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03.29.14

Links 29/3/2014: Applications

Posted in News Roundup at 6:49 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

  • Maxthon Browser Extends Reach into Linux Territory

    Over the years, the Maxthon browser (formerly known as MyIE2 way back in the day) has spread its reach beyond Windows and into different platforms, including the Mac and three mobile OSes: Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Wondering where the love for Linux is at? You don’t need to wonder anymore, because you can now download 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Maxthon for Linux.

  • Maxthon launches its first cloud browser for Linux
  • Bitwig Studio Released
  • KKEdit 0.0.32 Released – Overview & Ubuntu Installation

    KKEdit is a text editor based on GTK3 for GNOME, currently under development, with several useful features for the average programmer.

  • Appstream: The next step

    If you have attended my FOSDEM talk or seen the slides, you know about the concept of “component metadata” to describe (almost) all software components which make up a Linux system, as well as their public interfaces they provide for users and other software to access. This metadata specification was originally designed as part of the Listaller project for use with the 3rd-party software installer.

  • New Linux Office Suite Too Soft to Be King

    Other than OpenOffice and LibreOffice, the Linux platform lacks any full-featured office suite. Both of these open source office suites have more in common with each other than truly distinguishing features. Both flip-flop in performance, depending on which Microsoft skill they attempt to emulate. Their user interface is strictly classic old school.

  • Xen Virtualization Has Many New Features Coming
  • Xen Automotive: Bringing Virtualization To Cars

    Linux within cars was a big topic at this week’s Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Napa Valley. Besides Intel talking up Tizen IVI, Xen Automotive is the work being done for using Xen virtualization on ARM hardware within automobiles.

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