December 2021: The good, the bad and the interesting of Free Software

December 2021: The good, the bad and the interesting of Free Software

December 2021: The good, the bad and the interesting of Free Software

On this penultimate day of «December 2021 », as usual at the end of each month, we bring you this little compendium, of some of the most featured publications of that period.

So that they can review (see, read and share) some of the best and most relevant information, news, tutorials, manuals, guides and releases, from our website. And from other reliable sources, such as the web DistroWatch, Free Software Foundation (FSF), Open Source Initiative (OSI) and Linux Foundation (LF).

Introduction of the Month

With this monthly compilation, we hope as usual, they can more easily keep up to date in the field of Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux, and other areas related to technological news.

Posts of the Month

Summary of December 2021

Inside FromLinux


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Top 10: Recommended Posts from December 2021

  1. Open 3D Foundation announced the first release of Open 3D Engine: An open source 3D game engine suitable for modern AAA game development. (See)
  2. ClickUp: An excellent and free GNU / Linux alternative to Notion: An application for work. Which has a Desktop Client for GNU / Linux. (See)
  3. Blender 3.0 has already been released and comes with a lot of improvements and changes: A new version in which a lot of changes and improvements have been made. (See)
  4. Fedora 36: Wayland will work with NVIDIA drivers by default and may be the latest version with support for 32-bit ARM. (See)
  5. Intel Open Source: Exploring Intel's Broad Open Source Ecosystem: Along with Intel, there is the group known as, which creates open source software. (See)
  6. Nzyme, an excellent tool for monitoring wireless attacks: New version of the Nzyme 1.2.0 toolkit, which stands out for implementing the reporting functionality. (See)
  7. Arduino IDE 1.8 and 2.0: How is each one installed on GNU / Linux ?: These are the current ways to Download and Install "Arduino IDE", both in its stable version 1.8 and its beta version 2.0. (See)
  8. GkPackage: An interesting and useful Software Manager for AppImage: GkPackage Software Manager for AppImage is the same or more useful and practical than "AppImageLauncher". (See)
  9. Gnome-Pie: A great floating application launcher for GNU / Linux: A productivity app that offers a useful Application Menu in floating and circular Launcher mode. (See)
  10. Ventoy 1.0.62 arrives with VentoyPlugson GUI, optimizations and more- The new version of Ventoy 1.0.62 for generating bootable USB devices was recently released. (See)

Outside FromLinux

Outside FromLinux

December 2021 GNU / Linux Distros Releases According to DistroWatch

  • Rescuezilla 2.3: Day 24
  • Siduction 2021.3.0: Day 24
  • Manjaro Linux 21.2.0: Day 23
  • IP Fire 2.27 Core 162: Day 21
  • Basic OS 6.1: Day 20
  • ALT Linux 10.0 Beta: Day 19
  • React OS 0.4.14: Day 18
  • Univention Corporate Server 5.0-1: Day 15
  • Pop! _OS 21.10: Day 14
  • Kaisen Linux 2.0: Day 14
  • Linux Mint 20.3 Beta: Day 14
  • Kali Linux 2021.4: Day 09
  • CalculateLinux 22: Day 08
  • FreeBSD 12.3: Day 08
  • Tails 4.25: Day 08
  • Freespire 8.0: Day 06
  • EndeavorOS 21.4: Day 03
  • 9 CentOS: Day 03
  • OpenSUSE 15.4 Alpha: Day 02
  • Nix OS 21.11: Day 01

To find out more about each of these releases and more, click on the following link.

Latest News from the Free Software Foundation (FSF / FSFE)

  • Last Minute Gift Ideas: Give Away An FSF Membership And Other Free Software Gifts - 23/12: Gift an Associate Membership of the Free Software Foundation (FSF)! With a membership talented, your friends and loved ones will join a vibrant movement for software freedom and help us amplify the message of free software everywhere. (See)

To learn more about this and other news from the same period, click on the following links: FSF y FSFE.

Latest News from the Open Source Initiative (OSI)

  • CodeSee: Why We Support OSI - 22/12: CodeSee sponsors OSI because we believe that responsible product and business development requires attention and care for the overall ecosystem. It is imperative that organizations using open source technologies actively cultivate the ideas and interests of those considering the open source solutions of tomorrow.. (See)

To find out more about this and other news from the same period, click on the following link.

Latest News from the Linux Foundation Organization (FL)

  • Linux Foundation Research Reveals New Trends in Open Source Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - 14/12: Eighty-two percent of those who responded to the global survey feel welcome in the open source community, while barriers to participation include time, personal background, and some exclusionary behaviors. (See)

To learn more about this and other news from the same period, click on the following links: Blog, Project news y Press releases.

"A happy, blessed and successful New Year 2022 for everyone, and more for those who read us day after day, share our elaborated content and are part of our growing Community passionate about Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux." FromLinux

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In short, we hope this "small and useful news compendium " with the highlights inside and outside the blog «DesdeLinux» for the month of «diciembre» 2021 year, be very useful for the whole «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the improvement, growth and diffusion of the ecosystem of applications available for «GNU/Linux».

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