Powerful and Free Video Editor LiVES 2.2.6 Now Available for Download

LiVES 2.2.6, a simple-to-use, powerful video editor and VJ tool that allows users to combine real time and rendered effects, streams, and multiple video/audio files, has been released.

LiVES is an application that can help users start editing and making videos without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. This sort of software will cost users a lot of money on other platforms, but on Linux you get it for free.

“ LiVES is aimed at the digital video artist who wants …

Linus Torvalds Started a Revolution on August 25, 1991. Happy Birthday, Linux!

The Linux project has just turned 23 and it’s now the biggest collaborative endeavor in the world, with thousands of people working on it.

Back in 1991, a young programmer called Linus Torvalds wanted to make a free operating system that wasn’t going to be as big as the GNU project and that was just a hobby. He started something that would turn out to be the most successful operating system on the planet, but no one would have been able to guess it back then.

Linus Torvalds sent an email on …

Backup Your PC with Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-1

Clonezilla Live, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that allows users to do bare metal backup and recovery, is now at version 2.2.4-1 and is ready for testing.

The Clonezilla team has just released a new development build for this Linux distribution and the developers have made a few small modifications.

“The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2014/Aug/19),” reads the official annou…

Qt Creator 3.2 Officially Released

Qt Creator 3.2, a cross-platform IDE (integrated development environment) tailored to the needs of Qt developers and part of the Qt Project, is now available for download.

The Digia developers have released the stable version of the latest Qt Creator, but this latest update doesn’t bring anything major.

“Enterprise Qt Creator users can now also use the QML profiler to debug their JavaScript memory usage in QML. (This is only available when using Qt 5.4 for the debugged application.),&r…

Apache Tomcat 8.0.0 RC11 Now Available for Download and Testing

Apache Tomcat, an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies, developed under the Java Community Process, is now at version 8.0.0 RC11.

A new development build of the popular Apache solution has been released with a few changes and improvements.

According to the changelog, a regression that causes a context to be inaccessible after reload has been corrected, the session idle time calculations in PersistenceManager have been fixed, the duplicate…

How To Install PIWIK On Ubuntu 14.04

How To Install PIWIK On Ubuntu 14.04
This document describes how to install and run a PIWIK in Ubuntu 14.04. PIWIK is a downloadable, Free (GPL licensed) web analytics software platform. It provides detailed reports on your website and its visitors, in…

Files (Nautilus) 3.14 Beta 1 Features More Improvements

The GNOME developers behind the Nautilus project (now known as Files) have announced that version 3.14 Beta 1 is now available for download and testing.

The new Files (Nautilus) 3.14 Beta 1 has arrived, but it’s quite an unimpressive release. Most of the major packages in GNOME got some important changes and improvements, but it looks like Nautilus is not one of them.

Nautilus is one of the most visible parts of the GNOME project and one of the first things a user sees when (s)he opens a dis…

Image Viewer Shotwell 0.19.0 Lets Users Set the Background for the Lock Screen

Yorba Foundation, the developers of Shotwell, have announced the immediate availability for download of Shotwell 0.19.0.

Shotwell is now developed in collaboration with the elementary OS team. It will become the default image viewer for the elementary Linux distro, but it’s also a part of the GNOME desktop. This means that it will still get updated along with the all the other intermediary GNOME versions.

According to the team, support has been added for the Rajce.net and Gallery 3 photo ser…

Ubuntu Touch Gets Major Update and the OS Is Now Crazy Fast – Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu Touch has just received a new major update and the developers have made some serious changes to the operating system, which now feels a lot faster and the experience is a lot smoother.

It’s been quite a while since the previous stable update for Ubuntu Touch, and the developers have had some problems with a number of bugs that kept them from releasing an improved version. After they started focusing on the fixes and less on the new features, a new image has been promoted and it’s the b…

HandBrake 0.10 Beta 1 Is Probably the Best Open Source Video Transcoder on Linux

HandBrake, a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs, has just reached version 0.10 Beta 1. The latest stable release of HandBrake was 0.9.9 and users assumed that the coveted 1.0 release was almost upon us. It turns out that the developer has other plans for the software. Now, a 0.10 Beta 1 version is out and packs a huge number of changes and improvements. It’s safe to say that, in fact, we are pretty far off from seeing the coveted…

Opera 25 Dev for Linux Now Works Well with Ubuntu’s Unity Desktop

The Opera developers have released a new version of their Internet browser in the 25.x branch, which is still under heavy development.

Opera is based on Chromium and that means that updates for the browser arrive at a pretty brisk pace. Numerous changes and various improvements have been made to the browser, but it’s still under development and it looks like it’s going to stay this way for a while.

The Linux development for the new Opera based on Chromium took some time to get off the groun…

New Google Chrome 37 Beta Update Arrives on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X

The Beta branch of Google Chrome, a browser built on the Blink layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, has been upgraded to version 37.0.2062.94 and is now available for testing. Google Chrome usually features three distinct branches: Dev, Beta, and Stable. The Beta release is a little bit more stable than the Development one, but it’s still pretty far off from day-to-day usage. As the development cycle gets closer to the end, the length of the changelog dim…

Steam for Linux Update Brings Intel Hardware Decoding for In-Home Streaming

Valve has released a new Beta update for Steam, shortly after promoting one of the largest versions in the last couple of years.

Given the fact that the latest update for the Steam platform arrived only a few days ago, it’s quite interesting to see that the new Beta is actually quite large. The developers could have postponed the stable version for another week just to implement these new features and fixes, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a little bit longer.

According to the changelog…

It’s Elementary, with Sparks, and Unity

In today’s Linux news Jack Wallen review Elementary OS and says it’s not just the poor man’s Apple. Jack Germain reviewed SparkyLinux GameOver yesterday and said it’s a win-win. Linux Tycoon Bryan Lunduke testdrives Ubuntu’s Unity today in the latest entry in his desktop-a-week series. And finally tonight, just what the heck is this Docker […]

Adapteva, GitHub, SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital Join The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation has announced that a number of companies from the semiconductor and storage industry have just joined the organization, which is already the home of more than 200 other partners. The Linux Foundation has been tasked with the promotion and protection of Linux and it’s a non-profit organization. It’s responsible for the biggest collaborative project in the world, the Linux kernel, and it has also managed to gather a large number of companies around it in an effort to promot…

Rugged mini-PCs have four gigabit ports, run Ubuntu

Stealth.com has launched four rugged mini-PCs based on 3rd Gen. Intel Core CPUs, featuring four gigabit ports, Ubuntu, and optional PCI and PCIe expansion. The four new LPC480x models are the latest members of the Little PC family of mini-PCs from Stealth.com (formerly Stealth Computer), which include the circa-2011, Intel Atom D525 based LPC-125LPM. The […]

Calibre eBook Reader and Editor 2.0 Massive Update Arrives in Force

The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software has been promoted to version 2.0 and it integrates a huge number of new features. Calibre is a software that can be used for numerous tasks, like reading, converting, and managing eBooks and it’s updated almost on a weekly basis. The developers bring changes and major improvements all the time, but it seems that a significant jump in the version number was also required. The application has changed a lot since it was promoted …

How to sniff HTTP traffic from the command line on Linux

Suppose you want to sniff live HTTP web traffic (i.e., HTTP requests and responses) on the wire for some reason. For example, you may be testing experimental features of a web server. Or you may be debugging a web application or a RESTful service. Or you may be trying to troubleshoot PAC (proxy auto config) […]

We Need You! (to try and break stuff)

Guys, this one is coming from the heart. We keep talking about how Mageia is this and Mageia needs that and Mageia did this totally awesome thing. But you know what? That’s a little bit misleading. See, Mageia isn’t some … Continue reading

GNOME Control Center 3.14 Beta 1 Arrives with New Privacy Setting

GNOME Control Center, GNOME’s main interface for the configuration of various aspects of your desktop, is now at version 3.14 Beta 1 and it’s ready for testing.

The GNOME Control Center allows users to configure various components of their system using a vast collection of tools. It’s the hub for all the major settings that can be done in a GNOME environment, so it’s easy to see why any update for it might be considered important.

The developers have explained that the “Details” button for v…