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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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  • Solving ODEs on Linux

    Many problems in science and engineering are modeled through ordinary differential equations (ODEs). An ODE is an equation that contains a function of one independent variable and its derivatives. This means that practically any system that changes over time can be modeled with an ODE, from celestial mechanics to chemistry reaction rates to ecology and population modeling.

  • Twitch.tv Indicator Lets You Know When The Channels You Follow Go Live

    Twitch Indicator is, like its name suggests, a www.twitch.tv appindicator. In case you're not familiar with Twitch, this is a popular live streaming video platform that primarily focuses on video gaming.

    The purpose of Twitch Indicator is to track the channels you follow and notify you when they go live. Besides notifications, which can be turned off from the indicator settings, the list of live channels is displayed in the indicator menu and clicking on any channel will open its Twitch page in your default web browser.

  • Rygel 0.25.3 Media Server Brings Server, Tracker, Renderer, and GStreamer Improvements

    Rygel, an open-source home media solution that allows users to easily share all kinds of multimedia files to various UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) devices has been recently updated to version 0.25.3 as part of the GNOME 3.16 Release Candidate desktop environment.

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GTK+ 3.16 Will Bring Support for HiDPI Pointer Cursors in Wayland

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The GTK+ 3.15.12 toolkit has been released recently as part of the GNOME 3.16 RC (Release Candidate) desktop environment and it introduces the last changes to be implemented in the final GTK+ 3.16.0 released, which will be distributed alongside GNOME 3.16, due for release on March 25, 2015.

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