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digiKam 8.2 Open-Source Photo Management App Is Now Available for Download

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Armbian 23.11 Released with Linux Kernel 6.6 LTS and Support for New Devices

Armbian 23.11 (codename Topi) introduces support for new devices, including the Khadas VIM1S and Khadas VIM4 single-board computers, Texas Instruments SK-TDA4VM processor starter kit for edge AI vision systems, NanoPi R6S and NanoPi R6C IoT gateways, HiKey 960 development platform, ArmSoM-W3 board, Tanix TX6 media player, Inovato Quadra and Mekotronics R58X-Pro ARM mini PCs, as well as the Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro tablet.

4MLinux 44 Adds System-Wide VA-API Support, Improves Printing Support

Still using the long-term supported Linux 6.1 LTS kernel series that was introduced in 4MLinux 43, the 4MLinux 44 release is here to add system-wide support for the Video Acceleration API (VA-API) through the Mesa graphics stack, improved support for SPL printing, as well as improved support for wireless networking.

Mesa 23.3 Linux Graphics Stack Brings NVK Vulkan Driver, Raspberry Pi 5 Support

Highlights of the Mesa 23.3 graphics stack include official support for the Raspberry Pi 5 single-board computer via the v3d (OpenGL) and v3dv (Vulkan) drivers, as well as the NVK Vulkan driver developed by Collabora for NVIDIA hardware, which recently reached Vulkan 1.0 conformance.

KDE Plasma 6 Desktop Environment Is Now Available for Public Beta Testing

Accompanied by the beta versions of KDE Frameworks 6 and KDE Gear 24.02 software suites, all built against the Qt 6 application framework, the first KDE Plasma 6 beta release is here with another layer of bug fixes and improvements that make the upcoming desktop environment more stable and reliable for everyday use.

Cinnamon 6.0 Desktop Environment Arrives with Initial Wayland Support

The biggest new feature in the Cinnamon 6.0 desktop environment is the implementation of an experimental Wayland session. As I mentioned in some of my previous articles, it certainly looks like 2024 is the year of the Wayland desktop as more and more desktop environments and GNU/Linux distributions are adopting it by default.

Our Prediction Was Correct: OpenSource.com Not Coming Back, OpenSource.net Promotes Microsoft Agenda (Openwashing and GPL Violations)

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Sep 29, 2023

Stefano Maffulli snail

ABOUT a week ago we said that OpenSource.com was not really coming back and OpenSource.net helps Red Hat/IBM distract from what it did back in April amid layoffs.

SJVN wrote: "There have been many great open-source and Linux sites over the years. Linux Weekly News (LWN) for deep Linux kernel news; Phoronix for down, dirty, and detailed Linux benchmarking; and I've been known to write a thing or two about Linux worth reading over the years. But, for general, how-to and technical features about Linux and open-source software, one website stood out from the others for its breadth of informed coverage: Red Hat's OpenSource.com. But, then, Red Hat had its first layoff, OpenSource.com closed its doors, and all its content disappeared with it."

10 days have passed and since OpenSource.com came 'back' (not!) only two stories were published and one of them is Stefano Maffulli shilling Microsoft, which pays his salary to promote proprietary software, plagiarism, and GPL violations.

This is a farce. This is the OSI's ongoing corruption (Microsoft in the Board, Microsoft as the chief sponsor) infecting OpenSource.com, OpenSource.net, OSI, and thus the brand. "Open Source" just means openwashing and an attack on the meaningful, original thing: Free software.

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