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Wine 2.0 RC3 Brings Improvements for Unreal Tournament 3 and Streamline, Fixes

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Just a few minutes ago, an unexpected third RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Wine 2.0 implementation of Windows on Unix software arrived for public testing.

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Also: Wine 2.0-RC3 Fixes 15 Bugs

Leftovers: Software

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  • Krita Devs Work on SVG Support, Python Scripting, and Text Tools for Krita 3.2

    Now that Krita 3.1 launched as the latest stable release of the 3.x series, the development team of the popular, open-source and cross-platform digital painting software shared with us some of the plans for upcoming releases.

    According to the devs, who are currently working on fixing bugs reported by users from the current Krita 3.1.x stable branch, the next major release of the application might be 3.2 or even 4.0 if the new features that are about to be implemented are of massive interest to the Open Source community.

  • LibreOffice 5.3 Slated for Release on February 1, 2017, LibreOffice 5.2.4 Is Out

    After informing us about the upcoming MUFFIN user-friendly and flexible user interface concept for LibreOffice 5.3, as well as the launch of a brand-new LibreOffice Extensions & Templates website, The Document Foundations releases LibreOffice 5.2.4.

    LibreOffice 5.2.4 is here more than six weeks after the release of the third maintenance update to the current LibreOffice 5.2 stable series. It appears to address a total of 125 bugs and issues that have been reported by users since LibreOffice 5.2.3, across all included components. LibreOffice 5.2.4 is a recommended update for everyone, especially those using LibreOffice 5.1.6.

  • Top 3 Linux Performance Monitoring Tools

    Performance monitoring in Linux system is a MUST and very important process. It is always suggested to get automated performance alerts through monitoring tools. Linux monitoring systems can help you with managing all critical performance tweaks so that critical issues/errors can be resolved well within the timelines.

    Here we are going to discuss about top 3 Linux performance monitoring systems that can help you with monitoring Linux system's performance on routine basis.

  • An Introduction to Text Editors -- Get to Know nano and vim

    At some point in your Linux administration career, you are going to edit a configuration file, write a Bash script, code, take a note, or any given task associated with text editors. When you do, you will turn to one of the popular text editors available to the Linux platform.

  • Vivaldi 1.7 Web Browser Enters Development with Support for Taking Screenshots

    As a Christmas gift to all of you out there using the Chromium-based Vivaldi web browser, Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard informed us today, December 22, 2016, about the availability of the first development snapshot of Vivaldi 1.7.

    That's right, only two weeks after the launch of Vivaldi 1.6 as the world's first web browser to display notifications in tabs, the next major release, Vivaldi 1.7, is open for development. The first snapshot, Vivaldi 1.7.704.3, already introduces a cool new feature, namely support for taking screenshots of web pages or even to the main window of Vivaldi.

Leftovers: Software and Flash, Games

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Leftovers: Software

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  • ALSA 1.1.3 Released For Linux Sound

    Version 1.1.3 of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) was released today.

  • Flatpak 0.8.0 Linux App Sandboxing Supports Dependencies When Installing Bundles

    Coming three weeks after the release of Flatpak 0.6.14, the new 0.8 stable series of the open-source and cross-distro Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework (formerly XDG-App) has landed today, December 21, 2016.

    Announced by Alex Larsson on the project's GitHub page, Flatpak 0.8.0 appears that the new version is only a bugfix release laying the groundwork for the next major series, 0.9.x, which will sport a bunch of exciting new features. It requires OSTree 2016.14, but it's recommended to use OSTree 2016.15.

  • Oracle Launches VirtualBox 5.1.12 with Initial Linux Kernel 4.10 Support, Fixes

    Oracle announced the release and immediate availability of the VirtualBox 5.1.12 maintenance update to the 5.1 stable series of the popular and open-source computer virtualization solution.

  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.12 is now available!

    Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 12.

  • Nmap 7.40 Network Security Scanner Makes Brute Scripts Faster and More Accurate

    A new stable release of the popular, cross-platform, and open-source Nmap network security scanner software landed on the last minutes of December 20, 2016, versioned 7.40.

    Nmap 7.40 is here exactly two months after the release of Nmap 7.31, and promises to bring a bunch of exciting new features and goodies that ethical hackers, penetration testers, and security researchers will most definitely love, including the new "--defeat-icmp-ratelimit" option that dramatically reduces UDP scan times.

OpenShot 2.2

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  • OpenShot 2.2 Released | 4K Video Editing!

    Happy Holidays to all the OpenShot supporters around the world! I am very proud to announce the latest and greatest release of OpenShot (version 2.2) has just arrived, and is ready to edit all your holiday videos! It’s faster, more stable, and better than ever!

  • OpenShot 2.2 Video Editor Debuts: Faster Performance, Better 4K/5K Video Editing

    In case you plan to do any video editing for your 2016 holiday videos and are deciding between the different open-source non-linear video editors, OpenShot 2.2 was released this morning as a sizable feature update.

    OpenShot 2.2 delivers on performance improvements (for some operations, more than 10x faster than the previous release), editing HD videos (1080p / 4K / 5K) is vastly improved, there is a new caching engine, stability improvements, keyframe enhancements, better error handling, new title templates, and various bug fixes.

GCC 6.3, Nmap 7.40, Nmap 7.40

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  • Nextcloud introduces editing from a public shared link with Collabora Online

    Last week Nextcloud 11 was released by our partner Nextcloud. This release, focused brings notable improvements to the Collabora Online 2.0 integration, the enterprise ready cloud document suite solution created by Collabora Productivity and available from Nextcloud.

  • Nextcloud 11, Collabora Online 2.0 Allow Collaborative Editing from Shared Links

    In a public announcement, Collabora Productivity informed us today, December 20, 2016, about a new, exciting feature that was recently introduced by the Nextcloud 11 self-hosting cloud server system.

    Last week on this day, Nextcloud announced the release of Nextcloud 11, the latest stable and most advanced version of the ownCloud fork that users can easily transform into a safe home for all of their data. Two weeks ago, the enterprise-ready cloud document suite Collabora Online 2.0 was released, bringing collaborative editing.

  • Best Network Tools to manage your network

    On this ocassion we’re going to bring you a compilation of all those network tools you should know about in order to correctly manage your networks.

    Many of these network tools have been around for some time, but they all continue evolving and are still used in productive environments. They’re free, or at least have an open version. On another note, we’d be delighted to receive new proposals for us to evaluate and add to the list. Drop your commentaries letting us know which tools you think are the best for networks, and which of those you’d add to our list. We want to hear from you!

  • Adobe Flash Player Major Unlimited Update Download Available for Linux

    If you are a Linux user, then you probably already know that a good amount of time has passed since a major Flash Player update has been released for this platform. We’re not sure what Adobe is trying to do in this case, but it has just released the Flash Player version 24 for Linux and now it has almost all features and options as the latest Flash Player version that has been released for Windows OS and Mac OS.

  • Adobe Flash Player Update: Microsoft Blocked Associated Content [Ed: Microsoft spies on everything you do, gives the NSA back doors, but then this]

Leftovers: Software

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  • Recent Linux App Updates Round-Up

    A number of nifty Linux apps we’ve written about previously have shared some updates over the past few days.

    Rather than write about each of them individually we thought we’d round-up them up into one quick-fire, easy-to-digest post.

  • 9 Best Text Editors For Linux And Programming | 2017

    The year 2017 is about to arrive. Just in case you’re looking for some powerful text editor for Linux to kickstart programming new year, you’re at the right place. While the debate of the best programming editors for Linux won’t end anytime soon, there are many editors that bring an impressive set of features. While Vim, Emacs, and Nano are older and dependable players in the game, Atom, Brackets, and Sublime Text are relatively newer text editors.

  • The Long Road to Adobe Flash Player 24 for Linux
  • Adobe Releases Flash Player 24 for Linux Four Years After the Last Major Update
  • Another look at GNOME recipes

    Most importantly, as you can see in these screenshots, we have received some contributed recipes. Thanks to everybody who has sent us one! If you haven’t yet, please do. You may win a prize, if we can work out the logistics Smile

  • This week in GTK+ – 29

    In this last week, the master branch of GTK+ has seen 20 commits, with 883 lines added and 2740 lines removed.

  • OpenSSH 7.4 released!
  • OpenSSH 7.4 Removes Server Support for the SSH-1 Protocol, Adds New Features

    OpenSSH 7.4 has been released today, December 19, 2016, as the latest and most advanced stable release of the open-source and portable 100% complete SSH protocol 2.0 implementation used on Linux, BSD, and other Unix-like platforms.

    OpenSSH 7.4 is here four and a half months after the release of OpenSSH 7.3, and it promises to be primarily a bugfix release that addresses many of the security issues discovered since OpenSSH 7.3. But first, it looks like this version includes various under-the-hood changes that may affect existing configurations.

    For example, it removes support for the the SSH version 1 protocol as SSH2 is a more secure, efficient, and portable version of SSH (Secure Shell), which delivers SSH-encrypted SFTP functionality. It also removes 3des-cbc from the client's default proposal, as well as support for pre-authentication compression.

  • Announcing git-cinnabar 0.4.0 release candidate 2
  • Google Upstreams Chrome on iOS Source Code In Chromium

    Google developers today pushed a bunch of their Chrome on iOS code into the upstream Chromium Git repository.

    Over the course of 11 commits, Google appears to have upstreamed much of their Chrome iOS source-code into Chromium.

Wine 1.8.6 Stable Release Supports Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 & AMD Radeon HD 6480G

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Today, December 19, 2016, a new stable release of the Wine 1.8 free, open-source and cross-platform implementation of Windows on Unix arrived for GNU/Linux and macOS platforms, versioned 1.8.6.

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Also: Wine 1.8.6 Released

GNOME Recipes

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  • GNOME Recipes Serves Up Some New Designs
  • GNOME Wants To Help You Cook With GNOME Recipes

    While Matthias Clasen is usually busy working on GTK+, improving GNOME Wayland support, and other core engineering tasks, recently he's been working on a new GNOME application: GNOME Recipes.

    GNOME Recipes is a recipe viewer for the GNOME desktop. It's not just a UI to some web-based recipe service, but currently they are collecting their own recipes -- via BugZilla in fact. But there is also a request to use WikiBooks recipes as a source for a more diverse selection of recipes and in many different languages.

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  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Security Tips for Installing Linux on Your SysAdmin Workstation
    Once you’ve chosen a Linux distro that meets all the security guidelines set out in our last article, you’ll need to install the distro on your workstation.
  • Fedora 26 crypto policy Test Day today (2017-03-30)!
  • Open-source developers targeted in sophisticated malware attack
    For the past few months, developers who publish their code on GitHub have been targeted in an attack campaign that uses a little-known but potent cyberespionage malware. The attacks started in January and consisted of malicious emails specifically crafted to attract the attention of developers, such as requests for help with development projects and offers of payment for custom programming jobs. The emails had .gz attachments that contained Word documents with malicious macro code attached. If allowed to execute, the macro code executed a PowerShell script that reached out to a remote server and downloaded a malware program known as Dimnie.
  • A scramble at Cisco exposes uncomfortable truths about U.S. cyber defense
    When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems (CSCO.O) swung into action. The Wikileaks documents described how the Central Intelligence Agency had learned more than a year ago how to exploit flaws in Cisco's widely used Internet switches, which direct electronic traffic, to enable eavesdropping. Senior Cisco managers immediately reassigned staff from other projects to figure out how the CIA hacking tricks worked, so they could help customers patch their systems and prevent criminal hackers or spies from using the same methods, three employees told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
  • NTPsec: a Secure, Hardened NTP Implementation
    Network time synchronization—aligning your computer's clock to the same Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) that everyone else is using—is both necessary and a hard problem. Many internet protocols rely on being able to exchange UTC timestamps accurate to small tolerances, but the clock crystal in your computer drifts (its frequency varies by temperature), so it needs occasional adjustments. That's where life gets complicated. Sure, you can get another computer to tell you what time it thinks it is, but if you don't know how long that packet took to get to you, the report isn't very useful. On top of that, its clock might be broken—or lying. To get anywhere, you need to exchange packets with several computers that allow you to compare your notion of UTC with theirs, estimate network delays, apply statistical cluster analysis to the resulting inputs to get a plausible approximation of real UTC, and then adjust your local clock to it. Generally speaking, you can get sustained accuracy to on the close order of 10 milliseconds this way, although asymmetrical routing delays can make it much worse if you're in a bad neighborhood of the internet.
  • Zelda Coatings
    I assume that every permutation of scams will eventually be tried; it is interesting that the initial ones preyed on people's avarice and dishonesty: "I will transfer millions to your bank account, then you share with me" - with subsequent scams appealing to another demographic: "I want to donate a large sum to your religious charity" - to perhaps capture a more virtuous but still credulous lot. Where will it end ?

Tizen and Android

Linux and Linux Foundation

Mesa and Intel Graphics