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  • VirtualBox 5.0.6 Released with Support for Linux Kernel 4.3, systemd, and El Capitan

    Today, October 2, Oracle announced the release of the sixth maintenance version of their popular and cross-platform VirtualBox 5.0 virtualization software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

  • SMPlayer 15.09 Arrives with MPV and 3D Support

    SMPlayer, a complete media player for Linux that is based on Mplayer and that uses its own set of codecs, has been upgraded to version 15.9.0 and is now available for download.

  • Calibre eBook Converter Now Has Support for the New KFX Format from Amazon

    The Calibre eBook editor and reader has been upgraded once more and the developer has just added the much-needed support for the new KFX format that is used by Amazon.

  • Handbrake 0.10.2 (but only for slackware-current)

    Nearly a year after my rant about Handbrake’s switch from GTK+2 to a bleeding edge version of GTK+3, I am about to give up on my attempts to build the required GTK+3 static libraries into the handbrake package. Unlike the situation with applications that use Qt or WxWidgets for their GUI, creating a private run-time for GTK is like wading through the pools of hell. GTK wants caches, configuration files and stuff all over the place. My handbrake with private GTK+3 crashes because it might still be trying to use the older GTK+3 libraries on my Slackware 14.1 computer.

    So I said to myself: “fuck it” and build Handbrake 0.10.2 for Slackware-current exclusively. The development version of Slackware does have a GTK+3 which is contemporary enough and with some tweaks, I was able to compile a (hopefully) working handbrake GUI.

  • Kid3 3.3 Open Source Audio Tag Editor Released for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X

    The developers of the Kid3 open-source audio tag editor software were proud to announce the release of Kid3 3.3.0 for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

  • Kid3 Gets Some New Cool Features in the Latest Release

    Kid3 is an audio tag editor for KDE with support for editing tags in files such as MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, AIFF and WAV. The latest version, 3.3.0, brings some new features, including support for, chapter and table of contents audiobook frames, and a new ‘defaults’ button in the Settings window.

  • Opera 33 Web Browser Enters Beta with Native Linux Notifications, Vibrancy in OS X

    On October 1, Opera Software, through Kornelia Mielczarczyk, announced the promotion of the Opera 33 web browser for computers to the Beta channel, available now for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

  • The Wine Development Release 1.7.52 Is Now Available
  • Wine 1.7.52 Gets Direct3D 11 Improvements

    Wine developers have just announced that a new version of the application has been made available, bringing a number of improvements and various fixes for apps and games.