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Lifebuoy

Restoring optical media with Dvdisaster

Dec 16, 2014

Even optical storage media are subject to wear. Dvdisaster helps you prevent data loss due to defective CDs, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs with a manageable amount of effort.

Misconceptions

Of lakes and sparks – How Hadoop 2 got it right

Jan 28, 2015

Hadoop version 2 has transitioned from an application to a Big Data platform. Reports of its demise are premature at best.

Bumpy Start

Exploring Red Hat Satellite Server 6

Dec 16, 2014

Red Hat's Satellite system management solution provides an amazing range of capabilities, but it isn't quite ready for orbit.

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.

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