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Linux @ About.com
During the past month I have been in discussions with a number of people at about.com.
I have been provided with the opportunity of writing articles on the linux.about.com subsite and I am in full control of all the content that will appear on that site.
It is early days and there is some old content on the site which is a bit out of date but I plan to make linux.about.com a great resource for everyone.
XBMC, which renamed itself to Kodi, is out with a new alpha release for the Kodi 14 media center software. While XBMC 13 introduced a lot of new features, Kodi 14 is going to be mostly about minor refinements.