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NVIDIA's 256.25 Beta Linux Driver Slows Things Down

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phoronix.com: Last week NVIDIA released their first 256.xx proprietary beta Linux display driver that brought many VDPAU improvements, installer improvements, support for new GLX extensions, various bug-fixes, and other enhancements. However,

Gxine Media Player: Just Press Play

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linuxinsider.com: The world of open source software has lots of options for editing and manipulating audio and video media files. However, when you want to just sit back and watch, Gxine will get the job done.

Qt Multimedia/Mobility vs. Phonon: FIGHT!!!

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colin.guthr.ie: Well it's not really like that, but I guess those involved can think about it a bit like that at times!

Painting Sound with ARSS and Gimp

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: “The Analysis & Resynthesis Sound Spectrograph” (“ARSS”, now version 0.2.3) combined with an image editor of your choice (I also chose Gimp) turns out to be a very interesting way to make original sound effects — by painting the sound spectrum.

What's the faster browser on Earth?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: We seem to be having a browser week here at OMG! towers. With all that in mind I couldn’t help but stoke the ever-tender embers of one question that continues to be a red-hot topic: “What is the fastest browser on Linux?”

Newly open source BitTorrent protocol aims to unclog tubes

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arstechnica.com: The company behind the BitTorrent technology has opened the source code of its uTorrent Transport Protocol (uTP). A production-ready implementation of the protocol code in C++ is now available from GitHub under the MIT license.

PostgreSQL 9.0 is now in Betaphase

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The first Beta version of the new 9.0 release boasts over 200 new functions and improvements.

Recent changes in dpkg

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debian.org: The versions 1.15.6 and 1.15.7 of dpkg introduced several important changes. Let's skim over them:

Retro mail client Cone has some modern features

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sourceforge.net/blog: Cone harks back to the era when users read e-mail in a non-graphical application, without using menus, mouse, or buttons. Longtime Pine users will feel right at home with Cone; many keyboard commands are the same. However, Cone is not a Pine clone.

GNOME desktop navigation guide – Orca

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ghacks.net: For those who are less than fortunate and have severe vision problems, using a computer can be a task that is nearly impossible without either the help of others or some form of assisted technology. One of those technologies is Orca.

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

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    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

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