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Why is the Number of Linux Distros Declining? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 17 2014 @ 06:00 PM EST
Contributed by: fk

The number of Linux distributions is declining. In 2011, the Distrowatch database of active Linux distributions peaked at 323. Currently, however, it lists only 285. However, exactly why the decline is taking place and how much it matters remains unclear.

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The new minuscule Linutop XS is announced! Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 17 2014 @ 03:11 PM EST
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Today Linutop releases the Linutop XS its smallest and most energy efficient computer.

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Getting Started With KODI(XBMC) Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 16 2014 @ 07:50 PM EST
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Available on pretty much every platform you’d want to install it on—Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, and more—it’s a stellar way to get all of your content onto a big screen without having to deal with a mouse and keyboard, unless you want to.

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PikeOS provides Safety and Security for Energy-Sensible Communication Platform from X-ES Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, December 16 2014 @ 03:28 AM EST
Contributed by: SYSGO AG

SYSGO is announcing the support of its pre-certified hypervisor PikeOS for the XPedite6101 Single Board Computer (SBC) from Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES). The XPedite6101 is based on a FreescaleTMQorIQ architecture with T1042 processor, designed for high-performance networks. PikeOS adds key features like real-time, as well as safety and security, to a cost-effective and energy-efficient platform for critical networks and telecommunication applications in the Internet of Things (IoT).

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SMPlayer with support for MPV is now available Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 15 2014 @ 10:25 PM EST
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After 25 days of hard work and almost 7,000 lines of code, I’m proud to announce the first public version of SMPlayer with support for MPV.

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USB Armory: Open Source USB Stick Computer Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 15 2014 @ 03:57 PM EST
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The USB Armory is full-blown computer (800MHz ARM® processor, 512MB RAM) in a tiny form factor (65mm x 19mm x 6mm USB stick) designed from the ground up with information security applications in mind. Not only does the USB Armory have native support for many Linux distributions, it also has a completely open hardware design and a breakout prototyping header, making it a great platform on which to build other hardware.

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Magical Open Source Music Workstations Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 14 2014 @ 10:20 AM EST
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Digital audio workstation software is often expensive. The heavyweight Cubase, Apple LogicPro, FL Studio, Adobe Audition, and Sony ACID Pro are each impressive software music production environments. Unfortunately, they cost hundreds of dollars and are released under a proprietary software license. Fortunately, there is a good range of open source software that offers a free alternative. Here is my pick of the best.

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Alpine 3.1.0 released Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, December 12 2014 @ 01:02 PM EST
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Alpine Linux 3.1.0, the first release in v3.1 stable series.

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Empire: Total War Launches on Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, December 12 2014 @ 03:40 AM EST
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Empire Total War is now available on Linux! Command the seas, control the land, forge a new nation, and conquer the globe.

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6-Way Winter 2014 Linux Distribution Comparison Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 11 2014 @ 11:46 PM EST
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With this week's launch of Fedora 21, here's a performance comparison of the new Fedora Linux release compared to the Arch-based Antergos rolling-release distribution, Debian GNU/Linux Jessie, openSUSE Tumbleweed, CentOS Linux 7, and Ubuntu 14.10.

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