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Blog entry Download Youtube Videos in Ubuntu Linux the easiest way itzab 08/03/2010 - 5:48am
Blog entry Install Softwares in Ubuntu 9.10 without internet connection itzab 08/03/2010 - 5:42am
Blog entry Elive 2.0 is Definitely a Jewel jareddkingg 07/03/2010 - 12:53am
Blog entry Getting Started with GTK and GLade for GUI programming itzab 05/03/2010 - 2:53pm
Blog entry How to add GUI for your open source applications? itzab 04/03/2010 - 4:34pm
Blog entry Pulseaudio and Kmix 4.4 in Sabayon 5 Thev00d00 19/02/2010 - 5:15pm
Blog entry KDE 4.4 Mail Misunderstanding Explained & Akregator Surprize srlinuxx 2 18/02/2010 - 6:36pm
Blog entry LinuxCertified Laptop – a review, and a side plug for Linux, and Mint! revdjenk 05/02/2010 - 6:02pm
Blog entry From (Y)AWN to Cairo! revdjenk 01/02/2010 - 2:44am
Blog entry Secret Future Ubuntu User Interface Plans Revealed! eco2geek 4 03/05/2010 - 6:41pm

New Features Proposed For Fedora 22

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Red Hat

Beyond the potential feature of Fedora's X.Org input stack using libinput, there's been several other features proposed for the next Fedora Linux release.

Among the proposed Fedora 22 changes that have to still be approved by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) include:

- Upgrading to Ruby on Rails 4.2 but that might even change to be a request for Ruby on Rails 5.

- The ability to provide UEFI Secure Boot Blacklist Updates.

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Using encryption on Android – A rant

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Android
Security

Not every email client for Android out there supports encryption; and when it does, it does not work like Enigmail: you must first install the email client, set it up; then install an app that enables the use of GPG (APG or GnuPG for Android); then you have supposedly and through a reasonably secure process sent your full GPG keys to your phone (SD card or the internal memory).

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Krita 2.9: First Beta Released!

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KDE

Last week, the first preparations for the next Krita release started with the creation of the first Krita 2.9 beta release: Krita 2.9 Beta 1. This means that we’ve stopped adding new features to the codebase, and are now focusing on making Krita 2.9 as stable as possible.

We’ve come a long way since March, when we released Krita 2.8! Thanks to the enthusiastic support of many, many users, here and on kickstarter, Krita 2.9 has a huge set of cool new features, improvements and refinements.

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Mesa 10.4.0 released

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Mesa 10.4.0 has been released! Mesa 10.4.0 is a feature release that
includes many updates and enhancements. The full list is available in
the release notes file in docs/relnotes/10.4.html.

The tag in the GIT repository for Mesa 10.4.0 is 'mesa-10.4.0'. I have
verified that the tag is in the correct place in the tree.

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Tanglu 2 (Bartholomea annulata) released!

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GNU
Linux

We are glad to announce the availability of the second release of Tanglu, codename "Bartholomea".

This release contains a large amount of updated packages, and ships with the latest release of KDE 4 and GNOME.

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Unity 8 for Ubuntu 15.04 Is Showing Great Progress

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Ubuntu

Unity 8 for the Ubuntu desktop is still pretty far from being ready for day-to-day use, but the devs have been making some great progress and it looks like the desktop experience is shaping up.

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Debian 8.0 Jessie - GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks

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Debian

Here's our latest benchmark results comparing the performance of Debian Jessie GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD -- the Debian port that uses the FreeBSD kernel rather than Linux.

The Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port is now shipping with the FreeBSD 10.1 kernel by default and aside from that has most of the standard GNU utilities and user-land supported by Debian GNU/Linux. GCC 4.9.1 is the default compiler and UFS is the default file-system for GNU/kFreeBSD.

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today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Leftovers: Screenshots

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Reviews

Crowdfunding a USB-stick-sized, GNU/Linux-ready computer

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Linux

A reader writes, "The USB Armory is full-blown computer (800MHz ARM® processor, 512MB RAM) in a tiny form factor (65mm x 19mm x 6mm USB stick) designed from the ground up with information security applications in mind."

"Not only does the USB Armory have native support for many Linux distributions, it also has a completely open hardware design and a breakout prototyping header, making it a great platform on which to build other hardware."

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Newborn Mini-ITX twins run Linux on Bay Trail SoCs

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Linux

We missed Aaeon’s Atom E3800 based “EMB-BT1″ Mini-ITX motherboard when it was announced earlier this year, so we are including it here as we cover two newly released Atom and Celeron based 6.7 x 6.7-inch Mini-ITX SBCs announced by Aaeon this week. The new “EMB-BT2″ and somewhat lower-powered “EMB-BT4″ will both ship later this month with Fedora Linux support at unstated prices. Applications are said to include panel PCs, slim PCs, kiosks, and PoS devices.

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Ubuntu MATE Gets Superb New Theme in Official Repos

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS distro was released a few weeks ago and it was received with great interest by the community. Now, a new theme has been made available for the Linux distribution and it could be the best one made so far for this OS.

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GCC Has Been Ported To The Visium Architecture

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Development
GNU

Never heard of Visium before? Neither have we, but it's yet another platform where GCC can serve as the code compiler. Eric Botcazou of AdaCore explained Visium as "a 32-bit RISC architecture with an Extended Arithmetic Module implementing some 64-bit operations and an FPU designed for embedded systems...The Visium is a classic 32-bit RISC architecture whose branches have a delay slot and whose arithmetic and logical instructions all set the flags, and they comprise the moves between GP registers (which are inclusive ORs under the hood in the traditional RISC fashion)."

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A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm

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Graphics/Benchmarks
OSS

This week with the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 we also announced LinuxBenchmarking.com, a collection of 32 systems running various upstream benchmarks on a daily basis in a fully automated manner. The daily upstream benchmarking ranges from the Linux kernel Git to Mesa to Arch/Antergos Linux to LLVM/Clang. Here's a walkthrough of the new lab housing this test farm where hundreds of benchmarks are run daily in looking for performance regressions and other changes with the upstream open-source code.

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Inside CoreOS Linux, Why Fleet and etcd Matter [VIDEO]

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OS
Linux

CoreOS has emerged over the course of 2014 to become an interesting approach to building and deploying a Linux distribution, focused on container deployment.

Helping lead the development of CoreOS is CTO Brandon Philips. In a video interview with ServerWatch, Philips explains how the key components of Linux ServerCoreOS, including Fleet and etcd, come together and how the Linux distribution works.

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LibreOffice 4.2.8 and Other Must-have Apps

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-s

The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 4.2.8, the final update to the 4.2 branch. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols brags on his favorite Linux applications and Chema Martin says "Fedora 21 absolutely rocks." And finally today, Chris Hoffman said "2014 shattered the myth of Linux impenetrability."

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Android Wear update: Everything you need to know

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Android

The Android Wear update has arrived, just in time for its new Pac-Man watch face to sway you into buying a smartwatch as a Christmas treat.

The update is rolling out to users right now (be patient: we haven't even seen it yet) and is a smart mixture of the watch faces we've been waiting for and genuinely useful new features and settings.

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KDE Frameworks 5.5.0 Officially Released

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KDE

The KDE Community has announced that KDE Frameworks 5.5.0 has been unveiled and the new release comes with a lot of interesting changes and fixes, just like all the previous versions.

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