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The Top 7 New Features of WordPress 3.0

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  • WordPress 3.0 Released: The Top 7 New Features
  • 400,000 WordPress 3.0 Downloads in 2 Days
  • Q&A: Founder of WordPress talks tech

7 of the best Linux firewalls

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techradar.com: You're walking down a dark alley, late at night, when suddenly someone jumps out at you and forces you to hand over your passport, your credit cards, and the keys to your car. This is a good analogy of what using the internet is like.

8 of the Best Online Backup Services for Linux

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junauza.com: A remote or online backup service has become quite an important tool for those of us who travel a lot and require some of our files on the cloud for easy access anytime and any place with Internet connection.

Using Gnome Shell – Day 5

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g33q.co.za: I discovered something really neat, Gnome-Shell lets you record .ogg video of your desktop! I decided to end my fifth day with Gnome-Shell with some video of basic things I have blogged about in the previous days.

Google Releases Command-Line Tool For Linux

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  • Google releases command line tool for accessing Web services
  • Command line tool for the Google services

Configure Conky with ConkyWizard

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linux-magazine.com: If fiddling with configuration files is not your cup of tea, you'll appreciate the ConkyWizard utility which lets you configure Conky's settings using a user-friendly graphical interface.

Comparing Linux Photo Managers…Which Is The Best For Your Everyday Use?

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maketecheasier.com: When you work with large amounts of photos, it can get tiresome to have to manually manage the file and directory structures. To help resolve this, many people use photo managers.

Google opens up VP8 for Web video tweaks

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cnet.com: One month after releasing its open-source, royalty-free VP8 video compression technology, the company already is working on significant revisions to the technology.

Get simple access to encrypted Linux filesystems with cryptmount

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sourceforge.net: Version 2.4.x of the Linux kernel allowed easy access to encrypted filesystems via the loopback device. While the 2.6 series provides improved facilities in the form of the device-mapper, they are more complicated to use and require superuser privileges. To get back to simplicity, English developer RW Penney created cryptmount.

Encrypt the Web with the HTTPS Everywhere Firefox Extension

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eff.org: Today EFF and the Tor Project are launching a public beta of a new Firefox extension called HTTPS Everywhere.

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Open Source Software: 10 Go To Solution for Small Businesses

While closed-source operating systems such as Windows and Mac OS may still dominate the OS market, not everyone can afford the high costs that they entail. For small- and medium-sized enterprises where every penny matters, taking advantage of open-source software such as Ubuntu’s Linux is a good bet to boost productivity and cost effectiveness. The fact that open-source softwares have evolved to become somewhat user-friendly and sleek also helps a good deal. Read more

Linux 4.11-rc8

So originally I was just planning on releasing the final 4.11 today, but while we didn't have a *lot* of changes the last week, we had a couple of really annoying ones, so I'm doing another rc release instead. I did get fixes for the issues that popped up, so I could have released 4.11 as-is, but it just doesn't feel right. It's not like another week of letting this release mature will really hurt. The most noticeable of the issues is that we've quirked off some NVMe power management that apparently causes problems on some machines. It's not entirely clear what caused the issue (it wasn't just limited to some NVMe hardware, but also particular platforms), but let's test it. Read more Also: Linux 4.11 delayed for a week by NVMe glitches and 'oops fixes' Linux 4.11 Pushed Back: 4.11-rc8 Released

Themes for Ubuntu

  • Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme
    Flattiance is pitched as a “semi-flat fork” of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme. You know, the one that ships out of the box and by default. On the whole Flattiance keeps to the same color palette, with dark browns and orange accents, but it ditches the gradient in app headers in favour of a solid block.
  • A quick look at some essential GNOME Shell tweaks and extensions
    Now that Ubuntu is moving to GNOME Shell, many people will get a bit of a shock at how different the workflow is from Unity to Shell. Here’s a quick look at some essentials to get you going.