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Story Dear Adobe: Make Software for Linux Too Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 8:16am
Story Sony Xperia Z2 tablet specs leaked Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 8:05am
Story Evolve OS - an Upcoming Linux Distribution Featuring a New Desktop Environment Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 12:07am
Story New SliTaz GNU/Linux 5.0 Cooking Release Features Linux Kernel 3.2.53 Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2014 - 12:01am
Story HowTo watch TV on your Linux pc Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2014 - 11:54pm
Story Debunking four myths about Android, Google, and open-source Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2014 - 11:47pm
Story YaCy Team Celebrates Successful Campaign Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2014 - 11:39pm
Story MiracleCast: Miracast / WiFi Displays Come To Linux Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2014 - 11:05pm
Story Krunner: maximize your productivity in KDE’s Plasma Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2014 - 10:56pm
Story Top 9 Linux Podcasts Rianne Schestowitz 18/02/2014 - 10:50pm

Wi-Fi Linux network bug found, fixed

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blogs.computerworld: These days, most of us can use our Wi-Fi cards on Linux using native drivers. Some of us, though, are still stuck with using Windows drivers on Linux. This kludge is usually done by using the Windows driver with NDISwrapper. Unfortunately, it's recently been discovered that there's a crack in the kludge.

IBM Lotus Adds Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux Support To Symphony Apps

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crn.com: Expanding its efforts to offer an alternative to Microsoft's Office desktop applications, IBM is making its free Lotus Symphony office productivity suite available for Apple's Mac OS X and Canonical's Ubuntu Linux.

Creative Gives In, They Open-Source Their X-Fi Driver

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OSS

phoronix.com: The Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card driver for Linux from Creative Labs was awful. That's simply the nicest way to put it. However, Creative Labs today has finally turned this situation around and they have open-sourced the code to this notorious driver.

Collabora funds development of open source video editor PiTiVi

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Software

linux.com: Open source multimedia specialist Collabora is hiring developers to work on the nonlinear video editor PiTiVi. The Cambridge, UK-based company contributes heavily to the GStreamer media framework and other GStreamer-dependent projects, so PiTiVi is a natural fit -- and it fills a sorely needed niche on the Linux desktop.

openSUSE 11.1 countdown

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SUSE

dev-loki.blogspot: The openSUSE release countdown banners have been updated, with new languages (pt_BR, hu, id, bg, jp and wa) as well as counting down to 11.1. And as it is rendered on the server, it always points to the right number of remaining days before 11.1 release.

More Work On Red Hat's Wayland Project

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Software

phoronix.com: Since publishing the world's first look at Wayland, a nano display server for Linux with an integrated compositing manager, there has been much interest in this emerging Red Hat project. While this project is still in its infancy, below are a few more notes about recent changes with Wayland.

Will Linux ever be a mainstream desktop play?

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Linux

cnet.com: I strongly suspect that there are inherent tradeoffs between the flexibility and choice associated with open source and the unified approach (epitomized by Apple) that tends to be associated with good user interface design. But the bigger issue with mainstreaming the Linux PC has nothing to do with design and everything with where we are in technology history.

No More Doom And Gloom, Please

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: It seems that more and more bloggers are writing doom and gloom articles or attention grabbing headlines to that effect. Recently one blogger has taken it upon himself to write about the virtues of Windows 7 and make pronouncements that it will kill Linux on netbooks and “instant on” computers. Others write that the success of Ubuntu will kill other distros and poses a threat to Linux as a whole. I say, enough already.

Why Linux sucks at being user friendly

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Linux

itwire.com: Forget the OS wars, Apple and Microsoft do not need to wield any weapons today. Linux seems to be doing a good enough job of shooting itself in the foot when it comes to appealing to your average PC user.

Mac OS X 10.5 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 Benchmarks

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last week we published Ubuntu 7.04 to 8.10 benchmarks from a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 and had found Ubuntu's performance degraded peculiarly over the past year and a half. This time around we're switching out the hardware we're testing on to Intel's newer Core 2 series and we're comparing the performance of the x86 and x86_64 editions of Ubuntu 8.10 against Apple's Mac OS X 10.5.5.

The Future of Gnome

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Software

workswithu.com: Neil Patel of Canonical recently posted an outline of the new user interface concepts that Gnome developers envisioned during the “Gnome User Experience” conference in Boston a couple of weeks ago. But are the concepts a good move?

What Linux Needs to Stay Competitive

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Linux

linuxloop.com: For some time, Windows Vista’s perceived failure has given Linux a free ride. It has been nice, but it will not remain. From the looks of things, Windows 7 will be a solid release. With this competition, what does Linux need to stay competitive?

Five Tweaks for Your New Ubuntu Desktop

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Ubuntu

lifehacker.com: With the recent release of the popular Linux distro Ubuntu's 8.10 version, code-named Intrepid Ibex, we've recently detailed some productive-minded Ubuntu Kung Fu, as well as a user-minded tour through 8.10. This morning, though, we're taking a more nuts-and-bolts look at changes you can make to your newly-installed system to make it faster, reliable, and more enjoyable.

The new openSUSE community-elected board speaks

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SUSE

linux.com: The openSUSE project has a new board, and the new board has big plans. The distribution's first board was appointed by Novell in November 2007, tasked with the unusual job of "bootstrapping" a community-elected board that could guide the project with a balance of Novell and non-Novell influence.

Using IPv6 On Debian Etch

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HowTos

This document describes how you can configure a Debian Etch system for IPv6 so that a) it can connect to other IPv6 hosts and Cool other IPv6 hosts can connect to it. IPv6 should become more important in the future as recent estimates assume that there will be no more IPv4 addresses left by 2010 or 2011.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open source as a strategic competitive weapon

  • How Can I Sync My Firefox Installations?
  • Creating a user-centric site in Drupal
  • KDEGames review day invitation
  • ApacheCon keynotes streamed for free
  • Why Use Linux?
  • Top 3 Mozilla Firefox 4 Features For Next Generation Browsing Experience
  • Tree now closed for Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 “slushy freeze”
  • Open Source is /screwed/
  • OASIS Forms Committee to Advance ODF Applications
  • Open source valuations remain birdseed
  • Metro 1.1 Custom Builds
  • Red Hat Puts On Fedora #10
  • Free Linux Sticker Book For Your Laptop/Desktop
  • Microsoft haters, Mac daddies, and Linux Lovers
  • Delivery problems with Pandora Game Console
  • Bash: Preserving Whitespace Using set and eval
  • Linux boom?
  • Smart updated with more urpmi functionality implemented
  • The Fall of the Gentoo Wiki
  • Remastersys - Create custom Ubuntu (live) CD
  • Linus on his healthy lifestyle

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Hangs on Initial Test Run

  • Latest ubuntu failure: wifi
  • Intrepid Ibex lays claim to the Black Tower
  • Ubuntu Linux’s 8 Million Users
  • How to Disable The PC (internal/system) Speaker in Ubuntu

Novell lays off employees in Europe

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SUSE

cnet.com: Novell laid off employees close to its SUSE home in Germany and Austria shutting sales offices in Vienna, Munich, and Berlin. The number of employees laid off has not yet been made public.

10 Linux desktops you shouldn’t overlook

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blogs.techrepublic.com: If you know Linux, you know there are tons of options on every level. To some, this might seem overwhelming at first. To others, it’s all about possibility. But for a lot of users, desktop selection doesn’t usually go beyond KDE or GNOME. With this article, I hope to help the average Linux user get beyond the standard fare.

KDE 4.1.3 Codename "Change" Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Change" (also known as KDE 4.1.3), another bugfix and maintenance update for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop. Change is a monthly update to KDE 4.1.

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Leftovers: Software

  • KDE Kirigami 1.1 UI Framework Released
  • [GNOME Maps:] Planning a trip
  • Etcher Image Writer Is Now Better Than Ever
    Back in may we spotlighted Etcher, a stylish open-source USB image writer app for Windows, macOS and Linux. In the months since our feature the app has released a over 10 small beta updates, with Etcher 1.5 Beta being the most recent release at the time of writing.
  • Audacious 3.8 released
    Audacious 3.8 was released on September 21, 2016.
  • New Version of Audacious Music Player Released
    A new version of Audacious, a popular lightweight audio player, is now available for download. Audacious 3.8 introduces a small set of features, including the ability to run more than one instance of the app at the same time. Quite why… no idea. New audtool commands have been added, including stream recording toggles, and cue sheet support is said to be “more seamless”.
  • Rambox Puts All Your Favorite Messaging Services In One App
    Rambox is a free, open-source messaging and email app that groups all your favourite web apps into one easy-to-manage window. Sound familiar? We’ve highlighted apps like Rambox before, with Franz and the Gmail-specific Wmail being but two.
  • Stylish Markdown Editor ‘Typora’ Is Now Available for Ubuntu
    In the market for a desktop markdown editor for Linux? You may have helped but notice that you’re rather spoilt for choice. From Abricotine and Scratch to Simplenote, Springseed and Remarkable. Even Gedit can render markdown with the right plugin! With so much choice it can be difficult to know which app to pick.
  • YoutPlayer Floats Your Fave YouTube Videos on The Desktop [Ed: just an Electron app]
    Looking for a neat-o way to play YouTube playlists on your desktop, outside your browser? Take a looksie at Yout, an Electron app that lets you add and watch YouTube playlists on your desktop, floating window stylee. Yout is not the most user-friendly of apps.

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

  • Avoid the pile-up in 'Clustertruck', a first-person platformer with day-1 Linux support, it's great
    We have been steadily getting more 3D "beat the timer" games where you're up against others times, which is great because they really can be fun. I do love getting competitive in certain games, especially with some of my Steam friends and friends in the wider community. Games like this recently have been something I've been repeatedly going back to for a break from life. Clustertruck is not only about beating the times of other people, but it's also a "the floor is lava" game, so if you touch the floor you have to start again. The really funny thing is that the safe pads are moving trucks you have to keep up with. You can at least grab onto the back of a truck if you just about touch it, so it's not always instant death.
  • Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux
    The difference between their tools and others, is the event system. Instead of needing to program every single line, you can stack up events and link them together to create a game. It works quite well and I'm pretty excited to give Fusion 3 a go on Linux myself to see what random games I can create for fun.