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7 (More) Best Free and Open Source CMS

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junauza.com: This new set of CMS is as good as the previous list that we have so this should be interesting. Without any more delay, check out this new collection.

Pieces of the roaming laptop puzzle in Debian

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people.skolelinux: Today, the last piece of the puzzle for roaming laptops in Debian Edu finally entered the Debian archive. Today, the new libpam-mklocaluser package was accepted. Two days ago, two other pieces was accepted into unstable. This collection of packages allow for two different setups for roaming laptops.

Google opens sources $124.6m video codec

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  • Google opens sources $124.6m video codec
  • VP8 Video Codec Freed. Now What?
  • Google pounds the open standards drum during I/O keynote
  • The first in-depth technical analysis of VP8
  • Mozilla and company announce WebM, VP8-based open video format project

XSane Brings Sanity to the Mad, Mad World of Linux Scanning

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linuxinsider.com: Scanning documents into a computer running a Linux-based operating system can often be a maddening task if you approach it the same way you would with a Windows PC. For Linux, XSane can make a world of difference.

Rekonq: A Quick Glance At Kubuntu Next Default Browser

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maketecheasier.com: The talk of the town is that the next version of Kubuntu will have a new default browser, replacing Konqueror, the longtime KDE favorite.

Review Of Linux Torrent Clients

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maketecheasier.com: Bittorrent is the clear leader when it comes to efficiently distributing large files online. Today we’ll round up X of the top clients for Linux and compare features to help you decide the right one for you.

Ubuntu toolbox

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manilastandardtoday.com: AFTER installing a new version of Ubuntu Linux, I always add a number of utilities that make my computing tasks easier.

Lightspark Open Source Flash Player Enters Beta

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omgubuntu.co.uk: OpenSource Flash player implementation ‘Lightspark’ has entered beta. It is “…an open source Adobe Flash implementation, designed from the ground up to be efficient on current and (hopefully) future hardware.”

IDE 101: 5 Open Source Web Development Tools

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adtmag.com: It takes the right tools to do the job right. When it comes to writing code, it's important to consider both the needs of the job and the preferences of individual developers.

Web Browsers Leave 'Fingerprints' Behind as You Surf the Net

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eff.org: New research by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has found that an overwhelming majority of web browsers have unique signatures -- creating identifiable "fingerprints" that could be used to track you as you surf the Internet.

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Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie" Live & Installable ISOs Now Available for Download

We reported the other day that the Debian Project released Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie," which is the seventh maintenance update to the current Debian Stable series of Linux-based computer operating systems. As promised, we told you then that installation mediums aren't yet available for download, nor Live ISO images, which help users install the latest, most up-to-date version of Debian Linux on their PCs or laptops without having download hundreds of updates from the official software repositories. Read more

GIMP Roadmap

  • GIMP's Progress In 2016, What's Ahead For 2017
    GIMP contributor Alexandre Prokoudine published a lengthy blog post today looking back at what were the accomplishments for this open-source image manipulation program in 2016 and some of what's ahead for the program this year. [...] Among the work still being done before GIMP 2.10 is released includes cleaning up libgimp, changing linear/gamma-corrected workflows, and 16/32-bit per color channel support, a new color management implementation, and more. GIMP 2.10 will hopefully ship later in 2017.
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  • What To Expect In GIMP 2.10
    The GIMP is our favorite image editing app for Linux, and this year it’s set to get even better. The development team behind the hugely popular open-source project this week shared word about ‘what’s next for GIMP‘ in 2017.

Linux 4.10-rc4

  • Linux 4.10-rc4
    Things are still looking fairly normal, and this is the usual weekly Sunday rc release. We're up to rc4, and people are clearly starting to find the regressions. Good, good. it's a slightly more random collection of fixes from last week: the bulk of it is still drivers (gpu, net, sound, usb stand out), and there's the usual architecture work (but mostly just x86 this time around), but there's a fair amount of fixes all over. Filesystems (xfs, btrfs, some core vfs), tooling (mostly perf), core mm, networking etc etc. This is also the point where I start hoping that the rc's start shrinking. We'll see how the tiny rc2 affects things - this may technically be rc4, but with that one almost dead week, it feels like rc3. But I'm crossing my fingers that we'll have less next week. Regardless, go out and test. This was not a huge merge window, I think we're in pretty good shape for people to dive in.. Linus
  • Linux 4.10-rc4 Kernel Released
    The fourth weekly test release of the Linux 4.10 kernel is now available. For those not up to speed on Linux 4.10, see our Linux 4.10 feature overview. There is a lot of great work included like Nouveau atomic mode-setting, Nouveau boost support, AMD Zen/Ryzen work, new ARM board/platform support, EXT4/XFS DAX iomap support, ATA command priority support, Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0, and much more.
  • Linus Torvalds Announces Fourth Linux 4.10 Kernel Release Candidate, Get It Now
    It's Sunday evening, again, and Linus Torvalds just made his weekly announcement to inform the community about the immediate availability for download of a new Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel. One more week has passed in our lives, but the development of the Linux kernel never stops, and we're now seeing the release of fourth RC (Release Candidate) build of Linux kernel 4.10, which appears to be fairly normal, yet again, bringing only a collection of assorted bug fixes and improvements from last week.

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