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GnuCash Makes Money Management a Snap

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GnuCash is more than a simple checkbook register, although it can be used for that purpose. Its real power is in the features supporting small business use and managing multiple accounts. Its basic features are intuitive, but if you don't have a bookkeeping background, be prepared to spend some time with the user guide in order to fully appreciate its advanced capabilities.

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Chrome 32 Has New Tab Indicators, Better Performance

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Google Chrome 32 features new tab indicators for sound / webcam / casting, automatic blocking of known malware files, a number of new apps and extension APIs, and numerous "under the hood" changes that promise to provide better stability and performance.

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Epic OpenShot 2.0 Update!(Part 2 of 3)

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Welcome to the second of three exciting updates on OpenShot 2.0! This update will be a bit more technical than the last, but I'll try and keep it understandable for those who want to follow the process of developing software, and especially the process of developing a video editor.

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GNOME 3.11.3 Is Now Available for Testing

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The third development release towards the highly anticipated GNOME 3.12 desktop environment has been made available for download, bringing many updated core applications, libraries, and updated translations.

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Glade 3.16.1 UI Designer Repairs Numerous Bugs

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Glade 3.16.1 the first maintenance release of the stable 3.16 branch and fixes the "Cancelling an Add Parent action is destructive" bug, repairs a crash caused by the _glade_dnd_dest_set() function, reports parsing errors when loading a project, fixes the tag output, and fixes a regression related to the virtual size property at load of GtkBox.

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Ozone-Wayland Continues Rising High

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The Ozone-Wayland sub-project for Google Chromium support on the next-generation Linux display server continues to be pushed ahead with improved and new features by Intel open-source developers.

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GNOME's Zeitgeist Finally Nears v1.0

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The Zeigeist framework that is responsible for much of the logging responsibilities in the GNOME world and powers the GNOME Activity Journal is finally nearing version 1.0. The 1.0 milestone comes after landing a number of improvements recently and after nearly a half-decade of development work.

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OpenSSL site defacement involving hypervisor hack rattles nerves (updated)

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Code repositories remained untouched in the December 29 hack, and the only outward sign of a breach was a defacement left on the OpenSSL.org home page. The compromise is nonetheless rattling some nerves. In a brief advisory last updated on New Year's Day, officials said "the attack was made via hypervisor through the hosting provider and not via any vulnerability in the OS configuration." The lack of additional details raised the question of whether the same weakness may have been exploited to target other sites that use the same service. After all, saying a compromise was achieved through a hypervisor vulnerability in the Web host of one of the Internet's most important sites isn't necessarily comforting news if the service or hypervisor platform is widely used by others.

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eBook Reader and Editing Software Calibre 1.18 Is Almost Perfect

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Version 1.18 of eBook reader and management software Calibre has been announced and it packs quite a few changes, despite the fact that a worldwide vacation has been in effect for the last few days.

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GNOME Settings Daemon 3.11.3 Adds Bluetooth Killswitch Support

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The third development release of the upcoming GNOME Settings Daemon 3.12 package, a daemon run by all GNOME sessions to provide live access to configuration settings and the changes done to them, is available for download and testing via our Linux section on Softpedia.

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Leftovers: Applications

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Btrfs-Progs To Be Updated In Tandem With The Kernel

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Chris Mason intends to update the btrfs-progs user-space utilities for the Btrfs file-system in conjunction with new stable Linux kernel releases.

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GNU Hurd Is Up To 344k Lines Of Code

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While GNU Hurd has been around for years prior to the existence of the Linux kernel, Hurd is now up to only 344 thousand lines of code, but it's having a hard time getting much higher.

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New Geeksphone to run Android and Firefox OS on x86

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Mozilla’s hardware partner for unlocked Firefox OS phones revealed that it is prepping a new phone that will run both Android and Firefox OS, on an Intel processor.

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Enlightenment DR 18 Released

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Blumenkrantz wrote that 242 changes and bug fixes had been made to Enlightenment since the release of E17 and according to their git log, 3 more have been made since Saturday. One late fix since 0.18.1 is "infinite printing of SLEEP."

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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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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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