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uzbl: a browser that adheres to the unix philosophy

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tuxtraining.com: Like Vimperator for Firefox? Want something a bit smaller? Easier to config from plain text files? Well meet Uzbl.

Tucan Manager

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meanmachine.wordpress: Tucan Manager is a free and open source software designed for automatic management of downloads and uploads at hosting sites like rapidshare or megaupload.

Amarok 2.2 – Reloaded, revamped, rethinked, reeverything!

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kdenews.org: The Amarok team is getting ready for the release of Amarok 2.2 and is proud to release the first beta version of Amarok 2.2.

Best Google Desktop Applications for Linux

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junauza.com: Google has already released several desktop applications that works on different operating systems. As a Linux user, I'm grateful that all of my preferred Google desktop apps are well supported and can be easily installed on my favorite distro.

EU fears Oracle will kill MySQL, but is that even possible?

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arstechnica.com: Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun has hit a snag. The European Commission is concerned that Oracle's will terminate the open source MySQL project, a move that would have a detrimental impact on competition in the database market. In light of the resilience inherent in open source software, it's unclear if such a maneuver would even be possible.

Chrome 4.0 vs Opera 10 vs Firefox 3.5

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lifehacker.com: In a three-way cage match, LifeHacker threw Chrome 4, Firefox 3.5, and Opera 10 into the ring and let the three browsers duke it out to see which would emerge as the fastest app for surfing the web.

8 Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts

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maketecheasier.com: Many people don’t think of their command prompt as a particularly useful thing, or even pay it much attention. To me, this is a bit of a shame, as a useful prompt can change the way you use the command line.

Sizing up Opera 10 Final: Can it Compete?

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  • Sizing up Opera 10 Final: Can it Compete with Chrome and Firefox?
  • Dump Firefox For the New Opera?
  • Opera browser (finally) gets an auto-updater

CrossOver Games 8.0, Now With Zombie-Plague Protection

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ostatic.com/blog: It's been a while since CodeWeavers updated CrossOver Games and today's release of version 8.0 is a doozy.

10 Linux file managers worth checking out

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blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve never given your file manager much thought, maybe it’s time to look at the wide range of features offered by Linux file management tools.

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Debian and Derivatives

  • Glad to be a Mentor of Google Summer Code again!
    While, why I proposed this idea? Plinth is developed by Freedombox which is a Debian based project. The Freedombox is aiming for building a 100% free software self-hosting web server to deploy social applications on small machines. It provides online communication tools respecting user privacy and data ownership, replacing services provided by third-parties that under surveillance. Plinth is the front-end of Freedombox, written in Python.
  • The #newinstretch game: new forensic packages in Debian/stretch
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  • Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 stable release (LTS)
    Once again the Veteran Unix Admins salute you! Many of you might remember November 2014 when we announced that we were going to fork Debian. Well, we have done exactly that. It has been a long process, but now over two years later, we proudly present Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 Stable.
  • Parsix GNU/Linux Is Closing Its Doors, All Users Will Be Migrated to Debian 9
    You know we hate to give you guys bad news, but it looks like the Parsix GNU/Linux project is closing its doors in about six months after the release of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system.

OSS Leftovers

Ubuntu-Based Alternatives and Snapcraft 2.30

  • ​How to install Linux Mint on your Windows PC
    I think Linux Mint isn't just a great desktop, it's a great replacement for Windows. With Windows security problems such as WannaCry, people are starting to explore alternatives to Windows. I got a number of requests about switching out from Windows to the latest and best Linux. For me and many other experienced Linux users that's Linux Mint 18.1. You don't need to be a Linux expert to install Mint on a Windows PC. Here's how to do it.
  • Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land
    With the death of Unity, Canonical will focus more attention on Ubuntu servers, Ubuntu in the cloud and Ubuntu in the so-called Internet of Things. Even if you give Canonical the benefit of the doubt - that it will continue working on desktop Ubuntu - at the very least, desktop Ubuntu's future looks uncertain. Post Unity, how will the transition to GNOME work? Will existing Unity users be "upgraded" to GNOME with 17.10? Canonical is reportedly plotting out solutions to much of this uncertainty right now, but for users, the uncertainty rules the day.
  • Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.30 Snappy Packaging Tool for Ubuntu Linux OSes
    Canonical's Sergio Schvezov was proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Snapcraft 2.30, a major milestone of the open-source Snappy packaging tool used to package apps in the Snap universal binary format.

An introduction to Linux's EXT4 filesystem

Although written for Linux, the EXT filesystem has its roots in the Minix operating system and the Minix filesystem, which predate Linux by about five years, being first released in 1987. Understanding the EXT4 filesystem is much easier if we look at the history and technical evolution of the EXT filesystem family from its Minix roots. Read more