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Browsers will Flash Linux into the future or drag it into the past

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The announcement has gone out. The gist? Flash will no longer work with Chromium on Linux. Many of you are probably wondering, "What is Chromium?" Essentially, Chromium is the open-source version of Google's massively popular browser, Chrome. The big Flash debacle is simple: the old way of handling Flash (within a browser) is insecure. It was driven by the Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) -- an architecture that dates back to Netscape Navigator 2.0. NPAI that's insecure, obsolete, and doesn't work well on smartphones and tablets -- which is a death knell in and of itself.

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RawTherapee 4.1 Is a Complex and Free Alternative to Adobe's Lightroom

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Also, the support for numerous new devices has been improved, RawTherapee's window size and position are remembered between sessions, users can now click anywhere without dragging to clear crop, and much more.

We tested RawTherapee a while back and we found out that this was actually an application for professional artists. Sure enough, it can be used by novice users as well, but you will need to spend a lot of time with it just to learn all the things it can do...

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Akregator - Get your daily Linux fix using the premier KDE RSS Feed Reader

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To some people an operating system is an operating system. It is a means to an end. Many Windows users definitely look on life in this way.

A lot of Windows user buy a computer and that computer happens to have Windows on it. Windows lets them connect to the internet via a browser and they can read their email, watch videos, check their mail and perform office type tasks.

The fact that the computer is running Windows is irrelevant to them. They certainly wouldn't spend time discussing their operating system or reading articles about it.

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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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