EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Akamai's Third Quarter 2016, State of the Internet Report shows a 21 percent year-over-year increase in the global average internet connection speed.
Just in time for the Christmas holidays that some of you are celebrating around the world, a new stable version of the popular OpenShot open-source video editor software arrived on December 21, 2016, with numerous goodies.
Softpedia was informed by The Document Foundation non-profit organization about the general availability of the new LibreOffice Extensions & Templates website.
The new version of Linux Mint has been released so I went ahead and downloaded it and reviewed it on my latest Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake machine. That’s when I came across the persistent Linux Mint messaging to its users that discourages software updates. That spreads a very dangerous notion that once you get everything working, you shouldn't touch it.
Linux Mint has experienced some security breaches lately, so they should not be encouraging such behavior. Linux Mint project leaders seem to undermine the value of updates and upgrades. Clement Lefebvre, the founder and project leader of Linux Mint wrote in a blog post:
With Firefox 50, Mozilla has rolled out the first major piece of its new multi-process architecture. Firefox 50 is also Firefox's current stable release.
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs us today, December 21, 2016, about the release and general availability of a new build of his ExTiX operating system based on Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak).
After announcing last week the release of the GeckoLinux Static 422.161213 Editions based on openSUSE Leap 42.2, the developers of the openSUSE-based distribution launched today new respins of the GeckoLinux Rolling Editions.
ALSA 1.1.3 Released For Linux Sound
Version 1.1.3 of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) was released today.
Flatpak 0.8.0 Linux App Sandboxing Supports Dependencies When Installing Bundles
Coming three weeks after the release of Flatpak 0.6.14, the new 0.8 stable series of the open-source and cross-distro Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework (formerly XDG-App) has landed today, December 21, 2016.
Announced by Alex Larsson on the project's GitHub page, Flatpak 0.8.0 appears that the new version is only a bugfix release laying the groundwork for the next major series, 0.9.x, which will sport a bunch of exciting new features. It requires OSTree 2016.14, but it's recommended to use OSTree 2016.15.
Oracle Launches VirtualBox 5.1.12 with Initial Linux Kernel 4.10 Support, Fixes
Oracle announced the release and immediate availability of the VirtualBox 5.1.12 maintenance update to the 5.1 stable series of the popular and open-source computer virtualization solution.
Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.12 is now available!
Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 12.
Nmap 7.40 Network Security Scanner Makes Brute Scripts Faster and More Accurate
A new stable release of the popular, cross-platform, and open-source Nmap network security scanner software landed on the last minutes of December 20, 2016, versioned 7.40.
Nmap 7.40 is here exactly two months after the release of Nmap 7.31, and promises to bring a bunch of exciting new features and goodies that ethical hackers, penetration testers, and security researchers will most definitely love, including the new "--defeat-icmp-ratelimit" option that dramatically reduces UDP scan times.