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Driver dilemma in KDE workspaces 4.5

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Software KDE is currently blamed for errors in external components: the graphic drivers. I am lately reading quite some crap that we KWin devs knew about problems in the drivers and shipped 4.5 nevertheless with changes enabled which trigger the driver bugs. That is of course not true.

More Details On Unigine's OilRush Game

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Gaming A few days ago Unigine Corp announced OilRush, their first in-house game that's coming from the creators of one of the most advanced multi-platform engines. Unigine developers are also fond of Linux and properly support it with the OilRush game receiving the same level of support and there will be a Linux client on launch-day.

GTK Impression – Scrollbars

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Software The most notable design element of a GTK theme are the scrollbars and I’m amazed how the basic design has persisted over the years.

Maturing as a Linux Systems Administrator

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Linux We had a visit from a vendor the other day, one who sells high end Unix hardware. The meeting was informative, and overall went well. While I was walking the vendor out of the building, he turned to me and told me how learning his version of Unix would really help me as I matured in my profession.

Ubuntu 10.10 sneak peak

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  • Ubuntu 10.10 sneak peak
  • Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" Wallpapers

No 64-bit version of Firefox 4.0?

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linuxcritic.wordpress: I got up this morning and saw "No 64-bit (x64) Firefox 4.0," which led me to a pretty serious WTF moment, all before having my morning coffee.

Are You Intimidated By Breakfast Cereal?

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Linux An article by Graham Morrison for Tech Radar UK this past week struck a bit of a raw nerve for me. " The trouble with Linux: there's too much choice." To Mr. Morrison and all the others who have written articles like this one I say: Hogwash!

September 2010 Issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine

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The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the September 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In the September 2010 issue: LXDE: An Overview, Alternate OS: Syllable, Part 1, and Game Zone: Battle For Wesnoth.

KDE SC 4.5 – Desktop Activities Exposed

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KDE However, the lead developer of plasma, Aaron Seigo, has promised further development around Nepomuk, potentially taking desktop activities to a whole new level:

Ubuntu 10.10 Beta Screenshots

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  • Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) Beta Screenshots Gallery
  • Preview: Ubuntu 10.10 Beta
  • Ubuntu Software Centre handles now .deb installations in Maverick
  • Full Circle Side-Pod #3: Where’s the Neurotic Numbat?

today's leftovers:

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  • Jos Poortvliet: Banshee & GNOME
  • MySQL Connector Released for
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.09.03
  • Keep On Rockin’ Me Baby (Banshee)
  • Unofficial OpenSUSE FAQ -
  • Interviews from GUADEC, Part 3
  • Ridiculous Findings
  • Neofonie WeTab now runs MeeGo Linux
  • Review: Mandriva 2010.1 Spring
  • Zeitgeist Log Manager (Mockup)
  • Collapse of M$

some howtos:

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  • Blender 3D 2.9: Working with Textures
  • CentOS: Change that hostname
  • Linux Tip: How to check your aliases?
  • Improve speed of your Linux by using preload
  • GnuPG : A wonderful security tool
  • Installing KDE wallpaper add-ons in Kubuntu

No 64-bit (x64) Firefox 4.0

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Moz/FF If you’re holding your breath while waiting for the 64-bit (x64) flavor of Firefox 4.0, feel free to exhale now.

Debian 7.0 to be called "wheezy"

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Linux We will continue to use Toy Story character names for squeeze's successor. The next release will be called ``wheezy.''

Finding more women to speak at Ohio LinuxFest: success!

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ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot: With a little outreach effort, and embracing diversity as a core value, the Ohio LinuxFest has successfully recruited more women to share their experience at OLF.

Linux distributions update for Web flaw

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Security (IDG): A number of Linux distributors have issued patches for fixing a widely used program that fetches Web pages, called Wget, so it can not be misused by attackers.

Some useful utilities

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Software Utilities. They’re what help make computing a lot easier and more convenient, no matter what operating system you use. Linux users are spoiled when it comes to utilities.

8 Questions with John Carmack

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Gaming John Carmack needs no introduction - since 1991 he's been the main engine development guy for id Software. Shortly after his 40th birthday, we caught up with the tru engineer for a quick 8-question Q&A.

Also: Duke Nukem Forever May Show Up at PAX today

Synaptic Is Going Bye Bye Soon

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Ubuntu Paul Tagliamonte, an Ubuntu LoCoCouncil and BeginnersTeam Council member confirmed in a comment on Reddit that Synaptic will soon be removed from Ubuntu.

Also: Ubuntu 'Maverick Meerkat' erects own App Store

Mint 9: Minty fresh Linux

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blogs.computerworld: Linux distributions come through my office in a constant flood. Most of them stick around long enough for a quick try-out on one of my test systems or on a VirtualBox virtual machine. A few find permanent homes.

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