Tag Archives: FOSS


Thunderbird 24 Is Days Away, Mozilla Gets Back To Work

Thunderbird 24 Is Days Away, Mozilla Gets Back To Work

Thunderbird, the mysteriously abandoned (sort-of) open source mail client makes its return on September 17th.  Faithful users have been marooned on version 17, receiving only maintenance tune-ups along the way, but that’s all set to change. So, what’s changed? In the Compose window, ctrl/cmd + and ctrl/cmd – now change the zoom setting rather than


Audacity 2.0.4 Released, Brings Fractions Into The Equation

All Ears Audacity, everyone’s favorite open-source audio manipulator, matures into version 2.0.4.  And with it come a bevy of changes that you are sure to exploit upon installation.  Here is a list of the changes and improvements from the release notes. New “Reverb” effect to replace GVerb, based on the original “Freeverb”. New View >


F-Droid Free Software Repository: Interview with Ciaran Gultnieks

For users who chose Android over competing mobile operating systems because it was released under a free and open source license (Apache), or because they didn’t like the overbearing control exerted on them from certain smartphone manufacturers, it’s not hard to see how the existing Android marketplaces would leave a lot to be desired. These markets are full of


Petition To Expand US Government Use of Free Software

A petition has recently been put up on “We the People” that suggests the US government looks to expanding their use of free and open source software in an effort to cut spending. “We the People” is a section of the White House’s official website where any citizen can submit petitions and have the rest