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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 9:57pm
Story Brasero Review - Burning CDs Like It's the '90s Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 8:24pm
Story And then the Google guy says: Of course you can use Android Wear without a smartphone Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 8:19pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 7:57pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 7:53pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 7:53pm
Story Raspberry Pi 2 Spotted in Point Break Remake, CSI: Cyber, and Big Hero 6 Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 7:52pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 7:52pm
Story Latest: Twist in Mandriva Story Roy Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 7:48pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 7:41pm

Brasero Review - Burning CDs Like It's the '90s

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Software
Reviews

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.

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And then the Google guy says: Of course you can use Android Wear without a smartphone

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Android
Google

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.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • Calibre 2.29 Includes Small Improvements Only

    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.

  • 3 Relatively Unknown Open Source Web Browsers for Linux that Packs the Punch

    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.

  • Nemo 2.6 Gets A Plugin Manager, More [`Nemo With Unity Patches` PPA Updated]

    While Nemo 2.6 wasn't officially released yet (Cinnamon 2.6 is currently undergoing testing in the Linux Mint Romeo repository), its source has been available for some time on GitHub.

  • WinFF Review - Convert Any Video File with Ease

    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.

  • FusionForge 6.0 final release available

    After 4 release candidates, the FusionForge community is proud to announce the new major Fusionforge 6.0 final release.

  • Wine 1.7.44 Brings Support for Numerous Games

    Wine devs have announced that a new version of their application is out and it comes with some very interesting features, including improved support for the 64-bit platform.

  • Wine 1.7.44 Works On More 64-bit ARM Support

    Wine 1.7.44 is out this morning to end out the month of May for the Wine development community.

Raspberry Pi 2 Spotted in Point Break Remake, CSI: Cyber, and Big Hero 6

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Linux

The movie industry has started to take note that there are very small PCs out there, like the Raspberry Pi 2, and producers have started to add them to film. Point Break is just one example.

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Latest: Twist in Mandriva Story

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MDV

Android Leftovers

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Android

OSS Leftovers

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OSS
  • GNU guru slams Windows, OS X, popular apps as malware

    Microsoft Windows and Apple's operating systems are malware because they “snoop and shackle” users, GNU creator Richard Stallman said in an opinion piece published in The Guardian.

  • 2 Geeks Invent Technology that Thwarts the NSA

    COMMUNITY CUBE is an open source initiative dedicated to protecting the privacy and security of online citizens around the world. We design, build and distribute technological solutions that protect email, web browsing, data storage and social media activity in a safe, affordable and easy to use manner.

  • A fight is brewing over ads in the 'open-source Photoshop'

    It's an accusation that SourceForge quickly refuted, with its public response titled "GIMP-Win project wasn't hijacked, just abandoned." As far as it's concerned, the project was dumped more than 18 months ago, and SourceForge charitably "stepped-in to keep this project current." The rebuttal also claims that previous concerns over misleading third-party ads were discussed and addressed well before this controversy began.

  • Considering Hadoop? Evaluate Apache Drill Along With It

    MapR Technologies, which focuses on Apache Hadoop, recently announced the general availability of Apache Drill 1.0 in the MapR Distribution. Drill, which we've covered before, delivers self-service SQL analytics without requiring pre-defined schema definitions, dramatically reducing the time required for business analysts to explore and understand data.

  • Libre Office comes to Android

    The Document Foundation has released a version of Libre Office for Android.

    The new app allows users to read and edit documents. The Document Foundation bills the app as a “Viewer” with “experimental ... basic editing capabilities, like modifying words in existing paragraphs and changing font styles such as bold and italic.”

    Viewing documents will also feel like an experiment for many users: when Vulture South tried the app it dumped us into a listing of our Galaxy S5's directories and offered no depiction of the phone's internal storage or secondary SD card. Nor does the app integrate with the cloud storage services to which we subscribe.

  • Dynamically static

    Since 26th December 2005, I’ve been runnning this blog with Wordpress. At the time there were little alternatives and finally I had got hold of a host (Dreamhost, at the time) that supported PHP and MySQL without being overly restrictive. 10 years later, things have somehow changed.

  • Trailer for Blender’s New Open Source Film ‘Cosmos Laundromat’

    The Blender Institute has unveiled the trailer for Cosmos Laundromat, an “absurdist love story” directed by Mathieu Auvray, which is the Institute’s fifth open source animated project.

  • High-amp DC Motor Control Shield for Arduino

    Anyone who has spent time with a microcomputer knows the importance of electrical power. The DC Motor Control Shield with XMC1202 for Arduino is a power controller for servos, motors, robotic actuators, and other items that need activation via a big boast of power. This shield was designed to control large motors up to 30A—yeah 30As, as in thirty amps. In case you aren’t fazed by that number, all it takes is one amp to kill you. Your car battery doesn’t put out 30 Amps.

  • PHP version 5.5.26RC1 and 5.6.10RC1

    Release Candidate versions are available in remi-test repository for Fedora and Enterprise Linux (RHEL / CentOS) to allow more people to test them. They are only available as Software Collections, for a parallel installation, perfect solution for such tests.

HAMMER2 File-System Now Uses LZ4 Compression By Default

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BSD

DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 file-system has seen a lot of progress made recently. One of the latest additions to this HAMMER successor is enabling LZ4 compression by default.

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Save server admin time and money with these two open source solutions

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OSS

Fortunately, an open-source solution exists that does not require a monthly fee. That solution is Webmin, which, like competing closed-source products, allows users to configure and control various applications, such as the Apache HTTP Server, PHP, MySQL, Dovecot, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and others, without needing to use command-line configuration of these disparate products.

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Linux Benchmarks Of Intel's Atom Z3735F On The Compute Stick

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

The Atom Z3735F is what powers Intel's Compute Stick. The Z373F has a Scenario Design Power of just 2.2 Watts while being a quad-core 64-bit processor with a clock speed of 1.33GHz and a burst frequency of 1.83GHz. This low-power Atom SoC also has Intel HD Graphics that work fine under Linux. In this article are some early test data from the Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux.

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Also: Radeon OpenGL Benchmarks On Fedora 22

HiSense Chromebook Benchmarks When Running Ubuntu Linux

Kubuntu 15.04 Gets KDE Plasma 5.3.1, How to Install It

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KDE
HowTos

KDE Plasma 5.3.1 was just announced by the KDE Community a few days ago, and now it has been made available in Kubuntu 15.04 with the help of a single PPA.

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Fedora 22 walk through: The first major Linux distro with GNOME 3.16

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Reviews

Fedora 22 is the first Linux distribution to ship with version 4.0 of the Linux kernel and GNOME 3.16, which adds a variety of improvements and vastly better HiDPI support. This is the second release of Fedora following the project's realignment to produce Workstation, Server, and Cloud builds, which are specifically tailored to each use case.

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Also: Fedora 22 arrives with faster package management, new features, and polish

Here's What's New in Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Update

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Ubuntu

We reported yesterday, May 28 that the major OTA-4 update for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system from Canonical will finally arrive sometime in the middle of next week.

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Ubuntu's Software & Updates Review - A Tool More Powerful Than You Would Suspect

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Software & Updates is one of the most powerful tools in Ubuntu, but it's not taken all that seriously. We want to take a closer look at this application and reveal some of the interesting functions.

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GNU FISICALAB 0.3.5

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GNU

I’m glad to announce the release of version 0.3.5 of GNU FisicaLab, this is a feature release. FisicaLab (can be pronounced as PhysicsLab) is an educational application to solve physics problems. Its main objective is let the user to focus in physics concepts, leaving aside the mathematical details

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Fedora's FedUp Upgrade Utility to be Redesigned for Fedora 23

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Red Hat

The Fedora Project developers are discussing these days the possibility of redesigning their internal upgrade utility for the Fedora Linux operating system.

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