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FOSS Disaster Relief Projects Can Help in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

People in several states in the Eastern United States are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, and there are many kinds of disaster relief efforts going on. At the same time, many event organizers are working overtime to ensure that some normalcy is preserved. As evidenced in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, technology--including open source technology--can help organize disaster relief efforts and coordinate people. Here are just a few examples of tools that can make a difference. 

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Samba 4 is Now Slated for Release on Nov. 27

After a multi-year effort, the much anticipated Samba 4.0 platform, with new support for Microsoft Active Directory, is now slated for release on Nov. 27...

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Wine-Based CrossOver Software To Be Free Tomorrow

CodeWeavers will be giving away their Wine-Based CrossOver software tomorrow for free...

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Valve's Steam to Enter Linux Gaming Beta, and Other Players Entering the Fray

As things continue to heat up on the open source gaming front, Valve is preparing for a  beta test of the Linux version of its popular Steam service, which Valve has promised to deliver by the end of this year. Many Linux gamers are watching this closely, especially after the popularity of Steam for the Mac. Valve had already promised to launch the Steam for Linux beta test in October, but it is a closed beta, and Valve is seeking to fill 1,000 spots for it via an online survey. 

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Widgets Are Coming To The Unity Desktop

Aside from new lenses and other features coming to the Unity desktop during the Ubuntu 13.04 development cycle, Canonical will also be making a push for widgets to happen on Ubuntu's Unity desktop...

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