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  • Bareflank Hypervisor Advances With VMM Isolation, Windows Support

    Back during the summer we wrote about the Bareflank Hypervisor as a new open-source hypervisor written in C++11/14 and served as more of a hypervisor framework. Today the company behind that effort, Assured Information Security, announced a new version of Bareflank.

  • Lightworks 14 Steps Closer To Release, UI Updates & More

    The Lightworks cross-platform video editor for Linux/macOS/Windows is on the verge of a big new release with Lightworks 14.0 while out today is a new beta release.

  • Site Development: Leverage Freely Available Tools

    Are you involved in DevOps and web development, or are you aiming to be? If so, you're probably very aware of many of the tools from the open standards and open source arenas that can make your work easier. Still, these are always spreading out at a fast clip and there are some applications and tools that are rarely discussed. Here at OStatic, we try to regularly update our collections focused on them. In this post, you'll find our newly updated collection of free resources for web development that range from complete online courses available for free to unsung applications.

    Code School's Beginners Guide to Web Development is a good place to start if you are new to the topic. It offers good advice on the basics, including making a plan and creating web pages.

  • Weblate 2.10

    Quite on the schedule, Weblate 2.10 is out today. This release brings Git exporter module, improves support for machine translation services and adds various CSV exports and API interfaces.

  • Vivaldi 1.6 Is Out, World's First Web Browser to Display Notifications in Tabs

    In an unexpected turn of events, it appears that Vivaldi just launched today, December 15, 2016, the final release of the Vivaldi 1.6 web browser, as the team informs Softpedia through an embargoed press release.

    The embargo just expired, so we'd like to invite our readers to read all about the new features bundled in Vivaldi 1.6, which had a very short development cycle, coming only three weeks after the November 22 release of Vivaldi 1.5, an exciting milestone that added support for controlling Philips Hue smart lights.

  • Secure Desktops with Qubes: Extra Protection
  • ValaCAT application current status

    During last weeks I have been working on the application interns and the user interface. I don’t publish anything last week because I was in a festival (Festival Internacional do Mundo Celta de Ortigueira) and I have no internet connection.

    I have create a more Gnome-Shell like UI than the one I show you on the previous mockups and I think that it’s quite cool. I have also created modules to treat with languages, filters and more. You can view and critize the code on the GitHub Repository.

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  • qBittorrent 3.3.9 Open-Source BitTorrent Client Adds New DHT Bootstrap Node

    Today, December 14, 2016, the development team behind the Qt-based, open-source, free, and cross-platform qBittorrent BitTorrent client announced the general availability of the qBittorrent 3.3.8 and 3.3.9 maintenance updates.

    After being in development for the last three months, qBittorrent 3.3.8 is here as the latest and most advanced stable version of the popular torrent and magnet downloader, implementing initial support for newer libtorrent APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) from the upcoming 1.1.x branch, which is currently in development.

  • Essential Utilities: Reclaiming Disk Space

    Linux offers an unsurpassed breadth of open source small utilities that perform functions ranging from the mundane to the wonderful. These tools help make Linux a compelling operating system. This series of articles identifies indispensable open source utilities which make using Linux that bit more special.

    You often hear that disk space is cheap and plentiful. And it's true that a 4TB mechanical hard disk drive currently retails for a little over 100 dollars. But like many users I have moved over to solid-state drives (SSD) as my primary storage. SSD does functionally everything a hard drive does, but helps to make a computer feel more responsive. With a SSD, data is stored on interconnected flash memory chips that retain the data even when there's no power present. SSDs are more expensive than mechanical hard drives in terms of dollar per gigabyte. And SSDs with 4TB capacity are thin on the ground and expensive, so most users settle for lower capacity SSDs.

  • Ghostwriter, an Open-Source Markdown Editor

    Ghostwriter is a free, open-source markdown editor for Linux and Windows. Billed as being ‘distraction free’, the Qt based app doesn’t scrimp on features at the expense of looking minimal and stylish.

  • Crossover 16 for Linux Now Supports 64-bit Windows Apps

    I don’t use WINE, the software layer that lets you run Windows application on Linux, but I know a great many of you do.

    And, as much, you may be interested to hear that a new release of CrossOver, developed by CodeWeavers, is available for download.

Krita 3.1 Released

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  • Krita 3.1 Released!

    Today the Krita team releases Krita 3.1.0 ! Krita 3.1 is the first release that is fully supported on OSX (10.9 and later)! Krita 3.1 is the result of half a year of intense work and contains many new features, performance improvement and bug fixes. It’s now possible to use render animations (using ffmpeg) to gif or various video formats. You can use a curve editor to animate properties. Soft-proofing was added for seeing how your artwork will look in print. A new color picker that allows selecting wide-gamut colors. There is also a new brush engine that paints fast on large canvases, a stop-based gradient editor.

  • KDE's Krita 3.1 Released With Speedups & Improvements

    After the big Krita 3.0 release earlier this year, the crew responsible for this open-source digital painting software aligned with KDE has released Krita 3.1.

  • Krita 3.1 Digital Painting App Officially Released with Many Cool New Features

    A few moments ago, the development team behind the powerful, open-source, free, and cross-platform Krita digital painting software proudly announced the final release of Krita 3.1.

    After being in development for the past few months, Krita 3.1 is now that most advanced version of the application, bringing cool new features like full support for Apple's Mac OS X operating system, as well as the ability to render an animation to MKV, GIF, MP4, or OGG files using the FFmpeg multimedia framework.

More Coverage off CrossOver 16 Release

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  • CrossOver 16 lets you run Office 2013 on Mac or Linux

    CrossOver is a compatibility layer that makes it possible to run some Windows software on Mac or Linux computers. It’s basically a commercial version of the open source WINE, and the two projects share a lot of code, but CrossOver usually has a few exclusive features and offers official support for customers.

  • CrossOver 16 adds Microsoft Office 2013 & 64-bit application virtualization

    Windows software solution CrossOver for macOS has updated, and with the update comes full compatibility for the Microsoft Office 2013 suite and 64-bit applications for the first time.

  • CrossOver 16 Debuts with Support for Microsoft Office 2013, 64-bit Windows Apps

    CodeWeavers' Josh DuBois informs Softpedia today, December 13, 2016, about the general availability of the final release of CrossOver 16.0.0 commercial graphical user interface for Wine.

    CrossOver 16 is now the most advanced stable release of the commercial software that allows GNU/Linux and Mac OS X users to run applications and games designed only for Microsoft Windows operating systems, and it looks like the biggest new feature is support for installing and running the Microsoft Office 2013 office suite.

CrossOver 16 Released

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  • man-pages-4.09 is released

    I've released man-pages-4.09. The release tarball is available on kernel.org. The browsable online pages can be found on man7.org. The Git repository for man-pages is available on kernel.org.

    This release resulted from patches, bug reports, reviews, and comments from 44 contributors. This is one of the more substantial releases in recent times, with more than 500 commits changing around 190 pages. The changes include the addition of eight new pages and significant enhancements or rewrites to many existing pages.

  • Gammu 1.38.0

    Today Gammu 1.38.0 has been released. Changes in last two testing releases have been stabilized and this is the outcome. You can expect changes in API or SMSD tables as well as some additional features.

  • HomeBank 5.1.2 Free Personal Finance App Improves the Balance Report, Fixes Bugs

    The free, cross-platform, and open-source HomeBank personal finance software and money management suite received a new maintenance update a few days ago, versioned 5.1.2.

    HomeBank 5 is a powerful tool designed from the ground up to be easy to use and let users analyze their personal finance and budget in detail thanks to the included filtering tools and beautiful charts. It's the go-to app for managing your personal accounting, budget, and finance across Linux and Windows platforms.

  • Shotwell 0.25.2 Image Viewer and Organizer Gets over 20 Fixes, Some Improvements

    Today, December 12, 2016, Jens Georg, the developer of the Shotwell open-source image viewer, editor, and organizer software, published the second development version towards the major Shotwell 0.26 release.

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  • New location for Weblate
  • Calibre 2.74 eBook Library Manager Supports Metadata Download from Amazon China

    It's been two weeks since the last point release of the Calibre 2.7 open-source, free, and cross-platform ebook library management software, and developer Kovid Goyal is back with a new version that adds a couple of new features and fixes many issues.

    Calibre 2.74 is here to implement support for downloading Amazon metadata from the Amazon China (amazon.cn) website, a functionality that can be enabled from the Metadata download setting in the Preferences dialog of the application. There, users can customize the Amazon plugin to download metadata from https://www.amazon.cn.

  • Citrix Linux VDA 7.12 adds support for Ubuntu!

    The new Linux VDA 7.12 is released with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12. This release adds support for Ubuntu 16.04, IPv6, NIS integration, SSSD and LDAPS. In addition, there are new interesting experimental capabilities like seamless apps and enhanced Linux VDA metrics in HDX insight. Lets learn more about them below.

  • Access Ext2, HFS and other file systems with DiskInternals Linux Reader

    DiskInternals Linux Reader is a freeware Windows application for browsing drives using Linux, Apple and other file systems. The program enables reading (but not writing) drives using Ext2/3/4, ReiserFS, Reiser4, HFS, HFS+, FAT, exFAT, NTFS, ReFS and UFS2.

    It’s also possible to mount and read raw disk images (*.dsk, *.img) and assorted virtual disk formats (*.vmdk, *.vhd, *.vhdx, *.vdi, *.vds).

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  • A new webinterface called Chorus2

    Kodi has many hidden secrets and even team members don’t know the full potential it packs. One of those features you might not know is that Kodi also has a web-interface from which you can browse your library and start playback directly on your Kodi device. It’s something we’ve never really promoted that it was available and I’m not really sure why. However the past few years not much was changed to to it and it kinda fell into decay with only minor fixes done to keep it kind of functional. For Kodi v17 this has been radically changed as we have packaged up a brand new default web-interface called Chorus2.

  • Pitivi 0.98 — Getting there

    We switched our official build to use GTK 3.22 and the framework did not like how we were using it, spamming us with warnings in the console. We fixed those and improved the timeline in the process and added more unit tests.

  • FreePats 2.0 [released]
  • [Scribus] New Text Layout Engine with Full OpenType Support

    As of 4 December 2016, Scribus 1.5.3svn provides a new text layout engine with support for OpenType advanced features, as well as complex and right-to-left scripts. For text features, a separate “Text Properties” palette has been created.

  • Preparing for Linux

    If you've seen the roadmap or the product address then you know Delphi for Linux is coming.

  • Integrating PVS-Studio into Eclipse CDT (Linux)

    The news about the possibility of using PVS-Studio to check source files for free finally prompted me to integrate the analysis of source code into Eclipse CDT. There are guides on integrating with CLion/QtCreator/etc., but nothing for us, the purple Smile Tools used for my experiments: Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers, Version: Neon.1a Release (4.6.1), Build id: 20161007-1200, and PVS-Studio 6.11.20138.1. Here's what I've got.

  • Xtreme Download Manager 2016 Available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint via PPA

    We previously shared mostly used download managers for Linux but xdman is another great download manager available. Xtreme download manager is very powerful utility that has ability to increase download speed up-to 500% (depend on connection), it can pause/resume downloads even broken downloads are resume-able, xdman also has functionality to grab videos from around the internet and offers schedule downloads. Xdman can be integrate with any browser to manage downloads automatically by using Advanced browser integration.

  • Software to Record Linux Tutorials

    I like to use SimpleScreenRecorder, Audacity and then I edit stuff with Kdenlive. There are a few different approaches you can take here. For example, if you’re doing tutorials with a less than powerful PC, you can record the audio on another PC while capturing video demonstrations from the more powerful PC. My PC is thankfully powerful enough to capture everything on a single box. This allows me to achieve the desired result without skipping a beat.

  • Top 12 Image Editor Tools for Linux Desktop
  • EasyTAG: A Tool for Viewing and Editing Tags in Audio and Video Files

    Most of us, come across graphics of several kind in our day to day life. Our interaction with graphics ranges from viewing and manipulating images, videos and audio’s. Before we deal with graphics of any kind in real, all the tag information is our source of knowledge.

Wine 2.0 Takes Shape, First Release Candidate Updates the Mono Engine, More

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A few moments ago, the Wine development team was proud to announce the general availability of the first Release Candidate of the upcoming Wine 2.0 open-source software for running Windows apps on Linux and UNIX-like operating systems.

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Also: Wine 2.0-rc1 Arrives, Prepares For Wine 2.0

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