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August 2013

some leftovers:

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News
  • Use Google+ Hangouts in Linux Distributions
  • Sync local calendar with Google Calendar in Debian XFCE
  • A little hard disk nostalgia
  • PGP encrypt, decrypt or digitally sign files via GnuPG GUI
  • Doing is Doing – my 10 open source principles
  • py3status v1.0
  • Linux Kernel 3.4.60 LTS Officially Released
  • Full Circle Magazine #76
  • Linux 3.12 To Support AMD "Berlin" HSA APU
  • KDE 4.12 Release Schedule Announced
  • The Demographics Behind DuckDuckGo

Piggydb: A little, interesting digital assistant

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Software
  • Piggydb: A little, interesting digital assistant
  • Mir Now Has Improved Multi-Monitor Synchronization
  • Spelunky, The Random Platformer Could Come To Linux
  • Eador. Masters Of The Broken World Will Still Come To Linux
  • Tower Of Tiestru, A 3D Tower Defence And Strategy Game
  • caliber: a battleground for function versus form
  • Valve Updates the Original Half-Life Twice in One Month
  • Symphytum, a Personal database for Linux
  • aee: Something for everyone
  • HandBrake & Skype Fedora 20

Use an EOL Kernel

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Linux
  • Use an EOL Kernel (Gentoo)
  • Retail Shelf-space For GNU/Linux PCs
  • New Kubuntu Dev Tools
  • Linux Mint Monthly News July 2013
  • Slackware 12.* are EOL This Year
  • Ubuntu 13.10 Will Not Have Scopes in Ubuntu Software Center
  • Upgrading the Painless Way with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • openSUSE Issues and their Resolution by Kernel of the Day
  • OMDV.org Landing Page
  • Experimental Render Nodes Will Be In Linux 3.12
  • Tuxradar Podcast Season 5 Episode 15

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Composite Bypass Support Sharply Bumps XMir's Performance
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Arrives on April 17
  • A Keyboard To Love
  • GNOME’s Web Browser Ditches Google For DuckDuckGo
  • 6 Useful find Command Options In Linux
  • Get a Masters in Open Source technology
  • LightDM Session Locker Reaches 1.0
  • Ubuntu Is Close To Recommending 64-Bit By Default
  • abcm2ps and abcmidi: Coolness I didn’t know existed
  • ImageMagick: batch resize and DPI change
  • Call for Papers: The 10th International Conference on Open Source Systems
  • Open source highlights July
  • Easily Download and Create a USB Linux Distro in Windows
  • Vote, baby, vote! Lubuntu Wallpaper Contest
  • 16 Power Tools For Linux Users
  • Gentoo Hardened progress report
  • Linux Bootloaders
  • Ubuntu Is Going After A New Linux Kernel API
  • What is COPR
  • Software Freedom Day - Cambridge

Darktable vs. Shotwell: Two Great Photo Editing Apps

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Software

makeuseof.com: Until recently, Linux only had GIMP as an acceptable photo editing tool. That’s changed, thanks to a couple new tools that provide impressive features: Darktable and Shotwell.

The openSUSE Release process

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SUSE

opensuse.org: To get openSUSE out is a lot of work. We already shared part of what we are doing to keep Factory rolling. But as you can guess, there is much more to it. But let’s pretend it is a simple three-step process:

LibreOffice 4.1.1 Released Fixing 101 Bugs

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LibO

ostatic.com: Here we go again with another LibreOffice update, this time to the 4.1 branch released last month. LibreOffice 4.1.1 was announced today in Berlin with "a large number of improved interoperability features with proprietary and legacy file formats."

My favourite is KDE. Why? I'm not sure

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KDE
Linux

linuxblog.darkduck: I'm not sure I have a favourite distribution. But, my favourite desktop environment is KDE.

Mir & XMir Performance

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Software

samohtv.wordpress: This is the first article in a series of blog posts on Mir’s and XMir’s performance. The idea is to provide further insights into the overall performance work, point out existing bottlenecks and how the team is addressing them.

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