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October 6, 2014
The Debian Installer Team has announced that Debian Installer Jessie Beta 2 is out and ready for download. This latest version brings some very interesting changes for Jessie and a ton of improvements.
A subtitle editor is a type of computer software that lets users create and edit subtitles. These subtitles are superimposed over, and synchronized with, video. Subtitles can literally make the difference between being immersed in a movie or only watching the screen, trying to keep up with developments. Good subtitling does not distract but actually enhances viewing pleasure, and even native speakers can find subtitles useful, not only where the individual is hearing-impaired.
Germany might become an example for other cities which are looking to shed their dependency on proprietary solutions, such as Windows. One of those cities might be Hamburg, but the official discussions haven't started just yet. One of the political parties in Germany wants to kickstart the discussions regarding this thorny issue.
We knew Microsoft makes most of its mobile operating system money from Android, not Windows Phone, but a billion dollars? From one vendor!!? Microsoft's good times, however, are in danger of coming to an end.
QupZilla is a relatively new WebKit-based web browser written in Qt, which makes it perfect for KDE users. QupZilla looks just great, and it seems to be a perfect browser for those users who prefer a more different approach when it comes to the interface look and feel. QupZilla stands out with an interface that doesn’t resemble neither of the ‘modern’ ones like Firefox, Chrome or Opera, but rather keeps a classic look, which I believe may fit many users out there. So let’s see what this impressive browser is all about.
UbuTricks is a program that helps you install the latest versions of several games and applications in Ubuntu. UbuTricks is a Zenity-based, graphical script with a simple interface. Although early in development, its aim is to create a simple, graphical way of installing updated applications in Ubuntu 14.04 and future releases.
October 5, 2014
A step by step HOWTO covering Squid3 transparent proxying on an OpenVPN server. Also covers PKI setup for OpenVPN.
Banished is a city-builder from Shining Rock Software LLC that was praised rather a lot when it came out, and the developer noted they planned a Linux version. We caught up with the developer to see when.
For those that have read us for some time you will probably know I am a big space sci-fi fan, so J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars ticks literally every single box for me. Here's my thoughts on the soon to be released Linux version.
It's the inconvenience, stupidAnalysis Over the last few weeks law enforcement officials on both sides of the Atlantic have been kicking up a fuss over Apple and Google deciding to include effective encryption on their smartphones.…
LG teased an image of a round-faced, WebOS-based smartwatch before. The Verge found an LG page promoting a WebOS SmartWatch SDK, but then it disappeared. We had a feeling the successful launch of the Linux-based WebOS distribution on LG’s Smart TV and signage computers would start LG thinking about applying the former mobile OS to […]
There are many different open-source software projects with a variety of goals. Some projects focus on speed and security, while others focus on stability and portability. This month I aim to celebrate the diversity of the open-source ecosystem by looking at Clang Static Analyzer, a little known project in software development category. I begin with a short introduction of this project and continue with the list of the projects released during the month of September 2014.
Open source games roundupWeek of September 28 - October 4, 2014Howdy, open source game fans! In this week's edition of our open source games news, we take a look at the storied history of Lord of the Rings games, Borderlands 2 on Linux, and more!read more
The DDOS attack that has rendered the popular Linux site Tux Machines virtually unreachable for nearly two weeks, now seems to be affecting sister site TechRights. Roy Schestowitz, publisher of both sites, told FOSS Force that the attack on TechRights began at about one o’clock Friday afternoon GMT.