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  • Evolution Of Unix / Linux Shells

    A Unix shell is a command-line interpreter that’s interprets the command entered by the user. We enter a command and then it interprets that command and gives us the output of that command. A shell provides a traditional user interface for the Unix operating system and for Unix-like systems that we all are used to. Usually, black screen with a white text color. Users enter commands as plain text or we can create text scripts of one or more commands all together one after another.

  • Linphone 3.9 Brings Only Bug-Fixes

    As you may know, Linphone is an open-source VoIP service that allows the users to perform voice calls, video calls and text conversations with friends and other Linphone users.

  • Albert 0.8.0 (Synapse-Like Quick Launcher) Has Been Released

    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.

  • `Albert` Quicklauncher PPA Packages Updated
  • HandBrake 0.10.2 Has Been Released

    HandBrake 0.10.2 has been recently released, bringing important fixes.

    HandBrake is an open-source multiplatform multithreaded video transcoder. It is used for converting DVD or Bluray discs to formats like MP4, MKV, H.264, MPEG-4 or other formats. You can also encode audio files like AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3 etc.

    The latest version available is HandBrake 0.10.2, which brings only bug-fixes and stability improvements.

  • RedNotebook 1.11 Has Been Released. How To Install It On Ubuntu
  • Audacious 3.7 Open-Source Audio Player Lands with Better Support for Winamp Skins

    The developers of the popular Audacious open-source audio player software for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems have announced the final release of Audacious 3.7.

  • Audacious 3.7 Released, Available In PPA
  • Audacious 3.7 Has Been Released

    Audacious is an open-source music player, having the features of a modern music player, including support for audio effects, equalizer, lyrics and plugins, visualization, support for Winamp skins and support for playlists organized in tabs.

  • Open Source Alternatives to LastPass

    LastPass is a cross-platform password management program. For Linux, it is available as a plugin for Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. LastPass Sesame is available for Ubuntu/Debian and Fedora. There is also a version of LastPass compatible with Firefox Portable for installing on a USB key. And with LastPass Pocket for Ubuntu/Debian, Fedora and openSUSE, there's good coverage. While LastPass is a highly rated service, it is proprietary software. And LastPass has recently been absorbed by LogMeIn. If you're looking for an open source alternative, this article is for you.

  • Docker 1.9 Offers Improved Networking, Storage Features

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We’re getting ready to release Wireshark 2.0, which includes a major user interface update. As a comparison, here’s a picture of Wireshark 1.12.8, which is the current stable release:

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  • Drawpile 1.0.2 Has Been Released

    As you may know, DrawPile is an open source drawing program, used for creating sketches. Among others, it enables the users to share the drawing live and draw simultaneously on the same picture.

  • Terminology 0.9.1 (Terminal Emulator) Brings Fixes

    As you may know, Terminology is the terminal emulator from the Enlightenment desktop environment, having the main functions of any terminal emulator: support for backgrounds, themes for the layout and design, support for both X11 and Wayland, multiple tabs, support for block text selection and link handling and path and email address detection.

  • Top 4 open source IRC clients

    Like a lot of people involved in the open source movement, though I use a variety of different tools for real time communications, I just can't seem to get away from IRC. While IRC isn't perfect, and I don’t love some of its quirks, it's here to stay for at least the foreseeable future as its low barrier to entry and wide selection of open source clients make IRC, and particularly Freenode, the go-to place for open source projects to collaborate.

  • lumail2 approaches readiness

    So the work on lumail2 is going well, and already I can see that it is a good idea. The main reason for (re)writing it is to unify a lot of the previous ad-hoc primitives (i.e. lua functions) and to try and push as much of the code into Lua, and out of C++, as possible. This work is already paying off with the introduction of new display-modes and simpler implementation.

  • Guake 0.8.3 Has Been Released, Bringing Fixes Only. How To Install It On Your Ubuntu System

    As you may know, Guake is an open-source drop-down terminal emulator, inspired by the Quake console and written in Python and C. The users can open and hide it, by pressing a single keystroke only, which was configured to do such a thing.

  • Obnam 1.18 released (backup software)

    I have just released version 1.18 of Obnam, my backup program. See the website at for details on what the program does. The new version is available from git (see and as Debian packages from, and uploaded to Debian, and soon in unstable.

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  • Docker 1.9.0 Released - Docker Network Now Stable

    There is no single technology hotter today than Docker containers. Today the open-source Docker project released version 1.9.0 of Docker engine, providing an important milestone update.

  • Kakoune: Another Vim-Inspired Code Editor

    Kakoune is a command-line code editor that's inspired by Vim and its advertised features are support for multiple selections, many customization possibilities, a client/server architecture so many clients can collaboratively edit the contents of a file, and advanced text manipulation primitives.

  • GNU Scientific Library 2.0 Adds New Features
  • What is your favorite open source video player?
  • Activipy v0.1 released!

    Hello all! I'm excited to announce v0.1 of Activipy. This is a new library targeting ActivityStreams 2.0.

    If you're interested in building and expressing the information of a web application which contains social networking features, Activipy may be a great place to start.

  • Vivaldi Web Browser Now In Beta
  • Opera Jon's sparkling Vivaldi proves the browser isn't dead

    The new browser by Opera founder and ex-CEO Jon von Tetzchner is available as a beta today, after ten months in preview. You can grab it for Windows, Mac and Linux – and he’s promised that a mobile version will follow.

  • Wine-Staging 1.7.54 Improves The WIDL Compiler

    Coming in just a few days after the Wine 1.7.54 release is the experimental Wine-Staging 1.7.54 release with a few extra features.

    New to the Wine-Staging patch-set are multiple improvements and fixes to the Wine IDL (WIDL) compiler that reads data from Microsoft's Interface Definition Language and converts them into alternate formats, which in turn are used by scripting languages wanting to communicate with COM objects.

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  • Fotoxx 15.11.1 Has Been Just Released

    Fotoxx is an open source photo editing program, working on Linux. It has support for the most important image formats, including JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF and RAW. Fotoxx is mostly used for cropping, resizing or retouching photos, without using layers, like Photoshop.

  • Announcing gCSVedit, a simple text editor to edit CSV files

    As part of my job at the Université Catholique de Louvain, one of my projects is to develop gCSVedit, a small and simple text editor to edit CSV files.

    gCSVedit is now a free/libre software (GPLv3+ license) and is currently hosted on GitHub.

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  • PhotoFlow 0.2.4 (Non Destructive Photo Editing Software) Has Been Released

    As you may know, PhotoFlow is an open-source, non-destructive photo editing software for adjusting photos from RAW images to high-quality printing.

  • Simple Screen Recorder 0.3.5 Has Been Released

    As you may know, Simple Screen Recorder is a screen recorder application, with support for X11 and OpenGL. Having a simple and intuitive GUI built by using the Qt libraries, it enables the users to easily record both the entire screen (having multi-monitor support also) or parts of it only, or OpenGL applications.

  • What is Containerbuddy?

    Containerbuddy is a shim written in Go to help make it easier to containerize existing applications. It can act as PID1 in the container and fork/exec the application. If the application exits then so does Containerbuddy.

  • Mejiro Update: Ironing Out Wrinkles

    This release of Mejiro is all about fixing minor problems and annoyances. As you may know, in order to display photos, Mejiro must generate thumbnails for all uploaded photos. Depending on the number of photos and hardware, this task can take considerable time during which the entire app “stalls.” This may give the impression that the app is either unreachable or non-functional. To avoid this, the new version of the app displays notifications when it is generating thumbnails.

  • Optimize Web Delivery with these Open Source Tools

    To provide an insight into the quality of software available for Linux, I feature below 5 excellent open source web proxy tools. Some of the them are full-featured; a couple of them have very modest resource needs.

  • Bomgar Enhances Remote Support for Linux Endpoints

    Bomgar, a leader in secure remote support and access management solutions, today released Bomgar Remote Support 15.2, the latest version of its enterprise-leading remote support software.

  • Vivaldi Internet Browser Moves to Beta

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  • I support Software Freedom Conservancy
    Conservancy provides a lot of services to member projects, including financial and administrivia. Conservancy also provides license enforcement services, including support of a high-profile suit against VMWare. Although Conservancy uses litigation as a last resort, it’s sometimes necessary. However, this has lead to some corporate sponsors pulling their funding.
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  • FSF to begin accepting GPG signatures for copyright assignments from Italy
    The Free Software Foundation is striving to provide more and simpler ways for hackers to contribute to the GNU Project. For projects that are assigned to the FSF (such as GNU Emacs or GCC), dealing with the paperwork for assigning contributions can sometimes be a bottleneck in the process. We are always working on ways to make assignment itself simpler. We have accepted GPG-signed documents from U.S. contributors for some time now. Our legal counsel at the Software Freedom Law Center recently gave us the all clear to begin accepting GPG and electronic signatures from contributors in Italy. We would also like to thank Carlo Piana for providing local counsel on this issue as well.
  • It's Fall, still, and the Bulletin is out!
    As many of you are aware, twice a year we mail a new edition of the FSF Bulletin to our members and supporters via the good old United States Postal Service. The Bulletin comes together in just a few weeks, and this time we had to make an extra quick turnaround after celebrating FSF30.

Finding the right tool for the job

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Ubuntu Touch Developers' Main Focus Is Unity 8 Convergence for Ubuntu Phones

On the last day of November, which also happened to be the first day of the 49th week of 2015, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report to inform us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers on the upcoming OTA-9 software update for Ubuntu Phones. Read more