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Calibre eBook Reader and Editor 2.0 Massive Update Arrives in Force

Friday 22nd of August 2014 11:00:00 AM

 softpedia: The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software has been promoted to version 2.0 and it integrates a huge number of new features.

5 Awesome Open Source Cloning Software Applications

Friday 22nd of August 2014 10:25:32 AM

 Nixcraft: Cloning is nothing but the copying of the contents of a server hard disk to a storage medium (another disk) or to an image file.

Android in-dash IVI device revs up in India

Friday 22nd of August 2014 02:00:00 AM

 LinuxGizmos: MapmyIndia released an Android-based IVI and navigation system called the IceNav 701 with a dual-core processor, a 6.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, and NaviMap.

Linux Terminal: speedtest_cli checks your real bandwidth speed.

Thursday 21st of August 2014 10:00:00 PM

 Linuxaria: What's your upload and download speed at home (or in your office) ?

Edubuntu Vs UberStudent: Return To College With The Best Linux Distro

Thursday 21st of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

MakeUseOf: School is almost back in session! For Linux users, there are two top-notch distributions out there specifically aimed towards education: Edubuntu and UberStudent.

Windows users are open-source people too

Thursday 21st of August 2014 08:00:00 PM

TechRepublic: While it's easy to fall into a Microsoft vs. open-source world view, the reality is that most open-source projects should be doing more to support the Windows users among us.

Docker Founder Explains What Docker is all About #linuxcon

Thursday 21st of August 2014 07:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: As to why Docker became very popular very fast, Hykes has a few idea.

Building Cars With Crowdsourced Intelligence #linuxcon

Thursday 21st of August 2014 06:00:00 PM

eWEEK: The CEO of Local Motors explains to LinuxCon attendees why the future of automobiles is open.

Using Clocker and Apache Brooklyn to build a Docker cloud

Thursday 21st of August 2014 05:00:00 PM With the growing potential of Docker, it's becoming clear that the future of at least some of the data center is going to be containerized.

Firefox adds preliminary support for casting to Chromecast

Thursday 21st of August 2014 04:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: Mozilla is in the process of adding the ability to "cast" videos from Firefox to Chromecast devices, and you can try it now if you have the right hardware.

12 oddball odes to open-source

Thursday 21st of August 2014 03:00:00 PM

 NetworkWorld: The world of free and open-source software has spawned a surprising amount of original music.

Setup FTP server using VsFtp and Configure Secure FTP connections on Ubuntu 14.04 Server

Thursday 21st of August 2014 02:00:00 PM

 ubuntugeek: vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux.

Why do so many Linux users hate Oracle?

Thursday 21st of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

 ITworld: Oracle has always had a rather touch and go relationship with the open source community, to say the least.

What is a good EPUB reader on Linux

Thursday 21st of August 2014 12:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: If for some reasons you wish to open an electronic book in your computer, chances are that you will need specific software.

Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access to Free Software

Thursday 21st of August 2014 11:00:00 AM

 softpedia: Fresh on the heels of the entire Munich and Linux debacle, another story involving Microsoft and free software has popped up across the world, in Chile.

Dangling the Linux Carrot

Thursday 21st of August 2014 06:00:00 AM

 FOSSforce: These are different desktops, all individual from one another, and I can do different things on each one of them at different times."

Home automation hub runs Linux, offers cloud services

Thursday 21st of August 2014 02:00:00 AM

 LinuxGizmos: Cloud Media launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Linux-based "Stack Box" home automation hub with cloud services and Raspberry Pi expansion compatibility.

How To Enable HTML5 Playback For Netflix On Ubuntu 14.04 Or 14.10

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 10:00:00 PM

 webupd8: Netflix supports HTML5 playback (using the Encrypted Media Extensions) but unfortunately, it doesn't work out of the box on Linux for now.

Linux Foundation Debuts Linux Certification Effort #linuxcon

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

The new certifications mark the first time the Linux Foundation has offered formal certification after years of success with training programs.

Thanks For Making Games Faster: Top 10 Quotes from the Linux Kernel Developer Panel #linuxcon

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 08:00:00 PM Linux gamers owe a debt of gratitude to kernel developer Andy Lutomirski for his recent work getting 32-bit programs to run faster on a 64-bit kernel

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