VLC also got mentioned a number of times. It's a very prominent app for Linux, but I'm amazed at how many people coming to Linux from OS X or Windows aren't aware that it exists. It does so much in terms of media that I consider it a "must-have" for Linux.
Hardkernel and its community Odroid project have announced an open-hardware single board computer based on Samsung’s quad-core 1.7GHz Exynos 4412 Prime SoC.
One of the great things about doing multimedia work under Linux is the wide choice of free, open source tools available and the fact that they embrace just about every standard you can think of. In this round-up of FOSS video editors for Linux (many of them are also cross-platform) there’s everything from traditional non-linear editing systems through to real-time video mixing suitable for video jockeys to use live. Will the next Ken Burns please stand up?
We got to thinking, how does one analyze mobile apps? To find out, we downloaded Santoku Linux, a Linux distribution crafted specifically for mobile forensics, mobile malware analysis, and mobile security testing.
For those who think that Mandrake/Mandriva are gone and are merely part of history it should be important to recognise forks and derivatives, including OpenMandriva. One day it might be a Mandriva derivative — not a RHEL or Debian derivative — that becomes the most widely used GNU/Linux distribution (or operating system). ChromeOS and SteamOS, for instance, are based on rather different systems of GNU/Linux.
NEXT YEAR KDE will turn 18. The project has matured a lot for almost a couple of decades and we now have KDE 4.12 , the twelfth release of KDE4. We can also take a glimpse at Plasma 2 , which makes GNU/Linux looks more visually attractive than any other operating systems (subjective), even the proprietary ones that are all about packaging and very little substance (yes, Apple). Kdenlive has just been revived  and Plasma Media Center 1.2 was released for the holidays , ushering good news about Akademy 2014 .
2013 was a fantastic year for GNU/Linux, not just in portable devices but also on desktops. SteamOS is an example of desktop GNU/Linux becoming a gaming powerhouse, breaking down a long-lasting barrier to adoption.
Even years ago it was common to hear of people (mostly in support forums) disappointed with the Fedora upgrade process, arguing that it had made their system unusable.
Torvalds seems to be content that last week has been calmer since rc4 and he expects that things will calm down over the next week. About 40 percent of Linux 3.13-rc5 is driver related changes and updates including GPU, networking and sound; 15 percent are architecture updates specifically powerpc; 10 percent pertains to filesystems (ceph/cifs); 10 percent is about documentation; while core kernel (scheduler) and mm (numa) fixes make up the rest of the rc5.