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5 Top of the Line Twitter Desktop Clients for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: If you've been using Twitter through its website, I recommend that you use a desktop client instead to further enhance your tweeting experience.

Do-licious

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Software

gnomejournal.org: GNOME Do is a popular application that started off as inspired by gnome-launchbox and the “open version” of Quicksilver. However, over the last year the project has branched out in its own innovative ways.

Krusader 2.0 Review - First Stable KDE4 Release

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Krusader is a twin-panel file manager for KDE which has been around for around seven years and was always a good alternative to Konqueror since KDE3 days.

Qt for beginners

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Howtos

I made some tutorials how to use the Qt Creator and how to begin with Qt. Also a example how to convert binary numbers into decimal and back.

Release Candidate for KDE 4.3.0 Out

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KDE

kde.org: Today, three days before the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit starts, the KDE team released KDE 4.3.0 RC1. RC1 is an early candidate for what will become KDE 4.3.0 at the end of this month.

6 Burning Applications for Linux

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Software

blog.repasik.com: There are not many burning tools in the Linux world compared to the Windows world, but what is most important that all burning tools for Linux are free of charge, open-source and work very well. Here are 6.

Debian - Mono is not in our default installation

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Linux
Software

h-online.com: In response to the open letter written by free software guru Richard Stallman about the Mono problem, Alexander Schmehl, Debian developer and spokesperson for the GNU/Linux distribution has pointed out that Debian has no plans to include the controversial programming environment in the default GNOME installation.

Three’s Company: Oracle, Ubuntu and OpenOffice

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: CNet’s Matt Asay beat The VAR Guy to the punch — writing a blog about potential Oracle-Ubuntu Linux synergies. Still, the potential Oracle-Ubuntu partnership gets a little sexier when you throw OpenOffice into the mix. Not even Jack, Janet and Chrissy looked this good together in their prime. Here’s why.

Is Firefox 3.5 Worth Using?

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Moz/FF
  • Is Firefox 3.5 Worth Using?

  • All about Firefox 3.5, available now
  • Firefox 3.5: Stumbling out of the gate
  • FireFox 3.5, Add-ons and Backwards Compatibility
  • Firefox 3.5 screenshots
  • Firefox 3.5: a first look
  • Howto Fix Firefox 3.5's Font Hinting Problem on Ubuntu
  • Howto : Upgrade from Firefox3.x to 3.5 in Linux

today's leftovers:

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News
  • X Server 1.6.2 RC2 Brings More Bug Fixes

  • Ubuntu says yes to Mono, SFLC says no
  • A gallery of geeky galleries
  • Kon-Boot – Reset Windows & Linux Passwords
  • Ubuntu heads to the clouds
  • Hidden cost of running Windows
  • JAG
  • Big Thanks To The SELinux Team
  • Former rPath, Red Hat exec to lead software firm’s Raleigh headquarters
  • Omatek Unveils World’s Smallest Desktop PC
  • let's play a game!
  • The XO Laptop Two Years Later: Part 1 - The Vision
  • iFolder Packages Available for 11.1
  • Acquia Search available commercially
  • Myka's Linux-based BitTorrent box great home theater PC for lazy people
  • Drupal 6 Top 25 Modules
  • Mandriva and Arkeia Software Deliver Seamless Backup for Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 98 - It's Business Time

The Ubuntu 1-click dist-upgrade (well, almost)

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Linux

I was curious to try Ubuntu's offer of a "one-click upgrade" from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 on my HP Pavilion zd7000 laptop. I was impressed with how easy it was.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A Beginner's Guide to Free Software Programming Languages

  • Send Mail Through Gmail with Python
  • Get to know Linux: ps command
  • Reading Lots of Text with More and Less
  • Tech Tip: Recovering Deleted Files With lsof
  • How to Display Network Interfaces in Linux
  • How to put a drawing into a Writer document
  • Bash to Basics: Read User Input
  • Upgrade Drupal CMS 5.12 to Drupal CMS 6.12
  • Quickly testing Google Chrome binary on openSUSE
  • Speed Up Ubuntu Firefox

10th Anniversary of Gentoo

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Gentoo

funtoo.org: NeddySeagoon and I have been trying to figure out the official 10th anniverary date of Gentoo, and here are the dates I've figured out so far:

IBM offers open source machine learning compiler

infoworld.com: IBM is announcing on Tuesday availability of an open source machine learning compiler, which the company said intelligently optimizes applications, thus meaning shorter development times and bigger performance gains.

Do I need to type commands to use Linux?

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Linux

scottnesbitt.net: There are a lot of misconceptions about Linux among the people I know who have actually heard of (and not everyone has). Most of them don’t know much about Linux, and what they do know is anywhere from five to 12 years out of date.

Firefox 3.5's Benchmark Scores

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.5's Benchmark Scores Brutalize IE 8, Almost Tie Chrome

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5: Life In The Fast Lane
  • PCMag Radio: Firefox 3.5—The Best Browser
  • Firefox 3.5 vs. Chrome 3 Showdown, Round 2: Bookmarks
  • Firefox 3.5 is a Solid Upgrade

Benchmarking Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF
  • Benchmarking Firefox 3.5

  • Firefox 3.5 - A Really Impressive Release
  • Google development kit could mean Firefox on Android
  • Firefox 3.5 is fast, but still behind Chrome and Safari

Red Hat's Good Quarter: What's the Problem?

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Linux
  • Red Hat's Good Quarter: What's the Problem?

  • Red Hat seeks to certify the cloud (Q&A)
  • Red Hat goes to the movies

GPL Usage: Growing And Shrinking, Both

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OSS
  • GPL Usage: Growing And Shrinking, Both

  • Black Duck Highlights Diversity in Open Source Licensing
  • GPL, ScummVM and violations
  • The Doctor Who Model of Open Source

Reinstalling Ubuntu vs Vista

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

profarius.com: I run Ubuntu. I recently upgraded to 9.10 and then decided to drop back to stable. This involves reinstalling. My sister complained about her system being incredibly slow. I decided to reinstall both at the same time to compare the time it takes to do them at the same time.

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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