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Slashdot: Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE Editions Released

Monday 1st of December 2014 02:05:00 PM
linuxscreenshot writes The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' MATE. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 17.1 MATE edition comes with two window managers installed and configured by default: Marco (MATE's very own window manager, simple, fast and very stable); Compiz (an advanced compositing window manager which can do wonders if your hardware supports it). Among the various window managers available for Linux, Compiz is certainly the most impressive when it comes to desktop effects. Screenshots can be found here.

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Phoronix: Nouveau On Mesa 10.5-devel Doesn't Change Much

Monday 1st of December 2014 02:00:31 PM
Last week I ran benchmarks showing Intel HD Graphics having some changes with Mesa 10.5-devel Git and improvements with the AMD Gallium3D drivers. Rounding out the Mesa Git master tests, here's some tests with the open-source NVIDIA graphics performance via Nouveau...

LinuxToday: Q4OS Delivers a Classic Desktop for Business with TDE

Monday 1st of December 2014 02:00:00 PM

 All things Linux: Q4OS is a distribution using the Trinity desktop and based on Debian Stable.

Reddit: Firebird 3.0 Beta 1 release is available for testing

Monday 1st of December 2014 01:35:55 PM

LXer: 8 Microsoft Paint Alternatives For Linux

Monday 1st of December 2014 01:19:31 PM
Everybody knows that anybody who is serious about editing images will probably require GIMP. Think about the children and the seriously amateur artists. What should they use? Here are 8 Microsoft Paint alternatives for Linux.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Monday 1st of December 2014 12:54:40 PM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Monday 1st of December 2014 12:53:13 PM

LinuxToday: A Guide to Kill, Pkill and Killall Commands to Terminate a Process in Linux

Monday 1st of December 2014 12:00:00 PM

 tecmint: Linux Operating Systems come with the Kill command to terminate a process.

Reddit: Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE review

Monday 1st of December 2014 11:59:47 AM

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