Today in Linux news, GOG accidently marked a lot of games as free in cost after their big Linux announcement. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS was released today. GCC and Patrick Volkerding win awards. And finally today, Sebastian Kügler recently blogged about getting KDE Plasma working under Wayland.
OSS Watch: ‘Universities need to adapt to open source’
Computer Science students are not learning the skills they need for working in the modern free and open source-friendly of software development, says Scott Wilson, service manager at OSS Watch, a service for higher and further education institutions in the UK. “Institutions need to rethink how they teach computing, to ensure students can practice the craft of software development, such as the use of source control, issue tracking and test-driven development, rather than just programming languages.”
Ubuntu MATE Donates Money to Tilda and Plank Projects
The Ubuntu MATE project receives donations from over the world, but the developers don't spend it all in one place. In fact, they also contribute to other projects and this month the two projects that received funds are Tilda and Plank.
OpenBSD 5.7 highlights
The OpenBSD 5.7 release is still a month away, but the changes have been done for some time. The release page lists lots of changes, though certainly not all, and sometimes it’s hard to tell the big changes from the small changes. Annoying perhaps, but rewarding to someone who reads through the entire list looking for hidden gems. A few notes about changes I found personally interesting.
Ubuntu 15.04 Switches to Linux Kernel 3.19.3
Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is getting closer to the official release, which is scheduled for the end of this month. The developers have just upgraded the Linux kernel, and it looks like this might be the winning version.
Ubuntu for Phones Will be Adopted by More Mobile Vendors, Says Mark Shuttleworth
In a recent interview, Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, revealed the fact that mobile vendors are queuing to deliver the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system on their smartphones, following on the footsteps of BQ and Meizu.
LibreOffice 4.4.2 RC2 Now Ready for Download, Stable Version to Arrive Soon
The Document Foundation has announced that the second Release Candidate for LibreOffice 4.4.2 branch version has been made available and is now ready for download and testing.
elementary OS News: New Wallpapers Added and No True HiDPI Support in This Cycle
It's been rather quiet on the elementary OS front in the past couple of months, with the exception of a new Beta version that was made available. Now we can see that some new wallpapers have been added to the distro, which might spice things up a little bit.