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Not the Gentoo Linux Newsletter, Π edition

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How to grow minions

Recruiting for runaways

If you are involved in an Open Source Project you may have wanted to recruit more minions to do your bidding. Those are especially useful when you want new features implemented or some old bugs squished. So there are two similar goals you have to work with - keeping your old minions and aquiring new ones.

* Think of yourself as a manager: ...

Gentoo as a religion?

Passion in the community

For a long time there have been many people vocally representing Gentoo wherever they found a way. Be it forums, mailing lists, blogs or just random evangelism towards friends, family and pets. So what motivates people to defend Gentoo almost religiously?

Things not to do to your Gentoo

* rm -rf /
* kill -9 -1
* emerge --unmerge python

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Cinnamon 2.8.6 Desktop Environment Is Out for Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa"

The developers behind the popular Cinnamon open-source desktop environment, a fork of the GNOME Shell user interface of the acclaimed GNOME 3 desktop environment, have released a new maintenance build for the Cinnamon 2.8 series. Read more

KDE Plasma 5.5

  • KDE Plasma 5.5 Windows 8 Metro-Inspired Theme Looks Interesting
    KDE developer Kai Uwe has just published a lengthy article where he talks about developing a Windows 8-inspired theme for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop environment.
  • KDE Developer Working On Windows 8 Inspired Look
    Kai Uwe has been working on some experimental hacks to resemble Windows 8, although Microsoft's default interface has changed with Windows 10. He's calling this work "U-Bahn" (the German equivalent of a Metro subsystem system) in reference to Microsoft at the time calling it Metro. This was just some brief hacking and he's not planning to see this U-Bahn project through to the end.
  • Pursuing Awesomeness
    While applets can be installed through “Get Hot New Stuff” and distribution repositories, there’s also the classic .plasmoid file. A feature suggested by one of my colleagues – fresh KDE Plasma user – was to drag .plasmoid files onto the desktop or panel and have them installed. After Marco Martin implemented the neccessary KPackage plumbing this is now possible.

Security Leftovers

Leftovers: Gaming