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The People Behind Penumbra

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Interviews
Gaming

linuxlock.blogspot: I want to personally thank those who brought the Frictional Game Servers to the brink of molten metal. As promised, I want to introduce you to the people that brought the frightful Penumbra Trilogy to you.

Dear Firefox, You Have Non-Windows Users Too

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Moz/FF

linuxtoday.com: A medium-large bit of news this week is a potentially serious exploit in the shiny new freshly-released Firefox 3.5, which was released, discovered, and fixed nearly all at the same time. Another open source security success story! Except for one thing-- no one bothered to report if this dastardly flaw affects Linux.

Announcing Apperi - The Linux App Store

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Linux

apperi.com: We are proud to announce the launch of the public beta of apperi.com. A new linux app store for Debian and Ubuntu users. Apperi.com currently supports users of Debian 4 & 5 as well as Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10, and 9.04 with a total of 119,295 packages.

Xubuntu: The Better Ubuntu than Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

osnews.com: While we regularly discuss Ubuntu, and to a lesser degree Kubuntu, there's also a version of Ubuntu tailor-made for the Xfce desktop environment. As most of you are aware, it's called Xubuntu.

Pardus 2009 Looks Fantastic

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Linux

easylinuxcds.com: I had read in the Pardus release announcement that the Pardus had been “improved graphically in every part of the distribution”. It takes about 3 seconds to realize this.

Walter Cronkite dies at 92

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Obits

variety.com: Walter Cronkite, the TV newsman who became known as "the most trusted man in America" during his 19 years as anchor of the "CBS Evening News," died today of cancer. He was 92.

Every License has its Time and Place

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OSS

dirkriehle.com: The classic choice for the community license has been the GPL. The GPL supports building a community of users and customers while stalling competitors through its reciprocal nature.

A Linux security story

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: There's no such thing as perfect security. There are no programs that give you absolute software security. After all, security is a process, not a product. Linux's security process, though, is outstanding, which is one reason why it has great security. Here's an example.

Reports on the Death of the GPL …

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OSS

blogs.opennms.org: It’s funny, from my small corner of the world it seems like the GPL is under attack of late.

linux malware, sure it’s possible

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Linux

bambambambam.wordpress: I did a bit of research into it and discovered that a few people have already documented this possible vulnerability, and that it is somewhat legitimate.

Xfe - Fast & Lightweight File Manager for the X Window System

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Reviews

Xfe (X File Explorer) is a wonderful, fast and lightweight file manager for Linux built using the FOX toolkit with a customisable interface which can resemble the twin-panel style of Midnight Commander if needed.

Quod Libet - A Different GTK Music Player

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Reviews

Quod Libet is a GTK music player written in Python with support for various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, MP4 and WMA. Quod Libet has a different interface and a slightly different approach compared to players like Rhythmbox or Banshee, for example.

Linux Kernel Virtual Machine improves build performance

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Linux

Create a build service using the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) for better performance

CentOS Pulse #0903

The CentOS Pulse Newsleter #0903 has been published.

This issue contains some general and security releated news, an interview with the CentOS developer Ralph Angenendt and information about 'The Definitive Guide to CentOS' which is a book available in both print and e-book format.

It also covers ELRepo - a community driven repository that claims to improve hardware support for CentOS.

You can read the newsletter at:

http://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter/0903

Intel claims No. 2 Linux contributor spot as hedge against Microsoft

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Linux

cnet.com: In 2007 Red Hat stood on top of the Linux kernel contributor list with room to spare. At 12.7 percent of the Linux kernel contributed by Red Hat. In 2009, things get more interesting, with Intel making a serious challenge to claim the top spot in Linux kernel contributions.

Review: Rhythmbox 0.12.0 in Ubuntu 9.04

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Reviews

Rhythmbox is the default audio player coming with the GNOME desktop environment, featuring a clean, typical interface which is so common for GTK audio players. I could say that Rhythmbox has little missing features and it is rather complete.

ASUS N10J - Netbook or Notebook?

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Linux
Hardware

zdnet.co.uk/blog: By sheer chance and very good fortune, I now own an ASUS N10J netbook. Or notebook. The N10J came preloaded with Windows Vistaster Business, it should be no surprise to anyone that it runs like a terminally ill DOG. I have installed a variety of Linux distributions on it.

Free "Really Cool" Stickers About Linux/FOSS

junauza.com: Do you want to remove that Windows or Apple logo from your Linux-powered netbook or laptop? If you do then you may as well replace it with some cool graphics that would stand out.

The missing piece of every Linux distribution

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: There are many Linux distributions out there, nay hundreds of Linux distributions, ready and waiting for your computing pleasure. They all have one thing in common, one missing piece.

Linux Mail Storage Formats: Mbox vs MailDir

raiden.net: The subject of standard Unix and Linux mail file formats came up as part of a recent article I was writing and I decided that it was something that needed to be addressed to avoid confusion when talking about it in the future.

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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.

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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