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Amarok 2.2 "Sunjammer" released

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kdenews.org: The Amarok team is excited to announce the release of Amarok 2.2. In three and a half months, Amarok has made a huge leap forward, gaining many new features and a lot of old features from 1.4 have returned.

Top Video Editing Apps for Linux

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intranetjournal.com: In this article, I'll highlighting existing video editing software for the Linux platform, in addition to also making sure that you understand the benefits and hurdles of each software title included in this round up.

3 great educational apps for Linux newbies

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sinaisix.blogspot.com: One of the greatest things about Linux is that there is never a shortage of applications to meet virtually every need. Below are 3 very great educational applications that most newbie Linux users will find very useful.

Putting Linux on Parental Control

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earthweb.com: Over the years I’ve witnessed desktop Linux distros evolve dramatically – change the very core of the way we look at how an operating system interacts with its users. However, I still find plenty of forum posts on the Web stating that Linux as a platform still lacks suitable parental controls.

Celestia 3D Space Simulation Software For Linux

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cyberciti.biz: Celestia is a real-time visual space simulation astronomy program. NASA and ESA have used Celestia in their educational and for interfacing to trajectory analysis software.

Chromium test (two days without Firefox)

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linuxtidbits.wordpress: With Firefox becoming fully-fledged, I wasn’t on the look-out to try another browser. Curiousity, however, creeped in short of my expectations and I have been taken quick glimpses of Chromium the last two months.

Puppy Linux 4.3 and Woof

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lwn.net: Puppy Linux 4.3.0 was released several weeks ago and with it came several interesting developments. First, this release saw the return of Barry Kauler, founder and project lead of Puppy Linux. Second, 4.3.0 includes some great new tools.

AMD R600/700 2D Performance: Open vs. Closed Drivers

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phoronix.com: While the ATI Radeon HD 5800 graphics cards were introduced last week, the open-source support for the Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 series is finally maturing. In this article we have benchmarks showing the 2D performance between these two driver options with both an R600 and R700 graphics card.

Power searching Linux with SearchMonkey

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ghacks.net: There are search tools and then there are SEARCH TOOLS. Any Linux user that has ever needed real power for their searches generally has to resort to the command line. But what if you could have a GUI tool that could also handle regular expressions?

Can You Boycott a Boycott?

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ostatic.com/blog: From the things-that-should-never-happen-but-you-knew-they-would-eventually department, comes more flamage in the Mono advocates vs. anti-Mono advocates vs. the now anti-anti-Mono advocates.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
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