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While Mono has been around as an open-source, unofficial .NET implementation for years on Linux, OS X, iOS, etc, Microsoft announced today they are officially open-sourcing their .NET implementation and making it cross-platform -- Microsoft explicitly mentions Linux support.
12 November 2014 - Cross-Platform, Open-Source - 99 Comments
While most were expecting "Windows 9" to be Microsoft's next operating system, they've announced today the next OS update will be Windows 10.
30 September 2014 - Windows 10 - 87 Comments
Adobe's popular Photoshop software landed on Linux sort of today with a streaming version that will be available to Chromebook users running Chrome OS.
29 September 2014 - Photoshop - 19 Comments
Following the recent Opera 25 development release for Linux users of the Blink-powered web browser, the Opera 25 Beta is now available with an updated Linux build.
15 September 2014 - Opera - 19 Comments
For those using the closed-source Opera web-browser, the development release to Opera 25 is available this week.
22 August 2014 - Opera 25 Dev - 1 Comment
Several Phoronix readers have written in this weekend to share that the Viber Linux client is finally up to par with the Windows version.
18 August 2014 - Viber 4.2 - 16 Comments
While Microsoft's Open XML (OOXML) SDK has long been publicly available, today they have finally decided to open-source this software development kit.
25 June 2014 - Open XML - 28 Comments
In early 2013 it was announced Opera would be switching to Google's Chromium Engine over its own internal web rendering engine it had been using up to that point. They switched to Google's forked WebKit engine and for about a year now have been doing new Windows releases while Linux was left out.
23 June 2014 - Opera - 25 Comments
Available today is the previously talked about big Skype release for Linux that Microsoft was promoting previously.
18 June 2014 - Skype 4.3 - 77 Comments
At long last it looks like there could be a major update to the Skype Linux client after its been stagnate recently under Microsoft's control compared to the advancing Skype Windows client.
24 May 2014 - Skype - 50 Comments
Microsoft announced .NET vNext and ASP.NET vNext at their TechEd North America conference today. ASP.NET vNext is the next-generation version of their server-side Web application framework and it's now cloud-oriented. Microsoft is supporting ASP.NET vNext under Linux via Mono.
12 May 2014 - ASP.NET vNext - 73 Comments
While LibreOffice is currently the most popular office suite on Linux and there's countless of other open-source office / word processor suites out there, one of the longest standing proprietary office suites is still being ported to Linux as well as BSD.
7 May 2014 - Kingsoft - 15 Comments
Microsoft has finally done the Skype for Linux 4.2 update, which rolls in a bunch of bug-fixes but still doesn't put the Linux Skype client on par with OS X or Windows.
21 May 2013 - Skype 4.2 - 41 Comments
Opera will slowly be moving away from its own Presto rendering engine for its closed-source multi-platform web-browser in favor of using the WebKit rendering engine and is also beginning to back Google's Chromium project.
13 February 2013 - Advances - 37 Comments
Next month Opera will be rolling out "Opera Ice", a new web-browser for smart-phones and tablets. This mobile Opera browser won't be built on their Presto engine but rather the popular WebKit engine. Initially this WebKit-browser is just targeting the mobile space but it's expected to eventually land on the desktop too.
19 January 2013 - Opera WebKit - 16 Comments
As was raised earlier today within the Phoronix Forums, the Nero CD/DVD burning software for Linux is dead.
18 July 2012 - No Point - 74 Comments
For kicking off the new week there is a major new release of the Lightspark open-source Flash Player. Lightspark 0.6.0.1 offers up a lot of goodies.
11 June 2012 - Lightspark Flash Player - 11 Comments
While Adobe has abandoned Linux Flash Player support, the open-source Lightspark Flash Player alternative continues to inch forward.
19 May 2012 - Still Not Good Enough - 16 Comments
In light of Adobe killing Flash for Linux, there's a new release of the open-source Lightspark Flash Player. Lightspark 0.5.6 is the new release with a number of noteworthy improvements.
12 April 2012 - Flash Player - 8 Comments
Adobe released the official Flash Player 11.2 for Linux release this week, which will serve as the last major version of their Flash/SWF player on Linux.
31 March 2012 - Flash Player 11.2 - 51 Comments
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