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For those into the Haiku operating system, an open-source re-make of BeOS, the fourth alpha of its first release is now available. It's been nearly one and a half years since the Haiku Release 1 Alpha 3, so there's a lot of changes with this latest installment.
12 November 2012 - Haiku OS - 12 Comments
Lightworks has been talked about for the past two years as an open-source video editor and the Linux client was delayed multiple times. Lightworks ended up beginning a very limited alpha last month, but not everyone is happy.
11 November 2012 - Lightworks - 34 Comments
Following the first E17 Alpha release earlier this week, more details have emerged about the future direction of Enlightenment and the long-awaited official release.
10 November 2012 - Enlightenment E17 - 6 Comments
The Android port of the Qt tool-kit is coming together quite nicely with Qt 5.0.
9 November 2012 - Qt5 Android
The Norwegians have released Opera 12.10 this morning. While Windows and Mac OS X improvements are the primary focus of improvements for this release, an updated Linux version is also available.
6 November 2012 - Opera Web - 22 Comments
Dawati was an interesting desktop shell for the Tizen operating system that was pulled from the MeeGo project, but work on the project has more or less been halted for the past six months.
3 November 2012 - Dawati
It was only days ago that an EXT4 file-system corruption bug affected the stable Linux kernel, which was finally patched yesterday. Now though it looks like there may be another EXT4 corruption bug affecting the stable kernel.
1 November 2012 - EXT4 Corruption - 33 Comments
The list of accepted "dev rooms" for the FOSDEM 2013 conference have been announced.
29 October 2012 - FOSDEM
While Adobe is no longer actively developing their Flash Player plug-in for Linux, the open-source Lightspark Flash Player alternative continues to advance. Lightspark 0.7.0 was released today.
28 October 2012 - Lightspark 0.7.0 - 35 Comments
While Wayland is sitting in the public limelight, DirectFB continues to exist as another means of handling Linux displays and input. DirectFB continues to quietly march on with new capabilities.
25 October 2012 - DirectFB - 5 Comments
Greg Kroah-Hartman has updated his USBView program, a user-space utility he started more than one decade ago for displaying USB device information under Linux.
24 October 2012 - Greg KH - 2 Comments
The long-awaited release of Enlightenment 0.17 is expected to happen within the next two weeks.
22 October 2012 - Enlightenment E17 - 1 Comment
Git 1.8.0 was released on Sunday with a number of new features.
22 October 2012 - Git 1.8.0 - 1 Comment
Miguel de Icaza has announced the release of Mono 3.0 for improving the Microsoft .NET capabilities on Linux and other operating systems.
22 October 2012 - Mono 3.0 - 15 Comments
The inaugural LinuxDays event took place the prior few days in Prague, Czech Republic where around 800 open-source developers and users converged for a series of meetings and technical sessions.
22 October 2012 - Crap Event - 6 Comments
A new release of GLX-Dock/Cairo-Dock is now available with new features, including better integration of the Ubuntu Unity desktop.
20 October 2012 - GLX-Dock - 2 Comments
Chad Versace of Intel released Waffle 1.1.0 on Monday, which is a cross-platform library for deferring selection of the OpenGL API and windowing system until run-time. Waffle makes it easy to switch between X11 with GLX or EGL, Wayland with OpenGL ES 2.0, and other windowing / GL API options.
16 October 2012 - Waffle 1.1 - 7 Comments
Zenwalk 7.2 was released last week as the latest release of the interesting Slackware-based distribution. This latest Zenwalk release continues to patch its Linux kernel to drop in the BFS scheduler for providing better interactivity on the Linux desktop.
15 October 2012 - Zenwalk - 6 Comments
Coming up next weekend is the first-ever LinuxDays event in Prague, which will happen alongside a Gentoo mini-conference, an openSUSE conference, and the SUSE Labs conference.
13 October 2012 - Prague - 1 Comment
The E17 release manager has done a "desktop shootout" where he compares the start-up speed and resource consumption of the KDE Plasma, GNOME Shell, Xfce, Unity, and Unity 2D desktops. He also ended up throwing in E17 and TWM too.
10 October 2012 - TWM Manager - 54 Comments
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