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Demystifying OpenGL Desktop Effects

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KDE

blog.martin-graesslin.com: My last blog post about the driver situation in the KDE Plasma Workspaces in version 4.5 caused quite some discussion. This is great and really required. But it also showed that there are quite some incorrect information about the current and future OpenGL compositing.

Free RTS Game for Linux: Warzone 2100

Warzone 2100 is a free, open-source real-time strategy game available for Linux, Windows and Mac. This game was originally closed-source, developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive in 1999, but in 2004 it was officially licensed under the GNU GPL.

KVM, Virtualbox, or WMware?

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Software

linuxaria.com: In this article I want to talk about three great virtualization software for your desktop computer.

Ubuntu 10.10 Beta - Overview & Screenshots

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Ubuntu

tuxarena.blogspot: We're less than one month until the next Ubuntu release, 10.10. Maverick Meerkat, as it is codenamed, is scheduled for release on October 10, 2010, and, as always, Canonical put out a beta calling for users to test-drive it and report problems and bugs.

PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

thedeepvoid.blogspot: PCLinuxOS or PCLOS is based on Mandrake. The Gnome version comes equipped with an ugly gray colored background. I attribute this to the fact that most PCLOS users are KDE desktoppers and don't really care what color Gnome is.

today's howtos & stuff:

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News
HowTos
  • Mass convert WMA to MP3 using ffmpeg and ruby
  • Utilising the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser remotely from Ubuntu
  • DtO: You know the routine...
  • Burner (Fire Edition) - Bring Some Heat To k3b
  • Spring 0.82.5.1
  • India's Largest FOSS Event: FOSS.IN
  • Reasonably secure remote GUI access with SSH and NoMachine
  • How to setup additional timezones in Gnome
  • How to hide Gnome apps in KDE and vice versa?
  • Oracle vs. Google, not a private rant
  • Ideas get greased at NCSU's 'Garage'
  • Move files in bash with tar and progress bar
  • [SOLVED] Torrents stopped downloading
  • This time, OpenSuse
  • MariaDB going places: Drupal, Zend Framework
  • Nepomuk+strigi as desktop search

5 Linux Twitter Clients You Probably Don’t Know About

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Software

makeuseof.com: Ubuntu 10.04 was supposed to be “social from the start,” but anyone who gave Gwibber an honest try is probably a little disappointed. With this in mind I’ve decided to profile a few of the many Twitter clients available for Ubuntu.

I frag better than you, and I do it in Linux*

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Linux
Gaming

opensource.com: I learned two things today: 1. People are still having LAN parties, even the Internet-disconnected kind. 2. They're doing it on Linux.

Mandriva 2010 Spring Gnome

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MDV

irishlightandcolour.blogspot: Mandriva is a pretty cool Linux Distribution (distro) which I have been using since it's installation borked my Linux Mint partition. The graphical install was very simple but the installer did not recognise my Mint partition and add it to the Boot Menu.

Amarok 2.3.2 Beta 1 Review

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Reviews

The series of reviews continues today with an article about one of the most popular audio player out there (and why not admit it, even controversial). I'm talking Amarok here.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 140 is out

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SUSE

Top 10 Most Hated Tech Mascots Ever

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Misc

informationweek.com: Mascots are marketing personified. When they're good, they're grrreat, as Tony the Tiger, one of the world's more successful mascots might say. When they're lame, uninspired, annoying or perplexing, they might end up on a list like this.

OLF 2010, day 0.

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Linux

paul.frields.org: I’m writing this from the Red Hat booth at Ohio Linux Fest 2010, which is bustling with visitors, so sorry if this is a little brief. For me Day 0 was yesterday (Friday).

Manage your digital camera in Linux with DigiKam

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Software

ghacks.net: For those of you who thought managing external devices like digital cameras in Linux was a challenge, I give you DigiKam.

15 Fantastic Inkscape Tutorials for Creating Awesome Vector Art

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Software

junauza.com: Inkscape is without doubt the most well-known and perhaps the best free and open-source vector graphics editor available for Linux. It is loaded with powerful features that will allow anyone with ingenious mind create some amazing digital art.

The road not taken

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: I am not an Ubuntu old-timer. I remember as far back as 5.10, but certainly there is a smaller circle of true Ubuntu veterans.

An average Windows XP day

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Microsoft

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: You probably know by now that I don't touch anything but Linux in my private life. However, in my professional life I do not have that choice.

LinuxUsers Kernel Column #91

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: In this months kernel column John Masters discusses another eventful kernel cycle, not to mention the latest round of Linus Torvald (justified?) rants, the Kernel Summit 2010 and some pretty intense penguin-on-penguin action…

Behind KDE: Meet David Solbach, the "Unknown SysAdmin"

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KDE

kdenews.org: In this week's Behind KDE interview, we talk with one of the unknown powers behind the sysadmin team, David Solbach. David is the maintainer of reviewboard.kde.org. However, there's much more to David than code review and contributing to KDE.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Third update to the Ubuntu Light Themes
  • Fluendo DVD Player For Sale in Ubuntu 10.10
  • How the command line made my life a little easier, part 2
  • DEB Packages Now Open With Ubuntu Software Center
  • 24-Core Linux Cluster in a $29.99 Case from IKEA
  • G'MIC: More Than 190 Image Filters And Effects For GIMP
  • X.Org Server 1.10 Release Plans; Drivers May Still Go In
  • Counter-Debunking the 1% Myth
  • GTK+ 2.90.7 Released, Drops DirectFB Support
  • Hackable, Linux-based flying drone can be controlled by smartphone
  • Red Hat partners with the NCSU Entrepreneurship Initiative for idea center
  • Linux In The Data Center: How Does It Fit?
  • PHP5 Alternatives for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • When "Enterprise" is a Synonym for Useless
  • Windows vs Ubuntu Release Cycle
  • Matthew Garrett files case with US Customs against Fusion Garage
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Graphics: AMD, Intel and Vulkan

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    AMD's Alex Deucher has sent in a small set of fixes for the AMDGPU Direct Rendering Manager driver in the Linux 4.17 kernel. The three patches are for fixing a dark screen issue with AMDGPU DC, a fix for clock/voltage dependency tracking for WattMan, and an updated SMU interface for the yet-to-be-announced Vega 12 GPU.
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Databases: Revenue Shift and PostgreSQL

  • How open source databases are sucking revenue out of legacy vendors’ pockets
    In other words, the value of the open source database market to customers/users is measured in the tens of billions, or even hundreds of billions, of dollars. One other way of thinking about this? That's tens or hundreds of billions of dollars that proprietary vendors will never capture.
  • Has the time finally come for PostgreSQL?
    For nearly 30 years, PostgreSQL (a.k.a., Postgres) has arguably been the most common SQL open source database that you have never heard of. Call it the Zelig of databases, its technology either sat behind or acted as the starting point behind an array of nearly a dozen commercial database offerings from EnterpriseDB to Redshift, Greenplum, Netezza, CockroachDB and a host of others. And PostgreSQL has distinguished lineage as one of the brainchilds of Turing Award winner and database legend Dr. Michael Stonebraker, who started the PostgreSQL project based on the lessons learned from his previous database venture, Ingres.