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Using Gnome Shell – Day 6

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g33q.co.za: I was not going to spend a lot of time with Gnome-Shell doing work so I decided to bring you: THE CHEAT SHEET.

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.

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QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop

  • QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop
    While QNX remains targeted as an operating system for mobile/embedded solutions, a BlackBerry developer in his spare time has fitted QNX 7 with a Qt5 desktop. QNX 6 and prior had a desktop option, but was removed in QNX 7, which was released this past March. QNX 7.0 also brought support for 64-bit (and maintaining 32-bit) Intel x86 and ARM platforms along with C++14 support. For those wanting to experiment with QNX 7, a BlackBerry kernel developer has been working on making this operating system more desktop friendly.
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Kernel Space/Linux

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Supporting Burning Platforms

  • Surface revenue does a U-boat, and dives

    Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street.

    For the quarter, Surface produced $831 million, some $285 million less than the March quarter of 2016, for the largest year-over-year dollar decline ever.

  • Acer said to me: "do not use our products with Linux. Find another manufacturer"
    Last year, I bought an Acer notebook and it came with Windows 10. As I didn't want spyware neither bloatware, I got Linux installed and asked for a refund of the OEM license. After a little of talking, they were wanting to charge me US$100 (to remove the license, which I already had wiped, as I got FDE Linux installed) to refund US$70 of the OEM license. This year, wondering to buy a new Acer notebook, I asked them again if they would refund me the OEM license without all the hassle (as they did pay me the US$70, without me having to pay the US$100).

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