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Open Source Archive Manager PeaZip 5.4.1 Has New GUI Design

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Open source file and archive manager PeaZip 5.4.1, which can be used to extract, create, and convert multiple archives at once, has just been released.

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Viber 4.2 Finally Released For Linux

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Being released at the end of last week was Viber 4.2 for Linux that replaces the badly outdated version. The Windows version for a while has been up to version 4.2 along with the iOS and Android ports while the Linux client remained very dated. Finally, the Linux client was updated with many bug-fixes and a matching feature set to Viber 4.2 for Windows with this VoIP/chat program.

Viber for Linux was originally released natively back in 2013. Viber for Linux can be downloaded at Viber.com and the binary blob is officially tested by the company just against Ubuntu Linux.

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[ANNOUNCE] Git v2.1.0

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usual places.

The tarballs are found at:

https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/

The following public repositories all have a copy of the 'v2.1.0'
tag and the 'master' branch that the tag points at:

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Great Apps to Take Notes

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It has often been said that information confers power, and that the most important currency in our culture today is information. Keeping track of my bits and pieces of information has unfortunately been an issue for some years. In part, this is because of my passable short term memory, coupled with what can only be described as 'brain fog'. To combat this, I arm myself with open source software that helps me efficiently capture a lot of information. I generally prefer to keep my information local and cloud-free, primarily for security reasons.

There is a wide range of competent note taking software for Linux, and it is difficult for a single article to provide coverage to them all. Instead, I have compiled this roundup of my pick of 5 excellent note applications for organizing, sharing, and taking notes. Besides the basic note-taking functionality, the software featured here provides a good array of advanced features. I am a strong advocate of open source software; all of the titles here are released under a freely distributable license.

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MPlayer2-Forked MPV Player Releases v0.5 With A Lot Of Features

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The open-source MPV Player software that's derived from MPlayer2, which in turn is a fork of MPlayer, is out with a new version.

MPV 0.5 is out today and it now enables compiler optimizations by default, supports new command-line arguments, allows precise seeking, changes to key bindings, Wayland improvements, and a variety of bug-fixes.

MPV users wishing to try out this newest release can find the MPV 0.5 details via the project's GitHub.

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Run Your Favorite Windows Software and Games with PlayOnLinux 4.2.4

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PlayOnLinux, a software that uses Wine (Wine is not an emulator) and that allows users to easily install and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Microsoft Windows, has reached version 4.2.4.

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Pineapple Hacking Device Resembles a Carbon Monoxide Detector

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The Pineapple is a small-form-factor device that runs on Linux and is loaded with tools to help enable penetration testers to gain access to the WiFi networks of their targets. The new Mark V device improves on the predecessor Mark IV device by including both the Atheros AR9331 and Realtek RTL8187 wireless chipsets.
Hardware alone isn't what makes the Pineapple really powerful; the newly updated software provides users with enhanced capabilities. With the prior releases of the Pineapple, the open-source Karma tool was one of the primary ways to trick a target into connecting to the Pineapple. In a Karma attack, the Pineapple listens in for WiFi clients that are looking for access points with which they have previously connected. So, for example, if a user has ever connected to an access point named "coffeshop," in a karma attack the Pineapple will claim to be "coffeshop" so the user will connect.

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During Akademy 2014

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