Skype 4.0 has been officially released for Linux today after being under "development" for far too long. This first major update in years for the Skype Linux client is coming one year after Microsoft acquired Skype.
The Norwegian-developed Opera web-browser is now up to version 12 and this latest major release packs many features.
Project Magenta has come about recently as a new operating system project that uses the Linux kernel with a Darwin/BSD user-space. Additionally, the project claims full binary compatibility with Apple's iOS 5.0 platform.
Chris Mason, the lead developer of the Btrfs file-system, is parting ways with Oracle.
After being in development for nearly a decade, Samba 4.0 is finally in beta.
Facebook this week released Folly, an open-source C++ library.
The ACPI feature pull request for the Linux 3.5 kernel merge window was submitted on Saturday.
For those that haven't heard, the IETF Codec Working Group has paired the technology from Skype's SILC codec with the CELT codec from Xiph.Org to form the Opus Interactive Audio Codec. This new codec can be used for VoIP, live music streaming, and more.
LinuxTag 2012 ended this weekend at the Berlin Messe in Germany.
This shouldn't come as a terrible surprise, but the Facebook Phone looks like it will be running atop Linux.
Libusb has been forked as libusbx and it appears this library for user-space USB data transfers on Linux and other operating systems is gaining traction.
Version 4 of the ownCloud open-source private cloud storage software has been released with several new features.
With the OpenMoko project being largely irrelevant these days and not vigorously pushing new software or hardware, the OpenMoko company has resorted to giving out USB IDs and MAC addresses.
The annual LinuxTag 2012 conference is happening this weekend in Berlin, Germany.
Ubuntu developers are currently exploring the possibility of using Mono AOT to reduce start-up time, allow for better memory sharing, and for greater performance optimizations.
Today's certainly an interesting day for some prominent and long-awaited Linux software events. Aside from PowerTOP 2.0, ConnMan 1.0, and the merging of Clover-G3D, PulseAudio 2.0 also made it out the door.
After a long and drawn out development cycle, PowerTOP 2.0 is finally available.
A Qt 5.0 discussion was held in Oakland on Monday.
LibVNCServer, an important VNC library used by many free software projects and might even be used in Wayland, had a major release on Friday.
With word this morning of Electronic Arts making plans with Ubuntu and now the release of GIMP 2.8, some may think that hell has frozen over.
Some user, after having communicated with Richard Stallman, decided to write a new open-source license. This new open-source license is quite simple and is being called Maximal.
Lennart Poettering, the Red Hat developer responsible for systemd, PulseAudio, and other open-source work, has shared what he calls the most awesome but least advertised feature of Fedora 17.
Lars Knoll took to the mailing list to announce a delay in releasing Qt 5.0 until mid-to-late August.
CodeWeavers, the company behind the popular Wine-based CrossOver software for running Windows-based games and office software on Linux and Mac OS X, is preparing to release some sort of new web browser.
The Moose File-System was updated in March with new features and capabilities.
The NGINX 1.2.0 open-source web-server was released this morning.
While the DirectFB 1.6 release has suffered multiple delays since its original slated release for January, DirectFB 1.6 looks to be finally working its way out the door with its many new features.
GEGL in GIMP is finally going to be going full-speed. For GIMP 2.10 the open-source imaging program's core will be 100% ported to GEGL, the Generic Graphics Library.
There's a new Linux graphics driver for allowing mini/pico/compact/handheld USB-interfacing display projectors to work under your favorite distribution.
Red Hat's Matthew Garrett talked this week again about the troubles in supporting UEFI under Linux.
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