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  • ownCloud 9.0 Enterprise Edition Arrives with Extensive File Control Capabilities

    ownCloud, Inc. has had the great pleasure of announcing the availability of the Enterprise Edition (EE) of its powerful ownCloud 9.0 self-hosting cloud server solution.

    Engineered exclusively for small and medium-sized business, as well as major organizations and enterprises, ownCloud 9.0 Enterprise Edition is now available with extensive file control capabilities and all the cool new features that made the open-source version of the project famous amongst Linux users.

  • Is there a need for open source file sharing?

    Want a solution like Box, Dropbox or Egnyte but one you can deploy everywhere? Feel passionate about open source and want to leverage a community solution? ownCloud might just have something for you.

    ownCloud offers an on-premises enterprise file access platform, but one which is an open source solution. The company firmly pitches its wares with stated differentiation through openness, modular architecture, extensibility and federated sharing abilities. So are they onto something here?

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  • How to use Darktable as a digital darkroom
  • Diggin’ the crates

    For a small team, GNOME design generates a huge amount of work. While we try to publicise as much of it as possible, not everything gets blogged about. In this post, I’m going to present design material from our archives that hasn’t featured in a blog post previously, and which you might not have encountered before. A lot of it is for less critical applications which, while interesting and important, aren’t the core focus of our activities.

  • Chromium Browser on xdg-app

    So, while Joaquim and Rob were working on the GNOME Software related bits and discussing aspects related to Continuous Integration with the rest of the crowd, I spent some time learning about xdg-app and trying to get Chromium to build that way which, unsurprisingly, was not an easy task.

  • Google Promotes Chrome 50 to the Stable Channel for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

    Earlier, April 13, 2016, Google has promoted the Chrome 50 web browser to the stable channel for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

  • Thunderbird 45.0 has been released

    Mozilla has released an update to the desktop email client Thunderbird that brings the version of the program to Thunderbird 45.0.

    It is a major update of the application which has been on life support ever since Mozilla decided to hand over development to the community in 2012 and use freed up resources for other projects.

  • Vim 8.0 Will See GTK3 Support, Async I/O, Jobs & More

    Vim 7.4 is still the latest stable series for this popular text editor, but Vim 8.0 development is being worked on and as implied by the version number will see a lot of new functionality.

  • Libav Adds H.264 & MPEG4 Encoders Using OpenMAX IL

    For those still using the FFmpeg-forked Libav project for your multimedia needs, the latest Git code has landed H.264 and MPEG4 encoders using OpenMAX IL.

    I haven't yet seen any reports yet to confirm that the OpenMAX implementation is suitable, but it should be good news for those with the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver stack looking to make use of the AMD VCE encoding engine using the Gallium3D OpenMAX state tracker, among other OpenMAX-supported drivers.

  • gnuplot – command your graphs

    It’s 1990, or thereabouts. Linux is not even a twinkle in Torvalds’ eye and GNU is a six-year old showing real promise. An astrophysics PhD student a few years my senior is sitting at a Sun workstation enthusing about a new plotting program he’s found. It strikes me as being simple yet powerful and also a bit odd. I spend some time learning it, grow to like it and go on to use it to create all the plots in my PhD thesis. But during the late 1990s spreadsheets and other software tools became more powerful and ubiquitous and I fell into using them. However, a quarter of a century later, when writing an article for this very magazine, I stumble across gnuplot again and find, to my amazement, that it’s still being developed and it’s just as odd and useful as it ever was. So, let’s take a look at the curious beast that is gnuplot.

  • FSF Blogs: Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: April 15th

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Wine 1.8.2

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  • Linux Scales

    The idea behind this tool is to reinforce Linux command-line knowledge through repeated and guided practice in a safe (Docker) environment.

  • Steel: New version of Libsteel, Steel and Steel GUI

    Finally, graphical user interface for Steel is available. For more see downloads.

    Libsteel is updated to version 2.0 including major refactoring of the library. Several small bug fixes where also made.

    Command line version of Steel is also updated to version 1.4. It includes mostly minor changes to make it compatible with libsteel 2.0.

  • Mutt 1.6.0 released
  • Rhythmbox 3.3.1 Music Player Released – Install on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

    Rhythmbox is a free, open source audio player developed by GNOME team to organize digital music in Gnome and other desktop environments using the GStreamer media framework.

  • Grub Customizer 5.0.5 Has Been Released, Coming With Support For Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS
  • Qmmp 1.0.7 Brings Small Changes

    Qmmp is a popular open-source, cross-platform multimedia player, similar to Winamp and written in Qt. It has support for popular multimedia file formats, including MPEG1 layer 2/3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Opus, Native FLAC/Ogg FLAC, Musepack, WavePack, WMA, Midi.

  • WeeChat 1.4 Brings New Features And Bug-Fixes

    WeeChat is an open-source, multi-platform lightweight and extensible chat client, having a text user interface only. Having support for scripts and plugins that can be loaded either at startup or dynamically, the app has support for IRC.

  • WebTorrent Desktop Is A New Streaming BitTorrent Client With Chromecast, AirPlay And DLNA Support

    WebTorrent Desktop (beta) is a simple, open source BitTorrent client that lets you stream torrents, available for Linux, Windows and Mac.

  • 21 Excellent Open Source Linux Text Editors

    A text editor is software used for editing plain text files. It has many different uses such as modifying system configuration files, writing programming language source code, jotting down thoughts, or even making a grocery list.

    Whatever the level of sophistication of the editor, they typically have a common set of functionality, such as searching/replacing text, formatting text, undo/redo, importing files, as well as moving text within the file. However, many of the editors included in this article are feature-rich, and can be further extended using plugins and libraries.

    We previously published an article on the best open source editors in 2008. Given the length of time that has elapsed, and the new projects that have come forward, it's prudent to update the article. Here's our updated list of the finest open source editors available for Linux. Naturally, it's largely a matter of preference, but it's extremely likely you'll find your ideal editor below.

  • Vivaldi Browser Sees Its First Stable Release
  • Vivaldi Web Browser Based On Chromium; For Power Users Only!

    Vivaldi is fairly new web browser compare to other famous browsers, the initial release of Vivaldi was in January, 2015. It has improved a lot and evolved since the first release. Basically it is based on the open-source frameworks of Chromium, Blink and Google's V8 JavaScript engine and has a lot of great feature which I will table later.

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  • Cockpit does Kubernetes Data Volumes

    You can now set up Kubernetes persistent volume claims through the Cockpit cluster admin interface. These volumes are used to store persistent container data and possibly share them between containers. Each container pod declares the volumes it needs, and when deploying such an application admins configure the locations to store the data in those volumes.

  • RcppArmadillo 0.6.700.3.0
  • Atom Editor: Your Next Go-To Text Editor

    The text editor is a tool Linux users have either a casual or a very deep relation with. If you’re one of those users that only opens up the text editor on the rare occasion that a configuration file must be tweaked, then you’re probably good with the likes of Nano. Developers, on the other hand, need something much more powerful. On the Linux platform, you can easily turn to Vi or Emacs, but some developers prefer to have a GUI at their fingertips.

  • Plex Media Server 0.9.16.4 Improves Support for the Samsung Smart TV DLNA Client

    Plex, Inc. announced the release of a new maintenance build for its popular, cross-platform Plex Media Server software, version 0.9.16.4, adding a bunch of fixes and improvements to various areas.

  • Vivaldi 1.1 Web Browser in the Works, First Snapshot Build Adds New Tab Options

    We've just been informed by Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard about the availability for testing of the first snapshot build towards the Vivaldi 1.1, the web browser's upcoming point release.

  • Vivaldi Jon: Mobile – yes. Feeds and an ad blocker… probably not

    Hats off to any woman or man who is fighting the dumbing down of software.

    Twenty years ago our pocket computers were as sophisticated as any desktop, only more reliable.

    Now they’re vastly more powerful, always connected, but the apps are sub-Fisher Price. No, scrub that: today’s apps would insult a toddler.

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  • Cockpit does Kubernetes Data Volumes

    You can now set up Kubernetes persistent volume claims through the Cockpit cluster admin interface. These volumes are used to store persistent container data and possibly share them between containers. Each container pod declares the volumes it needs, and when deploying such an application admins configure the locations to store the data in those volumes.

  • RcppArmadillo 0.6.700.3.0
  • Atom Editor: Your Next Go-To Text Editor

    The text editor is a tool Linux users have either a casual or a very deep relation with. If you’re one of those users that only opens up the text editor on the rare occasion that a configuration file must be tweaked, then you’re probably good with the likes of Nano. Developers, on the other hand, need something much more powerful. On the Linux platform, you can easily turn to Vi or Emacs, but some developers prefer to have a GUI at their fingertips.

  • Plex Media Server 0.9.16.4 Improves Support for the Samsung Smart TV DLNA Client

    Plex, Inc. announced the release of a new maintenance build for its popular, cross-platform Plex Media Server software, version 0.9.16.4, adding a bunch of fixes and improvements to various areas.

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Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.9.7 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- More work towards the WineD3D command stream.
- More support for Shader Model 5 shaders.
- C++ exception handling on x86-64.
- Support for Windows-style static import libraries.
- Performance fixes in the XML writer.
- Various bug fixes.

Read more

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  • Nageru 1.2.0 released

    I've just released version 1.2.0 of Nageru, my live video mixer. The main new feature is support for Blackmagic's PCI (and Thunderbolt) series of cards through their driver (in addition to the preexisting support for their USB3 cards, through my own free one), but the release is really much more than that.

  • Pulp 2.8.2 has been released!

    Pulp 2.8.2 addresses a security vulnerability that was found after the
    announcement of the 2.8.1 release candidate.

  • RcppAPT 0.0.2
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Julita Inca Chiroque: How Do You Fedora?

In 2012 Julita traveled to the Czech Republic for a hackfest. She participated with the GNOME Documentation team. She became aware of the relationship between Red Hat, CentOS and Fedora because the event was held in the Red Hat building. Chiroque was inspired to organize Fedora events after meeting Jiří Eischmann. Julita said, “I knew Jiří Eischmann from Fedora Czech Republic and I saw his work as organizer and I wanted to do the same in Peru.” She began working with Fedora LATAM to organize events, with Luis Bazan as her Fedora LATAM Mentor. Chiroque’s current focus is on young students interested in open source and Fedora. Julita organized the Fedora 17 release party, a five hour event, as her first in Peru. Activities included installation of Fedora and configuration of applications. The event also included a discussion on how to contribute to Fedora. Read more

Leaving Windows for GNU/Linux

  • Eight free open source alternatives to Windows 10: Chrome, Ubuntu, Solus and more Linux-based alternatives - what's the best alternative to Windows OS?
    Initially released in 2004, Ubuntu is Debian-based and part of the open source Linux family. Ubuntu uses Unity as its default user interface and can be run on smartphones, tablets and PCs. Key features: Libre Office, Firefox, Thunderbird, built-in Ubuntu Software Center, F-spot, an image editor, an instant messaging client called Empathy, and Ubuntu Make (developer tools centre). Pros: Comes with popular open source software pre-installed, like Firefox and Libre Office. Cons: Unfamiliar interface, perhaps aimed at more technical audience.
  • Windows 10 computers crash when Amazon Kindles are plugged in
    Dozens of Microsoft Windows 10 users are reporting that their computers crash when plugging in Amazon Kindles. The issue appears to be caused by the recent Windows 10 Anniversary update. Users of Amazon’s Paperwhite and Voyage attempting to either transfer books or charge their devices via USB are seeing their various Windows 10 laptops and desktops locking up and requiring rebooting. Pooka, a user of troubleshooting forum Ten Forums said: “I’ve had a Kindle paperwhite for a few years no and never had an issue with connecting it via USB. However, after the recent Windows 10 updates, my computer BSOD’s [blue screen of death] and force restarts almost as soon as I plug my Kindle in.” On Microsoft’s forums, Rick Hale said: “On Tuesday, I upgraded to the Anniversary Edition of Windows 10. Last night, for the first time since the upgrade, I mounted my Kindle by plugging it into a USB 2 port. I immediately got the blue screen with the QR code. I rebooted and tried several different times, even using a different USB cable, but that made no difference.” Another forum user, Tuscat, who found the issue affected both an HP laptop and a Dell desktop said: “It’s pretty frustrating because I need to transfer some PDFs to the Kindle for my son’s school classes.” The issue appears to be affecting regular Windows 10 Anniversary update users and those on Microsoft’s Insider programme for pre-release software testing.

'Open' Processor

  • 25-core open source chip could pave way for monster 200,000-core PC
    PRINCETON UNIVERSITY BOFFINS have developed a 25-core open source processor that can be scaled to create a monster 200,000-core PC stuffed with 8,000 64-bit chips. The chip is called Piton after the metal spikes driven by rock climbers into mountain sides, and was presented at the Hot Chips symposium on high-performance computing in Cupertino this week.
  • New microchip demonstrates efficiency and scalable design
    Researchers at Princeton University have built a new computer chip that promises to boost performance of data centers that lie at the core of online services from email to social media. [...] Other Princeton researchers involved in the project since its 2013 inception are Yaosheng Fu, Tri Nguyen, Yanqi Zhou, Jonathan Balkind, Alexey Lavrov, Matthew Matl, Xiaohua Liang, and Samuel Payne, who is now at NVIDIA. The Princeton team designed the Piton chip, which was manufactured for the research team by IBM. Primary funding for the project has come from the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
  • Manycore ‘Piton’ Climbs Toward 200,000-Core Peak

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