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Version 0.4.0 of the Simon open-source speech recognition system has been released. This release, which represents years of development, brings many improvements.
1 January 2013 - Simon 0.4.0 - 3 Comments
While at the start of every year there's always individuals making predictions about "the year of the Linux desktop", for 2013 at least it looks like it will actually be the year of gaming on Linux. Everything is coming together quite nicely to make 2013 the most exciting year ever for Linux gaming.
29 December 2012 - Linux Gaming - 16 Comments
FreeDOS, the open-source DOS operating system, is still alive and seeing activity around the GPL-licensed project though the FreeDOS SVN code repository hasn't seen any activity in nearly one year.
29 December 2012 - FreeDOS - 16 Comments
The Free Software Foundation is now soliciting donations and signatures for a pledge in hopes that it can stop UEFI SecureBoot and other "restricted boot" systems from becoming too common.
29 December 2012 - FSF SecureBoot - 30 Comments
Automake 1.13 was released on Friday with a number of major changes to this component of the GNU build system. With Automake 1.14, there's already a number of additional changes being considered.
28 December 2012 - Automake 1.13 - 10 Comments
Broadway, the HTML5 back-end for GTK3 that allows GTK applications to be rendered within a modern web-browser and served via a server, now has support for initiating multiple processes. The Broadway multi-process support is similar to running an X11 Server session with multiple windows.
27 December 2012 - Woohoo - 20 Comments
MorphOS, the Amiga-compatible PowerPC operating system, is still being experimented with on PowerPC hardware. The latest effort out of the MorphOS camp is to make the operating system work on the IBM PowerPC G5.
27 December 2012 - PowerPC G5 - 24 Comments
LibreOffice 4.0 Beta 2 was recently released as the final beta ahead of the major 4.0 release for this leading open-source office suite.
26 December 2012 - Open-Source Office - 22 Comments
Version 2.17 of the GNU C Library, glibc, was released on Christmas. This major update introduces AArch64 (64-bit ARM) architecture support and other new functionality.
26 December 2012 - GNU C Library
For those interested in cryptography, BLAKE2 has been announced as a new alternative for MD5 and SHA-2/3 algorithms. The benefits of BLAKE2 is better security than MD5 while being higher performance in software.
24 December 2012 - BLAKE2 - 11 Comments
Awesome, the dynamic X window manager written in C and Lua that started off as a fork of dwm, is out with its version 3.5 "Last Christmas" release.
24 December 2012 - Awesome - 2 Comments
It seems there's some dissenting views finally being pushed into the center of the table for discussion about the GNU project and Free Software Foundation. This comes as the maintainer of GNU Grep and Sed has announced his resignation from the projects.
24 December 2012 - GNU FSF - 48 Comments
ADA, the 32-year-old programming language, had its latest 2012 version approved by the ISO this week.
22 December 2012 - ADA 2012 - 5 Comments
In commemorating the end of the Mayan calendar, here's a look at the most popular Linux stories that have been published on Phoronix since its inception in 2004.
21 December 2012 - 2012 Linux - 2 Comments
The PureDarwin operating system project is out with a new release. PureDarwin attempts to make Apple's Darwin open-source base operating system for Mac OS X more usable to users.
20 December 2012 - PureDarwin - 9 Comments
For ending out the year, Opera 12.12 has been released as the latest version of the popular cross-platform Norwegian web-browser.
18 December 2012 - Norwegian Browser - 6 Comments
VideoLAN's VLC was released this weekend with more than 50 fixes and several improved features for this multi-platform open-source media player.
17 December 2012 - VLC 2.0.5 - 25 Comments
Suricata from the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF), which is an Open Source Next Generation Intrusion Detection and Prevention Engine, has been updated to version 1.4.
15 December 2012 - Suricata
Lightworks, the professional-grade non-linear video editor from EditShare that's been ported to Linux, will have a public beta release before the end of the next quarter.
14 December 2012 - Lightworks Video Editor - 3 Comments
On 12 December 2012 (12-12-12), CodeWeavers released CrossOver 12.0 for running Windows software on Linux and Apple OS X.
13 December 2012 - CrossOver 12 - 2 Comments
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