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For those that may have extra time this holiday season to devote to open-source tasks, the GIMP graphics program still has many features they're after and aren't yet up to their v2.10 release.
22 December 2013 - GIMP 2.10 & Beyond - 29 Comments
Enlightenment 0.17 was released one year ago as of this weekend and now the developers behind this very compelling lightweight window manager have released Enlightenment DR 0.18, the next major release.
22 December 2013 - Enlightenment DR 0.18 - 21 Comments
As some additional exciting news on Friday night besides the SteamOS beta being out is that the second release candidate to Enlightenment 0.18 is now available.
13 December 2013 - Enlightenment 0.18 - 1 Comment
Coming last summer to the Enlightenment project was EPhysics, a physics module for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries to do interesting desktop games or effects, but it's now been nuked from the Enlightenment code-base.
10 December 2013 - Enlightenment Physics - 5 Comments
Terminology, the terminal emulator for the Enlightenment desktop built atop their EFL libraries, is up to version 0.4 and it's landed heavy with new features.
9 December 2013 - Terminology 0.4 - 28 Comments
The TeamViewer remote access/viewer software popular for VNC-like tasks as well as online meetings, is now officially up to version 9. With TeamViewer 9 comes new features as well as QuickSupport for Linux.
5 December 2013 - TeamViewer 9 - 6 Comments
The EFL 1.8 release for the Enlightenment project should be out next week and there's already plans for releasing EFL 1.9 in February!
29 November 2013 - Enlightenment Libraries - 3 Comments
The Lightworks non-linear video editing application for Linux has picked up a great number of new features in the latest Linux beta that's available for Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu-based distributions.
17 November 2013 - Video Editor
Glx-Dock, a unique lightweight interface for the Linux desktop and inspired by OS X to complement Unity, GNOME, KDE, and other desktop environments, is now up to version 3.3. With Glx-Dock 3.3 the core has been rewritten to use objects, there's better Cinnamon Desktop integration, and plenty of other features and changes.
17 October 2013 - Glx-Dock 3.3 - 2 Comments
For those not satisfied with the open-source Pidgin or Empathy multi-protocol chat programs on Linux, Cerulean Studios is finally bringing Trillian to Linux. A beta was announced today of Trillian for Linux but right now it's limited.
8 October 2013 - Trillian - 30 Comments
The Xubuntu team, the derivative of Ubuntu Linux focused around shipping the Xfce desktop environment, has decided against using XMir for their 13.10 release after extensive testing.
22 August 2013 - Xubuntu XMir - 21 Comments
Developers behind the lightweight Qt-based Razor-qt and LXDE-Qt desktops met up at KDE's Akademy 2013 conference. During the annual KDE developer conference, the two lightweight desktops decided to merge their efforts around LXDE-Qt.
21 July 2013 - LXDE-Qt - 32 Comments
Xfce 4.12 still hasn't been released yet and it's running months behind schedule. Xfce 4.12 will be a major update to the lightweight desktop that's becoming an increasingly used alternative to Unity and the GNOME Shell. Here's an update on some of the completed features.
29 June 2013 - Xfce 4.12 - 45 Comments
Last week at the SUSE offices in Nürnberg there was a meeting between developers of the KDE, GNOME, Unity, and Razor-qt desktop environments.
17 April 2013 - Meeting - 26 Comments
Development of the LightDM display manager is now in an awkward state by Canonical's announcement of developing -- and ultimately switching to -- the Mir Display Server rather than Wayland.
12 March 2013 - LightDM - 24 Comments
While Xfce 4.12 was scheduled to be released on 10 March, the release didn't happen and it looks like the release won't be coming anytime soon.
11 March 2013 - Xfce 4.12 - 35 Comments
Canonical has begun posting videos of Mir in action. While Mir itself doesn't do much yet, a video by one of the Mir developers shows Unity running on Mir. But it's running Unity through an X Server via the "XMir" project.
5 March 2013 - Video - 28 Comments
The Linux desktop choices of Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, tends to pique people's interest. Linus has now shared he's switched back to using the GNOME 3.x desktop.
3 March 2013 - Torvalds - 66 Comments
Shared earlier today were OpenGL game benchmarks under different Linux desktops. Now to complement those earlier results are 2D performance tests under Unity, KDE, GNOME Shell, Xfce, LXDE, and Razor-qt.
28 February 2013 - 2D Benchmarks - 19 Comments
Razor-qt is the lightweight Qt-based desktop environment that's come around in mostly the past two years as a much more slim desktop alternative to KDE. It's similar in nature to Xfce but written in Qt rather than GTK. This Qt desktop environment is on initial approach for its next release and further out they are getting excited over Qt 5 and Wayland.
9 February 2013 - Razor-qt - 4 Comments
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