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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 11:30:17 AM
  • 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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Phoronix: Steam's Linux Marketshare For January Was 0.8%

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 11:01:27 AM
Valve has released their latest monthly numbers for the Steam Survey, including the Linux stats...

TuxMachines: Best Linux distros

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 10:27:10 AM

While it may not be as popular as Windows or MacOS, Linux is often the operating system of choice for those in the know. A combination of power and versatility has made Linux a firm favourite among developers and self-professed tech geeks over the years.

Contrary to popular belief, however, you don't need to be a programmer or a lifelong tech head to start using Linux. Most of the more popular distros are exceedingly easy to use, with heaps of documentation and guides available online. Best of all, Linux is classed as 'open source' software, meaning that it's completely free!

One brief disclaimer before we dive in; due to the nature of open source development, most of these distros are available in multiple different flavours - each of which will have various strengths and weaknesses. They'll all be broadly similar, but it's worth having a quick look at the specifics to decide which particular variant is best for you.

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LXer: Arrive On Time With NTP -- Part 3: Secure Setup

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 10:17:23 AM
Earlier in this series, I provided a brief overview of NTP and then looked at important NTP options to lock down your servers. In this article, I’ll look at some additional security concerns.

TuxMachines: Open Source BioHack Kit in courses and on tour

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 09:34:29 AM

This week, the fourth annual BioHack Academy has started. Over a period of ten weeks, two full days a week, participants at half a dozen locations all over the world will learn to build a small biotechnology lab, deploy it, and share the results.

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TuxMachines: Open Source Eye for the Android Guy

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 09:25:25 AM

Do you ever look at your Android phone and wonder how much of the software on it is open source? I just did, and I was surprised at how little FOSS I had on it. Could I change that? After a bunch of searching, I did. But only a little.

Android itself is an open source project. Google controls the main branch and can keep you from using the “Android” trademark if you fork the project, but otherwise you can do anything you like with the code.

Now let’s talk about Android applications. Maybe I shouldn’t admit this in public, but until the idea for this essay came up last week in a conversation with FOSS Force editor Christine Hall, I hadn’t thought much about Android app licenses, not even when choosing apps for my own use.

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LXer: Analyzing performance using perf annotate

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 09:08:46 AM
This article demonstrates how Perf annotate can be used to analyze performance details alongside actual code with their assembly instructions. It also describes how the new cross-architecture annotation can be used to analyze recorded profile on different architecture, for example, record data on IBM PowerPC server and annotate on your notebook or x86 system.

TuxMachines: Solus Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.9.7, Uses Applications from GNOME 3.22 Stack

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 08:57:49 AM

Today we have some great news for those of you who use the Solus operating system on your personal computers, as a bunch of new updates pushed recently into the stable software repositories brought some of the latest Open Source technologies.

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TuxMachines: Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Installer RC2 Is Out, Now Supports Linux Kernel 4.9

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 08:55:52 AM

Debian Project's Cyril Bruleboi is today announcing the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) version of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Installer system.

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Reddit: Linux Tutorial for New Users :) (7:23:52)

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 08:53:48 AM

Reddit: LWN.net Weekly Edition for January 26, 2017

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 08:13:26 AM

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 08:09:33 AM

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LXer: CoreOS Drives Container Management Forward with Tectonic 1.5

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 08:00:08 AM
New release of commercially supported Kubernetes distribution updates with improved storage and network configuration options.

LXer: Fedora 26 Linux to Ship with GNOME 3.24 Desktop, Support Creation of LVM RAID

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:51:31 AM
The last day of January 2017 was an important date for Fedora 26 Linux's development cycle as it meant the deadline for submitting proposals for system-wide changes was reached.

Reddit: Look before you paste

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:40:20 AM

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  • LinuXatUSIL – Previas 2 for #LinuxPlaya
    Damian from GNOME Argentina explained us some code based on this tutorial and the widgets in Glade were presented.
  • RancherOS v0.8.0 released! [Ed: and a bugfix release, 0.8.1, out today]
    RancherOS v0.8.0 is now available! This release has taken a bit more time than prior versions, as we’ve been laying more groundwork to allow us to do much faster updates, and to release more often.
  • The Technicals For Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Tell An Interesting Tale
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 1 Released | New Features And Download
    Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Beta 1 release is finally here. If you’re interested, you can go ahead and download the ISO images of the participating flavors, which are, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu Studio. Powered by Linux kernel 4.10, these releases feature the latest stable versions of their respective desktop environments. This release will be followed by the Final Beta release on March 23 and final release on April 13.
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 1 Now Available to Download
    The first beta releases in the Ubuntu 17.04 development cycle are ready for testing, with Xubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Budgie among the flavors taking part.

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