Monthly Archives: August 2013

Nuvola Player 2.1 released and installation instructions included

Nuvola Player runs a web interface of cloud music services in its own window and provides integration with a Linux desktop (multimedia keys, system tray, media player applets, dock menu, notifications and more).
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sView – An open-source universal stereoscopic viewer

sView is an open-source universal stereoscopic viewer which supports files of many kinds including images, video, audio, CAD models. For each sort of media sView provides independent application with customized user-friendly interface. This page provides only general information about this program.
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Pipelight – Using Silverlight in Linux browsers

Pipelight, which allows to run your favorite Silverlight application directly inside your Linux browser. The project combines the effort by Erich E. Hoover with a new browser plugin that embeds Silverlight directly in any Linux browser supporting the Netscape Plugin API. He worked on a set of Wine patches to get Playready DRM protected content working inside Wine and afterwards created an Ubuntu package called Netflix Desktop. This package allows one to use Silverlight inside a Windows version of Firefox, which works as a temporary solution but is not really user-friendly and moreover requires Wine to translate all API calls of the browser. To solve this problem we created Pipelight.
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LinSSID – Graphical wireless scanning for Linux

LinSSID is graphically and functionally similar to Inssider (Microsoft™ Windows®). It is written in C++ using Linux wireless tools and Qt4.

LinSSID may be installed either by downloading source or binary from this site, or if you’re using Debian/Ubuntu or one of its brethren, adding a ppa to your software sources and then installing it with your favorite application manager.

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The Ubuntu App Showdown Contest

Welcome to the second Ubuntu App Showdown, an open contest to develop new Ubuntu applications from startup to deployment in just six weeks! This time we’ll have a mobile theme, asking developers to write apps for Ubuntu on phones, the exciting new platform introduced earlier this year.

The contest will run from Wednesday August 7th to Sunday September 15th 2013. Contestants will build or port apps using the new Ubuntu SDK and we will choose three winners, each of which will receive:
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How to install mariadb on ubuntu 13.04

MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL.MariaDB strives to be the logical choice for database professionals looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable SQL server. To accomplish this, Monty Program works to hire the best and brightest developers in the industry, work closely and cooperatively with the larger community of users and developers in the true spirit of Free and open source software, and release software in a manner that balances predictability with reliability.
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Firestarter – An Open Source visual firewall application

Firestarter is an Open Source visual firewall program. The software aims to combine ease of use with powerful features, therefore serving both Linux desktop users and system administrators.
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Eventstat – A tool to measure system events

Eventstat is a program that dumps the current active system events.
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How to install NVIDIA 325.15 Driver on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10 using Ubuntu PPA

NVIDIA has released the short-lived 325.15 “Certified” Linux graphics driver update. With this new NVIDIA 325.15 Linux graphics driver comes a horde of fixes and other minor advancements and new graphics processor support.
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Epoptes – Open source computer lab management and monitoring tool

Epoptes is an open source computer lab management and monitoring tool. It allows for screen broadcasting and monitoring, remote command execution, message sending, imposing restrictions like screen locking or sound muting the clients and much more!
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