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While Skype has now expanded their Linux API support to allow other applications to take advantage of Skype video calls and other features, a few months ago the Skype protocol began to be reverse-engineered by an independent researcher. Skype took action several times against this work.
28 October 2011 - DMCA - 45 Comments
Skype, now under the control of Microsoft, has announced a new developer preview of SkypeKit. It surprisingly brings good news for Linux users.
27 October 2011 - Juhu! - 8 Comments
Nokia has announced this morning that the Qt Project is now live, which means as of today Qt will be governed as a "true open-source project."
21 October 2011 - Qt Launches - 19 Comments
The major Blender 2.60 release is ready to go and has been uploaded to the project's file server.
19 October 2011 - Blender - 7 Comments
There's a new open-source OpenCL project called "Portable OpenCL" that takes advantage of LLVM and this morning marks its first public announcement.
17 October 2011 - Open-Source - 5 Comments
The LibreOffice media team has passed along some new information about what was revealed at this week's LibreOffice conference. At the Paris conference, experimental versions of LibreOffice for iOS, Android, and for web-browsers were revealed.
14 October 2011 - LibreOffice Future - 12 Comments
For those interested in the GPU hardware acceleration support for Opera 12 that was made available with this morning's release of Opera 12 Alpha, here's the stipulations regarding the "out of the box" Linux GPU driver support.
13 October 2011 - Details - 2 Comments
The Norwegian developers behind the Opera web-browser have released Opera 12 Alpha this morning with several new features. Among the goods in Opera 12 is a new HTML5 parser, full ECMAScript 5.1 compliance, improved memory efficiency, and most notable to end-users is now full GPU hardware acceleration with WebGL support.
13 October 2011 - Norwegian Browsers - 3 Comments
NGINX, the open-source web server that's the third most popular on the planet and known for its high performance abilities, has managed a three million dollar (USD) series-A round of venture funding as commercial aspirations form.
12 October 2011 - Venture Funding
For those still on the Subversion revision control system rather than Git, Subversion 1.7 was released today and it presents some major changes and new features for this Apache Software Foundation project.
11 October 2011 - Subversion - 2 Comments
Lennart Poettering, the Red Hat developer based out of Berlin who's responsible for key open-source projects like PulseAudio and systemd, has offered a presentation on key facts you need to know about becoming a free software developer/hacker.
7 October 2011 - Lennart - 6 Comments
PulseAudio, the common Linux sound server that initially caused many headaches for Linux desktop users, has finally reached version 1.0.
27 September 2011 - Linux Audio - 44 Comments
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26 September 2011 - Technology - 10 Comments
Facebook has made many open-source contributions over the years from their high-performance PHP-To-C++ compiler, to parts of their infrastructure, to some of their development tools. One of their open-source projects they made public last year for increasing their database performance was Flashcache. Flashcache is a kernel module that provides a block cache for Linux with various caching modes.
25 September 2011 - Flashcache - 23 Comments
If you would rather not wait around for the hopeful emergence of the Novacut or Lightworks non-linear video editing applications for Linux, one of the options you can use today is the brand new OpenShot 1.4 NLE.
24 September 2011 - New Release - 6 Comments
The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) have been natively ported to the Sony PlayStation 3 console.
16 September 2011 - New Port - 2 Comments
Lightworks, the professional non-linear video editor (NLE) that was announced in April of 2010 it would be going open-source, is prepping for its next major milestone. The developers behind this award-winning video editor are getting their Mac OS X and Linux ports in order and hope to provide the next Lightworks release in late November.
8 September 2011 - Finally - 2 Comments
For those that have long sought after a single-window mode for the GIMP graphics application, the wait is over. The GIMP 2.7.3 development snapshot and it finally has a working single-window mode.
23 August 2011 - Finally! - 58 Comments
ZFS is known for its de-duplication support and there are other file-systems (such as Dragonfly's HAMMER, plus work-in-progress support for Btrfs) that support this data compression feature of eliminating duplicate data. There's also a new project that we have just learned about which is SDFS, a file-system that offers inline de-duplication support.
17 August 2011 - SDFS - 8 Comments
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