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8 Not-So-Common Nautilus Hacks and Improvements

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techdrivein.com: Nautilus is the default file browser for Gnome. Most of us are familiar with Nautilus and its features. But there are a number of small hacks and some third party improvements which are not so common. Here is a list of top 8 nautilus hacks and improvements you need to know.

Lightspark VS Flash: Benchmarked

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omgubuntu.co.uk: The team behind open-source Flash alternative LightSpark pushed out a new bug-fix release a few days ago. Seeing as we're a few releases in, I felt now was a prime time to see just how well LightSpark performs against its proprietary counterpart -

Build a Linux Media Center PC

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extremetech.com: Media Center PCs have been around for almost a decade—even longer if you count earlier forays like Gateway's Destination PC lineup from the mid-1990s. It's not just about PCs, either.

f.lux For Linux Now Sports A Simple GUI

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makeuseof.com: There’s nothing new about f.lux, a piece of software designed to make nighttime computer usage easier on your eyes. There isn’t even, in theory, anything new about flux in the Linux world. What is new is the GUI for f.lux.

8 Best Linux Terminal Emulators You May Have Never Heard Of

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junauza.com: Since majority of popular Linux distributions utilizes either KDE or GNOME desktop environment, you may have only used terminal emulators such as Konsole, GNOME Terminal, and xterm. But did you know that there are capable and unique terminal emulators for Linux other than those I've mentioned?

(More) Distraction-free writing tools

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scottnesbitt.net: Distractions. They’re everywhere. Believe it or not, one of the biggest sources of distractions is your computer desktop. For a writer, distractions are not only annoying they also put a huge dent in your productivity.

11 Free Linux Apps Your Business Needs Now

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networkworld.com: Despite the wealth of free applications out there, many small business owners continue to spend an inordinate amount of their all-too-scarce resources on software. The good news is that there are free and open-source alternatives for virtually every package a small business might need.

Three strikes with Ubuntu video editors

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openattitude.com: I honestly thought that the hardest part of editing video on my Linux Mint computer would be capturing the video footage to my hard drive. Turns out I was wrong. Very wrong.

Six open source projects you should be using

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infoworld.com: The employees who do the actual work in IT can use all the help they can get; these open source tools are handier than most

CIA Software Developer Goes Open Source, Instead

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wired.com: For three years, Matthew Burton has been trying to get a simple, useful software tool into the hands of analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency. So now, Burton’s releasing it — free to the public, and under an open source license.

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Events: openSUSE.Asia Summit 2017, GStreamer Conference 2017, FSFE Assembly During 34C3

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    Taking place this weekend in Prague has been the 8th annual GStreamer Conference, which is preceding next week's Linux Foundation Embedded Linux Conference Europe.
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    With the CCC moving from Hamburg to Leipzig, there are not only logistic changes to be done but also some organisational changes. We are still figuring out the details, but in the context of this call, one of the major changes will be the loss of free available rooms to book for self-organised sessions. Instead, assemblies that match with each other are asked to cluster around 1 of several stages and use that as a common stage for self-organized sessions together. To make the most of this situation, the FSFE will for the first time not join the Noisy Square this year but form a new neighbourhood with other freedom fighting NGOs – in particular with our friends from European Digital Rights. However, at this point of time, we do not yet have more information about the concrete or final arrangements.

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GNOME 3.28 Linux Desktop Environment Development Kicks Off with First Snapshot

GNOME developer Javier Jardón is kicking off the development of the GNOME 3.28 desktop environment with the first snapshot, GNOME 3.27.1, which is now available for public testing. Read more