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  • OnlyOffice Desktop Editors 5.1 released

    07 June 2018

    OnlyOffice project has announced the release of OnlyOffice Desktop Editors 5.1, the latest stable release of enterprise quality office productivity suite. This release of this open source office suite introduces multiple fresh features including a tabbed interface to access various tools & configuration options easily. The tabbed interface is adopted into the desktop application from the online version of the product and offers the same experience as the online version. The tabbed interface will make the application more accessible and familiar to the newbies. It also helps to accommodate the growing list of features. Also, this version introduced several useful features distributed among the tabs: Document editor. In the References tab, you can find a new Table of Contents Feature, next to Hyperlinks and Footnotes. For better navigation around the document ( based on Table of Contents), we added a Navigation button located on the left side panel. All collaboration features have been moved to Collaboration tab (Comments, Version History, Sharing, etc.). Besides the toolbar updates, we also added export to RTF in the document editor. Spreadsheet editor. We have added 11 new formulas and improved cell formatting with new date formats and regional presets. Presentation editor. Presentations now support special paste, and presentation-level comments. The OnlyOffice Desktop Editor 5.1 is available as AppImage for GNU/Linux distributions and it can be installed in any distribution without any additional dependencies. Also, it is available for Windows and MacOS. Download the latest OnlyOFFICE version from

  • Linux Mint 19 Xfce, MATE & Cinnamon beta releases are available now

    05 June 2018

    The Linux Mint team has released Linux Mint 19 Tara, the latest development release of upcoming Linux Mint 19 stable release. This beta release includes Xfce, MATE & Cinnamon releases. The main highlights in Linux Mint 19 include Timeshift a tool to backup and restore your system, improved update manager which suggests installing all available updates instead of holding may break updates and relies on timeshift to restore the stable system in case of any issues. Thanks to Timeshift users can go back in time and restore their computer to the last functional system snapshot. If anything breaks, they can go back to the previous snapshot and it's as if the problem never happened. This release also includes a brand new Welcome Screen, redesigned Software Center with Flatpak support, Cinnamon 3.8 and more. To download links please follow the Linux Mint official website. System requirements: 1GB RAM (2GB recommended for a comfortable usage). 15GB of disk space (20GB recommended). 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).

  • Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion

    04 June 2018

    Microsoft announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform which used by more than 28 million developers. Microsoft stated, in a blog post, that the acquisition will empower developers, accelerate GitHub’s growth and advance Microsoft services with new audiences. "Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub we strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation", said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. "We recognize the community responsibility we take on with this agreement and will do our best work to empower every developer to build, innovate and solve the world’s most pressing challenges". Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. Subject to customary closing conditions and completion of regulatory review, the acquisition is expected to close by the end of the 2018 calendar year. Microsoft's CEO of Xamarin, Nat Friedman, is taking over as CEO of the San Francisco-based development platform. GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath will become a Microsoft Technical Fellow as part of the arrangement.

  • Linux Lite 4.0 Diamond released

    03 June 2018

    The Linux Lite project has announced the availability of Linux Lite 4.0, latest stable release from Ubuntu based, lightweight GNU/Linux distribution offering a pleasant desktop experience with a fairly tweaked Xfce Desktop environment. This release marks the beginning of the 4.x series. The main highlights of Linux Lite 4.0 release include a fresh icon theme, inclusion of Timeshift backup tool, shotwell image manager, and other Linux Lite specific applications like Lite Desktop, Lite Sounds, redesigned splash screen. The new 4.x series will be available only in 64-bit versions. The project has announced that there are no more 32-bit ISO releases. If users still require a 32bit OS due to hardware limitations, Series 3.x is supported through to April 2021. To download the new Linux lite 4.0 version please follow the link: Minimum Recommended Specs: 1Ghz processor 768mb ram 8gb HDD/SD VGA screen capable of 1024x768 resolution DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image Preferred Specs: 1.5GHz processor+ 1024mb ram+ 20gb HDD/SSD+ VGA, DVI or HDMI screen capable of 1366x768 resolution+ DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

  • Open source attachment turns a smartphone into a microscope

    24 December 2017

    Researcers Team at the University of Houston have announced they open source a 3D printed smartphone microscope attachment. The attachment is aimed at "researchers and healthcare providers in developing and rural areas, as well as hobbyists and backpackers" they said. The attachment fits over a smartphone camera's lens and has its own light source. Wei-Chuan Shih, who heads the University of Houston team, said it was a simple decision to open source the attachment's design. The attachment will, Shih said, "have more impact if we let people play with it, rather than trying to hold it as a secret. We should make it as easy and accessible as possible for everyone." Users can download the attachment open source design from here

  • Apple open sources machine learning software

    21 December 2017

    Apple has announced the release of Turi Create, an open source package that it says will make it easy for mobile app developers to infuse machine learning into their products with just a few lines of code. Apple states that with Turi Create, mobile app developers can "focus on tasks instead of algorithms" and easily "infuse machine learning into their products with just a few lines of code." That includes adding "recommendations, object detection, image classification, image similarity, or activity classification" to an app. Turi Create GitHub repository

  • LinkedIn open sources Two website's troubleshooting tools

    19 December 2017

    LinkedIn has announced to have open sourced two new tools to assist engineers in automating the investigation of broken hosts and services: Fossor and Ascii Etch. Fossor (Latin for gravedigger) is a Python tool, while Ascii Etch, another Python library, outputs information gleaned from Fossor in ascii-character graphs. Python tool- Fossor’s design splits the two components of the program, the engine and plugins, to reduce the incidence of serious bugs. Whereas, Ascii Etch was originally created to draw the results from running Fossor. Fossor source code on Github Ascii Etch source code on Github

  • European Commission started Open-Source bug bounty program

    17 December 2017

    The European Commission has announced its first-ever bug bounty program and is calling on hackers to find vulnerabilities in VLC, a popular open-source multimedia player loaded on every workstation at the Commission. The program has kicked off with a three-week, invitation-only session, after which it will be open to the public. Rewards include a minimum of $2,000 for critical severity bugs, especially remote code execution. High severity bugs such as code execution without user intervention, will start at $750. Medium severity bugs will start at a minimum of $300; these include code execution with user intervention, high-impact crashes and infinite loops. Low-severity bugs, like information leaks, crashes and the like, will pay out starting at $100. Also, depending on the cases, the severity can be raised to a higher severity. Crashes in the common formats, like AVI, MP4, MKV and decoders/packetizer of H264, HEVC and AAC are more likely to be raised in severity and/or rewards. Crashes that apply to all inputs will have the same treatment. Also, very important and clever bugs could be rewarded extra payment in bitcoin (Up to 0.1 BTC). The bounty is administered by HackerOne and has grown out of the EU-Free and Open Source Software Auditing (EU-FOSSA) project, which was created in the wake of the Heartbleed open-source phenomenon to help EU institutions better protect their critical software. The Program page on HackerOne: VLC bug bounty program

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