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  • Samba 4.2.2 Officially Released with over 30 Bug Fixes, systemd Improvements

    Samba, the world’s most used software solution for accessing shared Windows directories over a network in GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems, has been updated to version 4.2.2.

  • PacketFence v5.1 released

    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.1.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.

  • Get started with Midnight Commander, a Linux file manager

    Midnight Commander (MC) is a text-based Command Line Interface (CLI) program. It is particularly useful when a GUI is not available but can also be used as a primary file manager in a terminal session even when you are using a GUI. I use Midnight Commander frequently because I often have need to interact with local and remote Linux computers using the CLI. It can be used with almost any of the common shells and remote terminals through SSH.

  • Cinnamon 2.6.3 Now Available via the Romeo (Unstable) Repository for Both Linux Mint 17.1 and LMDE 2.0

    As a reminder, Cinnamon 2.6.3 has been recently released, adding only fixes to the previous release from the Cinnamon 2.6 series.

    Among others, the use-system configuration key has been split into three different keys, the calendar applet is not properly refreshed, the pidgin tray icons have been updated, the on-screen keyboard has been enhanced and the date format setting is now respected in the notification applet. The full changelog can be read here.

  • The Boomaga PPA Has Received Packages For Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Boomaga is an open source virtual printer software, having support for the most popular printers, via CUPS and Gutenprint.

    Unlike CUPS and Gutenprint which provide drivers for printers, the Boomaga virtual printer enables the users to view the document before printing, adjust the margins of the page, manage the number of documents per page, export the to be printed files as PDFs and others.

  • Yet Another Network Speed Ubuntu AppIndicator

    Indicator Netspeed Unity is an Ubuntu AppIndicator which displays the current network upload / download speed on the panel. Despite its name, it should work with any panel that supports AppIndicators.

  • Essential tools for hardening and securing Unix based Environments

    System administrators are aware as how important their systems security is, not just the runtime of their servers. Intruders, spammers, DDOS attack, crackers, are all out there trying to get into people’s computers, servers and everywhere they can lay hands on and interrupt the normal runtime of services. Being able to identify tools and techniques to harden your systems is a key play on securing your systems. Moreover, choosing the right tools is a matter of experience. You should try most of them, or perhaps the ones that are popular. I chose free and open source software because, if I want to, I can check the applications source code and see for myself how did programmers wrote the software, how did they manage to keep the software easy to understand etc.

  • Antivirus products for Linux compared

    Though Linux is often seen as being immune to malware it's still important to have protection, partly because Linux malware does exist, even if it’s rare, and partly to prevent the passing on of viruses to more vulnerable operating systems like Windows and Android.

  • Opera Dev 31.0.1876.0 Brings New Discover and Settings Pages and Other Fixes and Enhancements

Blender 2.75 Allows For AMD OpenCL Support

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A test build of Blender 2.75 was released this past week and it will be of interest to a lot of open-source designers and artists.

Blender 2.75 notably has added initial support for OpenCL on AMD Radeon GPUs with the Cycles Rendering. The AMD OpenCL support is coming as the Cycles compute kernels have finally been split into smaller kernels, so they now compile and work for AMD GPUs. However, the AMD OpenCL stack failing to work with transparent shadows due to a compiler bug. The AMD OpenCL improvements for Blender was work led by AMD that we previously covered on Phoronix.

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The Default Image Viewer of GNOME 3.18 Will Support Multi-Page TIFFs

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Eye of GNOME, the default image viewer software used in the acclaimed GNOME desktop environment, has recently been updated and distributed as part of the unstable GNOME 3.17.2 desktop environment.

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  • 3 Open Source Python Shells

    Python is a high-level, general-purpose, structured, powerful, open source programming language that is used for a wide variety of programming tasks. It features a fully dynamic type system and automatic memory management, similar to that of Scheme, Ruby, Perl, and Tcl, avoiding many of the complexities and overheads of compiled languages. The language was created by Guido van Rossum in 1991, and continues to grow in popularity.

  • Google Chrome 44 (Dev) Brings Interesting New Features
  • CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.1.3 has been released

    I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 14.1.3 for both Mac OS X and Linux. CrossOver 14.1.3 has important bug fixes for both Mac and Linux users.

Vivaldi Web Browser Gets New Update and Options

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Vivaldi, a web browser based on Chromium built by Opera founder that's aimed mostly at power users, has been updated one more and is now available for download.

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Simple Photo Manipulation in GNU/Linux with Fotoxx

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Image manipulation in GNU/Linux has always been associated with The Gimp. However, most users will find Gimp vastly oversized for their needs. Fotoxx is a neat, simple and yet very advanced photo manipulation software that is definitely worth installing and playing with.

Simple Photo Manipulation in GNU/Linux with Fotoxx

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  • Weblate 2.3

    Weblate 2.3 has been released today. It comes with better features for project owners, better file formats support and more configuration options for users.

  • BH release 1.58.0-1
  • eXo – An Open Source Enterprise Collaboration Platform

    Nowadays, Social platforms are making the biggest impact in both professional and personal life of all. We’re all virtually connected with each other using Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Linkedin etc. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a business man, a student or whoever, the Social platform takes most part in your self or business promotion. Using social media, anyone can easily collaborate with anyone and spread their business promotions, ideas, features or whatever to the world. So, implementing your own social platform for your oraganization is a good practise to communicate globally. There are may collaboration tools out there. Today, In this tutorial, we are going to discuss such kind of collaboration tool called ‘eXo platform’.

  • Announcing qboot, a minimal x86 firmware for QEMU
  • libblockdev reaches the 1.0 milestone!

    A year ago, I started working on a new storage library for low-level operations with various types of block devices — libblockdev. Today, I’m happy to announce that the library reached the 1.0 milestone which means that it covers all the functionality that has been stated in the initial goals and it’s going to keep the API stable.

  • GNU Parallel 20150522 ('Nepal') released

    No new functionality was introduced so this is a good candidate for a stable release.

  • Popcorn Time Now Lets Users Watch Movies in a Web Browser, Illegally

    Apparently, no one can stop the ever growing "Popcorn Time" community of movie pirates, as after an iOS Installer was released to allow users to install the Popcorn Time app on their iPhone or iPad devices from a Mac or Windows machine, there's now a browser-based video streaming service too.

  • Enpass 4.6.0 Brings Support for ownCloud, Packages For 32 Bit and 64 Bit Packages And An Official Repository

    As you may know, Enpass is a free, multi-platform password manager available for the main desktop and mobile platforms: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. It uses SQLCipher (open source extension to SQLite) for the 256-bit AES encryption of database files.

  • On Demand System Tray For Ubuntu: `Indicator Systemtray Unity`

    Note that if you use multiple monitors, the tray will only show up on the primary monitor!

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