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Winamp is back, version 5.9 brings support for Windows 11 and VP8

Winamp was the go-to music player for Windows at the dawn of the MP3 era in the late 1990s. But after AOL bought the software in 1999, development stagnated for the next decade or so. Now Winamp is back. The current owner has released Winamp 5.9 which brings modern features including improved support for Windows […]

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Lilbits: GitLab could delete inactive projects (Update: or not), Google’s messed up messaging strategy, and Purism’s priciest Librem 5 Linux smartphone now ships more quickly

GitLab is a software development, hosting and deployment company that’s proven popular with open source software developers and which currently hosts many popular projects. But according to a report from The Register, some of those projects could disappear soon. Update: GitLab has announced that rather than deleting older, inactive projects from users on the company’s […]

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Wine 7.0 released with support for more GPUs, gaming with multiple displays, and more

Wine is a free and open source tool that makes it possible to run many Windows apps and games on Linux and other operating systems including Android, macOS, and FreeBSD. And the latest version brings a number of significant new features and improvements. Updates in Wine 7.0 include improved support for theming, improved graphics, support […]

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ReactOS 0.4.14 brings new features, more hardware support to the open source Windows clone

ReactOS is an open source operating system designed to be compatible with Windows applications. It’s been in development for more than two decades and is still very much work-in-progress software, but the first major release in more than a year brings a handful of new features and support for additional hardware. ReactOS 0.4.14 is now […]

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Raspberry Pi OS gets a legacy version to offer extended stability

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of its first Raspberry Pi OS (Legacy). It’s a new-but-old OS aimed at giving developers a platform that won’t see major changes quite as often as the main branch of the operating system. Legacy will be based on the Debian oldstable release — which is currently Debian […]

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SerenityOS offers a Unix-like experience with 90s computing vibes

Microsoft is busily working away on Windows 11 and its redesigned, modern interface. Andreas Kling, meanwhile, is building the wonderfully retro Unix-like SerenityOS from the kernel on up. Maybe Fluent has really struck a chord with you. If, however, you feel like Windows interfaces peaked with Windows 2000, you’ll love the aesthetic in SerenityOS. Kling […]

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KDE Connect now supports Windows as well as Linux and macOS (link your phone to your PC)

KDE Connect is a free tool that lets you pair a smartphone with a PC to do things like share links and files between devices, view phone notifications on your PC, use your phone as a remote control for presentations or to control media playback on your computer (or use your PC to control media […]

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Boxedwine is an emulator that can run Windows apps on the web (or Linux, Mac, or… Windows)

The free and open source Wine utility that makes it possible to run some Windows applications on Linux and Mac computers is not an emulator, but rather a compatibility layer. The name is actually an abbreviation for Wine Is Not an Emulator. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do some pretty cool things when you […]

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Audacity 3.0 released with new project file format (Open source, cross-platform audio editor)

Audacity is a popular free and open-source audio editing utility available for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. Under development for more than two decades, the software now has a robust and powerful set of tools that you can use to record, edit, and apply post-processing effects to music, podcasts, or any other type of audio. […]