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Opera 12.10 Browser Improves Extensions

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

Tizen's Dawati Shell Has Gone Dormant

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

There Might Be Another EXT4 Corruption Bug

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

FOSDEM 2013 Dev Rooms Announced

The list of accepted "dev rooms" for the FOSDEM 2013 conference have been announced.
29 October 2012 - FOSDEM

Open-Source Flash Player Continues To Advance

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

DirectFB Continues To Gain New Features

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 KH Updates USBView For GTK3, DebugFS

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

Enlightenment 0.17 Release Is Just Days Away

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 Gets New Features With Official Release

Git 1.8.0 was released on Sunday with a number of new features.
22 October 2012 - Git 1.8.0 - 1 Comment

Mono 3.0 Released With A Ton Of Improvements

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

LinuxDays: An Open-Source Event Of Disorganization

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

GLX-Dock 3.1 Brings Better Unity Integration

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

Waffle 1.1 Gets EGL + GBM, Android Toppings

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 Continues Banging The BFS Scheduler

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

One Week To LinuxDays In Prague

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

E17 Does A Desktop Shootout, The Winner Is....

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

New & Updated Linux Benchmarks

Pushed to OpenBenchmarking.org over the night were several new and updated test profiles for Linux performance benchmarking.
4 October 2012 - Benchmarking - 2 Comments

Blender 2.64 Brings Improvements For Open Movie

Blender 2.64 was released today for the open-source animation/modelling software with improvements delivered for the creation of the Mango open movie project.
3 October 2012 - Blender 2.64

MythTV 0.26 Advances The Open-Source HTPC

After being in alpha for a while and then beta since August, MythTV 0.26 was officially released today.
2 October 2012 - MythTV 0.26 - 5 Comments

Git 1.8 Is Being Readied With New Features

Version 1.8.0 of the popular Git revision control system is nearing. With this version bump also comes new features to this popular open-source project started by Linus Torvalds.
2 October 2012 - Git 1.8 - 7 Comments

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