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Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.7.44 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- More support for the COM interfaces of the RichEdit control.
- Initial version of a SmartTee filter.
- Some more support for the ARM64 platform.
- Support for the null device kernel object.
- Various bug fixes.

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  • Samba 4.2.2 Officially Released with over 30 Bug Fixes, systemd Improvements

    Samba, the world’s most used software solution for accessing shared Windows directories over a network in GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems, has been updated to version 4.2.2.

  • PacketFence v5.1 released

    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.1.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.

  • Get started with Midnight Commander, a Linux file manager

    Midnight Commander (MC) is a text-based Command Line Interface (CLI) program. It is particularly useful when a GUI is not available but can also be used as a primary file manager in a terminal session even when you are using a GUI. I use Midnight Commander frequently because I often have need to interact with local and remote Linux computers using the CLI. It can be used with almost any of the common shells and remote terminals through SSH.

  • Cinnamon 2.6.3 Now Available via the Romeo (Unstable) Repository for Both Linux Mint 17.1 and LMDE 2.0

    As a reminder, Cinnamon 2.6.3 has been recently released, adding only fixes to the previous release from the Cinnamon 2.6 series.

    Among others, the use-system configuration key has been split into three different keys, the calendar applet is not properly refreshed, the pidgin tray icons have been updated, the on-screen keyboard has been enhanced and the date format setting is now respected in the notification applet. The full changelog can be read here.

  • The Boomaga PPA Has Received Packages For Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Boomaga is an open source virtual printer software, having support for the most popular printers, via CUPS and Gutenprint.

    Unlike CUPS and Gutenprint which provide drivers for printers, the Boomaga virtual printer enables the users to view the document before printing, adjust the margins of the page, manage the number of documents per page, export the to be printed files as PDFs and others.

  • Yet Another Network Speed Ubuntu AppIndicator

    Indicator Netspeed Unity is an Ubuntu AppIndicator which displays the current network upload / download speed on the panel. Despite its name, it should work with any panel that supports AppIndicators.

  • Essential tools for hardening and securing Unix based Environments

    System administrators are aware as how important their systems security is, not just the runtime of their servers. Intruders, spammers, DDOS attack, crackers, are all out there trying to get into people’s computers, servers and everywhere they can lay hands on and interrupt the normal runtime of services. Being able to identify tools and techniques to harden your systems is a key play on securing your systems. Moreover, choosing the right tools is a matter of experience. You should try most of them, or perhaps the ones that are popular. I chose free and open source software because, if I want to, I can check the applications source code and see for myself how did programmers wrote the software, how did they manage to keep the software easy to understand etc.

  • Antivirus products for Linux compared

    Though Linux is often seen as being immune to malware it's still important to have protection, partly because Linux malware does exist, even if it’s rare, and partly to prevent the passing on of viruses to more vulnerable operating systems like Windows and Android.

  • Opera Dev 31.0.1876.0 Brings New Discover and Settings Pages and Other Fixes and Enhancements

Blender 2.75 Allows For AMD OpenCL Support

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A test build of Blender 2.75 was released this past week and it will be of interest to a lot of open-source designers and artists.

Blender 2.75 notably has added initial support for OpenCL on AMD Radeon GPUs with the Cycles Rendering. The AMD OpenCL support is coming as the Cycles compute kernels have finally been split into smaller kernels, so they now compile and work for AMD GPUs. However, the AMD OpenCL stack failing to work with transparent shadows due to a compiler bug. The AMD OpenCL improvements for Blender was work led by AMD that we previously covered on Phoronix.

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The Default Image Viewer of GNOME 3.18 Will Support Multi-Page TIFFs

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Eye of GNOME, the default image viewer software used in the acclaimed GNOME desktop environment, has recently been updated and distributed as part of the unstable GNOME 3.17.2 desktop environment.

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  • 3 Open Source Python Shells

    Python is a high-level, general-purpose, structured, powerful, open source programming language that is used for a wide variety of programming tasks. It features a fully dynamic type system and automatic memory management, similar to that of Scheme, Ruby, Perl, and Tcl, avoiding many of the complexities and overheads of compiled languages. The language was created by Guido van Rossum in 1991, and continues to grow in popularity.

  • Google Chrome 44 (Dev) Brings Interesting New Features
  • CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.1.3 has been released

    I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 14.1.3 for both Mac OS X and Linux. CrossOver 14.1.3 has important bug fixes for both Mac and Linux users.

Vivaldi Web Browser Gets New Update and Options

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Vivaldi, a web browser based on Chromium built by Opera founder that's aimed mostly at power users, has been updated one more and is now available for download.

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Simple Photo Manipulation in GNU/Linux with Fotoxx

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Image manipulation in GNU/Linux has always been associated with The Gimp. However, most users will find Gimp vastly oversized for their needs. Fotoxx is a neat, simple and yet very advanced photo manipulation software that is definitely worth installing and playing with.

Simple Photo Manipulation in GNU/Linux with Fotoxx

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