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The best Linux desktop search tools

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tuxradar.com: We picked out the best desktop search tools for Linux and put them through their paces - read on to find out how they fared!

Boxee Beta Goes Public – Now Works With TV.com, Blip.TV, and IGN

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thenextweb.com: Boxee, the popular media center application, is now in public beta following an extensive pre-beta period. The new release comes for OS X, Windows, and Ubuntu.

Create flow charts with Kivio

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ghacks.net: Some people choose to draw their flow charts with the help of graphing paper. But others prefer to map out their flow charts with software like Dia. But like Dia is to GNOME, so Kivio is to KDE.

The State of PostgreSQL: Not So Easy to Kill

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ostatic.com/blog: One of Monty Widenius' arguments about the vulnerability of PostgreSQL has caught the attention of the PostgreSQL community. In a comment on OStatic, Widenius says that "PostgreSQL can also be killed" by a company like Oracle.

WebKitGTK+ hackfest improves HTML renderer for GNOME apps

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arstechnica.com: Contributors to the WebKitGTK+ project recently gathered for a hackfest to improve the open source HTML renderer's integration with the GTK+ toolkit. They added some cache control APIs, improved support for HTML5 video, form persistence, and other features.

What Programming Language Should You Learn?

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penguinpetes.com: I'm going to attempt to answer the number-one most common technology question on the web, and hopefully do it so I can just link people here. Wish me luck, I'll need it!

OpenMovieEditor And Blender: More NLE Delights

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linuxjournal.com: We're getting close to the last stops on our tour of NLEs for Linux. This week I've focused my attention on two editors, both of which surprised me in many ways.

Emesene 1.6 Released, What’s New?

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Instant Messaging client ‘Emesene’ slipped a new release out on Monday but what’s new in it?

Flock 2.5.6 addresses security issues

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Moz/FF
  • Flock 2.5.6 addresses security issues
  • Firefox 3.6 finally hits the release candidate phase
  • Firefox 3.7 to feel need for speed with multicore boost
  • Iron Browser (Chromium with all the required add-ons)

Linux-based media center Enna ready for its close up

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downloadsquad.com: It's here! Enna, a media center application made for Linux is finally ready for public release. Yay?

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Security: Updates, IBM, Elytron and Container Vulnerability Scanning

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NetBSD 8.0 RC1 Available, Bringing Initial USB 3.0 Support & Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation

It's a busy month for the BSDs with DragonFlyBSD 5.2 having come along with OpenBSD 6.3 and right before that was TrueOS 18.03. Now there's finally the release candidate of the long-awaited NetBSD 8.0 update. NetBSD 7.0 arrived back in October 2015 while the NetBSD 8.0 release should not be too much further out. Arguably most interesting with NetBSD 8.0 is its finally bring initial USB 3.0 support though the change-log currently just describes it as "some USB 3 support." Read more

FFmpeg 4.0 Released

  • FFmpeg 4.0 released
    Version 4.0 of the FFmpeg multimedia toolkit is out. There is a long list of new filters, formats, and more; see the announcement for details.
  • April 20th, 2018, FFmpeg 4.0 "Wu"
  • FFmpeg 4.0 Released With New Encoders/Decoders, NVIDIA NVDEC Decoding
    FFmpeg 4.0 is now available as the latest major release for this widely-used open-source multimedia encode/decoder library. FFmpeg 4.0 introduces NVIDIA NVDEC GPU-based decoding for H264 / MJPEG / HEVC / MPEG-1/2/4, VC1, VP8, and VP9 formats. This release also adds an Intel QSV accelerated overlay filter, an OpenCL overlay filter, VA-API MJPEG and VP8 decoding support, new VA-API filters, and many other accelerated code path improvements.

Graphics: AMD, Intel and Vulkan

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    AMD's Alex Deucher has sent in a small set of fixes for the AMDGPU Direct Rendering Manager driver in the Linux 4.17 kernel. The three patches are for fixing a dark screen issue with AMDGPU DC, a fix for clock/voltage dependency tracking for WattMan, and an updated SMU interface for the yet-to-be-announced Vega 12 GPU.
  • Intel KVMGT 2018-Q1 Release Offers Mediated GPU Pass-Through Improvements
    While the relevant bits for supporting Intel GPU mediated pass-through to virtual machines with KVM are now upstream in the Linux kernel as well as in QEMU 2.12, Intel developers have just announced their quarterly release of "KVMGT" for those wanting the officially blessed configuration for running Intel virtual GPU support with KVM virtual machines.
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    Following RadeonSI adding "Vega M" support for the new Radeon graphics appearing embedded on select Intel Kabylake processor packages, the RADV developers have similarly staged their Vega M support in this open-source Vulkan driver.
  • The Forge Now Offers Full-Featured Vulkan Support On Linux
    Earlier this month we covered "The Forge" picking up initial Linux support and now they have rounded out their full-featured Linux support with Vulkan rendering.