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some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Expand Usable Storage Space In Ubuntu
  • Encrypt Files
  • How to get information on your graphics card in Linux
  • How to upgrade to Fedora 14 "Laughlin" from Fedora 13 & 12
  • Panorama without Hugin
  • Change perspective of images in The GIMP
  • How to get gwibber to use the Ubuntu font
  • Eclipse for Drupal in Ubuntu
  • Speed Up Program Installs / Upgrades in Ubuntu
  • Alias in zsh

News from the GIMP 2.8 development

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: First off, no, there is no news on a release date of GIMP 2.8. It is still unclear when GIMP 2.8 will be released. While waiting we took a new look at the development which brings cool new functions into GIMP!

The Chakra Project - Innovating on KDE and Arch Linux

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: The Chakra project started out releasing a live CD based on Arch Linux with KDE4 for the desktop, initially to make it easier and quicker to install an Arch system with their favorite environment, while also providing an unofficial Arch live CD to test drive the distribution

Installing the Boxee beta on Ubuntu 10.10

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Software

linuxtrends.com: Although the October 10 release of Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) had been anticipated for many months, and despite Ubuntu being Boxee’s primary Linux target, Ubuntu 10.10 users have been disappointed to discover that the current Boxee beta won’t install on Maverick.

Optimization in KWin 4.6

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KDE

blog.martin-graesslin.com: Apart from the scripting interface KWin will not ship any major new feature in 4.6. Most of the work I did for 4.6 was to improve the overall performance of our compositing engine.

The 4 Best Free Linux Anti-Virus Programs

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Software

makeuseof.com: Does a Linux user need antivirus software? If you insert your thumb drive regularly into Windows computers, for example, it might be infected, meaning you’re spreading malware with it and not even knowing it.

Unity: Some Further Clarification Points

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Ubuntu
  • Jono Bacon: Unity: Some Further Clarification Points
  • Using Unity – Day 5 How Does It Compare to Gnome Shell?
  • Ubuntu 10.10 upgrade woes
  • 4 steps to freedom

Star Trek Enterprise Owner's Manual

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Movies
  • Star Trek's Enterprise now has an owner's manual
  • Texas Supreme Court Cites The Wisdom Of Spock On Star Trek

Jumping the shark, no. 14.

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Linux

paul.frields.org: With only two days left until Fedora 14 release, I went ahead and upgraded the behemoth in my home office, a Dell XPS 730x workstation, to the new “Laughlin” release.

KDE Developers Discuss Merging Libraries With Qt

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KDE

phoronix.com: Well, here's some interesting weekend news: there's a polarized discussion taking place right now among core KDE developers about merging the KDE libraries into upstream Qt.

The best anti-virus out there

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Ubuntu

idreamoflinux.com: Last week my mom forwarded an email to me and I started to laugh. The email was to warn me about a virus that is spreading and destroying peoples data.

Eating Your Own Dogfood

Jon maddog Hall: I started saying this many years ago when I noticed that the Unix product managers at Digital Equipment Corporation were not using Unix in their day to day work. They had Microsoft Windows systems on their desktop, and would often go over to VMS to use “EDT” (the VMS text editor) for doing “real editing”.

Open Source License Used Widely In App Store Apps

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OSS

groundreport.com: According to a study from OpenLogic, a software services vendor, licensing for open source are used widely in app store apps for mobiles.

Minecraft Halloween Update

  • Minecraft Halloween Update is out – can you take on The Nether?
  • Generative wallpapers for Ubuntu: Game of Life
  • Happy Halloween With Ubuntu Pumpkin

Remember SplashTop? Here's An Update On Them

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Do you remember SplashTop? It's the instant-on Linux environment that was originally embedded into select ASUS motherboards three years ago. So what has DeviceVM and their SplashTop achieved this year?

What the Pro-MS Office video does not say

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Microsoft

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Microsoft released a video attempting to persuade people to use their proprietary office suite. Not surprisingly, there has been a wide reaction to it and some people even claimed that Microsoft had finally revealed its true stance concerning open source software.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 10.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 10.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • The Next Star Wars Could Be Shot Using Open Source Software and Hardware
  • MintMenu 5.1.6 on openSUSE, Fedora, and Mandriva
  • Merging SVN Repos Explained
  • 11 Uses for an Old PC
  • Gentoo PAM developments
  • Eschalon: Book II 1.05 Is Released
  • Are Red Hat's Earnings Worse Than They Look?
  • SELinux enforcing for console activity
  • Mock-up: intelligent, ambient Boot Splash
  • VLC developer takes a stand against DRM in Apple's App Store
  • Ubuntu Forum to get facelift
  • Latest features of dpkg-dev: debian packaging tools
  • "Mint to Xbox... come in Xbox"
  • From information overload to Dark Ages 2.0?
  • Lighting the Fuse for an Enterprise FOSS Explosion
  • Debian Installer 6.0 Beta1 release

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fixing Slow, Choppy and Laggy Maverick
  • DNS cache
  • Music And EXIF Metadata Information In Nautilus
  • How To: Run applications on port 80 without being root user
  • How to record screen activities in Ubuntu
  • Transcode Videos In WebM, Under Ubuntu
  • Manage Gnome Plymouth splash theme using Splash Screen Manager
  • The easiest SVN tutorial ever
  • Copying with scp from STDIN
  • Improve Firefox Speed
  • Password-less ssh
  • Mobile broadband on Ubuntu
  • Enable IMAP push (Gmail) in Evolution
  • Linux authentication login with USB device
  • Rsync : A handy tool to sync with
  • How To Connect MySQL with Open Office on Linux

Seasons After Fall – Puzzle, Platform Game

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: Seasons After Fall aka Seasons is a cute 2D platform/puzzle game made with the 3D program Blender.

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Graphics: Vega and Vulkan

  • Vega 20 GPU Support & VCN Clock/Power Gating Sent In For Linux 4.18
    Last week was the main AMDGPU features update for Linux 4.18 via DRM-Next while today a secondary pull request of further feature work has been submitted. Last week's AMDGPU update included Vega M GPU support for Kabylake G hardware, reserving the initial scan-out buffer prior to the driver initialization for a more seamless console to driver experience, Raven Ridge GFXOFF support, various Vega 10 updates, and more.
  • NVIDIA 396.24.02 Linux Driver Brings New Vulkan Extensions
    The NVIDIA 396.24.02 Linux driver is available today and while it's a beta update, it ends up being quite an exciting release thanks to new Vulkan extensions. The newly-supported Vulkan extensions for the Linux driver build include VK_KHR_draw_indirect_count, VK_EXT_global_priority, and VK_KHR_get_display_properties2.
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    Vulkan 1.1.76 has just been released ahead of the US Memorial Day weekend with new extensions to excite Vulkan developers. The two new extensions in Vulkan 1.1.176 are VK_KHR_get_display_properties2 and VK_KHR_draw_indirect_count, both of which are notable additions.
  • Vulkan Adds An Exception To Address Wine's Code License Incompatibility
    The Vulkan's documentation/generator being re-licensed from an MIT-style license to the Apache 2.0 license had caused problems for the Wine project supporting newer than Vulkan 1.0.51, but fortunately that issue has been resolved. The previous re-licensing of Vulkan-Docs has caused some problems for the LGPL-licensed Wine code, as we've covered previously, but that technicality has now been addressed with The Khronos Group adding an exception to their license to benefit the Wine project and others using code generated from the Vulkan vk.xml reference file so as not to have (L)GPL and Apache licenses clash.

TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 Is the First Laptop Preloaded with openSUSE Leap 15

The OpenSuSE Project announced today that openSUSE Leap 15 is available for download as 64-bit installation images, which users would need to write on USB flash drives or DVDs to install the operating system on their personal computers. However, the openSUSE Leap 15 operating system also comes preloaded with the TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 laptop we reviewed last year and Linode cloud images. "Today’s public release of Leap 15 aren’t only released as DVD and Network ISO: Linode and hardware vendor TUXEDO Computers have cloud images through of Leap ready, too. While the brand new TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 is immediately available with Leap 15 preinstalled and ready-to-run, Linode has Leap available for all infrastructure needs," said openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio in today's announcement. Read more

Android Leftovers

Thunderbolt Networking Now Supported in Linux's NetworkManager Tool

Implemented by Intel developer Mika Westerberg last year during the development of the Linux 4.15 kernel series, Thunderbolt networking arrived for Linux-based operating systems to enable peer-to-peer (P2P) network connections where you connect two computers directly via a certified Thunderbolt cable to transfer files. But while the implementation was there in the Linux kernel, the userspace bits were missing to make Thunderbolt networking work on a standard installation of a GNU/Linux distribution. By adding a new udev rule in the NetworkManager the two developers managed to load the thunderbolt-net kernel module. Read more