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  • Xfdashboard with new themes

    I updated the xfdashboard package this morning to version 0.3.4. The big arrival with this update is that there are multiple themes that can be installed.

  • Tomahawk Review – A Beautiful, Fresh Music Player for the New Cloud Age

    Tomahawk is a new type of music player that aims to change the way we think about this kind of applications. It's not very different from the rest, but some of the features it sports are unique. We'll take a closer look to see if it's really all that revolutionary.

Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.7.32 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- New version of the Mono engine.
- A few more functions implemented in MSHTML.
- Improved support for restoring display mode.
- Font metrics improvements in DirectWrite.
- Various bug fixes.

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ODFAutoTests gearing up towards the 10th ODF Plugfest in London

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In two weeks time, users and developers of OpenDocument Format software will meet up for a two day ODF plugfest in London. In preparation of the plugfest, I have spent last weekend, refreshing ODFAutoTests. ODFAutoTests is a tool for creating test documents for ODF software and running these documents through the different implementations. If you want to help out with improving OpenDocument Format, please come to the plugfest, or participate online. Writing tests with ODFAutoTests is a great way to help make the 10th ODF Plugfest a success.

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FFmpeg Is Returning To Ubuntu With 15.04 Release

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While FFmpeg has been absent from recent releases of Ubuntu Linux due to the switch over to Libav, with Ubuntu 15.04 it will return.

FFmpeg is back to being packaged inside Ubuntu 15.04 and version 2.4.3 is found within the Ubuntu Vivid universe archive as of yesterday. Libav forked from FFmpeg back in 2011. Libav was favored by the Debian multimedia team but there's been work for bringing FFmpeg back to Debian. FFmpeg/Libav are widely used audio/video codec libraries.

The FFmpeg details inside Ubuntu can be found via Launchpad.

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A GUI for Your CLI?

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For new Linux users, the command line is arguably the most intimidating thing. For crusty veterans like me, green text on a black background is as cozy as fuzzy slippers by a fireplace, but I still see CLI Companion as a pretty cool application.

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Make Your Mark on the World With Linux

Linux and FOSS have already changed the world, and we're just at the beginning. This is a great time to learn to be a maker, in contrast to being a mere consumer. Clicking buttons on a smartphone is not being tech-savvy; hacking and building the phone is. Some people give Make Magazine the credit for launching the Maker Movement. Whether they launched it or just gave it a name, it is a real phenomenon, a natural evolution of do-it-yourselfers, inventors, and hackers in every generation. Remember Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Hands-On (for Shopsmith projects), photography magazines, woodworking magazines, electronics...remember Heathkit? Remember when Radio Shack was still an electronics store? How about Edmund Scientific? That is still a wonderful playground of anatomical models, microscopes, telescopes, dinosaurs, prisms, lenses, chemistry sets, lasers, geology stuff, and tons more. All of these still exist, and have moved online like everything else. It's a feast of riches, plus we have all the cool new stuff that Make Magazine covers. This is absolutely the best time to be a curious tech adventurer. Read more

XnConvert Review – An Image Batch Processor like No Other

XnConvert is batch image processor that has been designed to work on multiple operating systems. It comes with a Linux client and it's one of the few tools of its kind on this platform. Let us now take a closer look at the application to see why it's incredibly useful. Read more