Vuze Bittorrent Client 4.8.0.0 Has Swarm Discoveries

Vuze Client, an end-to-end application that acts as a complete bittorrent downloader without slowing down the computer, is now at version 4.8.0.0. Vuze Bittorrent Client 4.8.0.0 is relatively lightweight and can be used to download torrents and even act as a search engine. The application features a few important opt…

Ubuntu Is Getting Ready for Widgets

The Ubuntu Developer Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, has provided the Ubuntu community with some pretty important information, but it seems that more is on their way.

Canonical took some heat when they decided to integrate Unity in the Ubuntu operating system, but they’ve marched on.

They’ve were also criticized for their decision to integrate a shopping lens and an amazon lens in Unity, but they are not backing down.

According to a session at UDS (Ubuntu…

Open-source head-tracking

So unless you are living under a rock, you have probably heard about the new VR-google craze soon to hit every hard-core gamers cave (e.g. Occulus Rift). We talked about the FOSS engine getting Occulus support before, and now that id software promised …

KNemo 0.7.4 Has Major Improvements for FreeBSD

KNemo, a tool that monitors the network traffic and is very similar with the one that can be found on the Windows platform, is now at version 0.7.4.

KNemo 0.7.4 provides a tray widget for every network interface, support for network statistics, and different icon themes.

Highlights of KNemo 0.7.4:

• Bugs in the BSD backend has been fixed;
• Wrong traffic bug reported on FreeBSD has been repaired;
• Wrong encryption state for mix…

Searching for infrastructure sponsors

One of the most valueable assets of The Document Foundation, the charitable entity behind LibreOffice, clearly is its infrastructure. It provides the grounds where the community develops, markets, designs, improves and offers its free office suite for download. That’s why it comes to no surprise that the infrastructure budget is one of the largest spendings. […]

OCRFeeder Fails to Feed Factually

OCRFeeder is a document layout analysis and optical character recognition application. It is a type of software that leaves much to be desired on the Linux desktop. OCR software is a companion tool to scanning a document. The scanner software creates a photo-like image of the scanned document. The OCR component lets you edit the text and then export the edited version into a word processor or page-design program.

ConfigServer Firewall 5.6.9 Fixes Duplicate Entries

ConfigServer Firewall, an SPI iptables firewall that is straight-forward, easy and flexible to configure and secure with extra checks to ensure smooth operation, is now at version 5.6.9.

Highlights of ConfigServer Firewall 5.6.9:

• Duplicate entries in csf.conf on GENERIC installations have been fixed;
• LF_DIST_INTERVAL features has been added. This option provides a separate timing interval for both LF_DISTFTP and LF_DISTSMTP. By default it is set to…

Serious Sam 3, Portal, and Team Fortress 2 Confirmed for Steam Linux Launch

A lot of rumors have been going around the Internet about the potential launch date for the Steam Linux client, but nothing has been certain about the launch titles until now. Many game developers have announced their integration into Steam for Linux,…

Anjuta: Anjuta 3.6.0 released

Anjuta 3.6.0 (September 26, 2012) — James Liggett

This is a new stable version of Anjuta and all users should update to this
version as all 3.4.x versions become unsupported at this point.

Summary of the major changes between 3.4.x and 3.6:

* project-manager:
– Support for calling make check (Sébastien Granjoux)
– Support for subdirectories in project groups (Sébastien Granjoux)
– Crash fixes (Sébastien Granjoux)

* git
– Git Tasks dock is only shown the Git dock is active (Sébastien Granjoux/James Liggett)
– The Status view is the first view shown in the Git dock (James Liggett)
– Status view works with git 1.7.10 and newer (James Liggett)

* symbol-db
– Various crash and infinite loop fixes (Massimo Corà)

* sourceview
– Use common indentation settings (Sébastien Granjoux)

Bug fixes:
bgo 680401: Git plugin (Status) doesn’t work with git version 1.7.10.4
sourceview: Correctly implement popup-menu (bgo#672692)
project-wizard: Explicitely use 3.0 as interface version for ui files (bgo#675877)
symbol-db: Ingore files with unknown language (see bgo#678695)
libanjuta: Fix memory corruption in AnjutaPkgConfig (bgo#679827)
build: Only check for passwords when installing as root (bgo#680136)
document-manager: bgo#680554 – entry of find in files doesn’t get focused
document-manager: bgo#680559 – Find in Files does not scroll to top of results
document-manager: bgo#680555 – Escape key does not dismiss Find in Files panel
Fix bgo #680657 – Warnings when starting anjuta
Fix #679767 – crash trying to stop the debugger

Dark Gates 0.2.1 Alpha RPG Brings New Fighting Animations

Dark Gates, a game in which the player has to lead six heroes into a dungeon where they will fight their way through in order to destroy Dark Gates and the evil mage who is the master of the dungeon, is now at version 0.2.1 Alpha.

The game is still heavily under development, so there are a lot of new updates and changes added with every version.

Highlights of Dark Gates 0.2.1 Alpha:

• In-fight animations for spells such as Heal , Magic Shield, Magic …

Percona Server 5.5.28-29.1 Has Support for Twitter’s MySQL NUMA Patch

Percona Server, an enhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL that will allow queries to run faster and more consistently and to consolidate servers on powerful hardware, is now at version 5.5.28-29.1.

Highlights of Percona Server 5.5.28-29.1:

• Percona Server has ported Twitter’s MySQL NUMA patch. This was caused by wrong signal handling;
• The server no longer disconnects clients if gdb is attached and detached;
• The upstream MySQL bug,…

Valve’s Steam to Enter Linux Gaming Beta, and Other Players Entering the Fray

As things continue to heat up on the open source gaming front, Valve is preparing for a  beta test of the Linux version of its popular Steam service, which Valve has promised to deliver by the end of this year. Many Linux gamers are watching this closely, especially after the popularity of Steam for the […]

Linux Mint Makes Money with Minty Merchandise

Linux Mint founder, Clement Lefebvre, has done an amazing job monitizing his Ubuntu offshoot. Not only does the project have sponsors in the business community who wish to assure Mint stays in production, but his monthly donations are impressive as well. Now Lefebvre has announced yet another partnership and the ribbon-cutting of his Minty fresh […]

Update: Magento Connect Popularity Scores

We have recently been notified of a company using unscrupulous methods to dramatically increase specific extensions profiles’ Popularity Scores on Magento Connect.  As a result of this inappropriate activity, several of our member’s extension …

Valve: Linux is Better Than Windows 8 for Gaming

At a presentation at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Denmark earlier this week, Valve Software’s Drew Bliss told attendees that the open-sourced operating system Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming at this point.
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Magento Go: Attract New Shoppers and Nurture Repeat Business

November 14, 2012 I 10:00AM PDT
Webinar: Relationship Marketing: Attract New Shoppers and Nurture Repeat Business
From email newsletters to product reviews, relationship marketing has become a vital component of any store’s strategy for success. C…

Thanksgiving Title Competition

Here’s your chance to come up with a festive in-game title for Thanksgiving. Post your title ideas on our competition thread by Thursday the 8th of November!

Don’t Forget – Scream of Fortune: Tricks and Treats

Your increased chance to win ghoulish goodies lasts until Halloween!

Ubuntu 14.04 Will Come to Phones, TVs and Tablets

Another 6 months, another Ubuntu Developer Summit event for Canonical, where Mark Shuttleworth is always present and keeps his audience captivated. Yes, we’re talking about the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) event for the upcoming Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) operating system, which takes place these days, between October 29t…

Ubuntu 12.10: Open-Source Radeon vs. AMD Catalyst Performance

With Ubuntu trying to improve their OpenGL driver support state to push the Linux OS as a platform for gaming, Valve going to be promoting the closed-source NVIDIA and AMD drivers on Linux, and various other challenges still turning up for those trying to use the different Linux OpenGL drivers, here are some new benchmarks […]