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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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