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First Look at OSMC RC on the Raspberry Pi 2

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OSMC is the successor of Raspbmc and Crystalbuntu, created and maintained by Sam Nazarko. It is licensed under the GNU GPL v2 license. It aims to be simple and easy to use, with no knowledge of Linux needed. This is because the system is managed through the OSMC interface. If you want to experiment, there are the complete Debian repositories available containing more than 30,000 packages.

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Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.7.40 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Support for kernel job objects.
- Various fixes to the ListView control.
- Better support for OOB data in Windows Sockets.
- Support for DIB images in the OLE data cache.
- Improved support for MSI patches.
- Some fixes for ACL file permissions.
- Various bug fixes.

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  • Django 1.8 release notes

    These release notes cover the new features, as well as some backwards incompatible changes you’ll want to be aware of when upgrading from Django 1.7 or older versions. We’ve also begun the deprecation process for some features, and some features have reached the end of their deprecation process and have been removed.

  • VirtualBox 5.0 Will Bring Disk Image Encryption, Paravirtualization Support for Linux and Windows Guests

    Oracle, through Frank Mehnert, had the pleasure of informing users that they’ve opened the development cycle for the next major release of their powerful VirtualBox virtualization software for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

  • The VirtualBox 5.0 beta is finally here

    Oracle's desktop virtualization software gets its first major point revision in almost five years, but the changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary

  • Kodi (XBMC Media Center) 15.0 Alpha 2 Released with Chapter Selector Window, Audio and Subtitle Lists

    The Kodi development team has announced today, April 2, that the second Alpha release of the forthcoming Kodi 15.0 “Isengard” media center (formerly XBMC Media Center) is now available for download and testing. This a great milestone in the development cycle of Kodi 15, as it introduces even more new features and improvements when compared with the first Alpha release of the software.

  • Kodi 15.0 Isengard – Alpha 2

    In many ways, we could call Isengard the release that finally answers many of the oldest requests we have. With Alpha1 we introduced Skip Steps, which allow the user to more naturally and organically find the exact moment they are attempting to skip to in the show or movie, a request that’s existed since at least 2009. We also implemented external subtitle support over UPnP, another very old feature request. This month, we’ve added a few more.

  • Kodi 15 Alpha 2 Released

    With Kodi 14.2 now having been released, Kodi 15 Alpha 2 is now available for those wishing to live on the bleeding-edge Kodi/XBMC multimedia experience.

  • Krita 2.9.2 Released

    It’s April! We’ve got another bug-fix and polish release of Krita!

  • Git 2.3.5 Out Now, Includes a Great Number of Improvements

    The Git 2.3 software, one of the most popular distributed revision control systems in the world, got a new maintenance release, version 2.3.5. This point release introduces a great number of improvements and fixes major bugs that have been discovered since Git 2.3.4, which was announced on March 24, 2015.

  • LibreOffice 4.4.2 "Fresh" Stable Officially Released, Upgrade Now

    The Document Foundation has just revealed that LibreOffice 4.4.2 has finally reached a stable status and is now available for download. This is a maintenance update that brings a host of fixes and other improvements.

  • GSoC 2015 applications for phpMyAdmin

    As usual, I look at the application stats for phpMyAdmin just after student application period of Google Summer of Code is over.

  • phpMyAdmin 4.4 Released

    Version 4.4 of the popular phpMyAdmin MySQL database administration software is now available.

  • Linux Users Rejoice! StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX Hits The Market

    SPX features, which were built based on feedback from StorageCraft partners, allow for quick and efficient sector-level backup of an entire Linux system, including the operating system, applications, settings, services and data. And if disaster occurs, IT administrators can recover their systems within minutes, allowing a business or organization to quickly regain access to their systems and data.

  • StorageCraft brings backup and recovery to Linux servers, revamps cloud services

Leftovers: Software

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  • Obnam 4.1 released

    It is with great pleasure and satisfaction that I release version 4.1 of Obnam, my backup program. This version includes a radically innovative approaches to data compression and de-duplication, as well as some other changes and bug fixes.

  • man-pages-3.82 is released

    I've released man-pages-3.82. The release tarball is available on The browsable online pages can be found on The Git repository for man-pages is available on

  • GnuCash Accounting App Gets Updated with Latest US Income Tax Data

    GnuCash is a personal and small-business financial/accounting application that's been freely licensed and distributed under the GNU GPL license for a long time. A new update that brings numerous bug fixes has been released and is now ready for download.

  • Audacity 2.1.0 Released
  • CrossOver for Linux Available with a 40% Discount for Less than a Day

    CrossOver Linux is an application based on Wine that permits users to install and run software that was designed for Windows operating systems. It's more than just front-end for Wine, and it comes with some interesting features, so the fact that you can buy it at a big discount should catch your eye.

Leftovers: Software

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  • Geary 0.10.0 Email Client Arrives with Support for Multiple Email Addresses per Account

    The modern Geary email client that is currently used in several well-known distributions, has been updated on March 30 to version 0.10.0, a quite small release, but an important milestone in the development cycle towards the final 1.0.0 release of the software.

  • Could Docker replace package management?

    Conventional wisdom holds that containers are fast on their way to remaking everything from application deployment to the design of ultralean Linux distributions. That last part raises a question, though: Could container technologies like Docker be used to solve Linux's long-standing conundrums with package management? Might containers provide a path away from dependency hell and competing (and incompatible) package standards?

    In the yes camp: The folks at CoreOS, creators of the Linux distribution that revolves entirely around containers, not packages, as its basic unit of modularity.

  • Docker 1.6 Coming April 7

    Some of the big additions set to debut in Docker 1.6 will be a native Windows client. Building Docker images will also get a boost with the ability to building images from an image ID as well as having the ability to impose constraints (memory etc) on images.

  • Pushbullet Indicator Gets Option To Reply To SMS, WhatsApp And Telegram, Full Universal Copy And Paste Support

    Pushbullet Indicator was updated today with new features like bidirectional universal copy and paste, option to send SMS from the desktop and more.

  • Download Manager flareGet Gets Updated

    flareGet, a full-featured, multi-threaded, multi-segment download manager and accelerator for Linux, is now at version 4.2-92 and is ready for download. This is minor update, but it does bring a few important changes.

  • gThumb 3.3.4 Image Viewer Has Been Updated for GNOME 3.16

    Paolo Bacchilega has announced earlier today, March 30, that the gThumb 3.3 image viewer application has been updated for the newly released GNOME 3.16 desktop environment and GTK+ 3.16 toolkit. This is the fourth maintenance version of gThumb 3.3 and introduces a number of improvements, bugfixes, and updated translations over the previous stable release.

  • Limba Project: Another progress report

    The Limba package format should be stable by now – since Limba is still Alpha software, I will however, make breaking changes in case there is a huge flaw which makes it reasonable to break the IPK package format. I don’t think that this will happen though, as the Limba packages are designed to be easily backward- and forward compatible.

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Docker 1.6 Coming April 7

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Some of the big additions set to debut in Docker 1.6 will be a native Windows client. Building Docker images will also get a boost with the ability to building images from an image ID as well as having the ability to impose constraints (memory etc) on images.

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Also: Could Docker replace package management?

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