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  • Calibre 2.53 eBook Manager Software Adds New Tool for Transforming Book Styling

    Today, March 11, 2016, the popular Calibre eBook reader and converter software sees yet another maintenance release, version 2.53, which brings in a bunch of new features and several other improvements.

    The biggest new feature of the Calibre 2.53 release is the implementation of a new tool that promises to let users transform book stylings much more quickly, by using easy-to-create rules. Additionally, the Conversion component has been updated to allow users to come up with rules for transforming book styles during conversions.

  • Cockpit: an overview

    In the course of my job at Red Hat, I work with a lot of servers. Many of them are a mix of reproducers for customer environments and production boxes. Some of these are dedicated boxes, but there are also plenty of virtual machines, and a few Docker instances. That means I need to view and manage a lot of server resources daily.

    Fortunately there’s a great way to do that which is part of Fedora. Cockpit is an elegant, beautiful way to see and manage my servers using just a web browser. It’s open source, and it is quickly growing new features and capabilities all the time. Best of all, it’s part of Fedora already, and for example ships with the Fedora Server edition.

  • LibreOffice 5.1.1 Released, Brings a 14-Year-Old Feature Request in Writer

    The Document Foundation, through Italo Vignoli, has had the great pleasure of announcing just a few minutes ago, March 10, 2016, the immediate availability for download of LibreOffice 5.1.1.

    Exactly one month ago, on February 10, 2016, Softpedia announced the release of LibreOffice 5.1, which introduced major features like a redesigned interface for improved ease of use, better interoperability with OOXML files, enhanced support for the ODF 1.2 file format, as well as additional Spreadsheet functions and features.

  • LibreOffice 5.1.1 Released With New Features Added

    The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 5.1.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 5.1 family, with a number of mostly bug fixes over the last major release, version 5.1.0 which was released on February 10. According to a press release from The Document Foundation, today’s release includes a long anticipated feature in Writer, the office suite’s word processor, that has been requested since 2002. The feature allows users to hide white spaces between pages to provide a continuous flow of text — considered useful for laptop users.

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  • GPMDP: A Brilliant New Google Play Music Desktop Client for Linux

    Google Play Music Desktop Player (GPMDP) is a brilliant new open-source desktop based client for Google Play Music. GPMDP is cross-platform and has just recently released 32 and 64 bit builds for Linux.

  • What do you do when a new GNOME Release hits?

    Is there already a release party in your area? If there is, please feel free to join! Our celebrations are open to all GNOME enthusiasts.

  • Mozilla Firefox 45.0 Lands in All Supported Ubuntu OSes Without GTK3 Integration

    As reported yesterday, Mozilla pushed the Firefox 45.0 web browser to the stable channel for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

    Firefox 45.0 is not a worthy update, but we still recommend users to upgrade as soon as possible if they want to receive the latest security patches, which keep their data and privacy safe from prying eyes or online scammers.

    In the last 24 hours, since our previous blog post with the direct download links for Firefox 45.0, we have noticed that several popular Linux kernel-based operating systems have updated their Firefox packages to the new version.

    Ubuntu is, of course, among them, and users of the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) should know that they need to update their systems to Mozilla Firefox 45.0 as soon as possible.

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  • Kodi 17 "Krypton" Media Center to Get a Fresh Look with Two New Themes

    The Kodi developers have unveiled earlier, March 8, 2016, details about two new upcoming themes for the next major version of the acclaimed cross-platform and open-source media center software.

  • Docker and Kubernetes: Speed Matters, but these Tools Can Win Together

    Jeff Nickoloff, principal of All In Geek Consulting Services, was approached to conduct the container square-off. You can get detailed analysis of the results in this InformationWeek report.

  • GNOME Photos 3.20 Image Viewer to Feature Non-Destructive Editing, Photo Filters

    GNOME developer Debarshi Ray shares some very exciting details about some of the major features that are coming to his GNOME Photos 3.20 application this spring as part of the GNOME 3.20 release.

    We reported the fact that the GNOME Photos image viewer app tried to become an image editor too back in November 2015, so if you're reading our website on a daily basis, today's news should not come as a surprise to you. Non-destructive editing was implemented in the second milestone for this cycle.

  • Cultural context in open source software

    Have you ever worked on an open source software project—and out of nowhere, a flame war starts up on the mailing list? You review the emails, and think to yourself "Someone over-reacted here." The problem may not be an over-reaction per se, but rather a cultural conflict.

    Anthropologist Edward T. Hall (not related) identified the "context preferences" of different cultures, describing high- and low-context cultures. In his 1976 book, Beyond Culture, Hall described the different communication styles of low- and high-context communicators. This difference is why, for example, German and English speakers interact differently with each other.

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  • 12 Linux dd, ddrescue and dcfldd command examples

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darktable 2.0.2 Open-Source RAW Image Editor Has DNG and Fujifilm X-Pro2 Support

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The second point release for the powerful darktable 2.0 open-source and cross-platform RAW image editor software has been released this past weekend with interesting new features and changes.

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  • Graphical SSH Clients group test

    The options offered to you for connecting to an SSH client are extremely basic, only allowing you to put in an IP or hostname, along with a port. You’ll need to manually add a user once you hit Connect, although at least it won’t assume you’re trying to use your current Linux username. The details can also be saved for another time.

  • Rblpapi 'Release Candidate' 0.3.2.5
  • mksh R52c, paxmirabilis 20160306 released; PA4 paper size PDF manpages

    The MirBSD Korn Shell R52c was published today as bugfix-accumulating release of low upto medium importance. Thanks to everyone who helped squashing all those bugs; this includes our bug reporters who always include reproducer testcases; you’re wonderful!

  • Live preview of Markdown documentation

    At work, to simplify build dependencies of DB-All.e we decided to port the documentation from LaTeX to Markdown.

    Shortly after starting with the porting I resented not having a live preview of my work. I guess I got addicted to it with staticsite.

    Actually, staticsite does preview interlinked Markdown files. I wonder if GitHub supports cross-linking between Markdown files in the same repo? It does, and incidentally it uses the same syntax as staticfile.

  • Blender 2.77 Is Bringing 3D Textures For GPU Rendering & Other Improvements

    Blender 2.77 is set to be released soon as the next feature release of this open-source 3D modeling program while 2.77 RC2 is the current development release.

    Exciting us about Blender 2.77 is that there are some CUDA GPU rendering improvements for its Cycles code. In particular, 3D textures for smoke/fire and point density are now supported. There is also optimized performance and memory use of subsurface scattering on the GPU to the point it's up to three times faster. There is also GK210 GPU support for the CUDA kernels and more.

  • VirtualBox 5.0.16 Brings Support for PC Speaker Passthrough on Linux

    VirtualBox, a virtualization application that allows users to run and install operating systems inside other OSes, has been upgraded to version 5.0.16 and is now ready for download.

    VirtualBox is updated very often by the Oral developers, and lots of maintenance releases are offered during a support cycle. This is a very powerful application, but it’s also very complex, so developers need to keep it updated.

  • Vivaldi 1.0 Web Browser Is Just Around the Corner, Third Beta Seeded to Testers

    The Vivaldi team has informed Softpedia about the immediate availability of download and testing of the third and most probably the last Beta build of the upcoming Vivaldi 1.0 web browser.

  • Wine 1.9.5 Gets Support for Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and More

    The Wine developers have announced a new update for the 1.9 branch of Wine, which is now ready for download and testing.

  • GNOME Nibbles 3.20

    GNOME Nibbles is probably my favorite GNOME game. This Snake game has been around for a while, and unfortunately the current version is showing its age:

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  • Miam Player: Another Open-Source Qt5 Audio Player

    There are lots of audio players available and you might already have your favorite one, but we should always give a try to new applications, you may prefer over your favorite one's. Here comes Miam Audio Player which is easy-to-use, open source, free and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, it is based on Qt. Unlike some other players it offers GUI customization individually such as: themes, icons, fonts, size of items, etc but some other players do support GUI theme.

  • Cairo Dock Available For All Current Ubuntu/Linux Mint Versions

    Cairo-Dock, a fast and customizable desktop interface that takes the shape of docks, desklets, panel, etc, which can be used as alternative or addition to Unity, Gnome-Shell, Xfce-panel, and KDE-panel, is now at 3.4 version. It is designed to be light, fast and customizable, and is desktop-agnostic. It has a powerful DBus interface, to be controlled from a terminal or another application. Features can be added by plug-ins or applets, and applets can be written in C or in any language. Cairo-Dock has now a basic Wayland support.

  • Inkscape: A Great Open Source Vector Graphics Editor

    Are you looking for a program that can allow you create or edit vector graphics? Then you are visiting right page, the program called "Inkscape", it is free and open source similar to Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Freehand, or Xara X. It is cross-platform (available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows) program used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos and complex paintings. Inkscape's primary vector graphics format is Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) version 1.1.

  • [Shotcut has] New Release, Web Site & Forum

    Version 16.03 is now available for download.

  • First public beta for wallabag v2
  • Spotify for Linux Sucks, But At Least We Now Know Why

    In a post to the Spotify community forum, company rep ‘Jooon’ reveals that: “…since after September, we have had no developers working on the linux client”.

    Spotify launched its native Qt-based app for Linux back in 2010 and has kept it up-to-date since, introducing new features and integrating with Linux desktop technologies, like the Ubuntu sound menu.

  • MComix Is A Great Linux Comic Book Reader (Latest Version Available In PPA)

    MComix is a versatile comic book reader that supports both western comics and manga, in a variety of container formats, including CBR, CBZ, CB7, LHA and PDF. The application is available for Linux and Windows.

  • Translate Any Text You Select On Your Linux Desktop With A Keyboard Shortcut And Notifications

    I recently stumbled upon an interesting tiny old script which can translate any text you select. After highlighting the text, be it in a web browser, Libreoffice or PDF document and so on, upon using a keyboard shortcut, its translation is displayed in a desktop notification.

  • Smuxi 1.0 (Open-Source IRC Client) Is Now Available For Ubuntu 16.04 And Ubuntu 15.10 Via PPA

    As you may know, Smuxi is an open-source IRC IRC, Twitter, XMPP and JabbR client developed in GTK+3. Among others, it has support for notifications, integrated spell checking, unified nickname colors, browser mode, word completion, full keyboard control, word wrapping, clickable URLs, intentation and full screen mode.

  • Blender 2.77 RC1 Brings Small Fixes Only
  • Corebird 1.2 (Twitter Client) Has Been Released
  • Transmission 2.90 Brings A Big List Of Changes
  • cool-retro-term terminal emulator mimics the looks of old CRT screens (Ubuntu PPA)
  • Quickly Batch Rename Files In Linux With These 3 GUI Tools

    Thunar, the default Xfce file manager, comes with a built-in tool that allows bulk file renaming. This is among the easiest to use GUI tools for bulk renaming files under Linux and it also offers enough options for most use cases, including live preview so you can see what the new filename will look like before making any changes.

  • Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.16 Brings More Fixes

    There's not yet any word on the next major release of Oracle's VM VirtualBox software, but at least now available is a new maintenance update.

    VirtualBox 5.0.16 was released on Friday as the newest maintenance release for VirtualBox 5.0 and their first since January.

  • Avidemux 2.6.12 Brings VP9 & H.265 Improvements
  • Orcus 0.11.0

    I’m very pleased to announce that version 0.11.0 of the orcus library is officially out in the wild! You can download the latest source package from the project’s home page.

  • gunsales 0.1.1

    A minor update to our recently released gunsales package is now on the CRAN network. The changes are completely internal and deal with automagic discovery of the X-13ARIMA-SEATS program via our associated x13binary package. More precisely, we let Solaris and the Windows old-release builds fail more gracefully. Others, ie current Windows builds, OS X and Linux, are entirely unaffected in their functionality. For simplicity, all examples now have an \dontrun{} wrapper, and the vignette makes its code conditional on the platform it is running on.

  • Calliope - helping you keep a diary - in LaTeX!

    The script generates your source LaTeX files and puts them in the folders in diary/. Then you write up and use the script to compile it - the generated pdfs are collected in the pdfs/ folder. The script can also generate an anthology for a year you pick.

  • Storage Made Easy Enhance Linux Cloud Apps for Enterprise File Share and Sync

    Storage Made Easy today announced that it has released an updated version of its Linux Cloud Apps Suite that is compatible with several different versions of Linux and which works with over 50 different public / private cloud storage vendors including OpenStack, Office35, Ceph, Google Drive, Amazon S3 and more.

  • Wine 1.9.5 Starts Landing The D3D Command Stream Work

    Wine 1.9.5 was released today and it's a rather exciting bi-weekly update to the Wine stack.

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  • Shippable 4.0 Sets Sail with Improved Docker Integration

    The first thing users will notice about Shippable v4.0 is its increased flexibility. Developers can use the tools and platforms they’re working with currently to automate their build and deployment pipelines.

    “When you want to change tools or languages, move to a new technology like microservices or containers, or expand your deployment environment, you don’t have to start over again rebuilding your app delivery pipeline,” said Shippable CEO Avi Cavale.

    Recreating one’s system from the ground up can be a headache, one which Shippable hopes to curb with its improvements made to version 4.0 of the platform.

  • Transmission Torrent Client Gets First Update in Over 2 Years

    A new version of open-source BitTorrent client Transmission is now available to download.

  • Rhino Labs Announces SMB Entry Level Enterprise Linux Platforms to Support SDN, Security and IOT Applications

    Rhino Labs, a leading provider of high-performance data security, networking, and data infrastructure solutions, is announcing the SDNA-7100 (Software Defined Network Appliance) platform family, an entry level enterprise-grade platform able to perform multiple applications within a small form factor at low power and low cost. The SDNA-7100 appliance family is ideal for high performance applications, providing all-inclusive network connectivity, security and storage based solutions.

  • KDE Plasma 5.6 Beta Brings New Light Breeze Theme, Wayland Support, More

    KDE Plasma 5.6 Beta has been announced by the KDE community, marking the start of a new development cycle for the desktop.

    The new KDE Plasma 5.x branch wasn't all that well received by users when it was initially launched, but the developers continued to improve upon it. This latest 5.6 Beta release shows just how far the project has come. The progress made by the developers is astounding, and it looks like they are still making significant changes.

  • GNOME Maps 3.20 to Integrate Lots of New Features

    GNOME Maps 3.20 looks like it's going to be a great release and developers have added quite a few new features.

    When GNOME Maps was upgraded from 3.16 to 3.18, the jump wasn't all that obvious. Just a couple of new major features were added. On the other hand, the developers are now preparing for GNOME 3.20, and there's a lot more interesting stuff going on.

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  • Idea – Is There A TV Gaming Potential For The Raspberry Pi 3 Under Kodi?
  • RcppEigen 0.3.2.8.1

    A good week after the update to Eigen 3.2.8 in our RcppEigen package 0.3.2.8.0, we have another (local) update with RcppEigen 0.3.2.8.1 which should fix another UBSAN issue. This new version in now on CRAN and in Debian. Big thanks once again to Yixuan Qiu for liasing with Eigen upstream, reporting the bug and preparing a PR with the fix.

  • Static site generators

    I decided to rethink the state of my personal site, and try out some of the new static site generators that are available now.

    To do that, I jotted down a series of things that I want in a static site generator, then wrote a tool to convert my ikiwiki site to other formats, and set out to evaluate things.

    As a benchmark I did a full rebuild of my site, which currently contains 1164 static files and 458 markdown pages.

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  • New CRAN package gunsales

    A new package gunsales is now on the CRAN network for R. It is based the NYTimes/gunsales repository underlying the excellent New York Times visualizations, first published first in December 2015 and updated with more recent data since.s

  • Transmission 2.90 Adds CMake Support, Many Fixes & More
  • Plex Media Server For Linux, Sync Media Across All Of Your Devices

    Today I am going to review the app that media lovers are going to like a lot. It's not just an app but a media server that holds your media and sync it across all of your devices so that you can get your media anytime, anywhere. We're going to sync media using Plex Media Server for Linux. Plex media server is available for all operating systems including Linux operating systems, Ubuntu, Fedora and CentOS and all other derivatives.

  • 42 Best Free Linux Graphics Software

    Linux has matured into an excellent platform for artists, photographers, animators, and designers. With inexpensive hardware, free software, and a modicum of talent and inspiration, anyone can create professional-looking computer graphics.

    There is a huge range of open source software available to create, modify and convert 2D and 3D computer graphics. To provide an insight into the software that is available, we have compiled a list of 42 high quality Linux graphics applications. All but one is released under an open source license (XnView MP).

  • The end of the Iceweasel Age

    For roughly the past decade, Debian has shipped the Mozilla desktop applications (Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey) in a rebranded form that replaces the original, trademarked names and logos with alternatives (Iceweasel, Icedove, and Iceape). Originally, this effort was undertaken to work around incompatibilities between the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG), the Mozilla trademark-usage policy, and the licenses of the Mozilla logos. But times—and policy wordings—change, and Debian now seems poised to resume calling its packages by the original, upstream Mozilla names.

  • LibreOffice Now Has GTK3-Native Menus

    There's even more progress now to report on with LibreOffice's GTK3 tool-kit support.

    LibreOffice has been making lots of progress with their GTK3 tool-kit support to better integrate the open-source office suite on modern Linux desktops and is also needed for running LibreOffice on Wayland. A few days ago we reported on GTK3 native context menus for LibreOffice while the latest to mention now are native menu bars.

  • LibreOffice Is Getting GTK3 Native Menus
  • Skype for Linux Breaks. People Blame Microsoft. Are We Surprised?

    Microsoft declared its love for Linux more than a year ago. But some open source fans have not been feeling much love from Redmond in the wake of reports that the newest version of Skype for Linux doesn't really work, and Microsoft is doing little to fix the problem.

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