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Skype 4.0 For Linux Officially Released

Skype 4.0 has been officially released for Linux today after being under "development" for far too long. This first major update in years for the Skype Linux client is coming one year after Microsoft acquired Skype.
14 June 2012 - Microsoft - 46 Comments

Opera 12 Web Browser Packs Many Features

The Norwegian-developed Opera web-browser is now up to version 12 and this latest major release packs many features.
14 June 2012 - New Release - 14 Comments

Magenta Pairs Linux With Darwin/BSD, Is Like iOS

Project Magenta has come about recently as a new operating system project that uses the Linux kernel with a Darwin/BSD user-space. Additionally, the project claims full binary compatibility with Apple's iOS 5.0 platform.
11 June 2012 - Magenta - 31 Comments

Chris Mason Of Btrfs Is Leaving Oracle

Chris Mason, the lead developer of the Btrfs file-system, is parting ways with Oracle.
7 June 2012 - He Leaves - 2 Comments

After 21 Alphas, Samba 4.0 Finally Enters Beta

After being in development for nearly a decade, Samba 4.0 is finally in beta.
6 June 2012 - It's Here - 3 Comments

Facebook Releases Folly C++ Open-Source Library

Facebook this week released Folly, an open-source C++ library.
3 June 2012 - Facebook - 4 Comments

ACPI Updated For The Linux 3.5 Kernel

The ACPI feature pull request for the Linux 3.5 kernel merge window was submitted on Saturday.
3 June 2012 - ACPI Updates - 14 Comments

Opus Audio: Pairing Skype's SILC With CELT

For those that haven't heard, the IETF Codec Working Group has paired the technology from Skype's SILC codec with the CELT codec from Xiph.Org to form the Opus Interactive Audio Codec. This new codec can be used for VoIP, live music streaming, and more.
30 May 2012 - Audio Codec - 20 Comments

LinuxTag Berlin 2012 Wrap-Up

LinuxTag 2012 ended this weekend at the Berlin Messe in Germany.
27 May 2012 - It's Over - 1 Comment

The Facebook Phone Will Use Linux

This shouldn't come as a terrible surprise, but the Facebook Phone looks like it will be running atop Linux.
26 May 2012 - No Surprise - 14 Comments

Microsoft: The Unlikely Sponsor Of Linux

Besides the Fedora hot dog marketing strategy going on at LinuxTag in Berlin, another interesting aspect of this leading German Linux conference is the sponsors for this year's event. Microsoft and Nokia are among the leading sponsors.
25 May 2012 - Sponsorship - 36 Comments

The Linux USB Library Has Been Forked

Libusb has been forked as libusbx and it appears this library for user-space USB data transfers on Linux and other operating systems is gaining traction.
23 May 2012 - libusb - 13 Comments

ownCloud Four Brings New Features

Version 4 of the ownCloud open-source private cloud storage software has been released with several new features.
22 May 2012 - ownCloud 4 - 7 Comments

OpenMoko's New Endeavor: Giving Out IDs

With the OpenMoko project being largely irrelevant these days and not vigorously pushing new software or hardware, the OpenMoko company has resorted to giving out USB IDs and MAC addresses.
22 May 2012 - USB and MACs - 3 Comments

LinuxTag 2012 Gathers Linux Stakeholders In Berlin

The annual LinuxTag 2012 conference is happening this weekend in Berlin, Germany.
22 May 2012 - And Beer - 3 Comments

Microsoft DirectX Back-End Support For Qt

Being worked on and discussed at the moment is a Microsoft DirectX/Direct3D back-end for the Qt5 tool-kit that leverages ANGLE.
22 May 2012 - Discussion

Ubuntu Developers Discuss Using Mono AOT

Ubuntu developers are currently exploring the possibility of using Mono AOT to reduce start-up time, allow for better memory sharing, and for greater performance optimizations.
12 May 2012 - Mono AOT - 49 Comments

PulseAudio 2.0 Runs On HURD, Has Jack Detection

Today's certainly an interesting day for some prominent and long-awaited Linux software events. Aside from PowerTOP 2.0, ConnMan 1.0, and the merging of Clover-G3D, PulseAudio 2.0 also made it out the door.
11 May 2012 - Finally - 86 Comments

PowerTOP 2.0 Finally Sees Release

After a long and drawn out development cycle, PowerTOP 2.0 is finally available.
11 May 2012 - PowerTOP 2.0 - 6 Comments

Qt 5.0 Is Going To Like LLVMpipe, Wayland

A Qt 5.0 discussion was held in Oakland on Monday.
8 May 2012 - Qt 5.0

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