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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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  • Cutegram 2.1.1 Arrives with Many Improvements, Still the Best Telegram Client for Linux Ever

    We’ve introduced Cutegram 2 a while back as the best Telegram Client for Linux ever. Since then, the application received several maintenance releases and it has been updated today, March 29, to version 2.1.1, a point release that brings many cool features to the application.

  • Rhythmbox 3.2 Arrives with Support for Soundcloud and Numerous Improvements

    Rhythmbox 3.2 has been released today, March 29. This is the second maintenance release since Rhythmbox 3.0 was announced and it brings several new features, but also fixes those annoying bugs that you’ve reported since the last stable release of the software, version 3.1, which is still used as the default music player in many popular distributions, such as Ubuntu.

  • MKVToolnix 7.8.0 Brings More DTS Improvements, Drag and Drop Support in MKVInfo

    A new maintenance release of the powerful and popular MKVToolnix software that allows users to manipulate MKV (Matroska) files in Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, has been updated today to version 7.8.0, a release that introduces numerous improvements and some new features.

  • gnutls 3.3.14

    I've just released gnutls 3.3.14. This is a bug-fix release on the current stable branch.

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  • Git 2.3.4 Is Now Available for Download, Fixes Multiple Issues

    A new maintenance release of the Git 2.3 software, the world’s most popular distributed revision control system, was pushed today on mirrors worldwide. Git 2.3.4 is a small bugfix release that patches no more than 7 issues discovered in the previous release of the software, Git 2.3.3, which was announced last week.

  • Sound Juicer 3.16.0 Officially Released, GNOME’s Default Audio-CD Ripper

    The release of the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment is imminent, so application developers still publish their packages on the GNOME’s FTP website in preparation for tomorrow’s big announcement.

  • MuseScore 2.0 Milestone Release – Free Music Scoring App [Install in Ubuntu]

    MuseScore is a free, open-source music notation and composition application built using Qt 5, with access to thousands of music sheets, an integrated sequencer to allow for immediate playback and many more features. Version 2.0 was released today, March 25, and it represents a milestone release in the development of MuseScore, shipping with an impressive number of new features, varying from major UI changes to musical notation features like tablature support, or improved playback support.

  • Edit UEFI varstores

    UEFI firmware has a concept of persistent variables. They are used to control the boot order amongst other things. They are stored in non-volatile RAM on the system board, or for virtual machines in a host file.

  • Python for remote reconfiguration of server firmware

    There's documentation in the README, and I'm sorry for the API being kind of awful (it suffers rather heavily from me writing Python while knowing basically no Python). Still, it ought to work. I'm interested in hearing from anybody with problems, anybody who's interested in getting it on Pypi and anybody who's willing to add support for new HP systems.

It's Now Easier To Try PHP 7 On Fedora & RHEL

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For those interested in PHP 7, it's now easier to try out the development version of the next-generation PHP on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux based operating systems.

It's already easy to build PHP (7) on most any supported platform, but for those interested in RPMs and Yum'ing, there's now pre-built packages of PHP7 in its current development state. Remi Collet who often handles the PHP packages for Fedora, has put out an experimental package collection containing the early PHP7 packages.

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  • QEMU 2.3 RC1 Released With Many Last Minute Changes

    Following last week's QEMU 2.3-rc0 release, out today is 2.3-RC1 with over 100 changes in the past few days.

  • Shotwell 0.22.0 Photo Manager Released [Install in Ubuntu]

    Shotwell is a powerful photo manager for GNOME, and a good alternative to applications such as DigiKam (for KDE) or Fotoxx. Shotwell comes with features such as organizing tools, editing photos by applying various adjustments, tags and has support for formats like JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, RAW photo images and video files.

  • Pixar Puts Out Free, Non-Commercial Spin Of RenderMan

    This proprietary software is available for 64-bit Linux with GCC 4.4.5+ and Glibc 2.12+. There's also builds for OS X and Windows.

  • MuseScore 2.0 Released!

    Today we are thrilled to announce the availability of the official MuseScore 2.0 release! This release represents the culmination of over four years of development, including technical contributions from over 400 people and feedback from hundreds more users to make this the best free and open source notation program in the world.

  • cursedmate: Right ingredients, but not yet perfect

    cursedmate is python-driven, and isn’t a bad game on the whole. The animation and movement effects are smooth, and pop-up menus and displays don’t get in the way of the action.

  • Three ways to run Windows software in Linux

    Some users switch to Linux to completely get away from Windows. But others still find some Windows software helpful or important. If you're one of those users, you'll be happy to know that there are a number of ways you can run Windows software in Linux.

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  • Calibre 2.22 Officially Released, Offers Faster Metadata Download from Amazon

    Kovid Goyal has announced the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release of his famous Calibre ebook reader, editor and organizer software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Calibre 2.22.0 introduces a number of new features, as well as multiple bug fixes that are detailed for your reading pleasure below.

  • The top five Twitter client for Ubuntu Linux

    While doing research for this piece I was surprised by how many Twitter apps that I’ve used in the past have fallen by the wayside. The apps that are no longer being developed or have stopped working for some obscure reason outweigh the amount of apps that have come along to fill the spaces, despite this I think I’ve managed to compile a list of apps that you may be compelled to try and use and possibly use as your default Twitter app.

  • GNOME's Orca Screen Reader Receives Major Improvements Ahead of GNOME 3.16

    We announced the other day that GNOME 3.16 Release Candidate was made available for testing and that many of its core components, applications, and libraries had been updated. Orca, the default screen reader and magnifier of the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated as well, with a great number of improvements, bug fixes, and updated translations.

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  • Kodi 14.2 Release Candidate Available

    Kodi 14.2 Helix is a stable bug-fix release over the existing Kodi 14 series. The 14.2 version is the second and final planned bug-fix release before Kodi 15. With today's Kodi 14.2 RC there's a handful of bug-fixes.

  • Insync 1.2 Released With New HTML5 UI

    Insync 1.2 was released today, bringing a new HTML5 UI along with improvements such as an ignore list, improved nested selective sync and more.

  • Gmail-Friendly Email Clients Available on Linux

    You turn to an outstanding email client. If you’re unsure which Linux email clients support Gmail, read on and maybe you’ll find one that perfectly suits your needs and taste.

  • MPV Movie Player Overview, Screenshots & Ubuntu Installation

    MPV is a free and open-source media player that uses the ffmpeg backend, with a basic interface, yet support for all the formats that ffmpeg can handle (including MKV or AVI). In this article I will take a look at this player’s features, show some of the commands used to control it as well as give installation instructions for Ubuntu and Mint.

Wine 1.7.39 and CrossOver 14.1

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