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01.23.14

Links 23/1/2014: Applications

Posted in News Roundup at 4:49 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

  • Xiwtool: Convenient and (Hopefully) Easier Wireless Scanning and Configuration for Linux
  • Most Popular Desktop Video Player: VLC

    Not all video players are alike. Some offer more features and tweaking options to make your videos look great, while others boast speed and stability. Last week we asked you for your favorites, then looked at the five best desktop video players. Now we’re back to highlight the winner.

  • Mars Kids Explore Their Potential With Kano

    Kano began raising funds in December of 2013. Their goal was to raise $100,000 to expand their ability to manufacture and sell a kit that not only taught kids how to use a computer, but how to build one and how to write code to use on that computer as well. It’s designed to fire the interest and imagination of future Anita Borgs and Linus Torvalds.

  • Why you will love nftables

    Linux 3.13 is out bringing among other thing the first official release of nftables. nftables is the project that aims to replace the existing {ip,ip6,arp,eb}tables framework aka iptables. nftables version in Linux 3.13 is not yet complete. Some important features are missing and will be introduced in the following Linux versions. It is already usable in most cases but a complete support (read nftables at a better level than iptables) should be available in Linux 3.15.

  • A Gtk uTorrent Front End… Any Interest?

    I have started developing a Gtk front end for the Linux uTorrent server. I know there is a Web UI but you can not click magnet links in web pages to add them. I was developing this for myself but if there is any interest in the project I will make it public.

  • 3 Best Bitcoin Clients for Ubuntu

    Bitcoin is going to be big, we predicted way back in 2010. The value of Bitcoin soared from a little over 1 USD in 2011 to a mammoth 1000 USD in 2013. Bitcoin is now a world-wide phenomenon with nearly 100,000 transactions every day. The revolutionary new “internet currency” is changing the world as we know it. Be it any platform, if you want to use Bitcoins, you have to have reliable Bitcoin clients. And here we’ll discuss 3 of the best free Bitcoin clients available for Ubuntu (and Linux) and the required steps for installing each one of them.

  • SIDUS—the Solution for Extreme Deduplication of an Operating System

    SIDUS is not exotic. SIDUS makes use of services available with any distribution (DHCP, PXE, TFTP, NFSroot, DebootStrap and AUFS). You can install SIDUS knowing only these few keywords. Besides, SIDUS makes use of distribution tricks from live CDs. SIDUS works on Debian, all the way from version Etch.

  • mp3report: We’re not even close to finished yet
  • mp3rename: The ubiquitous function, in its simplest form
  • My top 10 open source software

    I discovered the Linux and open source world around 4 years ago, and from that date I’m trying to know more open source software or projects.

    I must say that they changed my life both as I started to use different software but the most important thing, in my opinion, is that I’ve discovered a different way to think to software and collaboration, or should I say understand what really means Free software ?

  • LeadFerret Releases Directory of Linux Professionals
  • Tools for when Linux goes mainstream

    It’s only a matter of time until the Linux market goes truly consumer. We’ve seen a few mainstream hardware vendors make forays into Linux-based products but so far, there hasn’t been a breakout success … so far.

    Meanwhile, the Linux software market is in overdrive with thousands of developers releasing mostly free, open source applications many of which rival the best apps you can buy for Windows and OS X.

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