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Ring is a Privacy-Focused, Open-Source Skype Alternative

If you’re sick of Skype for Linux’s lack of progress, or rankled by the imminent retirement of the older (but superior) Qt Skype client, there’s a GNU alternative in town called Ring. GNU Ring is a cross-platform, privacy-minded communication app that is fast gaining a following in FOSS and security-conscious circles. Like an open-source alternative to Skype […]

[Android] PAGF # 76

“Paid Apps Gone Free” (PAGF), is a new section on Ubuntu Vibes where we will post a list of paid Android apps that have gone free for a limited time. To know more about PAGFs, read our… [This is a content summary only. Click on the title link to see full content. First published on […]

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 4.6

The SparkyLinux distribution is a Debian-based project which typically tracks Debian’s Testing branch to provide a lightweight, friendly desktop operating system. Following the release of Debian 9, the SparkyLinux team has announced the launch of SparkyLinux 4.6 which is built using software from Debian’s Stable branch. “There are….

LibreOffice Automatic Updater Available to Test on Linux

Open-source office suite LibreOffice is inching closer to providing automatic updates in-app. Daily builds of LibreOffice for Linux with a new automatic updater built-in are available for testing, LibreOffice developer Markus Mohrhard announced today. Better still, the updater uses delta updates. This means only the bits of the app that have changed are downloads rather than re-downloading […]

Learn to Develop Lua Applications with Free Books

Lua is a lightweight, compact, and fast programming language designed as an embeddable scripting language. This cross-platform interpreted language has a simple syntax with powerful data description constructs. Lua aims for simplicity, small size, performance and portability. It has automatic memory management and incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.

[Android] PAGF # 75

“Paid Apps Gone Free” (PAGF), is a new section on Ubuntu Vibes where we will post a list of paid Android apps that have gone free for a limited time. To know more about PAGFs, read our… [This is a content summary only. Click on the title link to see full content. First published on […]