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XBMC 12.1 released with essential updates

Follow @LinuxUserMag XBMC 12 is fantastic media centre software, and a great step up from the previous release of XBMC. Taking its crown firmly back from the deposed Boxee, we have taken a strong liking to the updated version, however it wasn’t without its faults. Sound issues, subtitle syncing and crashes have been reported, and while not common, it’s prevalent ... Read More »

Black Duck’s Dave Gruber and Peter Vescuso: Open Source Is Maturing

Mentioning open source to a typical consumer will no doubt result in puzzled looks or a reference to that “free stuff.” Even in some business circles, the open source concept may only be synonymous with an alternative computer operating system known as Linux. On the software development side of the computing industry, however, open source is known for much different ... Read More »

SparkyLinux 2.1 Has Been Officially Released

Pawe? Pijanowski has proudly announced a few hours ago, March 19, that his SparkyLinux operating system based on the testing branch of Debian GNU/Linux has now reached version 2.1. Dubbed Eris, SparkyLinux 2.1 is now powered by Linux kernel 3.2.39-2 and it is based on the Debian testing repos as of March 15, 2013. SparkyLinux 2.1 also comes with a ... Read More »

GNOME PackageKit 3.8 RC Fixes Various Issues

The GNOME developers announced yesterday, March 18, the immediate availability for download and testing of the Release Candidate version of GNOME PackageKit 3.8, just in time for GNOME 3.8 RC desktop environment. GNOME PackageKit 3.8 RC is here to fix six bugs, which were found in previous Beta releases;  as such, GTK deprecated functions are no longer used, the confirmation ... Read More »