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Story Porting Guix and GuixSD Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 6:57pm
Story QEMU Maintainers on the 2.4 Release Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 6:42pm
Story Real Linux Coming to Tablets Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 6:15pm
Story BQ Aquaris E4.5 and E5 HD Ubuntu Editions Now Available in India Roy Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 4:12pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 10:16am
Story digiKam Software Collection 4.13.0 released... Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:43am
Story HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM With 5.5-Inch Display, Android 5.1 Lollipop Launched Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:40am
Story Top Five Reasons Why Ubuntu Is the Most Used Linux OS Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:31am
Story Manjaro Linux: Octopi v0.8 around the corner - translation help needed! Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:29am
Story MPV Open-Source MPlayer-Based Video Player Gets a Major Update with New Features Rianne Schestowitz 07/09/2015 - 8:26am

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Linux Update 1.0.1

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Gaming Many thanks to Nemoder for letting us know that Frictional Games’ latest adventure/horror game has been updated to fix a few crashes and many level design bugs. More here or here

Gnome Shell: From Mockups To Reality

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Software Do you remember the above mockup? It was presented this year at GUADEC along with some other mockups we posted HERE. Well, Florian Müllner is making that a reality - here is a real screenshot of his work: view here

Wikinews interviews Ubuntu developer Fabrice

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Ubuntu The 10.10 version of Ubuntu, a free operative system is to be released in the next few days. French Wikinews contributor Savant-fou (Baptiste) has interviewed Fabrice, an Ubuntu's MOTU (Master Of The Universe), member of the development team of the operative system.

Preview: Debian 6 "Sqeeze" Part 2: KDE

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: This is the second part in my series of previews of Debian 6 "Squeeze". The ISO image I used this time was again the daily build from 2010 October 3.

Ubuntu 10.04 E17 LiveDVD (Pinguy E17 Remix)

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: The Enlightenment foundation libraries (EFL) recently reached beta status after having been marked as alpha software for a decade. If you are unfamiliar with what EFL are, they can be summed up in a single quote from their front page:

Ubuntu 10.10 beta review

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Ubuntu Ubuntu has long been the Linux distribution favoured by businesses wanting to make a hassle-free switch from Windows, and the full release of the latest version, Ubuntu 10.10, is due this coming Sunday (October 10). In this review, we’ll be looking at the beta release of Ubuntu 10.10.

today's leftovers:

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  • Multi-Touch For The X.Org Synaptics Driver
  • Dual-booting with Ubuntu-Light
  • 'open source ICT Centre' launched in Ghana
  • Key-Mon Shows Live Keyboard and Mouse Strokes
  • Ubuntu One and FOSS Services
  • Pixel Light
  • dots: a Braille translator for GNOME
  • What Do Broadcom Drivers Mean for Linux Uptake?
  • Opera 10.63 Release Candidate 2
  • Wine 1.2.1 Brings A Bunch Of Fixes
  • Problems Don't Always Need Command-line Solutions

some howtos:

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  • Real-time Sunlight Wallpaper
  • MAC Addresses on Linux
  • Execute Multiple Commands in Terminal
  • How To: download or upload recursively using command line FTP
  • How To: Killing a zombie process
  • setting touchpad in gnome on gentoo

openSUSE more cutting-edge than Fedora

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SUSE Here we have it folks. After a little bit of distro hopping I found one of my solutions, at least as far as a desktop system goes. openSUSE 11.3 KDE Edition is my choice of distro and 11.4 is going to demolish Fedora’s offering.

Why Microsoft Buying Adobe Threatens Desktop Linux

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I’ve read countless articles today stating the reasons why Microsoft buying Adobe threatens desktop Linux. And as one might expect, I have yet to locate one single article explaining why Microsoft taking over Adobe might be a good thing.

PLEAC: Code Cookbooks in (Almost) Any Language

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Software When trying to pick up a new programming language, it’s usually helpful to have an apples-to-apples comparison. “I know how something is done in X, but how is it done in Y?”'s 10th Anniversary: The Difference a Decade Makes

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OOo October 13, 2010 marks the tenth anniversary of the project. It's a significant landmark, both for me personally and for free software in general.

openSUSE & systemd

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SUSE Systemd is a replacement for SystemV init and in heavy development since the first announcement on April 30th by Lennart Poettering. Thanks to Kay Sievers’ work, we have packages for openSUSE curent Factory stream as well. I gave them a try.

Preview: Debian 6 "Sqeeze" Part 1: GNOME

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Trying to forecast when the next version of Debian will be released is like trying to figure out whether or not it will snow the next day in Washington DC in winter; it's an exercise in futility. That said, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Debian 6 "Squeeze" will be released soon.

12 Reasons to Try Ubuntu 10.10 Now

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Ubuntu As Ubuntu 10.10, or "Maverick Meerkat," hits the streets this Sunday, it's a pretty safe bet that legions of existing Ubuntu users will be updating to the new release. After all, it looks to be Canonical's most user-friendly Ubuntu Linux yet, and many of the new features promise to be must-haves.

Firefox 4 beta review

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Moz/FF Firefox is catching up to Internet Explorer in terms of market share, having already passed it in features years ago, but Google Chrome is nipping at its heels. Can Firefox 4 restore its glory?

REVIEW: OpenAstroMenace 1.2.0

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openbytes.wordpress: OpenAstroMenace (OAM) is a fork of the title AstroMenace and the work of Viewizard software. The game, distributed under the GPLv3 has not been updated since 2008 however that doesn’t stop it from being a great, complete game.

EasyLife - easily install and configure software on Fedora

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easyLife allows new and even experienced users to install and configure software on Fedora, just by clicking. It's simple and clean.

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Software The world is full of GUIs. Windows Aero. Mac OS X. KDE. Gnome. They're all shiny, 3D, all-singing, all-dancing. I hate them. All of them. They all suck. And I finally realized WHY.

Linux Mint 9 review

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Linux Introduce some minty freshness to your PC with the free Linux Mint 9 operating system, a variant of Ubuntu 10.04

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If you owned a 'fat' PlayStation 3 you could be entitled to $65 from Sony because of Linux option

Cast your mind back to when Sony released the original PlayStation 3, and you may well remember claims that the console was also a "computer". The claims were such that Sony suggested that owners could install Linux -- which, technically speaking, they could. However, installing Linux on a PS3 also posed something of a security issue, and Sony backtracked on the "Other OS" feature, killing it will a firmware update. Unsurprisingly, a lawsuit followed, and the result of this is that you could in line for a pay-out. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Zorin OS 12.3 Linux Distro Released: Download The Perfect Windows Replacement
    While listing out the best distros for a Linux beginner, the ease of use and installation are the most critical factors. Such qualities make distros like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Zorin OS the most recommended options. In case you’re also concerned about your privacy and security, a shift to the world of Linux becomes a more obvious option. Calling itself a replacement for Windows and macOS, Zorin OS has been established as a beginner-friendly option that offers a smooth ride while making the transition. The latest Zorin OS 12.3 release works to strengthen the basics of the operating system and polishes the whole experience.
  • Ramblings about long ago and far away
    I had originally run MCC (Manchester Computer Center Interim Linux) in college but when I moved it was easier to find a box of floppies with SLS so I had installed that on the 486. I would then download software source code from the internet and rebuild it for my own use using all the extra flags I could find in GCC to make my 20Mhz system seem faster. I instead learned that most of the options didn't do anything on i386 Linux at the time and most of my reports about it were probably met by eye-rolls with the people at Cygnus. My supposed goal was to try and set up a MUD so I could code up a text based virtual reality. Or to get a war game called Conquer working on Linux. Or maybe get xTrek working on my system. [I think I mostly was trying to become a game developer by just building stuff versus actually coding stuff. I cave-man debugged a lot of things using stuff I had learned in FORTRAN but it wasn't actually making new things.]
  • EzeeLinux Show 18.13 | Running Linux On Junk
    A talk about the advantages of running Linux on junk hardware.
  • Best 50 HD Wallpapers for Ubuntu
    Wallpapers are useful in many ways depending on the visual it contains for example if there is a motivational quote on it, it helps to motivate you. The images are the best type of wallpaper because they have an impact on the mind of a human being. So if you are a working professional and have to work continuously on a computer then your desktop cab be a source of inspiration and happiness. So today we are going to share 50 best HD Wallpapers for your Ubuntu which will keep your desktop fresh.
  • Ubuntu Tried Adding Synaptics Support Back To GNOME's Mutter
    GNOME developers previously dropped support for Synaptics and other input drivers from Mutter in favor of the universal libinput stack that is also Wayland-friendly. Canonical developers tried to get Synaptics support on X11 added back into Mutter but it looks clear now that was rejected. Canonical's Will Cooke reported in this week's Ubuntu happenings that they were trying to add upstream support for Synaptics to Mutter, complementing the libinput support. While it's great Canonical trying to contribute upstream to GNOME, Synaptics support was previously dropped as being a maintenance burden and with libinput support getting into rather good shape.
  • Long live Release Engineering
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Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures and Recent Torvalds Interview

  • Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures
    Longtime Linux kernel developer Arnd Bergmann is working to drop a number of old and obsolete CPU architectures from the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.17. The obsolete CPU architectures set to be removed include Blackfin, CRIS, FR-V, M32R, MN10300, META (Metag), and TILE. Managing to escape its death sentence is the Unicore32 architecture with its port maintainer claiming it's still actively being used and maintained.
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    Interviewer: we all know who Linus is, but not many people know he’s also a proficient diver. Why don’t we start at the beginning: where you first started diving, and when you started to take diving seriously.  

    Actually, it was related to open source, in some way. [...]