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  • NetworkManager 1.4.4
  • NetworkManager 1.4.4 Supports Restart Without Connection Disruption, Fixes Bugs

    Lubomir Rintel, one of the developers working on the widely-used open-source network management solution for GNU/Linux distributions NetworkManager, announced the release of NetworkManager 1.4.4.

    NetworkManager 1.4.4 is the latest stable and most advanced build of the software, which should be used by all Linux-based operating systems that prefer this graphical solution for helping users to easily connect to Wi-Fi and wired networks, as well as Point To Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) or VPN (Virtual Private Network) connections.

  • Top 16 best network monitoring tools for 2016

    Towards the end of 2016 we made a short introduction to network monitoring and we told you about the main characteristics to keep in mind when selecting a network monitoring tool. This was meant for users whose installation couldn’t conform with standard syslog monitoring or standard bandwidths.

  • 4 Essential Tools to Search the Filesystem

    Desktop search is a software application which searches the contents of computer files, rather than searching the internet. The purpose of this software is to enable the user to locate information on their computer that they just cannot seem to find. Typically, this data includes emails, chat logs, documents, contact lists, graphics files, as well as multimedia files including video and audio.

    Searching a hard disk can be slow, especially bearing in mind the large storage capacities of modern hard disks. To ensure considerably better performance, desktop search engines build and maintain an index database. Populating this database is a system intensive activity. Consequently, desktop search engines can carry out indexing when the computer is not being used.

    One of the key benefits of this type of software is that it allows the user to locate data stored on their hard disk almost instantaneously. They are designed to be fast. They are not integrated with a different application, such as a file manager.

  • Don Libes' Expect: A Surprisingly Underappreciated Unix Automation Tool

    In this article, I will attempt to convince you that Expect is an extremely underappreciated tool for automating terminal applications in Unix.

    Why do I feel so strongly about this? Well, if you're like me you know that the best way to make a great impression at a party is to boast about your excellent understanding of the Unix command-line. However, if you really want to be the life of the party, you not only need to show that you know the commands, you must also demonstrate that you can automate everything.

Adobe Needs GNU/Linux

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  • After ignoring Linux for years, Adobe releases Flash 24 for Linux

    Adobe has just released the first final Adobe Flash Player stable release, Flash Player 24, for GNU/Linux in years.

    The company announced back in September 2016 that it would bring back Flash for Linux from the dead. This came as a surprise as it had ignored Linux for the most part when it comes to Flash.

  • Adobe Brings Flash For Linux Back From The Dead (How Cute)

    After years of neglecting to do so, Adobe has now released Flash Player 24 for GNU/Linux. Now Windows, Mac and Linux are being offered the same version of Flash Player for the first time in ages. But considering Flash is already dying a slow and painful death, this might be too little too late.

Leftovers: Software

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  • Trying out Mosh – the Mobile Shell

    Mosh is great for logging into remote shells, but you will still need to use OpenSSH for scp and sftp you will still, as Mosh is optimised for character (and not binary) transport. Which is perfectly fine.

  • My Top 5 Alternatives to Xterm [Ed: a little older]
  • 5 Linux Browsers You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

    While you might be fine sticking with the default browser for your Linux distribution, very often one browser isn’t enough. The default browser might be crashing all the time, or you simply might need more. For such cases you’d better know what the alternatives are.

    For instance, I always have dozens, if not hundreds, of tabs open – for my own projects, for clients’ projects, personal research, etc., and all this in one browser becomes way too much. Also, when I upload files, the browser (usually) remembers the last directory used and opens it directly. This way the next time I upload files from the same directory, I don’t have to search for the directory. All this makes it comfortable to use multiple browsers with different tabs in each of them.

  • INN 2.6.1

    This is a bug-fix and minor feature release over INN 2.6.0. The biggest change is adding support for the new COMPRESS extension. It also fixes various bugs around state changes when negotiating various compression or integrity layers and fixes some issues with nnrpd's validation of newly-posted messages. (Messages with Received and Posted headers are no longer rejected; messages with all-whitespace headers now are.) This release also supports OpenSSL 1.1.0 and fixes an nntpsend bug under systemd.

  • 9 Open Source/Commercial Software for Data Center Infrastructure Management

    When a company grows its demand in computing resources grows as well. It works as for regular companies as for providers, including those renting out dedicated servers. When the total number of racks exceed 10 you’ll start facing issues.

    How to inventory servers and spares? How to maintain a data center in a good health, locating and fixing potential threats on time. How to find the rack with broken equipment? How to prepare physical machines to work? Carrying out these tasks manually will take too much time otherwise will require having a huge team of administrators in your IT-department.

  • LibreOffice 5.3 to Launch with a Microsoft Office-like Ribbon UI

    "LibreOffice is working on a pretty significant overhaul of its interface that would have the productivity suite adopt a new toolbar design similar to the Microsoft Office Ribbon UI."

    At this point, LibreOffice’s new Ribbon-inspired UI is still in the works, but it’s already available in experimental version 5.3 and anyone can see how it looks using the steps below.

  • Comparing Krita packaging size

    Every time a new version of Krita is released I see somewhere a post where someone lists the output of their distribtion package manager and complains about the number of dependencies and the installation size. In the past dependencies used to be a huge problem where the connections between the packages causes a chains of dependencies at which end you e.g. needed install a MySQL server.

Leftovers: Software

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Leftovers: Software

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  • The quest for a great text editor: A brief intro to Notepad++

    Enter Notepad++. Notepad++ is licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL), and the source is available on GitHub. Installation is via a downloadable executable installer. If you're comfortable with Windows Notepad or WordPad, the Notepad++ interface will be very comfortable to you also. The default mode is plain-text, UTF-8 encoded, with Windows line-feeds, and word wrapping turned on—normal Notepad defaults. If that's what you need it for, you're ready to go.

  • Wireshark 2.2.3 Open-Source Network Protocol Analyzer Released with 19 Bug Fixes

    Today, December 15, 2016, the development team behind the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer, Wireshark, announced the general availability of a new maintenance update in the stable 2.2 series of the software.

    That's right, we're talking about Wireshark 2.2.3, the third point release for Wireshark 2.2, which lands approximately one month after the previous maintenance version, and, as expected, it addresses a bunch of bugs and annoyances that have been reported by users since Wireshark 2.2.2.

  • Adobe Finally Releases Flash Player 24 for GNU/Linux Systems, Download Now

    After announcing back in September 2016 the Beta preview of its latest Flash Player technologies for Linux platforms, synced with the Windows and Mac builds, it looks like the Adobe finally released Flash Player 24, for Linux.

    Adobe updated Flash Player Linux for Chromium (PPAPI) and Flash Player Linux for Firefox (NPAPI) to version 24.0.0.186, the same one that's also used on Microsoft Windows and Apple's macOS operating systems, along with Flash Player Linux for Google Chrome and Flash Player for Google's Linux-based ChromeOS.

  • Microsoft to disable most Flash content in its Edge browser [Ed: Microsoft’s Ad Bot thinks malware like Vista 10 is “A-OK”, but not Adobe Trash]
  • Using the command-line calendar and date functions in Linux
  • Kdenlive 16.12 Video Editor Adds Advanced Trimming Tools, Rotoscoping Effect

    The Kdenlive development team announced a new stability version of the open-source video editor designed for KDE Plasma desktop environments, Kdenlive 16.12, released as part of the KDE Applications 16.12 software suite.

    We've already told you all about the goodies and updated KDE apps that have been included in the final release of the KDE Applications 16.12 software suite for KDE Plasma 5 desktops, but it looks like the Kdenlive video editor got its own announcement, and the changes included in this version are quite very interesting.

  • GNOME 3.24 Desktop Environment Getting Improvements for the Notification Applet

    Long-time GNOME developer Allan Day reports on some of the upcoming improvements that are coming to the built-in Notification applet of the GNOME 3 desktop environment.

    The Notification applet you see on your GNOME desktop right now has been introduced in the 3.16 release of the popular project, which is used by default in numerous GNU/Linux distributions. But as nothing in this world is perfect, it looks like its user interface needs some improvements here and there.

  • New GNOME API Key for Google Services

    Recently, a few bugs in evolution-data-server were causing various GNOME components to hit Google’s daily limit for their CalDAV and Tasks APIs. At least evolution, gnome-calendar and gnome-todo were affected. The bugs have since been fixed, but until every single user out there installs the fix, everybody will be susceptible even if they have a fixed copy of evolution-data-server. This is because Google identifies the clients by the OAuth 2.0 API key used to access their services, and not the version of the code running on them.

Leftovers: Software

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  • Bareflank Hypervisor Advances With VMM Isolation, Windows Support

    Back during the summer we wrote about the Bareflank Hypervisor as a new open-source hypervisor written in C++11/14 and served as more of a hypervisor framework. Today the company behind that effort, Assured Information Security, announced a new version of Bareflank.

  • Lightworks 14 Steps Closer To Release, UI Updates & More

    The Lightworks cross-platform video editor for Linux/macOS/Windows is on the verge of a big new release with Lightworks 14.0 while out today is a new beta release.

  • Site Development: Leverage Freely Available Tools

    Are you involved in DevOps and web development, or are you aiming to be? If so, you're probably very aware of many of the tools from the open standards and open source arenas that can make your work easier. Still, these are always spreading out at a fast clip and there are some applications and tools that are rarely discussed. Here at OStatic, we try to regularly update our collections focused on them. In this post, you'll find our newly updated collection of free resources for web development that range from complete online courses available for free to unsung applications.

    Code School's Beginners Guide to Web Development is a good place to start if you are new to the topic. It offers good advice on the basics, including making a plan and creating web pages.

  • Weblate 2.10

    Quite on the schedule, Weblate 2.10 is out today. This release brings Git exporter module, improves support for machine translation services and adds various CSV exports and API interfaces.

  • Vivaldi 1.6 Is Out, World's First Web Browser to Display Notifications in Tabs

    In an unexpected turn of events, it appears that Vivaldi just launched today, December 15, 2016, the final release of the Vivaldi 1.6 web browser, as the team informs Softpedia through an embargoed press release.

    The embargo just expired, so we'd like to invite our readers to read all about the new features bundled in Vivaldi 1.6, which had a very short development cycle, coming only three weeks after the November 22 release of Vivaldi 1.5, an exciting milestone that added support for controlling Philips Hue smart lights.

  • Secure Desktops with Qubes: Extra Protection
  • ValaCAT application current status

    During last weeks I have been working on the application interns and the user interface. I don’t publish anything last week because I was in a festival (Festival Internacional do Mundo Celta de Ortigueira) and I have no internet connection.

    I have create a more Gnome-Shell like UI than the one I show you on the previous mockups and I think that it’s quite cool. I have also created modules to treat with languages, filters and more. You can view and critize the code on the GitHub Repository.

Leftovers: Software

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  • qBittorrent 3.3.9 Open-Source BitTorrent Client Adds New DHT Bootstrap Node

    Today, December 14, 2016, the development team behind the Qt-based, open-source, free, and cross-platform qBittorrent BitTorrent client announced the general availability of the qBittorrent 3.3.8 and 3.3.9 maintenance updates.

    After being in development for the last three months, qBittorrent 3.3.8 is here as the latest and most advanced stable version of the popular torrent and magnet downloader, implementing initial support for newer libtorrent APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) from the upcoming 1.1.x branch, which is currently in development.

  • Essential Utilities: Reclaiming Disk Space

    Linux offers an unsurpassed breadth of open source small utilities that perform functions ranging from the mundane to the wonderful. These tools help make Linux a compelling operating system. This series of articles identifies indispensable open source utilities which make using Linux that bit more special.

    You often hear that disk space is cheap and plentiful. And it's true that a 4TB mechanical hard disk drive currently retails for a little over 100 dollars. But like many users I have moved over to solid-state drives (SSD) as my primary storage. SSD does functionally everything a hard drive does, but helps to make a computer feel more responsive. With a SSD, data is stored on interconnected flash memory chips that retain the data even when there's no power present. SSDs are more expensive than mechanical hard drives in terms of dollar per gigabyte. And SSDs with 4TB capacity are thin on the ground and expensive, so most users settle for lower capacity SSDs.

  • Ghostwriter, an Open-Source Markdown Editor

    Ghostwriter is a free, open-source markdown editor for Linux and Windows. Billed as being ‘distraction free’, the Qt based app doesn’t scrimp on features at the expense of looking minimal and stylish.

  • Crossover 16 for Linux Now Supports 64-bit Windows Apps

    I don’t use WINE, the software layer that lets you run Windows application on Linux, but I know a great many of you do.

    And, as much, you may be interested to hear that a new release of CrossOver, developed by CodeWeavers, is available for download.

Krita 3.1 Released

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  • Krita 3.1 Released!

    Today the Krita team releases Krita 3.1.0 ! Krita 3.1 is the first release that is fully supported on OSX (10.9 and later)! Krita 3.1 is the result of half a year of intense work and contains many new features, performance improvement and bug fixes. It’s now possible to use render animations (using ffmpeg) to gif or various video formats. You can use a curve editor to animate properties. Soft-proofing was added for seeing how your artwork will look in print. A new color picker that allows selecting wide-gamut colors. There is also a new brush engine that paints fast on large canvases, a stop-based gradient editor.

  • KDE's Krita 3.1 Released With Speedups & Improvements

    After the big Krita 3.0 release earlier this year, the crew responsible for this open-source digital painting software aligned with KDE has released Krita 3.1.

  • Krita 3.1 Digital Painting App Officially Released with Many Cool New Features

    A few moments ago, the development team behind the powerful, open-source, free, and cross-platform Krita digital painting software proudly announced the final release of Krita 3.1.

    After being in development for the past few months, Krita 3.1 is now that most advanced version of the application, bringing cool new features like full support for Apple's Mac OS X operating system, as well as the ability to render an animation to MKV, GIF, MP4, or OGG files using the FFmpeg multimedia framework.

More Coverage off CrossOver 16 Release

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  • CrossOver 16 lets you run Office 2013 on Mac or Linux

    CrossOver is a compatibility layer that makes it possible to run some Windows software on Mac or Linux computers. It’s basically a commercial version of the open source WINE, and the two projects share a lot of code, but CrossOver usually has a few exclusive features and offers official support for customers.

  • CrossOver 16 adds Microsoft Office 2013 & 64-bit application virtualization

    Windows software solution CrossOver for macOS has updated, and with the update comes full compatibility for the Microsoft Office 2013 suite and 64-bit applications for the first time.

  • CrossOver 16 Debuts with Support for Microsoft Office 2013, 64-bit Windows Apps

    CodeWeavers' Josh DuBois informs Softpedia today, December 13, 2016, about the general availability of the final release of CrossOver 16.0.0 commercial graphical user interface for Wine.

    CrossOver 16 is now the most advanced stable release of the commercial software that allows GNU/Linux and Mac OS X users to run applications and games designed only for Microsoft Windows operating systems, and it looks like the biggest new feature is support for installing and running the Microsoft Office 2013 office suite.

CrossOver 16 Released

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

  • Debian Project launches updated Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 with bug fixes
    An updated version of Debian, a popular Linux distribution is now available for users to download and install. According to the post on the Debian website by Debian Project, the new version is 8.7. This is the seventh update to the Debian eight distribution, and the update primarily focuses on fixing bugs and security problems. This update also includes some adjustments to fix serious problems present in the previous version.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, December 2016
    The number of sponsored hours did not increase but a new silver sponsor is in the process of joining. We are only missing another silver sponsor (or two to four bronze sponsors) to reach our objective of funding the equivalent of a full time position.
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    Also, I was pleased to see F-droid Verification Server as a sign of F-droid progress on reproducible builds effort - I hope these changes to diffoscope will help them!
  • Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" KDE Gets a Beta Release, Ships with KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS
    After landing on the official download channels a few days ago, the Beta version of the upcoming Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" KDE Edition operating system got today, January 16, 2017, an official announcement. The KDE Edition is the last in the new Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" stable series to be published, and it was delayed a little bit because Clement Lefebvre and his team wanted it to ship with latest KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment from the Kubuntu Backports PPA repository.
  • Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.10 — Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Xubuntu In One ISO
    Linux AIO is a multiboot ISO carrying different flavors of a single Linux distribution and eases you from the pain of keeping different bootable USBs. The latest Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.10 is now available for download in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions. It features various Ubuntu flavors including Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Xubuntu.

Top Ubuntu Editing Apps: Image, Audio, Video

It's been my experience that most people aren't aware of the scope of creative software available for Ubuntu. The reason for this is complicated, but I suspect it mostly comes down to the functional availability provided by each application title for the Linux desktop. In this article, I'm going to give you an introduction to some of the best creative software applications for Ubuntu (and other Linux distros). Read more

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Google's open-source Draco promises to squeeze richer 3D worlds into the web, gaming, and VR
    Google has published a set of open source libraries that should improve the storage and transmission of 3D graphics, which could help deliver more detailed 3D apps.
  • Why every business should consider an open source point of sale system
    Point of sale (POS) systems have come a long way from the days of simple cash registers that rang up purchases. Today, POS systems can be all-in-one solutions that include payment processing, inventory management, marketing tools, and more. Retailers can receive daily reports on their cash flow and labor costs, often from a mobile device. The POS is the lifeblood of a business, and that means you need to choose one carefully. There are a ton of options out there, but if you want to save money, adapt to changing business needs, and keep up with technological advances, you would be wise to consider an open source system. An open source POS, where the source code is exposed for your use, offers significant advantages over a proprietary system that keeps its code rigidly under wraps.
  • Can academic faculty members teach with Wikipedia?
    Since 2010, 29,000 students have completed the Wiki Ed program. They have added 25 million words to Wikipedia, or the equivalent of 85,000 printed pages of content. This is 66% of the total words in the last print edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. When Wiki Ed students are most active, they are contributing 10% of all the content being added to underdeveloped, academic content areas on Wikipedia.
  • AMD HSA IL / BRIG Front-End Still Hoping To Get Into GCC 7
    For many months now there's been work on an AMD HSA IL front-end for GCC with supporting the BRIG binary form of the Heterogeneous System Architecture Intermediate Language (HSA IL). It's getting late into GCC 7 development and onwards to its final development stage while this new front-end has yet to be merged. Developer Pekka Jääskeläinen has been trying to get in the finishing reviews and changes for getting approval to land this BRIG front-end into the GNU Compiler Collection. It's a big addition and with GCC 7 soon just focusing on wrong-code fixes, bug fixes, and documentation fixes starting on 19 January, there would be just a few days left to land this new front-end for GCC 7 to avoid having to wait until next year for it to debut in stable with GCC 8.
  • Rcpp 0.12.9: Next round
    Yesterday afternoon, the nineth update in the 0.12.* series of Rcpp made it to the CRAN network for GNU R. Windows binaries have by now been generated; and the package was updated in Debian too. This 0.12.9 release follows the 0.12.0 release from late July, the 0.12.1 release in September, the 0.12.2 release in November, the 0.12.3 release in January, the 0.12.4 release in March, the 0.12.5 release in May, the 0.12.6 release in July, the 0.12.7 release in September, and the 0.12.8 release in November --- making it the thirteenth release at the steady bi-montly release frequency. Rcpp has become the most popular way of enhancing GNU R with C or C++ code. As of today, 906 packages on CRAN depend on Rcpp for making analytical code go faster and further. That is up by sixthythree packages over the two months since the last release -- or about a package a day!

Q4OS 1.8.2 Is the First Linux OS to Be Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie"

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