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Minitube, a YouTube Desktop Client for Linux

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junauza.com: Do you want to watch YouTube videos in High-definition format without opening a web browser or without having the need to install Flash Player? If yes, then let me introduce you to a simple but capable YouTube desktop client.

Also: Minitube Developer Working On New Music Player: Minitunes

The worst thing Oracle can do

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  • The worst thing Oracle can do to open source is not care
  • Will Oracle Leave Open Source Customers High And Dry?

How to switch your small or home office to Linux

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wine-reviews.net: With Linux and free software making a name for itself in the world of big business, many people are testing the feasibility of switching small and home office software to their open source equivalents.

Linux NetworkManager a Solid Tool with New Features

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linuxplanet.com: Applications like Firefox and OpenOffice.org get all the glory. They're highly visible as cornerstone applications of the free desktop. But what about the background apps that do the grunt work and sit silently in the background, ignored unless we run into a bug?

Something old, something new: Console file managers

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kmandla.wordpress: I should know better than to mention console programs any more, because as soon as I do, someone tosses out another one and I have to try it. Such was the case with ranger.

Add some cool extensions to Banshee

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ghacks.net: Rhythmbox isn’t the only player in town. Oh no. In fact, another outstanding player gets plenty o’ lovin’ from the Ubuntu community. That player? Banshee. And, like Rhythbox, Banshee has some really cool extensions.

Planet Saving Software for Linux now released

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theopensourcerer.com: This morning I had an email telling me they’ve completed their testing and have now hit final release. They’ve also changed the name of the software from Micromiser to Granola.

New Features In Bash Version 4.x - Part 4

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lcorg.blogspot: In this final installment of our series, we will look at perhaps the most significant area of change in bash version 4.x: arrays.

Extreme Desktop Makeover: Josh Edition

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maketecheasier.com: Many people don’t really care about how their desktop is set up. Some of us, however, consider desktop layout to be vitally important to productivity.

Sabayon – Sneak Peek at New Installer

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wolf911.us: I grabbed the beta version yesterday and thought I would give yas a peek at it.

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3 open source alternatives to Office 365

It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. If that happens to you, you lose what's yours. So what's an open source advocate who wants to work with web applications to do? You turn to an open source alternative, of course. Let's take a look at three of them. Read more

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more

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