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  • Piwik 3.0.0

    Piwik 3.0.0 brings many improvements to Piwik, including a full redesign of the application, security improvements and several major improvements in the core analytics platform and core plugins APIs.

  • Calibre 2.75.1 Open-Source eBook Library Manager Supports New Kobo Firmware 4.2

    Here's another Christmas present for all fans of the Open Source ecosystem, as Calibre developer Kovid Goyal announced the availability of Calibre 2.75.1 maintenance update on Christmas Day.

    The fact of the matter is that Calibre 2.75.0 arrived two days before Christmas Day, but the small 2.75.1 bugfix release landed a couple of days later, on December 25, 2016, to address a regression in version 2.75.0 that broke the Live CSS feature in the editor, which might have also caused various other minor issues in the viewer.

  • MPV 0.23.0 Open-Source Video Player Released, Requires at Least FFmpeg 3.2.2

    Just in time for Christmas, a new version of the popular, open-source and cross-platform MPV video player has been released, build 0.23.0, for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

    MPV is an MPlayer-based multimedia player that looks to gain a lot of ground lately and become the go-to video player for many computer users, no matter the operating system used. MPV 0.23.0 is the latest version of the application, arriving five weeks after the release of the 0.22.0 update.

  • Ex-Mozilla dev talks about Firefox

    World-renown programmer and ex-Mozilla developer Risitas, the CIO of the highly prestigious Spanish alt-browser company Las Paelleras S.A., talks about Firefox in an exclusive interview.

21 Must-Have Apps For Ubuntu Desktop

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We’re often asked what our essential Ubuntu apps are, but rather than reply in the comments I figured I’d write a list of what are, for us, must-have apps for Ubuntu.

Whether you’re new to Ubuntu or a recent convert from Microsoft Windows, you should find some software to suit you in the list below. Naturally, not all of the apps featured below will be of use to everyone so do Use the comments below to share your best Linux apps.

This list could be doubt he length and still barely scratch the breadth of variety and divergence that exists within the Linux app ecosystem.

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  • MPV: An Open-Source Mplayer Based Video Player for Ubuntu/Linux Mint (PPA)

    MPV video player is forked from mplayer2 and MPlayer, MPV supports wide variety of audio and video file formats. It offers some of the features with the former project while introducing many more. It is an command-line video player as well as offers GUI, it is lightweight and cross-platform available for Linux, Mac and Windows. From command line MPlayer's options parser was improved to behave more like other CLI programs, and many option names and semantics were reworked to make them more intuitive and memorable.

  • Introducing SystemdGenie

    I would like to introduce my new application SystemdGenie. Some of you may be familiar with systemd-kcm, a KCM module I wrote for managing systemd. SystemdGenie is basically systemd-kcm transformed into a proper application. The KCM module format wasn’t really suitable anymore since systemd-kcm had evolved into more than just a simple “settings” utility. Moving to a proper application enabled e.g. having menus and toolbars, but also necessitated a new name.

  • Adopting DNSSEC

    The Domain Name System (DNS) is an amazing technological achievement, but it suffers from a historical excess of trust, which makes it possible for people who rely on it to be lied to. The DNS Security Extensions (formally DNSSEC-bis, more usually just DNSSEC) are a mechanism for including robust trust information within the DNS. Here we discuss briefly what DNSSEC does, how it does it, and how (and whether) you can use it to secure your domains.

  • 3 Useful GUI and Terminal Based Linux Disk Scanning Tools

    There mainly two reasons for scanning a computer hard disk: one is to examine it for filesystem inconsistencies or errors that can result from persistent system crashes, improper closure of critical system software and more significantly by destructive programs (such as malware, viruses etc).

  • 7 Essential Linux Education Apps for Students

    If you are a student who uses Linux or who is thinking of switching to Linux, you may not be aware of the educational tools at your disposal. In this article I will introduce you to a few programs available for Linux that will improve your studying and learning experience.

  • Best 4 Command Line Download Managers/Accelerators for Linux

    We all very often uses download manager to download files from internet for different requirements, it’s one of the major contributor for me as well as others too. We all want a super fast download manager to complete the download as much possible, so that we can save our time and move forward for further work. There are a lot of download managers and accelerators available (GUI & CLI) which speeds up your download.

  • Etcher 1.0.0-beta.17 Walkthrough

    My Linux experience can be summarized literally on a postage stamp. I've tinkered with Ubuntu using VirtualBox, a virtualization software package, and experimented with an Android application called AndroLinux. But I’ve never installed a Linux distribution from scratch. From what I’ve seen, Ubuntu and the volume of high quality open source software has piqued my interest in Linux. I have been seeking a utility that lets me easily test out as many distributions as possible (without using desktop virtualization software). A colleague suggested I try out a little utility called Etcher, to start on my Linux adventures. This walkthrough summarizes my first steps with this utility. It is currently in a beta of its software release life cycle, which suggests the utility is feature complete but prone to known or unknown bugs.

Wine 2.0 RC3 Brings Improvements for Unreal Tournament 3 and Streamline, Fixes

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Just a few minutes ago, an unexpected third RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Wine 2.0 implementation of Windows on Unix software arrived for public testing.

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Also: Wine 2.0-RC3 Fixes 15 Bugs

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  • Krita Devs Work on SVG Support, Python Scripting, and Text Tools for Krita 3.2

    Now that Krita 3.1 launched as the latest stable release of the 3.x series, the development team of the popular, open-source and cross-platform digital painting software shared with us some of the plans for upcoming releases.

    According to the devs, who are currently working on fixing bugs reported by users from the current Krita 3.1.x stable branch, the next major release of the application might be 3.2 or even 4.0 if the new features that are about to be implemented are of massive interest to the Open Source community.

  • LibreOffice 5.3 Slated for Release on February 1, 2017, LibreOffice 5.2.4 Is Out

    After informing us about the upcoming MUFFIN user-friendly and flexible user interface concept for LibreOffice 5.3, as well as the launch of a brand-new LibreOffice Extensions & Templates website, The Document Foundations releases LibreOffice 5.2.4.

    LibreOffice 5.2.4 is here more than six weeks after the release of the third maintenance update to the current LibreOffice 5.2 stable series. It appears to address a total of 125 bugs and issues that have been reported by users since LibreOffice 5.2.3, across all included components. LibreOffice 5.2.4 is a recommended update for everyone, especially those using LibreOffice 5.1.6.

  • Top 3 Linux Performance Monitoring Tools

    Performance monitoring in Linux system is a MUST and very important process. It is always suggested to get automated performance alerts through monitoring tools. Linux monitoring systems can help you with managing all critical performance tweaks so that critical issues/errors can be resolved well within the timelines.

    Here we are going to discuss about top 3 Linux performance monitoring systems that can help you with monitoring Linux system's performance on routine basis.

  • An Introduction to Text Editors -- Get to Know nano and vim

    At some point in your Linux administration career, you are going to edit a configuration file, write a Bash script, code, take a note, or any given task associated with text editors. When you do, you will turn to one of the popular text editors available to the Linux platform.

  • Vivaldi 1.7 Web Browser Enters Development with Support for Taking Screenshots

    As a Christmas gift to all of you out there using the Chromium-based Vivaldi web browser, Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard informed us today, December 22, 2016, about the availability of the first development snapshot of Vivaldi 1.7.

    That's right, only two weeks after the launch of Vivaldi 1.6 as the world's first web browser to display notifications in tabs, the next major release, Vivaldi 1.7, is open for development. The first snapshot, Vivaldi 1.7.704.3, already introduces a cool new feature, namely support for taking screenshots of web pages or even to the main window of Vivaldi.

Leftovers: Software and Flash, Games

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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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