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Apache Puts Out Cassandra 1.2 NoSQL Database

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the release of Cassandra. Version 1.2 of the Cassandra big data "NoSQL" distributed database introduces several new features to the open-source project.
2 January 2013 - Apache Cassandra - 6 Comments

Git 1.8.1 Released

To succeed the feature-rich Git 1.8 release, Git 1.8.1 was released on New Year's Eve with a few new features.
1 January 2013 - Git 1.8.1

Simon 0.4.0 Speech Recognition System Released

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

2013 Is Going To Be The Year Of Linux Gaming

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

14 Years & Kicking: FreeDOS Is Still Alive

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

Free Software Foundation Thinks It Can Stop SecureBoot

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 Looks To Drop MS-DOS, Windows 95/98/ME

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

Multi-Process Support For GTK's HTTP Back-End

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 Still Being Toyed With For PowerPC

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 Is Looking Good

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

Glibc 2.17 Supports 64-Bit ARM, Improved Features

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

BLAKE2: A New Alternative To MD5 & SHA-2/SHA-3

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 3.5 Window Manager Released

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

GNU Grep & Sed: Fallout Within The GNU FSF Camp

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 2012 Is Now An ISO Standard

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

The Most Popular Linux Stories Over Eight Years

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

PureDarwin Is Back To Improving Apple's OS X Darwin

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

Opera 12.12 Web-Browser Released

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

VLC 2.0.5 "Twoflower" Has Experimental Blu-Ray Support

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 1.4 Brings New Security Features

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

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