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Avidemux 2.6.9 Released
05/16/2015 11:18 PM

Avidemux 2.6.9, the latest stable release of popular open source video editor is now available for download. Here is a release news of Avidemux 2.6.9, published in softpedia linux section. After more than a year of absence, the excellent Avidemux open-source video editor designed for all sorts of encoding, cutting, and filtering tasks, which runs under Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft

HandyLinux 2.0 Released
05/16/2015 01:47 PM

HandyLinux developers announced release of HandyLinux 2.0, the latest stable release of Debian based, elegant GNU/Linux distribution from France. HandyLinux 2.0 is based on Debian 8 'Jessy', and will be supported as long as the base distribution provides support which will be for minimum of 6 years. HandyLinux 2.0 comes with updated documentation which will make things easy for beginners.

Configuring Touchpad in GNU/Linux Systems
05/16/2015 01:26 PM

Have you ever wondered how to configure your laptop touchpad as you wish. An article written by Jack Wallen published in techrepublic magazine explains, how to configure your touch pad in GNU/Linux systems. A few months ago, I added a Logitech T650 touchpad to my desktop setup. After a firmware update (one that had to be done via Windows--shame on you Logitech), the touchpad worked

Canonical Joins Hands with Acer, GE and Microsoft for 'Internet of Things'
05/16/2015 01:16 PM

Canonical, the team behind Ubuntu, is making a partnership with Acer, DataArt, and Microsoft for developing great technologies that may change style of human life in coming days. Old enemies are becoming new allies as technology shifts from the PC/desktop model to first mobile computing and now the Internet of Things (IoT). Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company, is partnering with

10 Amazing and Mysterious Uses of '!' Symbol in GNU/Linux
05/16/2015 01:05 PM

If you are a programmer, you might have used ! symbols several times in your program. (Any exceptions?!! Then Please Let me know :) ). Here is an article by Avishek Kumar, published in tecmint magazine that lists, 10 wonderful, amazing and mysterious uses of ! symbol in GNU/Linux command line. The '!' symbol or operator in Linux can be used as Logical Negation operator as well as to

Is Linux Right Choice For You?
05/15/2015 10:13 PM

An article written by Swapnil Bhartiya, published in itworld magazine shares different facts for checking whether GNU/Linux is a right operating system for your use. How do you know if you are a potential candidate to become a Linux user? It's this simple: What's the first app you fire up after booting into your system? If you said 'browser', then you are a potential Linux user.

GNOME 3.16.2 Released
05/14/2015 08:32 PM

GNOME Project announced release of GNOME 3.16.2, the last bug fix release for current stable release GNOME 3.16 of Popular Open Source Desktop environment targeting GNU/Linux, BSD Desktops. GNOME Project, through Matthias Clasen, had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability of the second maintenance release of the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment. GNOME 3.16.2 is also

Top 10 Dream Jobs of GNU/Linux developers
05/14/2015 08:19 PM

An article written by Libby Clarck, published in opensource.com lists top 10 dream jobs of GNU/Linux developers. What’s your Linux dream job? The Linux Foundation recently asked our Twitter followers to share their ideal Linux careers. Many responded that they’re already living the dream, working as sysadmins and developers (or by simply getting to use Linux in their everyday tasks.)

Wireshark 1.12.5 Released
05/13/2015 09:15 PM

Wireshark developers announced release of Wireshark 1.12.5, the latest stable release of world's most popular network protocol analyzer which can be used for network analysis, development and trouble shooting. According to release notes of Wireshark 1.12.5, there is no new features introduced in this release, instead it is a bug fix release that comes with fixes for numerous number of

Practical Python programming for Non-Geeks
05/13/2015 09:08 PM

An article written by Al Sweigart , published in opensource.com shares some tips for non-engineers for getting their hands on python programming language. "Learn to code" is the new mantra for the 21st century. What’s often lost in that statement is exactly what makes programming so useful if you’re not planning to switch careers and become a software engineer. Just because we’re

New Nvidia Stable Drivers Released for GNU/Linux
05/13/2015 09:04 PM

Nvidia has just announced that a new Linux driver has been released in the Long-Lived branch, fixing just a few issues and bringing better texture transfers. Nvidia doesn't usually launch a new update unless it's important, and that's especially true for the Long-lived branch, which is what normally lands in repositories. This is what you might call stable, so upgrading the Linux

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, 1.4 Released
05/13/2015 08:54 PM

Tails developers announced release of Tails 1.4, the latest release of Debian based Free GNU/Linux distribution, that features a collection of tools that provide users the ability to browse internet securely and anonymously. Current release of Tails 1.4 includes a lot of bug fixes, and it's highly recommended to upgrade to this release. According to release announcement, following are

ConnochaetOS 14.1 Released
05/12/2015 11:13 PM

ConnochaetOS GNU/Linux developers announced release of ConnochaetOS 14.1, the latest stable release of Slackware and Salix OS based Fully Free and Open Source GNU/Linux distribution targeting computers with limited resources. This release of ConnochaetOS has following features. Linux Libre Kernel 3.10.77 IceWM 1.3.7 Iceweasel 31.6.0esr libre Icecat is replaced by Iceweasel libre as it

Tor 0.2.7.1-Alpha Released
05/12/2015 10:44 PM

Tor Project announced release of Tor 0.2.7.1-Alpha, the first release in 0.2.7.x series of Popular tool collection that facilitate internet users to browse internet without loosing privacy and anonymity. This release includes numerous small features and bug fixes. The most notable features Includes availability of several new ways for controllers to interact with the hidden services subsystem.

Top 6 PHP Platforms for Small Enterprises
05/12/2015 08:24 PM

An article by Ralph Eck published in monitis lists top 6 platforms that can be sued for PHP development and hosting in small enterprises. In the 21 years since its inception, PHP has become the world’s most popular server side scripting language. Known as a powerful, easy to learn language, PHP, according to one metrics site, is used by 82% of all the websites whose server-side

Chillhub : The first smart refrigerator powered by Ubuntu
05/12/2015 08:13 PM

Canonical and GE Appliances' new global co-creation community collaborated together for developing a smart fridge powered by Ubuntu, known as Chillhub. This smart refrigerator will be showcased in Ubuntu booth at the second annual Internet Of Things World conference at the Moscone Center on May 12 - 13, 2015. According to official notes: ChillHub is a refrigerator with two USB

78% of Companies Relies on Open Source for Running Activities
05/12/2015 08:05 PM

An article written Paul Santinelly published in opensource.com says that, 78% of companies in world Relies on Open Source technologies for running at least few of their operations. It’s been nine years since my firm, North Bridge, began our annual examination of trends in open source, which we conduct in conjunction with Black Duck Software. Each year the Future of Open Source Survey

Installing and Updating Software in OpenSuse as a Pro
05/11/2015 10:09 PM

An article written by Jack Wallen, published in opensource describes, 'how to install and update software in an OpenSource' installation in most proper way. There are so many reasons why you might be considering the migration to SUSE or openSUSE. For some, it’s the logical step to integrating Linux into a business environment (SUSE paid support is phenomenal and the openSUSE

MBuntu Y (MacBuntu) Transformation Pack is Back; Now Available for Ubuntu 15.04 'Vivid Vervet'
05/11/2015 09:58 PM

The popular transformation pack, which helped to transform your Ubuntu desktop desktop to Mac Like appearance in earlier days is back. Now you can change your Ubuntu 15.04 desktop to a Mac Like system (By appearance only though). An article published in noobslab lists the steps to be followed for installing MacBuntu transformation pack, which is now known as MBuntu Yosmite in your Ubuntu 15.04

Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 Released
05/11/2015 09:59 PM

Black Lab Linux developers announced release of Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1, the first service release of Debian/Ubuntu LTS based GNU/Linux distribution. Current service pack release includes all security and bug fixes for project's initial release. According to release announcement: Along with security fixes Black Lab Linux 6.5 SR1 completes our transition to one standard desktop, KDE

OpenSourceFeed : Weekly News Feed 5
05/10/2015 08:13 PM

Tor Project Decides to Discontinue Tor Cloud Service 05/09/2015 10:06 PM The Tor Project announced it's decision to discontinue 'The Tor Cloud Project', which provided people a user-friendly way for deploying bridges on the Amazon EC2 cloud computing platform to help users across the world to access uncensored internet. However there are still may ways open for people to use

4MLinux 12.0 All-In-One Edition Released
05/10/2015 11:36 AM

4MLinux developers announced release of 4MLinux 12.0 All-In-One Edition, the latest release of Independent GNU/Linux distribution featuring PAE support. 4MLinux stands for 4 values starting with M. Those values are Maintenance, Multimedia, Miniserver, Mystery. According to official release announcement: The status of the 4MLinux 12.0 series has been changed to STABLE. Major

Moodle - A Highly Flexible Learning Platform
05/10/2015 09:16 AM

An article written Samantha Gartner published in opensource.com explores how moodle development is driven by user and community feedback. Moodle is a well-established, highly flexible open source learning platform, having grown from small beginnings at the start of the century into the mainstream solution for millions of people worldwide. Its customizable and secure learning management

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