• Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta
    by on May 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Red Hat has announced a new beta release of the company's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x series. The new development release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta, includes bug fixes and a few new features for the 7.x product line. "Year over year, security remains a top concern.... […]

  • Distribution Release: BitKey 14.2.0
    by on May 23, 2017 at 12:46 am

    With the current craze surrounding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, here is a timely release of BitKey - a specialist, Debian-based distribution and a Swiss-army knife designed specifically for Bitcoin users and fans. The live CD image comes with a range of useful utilities to perform highly secure air-gapped.... […]

  • Distribution Release: Guix System Distribution 0.13.0
    by on May 22, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    The Guix System Distribution (GuixSD) is a GNU/Linux distribution which showcases the Guix advanced package manager. GuixSD runs on the Linux-Libre kernel and features the GNU Shepherd init software. The latest version of GuixSD, 0.13.0, supports booting on UEFI-enabled computers and can be installed on the Btrfs advanced.... […]

  • Projects of the Week, May 22, 2017
    by Community Team on May 22, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of The FreeType Project FreeType is written in C. It is designed to be small, efficient, and highly customizable while capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images) of most vector and bitmap font formats for digital typography. FreeType is a […]

  • DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 713
    by on May 22, 2017 at 12:06 am

    This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: ROSA Fresh R9News: Fedora plans new networking improvements, FreeBSD's Quarterly Report, UBports sets up its own app store, Parsix project to shut downQuestions and answers: How SELinux improves securityReleased last week: Untangle NG Firewall 13.0.0, elementary OS 0.4.1, Parrot Security OS 3.6Torrent.... […]

  • Development Release: Tails 3.0 RC1
    by on May 21, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    The first release candidate for Tails 3.0, a Debian-based live DVD specially designed for anonymous web browsing using the included Tor Browser, is now ready for testing. This major update of Tails is based on the soon-to-be-released Debian 9.0 "Stretch" and it features GNOME Shell 3.22 as the.... […]

  • Distribution Release: Parrot Security OS 3.6
    by on May 19, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Lorenzo Faletra has announced the release of Parrot Security OS 3.6, an updated build of the project's Debian-based specialist distribution featuring useful tools for penetration testing, forensic analysis, hacking, privacy, anonymity and cryptography: "After some months of hard work we were finally able to release Parrot Security OS.... […]

  • Top 5 Scheduling/ Project Management Software of the Week
    by Community Team on May 19, 2017 at 4:24 am

    This blog series features the top-performing projects on SourceForge under specific categories. This week, we feature the top 5 scheduling/ project management software of the week available on SourceForge. Scheduling and project management software have become indispensable tools for businesses, and for many individuals they are necessary to keep even personal tasks and events organized. […]

  • OS Release: ReactOS 0.4.5
    by on May 18, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    ReactOS is an open source operating system which strives to be binary compatible with Microsoft Windows and features the ability to run many Windows applications. The project has released ReactOS 0.4.5 which features several improvements to the system's graphics, including better application and font rendering. The ReactOS team.... […]

  • Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.4.1
    by on May 18, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Daniel Foré has announced the release of elementary OS 0.4.1, the first point update of the project's "Loki" series. The new version is based on Ubuntu 16.04.2: "We're proud to announce the release of a major update to elementary OS Loki - version 0.4.1. This release brings a.... […]

  • Distribution Release: OBRevenge OS 2017.05
    by on May 17, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    OBRevenge OS is an Arch Linux-based desktop distribution featuring a custom desktop environment based on the Openbox window manager and an easy-to-use system installer (Calamares). A new version 2017.05 was announced earlier today: "New release, OBRevenge OS 2017.05. Changelog: updated to newest Calamares; fixed bug with hotkeys when.... […]

  • Today in Tech – 1943
    by Community Team on May 17, 2017 at 4:04 am

    On this day in 1943 the US Army and the University of Pennsylvania signed a contract to develop the ENIAC or Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer. The ENIAC was an early all-electronic computing system and one of the first general-purpose computers ever made. It was developed primarily to calculate ballistic firing tables for the US […]

  • Distribution Release: Untangle NG Firewall 13.0.0
    by on May 16, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Untangle NG Firewall is a Debian-based network gateway with pluggable modules for network applications like spam blocking, web filtering and anti-virus. The company behind this distribution, Untangle Inc., has announced the release of Untangle 13.0.0. The new version introduces MAC-based device tracking, user tracking (via multiple methods) and.... […]

  • Projects of the Week, May 15, 2017
    by Community Team on May 15, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of rEFInd rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager. Like rEFIt, rEFInd can auto-detect your installed EFI boot loaders and it presents a pretty GUI menu of boot options. rEFInd goes beyond rEFIt in that rEFInd better handles […]

  • The Challenges Open Source Projects Face Today
    by Community Team on May 12, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Looking back at the history of open source software, there’s certainly a lot to be proud of. The field of FOSS has overcome many obstacles and dispelled opposing views. It has ultimately proven its value and made open source the majority’s preferred method of software development. As far as FOSS has come however, there are […]

  • Today in Tech – 1954
    by Community Team on May 10, 2017 at 4:21 am

    On this day in 1954 Texas Instruments Inc. announced the first commercial production of silicon transistors. These were developed by Gordon Teal, who previously worked on germanium transistors at Bell Labs. This commercial introduction greatly lowered the price of transistors and paved the way for the completion of many other electronic inventions. The transistor continues […]

  • Projects of the Week, May 8, 2017
    by Community Team on May 8, 2017 at 4:31 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of Manjaro Community Torrents This project is for download the Manjaro Officials and Community releases using a bittorrent client (console or graphical) [ Download Manjaro Community Torrents ] PlatformIO Storage Cross-platform code builder and library manager. Continuous and IDE integration. […]

  • May 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – SMPlayer
    by Community Team on May 5, 2017 at 4:28 am

    For our May “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected SMPlayer, a free media player with support for Youtube. We asked developer Ricardo Villalba to share some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the SMPlayer project please. Ricardo Villalba (RV): SMPlayer is a media player for Linux […]

  • Today in Tech – 1978
    by Community Team on May 3, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Spam– unsolicited messages that fill our email inboxes to the brim– are a common sight nowadays, but it wasn’t until this date in 1978 that the first email spam was sent. The message was composed by Gary Thuerk, a Digital Equipment Corporation marketer who was promoting presentations of the DECSYSTEM-20 computer. The message was sent […]

  • May 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – Free Pascal Compiler
    by Community Team on May 1, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    For our May “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected Free Pascal Compiler, a free 32/64/16-bit multi-platform Pascal and Object Pascal compiler. Free Pascal is a 32/64/ and 16-bit professional Pascal compiler that can target many processor architectures: Intel x86 (including 8086), AMD64/x86-64, PowerPC, PowerPC64, SPARC, ARM, AArch64, MIPS and the JVM. It […]

  • Projects of the Week, May 1, 2017
    by Community Team on May 1, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of Octave-Forge Octave-Forge is a central location for the collaborative development of packages for GNU Octave. The Octave-Forge packages expand Octave’s core functionality by providing field specific features via Octave’s package system. For example, image and signal processing, fuzzy logic, […]

  • Can You Trust the Team You’re Working With?
    by Community Team on April 28, 2017 at 4:03 am

      Trust. It’s a small word, but a big deal. It’s the foundation of long-lasting relationships, both personal and professional. And in the world of open source, it’s crucial to forming effective development teams. It’s important to trust the team you’re working with as without trust, you wouldn’t be able to achieve much. You’d waste […]

  • Today in Tech – 1960
    by Community Team on April 26, 2017 at 4:04 am

    On this day in 1960 IBM announced their plans for their Stretch supercomputer, the IBM 7030. In an upbeat release the company stated that the Stretch would be the world’s fastest and most powerful computer of the time, outperforming the IBM 704 by 60 to 100 times. The actual performance of the IBM 7030 ended […]

  • Projects of the Week, April 24, 2017
    by Community Team on April 24, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of gnuplot A famous scientific plotting package, features include 2D and 3D plotting, a huge number of output formats, interactive input or script-driven options, and a large set of scripted examples. [ Download gnuplot ] Jaspersoft Studio Jaspersoft® Studio is […]

  • “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – June 2017
    by Community Team on April 21, 2017 at 4:25 am

    The vote for June 2017 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until May 15, 2017 12:00 UTC. ShanaEncoder ShanaEncoder is an audio/video encoding program based on FFmpeg. Main Features – Both beginners and professionals can easily use the ShanaEncoder. – Fast encoding speed and quality of professional. – […]