As some of you already know, since the larger restructuring in PackageKit for the 1.0 release, I am rethinking Listaller, the 3rd-party application installer for Linux systems, as well.
During the past weeks, I was playing around with a lot of different ideas and code, to make installations of 3rd-party software easily possible on Linux, but also working together with the distribution package manager. I now have come up with an experimental project, which might achieve this.
We are very pleased to announce the new Service Pack 1 for version 5.1 of Pandora FMS, with many new features and numerous bug fixes compared to the last release that we launched last June. You can find out everything below:
ReactOS, the open-source OS aiming for binary compatibility with Windows 2000, finally supports reading NTFS volumes.
ReactOS was most recently talked about on Phoronix for one of its developers coming up with an open-source AMD SI ISA compatible GPU design while the latest accomplishment from this open-source developer group is read support for NTFS file-systems.
Pierre Schweitzer of ReactOS shared, "ReactOS now supports reading files from NTFS volume. This was a long awaited feature people were asking for." A new ReactOS ISO re-spin is now available containing this support.
While ReactOS now has NTFS read support, it's still lacking write support.
The current XBMC project is preparing to make way for Kodi, its successor. In many ways, it will be the same application, but only with a different name. On the other hand, Kodi is also a new version and a true evolution of the famous media player. There is a lot of pressure on the developers to make this new version just as good as the previous ones.
The original name of the project, XBMC, stands for Xbox Media Center, but the media player has not been performing this particular function for years. For some reason, the name was kept and the community got used to it. It's been integrated in numerous distros and there are even a couple of operating systems that rely exclusively on it. It's easy to understand why changing the name is actually a big deal.