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  • Kodi 16.1 "Jarvis" Free Media Center Receives a Second Release Candidate Build

    The Kodi development team, through Martijn Kaijser, announced earlier today, March 28, 2016, the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) build for the first point release in the Kodi 16 "Jarvis" series.

  • Git 2.8 Officially Released

    Git 2.8 has just been released today, March 28, 2016, and we have to admit that it comes as a huge surprise to us all here at Softpedia, especially because of the fact that the project's website has not yet been updated to reflect this.

  • Budgie 10.2.5 Released

    We are happy to announce the release of Budgie 10.2.5. This release builds upon our vision of a desktop environment focused on simplicity and elegance, by introducing further refinements to the user experience while expanding options for enabling a more tailored desktop experience.

  • 11 Outstanding Backup Utilities for Linux Systems

    Backup on personal computers or servers is always important to prevent permanent data loss. Therefore getting to know different backup tools is very important especially for System Administrators who work with large amounts of enterprise level data and even on personal computers.

  • Yokadi 1.0.2

    Today I released 1.0.2 of Yokadi, the command-line todo list...

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  • d’Oh My Zsh

    Most importantly, I packaged all these files into a shiny new git repository. I figured that if I tossed it up on Github, my peers would be able to collaborate with me on improving it.

  • Double Commander 0.7.1 Brings New Features

    As you may know, Double Commander is an open-source two panel (placed side by side) file manager, similar to the good old Total Commander.

  • Albert 0.8.3 Is A Synapse-Like Quick Launcher

    As you may know, Albert is an open-source Launcher for Linux, written in C++ and Qt5, with features similar to Synapse. The user is capable of configuring a hotkey for opening the launcher and can easily find software via the searchbar. It can also search on Google and among Chrome and Chromium’s bookmarks.

  • Blender 2.77 Has Been Released

    As you may know, Blender is a powerful suite for animation, modeling, interactive creation, post-production with support for a lot of file formats.

    The latest version available is Blender 2.77, which has been recently released, coming with a bunch of changes only.

  • GhostWriter 1.3.2 A Distraction Free Markdown Editor For Ubuntu

    As you may know, GhostWriter is a free and open-source, distraction-free, markdown editor for Ubuntu.

    The latest version available is GhostWriter 1.3.2, which comes with changes.

  • Mailnag Email Notifier 1.2 Released With New IMAP Folder Chooser, Updated Popup Menu Layout For GNOME Shell, More

    Mailnag is a desktop-independent email notifier for Linux. The application supports both POP3 and IMAP servers and on email arrival, it performs various actions like visual or sound notifications, allows executing a script and more.

    For Unity and GNOME Shell, there are two Mailnag extensions that further integrate the application with the desktop.

  • 8 Best Open Source Music Making Softwares for Linux

    Are you a music producer and use Linux as your primary operating system, then music production is going to become easy for you after reading this article. There are good music production software in Linux just as it is in Windows and Mac OS, though a few features may vary but the underlying functionalities mostly are the same.

  • Nmap 7.11 Free Security Scanner Brings Zenmap Fixes, TDS Protocol Support

    The Nmap 7.10 free security scanner and network mapper software was announced last week with dozens of new features, but it looks like it already received its first point release.

    Nmap 7.11 has been announced this week and it promises to add two new features, such as support for diffie-hellman-group-exchange-* SSH key exchange methods to ssh2.lua, which lets the ssh-hostkey NSE script to run on servers with support only for custom Diffie-Hellman groups.

  • Irssi 0.8.19 Released
  • Opera 35 – A Swan Song?

    My recent review of Opera 12 was received with mixed feelings. Some people criticized me for using the highly outdated version available in Ubuntu/Mint repositories, while others used it as an opportunity to affirm their belief that this was the last true Opera.

  • [Opera] The picture element: saving bandwidth, data and possibly the world

GStreamer 1.8

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  • GStreamer 1.8 Brings Initial Vulkan API Support

    GStreamer 1.8 features initial Vulkan API support, hardware-accelerated zero-copy video decoding on Android, a new video capture source for ANdroid, a new tracing system, a new high-level GstPlayer playback API, improved Opus audio support, the GStreamer VA-API module was promoted, and asset proxy support for the GStreamer Editing Services.

  • GStreamer 1.8 Multimedia Framework Released with Support for the New Vulkan API

    The GStreamer 1.8 open-source multimedia framework has been released today, March 24, 2016, after several months of hard work, and it appears to be a major release with dozens of new features.

    According to the release notes, GStreamer 1.8 adds initial support for the new Vulkan 1.0 API, implements hardware-accelerated zero-copy video decoding and a new video capture source for the Android platform, and adds reverse playback support for Windows Media files like WMA, WMV, and ASF.

4 open source alternatives to Dreamweaver

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Looking for an open source alternative to Dreamweaver or another proprietary HTML/CSS editor? Let's round up some of your options.

Not all that many years ago, pretty much every webpage on the Internet was, at some level, designed painstakingly by hand. It was tough, and before CSS really took hold and became well supported across most common browsers, it often involved hacking a layout together by using HTML tables in a way that they were never really envisioned to support.

While some designers developed workflows completely based around manual editing of raw HTML files, the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor began to emerge as a tool of empowerment to millions of amateur and professional designers who didn't know, or at least hadn't mastered, the art of hypertext markup.

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  • Nmap 7.10 released: 12 new scripts, hundreds of OS/version fingerprints, bug fixes, and more!

    And now for the main news: I'm pleased to announce the release of Nmap 7.10 with many great improvements! It's got 12 new NSE scripts, hundreds of new OS/version fingerprints, and dozens if smaller improvements and bug fixes. And that's not even counting the changes in Nmap 7.01, which we released in December but I never got around to announcing because I suck at marketing.

  • The first public release of OpenShot 2.0

    The OpenShot video-editor project recently released builds from the long-awaited 2.0 series. Although they are still tagged as "betas," they offer a glimpse at what the development team has been up to since its previous stable update in late 2012. Many fans of OpenShot have learned to be patient, but the 2.0 is worth a look even for those with no prior experience.

  • Lightweight Dock `Plank` 0.11.0 Released With Docklets Support, More

    Plank, the simple, lightweight dock written in Vala, which is used by default in elementary OS, reached version 0.11.0.

  • A Powerful Dual-Pane File Manager `Double Commander` New Update for Ubuntu 16.04/15.10

    Double Commander is a powerful open source & cross platform file manager, inspired from total commander file manager but includes new ideas and features. It brings dual pane side by side experience to enhance the use of GUI for the user. The main window of the application is separated by two panels side by side that allow you to view the content of two different location or same and browse through folders with ease. For each file, image or folder, details such as name, extension, size, date and attributes are displayed in the list.
    The most important function of Double Commander is that it can compress/pack files to many popular formats like ZIP, LZMA, TAR, BZ2, TBZ, GZ and TGZ you can select compression method you want to pack. Using this file manager create symbolic or hard links, change the timestamp properties and the attributes, view file properties and calculate the occupied space by a specific file. You can also compare two different files by their content side by side, change the encoding format for each one and view all identified differences. This feature is very useful for users who need to compare two documents with identical content, but still contain few different words or sentences. Use search function of Double Commander you deeply search for specific file, text, even using creation of date and file mask.

  • Dual-Panel File Manager `Double Commander` Sees New Release

    Double Commander is a file manager that uses two side-by-side panels, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The application ships with two interfaces: GTK2 and Qt4.

  • Git 2.7.4 Has Been Released

    Git is an open-source revision control system, developed by Linus Torvalds, providing a big number of features and an intuitive syntax. It is used a lot by the developers that want to share their code with others.

  • Remote Code Execution in all git versions (client + server) < 2.7.4: CVE-2016-2324, CVE-2016‑2315
  • server and client side remote code execution through a buffer overflow in all git versions before 2.7.1 (unpublished ᴄᴠᴇ-2016-2324 and ᴄᴠᴇ‑2016‑2315)
  • Atom 1.6.0 Has Been Released

    As you may know, Atom is an open-source, multi-platform text editor developed by GitHub, having a simple and intuitive graphical user interface and a bunch of interesting features for writing: CSS, HTML, JavaScript and other web programming languages. Among others, it has support for macros, auto-completion a split screen feature and it integrates with the file manager.

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EXT4, Btrfs, XFS & NILFS2 HDD File-System Tests On Linux 4.8 (and More Linux Kernel News)

Up until running the tests for today's article, I can't remember the last time I touched a hard drive... It's been many months ago at least. Nearly all of our tests at Phoronix are from solid state storage, but I decided to pick up a new HDD for running some Linux file-system tests on a conventional hard drive for those not having an SSD. Via NewEgg.com I saw a good deal on a refurbished Hitachi Ultrastar HUA72302 "Enterprise" Hard Drive with 2TB of storage, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache, Serial ATA 3.0, and backed by HGST with a five-year warranty. For just over $30 USD it was a deal and decided to order it for running some modern Linux HDD file-system tests for curiosity sake. Read more Also: What's Been Going On With CPUFreq & The Scheduler Polychromatic Provides A Nice UI To Razer Keyboards/Mice On Linux

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FOSS content management systems (CMS)

  • How to Resolve Your Open Content Management Quandary
    After years of development and competition, open source content management systems (CMS) have proliferated and are very powerful tools for building, deploying and managing web sites, blogs and more. You're probably familiar with some of the big names in this arena, including Drupal (which Ostatic is based on) and Joomla. As we noted in this post, selecting a CMS to build around can be a complicated process, since the publishing tools provided are hardly the only issue. The good news is that free, sophisticated guides for evaluating CMS systems have flourished. There are even good options for trying open CMS systems online before you choose one. Here, in this newly updated post, you'll find some very good resources. he first thing to pursue as you evaluate CMS systems to deploy, including the many free, good platforms, is an overview of what is available. CMSMatrix.org is a great site for plotting out side-by-side comparisons of what CMS systems have to offer. In fact, it lets you compare the features in over 1200 content management system products. Definitely take a look. This site also has a good overview of the options.
  • Postleaf is an open-source blogging platform for the design-conscious
    Content management systems are boring until you have to use one. You can install a little Drupal or WordPress, pick up some Squarespace, or just dump to Medium, the graveyard for posts about protein shakes and VC funding. But what if you could roll your own CMS? And what if you made it really cool? That’s what Cory LaViska did. LaViska is the founder of SurrealCMS and has been making it easy to edit stuff on the web for nine years. Rather than build and sell an acceptable CMS, however, he took all of his best ideas and made a far better CMS. And he made it open source and called it Postleaf.

Linux Devices

  • The Raspberry Pi and Docker Have a Bright Future Together
    As we've noted here before, when it comes to top open source stories of the past couple of years, it's clear that one of the biggest is the proliferation of tiny, inexpensive Linux-based computers at some of the smallest form factors ever seen. The diminutive, credit card-sized Raspberry Pi, which has been priced at only $25 and $35, has grabbed most of the headlines in this space, and came out this year in a new version with a more powerful 64-bit CPU, and, for the first time, built-in wireless functionality. Now, the Pi is taking on Docker smarts. If you want to work with Docker on your Raspberry Pi, all you need is Hypriot OS, a new Debian derivative designed to run Docker on the Pi.
  • Raspberry Pi VC4 Gallium3D Makes More Progress With NIR, Camera DMA-BUF
    Broadcom's Eric Anholt has written another weekly blog post covering improvements he made over the past week to the VC4 open-source graphics driver that's known as being the driver for Raspberry Pi devices.
  • Wireless-crazed IoT gateway runs on ARM or x86 Qseven COMs
    Congatec unveiled a modular, Linux-ready IoT gateway built around its Qseven COMs, providing connectivity links including 2x GBE, 6x USB, and 3x mini-PCIe.