High Priority Projects" list and they're looking for more feedback from the community.
Nearly ten years ago is when the Free Software Foundation began listing what they viewed as the High Priority Free Software Projects in a list. This list has over time contained some definite high-priority projects related to freeing Java and Adobe PDF support and open graphics drivers to some more obscure projects of high priority like a free version of Oracle Forms, a replacement to OpenDWG libraries for CAD files, automatic transcription software, etc. I've personally called out many of the FSF HPP for what they're worth with my thoughts over the years.
Latest Calibre eBook Reader and Converter Now Support Latest Kobo Firmware
The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software has just reached version 2.13 and the developer has added an important driver and made quite a few fixes and improvements.
Lubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 Is Out and Still Uses LXDE – Gallery
Lubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 (Vivid Vervet) has been officially released and it follows its Kubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME brethren. Users can now download and test this latest installment.
Red Hat’s success aside, it’s hard to profit from free
Red Hat, which just reported a profit of $47.9 million (or 26 cents a share) on revenue of $456 million for its third quarter, has managed to pull off a tricky feat: It’s been able to make money off of free, well, open-source, software. (It’s profit for the year-ago quarter was $52 million.)
The best Android phones, tablet, and watch of 2014
The best thing about Android is that there are lots of choices. The worst thing about Android is that there are lots of choices. There are just too many damn phones to choose from!
You've got metal phones, plastic phones, cheap phones, phones with a higher resolution than your TV, and phones as big as your head. You don't need to know what every Android thing on the market does, you just need to know what the best ones are.
This is the world’s most stunning new Android phone – and it’ll only cost you $5,000
While there’s no question that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are beautiful smartphones, some might argue that Apple’s 2012 iPhone 5 and last year’s iPhone 5s feature an overall look that is more sleek and sophisticated. Now, imagine that sophisticated design was given harder lines, darker tones and a 5-inch full HD display, and it was built out of titanium and 18k gold instead of aluminum.
Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Alpha 1 Prepares for GNOME 3.14, Go Forth and Test
The Ubuntu GNOME developers have released the first version of the 15.04 branch for their Linux distribution and it looks like this operating system is also going through some interesting changes, just like Ubuntu, although not on the same scale.