The Document Foundation has announced that the second Release Candidate version of LibreOffice 4.2.6 is now available for download and that users can test it.
The developers from The Document Foundation have multiple builds and they are used on various purposes. In this case, the 4.2.x branch of LibreOffice is used more for its stability and long life. If you want something that’s more advanced, you can try the 4.3.x branch, which is also in development.
According to the changelog, a missing…
Data Crow, a media cataloger and organizer that can be used to manage all your collections in one product, is now at version 4.0.
Data Crow is an application that allows users to create a huge database containing all the possible collectibles and to take advantage of the online services to retrieve the information at will.
According to the changelog, a new client-server mode has been added, a full standalone application server is now available, the Audio CD module and the Music Album module …
Canonical has announced that a few Libtasn1 vulnerabilities in its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems have been identified and corrected.
The company has just released a new update for Libtasn1, through which a few problems have been corrected. The issues can be fixed by updating the system.
“It was discovered that Libtasn1 incorrectly handled certain ASN.1 data structures. An attacker could exploit this with specially crafted ASN.1 data and caus…
The French city of Toulouse has migrated all its desktops to LibreOffice and saved €1 million ($1.34 million) in the process. More and more European cities are moving away from proprietary solutions to open source software in order to save money and to encourage people to use free applications. Cities from Germany, Italy, and Portugal made some very difficult choices and managed to adopt various open source solutions. Getting rid of proprietary software and installing a free application…
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The digital platform GOG.com now offers a number of Linux games and this event marks the entry of this new distribution service into the Linux market. GOG.com representatives said a few months ago that they also planned to provide Linux versions of their games, but the promise was made with a launch date set for the fall of 2014. It looks like they managed to get things done a little faster than anticipated and a number of 50 games now also have a Linux counterpart. “We’ve put much tim…
Dropbox 2.11.2, the experimental build of a client for an online service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere, has been released for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. The Dropbox client has received quite a lot of attention lately and its developers have finally managed to take a closer look at the Linux version of the client. It’s been a long time since the UI has been improved on the open source platform, but the latest changes are more than surprising. The interface …
Valve developers have released a Beta update, the first one in a new branch, and it looks like they have been very busy and they have made quite a few improvements.
New Steam Beta releases are not generally this big. The devs usually take their time and release smaller updates with just a few features and changes that can be tested in a timely manner.
This update touches on almost all of the aspects of the Steam client, including the Library, Big Picture, In-Home Streaming, Steam Music Beta,…
Canonical is working on the upcoming Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), but its developers are also trying to improve some technologies that haven’t made it just yet to the desktop version, such as Unity 8 and the Mir display server. Ubuntu users have been waiting for a long time to get a new major overhaul of Unity, the default desktop environment. Unity has been improved over the years, ever since its release back in 2011 for the desktop flavor of the distribution. Unity received a big update …
The Oracle Linux 7.0 operating system has been released by Oracle and brings numerous new features and changes, like Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 and a new default file system. The Oracle developers have gone through a couple of Release Candidates for this new build of the distribution and now the final version has arrived. As expected, it’s packed with a ton of modifications, which include the new XFS as the default operating system, Btrfs as an alternative, Linux Containers (LXC)…
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LXLE has been kicking around for a while now and, for a supposedly lightweight distro, it’s looking fearsomely feature-packed right now. Having said that, it’s hard not to love LXLE, as it’s treading the line between resource efficiency and usability pretty well, and is borderline addictive when it comes to the DE itself. The clue’s […]
In today’s open source roundup: The IRS targets open source projects. Plus: Install Linux Mint on your Macbook Air, and what’s new in Linux Deepin 2014. Read more ….