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  • Warsow 1.51 Brings GLSL, Multi-Threaded Sound, Engine Improvements

    I just noticed Warsow 1.51 was released earlier this month and this open-source first person shooter has some decent changes for being a release coming not too long after the introduction of Warsow 1.5.

  • Calibre 1.41 eBook Reader and Editor Now Features Better Metadata Management

    Calibre 1.41, an eBook reader, editor, and library management software, has been released and comes with a few very interesting features, including a new tool for setting the metadata.

    Calibre is a software that serves many purposes and can be used as an eBook conversion tool, eBook reader, eBook editor, and much more. One of the most important functions of the application is metadata management, which is crucial when dealing with eBooks.

  • Top 4 Linux VoIP clients

    It’s easier than ever to get your own SIPs account, whether you’re making it through Ekiga, a third-party site or even setting it up yourself on a home server. Jitsi is the app that gets the very most out of whatever you set up, even if you don’t plan to use SIPs. Thanks to its ability to connect to other chat services, it becomes an all-in-one chat and IM client for however you want to contact people.

    The sheer wealth of settings available in Jitsi is also astonishing, allowing you to tweak specific timeout, port and other connection settings you may never actually need to change. The rest of the clients did not offer settings nearly this deep, and the codecs available were definitely a plus.

  • wajig: Unite the clans!
  • w: Plus a little rant

    We need to talk. If you’re a software designer or a programmer of some merit, we really need to have a quick discussion about your application.

    Over the past year and a half or so, I’ve been scraping the landscape for text-based programs and trying them out for fun. It’s one part hobby, one part attempt to build something like a directory of available software, and one part pruning away the things that don’t work at this point in history.

  • Opera’s Chromium-based Web browser is now available on Linux
  • Opera 24 Dev Lands on Linux and It's Blazing Fast – Screenshot Tour

    The Opera Internet browser has finally received a new Linux version, bringing it almost up to date with the Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

  • Opera Finally Sees New Linux Update With Opera 24 Developer Stream

    Opera web browser hasn't been updated for Linux since version 12.16 (about a year ago) - until today, when the Opera desktop team announced that they released Opera 24 for Linux on the Developer stream...

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If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

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    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
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