Cross-Platform Android x86 Emulator `Genymotion` Sees New Release

Genymotion, a fast, cross-platform Android emulator that comes with pre-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images, has been updated recently, getting new features such as multi-touch gestures as well as many bug fixes.Pre-configured virtual devices available with Genymotion: Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.1.1 and 4.2.2, Nexus 7 with Android 4.1.1 and 4.2.2, Galaxy S4 […]

Free RTS Game 0 A.D. Sees New Alpha Release

0 A.D., one of the best free, open source real-time strategy games, has reached alpha 14, codenamed “Naukratis”. The new release features a brand new building type (with models for all factions), exponential armor and realistic health along with other gameplay changes as well as many graphics, sound and user interface improvements.0 A.D. is an […]

Avidemux Video Editor Reaches Version 2.6.5

Avidemux, a cross-platform video editor especially useful for simple tasks like cutting a video, encoding and so on, has recently reached version 2.6.5.The application can be used to apply various filters, transcode videos into many formats, insert (“muxing”) or extract (“demuxing”) audio streams from video files and more.Another interesting feature is its scripting support, for […]

E-book Management App `Calibre` 1.0 Released

Calibre is an open source tool to manage e-books, which features e-book syncing with popular e-book readers, library management and e-book conversion between various formats. The application is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.The latest Calibre 1.0, released recently, features a new cover grid view of the books available in the Calibre library, […]

Tribler BitTorrent Client Sees New Release [Ubuntu PPA]

Tribler is an open source, decentralized peer-to-peer client based on the BitTorrent protocol, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.Like other BitTorrent clients, Tribler features a search box you can use to find content however, the search results come directly from other peers, without using a central server and this makes it immune to [...]

BitTorrent Sync Beta Adds File Versioning, Android App [PPA]

BitTorrent Sync, a secure peer-to-peer file synchronization tool available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and NAS devices, has entered beta status. The beta release includes various enhancements, including a new file versioning feature called SyncArchive as well as a new Android app. An iOS application is expected to be released soon.The BitTorrent Sync Android app [...]

How To Create A Bootable Windows PE ISO Under Linux

Windows PE (Windows Preinstallation Environment, also known as WinPE) is a lightweight Windows version that runs from memory and can be booted from the network, used to deploy workstations and servers or for system maintenance.Windows PE can may be needed for various reasons, like installing Windows from the network, booting Windows PE from the network [...]

How To Download And Install The Windows 8.1 Fonts In Ubuntu

If for whatever reason you need to use the latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 (or 8) fonts in Ubuntu, here’s how to download and install them.Installing the Windows 8.1 fonts in Ubuntu means you’ll get any new fonts that Microsoft included in the latest Windows Preview (like Segoe UI Black, Segoe UI Emoji and a few [...]

Genymotion: Fast, Easy To Use Android (x86) Emulator With OpenGL Hardware Acceleration Support

Genymotion is a fast Android emulator which comes with pre-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images, great for application testing. The project has evolved from the old AndroidVM and compared to it, Genymotion comes with a new player design, installer and more.According to its developers, “the product is aimed at replacing the Android Emulator [...]

Wimlib: ImageX / DISM Alternative To Manipulate WIM Files In Linux [Ubuntu PPA]

Wimlib is a library that allows creating, modifying, extracting and mounting WIM (Windows Imaging Format) files. It comes with a free implementations of ImageX called “wimlib-imagex”, available for both Linux and Windows.WIM is a file-based disk image format developed by Microsoft for Windows Vista and later. The Windows Setup DVD uses such files for the [...]

File Sync App `SparkleShare` 1.1.0 Released, Install It In Ubuntu

SparkleShare, an open source file synchronization and collaboration tool similar to Dropbox, has been updated to version 1.1.0 recently, receiving many bug fixes and tweaks.SparkleShare is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX and it uses GIT version control under the hood so setting up a host is pretty easy. Besides using it on your [...]

Sikuli (Atomation Tool Using Images) 1.0.0 Released

Sikuli is a tool available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X which automates tasks using images: you take a screenshot of what you want to click, right click, hover, drag and drop and so on and Sikuli performs those actions automatically, when you need it, either by using the GUI or running it via [...]

Free DJ Software `Mixxx` Sees New Release

After more than a year of work, Mixxx 1.11.0 has been released recently, featuring a new beat detector, colored 3-band waveforms and many other new features as well as various bug fixes and performance improvements.Mixxx is an advanced free / open source DJ software for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Among its main features [...]

BitTorrent Sync: Secure File Sync Between Computers Using P2P Technology [Public Alpha]

BitTorrent Sync, a free to use (but not open source) tool that can be used to automatically synchronize files between computers using the BitTorrent protocol, is now available for all as public alpha. The application runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and NAS.The tool, which has been in closed alpha for the past four [...]

XnRetro: Add Instagram-Like Effects To Your Images With This Desktop App

XnRetro is a tool available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X (as well as iOS and Android) that allows you to easily apply various vintage effects, borders and more to your images.There are many applications you can use to apply effects to your photos but XnRetro is one of the easiest to use, comparable [...]

Cloud Sync Tool `Seafile` 1.6.0 Gets Improved Collaboration Features

Seafile, an open source cloud synchronization and collaboration tool, somewhat similar to Dropbox, ownCloud or SparkleShare, that you can install on your own server, has been updated to version 1.6.0 recently, getting some interesting new features such as a Wiki module and more.For more about Seafile (features, etc.), see our initial article.According to the Seafile [...]

Winehq 1.5.28 has been Released, Install it in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint

Install Wine 1.5.28 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/11.10/11.04/Linux Mint (New Release) Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows. Wine enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of [...]

Firefox 20 Lands In Ubuntu, Brings Per-Window Private Browsing, New Download Manager

Firefox 20, released a couple of days ago, has just landed in all supported Ubuntu versions. The new Firefox version brings a few long-awaited features such as per-window private browsing and a new download manager.Firefox 20 introduces per-window private browsing: accessing File > New Private Window, you’ll get a window for private browsing that doesn’t [...]

Open Source Real Time Strategy Game `0 A.D.` Alpha 13 Available For Download

The thirteenth alpha version of 0 A.D. has been released yesterday, bringing a new civilization: Mauryan Indian, new songs, AI improvements and more. 0 A.D. is an open source, historical real-time strategy game developed by Wildfire Games, that can be played on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.Changes in 0 A.D. Alpha 13 “Magadha”:new Mauryan [...]

Open Source FPS Game `Red Eclipse` 1.4 Brings Graphical And Gameplay Enhancements

Red Eclipse is a cross-platform, open source first-person shooter game that supports both single (against bots) and multi-player modes. The game runs on the Cube Engine 2 and it’s very flexible, allowing players to extend the existing game modes (Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, etc.) with “mutators”, changing how the game is played.Red Eclipse 1.4 “Elara [...]