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LibreOffice 4.1.1 Released Fixing 101 Bugs

Here we go again with another LibreOffice update, this time to the 4.1 branch released last month. LibreOffice 4.1.1 was announced today in Berlin with "a large number of improved interoperability features with proprietary and legacy file formats." This branch is developed for those wishing the latest in features, "for enterprise adoptions, though, The Document Foundation suggests LibreOffice 4.0.5, backed by certified professionals." Many of the updates this cycle were for importing and exporting bugs. One interesting bug fixed was fdo#67388, in which files in .deb packages weren't owned by root:root. Another...

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GNOME Web To Abandon Google Search

The GNOME Web Browser will no longer be using Google as its default search engine but they have struck a deal to use DuckDuckGo as its new search engine...

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Forum Thread: A Comparison of Vagrant and Docker

A Hacker News forum thread discusses the similarities and differences between Vagrant and Docker: "It is unfortunate that so many people compare Vagrant and Docker. While there is overlap, Docker is mostly not viable as a dev environment tool alone, so it isn't a fair comparison. The main reason is because you have to be using Linux (and a recent Linux) as your main dev system, and in practice this is very rare." 

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Usage of Tor Online Anonymity Tools Recently Doubled

There are a number of reasons why many people around the globe want to be able to use the web and messaging systems anonymously, despite the fact that some people want to end Internet anonymity altogether. In some areas in the world, opressive government regulations threaten free speech, and even in the U.S. there has recently been uproar over NSA snooping. Online privacy is getting to be a very big deal. That's why it's notable that according to the latest statistics available through Tor Metrics Portal there has been a large 100 per cent increase in the number of Tor clients and as many as 1,200,000 users are now connecting to the network. Tor, from the Tor Project, is one of the most powerful...

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"Atomic Display Framework" Shown For Linux

A Google developer has released code to a new Linux kernel project: ADF, the Atomic Display Framework. This kernel framework came about as the developer was experimenting with KMS and Android...

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