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December 2012

Five Linux predictions for 2013

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Linux

pcworld.com: Now that the final curtain is about to drop on the year that was 2012, there's no better time to look ahead and try to anticipate what 2013 will bring.

Mozilla Firefox in 2012

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: 2012 was one of the busiest year's ever for the Mozilla's Firefox project. This is the first full year for Mozilla's rapid release cycle which debuted in 2011.

Aakash 3 May Feature SIM Slot, Linux Support

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Linux
Gadgets
  • Aakash 3 May Feature SIM Slot, Linux Support
  • Samsung And DoCoMo Reportedly Team Up To Offer Tizen Smartphones In 2013

Five Biggest Open Source Developments in 2012

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OSS
  • Five Biggest Open Source Developments in 2012
  • Tech Jobs In 2013: Open Source All The Way Down
  • European Commission's Low Attack on Open Source

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Avoid headaches and eye strain with the right tools
  • Firefox in Debian?
  • No, Linux won't be easy to run on a Microsoft Surface
  • GTK+ Healthcheck
  • Announcing the Vim Beginners’ Site
  • TLWIR 51: Coreboot: the Solution to the Secure Boot Fiasco
  • A week with Mint Nadia XFCE
  • Some wallpapers I made
  • 2013 Linux Predictions | LAS | s25e01
  • Shopping lens for Gnome Shell
  • Private windows coming to Firefox
  • rekonq 2.0 first stable
  • 14 Years & Kicking: FreeDOS Is Still Alive
  • Most Popular Linux Hardware Of 2012
  • Linux Outlaws 292

Dual boot with two Linux distributions

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HowTos
  • Dual boot with two Linux distributions
  • Selecting different keyboard layouts in Xfce
  • Display Comic Book (.CBR/.CBZ) thumbnails in KDE Dolphin
  • How to Rebuild Nvidia Driver's Kernel Module
  • Build extensions for the GNOME desktop environment

The Problems Right Now For Gaming On Linux

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Gaming
  • The Problems Right Now For Gaming On Linux
  • l’Abbaye Des Morts GNU/Linux Port – Released
  • [Game Review] Team Fortress 2
  • Faster Than Light Is Now 25% Cheaper on Steam for Linux
  • Red Orchestra 2 coming to Linux?

What on Earth is Gnome OS?

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OS
Software

techradar.com: The buzzword at the moment definitely seems to be "platform", and the Gnome team aren't happy just writing a bunch of libraries and programs sitting on top of a base system that they don't control. More specifically, they're looking to have more control over the whole experience for Gnome users.

Best KDE Distro of 2012

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KDE
Linux

mylinuxexplore.blogspot: KDE has always intrigued me a lot, though I never started using it on daily basis for production purposes. It is really user-friendly, plasma interface looks awesome, effects are subtle and KDE 4.9.* is quite stable with loads of KDE specific applications. Almost every popular distro now has a KDE edition for the users, an evidence of the growing popularity of KDE.

The year GNOMES, Ubuntu sufferers forked off to Mint Linux

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Linux
Software
Ubuntu

theregister.co.uk: It's been a rough year for Linux on the desktop. More specifically, it's been a rough year for GNOME-based Linux on the desktop. But a glimmer of hope may have appeared thanks to a Mint-flavoured distribution of the open-source operating system.

More in Tux Machines

Why Everyone should know vim

Vim is an improved version of Vi, a known text editor available by default in UNIX distributions. Another alternative for modal editors is Emacs but they’re so different that I kind of feel they serve different purposes. Both are great, regardless. I don’t feel vim is necessarily a geeky kind of taste or not. Vim introduced modal editing to me and that has changed my life, really. If you have ever tried vim, you may have noticed you have to press “I” or “A” (lower case) to start writing (note: I’m aware there are more ways to start editing but the purpose is not to cover Vim’s functionalities.). The fun part starts once you realize you can associate Insert and Append commands to something. And then editing text is like thinking of what you want the computer to show on the computer instead of struggling where you at before writing. The same goes for other commands which are easily converted to mnemonics and this is what helped getting comfortable with Vim. Note that Emacs does not have this kind of keybindings but they do have a Vim-like mode - Evil (Extensive Vi Layer). More often than not, I just need to think of what I want to accomplish and type the first letters. Like Replace, Visual, Delete, and so on. It is a modal editor after all, meaning it has modes for everything. This is also what increases my productivity when writing files. I just think of my intentions and Vim does the things for me. Read more

Graphics: Intel and Mesa 18.1 RC1 Released

  • Intel 2018Q1 Graphics Stack Recipe
    Last week Intel's Open-Source Technology Center released their latest quarterly "graphics stack recipe" for the Linux desktop. The Intel Graphics Stack Recipe is the company's recommended configuration for an optimal and supported open-source graphics driver experience for their Intel HD/UHD/Iris Graphics found on Intel processors.
  • Mesa 18.1-RC1 Released With The Latest Open-Source 3D Driver Features
    Seemingly flying under our radar is that Mesa 18.1 has already been branched and the first release candidate issued. While the Mesa website hasn't yet been updated for the 18.1 details, Dylan Baker appears to be the release manager for the 18.1 series -- the second quarter of 2018 release stream.

Exploring Contributors Centrality Over Time

At the end of my previous post we concluded with yet another question. Indeed, on the 2017 KDEPIM contributor network we found out that Christian Mollekopf while being a very consistent committer didn't appear as centrality as we would expect. Yet from the topology he seemed to act as a bridge between the core contributors and contributors with a very low centrality. This time we'll try to look into this and figure out what might be going on. My first attempt at this was to try to look into the contributor network on a different time period and see how it goes. If we take two snapshots of the network for the two semesters of 2017, how would it look? Well, easy to do with my current scripts so let's see! Read more

KDE: Elisa 0.1.1, KDE Plasma 5.13 and More

  • 0.1.1 Release of Elisa
    The Elisa team is happy to announce the first bug fix release for the 0.1 version.
  • KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Making Great Improvements On Its Wayland Support
    KDE Plasma 5.13 that is due for release in June will have a great number of improvements to its Wayland support for allowing the KDE Plasma desktop to work much better on this alternative to the X.Org Server. KDE developer Roman Gilg has provided a nice summary of some of the Wayland improvements in the queue for the Plasma 5.13.0 release due out towards the middle of June.
  • This week in Usability & Productivity, part 15
    I’ve initiated a big project: overhauling KDE Open & Save dialogs for greater usability and productivity.
  • Latte bug fix release v0.7.5
    Latte Dock v0.7.5   has been released containing important fixes and improvements! Hopefullly this is going to be the last stable version for v0.7.x family. During the next months the next stable branch (v0.8.x) is going to appear.