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Pick of the Bunch: Console Internet Applications

I would be the first to concede that Linux users will never be satisfied being denied access to a desktop environment. Linux users have a choice of many different desktop environments, all with their own different styles and strengths. Which desktop environment is best invokes strong feelings. Personally, I have no strong feelings for or against any of the environments available. This is predominately because I still spend a lot of my time either using the Linux console, or, when in X, I end up at a terminal emulator, mostly Terminator.

Mozilla brings Indian communities together

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 13, 2014 7:00 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Mozilla organized two national events in India during the month of June this year: Indic FirefoxOS L10n Sprint 2014 and Mozcamp Beta 2014. read more

Linux Kernel 3.2.61 LTS Officially Released with Support for New Devices

Ben Hutchings, the maintainer of the Linux 2.6 kernel branch, had the pleasure of announcing yesterday, July 11, that a brand-new maintenance release is available for download, urging users to update to it as soon as possible.

Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Steam) Works with Wine 1.7.22

Alexandre Julliard had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of a brand-new development release of Wine, an open-source application that allows Linux users to run Windows apps.

Dropbox 2.11.0 for Linux Brings a Revamped User Interface

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 13, 2014 1:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux users can now test a brand-new development release of the Dropbox for Linux client, version 2.11.0, which introduces a revamped user interface, as well as various tweaks, bugfixes and enhancements.

Meld 3.11.2 Diff and Merge Tool for GNOME Has Been Released

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 12, 2014 11:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Meld, an open-source file/folder diff and merge graphical software designed for the GNOME desktop environment, has reached version 3.11.2. This is a development release geared towards Meld 3.12 and includes a couple of new features, updated translations and many bugfixes.

Epic Games contributes to Blender, Oculus open sources new acquisition, and more

Open source games roundup Week of July 6 - July 12, 2014 In this week's edition of the open source games news roundup, we take a look at Epic Games' donation to the Blender Foundation, Oculus VR's new open source acquisition, and more. read more

Raspberry Pi web server tutorial

Use Google Coder to turn your Raspberry Pi into a tiny, low-powered web server and web host

Worms Clan Wars Looks Like It's Heading To Linux

Worms Clan Wars a reasonably high rated Worms game looks like it will come to Linux thanks to info taken from the excellent SteamDB.

LibreSSL crypto library leaps from OpenBSD to Linux, OS X, more

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 12, 2014 3:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
First cross-platform version of cleaned-up OpenSSL fork The OpenBSD project has released the first portable version of LibreSSL, the team's OpenSSL fork – meaning it can be built for operating systems other than OpenBSD.…

CrossOver 13.2: Installing Windows program on Linux just got easier

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jul 12, 2014 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Microsoft
CodeWeavers latest CrossOver has many improvements, one of which is that it makes it easier than ever to install Windows applications on Linux.

Samsung Z mobe a NO-SHOW at Moscow Tizen Developer Summit

Samsung has suffered another setback in its quest to offer the world an alternative to Android, having failed to launch the first smartphone running its Tizen mobile OS as planned.

M-Cam casts doubts on Microsoft's Android patent portfolio

China revealed exactly what patents Microsoft has in its Android patent portfolio. After examining these patents, M-Cam doubts the validity of many of Microsoft's Android claims.

First Tizen phone postponed indefinitely

The Samsung Z smartphone unveiled in June as the first Tizen phone, was a no-show at its launch event in Russia, and Samsung offered no revised ship date.

Will Vias 64-bit Isaiah II run both x86 and ARM code?

Leaked benchmarks show Via’s 64-bit Isaiah II edging out AMD’s Kabini and trouncing Intel’s Atom Z3770, amid speculation it may run both x86 and ARM code. German site 3Dcenter.org has published (translation) SiSoft Sandra benchmarks said to be leaked by Via Technologies subsidiary Centaur Technology for an upcoming Isaiah II architecture, the first major x86 refresh since the much neglected Via Nano. The benchmarks show the processor soundly beating the quad-core, 2.4GHz Intel Atom Z3770 (Bay Trail-T) tablet system-on-chip while edging out a 2GHz, quad-core AMD Athlon 5350 “Kabini” SoC.

Wine 1.7.22 released

The Wine development release 1.7.22 is now available.

CrossOver 13.2: Installing Windows program on Linux just got easier

CodeWeavers latest CrossOver has many improvements, one of which is that it makes it easier than ever to install Windows applications on Linux.

Calibre 1.44.0 Is Now Available for Download

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 12, 2014 12:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It’s Friday, so Kovid Goyal had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of a brand new maintenance release of his highly acclaimed Calibre eBook library management software.

Understanding the metrics behind open source projects

What do the numbers behind an open source project tell us about where it is headed? That's the subject of Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona's OSCON 2014 talk later this month, where he looks at four open source cloud computing projects—OpenStack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, and OpenNebula—and turns those numbers into a meaningful analysis.

BOINC on Raspberry Pi

Lend your Raspberry Pi's processing power to a good cause using BOINC, helping to cure disease along the way. Some people manage to use their Raspberry Pis all the time. Whether they’re powering a robot, an automated house, a media centre or even a normal desktop PC, there are some excellent ways to keep your Pi occupied.

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