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Fastpatx – A Quick and Simple Web Browser

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blog.jjtcomputing.co.uk: I recently stumbled across Fastpatx web browser, which is written in PyQT and contains around 50 lines of code. It is very simple and has a very plain and uncrowded interface.

Five Open Source Apps to Manage Your Collections

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ostatic.com/blog: Comic books, DVDs, old vinyl albums, Star Wars figurines -- collecting things is fun. What's not fun, though, is keeping track of it all. Here are five open source collection management apps to help you organize your stuff.

Open-Source Apps Earn Software Security Seal Of Approval

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bmighty.com/blog: Two prominent open-source projects recently got a thumbs-up from Veracode, a company that applies a standards-based approach to software vulnerability testing.

It LiVES! Video Editing For FOSS Movie Makers

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linuxjournal.com: Studio Dave is set up for personal audio production, but video capabilities are on the horizon. Now the fun level has jumped up a few notches with version 1.0.0pre1 of LiVES, a video editing system for Linux.

NVIDIA 190.16 Driver Brings OpenGL 3.2 To Linux

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phoronix.com: Yesterday NVIDIA released their first 190.xx Linux beta driver for their GeForce and Quadro graphics cards. The NVIDIA 190.16 Beta driver brought a number of VDPAU fixes, PowerMizer control features, a number of new official and unofficial OpenGL extensions receiving GLX protocol support, and a number of other fixes and enhancements too.

Xfce: New Life For Old Hardware

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connectedinternet.co.uk: My time on X is relegated to my secondary computer, a dual 1.46GHz pentium 4 laptop with only 1 Gb of ram. My growing sentiment about running KDE4 on that laptop is that the experience is rather, well, pokey. So, I had three ideas in mind: Xfce, LXDE and ROX Desktop.

10 outstanding Linux backup utilities

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blogs.techrepublic.com: A dependable backup tool is not a luxury - everyone needs to have one. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to get the feature set that meets your needs. Jack Wallen introduces some great Linux backup solutions, including a few that are cross platform.

Adobe goes corporate open source against Ogg Theora

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blogs.zdnet.com: It may have been upstaged by Microsoft but Adobe’s strategy with its Open Source Media Framework looks very similar.

Get Ready for PHP 6

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linux-mag.com: PHP 6, the next major revision of the popular Web application development language, looms on the horizon and promises many changes. Learn what’s new and what’s obsolete and how to prepare your code for tomorrow.

Solar Eclipse on your desktop

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lizards.opensuse.org: A Celestial event, the sight of the century is happening tomorrow morning here in India. Monsoon clouds may spoil the fun though. Fear not, you can still see how exactly the event will unfold.

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  • Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/03/21
  • Announcing the Shim review process [Ed: accepting rather than fighting very malicious things]
    However, a legitimate criticism has been that there's very little transparency in Microsoft's signing process. Some people have waited for significant periods of time before being receiving a response. A large part of this is simply that demand has been greater than expected, and Microsoft aren't in the best position to review code that they didn't write in the first place.
  • rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH
    rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH. It doesn’t required any other software to be installed on remote machine, except openSSH server package & remote server credentials.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.3 and KDE Applications 16.12.3, More
    Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source operating system originally based on Arch Linux and the KDE Plasma desktop environment, announced the availability of the latest KDE updates in the distro's repositories. Those of you using Chakra GNU/Linux as your daily drive will be happy to learn that the stable repos were filled with numerous up-to-date packages from the recently released KDE Plasma 5.9.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.3 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt 5.
  • YaST Team: Highlights of YaST development sprint 32
    One of the known limitations of the current installer is that it’s only able to automatically propose an encrypted schema if LVM is used. For historical reasons, if you want to encrypt your root and/or home partitions but not to use LVM, you would need to use the expert partitioner… and hope for the best from the bootloader proposal. But the new storage stack is here (well, almost here) to make all the old limitations vanish. With our testing ISO it’s already possible to set encryption with just one click for both partition-based and LVM-based proposals. The best possible partition schema is correctly created and everything is encrypted as the user would expect. We even have continuous tests in our internal openQA instance for it. The part of the installer managing the bootloader installation is still not adapted, which means the resulting system would need some manual fixing of Grub before being able to boot… but that’s something for an upcoming sprint (likely the very next one).
  • Debian stretch on the Raspberry Pi 3 (update) (2017-03-22)
    I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
  • Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance
    One of the many strengths of the Asus Tinker Board is its multimedia support. This 4K video capable machine is a mouthwatering prospect for the multimedia enthusiast. The machine has a respectable 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. It’s only 32-bit (unlike the Raspberry Pi 3) but has a higher clock speed. The Tinker Board also sports an integrated ARM-based Mali T764 graphics processor (GPU).

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