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  • Tor Project 0.2.8.6 Improves Client Bootstrapping Performance, Linux Security

    The Tor Project is proud to announce the general availability of a new stable branch of the widely-used Tor software for anonymity online. The Tor 0.2.8 series is currently the most advanced one and build 0.2.8.6 is now ready for download.

    According to the release notes, the Tor 0.2.8 stable branch has been in development for the past several months, during which the development team managed to implement over 300 changes. The biggest new features since Tor 0.2.7 are performance improvements to client bootstrapping, production-ready authority-side implementation for better identity keys for relays, as well as new security features for Linux OSes.

  • Fotoxx 16.08 Free Image Editor Improves Sepia Coloring, Adds New Functions

    Fotoxx developer Michael Cornelison announced a new monthly release of the open-source and free image editor software for GNU/Linux operating systems, version 16.08.

    Fotoxx 16.08 is the August 2016 maintenance update of the popular software application, bringing numerous new features and improving existing ones. According to the release notes, there's now support for removing multiple images just by clicking on their thumbnails in Albums, and users will be able to drag image thumbnails from a gallery or file manager directly into an album, and position them.

  • NetworkManager 1.2.4 Adds Reverse DNS Entries for IPv6 to Dnsmasq, More Tweaks

    The popular and widely-used NetworkManager open-source network connection management software for GNU/Linux operating systems has been updated today, August 3, 2016, to version 1.2.4.

    NetworkManager 1.2.4 is the second maintenance update in the major 1.2 series of the application, and, according to the internal changelog that we've attached at the end of the article for your reading pleasure, it brings quite some nice additions and fixes for the most annoying issues reported by users since NetworkManager 1.2.2.

  • Atom 1.9.0 Released With Drag And Drop Layout Management, Display Layers

    Atom is a free, open source "hackable text editor for the 21st Century" developed by GitHub, available for Linux, Windows, and OS X. It features a built-in package manage that allows searching and installing new packages (and themes) from within Atom, smart autocompletion, file system browser, multiple panes, and more.

  • Subuser 0.5 - the path to stability

    In subuser 0.5 release cycle we’ve seen an overall trend towards the stabalization of the source tree, a reduction in bugs, and the beginning of work packaging subuser. Thanks to Stanislas Leduc, subuser is now in Debian sid and Ubuntu Yakkety! Packages for the RPM based distributions are in the works. You can find the packaging code here.

    One of the major stepping stones on the way to subuser stability was the solidification of UTF-8 support. This meant that we had to drop support for Python 2.

  • One-time passwords and GnuPG with Nitrokey

    A few years ago, the hardware vendor Yubico made a bit of a splash when it introduced its YubiKey line of inexpensive hardware security tokens powered by open-source software. With its most recent product release, however, Yubico has dropped open source and started deploying only proprietary software in its devices. Consequently, many community members have started looking for a viable replacement that will adhere to open-source principles. At present, one of the leading contenders for Yubico's departed customers is Nitrokey, which manufactures a line of hardware tokens capable of generating one-time passwords (OTPs), storing and using OpenPGP keys, and several other features. The devices made by Nitrokey run open-source software and are open hardware as well.

    To recap, Yubico had produced YubiKey products for several years and, historically, released its own open-source software for working with the devices. The original devices focused on OTP, and they were popularized by their ability to support the Hash-based message authentication code (HMAC)-based One-Time Password (HOTP) and the Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) algorithms. HOTP and TOTP were already used in a number of two-factor authentication smartphone apps; the YubiKey's ability to replace a smartphone with a small, lightweight, and nigh-indestructible hardware token was a selling point.

  • Sway 0.9 & One year of Sway

    Today marks one year since the initial commit of Sway. Over the year since, we’ve written 1,823 commits by 54 authors, totalling 16,601 lines of C (and 1,866 lines of header files). This was written over the course of 515 pull requests and 300 issues. Today, most i3 features are supported. In fact, as of last week, all of the features from the i3 configuration I used before I started working on Sway are now supported by Sway.

  • Stellarium 0.15.0 has been released
  • Explaining Ed

    I am sure everyone has tried to use ed at least once. And I’m also sure some people have read Ed, the standard text editor. Its cryptic error messages (just ? actually) and the lack of any user interface probably turns most people away from it. I have to admit, I tried to use it before without any success. I spent probably 15 seconds in it before kill -9‘ing the process. But the truth is, ed is actually really easy to use after doing about 3 minutes of reading.

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  • Docker 1.12 Advances Mac and Windows Desktop Editions

    Lots of container technology news is rolling in this week. Mesosphere announced support for the Confluent Platform for data streaming management, and heralded that "the time is now for Container 2.0."

    Meanwhile, many more users are taking to Docker's recently unveiled version 1.12 of its core software-containerization system today, accompanied by the first full desktop editions of the software for development on Mac and Windows machines.

    Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows have graduated from beta and are now stable and ready for production.

  • ALSA 1.1.2 Released

    The alsa-lib 1.1.2 release adds some improvements to the control API, thread safety to the PCM API, mixer and PCM API changes, topology API improvements, and a range of other changes. Alsa-utils 1.1.2 was also released and it mostly contains changes to its Basic Audio Tester (BAT).

  • Encrypted File Sharing Service Tresorit Offers Linux Desktop Client, But…

    On Thursday I received an email from Eszter Szilva, a PR manager at Tresorit, which is an “end-to-end encrypted file sharing service.” She was offering an invitation to take a peek at the company’s just released client for GNU/Linux. I must admit I was a little excited by this, despite the fact that I already figured the service was also end-to-end proprietary. I was willing to ignore that, thinking it’s about time for companies to start treating Linux users with the same respect given to users of other operating systems.

    A quick gander at the company website told me the service encrypts files client-side before uploading using AES, the Advanced Encryption Standard established by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. The company uses servers located in Ireland and the Netherlands, which is an important plus for those trying to stay out of the long reach of the US government. The company is headquartered in Switzerland and user data is protected under Swiss privacy laws, which offer more protection than in the US or even the EU.

  • syslog-ng 3.8 – what changed?

    Almost a year has passed since the last major syslog-ng release. The first beta of the upcoming 3.8 release was published last week. This brought many changes both in terms of new features and in packaging. To encourage testing I would like to highlight some of the most important new features. Most people prefer using packages, so I also collected what changed in packaging.

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  • Tor 0.2.8.6 is released

    Hi, all! After months of work, a new Tor release series is finally stable.

  • Tor browser a bit too unique?

    Ok, this is scary: tor browser on https://browserprint.info/test -- "Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 8,440 tested so far. Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys 13.04 bits of identifying information."

  • Debian Project Enhances the Anonymity and Security of Debian Linux Users via Tor

    The Debian Project, through Peter Palfrader, announced recently that its services and repositories for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system would be accessible through the Tor network.

    To further enhance the anonymity and security of users when either accessing any of the Debian online services, such as the Debian website or Wiki, as well as when using the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, the Debian Project partnership with the Tor Project to enable Tor onion services for many of their services.

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  • RcppGetconf 0.0.2

    A first update for the recent RcppGetconf package for reading system configuration --- not unlike getconf from the libc library --- is now out. Almost immediately after I tweeted / blogged asking for help with OS X builds, fellow Rcpp hacker Qiang Kou created a clever pull request allowing for exactly that. So now we cover two POSIX systems that matter most these days --- Linux and OS X --- but as there are more out there, please do try, test and send those pull requests.

  • 3 graphical tools for Git

    In this article, we'll take a look at some convenience add-ons to help you integrate Git comfortably into your everyday workflow.

    I learned Git before many of these fancy interfaces existed, and my workflow is frequently text-based anyway, so most of the inbuilt conveniences of Git suit me pretty well. It is always best, in my opinion, to understand how Git works natively. However, it is always nice to have options, so these are some of the ways you can start using Git outside of the terminal.

  • Are Open Source Applications Your Best Option?

    That's because one of the major attractions of open source software is that you're not stuck with the features it comes with. Instead of paying a corporation a license fee for the product it chooses to offer you, you can pay a developer to take the open source code and add exactly the features you need so the result meets your requirements exactly.

    That's the theory anyway, but it's important to remember that software choice is not always about features and there are certain applications for which open source software may be the wrong choice.

  • See what’s new in Firefox!
  • Light Reading's Upskill University Kicks Off Open Source Classes

    Upskill U, a free online forum that focuses on delivering must-have education on the overall business transformation occurring in the telecommunications industry, is focusing its next round of lectures on the role of open source in communications network transformation. During these courses, lecturers from LinkedIn, OpenDaylight, Telstra and Heavy Reading will examine how telecom is addressing the challenges and opportunities service providers face as they seek to successfully implement open source software as the network moves more toward virtualization.

  • Ninth : Implementation of my API on the daemon
  • Tenth : SmartInfo is alive!

    This week, I worked on the gnome client. I wanted to link my right click menu with the call view. That’s was difficult because the right click menu is called by a signal. So, I didn’t have access to the instance of the menu to send my own signal. I tried a lot of things to implement my signal, but it’s just impossible. Then I discovered the GAction. With this technique, I just needed to change the state of my action and connect it with my method in my view and it’s done!

  • Final scenario tasks and preparations

4 open source alternatives to Evernote

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Whether we realize it or not, we collect a lot of it—interesting snippets, links, research for school or work, recipes, quotes, and a whole lot more.

Millions of people turn to Evernote to organize all that information. There's no denying that Evernote is a useful and powerful tool. But it's also a closed source one.

Maybe you want to take control of your information and move away from a closed, proprietary tool. Maybe you're disgruntled about the recent changes to Evernote's services. Maybe you just want to take notes the open source way. Whatever your reasons for moving away from Evernote, there are open source alternatives out there.

Let's take a look at four of those alternatives.

Before we begin, I need to point out that the four applications I look at in this article aren't feature-for-feature replacements for Evernote. They do lack some of what Evernote offers, especially mobile and desktop clients. Don't discount these applications for what they lack. Instead, look deeper and see what they can offer you.

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  • Atom 1.9 Hackable Text Editor Out Now with Display Layers, Electron 0.37.8

    The Atom hackable text editor just got a new stable build today, August 1, 2016, version 1.9, which brings you the latest goodies the development had implemented since the public beta release two months ago.

    Yes, that's right, Atom 1.9 was in development since June 6, 2016, when the stable Atom 1.8 release was announced, along with the first Beta of Atom 1.9. According to today's release notes, there are quite some nice features added to Atom 1.9 since then, such as more speed improvements thanks to the implementation of Display Layers.

  • Kodi 17 "Krypton" Alpha 3 Brings Live TV and PVR Improvements, New Skin Features

    Today, August 1, 2016, Kodi's Martijn Kaijser informs us on the availability of the third Alpha development milestone of the upcoming cross-platform and open-source Kodi 17 "Krypton" media center.

    Kodi 17 Alpha 3 comes exactly one month after the release of the second Alpha build, which in fact was the first one to be made available for public testing. During the entire month of July, the Kodi development team managed to squash more of those nasty bugs reported by users since Kodi 17 Alpha 2, as well as to add some new exciting features.

  • FreeIPMI 1.5.3 Released
  • Corebird 1.3 Native Linux Twitter Client Released with Self-Retweeting Support

    A new stable release of the Corebird native GTK+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop, version 1.3, has been made available on the project's homepage for various GNU/Linux operating systems.

    Corebird is currently the most full-featured native Twitter client for Linux distributions. Its modern design, support for multiple Twitter accounts, ease of use, and unique features make it the best and most advanced Twitter client you can install on a Linux kernel-based operating system.

  • OpenSSH 7.3 Officially Released, Now Refuses RSA Keys Smaller Than 1024 Bits

    On August 1, 2016, the OpenBSD project proudly announced the availability for download of the OpenSSH 7.3 and Portable OpenSSH 7.3p1 open source software projects.

    OpenSSH is a 100% complete, freely distributed, and open-source Secure Shell (SSH) 2.0 protocol implementation for GNU/Linux and UNIX-like operating systems. It comes pre-installed with SFTP client and server support, as well as transitional support for the legacy SSH 1.3 and SSH 1.5 protocols, which can be enabled during compilation.

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  • Which apps do you wish were available on Linux?

    Linux offers thousands of different apps, for many different purposes. But even Linux doesn’t have every app a user might need or want. There are definitely some very useful apps that just aren't available on Linux.

    A writer at OMG Ubuntu recently explored the topic of apps that users might want to be available on Linux.

  • Customise The GIMP Loading Screen Using These Colorful Splashes

    Want to replace the GIMP's loading screen with something more stylish? You can, and in this post we show you how.Want to replace the GIMP's loading screen with something more stylish? You can, and in this post we show you how.

  • Docker 1.12 debuts, bringing Windows, Mac desktop editions

    Docker unveiled version 1.12 of its core software-containerization system today, along with the first full desktop editions of the software for development on Mac and Windows machines.

    Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows, which debuted as beta products earlier this year, provide developers on those platforms with something that had always seemed out of reach: the ability to do container work with Docker as a native application.

  • Kodi v17 “Krypton” Alpha 3

    With this announcement we’re happy to release v17 alpha 3. This v17 release which the users have named Krypton features a huge amount of rework in various areas like video playback, live TV & PVR, music library, skinning and more. All these areas underwent heavy changes which are now coming to an end and ready for the masses. This means this will be the last alpha and we’ll soon be pumping out beta builds at a steady rate so the broader audience can give Kodi v17 a try. However let’s first focus on what changed this past month.

  • Kodi 17 Alpha 3 Released With New Skins, Improved Music Library & PVR

    The third alpha release of Kodi 17 "Krypton" is now available and it has continued landing new/improved functionality.

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  • Tor 0.2.8.7 Addresses Important Bug Related to ReachableAddresses Option
    The Tor Project, through Nick Mathewson, is pleased to inform the Tor community about the release and general availability of yet another maintenance update to the Tor 0.2.8 stable series.
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