Simulide is a free/open source electronic workbench software, that is, a real-time circuit simulator with PIC, AVR and Arduino simulation. It is suitable for hobbyist and student in electronic engineering. It is available for GNU/Linux, Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) and MacOS. It reached version 1.0.0 release candidate III on Wednesday, 12 October 2022. Here at Ubuntu Buzz we want to convey the message to all to try, use and, if you can, join the development. Happy studying!

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Pulsar version 1 for the first time released on Thursday, 15 December 2022 is the official successor to the free/open source Atom Editor software. Its slogan now says "A Community-led Hyper-Hackable Text Editor". The release date of Pulsar matches exactly the date of the discontinuation date of Atom like a seed sprouting a new tree right after an old tree died in a forest. It is available for all major operating systems namely GNU/Linux, MacOS and Windows. Currently, Pulsar is still under rapid development by the community and here we at Ubuntu Buzz want to convey the message to all computer users to try Pulsar and, if you can, help with the software development.

(Pulsar running on Ubuntu 20.04)

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Do you know that you can enjoy news from multiple sources on Ubuntu? Many news websites like the well-known BBC and CNN provide a way to subscribe to their news so you can read them offline. Ubuntu system can help you do this using the preinstalled application Thunderbird or you can choose any other of such applications, also known as RSS feed reader, available in the repository. This tutorial will help you to collect and read news you love on Ubuntu.

(Reading a tourism blog among other subscribed news on Ubuntu;
news viewed: Nusa Islands vs Giri Islands? by Be My Travel Muse, 2023)
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PenPot version 1.0 released on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Released with the slogan "Bring Design Freedom to your Product team", it is the first official stable release of the new web-based, collaborative design & prototyping platform. Its purpose is to design User Interface (UI) of any computer program. To many people in UI & UX field, PenPot can be viewed as a very good Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) alternative to Figma. In this article we convey to you the news, introduce it, quick guide to use it and some useful information to learn more about it. Finally, we'd love to say congratulations and welcome to PenPot!

  (A screenshot of PenPot front page)
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LibreOffice 7.5 released Thursday 2 February 2023. This free libre and open source office suite is now available for all computer users especially those who use GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple MacOS. It brings out a lot of improvements and new features, and among them, visual identities. Thank you to all the developers and contributors. Congratulations to the whole LibreOffice Community!

(Writer, Calc and Impress 7.5 opening two documents from the official Press Kit)

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KiCAD 7 released Sunday 12 February 2023. The Project officially said that version 7 is a significant update to version 6 of the cross platform FOSS electronic design automation (EDA) suite KiCAD. It is available to download for all operating systems. It's a great news to everyone in electronic engineering world especially students, hardware hackers and manufacturers.

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This collection article highlights upcoming release schedules of Big Five GNU/Linux distributions can be expected in 2023 from February. This includes Debian, Deepin, Fedora, Mageia, openSUSE, Trisquel and Ubuntu. We want to spread the information and news to all readers so, for the users, they can wait for distro they love coming this year and for contributors, they can join and help with the development. All in all, along with this, to each GNU/Linux Project mentioned you can subscribe to the news, read the announcement and sources, as well as further you can download, test the alpha or beta ISO images available and help report bugs. Happy reading! 

 (Ubuntu Wallpaper Competition for Lunar Lobster is an icon of how great 2023 could be to the whole Free Libre Open Source Software (FOSS) community around the world!)


Debian 12 "Bookworm"

According to their published development plan, Debian 12 "Bookworm" seems might be released in 2023. They reached "soft freeze" stage in February, will reach "hard freeze" stage in March, and to be arrived date for the final stage. Visit Debian


Deepin 23

According to their Development Planning, Deepin V23 will be released 2023 and they did release the Beta already earlier this February. They promised it will come with a large changes with a new package manager called Linglong.


Fedora 38

According to Fedora Development Schedule, Fedora 38 will be released in April 2023. It will succeed the previous version F37 which had been released November 2022. We can expect so since this February the F38 has been branched out from Fedora Rawhide and entered Beta Freeze. Visit Fedora


Mageia 9

According to Mageia's Development Schedule and Blog Announcement, Mageia 9 Alpha has been out since November 2022. Mageia 9 will succeed Mageia 8 which had been released two years ago in February 2021.  It actually planned to be released that year. However, it didn't and becauseit has same principle with Debian's saying that they release when they are ready, we could expect positively they will this year. Visit Mageia

openSUSE Leap 15.5

According to their news accounement, Leap recently published Beta version and the Roadmap clearly stated it is planned to be released June 2023. We really can expect Leap to be released this year.


Ubuntu 23.04 "Lunar Lobster"

Ubuntu releases twice a year on April and October and in 2023 it will be 23.04 "Lunar Lobster". They are very clear and predictable about the Release Schedule as they published in both development forum and wiki. To follow Ubuntu releases, we wholeheartedly recommend dear readers to subscribe to 'ubuntu-announce' mailing list below.


Trisquel 11

Considering their latest release of stable version 10 last year and the availability of version 11 Beta Five earlier in 2023, we can also expect Trisquel 11 codenamed "Aramo" to be released this year (although no strict schedule published). The developer stated that T11 will be based upon Ubuntu 22.04 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish". We also recommend all readers to subscribe to 'trisquel-announce' mailing list to follow the news.



Distrowatch Upcoming Distro Releases 2023

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This is a list of reviews of System76 laptop and desktop computers by different authors for five years from 2009 to 2014. We managed to collect reviews of several System76 models ranging from Serval, Galago, Gazelle, Lemur, Pangolin, to Bonobo Pro with various Intel technologies from Core 2 Duo to generations of i7 with various graphics processors from HD Graphics, Iris Pro to NVIDIA GTX Mobile. We summarized every review by its specifications, battery hour, and the author's conclusion and linked to every original website so you can read further. We hope this really helps everyone considering then purchasing GNU/Linux-preinstalled branded computers suitable for them. Please read on and look forward for the next collection too. Happy reading!

 (Picture: a screenshot of System76 web page from February 2023)
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