As you may already know, Calibre is an open-source book management software, with many interesting features including e-book conversion, e-book viewer, library to ebook reader synchronization and support for the most popular eBook formats, including: epub, cbz, mobi, fb2. Being multi-platform, the app works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
Browser wars has been going on for more than a decade now and yet, there are no signs of a let down by any parties involved. In fact, things are only hotting up with the big three competing tooth and nail to become the leader of the pack. But that's not the entire story. A host of niche players are also in the market which are equally good and sometimes even better. Here, we'll discuss 3 superb free and open source web browsers you've probably never heard about.
WinFF is a tool that uses FFMPEG to convert any kind of video files by using a large number of presets and a ton of other options. It's been around for a long while, so it's time to take a closer look at it and see how it has endured the passage of time.
OpenMW is an open source implementation of The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind game engine and functionality, and the developers have just upgraded it to version 0.36.0, bring the project a little bit closer to a stable release.
Here are your top 10 favorite video games, with No. 1 receiving the most nominations across our social channels.
Brasero Review - Burning CDs Like It's the '90s
Brasero is an application from the GNOME stack that is used to burn CDs and DVDs or to creates copies from other disks. It's been around for many years, and it's trusted implicitly, but it doesn't hurt if we analyze it a little bit more thoroughly.
And then the Google guy says: Of course you can use Android Wear without a smartphone
Google I/O Apple may be winning the PR war with its Watch, but Google thinks an open platform, and some nifty Android Wear software, can give it the edge in the smartwatch world.
At its annual Google I/O developers shindig in San Francisco, the Chocolate Factory said in the first year of Android Wear the operating system has been updated four times and there are now over 4,000 Wear apps in its software store, including more than 1,000 watch face designs.
This tweet shouldn’t suggest that Dell is preparing to dump Windows for Ubuntu on a wider scale, but it’s certainly an interesting sentiment for the company to share with the account’s followers. While it’s well loved by its users, Ubuntu doesn’t have anywhere near the mainstream cognizance of popular OS options like Windows and Mac OS X.
CoreOS is a Linux startup that has been making a name for itself by building out a clustered, scalable container operating system distribution. On the path toward building scale, CoreOS is also focusing on security.
This week's GNOME 3.18 development update for the Mutter window manager brought X11 / Wayland clipboard interoperation so that the clipboard contents can be shared across Wayland and X11/X.Org clients. With the latest Git code, there's now drag-and-drop interoperation.
Javier Jardón announced the GNOME 3.17.2 release a short time ago as the second in the GNOME 3.17 development cycle. GNOME 3.18 is building up a whole lot of exciting changes as frequently talked about in Phoronix articles.
Nielsen also discussed why the decades-old COBOL programming language is still relevant today, whether through ATMs or online shopping, and how Linux now fits into the Micro Focus stable with the acquisition of Suse.
In the previous post on the multi-boot usb stick, Debian had to be dropped, due to missing support of iso-loading in the Debian installer iso images. Thanks to helpful comments from Jonathan McDowell and private emails, we found a way around this. In addition to having again an installable Debian image, I also added GRML support.