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Linux 4.10
Kernel 4.10 has the honor of being christened the "Anniversary Edition" by Linus Torvalds; we preview the new features.

Linux Kernel 4.10 Released -- Happy Anniversary!

Kernel 4.10 has the honor of being christened the "Anniversary Edition" by Linus Torvalds. I'm guessing this is because of the recent 25th anniversary of the release of Linux 0.01. Admittedly, it is a bit late for that (the anniversary was back in September); however, Linus had not named any of the...
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How to Integrate Video Streaming Into Your C or C++ Application Using Nex Gen Media

The Nex Gen Media Server is a small-footprint shared library that allows users to easily build video media and telephony applications. It supports several popular streaming protocols such as RTMP, RTSP and Apple's HTTP Live, and can capture live video streams and adapt them so they can be received...
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Linux audio
Learn about MOC and SoX for playing audio files, and feh for viewing image files from the Linux command line in this tutorial.

3 Good Command-Line Audio and Graphics Apps for Linux

It is often faster to use command-line apps to play audio files and preview images than to futz around launching and using a graphical application, and you can use them in scripts. Come along to learn about MOC and SoX for playing audio files, and feh for viewing image files from the Linux command...
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13 Weird and Wonderful Niche Linux Distros of 2017

Fed up with the bog-standard Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and so on? Looking for a distro that reflects your individuality? In this roundup we've discovered no less than 13 of the best, oddest and most useful distributions that Linux has to offer. They include one distro which is the official, sanctioned...
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openSUSE on Raspberry Pi 3: From Zero to Functional System in a Few Easy Steps

Deploying openSUSE on Raspberry Pi 3 is not all that complicated, but there are a few tricks that smooth the process. First of all, you have several flavors to choose from. If you plan to use your Raspberry Pi 3 as a regular machine, an openSUSE version with a graphical desktop is your best option...
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Semicode OS
If the thought of having every tool you need to develop pre-installed on a Linux distribution appeals to you, you should check out SemiCode OS.

SemiCode OS Might Be Your Next Development Platform

One thing about Linux is that it’s very coder-friendly. Why? Simple: Nearly any developer can have every tool they need at their fingertips with ease and little to no cost. Tools like gcc, make, Bluefish, Atom, vi, emacs… the list goes on and on and on.Many of these tools are ready to serve, via a...
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Optimizing Linux for Slow Computers

I've been researching a lot about Linux on the Desktop these days as you may see from my posts about Fedora 25 and Arch Linux (recommended!). There are some things you must have in mind when migrating to Linux systems. Even if you have a top of the line Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake, 32GB of RAM, 2TB M.2...
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Linux: Kodi 17 Media Player Released

The Kodi media player developers have been busy working on a new release, and now it’s finally here. This release of Kodi includes some significant interface changes that should make Kodi users quite happy. Kodi, of course, is the popular media application that some have linked with piracy of...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.10 RC7, Final Release Coming February 12

According to Linus Torvalds, things have been very quiet since the sixth Release Candidate of Linux kernel 4.10, and this RC7 build, which also appears to be the last, is a small one that brings various updated GPU, HID, and networking drivers, a bunch of improvements for the ARM64, PowerPC (PPC),...
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How to Choose a Linux Distro for Your Old PC

Ready to give your old computer a new lease on life? Even if it's several years old and slow as molasses, you don't have to consign it the junk heap. Instead, install a new operating system and put it back into the rotation. Forget Windows, though: Linux is an open-source (and free) OS that's just...
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