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Avons-nous besoin d’un Facebook interne ?

Selon certaines sources internes, Facebook disposerait d’une version privative de sa plateforme qu’ils destineraient aux entreprises : Facebook Is Building FB@Work. Cette plateforme serait déjà exploitée en interne depuis de nombreuses années et serait articulée autour des messages et des groupes (deux fonctions disponibles sur la version grand public de Facebook, mais pas forcément bien mise en valeur).

facebook

Du coup, on s’interroge sur la pertinence de cette offre et surtout sur la légitimité du réseau californien : Should Facebook Get Into the Employee Collaboration Space?. Les arguments en faveur de son usage sont que tous les collaborateurs l’utilisent déjà (soit, mais le contexte d’usage est très différent). Les détracteurs s’inquiètent par contre de la capacité de Facebook à assurer la sécurité et la confidentialité des échanges (ce n’est pas forcément leur point fort) et sur les dérives comportementales. Facebook est effectivement la destination N°1 pour celles et ceux qui veulent s’inventer une vie trépidante et se faire passer pour des rock stars. Cette transformation de la réalité a de quoi inquiéter, d’autant plus que l’on constate déjà des tentatives pour biaiser les social scores de plateformes pourtant légitimes comme blueKiwi. De plus, nous avons maintenant le recul nécessaire pour constater que Facebook ne nous aide pas à parler plus à nos voisins, mais plutôt à essayer d’impressionner des inconnus.

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Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander End Of Life: July 17, 2014

Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander logo

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) reached end of life today. That means that if you use Ubuntu 13.10, you should upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Long Term Support). That’s because after July 17, 2014, « Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 13.10« .

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17
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Atraci: New YouTube-Based Music Player

Atraci is a new open source music player which uses YouTube as a source. The app supports creating playlists and comes with some basic features like repeat, shuffle and so on.

Atraci

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17
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Mailnag Email Notifier Sees New Major Release, Is No Longer Just For GNOME Shell

Mailnag, an email notifier that was initially developed for GNOME Shell only, was updated to version 1.0 recently, getting numerous changes such as a plugin system for easy extensibility and also, the application is now desktop-independent.

Mailnag

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16
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How To Install KDE Plasma 5 In Kubuntu 14.10 Or 14.04

KDE released Plasma 5 yesterday, which is built using Qt 5 and Frameworks 5 and it introduces an updated artwork concept with cleaner visuals and improved readability, called Breeze, along with improved high DPI support and a converged shell, as well as a fully hardware accelerated graphics stack. A lot more information about the latest Plasma 5 can be found HERE.

Below you can watch a quick Plasma 5 visual feature guide video:


(direct video link)

Kubuntu users who want to try the new Plasma 5 have 3 choices:
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16
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Pushbullet Indicator Gets Android Notification Mirroring Support, Other Changes

Pushbullet Indicator was updated recently with support for the latest Pushbullet API changes, which include OAuth support and notification mirroring from Android to your computer.

Pushbullet Indicator Ubuntu

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16
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Variety Wallpaper Changer 0.4.19 Adds Support For Panoramio, Fixes Flickr And Wallpapers.net Sources, More

Variety, a cool wallpaper changer that works with most desktop environments (KDE, LXDE, Xfce, Unity, GNOME Shell, Cinnamon or Pantheon), reached version 0.4.19 today, bringing support for Panoramio as image source, support for the Enlightenment desktop environment, fixes for Flickr and Wallpapers.net and more.

Variety Wallpaper Changer

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15
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Dropbox UI Rewritten In Qt For Latest Experimental Linux & Windows Builds

The Dropbox Windows and Linux user interface is currently in the process of being rewritten in Qt and an experimental build (2.11.0) with this and other changes is already available for testing.

According to the forum notes, the reason behind the UI rewrite is to « fix a large number of issues/glitches you have reported over the years, improve performance, support high DPI on Windows, a new setup wizard on Linux, and more« . It’s also important to add that the new « UI is still rough around the edges so expect to see some things looking not quite right » for now. 

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15
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Xubuntu: How To Put Maximized Windows Buttons And Title On The Panel

`Windowck` is a set of Xfce plugins which allows you to place the maximized window title and window buttons on the panel, somewhat similar to Unity. This is useful for increasing the vertical screen space: the window titlebar and buttons are removed for maximized windows and they are displayed on the Xfce panel instead.

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Raspberry Pi Model B+ Launched With 4 USB Ports, MicroSD Support, More

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced « Raspberry Pi Model B+ » today, an upgrade to the original Model B, which is available at the same price ($ 35).

Raspberry Pi Model B+

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