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One Million Downloads in 4 Months!!

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CyberOrg: Here are the statistics downloads from X11:XGL repository over at openSUSE Build Service. It is second in popularity to KDE3 only.

Bring in a torrent flood with Deluge

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FOSSwire: For years, BitTorrent has been a popular way to download and share files. On Linux, Azureus has always been the dominant client for connecting to the network, and for a while, people were satisfied. Deluge is one of those newer clients that has grown into life very quickly

Will Codeweavers Get Us Closer to a Linux Law Office?

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Legal Technology Blog: I have received some feedback on my previous Linux post talking about a commercial product for Linux called Cross Over published by Codeweavers.

Gip - IP calculator for GNOME desktop environment

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debianadmin: Gip is an IP address calculator that integrates well with the GNOME desktop environment.Gip provides system administrators with tools for IP address based calculations.

Hugin: create amazing panoramas from your photos

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DPotD: I’ve been researching some image processing topics, and found some amazing algorithms for automatic blending of multiple pictures to create mosaics of them. But I’d yet to see some ready to use implementation. Then, somebody from the table at the hacklab in DebConf7 enlightened me: hugin was the solution!

Teaching new Linux users that GNOME is not Ubuntu.

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pinderkent.blogsavy: I’m very happy to see that Ubuntu has been a major force in bringing Linux to the masses. Unfortunately, I see a bothersome trend forming: Ubuntu users who seem to be under the impression that GNOME is the only desktop for Linux.

GNOME 2.19.5 Desktop Screenshots

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phoronix: Thanks to the power of GARNOME, this afternoon we decided to take a look at GNOME 2.19.5, which was released this past Wednesday. GNOME 2.19.5 is the fifth development release in the road to GNOME 2.20.

Easy TV Data promises TV listings for Myth TV users

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linux.com: A group of developers from free software digital video recorder (DVR) related projects announced the first step towards a solution for obtaining free television listing information this week. The search for such a free guide data source has been on since June, when Zap2it Labs announced it would shut down its free, XML-based service.

PHP 4 end of life announcement

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Today it is exactly three years ago since PHP 5 has been released. The PHP development team hereby announces that support for PHP 4 will continue until the end of this year only.

Intel GMA950 & xf86-video-intel 2.1.0

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phoronix: It was earlier this month that version 2.1.0 of the xf86-video-intel driver was released, which among other things had introduced open-source Linux graphics support. In this article we have enclosed some benchmarks from Intel's GMA 950 IGP using the new xf86-video-intel 2.1.0 driver.

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NVIDIA Linux OpenCL Performance vs. Radeon ROCm / AMDGPU-PRO

Earlier this week I posted some benchmarks of GPUOpen's new Radeon Open Compute ROCm OpenCL stack that premiered last month and they are working to make completely open-source. In those initial benchmarks I compared the ROCm 1.4 OpenCL performance to the existing AMDGPU-PRO OpenCL implementation on Linux. For those wondering how these two Radeon OpenCL stacks compare to NVIDIA, here are some fresh benchmarks. Read more

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

  • Download Links & Torrents for Debian 8.7 GNU/Linux
    Debian 8.7 GNU/Linux has been released at January 14th 2017. This is an update for Debian 8 (stable, Jessie) mainly for fixing security issues. Here I listed download links for 64 bit and 32 bit versions including torrent links. This article is intended as simple guide for new comers into Debian.
  • This Dev Is Working on a Way to Run Android Apps on Ubuntu Phone
    I’m writing about this way too early, but I figured it may help stoke a few fading hearts among the Ubuntu Phone faithful in light of recent news. Ubports developer (and all round awesome dude) Marius Grispgård has revealed that he’s working on a way to run Android apps on Ubuntu Phone.
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Release Schedule
    Ubuntu 17.04, which has got codename 'Zesty Zapus', is currently penciled in to ship on 13th April, 2017. The release date for Ubuntu 17.04 has now been firmed up as are the other development milestones leading up to the mid-April, currently we know that Unity 8 is going to be the interesting feature which will be shipped in 17.04 and swap partitions will likely to be replaced by swap files as mentioned by Canonical's Dimitri John Ledkov, and rest what's new coming in this release we don't know.

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