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Okular and DRM

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aseigo.blogspot: Jonathan Corbet wrote a piece on LWN about Okular and it's implementation of user permission restrictions in PDFs. This is actually something it has done since it was KPDF back in KDE 3. So what's up with Okular having support for permissions?

How GNU/Linux users can keep Mono at bay

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itwire.com: Developer Tim Chase, who describes himself as "a genetic geek", has created a package called Mononono which creates explicit conflicts with core Mono packages.

Say “Cheese” with your webcam on Linux

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ghacks.net: So you went ahead and purchased that System 76 laptop or you decided to finally install Linux on your laptop. You now have a Linux based laptop with a webcam. But how do you take advantage of this hardware?

Blender 2.49 Released With Great Changes

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phoronix.com: A new release of Blender, the immensely popular open-source 3D modeling software, is now available. This is not the much-anticipated Blender 2.5 release, but instead version 2.49.

Could this be the ultimate black and white converter??

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jcornuz.wordpress: Converting digital images to B&W is a bit like the Swiss fondue recipe: everyone has a different version and each person is convinced to have the best.

Back to the '80s with DOSBox

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blogs.pcworld.co.nz: If the latest print edition of NZ PC World has made you all misty-eyed and nostalgic, I have just one word for you: DOSBox.

Rhythmbox: Let the Music Play

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softpedia.com: Regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity or birthplace, us people tend to have one thing in common: a passion for music. And no matter what kind of tune tingles your senses, you will need a music player to listen to it.

Xorg's X Window innovation - it's not ALL about the graphics

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: In my last article about Xorg, I touched upon several points that have been in a state of continual flux in Xorg. Here’s a follow-up on that article, expanding much on some features and their implications.

Progress with Pardusman

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sarathlakshman.info: I have came across lots of new updates with pardusman project. The first improvement is with the UI graphic design.

Linux And Active Directory: Learning To Live Together

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bmighty.com: Looking for a good way to integrate your company's Linux desktops with Microsoft Active Directory? Novell just might offer the easiest solution -- but it certainly isn't the only game in town.

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RaspArch, the Arch Linux Remix for Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs, Now Shipping with Yaourt

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