Reiser4 File-System Shows Decent Performance On Linux 3.10

With quite some time having passed since we last benchmarked the Reiser4 file-system, to end out July we have some fresh benchmarks of Reiser4 from the newly released patches for the Linux 3.10 kernel. There’s fairly good performance out of the experim…

Orca 3.9.5 Now Uses the Default Locale

Orca, a free, open source, flexible, and extensible screen reader that provides access to the graphical desktop via speech and refreshable Braille, is now at version 3.9.5. Orca works with applications and toolkits that support the Assistive Technology Service Provider Interface (AT-SPI), which is the primary assistive technology infrastructure for Linux and Solaris. Highlights of Orca 3.9.5: • The text selection events can now cross into a different …

FreeBSD Can Compete With Ubuntu Linux, Windows 8

Yesterday I published results that show NVIDIA’s Linux driver is very competitive with Microsoft Windows 8 when it comes to OpenGL gaming performance. It turns out that the NVIDIA BSD driver, which is still mostly shared common code with Linux and Solaris and Windows, pairs very well with FreeBSD’s Linux binary compatibility layer. The NVIDIA [...]

You Can Now Try KDE Frameworks 5 On Kubuntu

Through the new Project Neon initiative, daily builds of the next-generation KDE stack — KDE Frameworks 5 — can be easily installed via Debian packages for Kubuntu… Read more at Phoronix

Rygel 0.19.4 Media Server Needs Vala 0.20

Rygel, a home media solution (UPnP AV MediaServer) that allows users to easily share audio, video, and pictures to other devices, is now at version 0.19.4.

With Rygel, users will be able to browse the media collection from the TV or PS3 on a PC running GNOME, and they will have the possibility to play any of said media.

Highlights of Rygel 0.19.4:

• Building with –enable-debug is possible again;
• The device template now has the “correct”…

Latest Virtualbox for Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install Latest VirtualBox in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/11.04/Ubuntu older versions/Linux Mint 15/14/13/12/Debian/and other Ubuntu based distributionsVirtual-box is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is Virtual-box an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution [...]

Curlew Multi-Converter Reached to 0.1.20 version, Install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install Curlew Multi-Converter in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/11.10 Oneiric/Linux Mint 15/14/13/12/and other Ubuntu based DistributionsCurlew is multi-converter tool, it is based on ffmpeg. Curlew is easy to use, free and open-source multimedia converter for Linux. Curlew converter can convert to over 117 different formats. Curlew written in python and GTK3 and it [...]

Linux Kernel 3.0.88 LTS Is Available for Download

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.0.88 LTS (long-term support).

Linux kernel 3.0.88 is not as small as the previous version, but it’s still just a maintenance release that should be taken into consideration by users.

“I’m announcing the release of the 3.0.88 kernel. All users of the 3.0 kernel series must upgrade.”

“The updated 3.0.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/p…

Skippy-XD: Expose-Like Window Picker For Xfce, LXDE, Etc.

Skippy-XD is a lightweight full-screen window picker for X11, similar to the Mac OS X “Exposé” feature, useful for desktop environments like as Xfce or LXDE, which don’t have such a feature by default.There are Compiz and KWin plugins that offer similar functionality (and GNOME Shell has this built in) however, Skippy-XD should work with [...]

Setting Up KeePass For Centos 6

Setting Up KeePass For Centos 6

This mini-howto describes how to set up KeePass on Centos 6. It requires
building mono from source and installing the “portable” version of KeePass.
Finally there are a few tweaks that need to be done so that it can exe…

phpMyAdmin 4.0.4.2 Maintenance Release Now Available

phpMyAdmin, the popular tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL databases, has just reached version 4.0.4.2.

The small maintenance update has been released for phpMyAdmin, bringing the version to 4.0.4.2. This means that fixes have been implemented and users should update as soon as possible.

Highlights of phpMyAdmin 4.0.4.2:

• The stored XSS has been fixed in the server status monitor;
• The stored XSS in the n…

Use Marketplaces to Boost your E-commerce Sales

Part of being successful online is maximizing the use of available resources. Online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay and Google Shopping are helping e-commerce merchants improve their sales and visibility every day. Today we’ll cover how you can use marketplaces to … Read more

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NVIDIA Releases Its SHIELD Portable Gaming Device

After a delay, NVIDIA released today its SHIELD portable gaming console that’s powered by Android…

Microsoft Releases Office Suite For Android

For those in need of Microsoft Office on mobile devices, you can now install the widely-used office suite on Google Android devices…

GStreamer: GStreamer Core and Plugins 1.0.9 bug-fix release

The GStreamer team is pleased to announce another bug-fix release for the
new API and ABI-stable 1.x series of the GStreamer multimedia
framework.

Check out the release notes for
GStreamer core,
gst-plugins-base,
gst-plugins-good,
gst-plugin…

GNOME Boxes 3.9.5 Is Now Available for Testing

The development team behind the GNOME Boxes project announced a few days ago the fifth unstable release of the upcoming GNOME Boxes 3.10 application, a GNOME utility that allows users to manage remote or virtual systems.

GNOME Boxes 3.9.5 fixes properties to display animation against Clutter 1.16, adds a more noticeable warning on VT unavailability, corrects the button arrows for RTL locales, and no longer displays the spinner on live boxes.

Last but not least, the f…

Evince 3.9.5 Brings Automatic Zoom Mode

Evince, a document viewer for multiple document formats, which aims to replace the multiple document viewers existing on the GNOME Desktop with a single simple application, is now at version 3.9.5.

Evince 3.9.5 marks yet another step forward for the software in its way to the final version. As usual, there are quite a few changes.

Highlights of Evince 3.9.5:

• Users can now enable and disable the caret navigation with F7;
• ‘Automatic’ zoo…

Intel Updates Its Linux Graphics Driver Installer

Intel has updated their “Linux Graphics Driver Installer” for making it easier to upgrade the Linux graphics stack on supported distributions…

Superb Mini Server 2.0.5 Is Based on Samba 4.0.7

Superb Mini Server, a Linux operating system based on Slackware 13.37 and manageable through the Webmin web-based interface, is now at version 2.0.5.

In Superb Mini Server 2.0.5, server packages have been updated to the latest stable versions and a lot of packages have been added.

Highlights of Superb Mini Server 2.0.5:

• Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.4.55;
• CUPS has been updated to version 1.6.3;
• Dovecot has bee…