LibreOffice Downloads and Development Numbers Are Really Impressive

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The Document Foundation has revealed some really interesting LibreOffice numbers that show just how much popularity the office suite has and just how big the project really is.

We hear that LibreOffice is used by millions of users and that it’s been downloaded millions of times, but we haven’t actually gotten some specific data, at least until now. The Linux Foundation has published pretty much everything they have on this matter, and it is actually much more impressive tha… (read more)

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Popcorn Time Community Edition Still Alive and Kicking

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

Popcorn Time is an application that simply refuses to die, and it looks like the community has managed to keep it alive. In fact, the new version is named Popcorn Time Community Edition and it’s still up and working.

A few weeks ago, a couple of developers from the original Popcorn Time project were identified, and they were forced to stop working on the application. Soon after, the official domain disappeared and any development on Popcorn Time stopped. The thing is that P… (read more)

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MATE 1.12.1 Lands in Debian Unstable and Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS Alpha 1

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

The latest version of the MATE desktop environment, 1.12.1, has just landed in Debian Unstable, and it looks like it’s also coming to Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Alpha 1 as well.

Some of the MATE developers are also the maintainers of the desktop package for various other distributions such as Debian or Arch Linux. In this way, many of the major distributions get the latest version of the desktop environment really quick, and it’s not up to a member of the community to push the upgra… (read more)

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Debian-Based siduction OS Gets New Release Dedicated in Memory of Ian Murdock

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The development team behind the Debian-based siduction Linux operating system have announced the release of the siduction 2015.1 development milestone, dedicated to the memory of Ian Murdock, the creator of the Debian Project.

We’ve reported the sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Ian Murdock in the last days of 2015, an unfortunate even… (read more)

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Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS to Be Released on January 10, 2016, Says Linus Torvalds

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Just a few minutes ago, January 3, 2015 (EST time), Linus Torvalds proudly announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the eighth and last RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Linux 4.4 LTS kernel.

According to Mr. Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.4 LTS Release Candidate 8 is the last milestone before the final version, which should arrive next weekend, on January 10, 2016. It’s an even smaller build when compared with the previous RC, bringing update… (read more)

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2016 Will Be an Exciting Year for Linux Mint, Says Clement Lefebvre

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The December 2015 issues of the Linux Mint’s monthly newsletter is out, bringing you the latest news about the upcoming features of the Ubuntu-based computer operating system.

Clement Lefebvre wrote the Linux Mint Monthly News – December 2015 newsletter on the last day of the year, wishing everyone a Happy New Year and stating that 2016 will be an exciting year for the Linux Mint project.

“I wish you all a v… (read more)

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Pidgin 2.10.12 Open Source IM Client Supports GStreamer 1.0, New Gadu-Gadu Library

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

It looks like many open source developers decided to release new versions of their software on the first days of 2016, as today we would like to inform you about the availability of the twelfth maintenance release in the Pidgin 2.10 series.

According to the official changelog, which we’ve attached at the end of the article for reference, Pidgin 2.10.12 is mostly a bugfix release that adds several enhancements for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux and Micr… (read more)

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