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Leftovers: Software

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  • Collabora contributions to GStreamer 1.12

    Today, the GStreamer community released version 1.12. This new release includes a number of exciting improvements, some of which I previewed two weeks ago. To see all the details about all the changes, you must read the well written release notes created by the community. Along with the usual load of memory leaks, crashes and other bugs, Collabora's multimedia team once again contributed a number of improvements across a wide number of areas.

  • Collabora's Multimedia Team Has Made Some Great Contributions to GStreamer 1.12

    Now that the GStreamer 1.12 open-source multimedia framework has hit the stable channel, it's time to have a look at some of the contributions made by various Collabora developers.

    Collabora's Olivier Crête writes today in a lengthy article that Collabora's multimedia team managed once again to contribute lots of great improvements to the GStreamer open-source multimedia framework, whose 1.12 milestone is already on its way to the stable software repositories of your favorite GNU/Linux distribution.

  • Redshift – A Nifty Tool to Reduce Eye Strain at Night in Linux

    We all knows, most of the electronic devices are emitting blue light which will impact our sleep badly, that to on night (after dark) but many of the people are working in night and long time at computer which leads to face so many eye related problems. To reduce or prevent eye related issues, i will advise you to use Redshift, is a nifty tool to reduce computer eye strain on Linux.

  • Vivaldi 1.10 Web Browser to Let Users Sort Downloads, Set Start Page Wallpaper

    Vivaldi kicked off the development of Vivaldi 1.10 just one day after releasing the 1.9 stable series, and snapshot 1.10.834.9 is the second in the development cycle, bringing the ability to sort downloads by size, name, address, date added, date finished (see the attached video for details), as well as support for setting a wallpaper as the Start Page background.

GStreamer 1.12

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  • GStreamer 1.12 Release Notes

    GStreamer 1.12.0 was originally released on 4th May 2017.

  • GStreamer 1.12.0 Open-Source Multimedia Framework Hits Stable, Adds Many Changes

    The GStreamer project, through Sebastian Dröge, is pleased to announce today the immediate availability of the GStreamer 1.12.0 stable series of the open-source multimedia framework for GNU/Linux distributions.

    GStreamer 1.12 is a massive release that introduces numerous new features and improvements, but the biggest of them all is support for Intel's Media SDK (Software Development Kit) thanks to the implementation of a new msdk plugin to access the hardware-accelerated video decoding and encoding of various Intel GPUs on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

  • GStreamer 1.12 Makes Its Stable Debut

    GStreamer 1.12 is now the latest stable release of this widely-used, open-source multimedia framework.

Leftovers: Software and Games

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  • Collabora Online 2.1 Officially Released, Improves Scalability, Interoperability

    Collabora Productivity team, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, proudly announced today the release and general availability of Collabora Online 2.1 and Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) 2.1.

    In an effort to make the collaborative editing experience even better, Collabora Online 2.1 is here to improve both the interoperability and scalability by rebasing the code on the recently released Collabora Office 5.3 office suite designed for enterprises and based on the LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite.

  • man-pages-4.11 is released

    I've released man-pages-4.11. The release tarball is available on The browsable online pages can be found on The Git repository for man-pages is available on

  • man-pages-4.09 is released

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

  • Corebird 1.5 Native Twitter Client for GNU/Linux Revamps the Account Creation UI

    The developers of the Corebird native and modern Twitter client written in GTK+ for the GNU/Linux distributions were proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Corebird 1.5.

    Corebird 1.5 is a stable update of the application, and quite a hefty one. It comes about three months after the second bugfix release in the 1.4 stable series to add a bunch of new features and improvements, but also to clean the code of unnecessary functionality or redesign parts of the graphical user interface (GUI).

  • Feral Games Is Hinting At Something New

    It's been several weeks since last having any interesting new Linux game news to talk about, but Feral Interactive seems to be getting closer to announcing something new for gamers.

  • Feral Interactive are teasing something, again
  • Be the villain in Nefarious, an action platformer about kidnapping princesses

    Want a chance to be the villain? Wish granted! Nefarious [Steam, Official Site], an action platform about kidnapping princesses has a Linux version and it's not bad.

  • Phoronix Test Suite 7.2.0 Milestone 2 Released

Leftovers: Software

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Wine Staging 2.7

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Releases: Jailhouse 0.7, PeaZip 6.4.1, Koozali SME Server 9.2 and GCC 7.1

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  • Jailhouse 0.7 Hypervisor Released

    Version 0.7 of the Jailhouse Linux hypervisor has been released.

    Jailhouse 0.7 adds support for debug console access from the root Linux cell, support for Intel's Denverton SoC, gcov code coverage statistics, and a configuration for the Orange Pi Zero.

  • PeaZip 6.4.1 Open-Source File Archiver Adds Experimental Privacy_Mode Directive

    PeaZip, an open-source and cross-platform file archiver utility for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems providing a unified and portable interface and supporting around 190 file formats, was updated to version 6.4.1.

    PeaZip 6.4.1 comes about one month after the release of version 6.4.0, the first in the new stable series, and, as expected, it's a maintenance update adding various improvements and fixing some of the issues reported by users lately.

  • Koozali SME Server 9.2 Operating System Officially Released, Based on CentOS 6.9

    Terry Fage from the Koozali SME Server development team was proud to announce today, May 2, 2017, the release and general availability of the Koozali SME Server 9.2 operating system.

    After being in development since early March, the Koozali SME Server 9.2 release is now the latest stable and most advanced of the server-oriented GNU/Linux distro based on CentOS, which in turn is derived from the freely distributed sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

  • GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 7.1 Released to Celebrate 30 Years Since GCC 1.0

    Jakub Jelinek happily reports today, May 2, 2017, for the GCC project on the general availability of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 7.1.0, the latest and most advanced release of the open-source and free compiler for the GNU system.

  • GCC 7.1 Released

Proprietary Communication Tools

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  • Now Slack-ing Off Is Encouraged!

    If your company hasn't already chosen to utilize Slack, it's probably only a matter of time. For anyone who has been around IRC before, Slack might seem like a total ripoff. I'll be honest, when one of the companies I work for starting using it, I wasn't impressed, because I could do all the same things with IRC.

  • Discord - voice and text chat for gamers

    Hi guys, it is been a long pause on our website due to our exams and stuff but we are now back with more interesting stuff for you guys. Today we are going to meet Discord. If you are into online gaming and MOBA type games then you must have used or heard about Discord. It is one of the most versatile app out there for voice and text based chat. There are other apps like Skype or Teamspeak but Discord is unique in it's own way. Let's get to know more about this app.

Nextcloud, NeoVim, GSettings, and GNOME

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  • Nextcloud 12 Beta Released, Focuses On Collaboration Possibilities
  • NeoVim Hits v0.2 Milestone

    NeoVim, the effort to rewrite and modernize Vim, is out with its latest feature release.

    NeoVim 0.2.0 is the new release of this featureful text editor. NeoVim 0.2 features some API additions, :terminal improvements, man page improvements, Windows support is now considered fully supported, several security fixes landed, and a variety of other changes introduced.

  • First steps with GSettings
  • GNOME Release Party – Lima, Peru

    Yesterday, we have celebrated the GNOME Release Party 3.24.1 by sharing a breakfast at Real Plaza – Centro Cívico. We were in total 18 people who knows GNOME by own experiences and previous talks I did in different universities located in Lima, Peru.

5 of the Best Microsoft Project Alternatives for Linux

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There are hundreds of Microsoft Project alternatives, and we have covered them before. There are cross-platform and Web alternatives, but in this article I will focus on Microsoft Project alternatives for Linux in particular.

The distinction is a bit tricky because technically Web-based alternatives can be used from Linux, too. Some of the apps I’ve included have a Web version as well, but my main consideration was if they run on Linux or not. So, if an app has a Linux install, it’s included here.

Of course, I can’t include all the project management apps for Linux, so I tried to narrow down my selection to the five I consider the best.

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Software: Monitoring Tools, VSXu, and FSearch

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