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  • Tor Browser 4.5.2 is released

    A new release for the stable Tor Browser is available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

  • Cool new features coming to Blender 2.75

    The release of Blender 2.75 is right around the corner. Granted, with a two[-ish]-month release cycle, that always seems to be the case. Of course, this particular release cycle has happened squarely in the middle of the Blender Institute's production of Cosmos Laundromat, also known as the Gooseberry Open Movie Project. A lot of the goodies from that project are still in heavy development (and use) in a separate branch; however, there have been a boatload of cool and interesting features—in addition to critical bug fixes—that have found their way into the master branch. Let's have a gander at some of the big ones.

  • Hadoop and Big Data: 60 Top Open Source Tools

    When it comes to tools for working with Big Data, open source solutions in general and Apache Hadoop in particular dominate the landscape. Forrester Analyst Mike Gualtieri recently predicted that "100 percent of large companies" would adopt Hadoop over the next couple of years. A report from Market Research forecasts that the Hadoop market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 58 percent through 2022 and that it will be worth more than $1 billion by 2020. And IBM believes so strongly in open source Big Data tools that it assigned 3,500 researchers to work on Apache Spark, a tool that is part of the Hadoop ecosystem.

  • Wine-Staging 1.7.45 Gets Better vRAM Detection, Makes Use Of Ping

    Building on last Friday's release of Wine 1.7.45, the newest Wine-Staging release is now available that tacks in extra, experimental functionality.

  • Opera 31 Beta Finally Brings Notifications on Linux with libnotify

    A new Beta version of the Opera Internet browser has been announced by the Opera Software, and the developers have brought a couple of new features, along with a ton of other changes and various improvements.

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  • Obituary: CurvyLooks

    Just over a decade ago, I took the reigns on a Fedora package called gnome-theme-clearlooks-bigpack. Among other niceties, it had many color themes and Cairo-enabled widgets for the Clearlooks (now Adwaita) GTK+ theme engine. But there was one and only one reason I took it: The Cairo_Curve theme.

    This theme was a very smooth and rounded (thank you, Cairo rendering) but otherwise faithful reproduction of the Bluecurve color scheme and design philosophy (whether written or not) of just being simple and easy on the eyes for long periods of time. As you can imagine, this is great for people like myself who are using their systems for many hours at a time every day. As someone who used it on a daily basis, when it was orphaned I could not simply let it go unmanaged.

  • pdfpc - A presenter console with multi-monitor support for PDF files

    I had a presentation to make and while LaTeX and Beamer make it very easy to make multi-monitor presentations with notes and so on, I couldn't find a PDF viewer for Linux that would project the files correctly. Evince doesn't seem to have the feature, and none of the other ones I tried had it either. After some looking, I found pdfpc. It works really well and is actively developed. Take a look at the website here. I've packaged it for Fedora already but haven't submitted a review ticket yet. While I do, and the new package ticket is reviewed and the package installable from the Fedora repositories, you can get it from the copr repository here.

  • 17 alternatives to your default image viewer on Fedora

    Is the default image viewer in your desktop environment just not working the way you want? need more features (or maybe something simpler) from an image viewer? Well, you are in luck, as there is no shortage of choices when looking at alternative image viewers in Fedora. This article covers 17 image viewers in Fedora.

    Typically, an image viewer does one thing — shows you the images in a directory (sometimes in a thumbnail view), and lets you quickly flip through them. Some image viewers also allow you do simple edits of an image, and will also show you some added details of your pictures (like metadata, and color histograms).

  • Vivaldi Web Browser Now Offers a Traditional and Sleek Gray Interface

    The development team behind the upcoming Vivaldi cross-platform web browser for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems has announced the release of a new snapshot, which includes many improvements in various areas, as well as a new gray skin.

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  • Kodi 15.0 Beta 2 "Isengard" Is an Impressive Release

    Kodi, a media player and entertainment hub that used to go by the name XBMC up until a few months ago, has been updated once more and is now available for download. This is the second Beta in the new branch, and it comes with some pretty important new features.

  • Kodi 15.0 Isengard – Beta 2

    Here it is, the second beta build for Kodi 15.0; freshly baked and ready to be served! A little later than originally planned though, which we’ll explain later. Although we said that Kodi 15.0 a “clean-up” edition, we still managed to squeeze in a couple of really nice features. In total we had ~180 code change requests which were included since last beta release. All this sums up in a pretty big list of improvements and clean-up. As such we will only highlight some of the bigger changes.

  • Kodi 15.0 Beta 2 Brings Android 4K Playback, Adaptive Seeking

    More than one month after the Kodi 15.0 Beta 1 release, the second beta is out for Kodi 15.0 "Isengard" as the successor to XBMC. Kodi 15.0 Beta 2 brings with it new features.

  • DoubleCMD 0.6.3 Brings Small Changes Only
  • FocusWriter 1.5.4 Brings Fixes

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5 Best Open Source Graphics Programs

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But if you're not in the graphics business, you can save some cash and provide your staff with all the graphics tools they can eat by choosing open source software instead. Let's look at the best of the lot.

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Wine Will Migrate Away from SourceForge

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If you're reading the news lately, you might know that the SourceForge project hosting website has been accused of hijacking open-source software that have been abandoned by their maintainers or did not have some activity for an extended period of time.

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