Netrunner 14.2 Screenshot Tour

The Netrunner team is proud to announce the release of Netrunner 14.2 – 32bit and 64bit ISOs -, the second point-release of the 14 LTS version of Netrunner. The Netrunner 14 LTS series is based on KDE4 SC and comes with the latest updates and fixes. This includes security patches like the Kernel upgrade to 3.13.0-62, as well as software version updates like Firefox 40.0.3 and Thunderbird 31.6.0 including the Plasma Integration patches. Netrunner 14.2 also includes a new default window decoration Carbon.

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Forging an Alliance for Royalty-Free Video

Things are moving fast for royalty-free video codecs. A month ago, the IETF NETVC Working Group had its first meeting and two weeks ago Cisco announced Thor. Today, we’re taking the next big step in this industry-wide effort with the … Continue reading

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Microsoft, Google, Amazon, others, aim for royalty-free video codecs (Ars Technica)

By ris Ars Technica reports
that Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Cisco, Intel, Netflix, and Amazon have
launched a new consortium, the Alliance for Open Media. “The
Alliance for Open Media would put an end to this problem [of patent licenses and royalties]. The group’s first aim is to produce a video codec that’s a meaningful improvement on HEVC. Many of the members already have their own work on next-generation codecs; Cisco has Thor, Mozilla has been working on Daala, and Google on VP9 and VP10. Daala and Thor are both also under consideration by the IETF’s netvc working group, which is similarly trying to assemble a royalty-free video codec.

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