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TuxMachines: VLC 2.2.0 Codenamed WeatherWax Released, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Saturday 28th of February 2015 05:48:57 PM


VLC player is an open-source software that can play most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocol. VLC is a cross platforms that runs on most major platforms including Linux obviously. Team released VLC 2.2.0 codenamed WeatherWax for the first time with release on iOS, Android (including Android TV), WinRT and Windows Phone with more that one thousand bug fixes. Read at LinuxAndUbuntu

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LXer: Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Makes It Easier for Windows Users to Adapt to the Unity Interface

Saturday 28th of February 2015 04:51:29 PM
The Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 1 (Vivid Vervet) operating system has also been released alongside the Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and Ubuntu MATE distributions, bringing a wide range of improvements, numerous updated components, as well as the usual bug fixes. We took the distribution for a test drive and created a nice screenshot tour for all users of the Chinese Ubuntu community.

Phoronix: Mozilla Thunderbird Adoption Climbs, Thunderbird 38 In May

Saturday 28th of February 2015 03:12:34 PM
While Mozilla doesn't devote nearly as many resources to their Thunderbird email client as they do to Firefox and there isn't as many high-profile releases for this project in a while, Thunderbird adoption continues to climb...

LXer: Top 5: Linux distros for computer repair, Blockly, Gene Kim, and more

Saturday 28th of February 2015 02:57:07 PM
Welcome to the Opensource.com Weekly Top 5!Do you want to know how the magic happens? It's not rocket science of course, but I thought you might like to know how I make the Weekly Top 5 video and article for you every week.read more

Reddit: Handy Bash feature: Process substitution <(...)

Saturday 28th of February 2015 02:49:22 PM

Phoronix: The Most Popular Linux Benchmark Results On OpenBenchmarking.org

Saturday 28th of February 2015 02:26:50 PM
With OpenBenchmarking.org having turned four years old a few days ago earlier this week I provided a look at the most popular/used benchmarks/tests on our open cloud service while in this article is a look at the most viewed test results...

Phoronix: Intel's Graphics Driver For Linux 4.1 Will Have More XenGT vGPU Support

Saturday 28th of February 2015 01:11:01 PM
While the first release candidate of the Linux 4.0 kernel is barely one week old, Intel's open-source graphics driver development team already has changes queued up for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.1..

LXer: VLC Media Player 2.2.0 released

Saturday 28th of February 2015 01:02:45 PM
In today's open source roundup: Get the latest version of VLC. Plus: Ubuntu MATE is now an official spin, and developers don't care if Linus is nice.

Phoronix: PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 Fixes A Number Of Issues

Saturday 28th of February 2015 12:41:57 PM
A new release of the PlayOnLinux graphical front-end to Wine is now available...

Phoronix: The New Wallpaper Of Xfce 4.12

Saturday 28th of February 2015 12:24:51 PM
The release of Xfce 4.12 is hopefully being realized this weekend. The release hasn't taken place at the time of writing, but there's been commits to update translations as well as to add the new wallpaper of Xfce 4.12...

LXer: Google open-sources HTTP/2-based RPC framework

Saturday 28th of February 2015 11:08:23 AM
Google has open-sourced something called “gRPC” that it says represents “a brand new framework for handling remote procedure calls” using HTTP/2. The Chocolate Factory says it has dogfooded gRPC on its own microservices and that it “enables easy creation of highly performant, scalable APIs and microservices” and offers “bandwidth and CPU efficient, low latency way to create massively distributed systems that span data centers, as well as power mobile apps, real-time communications, IoT devices and APIs.”

Reddit: ImageScraper: A friendly command line image scraper

Saturday 28th of February 2015 09:41:25 AM

LXer: The GIMP's bad news could be good news

Saturday 28th of February 2015 09:14:01 AM
This month, the GIMP lost its User eXperience (UX) maintainer.

Reddit: 3 Amazing facts about SElinux.

Saturday 28th of February 2015 07:32:37 AM

LXer: Tiny rugged COM runs Linux on quad-core 2GHz Tegra K1

Saturday 28th of February 2015 07:19:39 AM
GE unveiled a rugged COM Express Type 10 Mini module that runs Linux on a 2GHz Tegra K1 and offers soldered 2GB RAM and support for CUDA and VisionWorks. GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, a division of GE Energy Management headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., is primarily focused on the military/aerospace segment. The 84 x 55mm mCOM10K1 computer-on-module, which conforms to the COM Express Type 10 “Mini” form factor, is designed in part for SWaP-constrained mil/aero applications like image and video processing, sensor processing and electronic warfare. However, it also has broader applications in industrial Internet and Internet of Things applications, says GE. These are said to include industrial process automation, automotive and transportation, and medical imaging.

Reddit: Linux Malware Detect (LMD)

Saturday 28th of February 2015 06:06:41 AM

TuxMachines: LibreOffice 4.4.1 Released With Over 100 Fixes, Install/Update To LibreOffice 4.4.1 In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Saturday 28th of February 2015 05:41:02 AM


LibreOffice Recently released its first release LibreOffice 4.4.1 of the LibreOffice 4.4 that was released in the last of January 2015. LibreOffice is an open source and the most popular office suit available for all major platforms.     Read at LinuxAndUbuntu

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LXer: Writebox Review - The Best Distraction-Free Text Editor

Saturday 28th of February 2015 05:25:17 AM
Writebox is a simple text editor that provides almost no features. Despite this, it's one of the simplest and most trustworthy WYSIWYG text editors around if you just want something simple for writing.

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The 9 best distros for KDE’s Plasma desktop

While it's possible to install 'KDE' software and Plasma desktop on most Linux based distributions, I have picked the distros which offer Plasma as their default desktop environment. These 'KDE-based' distros offer a better Plasma experience compared to those where you can 'also' install KDE. At some point in time I have used each of these distros as my primary OS except for Mageia and Open Mandriva, which I tried but never used due to uncertainty around their future. Read more

Snag the Android Auto compatible Pioneer AVH-4100NEX for just $570 from Amazon

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A Data-Driven Look at the Open Source E-Commerce Market

Compared to Q4 2013, last quarter’s US online sales rose 14.6 percent to a staggering $79.6 billion dollars. This accounted for 6.7 percent of the total US retail sales market. Major trends fueling this growth include the proliferation of mobile devices, faster online checkout flows and improved fulfillment practices. The availability of open source e-commerce platforms is helping some offline business with the move online. Much like WordPress provides free, customizable CMS solutions, popular open source e-commerce platforms like WooCommerce, Magento and PrestaShop offer a variety of pre-built templates and plugins that DIY retailers can customize to build and grow an online business from scratch. Read more

Tiny WiFi-loaded OpenWRT COM starts at $12

OpenEmbed launched a 52 x 28mm “SOM9331″ COM for IoT that runs OpenWRT Linux on a MIPS-based Atheros AR9331 SoC, and offers WiFi and extended temperatures. Shenzhen OpenEmbed M&C Ltd (OpenEmbed) has introduced a tiny MIPS-based computer-on-module starting at $12 and aimed at home automation, wearables, medical devices, toys, and industrial router and sensor devices. Read more