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KDE Reaches 1,000,000 commits in its Subversion Repository

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KDE

kdenews.org: KDE announced today that the one millionth commit has been made to its Subversion-based revision control system. Schumacher attributes this growth to the strength of both KDE's products and vision.

Ubuntu Christian Edition 5.0 (Beta)

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Ubuntu

desktoplinuxreviews.com: At one point it seemed as though Ubuntu CE had been discontinued but I was pleased to note today that it has apparently been brought to life again.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 312

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Installing CentOS 5.3 on a Netbook - A Cautionary Tale

  • News: Mandriva releases several updated products, Moblin to benefit with HyperSpace technology, ULTILEX a multiple live CD distro project, interviews with Richard Stallman and Mark Shuttleworth, distro and upstream relationship case study
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 8.03 LTS, Pardus Linux 2009, sidux 2009-02, ExTix 7.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3, openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4
  • New distributions: Browserpuppy, Ice-Z Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly...

Using open-source data backup software

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Software

techtarget.com: Many people who use open-source data backup software become quite attached to a program, whether it's Amanda, BackupPC or Bacula. Administrators responsible for protecting data at SMBs or at the departmental level typically gravitate to these free programs because they're comfortable writing custom scripts and working with Unix and Linux.

Pigs do fly: Microsoft unleashes 20,000 lines of Linux code

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Microsoft
  • Pigs do fly: Microsoft unleashes 20,000 lines of Linux code

  • Virtualization, cloud underlie Microsoft's Linux kernel submission
  • Microsoft embraces GPL, opens Hyper-V to Linux with LinuxIC
  • Microsoft Delivers Code to the Linux Kernel – with help from Novell

  • Microsoft embraces Linux cancer to sell Windows servers
  • Microsoft donates code to Linux: Remember, folks, what comes after 'Embrace'
  • Microsoft contributes to Linux kernel: a CAOS Theory Q&A
  • Understanding Microsoft's Linux code shocker
  • It's getting cold in here

Google promises 'the end of viruses'

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OS

techradar.com: Google's Engineering Director has promised that its forthcoming Chrome OS will see 'the end of malware'.

The wonderful wizard of open-source

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Hardware
Gaming

pocketgamer.co.uk: First impressions of the new console are incredibly favourable. It's smaller than the GP2X, and is only moderately bigger than Nintendo's famously dinky Game Boy Micro.

Richard Stallman, Leadership, and Sexism

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OSS

earthweb.com: The Desktop Summit two weeks ago in Gran Canaria was supposed to be the first joint conference between GNOME and KDE. And, in the reporting, that's what it was. But in the blogs, the event is going down as the time that Richard Stallman was accused of sexism.

sidux 2009-02: A Playground For The Adventurous

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead: sidux 2009-02 is a live Linux CD based on the Debian Linux distribution and, as anyone who spends time in the GNU/Linux world knows, Debian has several branches. sidux 2009-02 is based on Debian sid, the unstable branch of Debian.

Buffer overflow in Firefox 3.5.1 not exploitable

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com: In the last few days, there have been several reports (including one via SANS) of a bug in Firefox related to handling of certain very long Unicode strings. While these strings can result in crashes of some versions of Firefox, the reports by press and various security agencies have incorrectly indicated that this is an exploitable bug.

Review: Claws Mail 3.7.2

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Software

raiden.net: Claws Mail is a very light weight, easy to use email client that's not only popular, but it works in an incredible number of environments. The current "stable" release is version 3.7.2, which oddly enough, doesn't appear in most distros.

Top Ten Must See Sites for the New Ubuntu Citizen

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Web
Ubuntu

placeboism.com: So you have unpacked and installed your brand new Ubuntu OS and are wondering what to do or where to go next, well here I am on hand to help you along.

few more odds & ends

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News
  • Ardentryst, RPG Game for all ages

  • Clutter Takes A Step Closer To 1.0 Release
  • Sequences with seq
  • Spitting in the wind – Mono 180?
  • Utility of a Web only OS
  • Mac vs. Ubuntu: The Winner is…
  • Ubuntu upgrade gripe

odds & ends

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News
  • It's Time for an International Linux Summit

  • KRudd to have PM TV on new open source website
  • FLOSS Weekly 78: BZFlag
  • The Reason Why I Loved Knoppix More Than Windows
  • KDE Wallpaper a Day - Day 9
  • Unusual Behavior of Firefox 3.5.1 When Handling Javascripts
  • thirty million downloads of firefox 3.5
  • Networking Vista and Ubuntu
  • Gimp Tip : Isolate image from background
  • HowTo: Regular cleanup the Tempfolders
  • How-To: Compile and Install Audacious 2.1 in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Solang hits Fedora
  • Customize your replies with Claws Mail Templates
  • Pidgin on Debian: Yahoo Issue and Facebook
  • Blackberry Storm Tethering Ubuntu 9.04 and Dell Studio XPS

Blogging Client Comparison

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Software

everyjoe.com: I’ve been using Drivel for the longest time but I’ve realized that there are other tools I could use for blogging. And here’s a short comparison of the three tools I’ve used.

Exciting Technologies coming to Linux

internetling.com: The first half of 2009 is over. Once again open source proved that developers collaborating all over the world deliver constant platform improvement. Let’s see what they have in store for us this time.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #151

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #151 for the week July 12th - July 18th, 2009 is available.

PCLinuxOS 2009.2 fits like an old pair of jeans

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PCLOS

bitburners.com: Something has gone south in the recent developments of the Linux operating system. My old linux rig IBM Think T41 is experiencing significant slow downs with very latest revisions of Ubuntu, and other major distributions.

Kubuntu Jaunty: Just 'cos I use it don't mean it's all good

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Ubuntu

sapphirewillow.com: I’ve been using Kubuntu Jaunty since its release, and quite a bit before that as well (during the beta phase). Generally speaking, I can’t do without it. For our intents and purposes, it does its job. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a failure, especially when benchmarked against its own lofty goals it set for itself.

State of the KDE Union

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KDE

blog.paultags.com: I love KDE. I have used KDE since 3.1 on Mandrake 9.1. Then KDE4 came around. The 4.0 RC was buggy, feature incomplete and hard to use. I felt alienated and switched to Debian and GNOME. KDE is a second class citizen in the world of debian based distros.

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Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE