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Clonezilla Live 2.2.2-37 Distro Features Updated Packages

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The Clonezilla developers have just released a new development version for their Linux distro, bringing a few updated packages and a fix for an important issue/

"The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository, as of April 15, 2014," reads the official changelog.

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Samba 4.0.17 Launches with Multiple Fixes

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Samba 4.0.17, an app that seamlessly integrates Linux/Unix servers and desktops into Active Directory environments using the winbind daemon, has been released with a large number of fixes and other various improvements.

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BitTorrent Client FrostWire 5.7.2 Finally Brings uTP Support

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FrostWire, a BitTorrent client (formerly a Gnutella client) that’s the result of a collaborative effort of hundreds of open source and freelance developers, is now at version 5.7.2.

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Qt4 Music Player `YaRock` 0.9.66 Released With Internet Radio Stream Search, More

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YaRock lets you browse your local music collection based on cover art but obviously, it also lets you easily search and filter your music collection, providing various views such as artists, albums, tracks, genre, years, etc. and it includes features such as: music collection database (SQLite 3), playlists support, can play radio streams, Mp3Gain tag support for volume normalization, Last.fm scrobbler, command line and Mpris interfaces, smart playlists, favourites support, automatically downloads cover art and more.

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Wine 1.7.16 released

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The Wine development release 1.7.16 is now available. What's new in this release (see below for details): - More regression test fixes. - String arrays better supported in the IDL compiler. - Initial stubs for DirectX Video Acceleration. - Various bug fixes.

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eBook Reader and Editor Calibre 1.32 Now Supports OPML Files

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Calibre 1.32, an eBook reader and management software developed for multiple platforms, including Linux, has just been released and it incorporates a number of important changes and improvements.

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ACPI & Power Management Get More Updates In Linux 3.15

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A second Git pull request has been made for the ACPI and power management code within the kernel for Linux 3.15.

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Google Chrome Beta Upgraded to Version 35 for All Platforms

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Google Chrome, a browser built on the Blink layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, has been upgraded yet again, has just received a new update, promoting the 35 development branch to Beta.

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FFmpeg 2.2.1 Officially Released

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Movies

FFmpeg developers have released a major 2.2 update only a few weeks ago, and a lot of new features have been added such as HNM version 4 demuxer and video decoder, Live HDS muxer, a complete Voxware MetaSound decoder, WebP encoding via libwebp, VP8 in Ogg demuxing, libx265 encoder, and more.

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Powerful Photo Editing Suite jAlbum 12 Released with a Bang

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jAlbum, a tool that can be used to create online photo albums and that has built-in support for organizing and editing images, is now at version 12 and is available for download.

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New Google Chrome 35 Lands with Small Fixes for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X

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The Google Chrome 35 development branch, a browser built on the Blink layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, has been upgraded yet again, but this time it's only a very small update.

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Midori 0.5.8 Browser Pulls In New WebKit2 Code

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Midori 0.5.8 features updates to its WebKit2 rendering engine and AdBlock support (for those web users that unfortunately deprive web publishers of their income... including here; if you appreciate this site, please disable AdBlock or become a Phoronix Premium subscriber to support this site that takes 80+ hours of my week for the past ten years in providing always the latest Linux/open-source news and Linux hardware reviews, etc).

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Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.7.16 is now available. What's new in this release (see below for details): - More regression test fixes. - String arrays better supported in the IDL compiler. - Initial stubs for DirectX Video Acceleration. - Various bug fixes.

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GCompris 14.03 Can Teach Kids How to Use a Computer, Math, Geography, More

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The latest GCompris 14.03 version is quite extensive and the developers have managed to implement a large number of fixes and new features. For example, support has been implemented for multigraph languages in click_on_letter by GunChleoc, a font selector has been added in the config dialog box and it has replaced the skin selector, the torta py pastel has been replaced in the Spanish text exercise, and support has been added for localized sound.

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Linux Mint programs for Windows XP users

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The biggest challenge for Windows XP users switching to Linux Mint is having to change the programs you've known and used for years. Fortunately, some programs are available on both Linux and Windows. In addition, there are Linux programs that duplicate the functionality of your favorite Windows programs.

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