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Story Nameless Fedora 21 Linux Is an Opportunity for Growth Roy Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 3:05pm
Story Top Android and Linux devices from CES Roy Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 3:02pm
Story GNOME: Key to Linux Desktop Unification? Roy Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 2:59pm
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Story GTK3 Version Of Firefox Up For Fedora Testing Rianne Schestowitz 1 14/01/2014 - 9:41am
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Story Are large screen Android phones destroying the iPhone? Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 2:56am
Story Linux-friendly mini-PC moves to Haswell CPUs Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 1:46am
Story Those Krazy Kids & KDE Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 1:35am
Story Ubuntu 13.04 Received Its Last Major Kernel Update Rianne Schestowitz 14/01/2014 - 1:27am

CLI Magic: Video conversion with mencoder

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HowTos

linux.com: Mencoder is part of the MPlayer media player package. While MPlayer can play audio and video files, mencoder converts and manages multimedia files. The application has a ton of graphical user interfaces, but you can use it from the command line to produce video files in almost any format you want. Here's how.

Create Video DVDs With ManDVD

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HowTos

tombuntu: ManDVD is an application for creating video DVDs from a wide variety of video formats. Using this application, you can also create eye-pleasing menus with video, audio, and chapters.

Why I've replaced Vista with Linux

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Linux

it-director.com/blogs: This decision was a long time coming but I think it is the right thing to do right now: I have reformatted the hard drive on my laptop and replaced Vista with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux as the main operating system. I did this for a number of reasons: it's probably worth going through them one by one.

Compiz Fusion Community News for November 20th: Features, Features, Features

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Software

Welcome to another edition of Compiz Fusion Community News. In this edition, I will be covering numerous bug fixes that have been made to Compiz and Fusion as well as covering some new features and plugins that just came in. Among those being atlantis2, fireflies, smackpad, Autumn, cubedbus and filedebug.

There's No System Like Linux for the Holidays

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Linux

linux insider: The holidays are coming, and there's no better time of year to consider buying a computer for yourself or as a gift. It is also a good time to consider a PC loaded with Linux. What's that you say? Run Linux instead of Microsoft's Vista? Does anybody really do that?

gOS Unboxed: Should Microsoft Worry?

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Linux

extremetech: Microsoft's rivalry with Google heated up considerably this past year when rumors surfaced that Google might release its own operating system to compete with Windows. Has Google finally jumped into the fray with its own OS?

Are People Losing Interest in Linux?

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Linux is losing popularity. That is according to Google Trends, a tool from Google Labs that shows the most popularly searched terms from the beginning of 2004 to now. The graph below shows a downward curve.

Also: I just can't help but be excited about Linux

Mozilla releases Firefox 3 beta 1

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Moz/FF

c|net: A few months later than had been planned, Mozilla released on Monday night the first beta version of an overhauled Firefox, the widely used open-source Web browser.

Also: First look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 1

today's leftovers

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News
  • Blocking specific network applications with iptables

  • Asterisk unveils customized Linux distro
  • Alex Deucher Joins AMD For OSS Work
  • Audacious - Install Howto
  • Amarok - Howto Install
  • Firefox 3 Beta 1 to be released tonight or tomorrow
  • Tip of the Trade: AppArmor
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part Three - Tweakage - Part One
  • Mandriva Linux selected as "Product of the Year 2007" at the Russian Softool event
  • Nokia N810 hits store shelves
  • Five questions with Zonbu’s CEO Gregoire Gentil
  • Open Specs For ATI All-In-Wonder Cards?
  • Tiny Asus Eee Runs Linux & Windows
  • SSH tunneling (reverse too)
  • Change Linux RunLevels Howto
  • The wonders of Drupal
  • Rice Technology Solutions to Distribute Ubuntu Based Linux Exclusively
  • Get Linux Disk Space and Usage
  • FreeCiv - the open source Civilization clone
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars 1.2 Client
  • GNU GRUB (0.97) Simplified for Newbies

Ubuntu and DVD playback - an issue with codecs?

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Ubuntu

iTWire: As my colleague Sam Varghese has written, after nearly two weeks of flawless operation, my first Ubuntu Linux installation unexpectedly became unstable, crashed and was unable to be booted. Puzzled that an OS with the reputed stability of Ubuntu could behave like this, I searched forums and user groups for an explanation.

My Own Linux Distro: The Choices

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: After my first post about creating my own Linux distribution as a learning project, I received a lot of extremely positive letters from readers, many of whom had suggestions about particular distributions to use as the core for the project. Here's some of what they had to say.

The problems with ATI graphics and Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe: I've had a Sapphire ATI X1950 Pro video card for over 30 days now, and it's crossed my mind more than once to send it back to Newegg and get an nVidia replacement. Getting it to work is a royal PITA. Trying to get it to work under Linux, either openSUSE 10.3 or Ubuntu 7.10, only adds insult to injury.

Novell refocuses on its partners

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SUSE

linux-watch: Novell's channel partners have not been happy lately. Novell knows that, and on Nov. 19, the Linux power announced a new initiative to increase revenue and profitability for solution providers and consulting partners that specialize in selling Novell technologies.

Code of Conduct for OSI Mailing Lists

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OSS

opensource.org: Since there has been some confusion as of late, I've posted an updated Code of Conduct. Hopefully this (along with planned charter revisions) will improve our overall mailing list climate. These guidelines define a code of conduct for members of the various OSI public mailing lists, which function as the committees of the Open Source Initiative.

Aiming for the Clouds: The Red Hat Q&A

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Linux

redmonk.com: There were a couple of releases accompanying Red Hat’s call on the 7th, but the two most interesting pieces of news as far as I’m concerned were the announcement of its Appliance Operating System (AOS) and the revelation that Red Hat would be available on top of Amazon’s EC2 platform.

Ladies and Gentlemans, we have a default [KDE4] wallpaper!

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KDE

blog.ruphy.org: After a week of pondering and discussing we’ve finally chosen which will be the default wallpaper! And the winner is…

Minor grumbles with Mandriva 2008 and its GNOME 2.20

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MDV

beranger: For a first grumble, I noticed that the battery stopped charging, and that it says "97%". Then, by reading the details, I got the following dilemma: if the battery is only charged at 97% (43.3 Wh instead of 44.4 Wh), then how can it say the capacity is 100%?!

Portrait: ZaReason founder Cathy Malmrose

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Interviews

linux.com: Rather than choose her current career, it almost seems as if Cathy Malmrose's career chose her. Malmrose is CEO of ZaReason, an OEM that manufactures and sells desktop and notebook systems with Ubuntu.

Also: ZaReason’s Ubuntu Keyboard

Let Emacs help you out with assistance from the editor

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News

Part 7 of this series shows you why Emacs is the self-documenting editor, and the many ways in which you can take advantage of the help and assistance offered in this editor. In this tutorial, learn about describing keystrokes, commands, and functions. You'll also read, browse, and search through a complete Emacs reference manual.

GREAT NEWS: Top Linux Multimedia Player MPlayer Now on Windows Mobile

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News

MPlayer is one of the most popular Linux/Unix media player ... we all know that, don't we. Now, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member amitv_17, the porting to Windows Mobile has started.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Nextcloud 12 Officially Released, Adds New Architecture for Massive Scalability
    Nextcloud informs Softpedia today about the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements. The biggest new feature of the Nextcloud 12 release appears to be the introduction of a new architecture for massive scalability, called Global Scale, which is a next-generation open-source technology for syncing and sharing files. Global Scale increases scalability from tens of thousands of users to hundreds of millions on a single instance, while helping universities and other institutions significantly reduce the costs of their existing large installations.
  • ReactOS 0.4.5 Open-Source Windows-Compatible OS Launches with Many Improvements
    ReactOS 0.4.5 is a maintenance update that adds numerous changes and improvements over the previous point release. The kernel has been updated in this version to improve the FreeLoader and UEFI booting, as well as the Plug and Play modules, adding support for more computers to boot ReactOS without issues.
  • Sprint Debuts Open Source NFV/SDN Platform Developed with Intel Labs
    AT&T has been the headliner in the carrier race to software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). But Sprint is putting its own stamp on the space this week with its debut of a new open source SDN/NFV mobile core solution.
  • Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep
    Google is not only one of the biggest contributors to the open source community but also has a strong track record of delivering open source tools and platforms that give birth to robust technology ecosystems. Just witness the momentum that Android and Kubernetes now have. Recently, Google launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. The site runs deep and has several avenues worth investigating. Here is a tour and some highlights worth noting.
  • Making your first open source contribution
  • Simplify expense reports with Smart Receipts
    The app is called Smart Receipts, it's licensed AGPL 3.0, and the source code is available on GitHub for Android and iOS.
  • How the TensorFlow team handles open source support
    Open-sourcing is more than throwing code over the wall and hoping somebody uses it. I knew this in theory, but being part of the TensorFlow team at Google has opened my eyes to how many different elements you need to build a community around a piece of software.
  • IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot
    Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC.

Tizen News: Phones and TVs

  • Tizen 3.0-powered Samsung Z4 now available with offline retailers in india
    The Samsung Z4, the fourth smartphone in Samsung’s Z series and a successor to the Z2 (and not the Z3, as many would assume), has been formally announced and made an appearance at the Tizen Developer Conference (TDC 2017) this past week. The Z4 was rumoured to make its way to India on May 19th (Friday) and it did – arriving with offline retailers after launching in the country last Monday (one week ago).
  • Samsung 2017 QLED TVs World First to support autocalibration for HDR
  • Samsung approves You.i TV video platform for Tizen TV app development
    While Samsung has developed Tizen TV apps using JavaScript, You.i TV’s Engine Video app runs on Native Client (NACL), a web technology that does not only allows C++ applications to run in a standard browser but is said to be 24 times faster than JavaScript. Now that Samsung has approved You.i TV’s video engine platform, developers can craft more video content for Tizen Smart TV owners.
  • Samsung Smart TV gets a new Glympse app that enables location sharing on the TV
    Samsung Smart TV, powered by the intuitive, self-developed Tizen operating system, has gotten a cool new app which enables consumers to view the location of their friends, loved ones or even a pizza delivery or cable technician in real-time directly from their home’s largest screen. The new app is developed by Glympse, the leading real-time location services platform.

How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

Untangle NG Firewall, the open-source and powerful Debian-based network security platform featuring pluggable modules for network apps, has been updated to version 13.0, a major release adding new features and numerous improvements. The biggest improvement brought by the Untangle NG Firewall 13.0 release is to the poor latency generated by excess buffering in networking equipment, called bufferbloat, by supporting a queueing algorithm designed to optimize QoS and bandwidth to enforce a controlled delay. Read more