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  • Weblate 2.11

    Exactly on the schedule, Weblate 2.11 is out today. This release brings extended stats available to users and various other improvements and bug fixes.

  • Quickly Take + Annotate Screenshots on Ubuntu with Shots

    If you’re looking for a simple way to quickly capture desktops and add a few annotations, we’ve found an app that you’ll want to try. Shots (stylised as –shots, but we’ll drop the dashes for this article) is a Electron-based screenshot app available for Windows, macOS and Linux

  • 3 desktop wikis to help organize information

    When you think of the word "wiki," examples like MediaWiki or DokuWiki probably come to mind. They're open source, useful, powerful, and flexible. They can be great tools for collaborating, working on your own, or just organizing the piles of information in your life.

    On the other hand, those wikis are also big. They need quite a bit of additional digital plumbing to run. For many of us, this is overkill, especially if we only want to use wikis on our desktops.

    If you want to get that wiki feeling on your desktop without dealing with all of that plumbing, you easily can. There are a number of solid lightweight wikis that can help you organize your information, keep track of your task, manage your notes, and more.

    Let's take a look at three of those lightweight, desktop wikis.

  • darktable 2.2.3 Open-Source RAW Image Editor Brings Subtraction of Black Levels

    It looks to us like the developers of the darktable open-source and cross-platform RAW image editor are very active lately, and they now announced the availability of the third maintenance update to the major darktable 2.2 stable series of the application.

  • Krita 3.1.2 released!

    Krita 3.1.2, released on February 1st 2017, is the first bugfix release in the 3.1 release series. But there are a few extra new features thrown in for good measure!

  • Krita 3.1.2 Free Digital Painting App Released with Audio Support for Animations

    The Krita Foundation announced the general availability of the first point release to the Krita 3.1 stable series of the open-source, free, and cross-platform digital painting software.

    A major release, Krita 3.1 is the most advanced version of the application featuring full support for Apple's Mac OS X operating system, the ability to render animations to MKV, OGG, MP4, or GIF files through the powerful FFmpeg multimedia backend, a brand-new color selector, a stop-based gradient editor, and much more.

  • MythTV 0.28.1 Open-Source DVR Released with Over 130 Improvements and Bug Fixes

    The major MythTV 0.28 release of the open-source digital video recorder project received today its first point release after almost 10 months since its initial launch.

    MythTV's goal has always been to be the free and open source home entertainment application for GNU/Linux users who want to turn their computers into a home theater PC (HTPC) or media center PC.

  • The Document Foundation announces feature-rich LibreOffice 5.3

    The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.3, one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the application. The office suite is immediately available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, and for the first time also for the private cloud.

  • LibreOffice under the hood: six months of progress to 5.3

    Today we release LibreOffice 5.3.0, the next step in our journey: rich in features indeed - but (understandably) the media like to focus on the things you can see. What about the things you cannot ? the increasingly awesome underpinnings on which we're building the next round of improvements. Again - to see the pretty things people made and (more importantly) who did the heavy lifting checkout the user visible features from many great hackers, translators, UX designers etc. Here I am going to focus on the under-sung heros of making everything else better. There is an official 5.3 wiki page, but I expand on this and dive in more deeply here.

  • LibreOffice 5.3 Is Here

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  • tito 0.6.10

    tito 0.6.10 was tagged and built this morning, brought to you almost entirely by the newest tito committer skuznets.

  • Latest Shotwell Releases Enable HTTPS Encryption, Change Your Passwords Now

    Shotwell maintainer Jens Georg announced earlier the availability of two new maintenance versions of the open-source Shotwell image viewer and organizer application for GNU/Linux operating systems.

    Shotwell 0.24.5 and 0.25.4 are now available for download, and it looks like the only change is the use of consistent HTTPS (Secure HTTP) encryption for all the included publishing plugins. This will make sure that your connections to various publishing services supported by the application are kept secure at all time and no one will be able to intercept it and stole your credentials.

  • Vivaldi 1.7 Is Just Around the Corner, Lets You Share Things More Efficiently

    The development cycle of the Vivaldi 1.7 web browser is nearing completion, and Ruarí Ødegaard is today informing us about the availability of a new snapshot that addresses several regressions and implements a couple of new features.

    The Vivaldi developer working on the Linux port of the Chromium-based web browser is reporting that the team is closing in on the final Vivaldi 1.7, and Vivaldi Browser Snapshot 1.7.735.27 is here to focuses on addressing the most important and critical regressions to offer users a polished, stable, and reliable release.

  • Comodo extends endpoint protection to Mac and Linux

    Businesses are increasingly aware of the need to protect their endpoint systems. However, they tend to concentrate most of their efforts on Windows which can leave other platforms vulnerable.

  • You Can Now Install Snap Apps on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Yup, you read that right: Ubuntu 14.04, aka the Trusty Tahr, aka the LTS before the most recent LTS.

    While most people reading this post will be doing so from a more recent version of Ubuntu than Trusty, the arrival of Snapd in the Trusty archives means even more folks can fool around with the new software deployment and package management system.

  • Chrome/Chromium's EXO Now Supports Hardware Cursors

    Thanks to David Reveman, there is now hardware cursor support for EXO.

  • Bigger, better LibreOffice 5.3 released for the cloud

    The latest version of LibreOffice is out now for Linux, macOS, Windows, and, at long last, the cloud.

  • LibreOffice 5.3 Released, Called ‘Most Feature-Rich Release’ Ever

    LibreOffice 5.3 is now available to download, and The Document Foundation is calling it 'one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the application'!

  • Simple Menu Launcher Is The KDE App Launcher I’ve Been Dreaming Of

    I’ve recently started using KDE Plasma again after several years of only poking around in GNOME-based desktops, e.g. Unity, Budgie, Cinnamon, etc.

    While I wouldn’t say I’m fully orientated in K Desktop Environment land just yet I am enjoying the learning curve; playing with a desktop environment as configurable as Plasma is actually rather fun, and encountering quirks and new different workflows is a constructive challenge, making me think about why I ‘prefer’ to do things in certain ways.

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  • Meet Stacer, a System Optimizer App for Ubuntu

    Stacey helps you monitor system resource usage, clear app caches, uninstall unwanted apps, and even stop system processes from running in the background.

  • Open source software tools of DevOps

    Unlike most technology trends, DevOps’ focus is on the collaborative elements of delivery infrastructure bringing together software developers – those who know exactly why they are building a particular piece of software – and operations personnel – those who are maintaining the IT infrastructure. Bridging the silos between the two sides, the early pioneers of DevOps were hoping this would enable IT professionals to make better judgments about how to deploy and integrate software more effectively.

  • 5 DevOps Tools for Logging and Monitoring

    Enter the new wave of powerful open logging and monitoring solutions. Some of these focus on targeted tasks, such as container cluster monitoring and performance analysis, while others qualify as holistic monitoring and alerting toolkits, capable of multi-dimensional data collection and querying.

  • lnav – An Advanced Console Based Log File Viewer for Linux

    LNAV stands for Log file Navigator is an advanced console based log file viewer for Linux. It does the same job how other file viewers doing like cat, more, tail, etc but have more enhanced features which is not available in normal file viewers (especially, it will comes with set of color and easy to read format).

  • PacketFence v6.5 released

    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence v6.5.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.

  • Comodo Extends Advanced Endpoint Protection to Mac OS X and Linux Systems

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  • ClamAV Antivirus Scanner For Linux (Review + Installation + Usage)

    Malware, Viruses and Trojans on Linux are rare but not impossible as many would have you believe. So for the few times, you may need an antivirus ClamAV is an awesome choice.
    Though, I have never used any Antiviruses in Linux but I think one may need in some cases. There is an article on LinuxAndUbuntu that discusses in detail when you might want to use an Antivirus in Linux.

  • Calibre 2.78 Open-Source eBook Organizer Supports Newest Kobo eReader Firmware

    Calibre developer Kovid Goyal announced the availability of Calibre 2.78.0, the latest stable version of the popular and open-source ebook library management software for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms.

    Calibre 2.78 comes exactly two weeks after the January 13 release of Calibre 2.77, which was only a bugfix version bringing various improvements to the Edit Book, DOCX output, and E-book Viewer components.

  • Deluge 1.3.13 (BitTorrent Client) Brings Fixes And Changes

    As you may know, Deluge is an open-source, multi-platform, multi-interface (GTK+, web and command-line) BitTorrent client based on libtorrent-rasterbar. The Deluge daemon can run on headless machines with the user-interfaces being able to connect remotely.

  • Icculus: EmScripten Audio Conversion Performance In The Web Browser

    Linux game porter and SDL developer Ryan "Icculus" Gordon has shared some performance measurements when bringing SDL's new audio conversion support within web-browsers using EmScripten.

    Within the latest SDL development code is audio conversion support. Ryan Gordon was testing it by seeing how long it takes to use a 12MB Wav file and re-sample it 500 times.

  • G’MIC 1.7.9 (Standalone Software And GIMP Plugin) Has Been Released

    As you may know, G’MIC (GREYC’s Magic Image Converter) is a editing tool, that can be used with GIMP or as a standalone application, being available for both Linux and Windows. G’MIC provides a window which enables the users to add more than 500 filters over photos and preview the result, in order to give the photos some other flavor.

    G’Mic comes with different interfaces: a command-line tool, an interface for webcam manipulation, build in Qt and a library and plugin for GIMP.

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Kodi v17.0 “Krypton” Release Candidate 4

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  • Kodi v17.0 “Krypton” Release Candidate 4

    This is the fourth Release Candidate for our upcoming v17.0 “Krypton” which contains our continuous effort to further improve v17.0 before we make it final. Our team will certainly try to tackle as much of the reported problems as possible with the limited resources we have. We do want to note that since we are just a small team some of the reported bugs might not get fixed due to lack of developers or time. As such we would certainly welcome any developer who has the ability to help us out to try and fix the bugs he or she encounters and submit it to our code base for review. We sure would like to thank every one involved with either development, testing or simply helping out others with answering their questions.

  • Kodi 17.0 Is Near With The RC4 Release

    The release of Kodi 17.0 "Krypton" is near and today the fourth release candidate is now available for testing.

  • Kodi 17 "Krypton" Media Center Gets One More Release Candidate, Go Out and Test

    Only two weeks after XBMC Foundation announced the decision of codenaming the Kodi 18 release as "Leia," after the late Carrie Fisher, but also to celebrate 40 years of the Star Wars saga, they are today releasing what it could be the last Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Kodi 17 "Krypton" media center.

    Martijn Kaijser today announced the availability of Kodi 17.0 RC4, which comes about 11 days after the third Release Candidate. Kodi 17 development is ongoing since December 2015, but the first Alpha builds arrived six months later, around May 2016, and it now finally looks like the final release of the open-source media center is nearing its official launch.

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  • MATE Dock Applet Sees New Release

    MATE Dock Applet 0.76 was released today, bringing support for startup notifications when launching application, as well as some new cosmetic options.

  • Metamorphose 2 Bulk Rename Tool Available In PPA For Ubuntu 16.10 [Quick Update]

    Metamorphose 2 is an advanced batch file and folder renamer for Linux and Windows. The application features a wide range of renaming options, allows previewing changes before applying them, allows saving the renaming rules for future use, and much more.

  • Designing for failure

    Nobody starts a free-software project hoping that it will fail, so it is a rare project indeed that plans for its eventual demise. But not all projects succeed, and a project that doesn't plan for failure risks is doing its users harm. Dan Callahan joined Mozilla to work on the Persona authentication project, and he was there for its recent shutdown. At the 2017 linux.conf.au, he used his keynote slot to talk about the lessons that have been learned about designing a project for failure.

    Mozilla is a non-profit organization dedicated to the open Internet. It "does lots of stuff", including the Firefox browser. Firefox helps to protect the net as an open resource in a number of ways, including giving Mozilla a place at the table in settings where the design of the web is under discussion. The web, he said, is too great to leave in the hands of corporations.

  • Are you Privacy Aware? Data Privacy Day, and Every Day

    In a world where apps, products and devices are all powered by your personal data, creating awareness and enabling people to protect their data privacy is more important than ever. Data Privacy Day is around the corner (January 28) and we’re happy to support this day dedicated to empowering individuals and asking businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.

    At Mozilla, every day is Data Privacy Day. What do I mean by this? Respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust are built into the core of Mozilla, our products and everything we do. This is because we aren’t your average tech company. We’re also the champions of the internet and protectors of internet health. We fight to advance and protect the internet as part of our mission because we believe that the internet is a shared global public resource that needs to remain open and accessible to all.

  • Vivaldi 1.7 Browser to Introduce Powerful Commands for Controlling Noisy Tabs

    After a two-week pause, today we see the release of a new snapshot of the upcoming Chromium-based Vivaldi 1.7 web browser, which appears to add a multitude of improvements and bug fixes.

    If you're one of those computer users who think nothing is more annoying than an advert or video playing in a background tab, causing you to not fully concentrate on your tasks, the answer might come from today's Vivaldi Snapshot 1.7.735.11, which introduces a new set of powerful commands for controlling those noisy tabs.

  • Google Chrome 56 Released, Brings WebGL 2.0 and Flac Support

    Google Chrome 56 is rolling out to desktop users, with a number of small new features and security fixes in tow.

    Those of you who dislike Flash will be pleased to hear that as of this release ‘HTML5 by Default‘ is enabled for all users. The feature is part of wider efforts to wean web users off of Adobe Flash, leading to abetter performance and safer web browsing.

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  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

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Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

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