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Hands on: Google Chromium browser alpha for Linux

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arstechnica.com: The open source Chromium project, which serves as the basis for Google's Chrome web browser, has reached alpha status on the Linux platform. Ars takes a look at the Linux port's progress and functionality.

Living With GNOME's NetworkManager

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Software

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: Pain-free networking is the promise that the NetworkManager project makes. This week we will introduce NetworkManager and its features (and drawbacks).

Here comes summer's first Linux netbook

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: Reports of the Linux netbook's death at the hands of Microsoft have been greatly exaggerated. A flood of Linux netbook news will be made next week at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.

8 Great Linux Apps Worth Bragging About, part 2

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Last week we took a look at four great Linux/FOSS applications that are as good as any of their competitors, FOSS or proprietary. Today I'll wrap up with four more.

Preston Gralla: Why you Shouldn’t Care

dthomasdigital.wordpress: In this weeks Computerworld opinion column “Desktop Linux: Why you Shouln’t Care” Preston Gralla (who?) bashes Linux for no apparent reason other than to bash something he obviously knows nothing about.

9 reasons to switch from Windows to Linux

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Linux

tech-no-media.com: I will list 9 of the most common reasons to switch from Windows to Linux and try to explain in which cases the switch to Linux has a good chance of delivering the expected benefits.

Specto: Get Instant Notifications In Your Linux Machine

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Software

makeuseof.com: If you want to monitor a blog for new article update, a great way is to subscribe to its RSS feed and get notified instantly when it updates its content. What if you want to monitor more than just a blog?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Xorg, keyboard and mice

  • Introduction to fstab
  • Building KXEN Models on Ubuntu
  • Make X.Org pretty with DRI2 and UXA
  • How to stop Ubuntu from asking for your sudo password
  • Command line currency conversion
  • Setting up a Linux-based Open-Mesh Network, Part 1
  • Debian Public Keys Error

some shorts:

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Linux
  • Slackware Changes Package Compression Format

  • openSUSE changes to -fomit-frame-pointer -mtune=generic
  • Linpus To Launch Moblin V2 OS Next Week

The Lean green eco-friendly Linux machine

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Linux

Learn how the GNU/Linux is becoming more eco-friendly

Reviewed: Yoggie Open Firewall SOHO

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Hardware

tuxradar.com: Here's a device that started out as a firewall and ended up as a powerful embedded development platform. It's based around an ARM CPU and includes an SDK to let you develop your own tools.

Where does Linux fit in the business desktop?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: First off, just what is the business desktop? Who uses it? Who are the mystery 'power users' in a business environment that don't use the same tools to do their job that every one in the company uses?

openSUSE Ambassadors Program

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Want to help spread the word about the openSUSE Project and encourage more people to become part of the openSUSE Community? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and spread the word about the openSUSE Project?

5 Best Pen-Test Linux Distributions

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Linux distributions are often customized to perform many specialized tasks cater to a particular industry, hobby or business. Today we will take a look at some of best Pen-test distributions out there.

Open source virtualisation - worth the wait

tectonic.co.za: Open source may have had a late start in the realm of enterprise virtualisation, but the meticulous and attentive development of this technology has led to better products in the long run. Not only is open source virtualisation now fully enterprise-ready, but it offers greater cost-savings and more flexibility that its proprietary counterparts.

OMG! I’m using a non-Debian Linux distro!

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Linux

jwjones.wordpress: Over the long Memorial Day weekend I decided to do some further Linux distro-hopping, and so wiped out my beloved Crunchbang Linux to test the following distros:

Has ASUS all but given up on Linux?

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: At today's ASUS product showcase in Sydney the entire range was there, from ultra-portable, touch screen netbooks to high-end, quad core Lamborghinis (I'm not joking). Even Windows Vista was there. There was only one thing missing - Linux.

Getting real about Linux on the desktop

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channelregister.co.uk: Few topics in the IT industry are more contentious than the prospect of putting Linux on the corporate desktop. Opinions range from the religious view at one end, promoting a fundamentalist belief in open source as the saviour of mankind, to the reaction of corporate conservatives at the other, dismissing Linux as irrelevant to serious end user computing.

Striking the Right Gnote

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earthweb.com: You might imagine that an application for desktop notes would be too commonplace to generate controversy. Yet when Hubert Figuiere created Gnote, a port of the GNOME application Tomboy to C++, controversy erupted immediately.

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Red Hat and Fedora

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  • Fedora 26 Alpha Faces Another Delay
    Fedora 26 was set back by a delay last week and today it's been delayed again for another week. Fedora 26 Alpha has been delayed for another week when at today's Go/No-Go meeting it was given a No-Go status due to outstanding blocker bugs.

GNOME News: Gtef, GNOME 3.24 Release Video, Epiphany 3.24

  • Gtef 2.0 – GTK+ Text Editor Framework
    Gtef is now hosted on gnome.org, and the 2.0 version has been released alongside GNOME 3.24. So it’s a good time for a new blog post on this new library.
  • GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed
    Developer Sébastien Wilmet has provided an overview of Gtef with this text editing framework having been released in tandem with GNOME 3.24. Gtef provides a higher level API to make it easier for text editing or in developer-focused integrated development environments.
  • The Official GNOME 3.24 Release Video Is Here
    By now you’re probably well aware that a new update to the GNOME desktop has been released — and if you’re not, where’ve you been?! GNOME 3.24 features a number of neat new features, welcome improvements, and important advances, most of which we’ve documented in blog posts during the course of this week.
  • A Web Browser for Awesome People (Epiphany 3.24)
    Are you using a sad web browser that integrates poorly with GNOME or elementary OS? Was your sad browser’s GNOME integration theme broken for most of the past year? Does that make you feel sad? Do you wish you were using an awesome web browser that feels right at home in your chosen desktop instead? If so, Epiphany 3.24 might be right for you. It will make you awesome. (Ask your doctor before switching to a new web browser. Results not guaranteed. May cause severe Internet addiction. Some content unsuitable for minors.)

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AMDGPU Vega Patches and AMD Open-Sources Code

  • More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published
    Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.
  • AMD have announced 'Anvil', an MIT-licensed wrapper library for Vulkan
    AMD are continuing their open source push with 'Anvil' a new MIT-licenses wrapper library for Vulkan. It's aim is to reduce the time developers spend to get a working Vulkan application.
  • AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"
    While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil. Anvil is a project out of AMD's GPUOpen division and aims to be a wrapper library for Vulkan to make it easier to bring-up new Vulkan applications/games. Anvil provides C++ Vulkan wrappers similar to other open-source Vulkan projects while also adding in some extra features.