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Apparently, Ubuntu Doesn’t Need Blu-ray Burning Support

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 06:02:01 AM
Apparently, there’s nothing wrong with playing Blu-ray discs, but the problem, as Federico reports it, relies on the burning of such discs under the Ubuntu distribution. He reminds us that Ubuntu switched to using cdrkit over cdrecord for optical media recording back in 2008 when Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) was released.

SuperX 3.0 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 05:04:50 AM
SuperX 3.0, code name "Grace" is now available. Grace gives more priority to application responsiveness; you will feel it right from the start - a fast, smooth, responsive system. Grace, by default, compresses unused memory pages within RAM rather than swapping out to the swap partition, making it responsive even when the system memory is low. Commonly used applications are preloaded and cached in memory for faster start-up of your favourite applications.

GNU Nano 2.4 Editor Comes with Full Undo Support

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 04:07:39 AM
The popular, user-friendly, terminal-based text editor Nano has reached version 2.4 today, and comes with several new features, including ‘undo’ functionality.

Never mind WinPhone - if you want Microsoft apps, get an Android

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 03:10:28 AM
Microsoft, still struggling to gain a foothold in the smartphone market, is pressing ahead with efforts to have its software bundled on Android devices from major manufacturers, with Samsung as its first partner.

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