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VLC 2.0.7 released and Installation Instructions included

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. (…)Read the rest of VLC 2.0.7 released and Installation Instructions included (110 words) © ruchi for Ubuntu Geek, 2013. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: desktop, install ... Read More »

The Kernel Column – The development of Linux Kernel 3.9

Follow @LinuxUserMag The Linux kernel is a very mature codebase with many millions of hours’ worth of developer time invested. There are several popular kernel test suites, including the LTP (Linux Test Project), as well as the proprietary tests run by various commercial Linux interests. Most test suites are written with the premise that they will test real- world scenarios, ... Read More »

Automake 1.14 Released with Minor Fixes

Automake, a tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files compliant with the GNU Coding Standards, is now at version 1.14. Highlights of Automake 1.14: • A new feature aimed at making the implementation of non-recursive build systems more convenient and manageable, has been added; • The handling of C compiles now supports the conjunct use of the ‘-c’ and ‘-o’ options; ... Read More »

SSH tunnelling on insecure networks

Follow @LinuxUserMag If you’re still using SSH as just a telnet replacement, you are missing out on borrowing its secure encryption to carry many other network services through insecure Wi-Fi, and overly restrictive firewalls, from wherever you have a laptop or smartphone. For the bulk of this article, we shall be looking at local port forwarding – the most common ... Read More »