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5 System Administration Tools for KDE

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maketecheasier.com: Keeping any computer system running can be some work. There are many control panel tools and settings dialogs in KDE that make it easier for graphical-minded users to get things done. Here are five stand-alone applications that will help you stay informed about your computer’s status and health.

Ubuntu 9.10 Software Center: For better or worse

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blogs.techrepublic.com: One of the new features in Ubuntu 9.10 is the Ubuntu Software Center. In a rather bold move Canonical has migrated away from the standard Add/Remove Software tool and (in the future) plans to drop Synaptic and Gdebi as well. Is this a move just for “moves” sake?

5 Free Linux Apps You Can't Do Without

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pcauthority.com.au: Like a digital Swiss Army knife, these are the Linux utilities and tools that are so useful you won't know how you ever did without them

How to turn a Linux distribution LiveCD into a LiveUSB

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softvision.wordpress: LiveCDs these days provide the simplest way to test a Linux distribution. With flash drives being relatively cheap these days, booting your favorite Linux distribution for a clean install from a USB seems to be an interesting option.

XBMC Media Center

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dedoimedo.com: The distinction that once existed between the computer and TV is long gone. Computers were used for work, TV was used for entertainment. Today, computers are more than just sophisticated typewriters and TVs are more than just 40kg electron cannon.

K3B – Free CD/DVD burning tool for KDE Linux

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online-tech-tips.com: K3B is the official CD/DVD authoring tool for Linux KDE desktop. It allows you to create, burn, copy, CD’s and DVD’s. Create audio CD/DVD, Data discs perform disc-to-disc copies, it also includes a DVD ripping function.

Scanning in Linux with iscan and XSane

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ghacks.net: If you are one of those that depends upon a scanner for your daily work, and you want to handle this task using the Linux operating system, you are in luck.

Rapid Photo Downloader: making your life easier

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jcornuz.wordpress: Have you ever had a couple (or more) memory cards full of images that you quickly want to download to your hard drive while making an extra backup copy and rename all files according to a certain pattern?

New tiny project: lddsafe

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rg03.wordpress: Some days ago we could all read that “ldd”, a tool which prints shared library dependencies, should not be run on untrusted binaries. So I spent a few hours writing and tweaking a small script called lddsafe.

Gedit: Don't Get Tricked by Its Simple Looks

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softpedia.com: Every Linux user that has used the GNOME desktop environment must have had at least an encounter with its default text editor, Gedit. You start it up, and it looks like a simple notepad type application with a toolbar added on top. However, don't let yourself fooled by that simple appearance.

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Programming/Development: fwupd, LLVM and More

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Software: Darktable, VLC, Mesa, Audacity, Toplip, GNUstep

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    The open-source Darktable RAW photography software that's long been available for Linux and macOS has finally been ported to Microsoft Windows. But fortunately that's not all to be found in Darktable 2.4. While Windows support is their big headline feature of Darktable 2.4, the RC1 release that came out today is also packed with other improvements.
  • Linux Release Roundup: VLC, Mesa, Audacity + More
    Another week has flown by, making it time for another round-up of pertinent Linux app releases that didn’t manage to wangle a full post’s worth of waffle on this site. This week’s crop of curios includes updates to the world’s most popular open-source video player, the world’s most popular open-source audio editor, and the world’s most popular open-source graphics drivers.
  • Toplip – A Very Strong File Encryption And Decryption CLI Utility
    There are numerous file encryption tools available on the market to protect your files. We have already reviewed some encryption tools such as Cryptomater, Cryptkeeper, CryptGo, Cryptr, Tomb, and GnuPG etc. Today, we will be discussing yet another file encryption and decryption command line utility named “Toplip”. It is a free and open source encryption utility that uses a very strong encryption method called AES256, along with an XTS-AES design to safeguard your confidential data. Also, it uses Scrypt, a password-based key derivation function, to protect your passphrases against brute-force attacks.
  • GNUstep Takes Another Step Forward For Implementing Apple's Cocoa Frameworks
    GNUstep is the long-standing free software project working to implement Apple's Cocoa Objective-C frameworks used by macOS. The GNU project has made new releases of their GUI and Back libraries. GNUstep GUI 0.26 is out this morning as the latest update to their graphical user-interface library. GNUstep GUI 0.26 has a number of compatibility improvements, translation updates, mouse tracking logic improvements, bug fixes, and other work.

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