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The name game, no. 14.

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: The Fedora 14 name has been announced, and it's Laughlin.

May 2010 Issue of PCLinuxOS Magazine

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PCLOS
  • May 2010 Issue of The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine
  • PCLinuxOS 2010 OpenBox Edition now available
  • PCLinuxOS LXDE: No Dice

today's leftovers and howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Fix Volume Range Issue in PulseAudio
  • Bash Positional Parameters Explained with 2 Example Shell Scripts
  • Install XScreensaver for extra screensavers Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx"
  • Mount, Encrypt and Manage Image file and Physical Disk Drives - eMount
  • Linux 2.6.34 Kernel Is Likely On Its Last RC
  • New Features In Firewall Builder 4.0
  • [SOLVED] konversation has no window decorations
  • PlayDeb
  • Linux Mint 9 ETA

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Is Getting There

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Ubuntu

eweek.com: Canonical's Ubuntu Server hasn't yet caught up to the progress that's been made in Linux desktops, but it offers a serviceable alternative to server offerings from other Linux vendors and from Microsoft.

Fedora Dropping Official PowerPC Support

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Fedora 13 will bring a lot of interesting new features when it's released in late May, but also interesting is what's going to be missing. For example, official support for PowerPC. So what happens now, and what's the right thing to do for users on niche platforms?

Mozilla spills plan for, yes, Firefox 4

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has confirmed that the next major upgrade to its open source browser will be known as Firefox 4.0.

Fragmenting Linux is not the way to beat Apple

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Linux

cnet.com: In an attempt to copycat Apple's hardware-plus-software vertical approach to the mobile market, the Linux industry is fragmenting fast and risks undermining its best chance for beating the iPhone.

Open source's integration jams

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OSS
  • Open source's integration jams -- and how to fix them
  • Open-source software's hidden snags
  • Sun Open Source Reborn in ForgeRock
  • Former Sun Execs Land at ForgeRock
  • Notes from the Politics of Open Source conference
  • Ohloh lets you stalk your favorite open-source software developers
  • Lightcrest Joins Lucid Imagination for Open Source Search
  • “Do not sell anything to your community”

Open Letter To LGP

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Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: A few days ago my friends compiledkernel aka CK one of the LxGC — Linux Gamers Codex staff members and UbuntuForums moderator, Liam Dawe aka ELD the Gaming On Linux website admin, and myself had a discussion on UbuntuForums about Linux Game Publishing.

Making 3D Free for Innovation: Fedora 13 Graphics Drivers

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Linux

redhat.com: This is the third post in our blog series highlighting cool features slated for Fedora 13. Our first spotlight looked at the enhancements in NetworkManager, and the second covered the innovations planned for Python developers. With this blog, we’re focusing on a feature that affects everyone.

First Impressions of Unity

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Ubuntu
  • First Impressions of the New Unity Netbook Interface
  • netbooks and unity are the future says tyler
  • Ubuntu Working Towards A Rootless X Server

Is Linux a Religion?

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Linux

elevenislouder.blogspot: What was amazing, is that as well written as the article was, the first responder, Gavin, reminded me of one problem within the community itself. Dogma. Instead of just admitting a failure in Linux, the responder unleashed a torrent of freediot-style emotional responses such as "Well, heck, it is not like Windows has a great history lately with its audio stack, either!

8 Great Paint Programs for Linux

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Software

linuxplanet.com: You need to do some simple graphics work. Maybe you need to crop some photos or take out some sensitive information in a screen capture. Maybe you want to create a simple logo for your website or create a freehand drawing.

News In The Linux Audio World

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Software

linuxjournal.com: This week's news includes reports about a new Linux audio blog, music made by particle acceleration, how to use a laptop as a virtual music stand, synth emulation from the terminal command prompt, and watching the Linux Audio Conference on-line.

Sprucing up the Linux desktop

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Software

mybroadband.co.za: Gnome, the desktop environment favoured by the likes of Ubuntu Linux, is getting an overhaul. For users this means a number of things, including a new way of interacting with files and a new way of launching and managing applications.

Kernel Log: New stable kernels and drivers

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Linux

h-online.com: While new stable kernel releases seem to have become somewhat less frequent, they now include more changes. Although the most recent version of AMD's proprietary graphics drivers finally work with X Server 1.7, NVIDIA's drivers already work with version 1.8.

Microsoft’s Got Nothin’ – The Patent “War” Against Linux

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Linux
Microsoft
Legal

everydaylht.com: In the last three years, Microsoft claims to have entered into over 600 licensing agreements with companies small and large over alleged patent violations in "Linux". One consistent feature of all these agreements is that their contents are unknown.

FSF launches site for free OpenOffice extensions

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OOo

h-online.com: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has announced that it will maintain a list of free software extensions for the OpenOffice.org open source office suite.

Custom wallpaper placement with anyPaper

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Software

ghacks.net: Today we continue on with our Wallpaper theme! Now it’s time for something a bit different. One tool offers a single addition to the standard wallpaper manager that sets it apart. That tool is anyPaper. And that feature allows you to place your image anywhere on your desktop you like.

There's Something About Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • There's Something About Ubuntu
  • How Old Are Ubuntu Users?
  • Canonical Has An "Ubuntu Light" Spin For OEMs
  • Ubuntu 10.04: Ten Days In
  • UDS-M: Design, design, design
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Games: Slaps and Beans and Games Online For Android

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New: NuTyX 9.93 and Linux Mint 18.3

  • NuTyX 9.93 available with cards 2.3.105
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    Linux Mint is killing the KDE version of its operaring system -- a move some people applaud. That's what makes the new 18.3 version -- named "Sylvia" -- so frustrating. It's bizarre to release a new version of an operating system that essentially has no future. But oh well, here we are. After a short beta period, the KDE distro is now available for download -- if you still care. I recommend that KDE loyalists just switch to Kubuntu or Netrunner, but I digress. Despite being the final version of Linux Mint KDE, it is still a great alternative to the consistently disappointing Windows 10. After all, it has been discovered that Microsoft is bundling a bug-ridden password-manager with its operating system without user consent! How can you trust such an OS?! Sigh.
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    The Linux Mint team released the final Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" Xfce and Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE editions to download, as well as an upgrade for existing Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" users. Previously in beta, the Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE and Xfce editions are now officially released and ready for production use. Just like the Cinnamon and MATE flavors, they are based on Canonical's long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and use the Linux 4.10 kernel by default for new installations.

GNU: Glibc, GIMP, GCC

  • Glibc 2.27 Lands Yet More Performance Optimizations
    Earlier this month I wrote how Intel engineers have been busy with continuing to tune glibc's performance with FMA and AVX optimizations. That work has continued but also other architectures continue tuning their GNU C Library performance ahead of the expected v2.27 update. There has been a ton of optimization work this cycle, particularly on the Intel/x86_64 front. For those with newer Intel 64-bit processors, this next glibc release is shaping up to be a speedy update.
  • GIMP PIcks Up Support For The New Flatpak/FreeDesktop.org Screenshot API
    Hot off the release of the new GIMP 2.9.8 and ahead of the expected GIMP 2.10 release candidates that are expected to begin, a new addition to GIMP is a plug-in supporting the new FreeDesktop.org/Flatpak screenshot API. The org.freedesktop.portal.Screenshot specification aims to be a screenshot API that will work not only cross-desktop (e.g. KDE, GNOME, etc) but also work for sandboxed applications (i.e. Flatpak) and also work regardless of whether you are using Wayland or X11.
  • GCC Prepares For Fortran 2018 Support
    The Fortran committee decided last month to rename the upcoming Fortran 2015 programming language update to Fortran 2018. GCC support is being prepped. With this updated programming language technical specification not expected to be published until mid-2018, the committee behind this long-standing programming language decided to rename Fortran 2015 to Fortran 2018. Fortran 2018 should further improve interoperability with C code, improve its parallel programming capabilities, support hexadecimal inputs/outputs, and other improvements over Fortran 2008.