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Ubuntu Wallpaper Contest Closes, These Are Our 8 Faves

Friday 29th of August 2014 05:25:16 PM

Put your lens caps on, your stylus down, unplug your Wacom tablets and step away from the GIMP: the Ubuntu 14.10 Wallpaper Contest is now over.

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First Beta for Ubuntu 14.10 Flavors Released

Thursday 28th of August 2014 09:37:00 PM

The family of Ubuntu flavors have released their first Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn beta.

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This Ubuntu Installer Bug Wipes Your Disk Without You Realising

Thursday 28th of August 2014 01:29:01 PM

Installing any operating system, Linux or otherwise, is never risk-free. But according to user reports, a long-standing bug in Ubuntu's official installer is making unexpected issues a little too expected.

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100 Bugs Fixed in Latest LibreOffice 4.3.1 Release

Thursday 28th of August 2014 12:16:48 PM

The Document Foundation (TDF) has announced the release of LibreOffice 4.3.1, the first minor update to the July release of version 4.3.

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GIMP 2.8.14 Released — Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 02:03:08 PM

A new update to the popular open-source Photoshop alternative The GIMP is now available for download.

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Huawei Say Tizen Has ‘No Chance’, No Demand for Windows Phone

Monday 25th of August 2014 02:01:16 PM

Electronics company Huawei has stuck the boot into the Linux-based Tizen OS, claiming that it has 'no chance' of becoming a success.

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Looking for a Simplenote Linux App? One Could Be On The Way

Monday 25th of August 2014 12:08:10 PM

Looking for a Simplenote Linux app? An official client could be on the way — but only if community developers skilled enough get involved.

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Viber Linux App Features Now Match Windows, Mac Clients

Friday 22nd of August 2014 11:55:09 AM

Popular voice and messaging service Viber has remembered it has a Linux app, issuing the first update to it in almost a year.

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Munich Council: LiMux Demise Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Thursday 21st of August 2014 02:37:36 PM

A Munich city council spokesman has attempted to clarify the reasons behind its plan to re-examine the role of open-source software in local government IT systems.

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Latest Bundle Stars’ Promo Adds Guacamelee!, Space Farmers for Linux

Thursday 21st of August 2014 01:46:26 PM

If Humble Bundle's latest pack has left you wanting check out rivals Bundle Stars, whose latest promo offers a set of Tux-friendly titles.

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How To Install MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 05:08:49 PM

Interest is growing in Ubuntu MATE Remix and the benefits it offers over stock Ubuntu. But how can you try it out? Through a PPA, of course.

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Humble Bundle Jumbo 2 Launches With 7 Games

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 07:54:21 PM

Wallets at the ready: there's a new Humble Bundle in town, and it's Jumbo sized, offering up DRM-free version of Deadlight among its titles.

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Ubuntu MATE Remix Seeks Official Spin Status

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 02:51:55 PM

A custom spin of Ubuntu using the GNOME 2-based MATE desktop environment by default is looking to gain official spin status from Canonical.

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Is Munich City About to Switch Back to Windows from Linux?

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 12:11:14 PM

Munich's much vaunted migration to Linux could be about to unravel, sending the city back into the fee-driven bosom of Microsoft.

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Script Kiddies: Mario Party Meets Sever Hacking

Monday 18th of August 2014 04:19:28 PM

Script Kiddies is a hacking game looking to create just as much fun as open source tools and assets for the community.

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Shutter 0.93 Improves Dropbox Support, Fixes Public Links

Monday 18th of August 2014 11:14:31 AM

Improved Dropbox integration is among the many improvements featuring in the latest release of popular screenshot tool Shutter.

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The Justice League of Linux: If Distros Were Superheroes

Sunday 17th of August 2014 03:39:09 PM

If Ubuntu-based Linux distributions were comic book superheroes, who would be what and why? That's the question I've been mulling over for the last half hour.

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Ubuntu Phone Improves Scope Access With Slick New Gesture

Friday 15th of August 2014 12:20:07 PM

Managing Scopes on Ubuntu for Phones will soon be easier thanks to new 'bottom edge' gestures and features being introduced to dev builds.

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New Look, Added Hiding: New Steam Client Update Now Available

Thursday 14th of August 2014 10:41:13 PM

There's a new version of the Steam Client now available — and it comes with a bevy of tweaks to the way it looks.

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DayZ Lead Developer ‘Keen’ on Linux Port

Thursday 14th of August 2014 02:51:05 PM

As big ol' rumour fish go this one is a whopper. We'll leave it up to you whether you're willing to reel it in or, for those who've smelt too much fishy speculation over the years, cast it back.

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Beignet is the project out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center for exposing GPGPU/compute capabilities out of Ivy Bridge hardware and newer when using a fully open-source Linux stack. While Beignet differs greatly from Gallium3D's Clover state tracker, this Intel-specific open-source OpenCL implementation is working out quite well for Ubuntu Linux. While I've been writing about Intel's Beignet project since early 2013, it's probably been about a year now since I tried out the code, which is developed by Intel's OTC graphics team in China. This weekend I tried out Beignet v0.9.2 as trying out the newest Intel OpenCL code has been on my TODO list for a while and it's been working out rather well in my initial tests. Read more