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Beyond the Silver Screen

Netflix on Linux without Silverlight

Nov 25, 2014

The online video store Netflix delivers video on demand to many countries. Although the service offers Linux-friendly HTML5 streams, you have to coax Netflix into actually serving them up.

Pi-Top Prepares to Revolutionize Open Hardware

Do-It-Yourself Laptop Kit

Jan 13, 2015

Riding the popularity of the Raspberry Pi, a new company is producing a modular laptop kit to house small-board computers.

Mixed Doubles

Create Linux Bash and Windows batch scripts simultaneously with Batsh

Dec 16, 2014

Batsh kills two birds with one stone: Programs written in this language can be compiled both as Linux Bash scripts and Windows batch files.

Enhancing Your Work Habits with KDE

KDE Productivity Options

Dec 16, 2014

KDE extends the concept of the desktop with innovations that can significantly enhance your productivity.

By the Light of the Moon

Pale Moon web browser as an alternative to Firefox

Nov 25, 2014

A new browser with familiar technology: The lean Firefox offshoot Pale Moon is compatible with many cherished Firefox extensions.

In View

4Pane file manager – An optimal fit

Oct 01, 2014

4Pane provides additional confidence in file management in the form of a clever undo function. Advanced users can install supplemental scripts in an instant.

Itsy, Bitsy Spider

Aggregating data with Portia

Oct 28, 2014

Are you interested in retrieving stock quotes in machine-readable form off the Internet? No problem: After a few mouse clicks, Portia weaves a command line and wraps the data in JSON format.

The League of Moveable Type

Open Source Fonts

Nov 18, 2014

The Free Font Movement is transforming free software, one character at a time.

Get Info, Stat

Stat-like command-line tools for admins

Oct 28, 2014

ASCII tools can be life savers when they provide the only access you have to a misbehaving server. However, once you're on the node what do you do? In this article, we look at stat-like tools: vmstat, dstat, and mpstat.

Treasure Trove

Open a cache of riches with lsof

Oct 01, 2014

In Linux, everything is a file – directories, devices, pipes – so lsof (list open files) reveals what's happening on your system.

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