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Phoronix: HandBrake 0.10 Brings H.265 & VP8 Encoders

Sunday 23rd of November 2014 11:34:15 PM
Version 0.10 of the HandBrake open-source video transcoder has been released...

TuxMachines: Open Source Code Contains Fewer Defects, But There's a Catch

Sunday 23rd of November 2014 10:11:13 PM

Research suggests that software developed using open source code contains fewer defects than that built with proprietary code. The catch is that open source code rarely benefits from security teams specifically tasked with looking for bugs.

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TuxMachines: Gngr: A New Web Browser Focused On Privacy

Sunday 23rd of November 2014 10:03:37 PM

A group of developers have started writing their own open-source web browser that primarily is designed to increase web privacy and greater security.

Gngr is the new web browser under development and its conservative defaults mean no cookies, JavaScript, HTTP referring support, third-party frames, and a minimalistic user-agent string.

Gngr is written in Java to make use of the Java runtime's sandboxing abilities but ultimately they plan to switch over to some other JVM-based language.

While the code has yet to drop on Gngr, it's said to be coming after the initial release.

Those interested in more information on this privacy-focused web-browser can visit Gngr.info.

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