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  • Calamares 2.0 Distribution-Independent Installer Released

    Calamares 2.0 was released today as the newest major release of this distribution-independent, open-source installer framework.

    Calamares continues to be used by Manjaro, Sabayon, Netrunner, and other Linux distributions while with Calamares 2.0 there is even more features and functionality. Calamares 2.0 has a rewritten partitioning feature, the modules system has been overhauled, there is support for a post-install mode so Calamares can act as a first-run configuration tool, and improvements were made to many of the Calamares modules.

  • RcppEigen 0.3.2.8.0

    Another minor release of RcppEigen is on CRAN and getting into Debian. The main focus is an upgrade to the recent 3.2.7 release of Eigen which should address another UBSAN issue. And once again Yixuan Qiu did all the heavy lifting.

  • Dear Skype/Microsoft

    Using Skype on Linux has been an absolute pain since the Microsoft takeover, but starting from February 22 the Linux client is unable to join calls.

  • Skype for Linux Reportedly Facing Issues, Microsoft Accused of Neglecting OS

    Several Linux users are reporting an issue with Skype, Microsoft's instant messaging and VoIP calling service. Users report that Microsoft has broken the app's ability to join calls. Microsoft is yet to acknowledge the issue.

  • Linux lads lambast sorry state of Skype service

    Linux users are piling on Microsoft after the long-neglected Skype client on the open-source OS suddenly lost the ability to join calls from other versions of the software.

    Dutch student Nick Vernij said that since Monday, users running the latest Linux build of Skype are unable to chat to friends using Skype for OS X and Windows.

  • SentinelOne Introduces First Next Generation Endpoint Protection Built for Linux Servers

    SentinelOne, the company that’s transforming endpoint security by delivering real-time protection powered by machine learning and intelligent automation, today announced a powerful new solution aimed at protecting enterprise data centers and cloud providers from emerging threats that target Linux servers.

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  • Are you Struggling With Finding Text In Files Or Locating Files? Try 'Recoll' Program In Linux
    Recoll is a full text search QT based free, open source program especially made for Unix-like and Linux but it is also available for Windows and Mac systems, licensed under GPL. It provides efficient desktop full text search from single-word to arbitrarily complex boolean searches, basically it indexes the documents data (along with their compressed versions) and huge number of files then let you find quickly whatever you search for. Recoll updates its index at designed intervals (for example through Cron tasks) but if desired, the indexing task can run as a file-system monitoring daemon for real-time index updates.
  • New Inkscape 0.92 breaks your previous works done with Inkscape
    I hope this type of blog-post will shake the mindset a bit, and make developers more serious about compatibility. The users shouldn't be prompted with a dialog with jargon. The artwork or rendering shouldn't be broken. Inkscape should do the auto-conversion to keep the artwork as it was (especially because the software can). Isn't it the task of Inkscape to be able to read SVG? to properly read itself? I hope a version 0.92.x will happens and solve this serious bug [1] . For those who have been following my work for the last ten years, I like to promote the release of new Free/Libre and Open-Sources Software versions. It costs me a lot emotionally and in production-time to have to make this type of blog-post against a project I love. But what else can I do?
  • Ardour + Cinelerra + 4 Cams + Heavy Blues
  • Albert Quick Launcher 0.9.0 Released With External Extensions Support
    Albert is a quick launcher for Linux inspired by Alfred (Mac). It can be used to run applications, open files, search the web, open bookmarks in your web browser, calculate math expressions, and more.
  • MKVToolNix 9.8.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Support for DVB Subtitles
    Moritz Bunkus released today, January 22, 2017, a new stable release of his popular, multiplatform, and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. There are bunch of exciting new features added in the new MKVToolNix 9.8.0 release, which comes three weeks after the previous version, namely MKVToolNix 9.7.1, but first we'd like to inform package maintainers about an important change in the build system as parallel builds are now enabled by default.
  • Libvirt 3.0 Released With Various Improvements
    The libvirt virtualization API saw a major 3.0 release this week to succeed its earlier v2.5 milestone.
  • 5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators
    The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.
  • What Spotify Takes Away, the Open-Source Community Brings Back…
    One of my favourite bands has just released a new album, which means I now have 11 new songs to learn the words to before I go see them play next!
  • Skype for Linux Alpha Video Call Support Begins ‘Rollout’

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