The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 3.6.5

Volunteers will present the progress in code development at FOSDEM Berlin, January 30, 2013 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 3.6.5, for Windows, MacOS and Linux, which is going to be the last of LibreOffice 3.6 family before LibreOffice 4.0, the next major release. This new release is another step forward in the process [...]

Opera 12.13 for Linux Officially Released, Gets New Update Checker

Opera, an Internet browser developed by Opera Software that provides support for RSS feeds, BitTorrent, IRC chatting, contact management, and many other features, is now at version 12.13.

The developers from Opera Software have rapidly gone through a few development versions and have pushed the final version of Opera 12.13 for release.

Highlights of Opera 12.13:

• An issue where Opera gets internal communication errors on Facebook has been corrected;…

Post on Facebook What You're Listening to on Amarok with SocialRok 1.7

SocialRok, an Amarok 2.0 script which allows users to post what they’re are listening to in the music player on social networks, is now at version 1.7.

SocialRok 1.7 can be used to post on Facebook, Flickr (optional, if you want to send Cover Art along with the post as link format), Twitter, GooglePlus, and Skype.

Highlights of SocialRok 1.7:

• Checking the presence of Python & Curl is now done only once;
• The number of queries on tinyurl…

OTRS Help Desk 3.2.1 Features AJAX and ACLs Full Support

OTRS Help Desk, a software solution that provides an efficient interface between a business and its clients, is now at version 3.2.1. Highlights of OTRS Help Desk 3.2.1: • A test has been added to check if there are problems with the MySQL storage engine used in OTRS tables to bin/otrs.CheckModules.pl; • The new “Customer Information Center” provides a great dashboard-like view on a customer (company); • A new feature, “switch to customer,” …

OpenStack Nova Vulnerability Repaired by Canonical

On January 29, Canonical published in a security notice details about an OpenStack Nova vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 11.10 operating systems. According to Canonical, Nova volume could be made to expose volumes from other users. It was discovered that nova-volume did not validate access to volumes. An authenticated attacker could exploit this to bypass intended access controls and boot from arbitrary volumes. The securi…

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2013_01_29

Patrick Verner has announced the release of Parted Magic 2013_01_29, a Linux live CD with specialist tools for disk management and data rescue tasks: "Parted Magic 2013_01_29. This version of Parted Magic brings all the X.Org packages up to date, adds Spanish language support, and a much improved….

AMD Claims Up to 300% Improvement in Team Fortress 2 with New Driver

AMD have finally started to take their jobs seriously and have released yet another driver update, Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3.

Just as the name implies, this is a development release. Nonetheless, the changes are quite intriguing, if we take AMD’s word for it.

AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3 for Linux only has a couple of changes, but they are entirely gaming and Steam for Linux oriented:

• Resolves a Team Fortress 2 performance issue with Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and …

Mesa 9.1 Delivers Faster Intel OpenGL Graphics

With Mesa 9.1 nearing its release next month and having been branched from master as of this week, here are some new benchmarks looking at the Intel HD 4000 “Ivy Bridge” graphics performance when testing Mesa 9.1-devel Git to Mesa 9.0.2, 8.0.5, and 7.1…

XBMC Media Center 12 Final Released, Features Raspberry Pi and Android Support

XBMC, an open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media that is available for multiple platforms, is now at version 12. After a few development versions, including three release candidates, the XBMC Media Center, coden…

QupZilla: A Web-Browser That Supports Qt5

QupZilla is a not often spoke of web-browser that is written in Qt and supports Qt5 while using the WebKit rendering engine…

The Hawaii Desktop Readies To Dance On Wayland

With the Green Island Compositor, the Hawaii Desktop is looking to be the very first Wayland-friendly desktop environment for Linux…

OWASP Mantra-OS 12.04 Screenshot Tour

OWASP Mantra-OS 12.04 is available. OWASP Mantra-OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution built for penetration testing and secure computing. Read more ….

Enhancing BSD Benchmarking With 4.4-Forsand

New features and other enhancements for the performance benchmarking of *BSD operating systems have been committed with the forthcoming release of Forsand…

MantisBT 1.2.14 Released

MantisBT 1.2.14 is a security update for the stable 1.2.x branch. All installations that are currently running any 1.2.x version are strongly advised to upgrade to this release. The following release notes are relative to 1.2.12 (rather than 1.2.13). Four cross site … Continue reading

The Last Round Of Fedora 19 Feature Proposals

Tonight is the deadline for submitting new feature proposals to be considered for the release of Fedora 19…

Install Razor-qt on Ubuntu 12.10

The latest edition is Razor-qt 0.5.2. This article shows how to install it on Ubuntu 12.10 or any other edition of Ubuntu you might be running. Read more ….

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 2.1 “Ultra”

Paweł Pijanowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 2.1 "Ultra" edition, a Debian-based lightweight distribution with Openbox as the default desktop user interface: "SparkyLinux 2.1 ‘Ultra’ edition has been released. The system is built on Debian ‘Wheezy’ and all packages have been synchronized with Debian’s testing repositories as….

Community Round-Up 30/01

Demons have invaded Gielinor this week but that hasn’t stopped the fansites partying! Find out more in this week’s Community Round-Up…

Join the Premier Club – Now Available until February 4th

Don’t miss out on any of 2013’s updates. Join the Premier Club before February 4th and get a whole host of benefits and bonuses!

Graphics Card Support For QEMU/KVM Comes Closer

One of the major limitations of QEMU/KVM when it comes to Linux desktop virtualization is that it hasn’t provided any form of support for graphics acceleration — either by passing OpenGL calls onto the host for execution by the host’s driver and graph…