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REVIEW: DeVeDe 3.16.8 – DVD made easy!

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openbytes.wordpress: I don’t know about anyone else, but over the years, Ive collected numerous video files, from trailers to tutorials, from “jokes” my friends have created to family events, which are dull to everyone but family members.

KOffice 2.2 released

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h-online.com: More than six months after the release of KOffice 2.1, the KOffice developers have announced the release of version 2.2 of their open source office suite.

4 Ways To Make Linux Compatible With Even More Software

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makeuseof.com: Perhaps the best part of using Linux is the massive amount of free software you have access to. Yet for some this isn’t enough. Happily, it’s not all you have access to.

Mozilla trying to build VP8 into HTML5 video

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  • Mozilla trying to build VP8 into HTML5 video
  • VLC 1.1.0 Release Candidate supports WebM / VP8
  • WebM - The New Open Source Codec on the Block

Launchy vs. GNOME Do vs. Kupfer

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maketecheasier.com: Today we’ll compare three of the better known launchers for Linux – Launchy, GNOME Do, and Kupfer. While they all have roughly the same function, each has a different take on how it should be done, and the configuration capabilities vary greatly from one to the next. Here, you’ll see what makes each one unique.

YaST: Yet Another Setup Tool

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ghacks.net: Continuing with our look into OpenSuSE, we examine YaST. One of the best things going for OpenSuSE (and SuSE as well) is their take on the tried and true “control panal” YaST. YaST is, quite literally, a one-stop-shop for configuring Linux.

Crebs: The ULTIMATE Wallpaper Slideshow application

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omgubuntu.co.uk: A few days ago we blogged about a simple wallpaper slideshow generator called, somewhat un-surprisingly, ‘wallpaper slideshow’. Well… forget that.

The developer obsession with code names, 114 interesting examples

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royal.pingdom.com: Code names have been around for a long time. Remember the Manhattan project in the 1940s? That turned out to be the atomic bomb. Thankfully, not all code names hide such sinister projects. So what kind of code names are developers out there coming up with?

LightZone review

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linuxuser.co.uk: LightZone is a cross-platform photo-editing program that works on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. Although we wouldn’t put it in the same feature bracket as Adobe Photoshop, it comes packed with some very useful features.

Starcraft 2 and a bit of Wine - Linux Performance

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I mentioned earlier this month that I was enjoying the Starcraft 2 beta on Ubuntu 10.04 thanks to Wine software. In my previous posting I had simply stated that SC2 was "playable" under Wine. Now for a bit of an ironic story regarding SC2.

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
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Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.

Microsoft EEE and Openwashing