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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

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

Lightworks To Have Public Linux Beta In Q1'2013

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

CodeWeavers Puts New Features In CrossOver 12.0

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 Final Is Targeting A Release Next Week

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

New Features Coming Up For PulseAudio 3.0

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

Blender 2.65 Fixes 200+ Bugs, Couple New Features

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

Samba 4.0.0 Officially Released

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 1.0 Released For Git-Based File Sharing

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

A New Project To Run Mac OS X Binaries On Linux

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

A Deep Look Into GPUs & Linux Graphics Drivers

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

Lima GPU Driver Faces Changes, Advancements

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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