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  • Dstat – Versatile resource statistics tool for Linux

    Dstat – versatile tool for generating system resource statistics & replacement for vmstat, iostat, netstat and ifstat. Dstat is another handy tool for monitoring systems during performance tuning tests, benchmarks or troubleshooting. It overcomes some of other tools limitations and adds some extra features, more counters and flexibility.

    I really impressed by dstat utility when analyzing the tool to prepare the article. I excited then i dig into deep on dstat utility usage, wow! awesome features which i didn’t find any performance monitoring tools.

    You can monitor additionally MySQL database activity, batter percentage info for laptop, number of dbus connections, fan speed, nfs utility, postfix, system temperature sensors, power usage, etc,., more & more. I personally advise every administrator to give a try, which will help you to improve the troubleshooting skill a lot.

  • PostfixAdmin 3.0

    I just released the long awaited PostfixAdmin 3.0.

  • Samba 4.5 Is a Massive Release That Improves Security, Adds Many New Features

    Samba 4.5 has been released and it is the latest, newest stable branch of the widely-used, free, cross-platform, and open-source software project that re-implements the SMB/CIFS networking protocol on UNIX-like platforms.

    Samba is being used by default in numerous, if not all GNU/Linux operating systems, as well as on Apple's macOS, to allow users to access network shares from other computers that run Microsoft Windows, and interact with them to exchange any file format that exists today.

  • The new v40 TrueType interpreter mode

    FreeType 2.7 ships the new v40 TrueType instructions interpreter version enabled by default. It finally brings DirectWrite/ClearType-like rendering to the screen, or ‘subpixel hinting’ as some FreeType code calls it. Actually, there is no subpixel hinting.

Wine-Staging 1.9.18

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  • Release 1.9.18

    The Wine Staging release 1.9.18 is now available.

  • Wine-Staging Adds 1D Textures For D3D10/D3D11

    There is finally a new Wine-Staging version with release notes to talk about for this more-experimental version of Wine.

  • Wine Staging 1.9.18 Adds Experimental Support for 1D Textures in D3D10 and D3D11

    After being away since June, the Wine Staging development team is back to announce the new features incorporated in the latest version of the open-source software that let's users run Windows apps and games on their Linux boxes, Wine Staging 1.9.18.

    Based on the recently released Wine 1.9.18, Wine Staging 1.9.18 is here to bring you all the neat features and improvements implemented in the respective development version of Wine, such as the ability to support multiple kernel drivers in only one process, improvements to the WebServices reader, and better joystick support.

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  • Cool-Retro-Term is a great Mimic of old Command Lines, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

    Cool-retro-term is a free terminal emulator developed by Filippo Scognamiglio, it mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. If you are tired of your current terminal than it comes in hand as eye-candy, it is customizable and reasonably lightweight terminal emulator. It uses the Konsole engine which is powerful and mature, it requires Qt 5.2 or higher to run terminal emulator.

  • Skype for Linux Alpha 1.7 released with fixes related to behavior of unread messages [Ed: Microsoft media is lying; "some Linux love," they say. Microsoft bought Skype WITH Linux support, took it away and added surveillance. Now it's revisionism's time, a new PR strategy.]
  • Skype for Linux 1.7 Alpha brings unread message fixes and more
  • Vivaldi 1.4 Released With Theme Scheduling

    Vivaldi, the web browser aimed at power users, was updated to version 1.4 (stable) today. There aren't as many changes as in the previous release, but a few interesting improvements.

  • Blocking Big Brother with Senji Security

    Senji is an app that takes an interesting, innovative approach to security and privacy. Normally, when you upload information to the “cloud” (anyone else sick of the term yet?), you are trusting the encryption and practices, or lack thereof, of the provider of said cloud. You are trusting that they don’t snoop on your data (they do), or that they won’t turn over your information if the NSA so much as sneezes in their direction (they will). You’re also trusting that even if your information is encrypted, it’s not decrypted on certain servers once it arrives (it probably is). Now, there are some really good OTR (off the record) cloud storage providers out there where you can store your information with zero knowledge (SpiderOak comes to mind), but once again, you have to trust that they’re doing what they say they’re doing (personally, I do, but that’s mainly because the place isn’t run by my older brother).

    [...]

    As far as GNU/Linux is concerned, it is a stretch goal of theirs—they’ll implement a G/L client if they get $70,000. I’ve decided to do a write-up of this even though G/L isn’t included out-of-the-box because they are working on an Android client which I think at least mostly fits the bill. Also, since the code is open sourced I’m sure if some enterprising G/L individuals wanted to, they could bang something out for us penguin folks in due time (with Senji’s permission of course, I don’t think the code is Free, as in Libre).

  • AdobeAir is now available for Ubuntu 16.04/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13 [Updated]

    The Adobe Air runtime enables developers to package the same code into native apps for desktop operating systems as well as for smartphone such as Android devices, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other devices, reaching the mobile app stores for over 500 million devices.
    With Adobe Air you can build stunning, blazing-fast cinematic 2D and 3D games for the browser, iOS, and Android™. Use fully accelerated GPU rendering, which leverages the power of OpenGL and DirectX graphics. It give developers the ability to call into their native, platform-specific code using AIR native extensions. Free sets of native libraries are available through the Adobe Game Developer Tools to further empower developers.

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  • Wireshark 2.2 — New Stable Release of Open-Source Network Analyzer

    A new stable release of Wireshark, the nifty network sniffing tool, is now available for download. You may recall the app from the Ubuntu “Spyware” saga. Wireshark was among the tools used to inspect packets/searches travelling from the Unity Dash and back.

  • Which Is The Best Compression Tool For Linux?

    Before looking at a more detailed test I wanted to try each compression tool against a single file type so that we could see how each tool handles the file in question.

  • TigerVNC 1.7 Released

    TigerVNC 1.7 was released today as the newest version of this open-source, high-performance, cross-platform VNC implementation.

  • Calibre 2.67 eBook Manager and Viewer Supports Kobo Aura One Firmware Version 4

    On September 8, 2016, Calibre developer Kovid Goyal announced the release of a new maintenance update for his popular, free, open-source and cross-platform ebook library management software.

    Calibre 2.67 is now the most stable and advanced version of the application, and among the new features it includes we can mention an updated Kobo driver that supports Kobo Aura One e-book reader's firmware version 4, support for reading more image formats as covers, and support for displaying book counts on the Tag Browser's right edge.

  • Official Spotify App for Linux Updated, Can Open SpotifyURLs Again

    A new version of the official Spotify desktop app rolled out last week. The update, which bumps the version number to v1.0.37, features just one notable Linux-specific fix: support for opening/playing albums, artists and tracks using Spotify URLs. Revolutionary, man.

  • KDE Applications 16.08.1 Software Suite Released for the KDE Plasma 5.7 Desktop

    Today, September 8, 2016, the KDE developers published the first point release of the KDE Applications 16.08 software suite for the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

    KDE Applications 16.08.1 is here right on time for the last maintenance update to the KDE Plasma 5.7 series, version 5.7.5, which should be out on September 13, 2016, according to the official release schedule, and it brings, as expected, multiple improvements to many of the included KDE apps and components, along with the Long Term Support (LTS) version of KDE Development Platform 4.14.20.

Wireshark 2.2

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  • Wireshark 2.2 Released

    Wireshark 2.2 features "Decode As" improvements, the various UIs now support exporting packets as JSON, there is new file format decoding support, and a wide range of new protocol support. New protocol coverage includes Apache Cassandra, USB3 Vision Protocol, USIP protocol, UserLog protocol, Zigbee Protocol Clusters, Cisco ttag, and much more.

  • Wireshark 2.2.0 Is Out as the World's Most Popular Network Vulnerability Scanner

    Today, September 7, 2016, the development team behind the world's most popular network protocol analyzer, Wireshark, proudly announced the release of a new major stable version, namely Wireshark 2.2.

    After being in development for the past couple of months, Wireshark 2.2.0 has finally hit the stable channel, bringing with it a huge number of improvements and updated protocols. For those of you who never heard of Wireshark, we want to remind them that it's an open-source network vulnerability scanner used by security researchers and network administrators for development, analysis, troubleshooting, as well as education purposes.

Samba 4.5.0

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Krita 3.0.1 is Out

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  • Krita 3.0.1: new features and bug fixes

    Krita 3.0.1 is the first release after Krita 3.0. With the new release schedule we’re trying to release every six weeks, with a combination of new features and bug fixes. This release already contains the first results of the 2016 Google Summer of Code projects, as well as kickstarter-funded features, the work of new contributors Eugene Ingerman, Nishant Rodrigues, Miroslav Talasek and Laurent Jospin and the work from students mentored by Dmitry: Grigory Tantsev and Alexey Kapustin.

  • Krita 3.0.1 Digital Painting App Arrives with New Threshold Filter, Many Changes

    Today, September 6, 2016, a new version of the Krita open-source digital painting software has been released, build 3.0.1, and it's the first bugfix and feature release for the major Krita 3.0 series.

    Release highlights of Krita 3.0.1 include the ability to tweak the Brush settings in the pop-up palette, soft proofing support, which lets you see how your artwork will look like when its converted to CMYK (Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black), as well as various improvements to the mirror tools by adding extra options.

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