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  • Distribution Release: MX Linux 17
    by distro@distrowatch.com on December 15, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    The MX team has announced the release of MX Linux 17, a lightweight distribution based on Debian and featuring the Xfce desktop environment. The new release is based on Debian 9.3 and ships with Xfce 4.12. "MX Linux 17 final images are now available for download. This release.... […]

  • Distribution Release: Linux Mint 18.3 "KDE", "Xfce"
    by distro@distrowatch.com on December 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    The Linux Mint team has released two new editions of the project's Ubuntu-based series. The project's new offerings include editions for the KDE and Xfce desktop environments. Both new releases are part of the project's larger 18.3 release which already features Cinnamon and MATE editions. Along with support.... […]

  • Top 6 Compiler Software of the Week
    by Community Team on December 15, 2017 at 5:09 am

    This blog series features the top-performing projects on SourceForge under specific categories. This week, we feature the top 6 Compiler Software of the Week available on SourceForge. Compilers are software that allow the transformation of code written in one programming language (the source language) into another (target language). Compilers are integral for creating executable programs […] The post Top 6 Compiler Software of the Week appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • BSD Release: TrueOS 17.12
    by distro@distrowatch.com on December 14, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    TrueOS is an open source operating system based on FreeBSD's development branch. TrueOS provides a rolling release platform featuring the Lumina desktop environment and the OpenRC service manager. The project's latest snapshot, version 17.12, includes LibreSSL in the base system (replacing OpenSSL), Bhyve virtual machine support, and the.... […]

  • BSD Release: FreeNAS 11.1
    by distro@distrowatch.com on December 14, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Joon Lee has announced the release of FreeNAS 11.1, an updated release of the project's specialist FreeBSD-based operating system designed for computers providing Network-Attached Storage (NAS) services. This version updates the base system to FreeBSD 11.1: "The FreeNAS development team is excited and proud to present FreeNAS 11.1..... […]

  • Today in Tech – 2004
    by Community Team on December 13, 2017 at 5:29 am

    On this day in 2004 David Wheeler, British computer scientist and inventor of the subroutine passed away. Wheeler was born in Birmingham on February 9, 1927 and earned his BA at the University of Cambridge, where he also completed the world’s first PhD in computer science in 1951. He worked on the original Cambridge electronic […] The post Today in Tech – 2004 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Projects of the Week, December 11, 2017
    by Community Team on December 11, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Xtreme Download Manager Xtreme Download Manager is a powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%, save streaming videos from YouTube, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Google Video or any other website, resume broken/dead downloads and schedule downloads. XDM seamlessly integrates with […] The post Projects of the Week, December 11, 2017 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 742
    by distro@distrowatch.com on December 11, 2017 at 12:10 am

    This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: heads 0.3.1News: Improvements coming to Tails, Debian makes all package code available on the web, plans automatic updates and updates install media, Ubuntu phasing out Python 2, tips for using VoidTips and tricks: Working with images from the command lineReleased last week:.... […]

  • Distribution Release: Bodhi Linux 4.4.0
    by distro@distrowatch.com on December 9, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Jeff Hoogland has announced the release of Bodhi Linux 4.4.0. Bodhi Linux is based on Ubuntu LTS and features the Moksha desktop environment, a fork of Enlightenment. The new version of Bodhi Linux features several package updates, including version 4.13 of the Linux kernel. The project's release announcement.... […]

  • Valuable Features of Open Source Software
    by Community Team on December 8, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Open source software may not be big on monetization, but it is still considered highly valuable. What exactly makes it so? It’s certainly appealing because it’s free, but that’s not its only nor its most significant attraction. What truly makes it appealing are the features unique to it, which also happen to be what makes […] The post Valuable Features of Open Source Software appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Distribution Release: Peppermint OS 8-20171130
    by distro@distrowatch.com on December 8, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Mark Greaves has announced the release of an updated build of Peppermint OS 8, a lightweight distribution based on Lubuntu (the long-term support branch) and featuring the LXDE desktop: "Team Peppermint is pleased to announce the latest iteration of our operating system, Peppermint 8 Respin, which still comes.... […]

  • OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.7
    by distro@distrowatch.com on December 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows and is capable of running many Windows applications. The project has released ReactOS 0.4.7 which introduces improvements to application skins, better disk usage reporting and a smoother experience when sending files to.... […]

  • Distribution Release: ROSA R10
    by distro@distrowatch.com on December 6, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Vladimir Potapov has announced the release of ROSA R10, the latest stable build of the desktop-focused distribution with support for KDE 4 and Plasma 5 desktop environments: "ROSA Desktop R10 is the second release based on the ROSA 2016.1 platform. The distribution is targeted mainly at the Linux.... […]

  • December 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – MPC-BE
    by Community Team on December 6, 2017 at 5:24 am

    For our December “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected MPC-BE, a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. Recently we caught up with developer Volt, who shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the MPC-BE project please. What made you start this? […] The post December 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – MPC-BE appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Today in Tech – 1907
    by Community Team on December 6, 2017 at 5:06 am

    On this day in 1907 American logician John Barkley Rosser, Sr. was born. Rosser is known for his part in the Church-Rosser theorem, which identifies the outer limit of what is achievable in automated theorem proving. This theorem was proven in 1936 by Alonzo Church and Rosser, who was Church’s student at the time, and […] The post Today in Tech – 1907 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Distribution Release: Uruk GNU/Linux 2.0
    by distro@distrowatch.com on December 5, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Uruk GNU/Linux is a completely free-software distribution based on Trisquel GNU/Linux and featuring the MATE desktop. The project's latest release, version 2.0, includes an updated Linux-libre kernel, version 7 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), MATE 1.12 and a new welcome screen. "We grew up and the.... […]

  • Projects of the Week, December 4, 2017
    by Community Team on December 4, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: iDempiere iDempiere = OSGi + ADempiere iDempiere Business Suite ERP/CRM/SCM done the community way. Focus is on the Community that includes Subject Matter Specialists, Implementors and End-Users. iDempiere is based on original Compiere/Adempiere plus a new architecture to use […] The post Projects of the Week, December 4, 2017 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • December 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – fldigi
    by Community Team on December 1, 2017 at 5:03 am

    For our December “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected fldigi, a Ham Radio Digital Modem Application. fldigi (Fast Light Digital) is a modem program for most of the digital modes used by radio amateurs today: CW, PSK, MFSK, RTTY, Hell, DominoEX, Olivia, and Throb. It works by allowing an ordinary computer’s sound […] The post December 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – fldigi appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Today in Tech – 1972
    by Community Team on November 29, 2017 at 5:13 am

    On this day in 1972 the Atari Corporation officially released Pong, a table tennis video game that featured simple two-dimensional graphics. The game was originally created by Allan Alcorn as a training exercise, and later developed by Atari founders Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It had two paddles on either side of the screen that […] The post Today in Tech – 1972 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Projects of the Week, November 27, 2017
    by Community Team on November 27, 2017 at 5:28 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: fre:ac – free audio converter fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper for various formats and encoders. It features MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, and Bonk format support, integrates freedb/CDDB, CDText and ID3v2 tagging and […] The post Projects of the Week, November 27, 2017 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – January 2018
    by Community Team on November 22, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    The vote for January 2018 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until December 15, 2017 12:00 UTC. To cast your vote, please visit the link above. Votes left in the comments section of this blog post will not be counted. Angry IP Scanner Angry IP scanner is fast […] The post “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – January 2018 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Today in Tech – 2005
    by Community Team on November 22, 2017 at 5:22 am

    On this day in 2005 the Microsoft Xbox 360 was first released in the United States and Canada. The 360 was the second console in the Xbox series, and competed with the Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation 3 as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. Its release was preceded by a viral […] The post Today in Tech – 2005 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Projects of the Week, November 20, 2017
    by Community Team on November 20, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: dotOS dotOS is an Android Rom which focuses on performance and stability. Our aim is to enable a user to extract as much juice as possible and get the most out of his/her device and to keep up with […] The post Projects of the Week, November 20, 2017 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Top 5 Systems Administration Software of the Week
    by Community Team on November 17, 2017 at 5:27 am

    This blog series features the top-performing projects on SourceForge under specific categories. This week, we feature the top 5 Systems Administration Software of the Week available on SourceForge. Systems administration is a key role in most, if not all businesses and operations today as these rely heavily on computer systems on a daily basis. The […] The post Top 5 Systems Administration Software of the Week appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Today in Tech – 1971
    by Community Team on November 15, 2017 at 5:07 am

    On this day in 1971 the first advertisement for the Intel 4004 appears on the journal Electronic News. The 4004 was Intel’s first commercially available microprocessor, designed by Federico Faggin, Ted Hoff, Stan Mazor, and Masatoshi Shima. It was originally designed and built as a custom chip for Japanese calculator makers Busicom Corp. The 4004 […] The post Today in Tech – 1971 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

 

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