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RemoteBox 1.8 Lets Users Control Virtual Machines Remotely

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RemoteBox can run on a variety of operating systems, including Linux and BSD. The server part of the application can run on any operating system supported by VirtualBox.

According to the changelog, an option to automatically start chosen guests when the host system boots has been added, an option to set the start delay on an guest so that it can be started up in a specific sequence has been implemented, the option to set the shutdown type on a guest when the host is already shut down has been added, and a VirtualBox preference has been implemented to set the location of the autostart database.

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Yorba’s Promising Calendar “California” and Email Client “Geary” Bring More Style to GNOME

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Yorba Foundation, the prominent developer of Shotwell photo manager, has recently announced their development of a new slick and stylish calendar app for GNOME called “California.” It has now been included into Yorba’s daily PPA for testing on Ubuntu systems and looks just as promising and stylish as their minimalist email client Geary.

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Opera for Linux release imminent?

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When Norwegian company Opera Software announced that it would switch its trusted Presto engine to Chromium, it caused quite the stir among users.

Some congratulated Opera Software for the move as it improved web standards compatibility and speed among other things.

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POPCORN TIME 0.3 RELEASED WITH TV SERIES SUPPORT, NEW USER INTERFACE, OTHER MAJOR NEW FEATURES

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Popcorn Time, an open source Netflix-style torrent streaming application for Linux, Windows and Mac which is quite popular these days, was updated to version 0.3 beta recently, bringing some major improvements such as TV series support, new user interface, user settings, bookmarks and more.

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Google Chrome 36 Dev Adds Extra Step for Profile Deletion

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Google developers have released a new build of their Chrome browser, 36.0.1976.2, and this is quite a hefty update, full of various changes and improvements. Even so, it’s not recommended that you switch to the new version, if you already are running on of the two other branches, Stable or Beta.

Developers usually make the big changes in the Development branch and most of those modifications trickle down into the Beta, and then finally into the Stable. It may take a while for all the features to be implemented for the majority of users, but this is the safest way to do it.

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GNOME MUSIC 3.12.2

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Style fixes to Music 3.13.1 in Add to Playlists dialog were added to Music 3.12.2 to be consistent with other apps using list boxes. The bug for the notifications not showing up if media art is not found was also fixed.

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Intel Beignet Is Working Out Surprisingly Well For OpenCL On Linux

Beignet is the project out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center for exposing GPGPU/compute capabilities out of Ivy Bridge hardware and newer when using a fully open-source Linux stack. While Beignet differs greatly from Gallium3D's Clover state tracker, this Intel-specific open-source OpenCL implementation is working out quite well for Ubuntu Linux. While I've been writing about Intel's Beignet project since early 2013, it's probably been about a year now since I tried out the code, which is developed by Intel's OTC graphics team in China. This weekend I tried out Beignet v0.9.2 as trying out the newest Intel OpenCL code has been on my TODO list for a while and it's been working out rather well in my initial tests. Read more