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  • Today in Tech – 2012
    by Community Team on October 18, 2017 at 4:14 am

    On this day just five years ago American magazine company Newsweek officially announced its transition from print publication to an online-only format. During this time print-news readership had dwindled while online audiences skyrocketed, leaving many in the publishing industry no choice but to switch to online formats. Newsweek’s shift was preluded by years of internal […] The post Today in Tech – 2012 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • BSD Release: DragonFly BSD 5.0.0
    by distro@distrowatch.com on October 16, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    The DragonFly BSD project has announced the release of a new version of their operating system. The new version, DragonFly BSD 5.0.0, introduces a number of new features and improvements. In particular, version 5.0.0 features the advanced HAMMER2 file system, updated video drivers and the IPFW firewall has.... […]

  • Projects of the Week, October 16, 2017
    by Community Team on October 16, 2017 at 4:31 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: MPC-BE Media Player Classic – BE is a free and open source audio and video player for Windows. Media Player Classic – BE is based on the original “Media Player Classic” project (Gabest) and “Media Player Classic Home Cinema” […] The post Projects of the Week, October 16, 2017 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 734
    by distro@distrowatch.com on October 16, 2017 at 12:18 am

    This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Star 1.0.1 - lightweight desktops on a Devuan baseNews: Ubuntu MATE experiments with snaps, Revenge OS project seeking volunteers, Purism reaches funding goal, Debian releases fresh install mediaTips and tricks: Running the Linux-libre kernelReleased last week: OpenBSD 6.2, Q4OS 2.4, ExTiX 17.8Torrent.... […]

  • Improving Diversity in Open Source
    by Community Team on October 13, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Where are the women in open source software development? This is a question that’s been asked all too often, and it’s not hard to see why. Numerous statistics have shown women and minorities to be underrepresented in the open source community, a trend that can easily be observed in thousands of projects. Though there have […] The post Improving Diversity in Open Source appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • BSD Release: pfSense 2.4.0
    by distro@distrowatch.com on October 12, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    pfSense is a free, open source customised distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. Jim Pingle has announced the release of pfSense 2.4.0 which uses FreeBSD 11.1 as the base operating system and supports running on.... […]

  • Distribution Release: ExTiX 17.8
    by distro@distrowatch.com on October 12, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    ExTiX is an Ubuntu-basd distribution featuring up to date software and a modern, custom kernel. The project's latest release, ExTiX 17.8, features the LXQt desktop environment. "ExTiX 17.8 LXQt DVD 64-bit is based on Debian 9 Stretch and Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark, to be released 171019. The original.... […]

  • Development Release: Lakka 2.1 RC5
    by distro@distrowatch.com on October 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a computer into a game console. The project has announced the availability of a release candidate, Lakka 2.1 RC5, which is now available for testing on a wide variety of platforms. "Lakka 2.1 RC5 released with improved Dolphin support and.... […]

  • Today in Tech – 1887
    by Community Team on October 11, 2017 at 4:10 am

    On this day in 1887 the comptometer, the first commercially successful key-driven mechanical calculator, was patented in the United States by inventor Dorr E. Felt. The comptometer was primarily an adding machine, but it could also subtract by nines-complement arithmetic, divide as well as multiply through repeated addition. The comptometer had a keyboard of eight […] The post Today in Tech – 1887 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Distribution Release: Q4OS 2.4
    by distro@distrowatch.com on October 9, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Q4OS is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Debian and featuring the Trinity desktop environment. The distribution has released a new stable branch, Q4OS 2.4, based on Debian 9 Stretch. The release announcement states: "We are proud to announce the immediate availability of the brand new stable Q4OS.... […]

  • BSD Release: OpenBSD 6.2
    by distro@distrowatch.com on October 9, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    OpenBSD is a lightweight operating system designed with code correctness and security in mind. The project has released OpenBSD 6.2 which features many new drivers, particularly for the ARM architecture, and network packet handling performance improvements. Some key features have been added to the system installer too, including.... […]

  • Projects of the Week, October 9, 2017
    by Community Team on October 9, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: Maxima — GPL CAS based on DOE-MACSYMA Maxima is a computer algebra system comparable to commercial systems like Mathematica and Maple. It emphasizes symbolic mathematical computation: algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and much more. For example, Maxima solves x^2-r*x-s^2-r*s=0 giving the […] The post Projects of the Week, October 9, 2017 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 733
    by distro@distrowatch.com on October 9, 2017 at 12:12 am

    This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: KaOS 2017.09News: Fedora delays Server beta, Qubes outlines security features, IPFire updates ApacheOpinion: 32-bit support prematurely obsoletedReleased last week: Emmabuntus 9-1.00, NixOS 17.09, FreeBSD 10.4Torrent corner: Antergos, Bluestar, Chakra, Debian, Emmabuntus, FreeBSD, IPFire, NixOS, NSTOpinion poll: 32-bit being dropped by distributionsReader commentsRead.... […]

  • Distribution Release: Chakra GNU/Linux 2017.10
    by distro@distrowatch.com on October 8, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    The Chakra GNU/Linux project has announced the release of a new snapshot of the semi-rolling release distribution. The new installation media carries the version number 2017.10 and offers several package upgrades as well as an updated system installer. "The 2017.10 ISO is a maintenance release. As always, it.... […]

  • Distribution Release: Network Security Toolkit 26-9267
    by distro@distrowatch.com on October 8, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Ron Henderson has announced the availability of a new version of the Network Security Toolkit (NST) distribution. NST is a bootable, live CD based on Fedora. The toolkit provides easy access to open source network security applications. The latest version, NST 26-9267, is based on Fedora 26 and.... […]

  • October 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – Octave-Forge
    by Community Team on October 6, 2017 at 4:39 am

    For our October “Staff Pick” Project of the Month, we selected Octave-Forge, a collection of packages providing extra functionality for GNU Octave. Octave-Forge was previously elected “Community Choice” Project of the Month in July of 2015. Recently we caught up with the team behind the project, and they shared some thoughts about the project’s history, […] The post October 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – Octave-Forge appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Decommissioning CVS for Commits
    by Community Team on October 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    We are announcing that we are discontinuing support for CVS commits as of November 30th, 2017. The CVS data will still be available for historical access beyond that, but only for read-only access. For our projects that are still actively using CVS for their development, we are suggesting a conversion to Subversion (SVN) since its […] The post Decommissioning CVS for Commits appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Today in Tech – 1903
    by Community Team on October 4, 2017 at 4:08 am

    On this day in 1903 American physicist and computer pioneer John Vincent Atanasoff was born. Atanasoff was born in Hamilton, New York and received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida; his master’s degree in mathematics from Iowa State College; and his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University […] The post Today in Tech – 1903 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • October 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – x64dbg
    by Community Team on October 2, 2017 at 4:27 am

    For our October “Community Choice” Project of the Month, the community elected x64dbg, an open-source x64/x32 debugger for windows. Developer Duncan Ogilvie shared some thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. SourceForge (SF): Tell me about the x64dbg project please. Duncan Ogilvie (DO): x64dbg is a user-mode debugger for Windows that focuses on debugging […] The post October 2017, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – x64dbg appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Projects of the Week, October 2, 2017
    by Community Team on October 2, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: OpenG Toolkit A distribution of open source LabVIEW VIs and applications that seamlessly integrate into the LabVIEW development environment. This toolkit comes with a custom palette view, and myriad applications that may be launched from the LabVIEW “Tools” menu […] The post Projects of the Week, October 2, 2017 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Top 4 Information Analysis Software of the Week
    by Community Team on September 29, 2017 at 4:12 am

    This blog series features the top-performing projects on SourceForge under specific categories. This week, we feature the top 4 Information Analysis Software of the Week available on SourceForge. Information analysis or data analysis is vital in practically all fields and industries. It helps to reveal the most pertinent information to aid organizations or companies in […] The post Top 4 Information Analysis Software of the Week appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Today in Tech – 1996
    by Community Team on September 27, 2017 at 4:37 am

    On this day in 1996 Kevin Mitnick was indicted on charges that resulted from 2 ½ years of computer hacking. Mitnick, who was known as “The Condor” and “The Darkside Hacker” was charged with 14 counts of wire fraud, 8 counts of possession of unauthorized devices, interception of wire or electronic communications, unauthorized access to […] The post Today in Tech – 1996 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Projects of the Week, September 25, 2017
    by Community Team on September 25, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net: 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 […] The post Projects of the Week, September 25, 2017 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – November 2017
    by Community Team on September 22, 2017 at 4:25 am

    The vote for November 2017 Community Choice SourceForge Project of the Month is now available, and will run until October 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. Hibernate Hibernate is an Object/Relational Mapper tool. It’s […] The post “Community Choice” Project of the Month Vote – November 2017 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]

  • Today in Tech – 1954
    by Community Team on September 20, 2017 at 4:31 am

    On this day in 1954 the first successful Fortran program runs. Fortran is a general-purpose, imperative programming language created by a group at IBM led by computer scientist John Backus. Formerly FORTRAN (in all caps), its name is derived from “Formula Translation”, and it was created as a more practical language for programming the IBM […] The post Today in Tech – 1954 appeared first on SourceForge Community Blog. […]