Non-Linear Video Editor Pitivi Reaches Version 0.93 Beta

Pitivi, a free and open source video editor for the Linux platform based on the GStreamer multimedia framework, is now at version 0.93 Beta and it’s available for download.

Pitivi is a non-linear video editor for the Linux platform and right now it’s only one the few that can even fit in this this category. Most of the similar applications that can claim to be a non-linear video editor are mostly available on Windows and Mac OS X and cost a buckload of money.

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Canonical Releases First Stable Ubuntu Touch Images Based on Qt 5.2.1 with Lots of Fixes

Ubuntu developers are putting all the effort they can possibly muster into Ubuntu for phones, and this can be easily seen from their latest release, which is one of the biggest and most important in a while. Canonical decided that it was time to upgrade to Qt 5.2.1 a couple of weeks ago and the developers have been confronted with an array of problems and stopping bugs, on top of the issues that already existed. This might not be a particular important occurrence, but too many day…

Black Lab Linux 5.0 Beta 2 Is Based on Bleeding Edge Xfce 4.11

Black Lab Linux 5.0 Beta 2, a distribution that is better known after its previous name, OS/4 OpenLinux, has been released and is now available for download. Black Lab Linux is a distribution designed for general desktop and power users and comes with a lot of applications and features, and the developers have decided to also release an Xfce version of the famous distro. The Xfce desktop environment has been their choice for quite some time, so it’s not a surprise tha…

Banshee 2.9.1 Finally Arrives with GStreamer 1.x Support

Banshee 2.9.1, an open source multimedia solution for playing music, videos, podcasts, and Internet radio, has been released and is now available for download. The Banshee media player has been around for quite some time, and the developers had more than enough time to make this one of the best apps of its kind. The software provides support for device sync, podcasts, track queue, smart shuffle, automatic cover art, and smart playlists. One of the main features of the…

How to Test and Use Ubuntu Touch Core Apps on the Ubuntu Desktop

If you like the Ubuntu Touch apps and you want to test them on an Ubuntu desktop, you can now do it very easily by installing all the core apps from a PPA. Canonical has been pushing for the convergence of the mobile and desktop platforms for quite some time now. Even if it’s still in the early stages of implementation, users can now try this concept first-hand by installing the Ubuntu Touch core apps on the Ubuntu desktop. “With our convergence plans being a co…

Ground Pounders Turn-Based Strategy Gets Linux Support

Ground Pounders, a hex-based, turn-based strategy title developed and published by Kerberos Productions Inc. on Steam has just received Linux support. Ground Pounders is a game inspired by other titles like Panzer General, but it’s being developed by the guy who brought you Sword of the Stars, which means that the gameplay has been infused with modern features. The game can be bought and played, but Ground Pounders is still in the Early Access Game program, which mean…

Next Three Linux Mint Releases After “Qiana” to Be Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The new Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” was announced by its creator, Clement Lefebvre, just a few days ago, but the developer also made a series of comments regarding the future of the distribution. Linux Mint is a Linux distribution based on Ubunt…

4MLinux Game Edition 8.1 Beta Brings Back Hits from the Past

4MLinux Game Edition, a special Linux distribution based on Busybox, Dropbear, OpenSSH, and PuTTY, which also happens to feature a large number of games, old and new, has just reached version 8.1 Beta and is now available for testing. The 4MLinux distributions are among the smallest ones in the world that still retain a working desktop environment and that are loaded with a ton of applications and games. In this case, the Gaming edition of 4MLinux is packed with many titles, most …

Debian Could Get PPA Support

The Debian Project Leader elections 2014 are about to start, and one of the candidates talks about the possibility of getting official support for PPA for the Debian project, similar with the what’s happening on the Ubuntu platform. The Debian Project is somewhat of a democracy, but with even more freedom than you can imagine. Once a year, the Debian developers choose a Project Leader, which is more or less a sort of president. He has a number of prerogatives, like representing th…

Ubuntu 14.04′s Firefox & KDE Will Not Easily Support H.264

While Firefox supports H.264 videos on Linux since last year, the necessary packages to make this happen are not currently part of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS… Read more at Phoronix

New Ubuntu Mir-Powered Bootsplash Looks Cool – Video

Canonical has been doing a great job with Mir and Ubuntu, but sometimes their efforts go unnoticed because a lot of the work is actually for the backend and it’s really showing. A small piece of code with Mir powering the bootsplash for Ubuntu Touch can make all the difference.The development of Ubuntu for phones has been going great and the developers work to push major features all the way. The phone platform is also the hope of the Mir display…

Breach & Clear Tactical Strategy Simulation Arrives on Steam for Linux

Breach & Clear, a tactical strategy simulation developed by Mighty Rabbit Studios and published by Gun, has been released on Steam for Linux with a 35% discount.Breach & Clear has been released on all the platforms supported by the Steam platform and it has been received as a success.“Choose your real-world squad — US Army Rangers, Germany’s KSK, Canada’s JTF2, UK SAS, and more — and take on a variety of foes with different skill-sets and abilities. Learn …

The Numix-Circle Icon Pack Is Unique on Linux

The Numix Project released yet another upgrade for the Numix-Circle Linux Desktop Icon Theme, bringing support for even more applications.This Numix-Circle theme has been updated and, according to its designer, it uses circle-shaped application icons. This is not one of the biggest icon pack available for the Linux platform with only 650 icons, but it’s certainly one of the most interesting.The theme contains Folders icons, System Settings icons, Indicator icons, …

Stephenson’s Rocket Puts SteamOS to Shame, Teaches Valve Important Lesson

Stephenson’s Rocket, a modified SteamOS installer that provides users with much better support for a wider array of hardware, has just received a new version and is now available for download. Soon after SteamOS was released by Valve, the Linux community contributed to the project by launching a parallel version, which improved upon the official operating system in many ways. When the original OS reached the public for the first time it was a mess. Users couldn’t install it from a…

Kwheezy 1.5 Distro Is Based on Debian 7.4, Looks a Little Like Windows, But Better

Kwheezy 1.5, a Debian-based operating system designed for general purpose desktop computing, has been released and is now available for download. There aren’t many Debian-based distribution out there that are using KDE, but Kwheezy is a very good example. The developer said that Kwheezy can be better described as a well configured Debian KDE installer. Like most Linux distributions, Kwheezy is designed to work out of the box and give the regular users straightfo…

Wine 1.7.15 Launches with Support for More Windows Games

On March 21, Alexandre Julliard announced a new development version of the Wine app, featuring a small number of changes and support for more games and applications. The number of new additions and bug fixes in the development version of Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is just as large as any of the previous release, but is not as exciting. It doesn’t has any sensational features, with the exception of fixes for various applications and games. Wine may have lost a litt…

Goodbye to a good friend

It’s with great sadness that this month we said goodbye to one of our own. John Bowden (aka Led43) lost his battle with cancer on Saturday 8th March. John was one of life’s good guys. An enthusiastic supporter and contributor, … Continue reading

Red Hat Wraps Latest Open Source Offerings into Software Collections

Red Hat is out with its latest Sofware Collections package, arriving at version 1.1, and it is embracing Apache httpd and Nginx Web servers, Ruby 2.0, and NoSQL database MongoDB, among other previously unseen offerings. As Infoworld has noted:  “One of Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s big selling points has been its consistency, in the operating […]

Security Exaggeration, Linux on ATMs, and Mac Ubuntu

A lot of Websites are still covering the last couple of Linux security breaches and today Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols said, “It’s not Linux’s fault!” It rarely is. A lot of talk is heard lately about those last XP users and what they will use next, but yesterday ComputerWorld.com said ATMs will likely be migrated to […]

Why the media loves to exaggerate Linux security problems

In today’s open source roundup: The media makes money by exaggerating Linux security problems. Plus: Is Android too much like a PC? And Linux Mint 17 name and release date announced. Read more ….