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Your favorite Linux apps?

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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.

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$59 open SBC runs Linux on quad-core Exynos

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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.

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Seven free, open source video editors for Linux

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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?

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Mobile Threat Monday: Analyzing Android Apps with Santoku Linux

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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.

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5 top Linux and open source stories in 2013

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Linux, open source software, and the open source method quietly grew stronger over all areas of computing during 2013.

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Mandriva Moving Forward With PCLinuxOS and Mageia

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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.

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KDE Becomes Mature in 2014

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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 [1], the twelfth release of KDE4. We can also take a glimpse at Plasma 2 [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 [3] and Plasma Media Center 1.2 was released for the holidays [4], ushering good news about Akademy 2014 [5].

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2013 Brought More Desktops to GNU/Linux

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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.

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Christmas a Good Time to Install Fedora 20, But Not Upgrade to It

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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.

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Linux 3.13-rc5 released

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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.

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Chakra GNU/Linux developer Neofytos Kolokotronis today, July 25, 2016, announced the release of the latest KDE and Qt technologies, along with new software versions in the main repositories of the Linux kernel-based operating system. Read more

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Server Administration

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    Whether you're still using Subversion (SVN), or have moved to a distributed system like Git, revision control has found its place in modern operations infrastructures. If you listen to talks at conferences and see what new companies are doing, it can be easy to assume that everyone is now using revision control, and using it effectively. Unfortunately that's not the case. I routinely interact with organizations who either don't track changes in their infrastructure at all, or are not doing so in an effective manner. If you're looking for a way to convince your boss to spend the time to set it up, or are simply looking for some tips to improve how use it, the following are five tips for using revision control in operations.

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