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  • 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.

OpenShot 2.2

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  • OpenShot 2.2 Released | 4K Video Editing!

    Happy Holidays to all the OpenShot supporters around the world! I am very proud to announce the latest and greatest release of OpenShot (version 2.2) has just arrived, and is ready to edit all your holiday videos! It’s faster, more stable, and better than ever!

  • OpenShot 2.2 Video Editor Debuts: Faster Performance, Better 4K/5K Video Editing

    In case you plan to do any video editing for your 2016 holiday videos and are deciding between the different open-source non-linear video editors, OpenShot 2.2 was released this morning as a sizable feature update.

    OpenShot 2.2 delivers on performance improvements (for some operations, more than 10x faster than the previous release), editing HD videos (1080p / 4K / 5K) is vastly improved, there is a new caching engine, stability improvements, keyframe enhancements, better error handling, new title templates, and various bug fixes.

GCC 6.3, Nmap 7.40, Nmap 7.40

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  • Nextcloud introduces editing from a public shared link with Collabora Online

    Last week Nextcloud 11 was released by our partner Nextcloud. This release, focused brings notable improvements to the Collabora Online 2.0 integration, the enterprise ready cloud document suite solution created by Collabora Productivity and available from Nextcloud.

  • Nextcloud 11, Collabora Online 2.0 Allow Collaborative Editing from Shared Links

    In a public announcement, Collabora Productivity informed us today, December 20, 2016, about a new, exciting feature that was recently introduced by the Nextcloud 11 self-hosting cloud server system.

    Last week on this day, Nextcloud announced the release of Nextcloud 11, the latest stable and most advanced version of the ownCloud fork that users can easily transform into a safe home for all of their data. Two weeks ago, the enterprise-ready cloud document suite Collabora Online 2.0 was released, bringing collaborative editing.

  • Best Network Tools to manage your network

    On this ocassion we’re going to bring you a compilation of all those network tools you should know about in order to correctly manage your networks.

    Many of these network tools have been around for some time, but they all continue evolving and are still used in productive environments. They’re free, or at least have an open version. On another note, we’d be delighted to receive new proposals for us to evaluate and add to the list. Drop your commentaries letting us know which tools you think are the best for networks, and which of those you’d add to our list. We want to hear from you!

  • Adobe Flash Player Major Unlimited Update Download Available for Linux

    If you are a Linux user, then you probably already know that a good amount of time has passed since a major Flash Player update has been released for this platform. We’re not sure what Adobe is trying to do in this case, but it has just released the Flash Player version 24 for Linux and now it has almost all features and options as the latest Flash Player version that has been released for Windows OS and Mac OS.

  • Adobe Flash Player Update: Microsoft Blocked Associated Content [Ed: Microsoft spies on everything you do, gives the NSA back doors, but then this]

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  • Recent Linux App Updates Round-Up

    A number of nifty Linux apps we’ve written about previously have shared some updates over the past few days.

    Rather than write about each of them individually we thought we’d round-up them up into one quick-fire, easy-to-digest post.

  • 9 Best Text Editors For Linux And Programming | 2017

    The year 2017 is about to arrive. Just in case you’re looking for some powerful text editor for Linux to kickstart programming new year, you’re at the right place. While the debate of the best programming editors for Linux won’t end anytime soon, there are many editors that bring an impressive set of features. While Vim, Emacs, and Nano are older and dependable players in the game, Atom, Brackets, and Sublime Text are relatively newer text editors.

  • The Long Road to Adobe Flash Player 24 for Linux
  • Adobe Releases Flash Player 24 for Linux Four Years After the Last Major Update
  • Another look at GNOME recipes

    Most importantly, as you can see in these screenshots, we have received some contributed recipes. Thanks to everybody who has sent us one! If you haven’t yet, please do. You may win a prize, if we can work out the logistics Smile

  • This week in GTK+ – 29

    In this last week, the master branch of GTK+ has seen 20 commits, with 883 lines added and 2740 lines removed.

  • OpenSSH 7.4 released!
  • OpenSSH 7.4 Removes Server Support for the SSH-1 Protocol, Adds New Features

    OpenSSH 7.4 has been released today, December 19, 2016, as the latest and most advanced stable release of the open-source and portable 100% complete SSH protocol 2.0 implementation used on Linux, BSD, and other Unix-like platforms.

    OpenSSH 7.4 is here four and a half months after the release of OpenSSH 7.3, and it promises to be primarily a bugfix release that addresses many of the security issues discovered since OpenSSH 7.3. But first, it looks like this version includes various under-the-hood changes that may affect existing configurations.

    For example, it removes support for the the SSH version 1 protocol as SSH2 is a more secure, efficient, and portable version of SSH (Secure Shell), which delivers SSH-encrypted SFTP functionality. It also removes 3des-cbc from the client's default proposal, as well as support for pre-authentication compression.

  • Announcing git-cinnabar 0.4.0 release candidate 2
  • Google Upstreams Chrome on iOS Source Code In Chromium

    Google developers today pushed a bunch of their Chrome on iOS code into the upstream Chromium Git repository.

    Over the course of 11 commits, Google appears to have upstreamed much of their Chrome iOS source-code into Chromium.

Wine 1.8.6 Stable Release Supports Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 & AMD Radeon HD 6480G

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Today, December 19, 2016, a new stable release of the Wine 1.8 free, open-source and cross-platform implementation of Windows on Unix arrived for GNU/Linux and macOS platforms, versioned 1.8.6.

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Also: Wine 1.8.6 Released

GNOME Recipes

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  • GNOME Recipes Serves Up Some New Designs
  • GNOME Wants To Help You Cook With GNOME Recipes

    While Matthias Clasen is usually busy working on GTK+, improving GNOME Wayland support, and other core engineering tasks, recently he's been working on a new GNOME application: GNOME Recipes.

    GNOME Recipes is a recipe viewer for the GNOME desktop. It's not just a UI to some web-based recipe service, but currently they are collecting their own recipes -- via BugZilla in fact. But there is also a request to use WikiBooks recipes as a source for a more diverse selection of recipes and in many different languages.

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  • NetworkManager 1.4.4
  • NetworkManager 1.4.4 Supports Restart Without Connection Disruption, Fixes Bugs

    Lubomir Rintel, one of the developers working on the widely-used open-source network management solution for GNU/Linux distributions NetworkManager, announced the release of NetworkManager 1.4.4.

    NetworkManager 1.4.4 is the latest stable and most advanced build of the software, which should be used by all Linux-based operating systems that prefer this graphical solution for helping users to easily connect to Wi-Fi and wired networks, as well as Point To Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) or VPN (Virtual Private Network) connections.

  • Top 16 best network monitoring tools for 2016

    Towards the end of 2016 we made a short introduction to network monitoring and we told you about the main characteristics to keep in mind when selecting a network monitoring tool. This was meant for users whose installation couldn’t conform with standard syslog monitoring or standard bandwidths.

  • 4 Essential Tools to Search the Filesystem

    Desktop search is a software application which searches the contents of computer files, rather than searching the internet. The purpose of this software is to enable the user to locate information on their computer that they just cannot seem to find. Typically, this data includes emails, chat logs, documents, contact lists, graphics files, as well as multimedia files including video and audio.

    Searching a hard disk can be slow, especially bearing in mind the large storage capacities of modern hard disks. To ensure considerably better performance, desktop search engines build and maintain an index database. Populating this database is a system intensive activity. Consequently, desktop search engines can carry out indexing when the computer is not being used.

    One of the key benefits of this type of software is that it allows the user to locate data stored on their hard disk almost instantaneously. They are designed to be fast. They are not integrated with a different application, such as a file manager.

  • Don Libes' Expect: A Surprisingly Underappreciated Unix Automation Tool

    In this article, I will attempt to convince you that Expect is an extremely underappreciated tool for automating terminal applications in Unix.

    Why do I feel so strongly about this? Well, if you're like me you know that the best way to make a great impression at a party is to boast about your excellent understanding of the Unix command-line. However, if you really want to be the life of the party, you not only need to show that you know the commands, you must also demonstrate that you can automate everything.

Adobe Needs GNU/Linux

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  • After ignoring Linux for years, Adobe releases Flash 24 for Linux

    Adobe has just released the first final Adobe Flash Player stable release, Flash Player 24, for GNU/Linux in years.

    The company announced back in September 2016 that it would bring back Flash for Linux from the dead. This came as a surprise as it had ignored Linux for the most part when it comes to Flash.

  • Adobe Brings Flash For Linux Back From The Dead (How Cute)

    After years of neglecting to do so, Adobe has now released Flash Player 24 for GNU/Linux. Now Windows, Mac and Linux are being offered the same version of Flash Player for the first time in ages. But considering Flash is already dying a slow and painful death, this might be too little too late.

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  • Trying out Mosh – the Mobile Shell

    Mosh is great for logging into remote shells, but you will still need to use OpenSSH for scp and sftp you will still, as Mosh is optimised for character (and not binary) transport. Which is perfectly fine.

  • My Top 5 Alternatives to Xterm [Ed: a little older]
  • 5 Linux Browsers You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

    While you might be fine sticking with the default browser for your Linux distribution, very often one browser isn’t enough. The default browser might be crashing all the time, or you simply might need more. For such cases you’d better know what the alternatives are.

    For instance, I always have dozens, if not hundreds, of tabs open – for my own projects, for clients’ projects, personal research, etc., and all this in one browser becomes way too much. Also, when I upload files, the browser (usually) remembers the last directory used and opens it directly. This way the next time I upload files from the same directory, I don’t have to search for the directory. All this makes it comfortable to use multiple browsers with different tabs in each of them.

  • INN 2.6.1

    This is a bug-fix and minor feature release over INN 2.6.0. The biggest change is adding support for the new COMPRESS extension. It also fixes various bugs around state changes when negotiating various compression or integrity layers and fixes some issues with nnrpd's validation of newly-posted messages. (Messages with Received and Posted headers are no longer rejected; messages with all-whitespace headers now are.) This release also supports OpenSSL 1.1.0 and fixes an nntpsend bug under systemd.

  • 9 Open Source/Commercial Software for Data Center Infrastructure Management

    When a company grows its demand in computing resources grows as well. It works as for regular companies as for providers, including those renting out dedicated servers. When the total number of racks exceed 10 you’ll start facing issues.

    How to inventory servers and spares? How to maintain a data center in a good health, locating and fixing potential threats on time. How to find the rack with broken equipment? How to prepare physical machines to work? Carrying out these tasks manually will take too much time otherwise will require having a huge team of administrators in your IT-department.

  • LibreOffice 5.3 to Launch with a Microsoft Office-like Ribbon UI

    "LibreOffice is working on a pretty significant overhaul of its interface that would have the productivity suite adopt a new toolbar design similar to the Microsoft Office Ribbon UI."

    At this point, LibreOffice’s new Ribbon-inspired UI is still in the works, but it’s already available in experimental version 5.3 and anyone can see how it looks using the steps below.

  • Comparing Krita packaging size

    Every time a new version of Krita is released I see somewhere a post where someone lists the output of their distribtion package manager and complains about the number of dependencies and the installation size. In the past dependencies used to be a huge problem where the connections between the packages causes a chains of dependencies at which end you e.g. needed install a MySQL server.

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    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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