Lastest OS Releases (freshcode)
Prebackup
v1.1
Prebackup is not a backup program, but a tool you use before your actual backup, to better organize your directories and set what will and will not end up in your backup. Usually when you backup your home or a portion of it, many files are included that don't need a backup, especially large files like videos, ISO installation images, installed games, etc. Prebackup lets you fine-tune the list of directories and exclusions in several ways: - Scan a "snapshot" of the directories you want to backup, with information on the size of each directory and subdirectory - Set directories to be excluded and rescan a new snapshot - Save a snapshot for future reference - Compare the current snapshot with a previously saved one, to check if and where abnormal increases in size have been introduced since the last backup, and possibly exclude new directories - Generate output files to be used by your backup program, like a list of excluded directories
weresync
v1.0.7
Making your backup drives into were-drives, transforming them into clones at will. WereSync incrementally backups up hard drives using rsync. Backups can be run while you use your computer. As icing on the cake, you can boot your clone just like your normal computer.
DBeaver
v4.1.1
DBeaver is a free multi-platform database tool for developers, SQL programmers, database administrators and analysts. Supports all popular databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Teradata, MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, etc.
LimeSurvey
v2.67.2 (build 170726)
LimeSurvey is a web application that interacts with MySQL, MSSQL, or Postgres to develop surveys, publish surveys, and collect responses to surveys. Once a survey has been created, data can be inserted into the survey either by a "pretty" public screen which presents each question one at a time, or by a quick and nasty data entry screen. It includes the capacity to generate individualized "tokens", so that invitations can be issued to participants. It also has the capacity to set conditions on whether questions will display (branching), numerous question types, and a basic statistics function.
LimeSurvey
v2.67.2 (build 170726)
LimeSurvey is a web application that interacts with MySQL, MSSQL, or Postgres to develop surveys, publish surveys, and collect responses to surveys. Once a survey has been created, data can be inserted into the survey either by a "pretty" public screen which presents each question one at a time, or by a quick and nasty data entry screen. It includes the capacity to generate individualized "tokens", so that invitations can be issued to participants. It also has the capacity to set conditions on whether questions will display (branching), numerous question types, and a basic statistics function.
Organize your directories before a backup
v1.0
Prebackup is not a backup program, but a tool you use before your actual backup, to better organize your directories and set what will and will not end up in your backup. Usually when you backup your home or a portion of it, many files are included that don't need a backup, especially large files like videos, ISO installation images, installed games, etc. Prebackup lets you fine-tune the list of directories and exclusions in several ways: - Scan a "snapshot" of the directories you want to backup, with information on the size of each directory and subdirectory - Set directories to be excluded and rescan a new snapshot - Save a snapshot for future reference - Compare the current snapshot with a previously saved one, to check if and where abnormal increases in size have been introduced since the last backup, and possibly exclude new directories - Generate output files to be used by your backup program, like a list of excluded directories
SWI Prolog
v7.5.11
SWI-Prolog offers a comprehensive free Prolog environment. It has been in development since 1987 and extended for requirements of real world applications, but is also widely used in research and education. It includes a nice command line interface, fast and transparent compilation, a debugger, profiling features. It also has the ability to integrate with C code, and already comes with packages for threading and process management, encryption, TCP/IP, TIPC, ODBC, SGML/XML/HTML, RDF, HTTP, graphics manipulation and output. It's also cross-platform.
pytablewriter
v0.23.0
A python library to write a table in various formats: CSV, HTML, JavaScript, JSON, LTSV, Markdown, MediaWiki, Excel, Pandas, Python, reStructuredText, SQLite, TOML, TSV. Also supports: - Automatic tabular data formatting - Alignment - Padding - Decimal places of numbers - Multibyte character support - Write table to a stream such as a file/standard-output/string-buffer
Tardis
v0.32.0
Tardis is a backup system similar to TimeMachine which allows encrypted and incremental backups, with filesystem-based recovery. It's based on a client and server architecture, and provides a FUSE driver and VCS-like revision archive access.
CakePHP
v2.10.0
CakePHP is a web development framework, somewhat similar to Rails. It provides scaffolding tools, an ActiveRecord/DataMapper implementation, doesn't require much setup or configuration. It comes with helpers for text translations, caching, validation, authorization backends, CSRF and XSS protection, and templating. It follows the Web-"MVC" scheme, centralized route dispatching, less efficient class-by-class autoloading, etc. Thorough API documentation and a rich set of user-contributed plugins exist.
Migration to Linux - GameDev.net (blog)
For an introduction to my reasons for migrating from Windows to Linux, see my previous blog post. Here I will try to stick to my experience as a Linux beginner, and hopefully inspire other developers to try it out
Canonical asks users' help in deciding Ubuntu Linux desktop apps - ZDNet
Canonical Ubuntu Linux has long been one of the most popular Linux desktop distributions. Now, its leadership is looking to its users for help to decide the default desktop applications in the next long-term support version of the operating system
Linux Weather Forecast - Linux.com (blog)
This page is an attempt to track ongoing developments in the Linux development community that have a good chance of appearing in a mainline kernel and/or major distributions sometime in the near future. Your "chief meteorologist" is Jonathan Corbet, 
Linux Laptop: Buying New vs. Used Laptop - Datamation
There are few things in a Linux enthusiast's life more fun than buying a new Linux laptop. One could even argue that the mere act of "spec'ing out" a new unit is more exciting than the actual use of the laptop itself. In this article, I'm going to walk
Writing Windows or Linux apps? Microsoft just launched a cloud ... - ZDNet
Microsoft has unveiled a new bug hunting tool, named Microsoft Security Risk Detection, that's built to help customers find and eliminate bugs before attackers ...and more »
SQL Server 2017 RC1 Arrives with Expanded Linux Functionality - InfoQ.com
First among these is Active Directory Authentication support for SQL Server on Linux installations. Using AD Authentication versus SQL Server Authentication provides several ease-of-management benefits, including single sign-on for users, the use of AD 
BackBox Linux 5 Released For Ethical Hacking And Pentesting Purposes - Fossbytes
Short Bytes: If you're looking for an Ubuntu-based ethical hacking and penetration testing operating system, BackBox Linux can fulfill your needs. BackBox Linux 5 has been just released after 7 months of development. It comes with Linux kernel 4.8
Yakkety Yak won't come back: Linux users, it's time to upgrade Ubuntu - Naked Security
If you're running Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, released on October 13 2016, Ubuntu developer Canonical warns that now is the time to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04, known as Zesty Zapus. If you're running a Linux distribution which is a version of Ubuntu with a 
How Microsoft brought SQL Server to Linux | TechCrunch - TechCrunch
Back in 2016, when Microsoft announced that SQL Server would soon run on Linux, the news came as a major surprise to users and pundits alike. Over the ...and more »
Linux guru Linus Torvalds is reviewing gadgets on Google+ - The INQUIRER
LINUS TORVALDS has opinions. This we know. He has previously come up with bon mots including: "I call BS. Let me be very clear. I'm not applying that ...and more »