EasyTAG 2.3.6 Open Source Audio Tag Editor Released with Several Improvements

David King announced on April 19 the immediate availability for download and testing of EasyTAG 2.3.6, one of the best open-source audio tag editor application for MP3, FLAC, and Ogg Vorbis files, supported under GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows computer operating systems.

According to the raw changelog, EasyTAG 2.3.6 fixes renaming … (read more)

LibreOffice 4.4.3 Release Candidate 1 Now Available for Testing

After announcing the second maintenance release of LibreOffice 4.4 at the beginning of April, the Document Foundation seeded this past weekend to testers worldwide the first Release Candidate of upcoming LibreOffice 4.4.3, the third point release of the acclaimed open-source office suite.

LibreOffice 4.4.3 RC1 (Release Candidate) comes today with a number of bugfixes and improvements in various areas, including Office Open XML (OOXML) support, 3D pie-chart fixes, Graphite … (read more)

Ubuntu Now Has Over 20 Million Users, According to Canonical

In a recent article entitled “Tendering with Ubuntu,” Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, revealed the fact that the world’s most popular free operating system now counts over 20 millions of user, as well as that the Ubuntu Linux is adopted by more and more people each day.

According to Canonical, it appears that there’s a growing demand on th… (read more)

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 606

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Mint 2 “Debian Edition”News: Features coming to Ubuntu 15.04, Debian elects new Project Leader and considers ZFS & DVD support, changes coming to NetBSD 7.0, using pkgng to manage FreeBSD’s base system, GNU Hurd 0.6 released, Xubuntu changes productivity packages and….

Fedora Linux Developers Ask Users to Decide the Instant Messaging Integration into the Desktop

We discussed last week the possibility of removal of Empathy, a multi-protocol instant messaging client used by default in the GNOME desktop environment and many popular GNU/Linux operating systems, from the GNOME Project because of lack of development progress.

Today we see the first major distribution of GNU/Linu… (read more)

GNOME Builder 3.16’s Second Point Release Brings More Improvements

Approximatelty three days after announcing the first point release of GNOME Builder 3.16 integrated development environment utility for the GNOME 3.16.1 desktop environment, Christian Hergert presents a second maintenance release that contains more bug fixes.

Among the bugs fixed in GNOME Builder 3.16.2, we can mention a double free and project tree loading in dummy VCS (Version Control Systems), issues with workbench action names in the Emacs mode, and problems with Unico… (read more)

OnePlus One Ubuntu Touch to Get MultiROM Manager Support

The OnePlus One Ubuntu Touch port is doing great, and a lot of work is being put into it. In fact, it looks like this platform will soon be supported MultiROM Manager, a powerful application that allows users to install easily the operating system from Canonical.

Ubuntu Touch fans know about the MultiROM Manager, the Android app that lets users install and dual-boot Ubuntu Touch and Android on the same device. It works flawlessly on Nexus 4, but it’s nice to see it in actio… (read more)

Library Operating System (LibOS) For Linux Still Being Pursued

One month ago I wrote about the Library Operating System for Linux (LibOS) and initial reaction to that independent project led to an interesting range of responses. A month later, LibOS is still being worked on for Linux…

Debian 8.0 Installer RC3 “Jessie” Officially Released

Debian Installer, the official installation system for the Debian distribution since the Sarge release, developed the Debian Installer Team, has been upgraded to version 8.0 RC3 and is now available for download and testing.

The Debian developers are getting closer to the final version of Debian 8.0, and this is probably the last RC in the cycle. This is a regular procedure, and the installer can be used to test some of the latest changes that have been implemented until no… (read more)

C4 Game Engine Continues Supporting Linux

At the beginning of the year was the announcement of the C4 Engine dropping Linux support with its lead developer referring to Linux as “Frankenstein OS” and citing numerous difficulties with Linux. However, quietly this game engine seems to be back to supporting Linux…

LibreOffice 5.0 to Arrive in July, Bug Hunt Organized

The Document Foundation is preparing the groundwork for the next major version of LibreOffice, 5.0, which should be available by the end of July, if everything goes according to plan.

When a new branch is started for LibreOffice, the developers first put together a bug hunting session that is supposed to make sure that most of important issues are dealt with and a clear schedule is put in place for the next cycle. The Document Foundation been organizing these bug hunts for … (read more)

Debian 8.0 Jessie’s Installer RC3 Released

The third release candidate for the installer of Debian 8.0 “Jessie” is now available for last minute testing…

KaOS 2015.04 Is a Superb Distro Based on Bleeding Edge KDE – Screenshot Tour

KaOS is a Linux distribution built from scratch that makes use of a customized KDE desktop environment, and that is developed according to a rolling release model. A new version has been made available, and it’s ready for download.

There aren’t too many operating systems out there that don’t use another OS as a base, so it’s interesting to see what developers are doing with this interesting piece of technology. Most of the famous distros use Debian, Ubuntu,… (read more)

Features Thus Far For The Linux 4.1 Kernel

We’re just into week one of two for the Linux 4.1 kernel merge window. Here’s a look at the pull requests thus far that are making for an exciting Linux 4.1 when it comes to new features and functionality…

Intel’s Turbostat Adds Skylake Support In Linux 4.1

Turbostat, the open-source Intel program for reporting processor frequency and idle statistics along with other Intel-specific CPU information, will see a few improvements with Linux 4.1…

Microsoft’s Open-Source Group Merges Back Into The Company

For the past three years Microsoft Open Technologies Inc (MS Open Tech) has been Microsoft’s subsidiary to interact with open-source communities, increase Linux / open standards interoperability with Windows, etc. That subsidiary is now being merged back with Microsoft itself as the company continues to embrace open-source…

EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption

The EXT4 file-system updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel have been sent in and it features the file-system-level encryption support…

Distribution Release: KaOS 2015.04

Anke Boersma has announced the release of KaOS 2015.04, the latest update of the project’s rolling-release Linux distribution featuring KDE’s Plasma 5 desktop: “A nice way of celebrating the second anniversary if this distribution is releasing KaOS 2015.04. The previous two releases were the result of some drastic….

Open-Source Ardour 4.0 Audio Software Has Big Improvements

Version 4.0 of the open-source Ardour audio editing software has been released. Ardour 4.0 brings over a reported 1,000 bug fixes…

Ardour 4.0 Open Source Digital Audio Workstation Officially Released

Paul Davis from the Ardour development team had the great pleasure of announcing today, April 18, the release of Ardour 4.0, a major version that includes a number of new features, numerous bug fixes, and dozens of improvements.

Ardour 4.0 is now one of the best open-source digital audio workstation application that is compatible with all the mainstream computer operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

Prominent features of Ardour 4.0 inc… (read more)