Category: Software

El Tunes!

El Tunes!

El Tunes! is a GStreamer plugin that makes it possible to play music files purchased from Apple’s iTunes Music Store on a Linux system. It is the product of Broken Fractal Ventures, and it’s not yet fully featured. Download package for Ubuntu is available.

Swamplayer: Beta Testers Wanted

Swamplayer: Beta Testers Wanted

Swamplayer is a software designed to stream video over a peer-to-peer bittorrent network. It is developed by the P2P Next, a consortium of public companies, research institutions and universities, from 12 European countries. The goal of the consortium is create a “Europe-wide “next-generation” internet television distribution system, based on P2P and social interaction”.

Alitheia Core 0.8.1 Released

Alitheia Core 0.8.1 Released

The Software Quality Observatory for Open Source Software (SQO-OSS), the European Commission-funded consortium, has announced the release of Alitheia Core 0.8.1. Alitheia Core is an automated platform for quality assessment of open source software projects.

Adeona: Track Lost or Stolen Computers

Adeona: Track Lost or Stolen Computers

Ever misplaced a laptop, had a desktop stolen, or a server spirited away, and wished there was a means that would enable you to tracked them down? Well, there are applications that can be installed on a computer that gives you the ability to do just that, but they are all proprietary and their methods of tracking gives no privacy […]

Elisa 0.5.1 Released

Elisa 0.5.1 Released

Elisa Media Center version 0.5.1, code-named Como se pasa, has been released. Elisa Media Center is a media center application developed by Fluendo S.L., and this version runs under Linux, Windows Vista and XP (editor’s note: If you must run Elisa Media Center, why not do so on your favorite Linux distro? It works better.)

Samba 3.2 Released

Samba 3.2 Released

Samba, the open source file and print server for Windows clients, has been updated to version 3.2. The previous stable version was version 3.0.30, and was licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2, but version 3.2 – this latest stable release – is released under the new GPL version 3.

WebAnywhere: Platform Independent, Open Source Screen Reader

WebAnywhere: Platform Independent, Open Source Screen Reader

WebInSight, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded, University of Washington project, has released an alpha version of WebAnywhere. WebAnywhere is a platform independent, Web-based screen reader that can be used on any Internet-aware PC or mobile device with audio output.

Opera 9.5 Released

Opera 9.5 Released

Opera Software has announced the public availability of Opera 9.5. Opera is a cross-platform Web browser with the reputation for being extremely fast. The new release comes with a lot of new features and usability enhancements.

Apt:foo – Web-based Debian-Compatible Package Portal

Apt:foo – Web-based Debian-Compatible Package Portal

Installing applications on a running Linux or BSD operating system involves pointing the package manager to the distro’s package repository, assuming it is not already pointing to it, or to a third-party repository. A few distros, for example, Mint Linux and PC-BSD also have a Web-based package portal.

Elisa Media Center

Elisa Media Center

Elisa Media Center is an Open Source, cross-platform multimedia application “connecting the internet to your all-in-one media player”. Developed by Fluendo S.L. of Spain, Elisa is available for installation on the Linux operating system. An alpha version with limited functionality is also available for the Windows platform.

Firefox 3 Release Candidate Now Available

Firefox 3 Release Candidate Now Available

The Mozilla Foundation has announced the availability of Firefox 3 Release Candidate for download and testing. Firefox is the innovative Open Source Web browser that offers a faster and more secure online browsing experience. This Release Candidate includes many new features and changes.

FreePBX: Web-Based Manager for Asterisk

FreePBX: Web-Based Manager for Asterisk

FreePBX is a free software PBX (Private Branch eXchange) that makes managing an Asterisk installation less of an hassle. It is the user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) used in a number of IP/PBX Linux distributions including Elastix, and AsteriskNOW.

OpenOffice.org 2.4 Released

OpenOffice.org 2.4 Released

“The OpenOffice.org Community is pleased to announce the release of OpenOffice.org 2.4, the latest version of the leading open source office productivity suite.” OpenOffice.org is the leading Open Source, and free office productivity suite. The latest release spots some new features and a number of bug fixes.

Gnome 2.22 Released

Gnome 2.22 Released

the Gnome Foundation has announced the latest version of the Gnome Desktop. Gnome 2.22, which was released yesterday – March 12, 2008, introduces major enhancements in addition to numerous bug fixes, to the Gnome Desktop.

Gnome and Mozilla Foundations to Join Forces

Gnome and Mozilla Foundations to Join Forces

The Gnome Foundation, which is responsible for the Gnome project, and the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization responsible for overseeing the Mozilla project, have announced a joint collaborative effort to “improve developer support and user experience of desktop applications on GNU/Linux and other free software systems”.

Fonality’s PBXtra Upgraded

Fonality’s PBXtra Upgraded

Fonality®, a maker of business phone systems, and the company behind the trixbox IP-PBX Linux distro, has announced the release of PBXtra® 4.0, a new version of its IP-PBX solution. This release adds the following features to PBXtra: FindMe®, Boomerang® Mobile Integration, FONcall®, and a number of improvements to the admin interface.