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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
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
Qt 5.0 Release Candidate 2 was released this morning while the final version of the toolkit is expected for release next week.
13 December 2012 - Qt 5.0 Final - 1 Comment
The release of PulseAudio 3.0 is imminent and here's an overview of the features coming up for this debated sound server.
12 December 2012 - PulseAudio 3.0 - 18 Comments
Version 2.65 of the Blender open-source modelling software was released today. This release fixes over 200 bugs while bringing stability improvements and new features.
11 December 2012 - Blender 2.65
At long last Samba 4.0.0 has seen the light of day. Samba 4.0 was officially released today as the major rewrite of this widely used SMB/CIFS implementation.
11 December 2012 - Woohoo - 8 Comments
SparkleShare is an open-source file synchronization and collaboration tool that's powered by Git. After being in development for a long time, SparkleShare 1.0 was released on Sunday.
10 December 2012 - SparkleShare - 5 Comments
While there is the Wine project to run native Windows binaries on Linux (and other platforms), there's a new open-source project that's emerging for running Apple OS X binaries on Linux in a seamless manner.
8 December 2012 - Darling - 58 Comments
Martin Peres, the developer who has been a longstanding contributor to the Nouveau graphics driver project, delivered two presentations at a recent French Linux event where he provided an introduction to graphics processors and the Linux graphics driver stack. The second talk focused upon GPUs and Linux drivers in much greater detail.
7 December 2012 - Martin Peres - 5 Comments
There are significant driver changes to report on for the reverse-engineered open-source Lima graphics driver project for providing ARM Mali graphics support.
7 December 2012 - Lima Driver Shake-Up - 9 Comments
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