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Free Professional Creation Suite Blender 2.75 Arrives with AMD GPU Support

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The Blender Foundation, the developer of Blender, an integrated 3D creation software suite, has just announced that a new version of the suite, 2.75, has been released and is now available for download.

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  • PhotoFlow 0.1.4 Brings Only Bug-Fixes
  • QMPlay2 15.06.26 Includes Small Fixes Only
  • Backup with these DeDuplicating Encryption Tools

    Data is growing both in volume and value. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to back up and restore this information quickly and reliably. As society has adapted to technology and learned how to depend on computers and mobile devices, there are few that can deal with the reality of losing important data. Of firms that suffer the loss of data, 30% fold within a year, 70% cease trading within five years. This highlights the value of data.

  • Atop, when you need to know exactly what's happening at the system-resource level

    A much more powerful took is "Atop", a powerful monitor program that allows you to see system-level counters concerning utilization of CPU and memory/swap, as well as see disk I/O and network utilization counters at the system level -- in real time or historically. It also allows you to store raw counters in a file for long-term analysis on system levels and process levels, as well as seeing resource consumption for each thread within a process of a multi-processor program.

  • Forward into the land of Emacs

    A few months ago I reported about my advancement in my use of Emacs. This post will be a report of my further progress. Quick reminder: I started using emacs for project management and working on web sites. I still do that today, even though I spent much less time editing websites and these are very much side projects I do for and with friends.

  • Jdrivesync: your Google Drive synchronisation client for Linux

    Google Drive is an instrument that is used by many. Of course, there are many alternatives to it like Dropbox or Yandex.Drive, but nevertheless many prefer a Google-backed solution. One of the reasons for me was an ability to have several services under one "roof", one account.

  • Wine-Staging 1.7.46 Improves The OS X Experience

    Building on Friday's Wine 1.7.46 release, Wine-Staging 1.7.46 was released today.

  • DirectX11: Coming soon to a Linux box near you

    At present Wine – the open-source compatibility layer software that runs Windows applications on other operating systems – supports DirectX9, allowing many older Windows games to run on Linux, but software has moved on and developers are no longer using that older version of DirectX.

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Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.7.46 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Improvements in the BITS file transfer service.
- Still more progress on DirectWrite implementation.
- Support for shared user data on 64-bit.
- Various C++ runtime improvements.
- Some more support for the 64-bit ARM platform.
- Various bug fixes.

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Also: Wine 1.7.46 Arrives with Fixes for Windows Steam Client

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BleachBit 1.8 Open Source System Cleaner Out Now for Linux and Windows

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On June 19, Andrew Ziem had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the BleachBit 1.8 open-source and cross-platform system cleaner application for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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