Calibre is probably the world's best ebook application, combining under a single roof a massive amount of robust, agile and effective features ranging from converting books to reading ebooks, editing books, creating temporary libraries, digesting online services, etc.
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Calibre 1.16 released with new exciting featuresDec 20, 2013
Holidays-enabled VLC icon (re)enabled in VLCDec 20, 2013
The current days are the days when the world is starting to and celebrating holidays, holidays adding a layer of joy to the partially-snowy planet.
Songs, poetry, music tracks are usual commonly-seen means of transmitting good thoughts and happy wishes to friends, family, colleagues, partners, etc, holiday-wise means of communication covering a vast percentage of Earth.
Meet Sagasu, powerful agile search-inside-text-files toolDec 20, 2013
Sagasu is a free open-source tool useful to find words and characters in text files by utilizing speed, accuracy and user-friendliness.
Essentially, Sagasu is a powerful tool allowing the user to search inside text files located in specified-by-the-user directories, in order to easily locate the text files containing certain words and characters.
Set increased/decreased speed for audio and video tracks with Play it SlowlyDec 20, 2013
Play it Slowly is a free open-source sound-related application that delivers a basic-yet-handy pack of functionalities, allowing the user to significantly increase one's productivity on certain music-wise activities.
Essentially, Play it Slowly is an app specialized in playing music and video items at certain speeds, in order to satisfy various requirements, such as ability to learn songs much faster due to decreased playing speeds, accurate investigation and understanding of rapid music tracks, etc.
Eye of GNOME 3.10 landed in Ubuntu 14.04Dec 20, 2013
Eye of GNOME is shipped in Ubuntu by default, intuitive effective image viewer being the default tool used to open, rotate and navigate through images.
Eye of GNOME 3.10 has been released and landed in Ubuntu 14.04 via the regular updates, 3.10 version marking the departure from the Ubuntu 13.10-specific Eye of GNOME 3.8.
As changes, the newly-arrived 3.10 version brings minor refinements and fixes, being further strengthened and aligned with GNOME's software series,--3.10--.
Mozilla's Executive Director explains Firefox's concept of 'open'Dec 19, 2013
Often, across the web we hear about open, term used by numerous persons to describe various aspects of life and computing.
Yet, it seems that the word open is both simple and complex, simple for persons rooted in freedom, complex for persons creating proprietary software and avoiding the full exposure of their software, with the obvious goal of exercising malevolent actions on the user (and etc, etc).
"How to Access and Use Data Sources with Base", 8-pages handy tutorialDec 19, 2013
Ubuntu ships by default LibreOffice, powerful versatile office suite containing Impress, Calc, Draw and Writer as its sub-components, sub-components useful to create, edit and manage a massive amount of file formats and activity types.
Creative artist created interesting digital painting with GIMP 2.8Dec 19, 2013
GIMP is a free open-source professional application presenting itself as a modern image manipulation tool, allowing users to add layers, change colors, resize images, insert text, apply effects, export as several image formats, etc.
Moreover, GIMP's usage and power are being discovered and harnessed on a daily basis by creative artists from all over the world, artists showing how the GNU Image Manipulation Program can be utilized in creating impressive artistic items.
Extend your French skills with Jargon Informatique, simplistic computer vocabularyDec 19, 2013
Jargon Informatique is a handy useful utility specialized in offering a hassle-free manner of browsing, learning about and discovering computer-specific terms in the French language.
Essentially, Jargon Informatique is a French dictionary addressed to both native French speakers and persons interested to learn French, dictionary containing only computer words, therefore, proving itself an effective intuitive mean of extending one's vocabulary with numerous words.