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We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 13.11. Calculate Linux Desktop, featuring either the KDE (CLD) or the Xfce (CLDX) environment, Calculate Directory Server (CDS), Calculate Media Center (CMC), Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS), Calculate Scratch Server (CSS) are all available for download. Major changes: better domain performance; graphical interfaces do not hang when the network in the domain is down; if LDAP remains unresponsive for some time, the connection will be recovered with user privileges, and more.
htop is a interactive process viewer in UNIX like operating system.Htop is a free (GPL) ncurses-based process viewer for Linux.It is similar to top, but allows you to scroll vertically and horizontally.
Snappy is an open-source movie player that has become part of the GNOME project and is powered by GStreamer and features a user-interface written in Clutter. The project has been around for a while but releases are rare, except for a new update this week.
While there's many Kdenlive fans out there for the KDE-focused open-source video editor, it seems new development efforts around the project have ceased.
Dot Categories: KDE Official NewsKDE has released the third beta of the 4.12 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested.
A full review of the KDE version of openSUSE 13.1.
The third beta of KDE 4.12 was released this week, but for those that missed the news only really are the 4.12 apps being improved in this next KDE desktop release.
Chip giant demonstrates a 64-bit Android platform running on its latest Atom processors at an investor conference.
The eZ Publish Platform team spent the last six months developing new features, enhancements, testing and improving the v5.1. The 5.2 version of this open source enterprise PHP content management system has been officially released with code-name Aconcagua and it’s a STS (Short Term Support) release bringing about fifteen new features and over a hundred fixed bugs.
The Freedreno open-source graphics driver project that's a clean-room reverse-engineered implementation of the Qualcomm Adreno graphics core on the company's ARM SoCs keeps reaching new milestones. While the driver is mostly just worked on by Rob Clark and without any support from Qualcomm, it's quickly becoming the flagship open-source ARM graphics driver for the Linux desktop.
SparkyLinux is another Debian based Linux operating system which uses lightweight desktops such as Openbox and Razor-QT. This is a review of the Razor-QT edition of SparkyLinux 3.1.
Canonical has announced, through the voice of Oliver Ries, that Mir and Unity8 will be default in Ubuntu 14.10.
One common question I’m asked is “How someone I can start contributing to Mesa?”. So I’ve decided to write a post with some information to get any budding Mesa developer on their way to contributing their first patch.
The second release candidate of Mesa 10.0 has arrived. There's hope that the final version will be released next week...
Deadfall Adventures is an action-driven first-person shooter, spiced up with elements from action-adventure games. Become an adventurer, hunt for treasures, explore unknown regions of the world and rescue the damsel in distress from the clutches of enemies, both earthly and not-so-earthly.
Faraday Technology has begun shipping a system-on-chip dev kit aimed at developers of custom SoCs. The “SoCreative! IV” kit’s baseboard is built around Faraday’s A380 SoC, which boasts a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, a Faraday-developed RISC core, and a high speed expansion bus for interfacing with FPGA daughtercards, and comes with Linux 3.3 and Android 4.x BSPs.
With all sorts of National Security Letters, gag orders, oppressive laws like PARTIOT Act etc. we just know that those based in the US can be forced to facilitate surveillance (without ever speaking about it publicly).
Besides shipping a large Team Fortress 2 update for Linux gamers this weekend, Valve also released another Dota 2 update on Friday.
A randomly-generated adventure game about magical coins. You play as a lootmancer, who can unlock the hidden power inside of coins and use them in magical duels. The loots you take from chests and enemies also become your next moves, so plan carefully! Scour the perilous Coin Crypt and battle your way to the bottom!
The FreeBSD Foundation is sponsoring a new FreeBSD Journal publication that's about to begin publishing bi-monthly issues concerning BSD.