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Fedora 13 gives off plain vibe, but offers power and stability under the hood

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Linux

itworld.com: The differences between Linux distributions these days are often so minute, there seems little reason to even review them anymore. Such an attitude is, for the most part, not fair to the developers of the Fedora Project, who have put together a darn fine distribution that reads as rock-solid and very user-friendly.

It's Official: Valve Releasing Steam, Source Engine For Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: The day has finally come and Linux gamers around the world have a reason to rejoice, as this is the biggest news for the Linux gaming community that sees very few tier-one titles.

The opposite of Feature Creep

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Software

linuxcritic.wordpress: There’s a disturbing trend that I’ve been running into everywhere for a while now. I’m talking about the tendency of developers committing the cardinal sin of software: Thou shalt not release a new version that has fewer features than the previous version.

FVWM for fun & productivity

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Software

oneandoneis2.org: So I'm now spending eight hours a day on a dual-head Linux box. It's got the latest Ubuntu 10.04 on it. I managed to put up with the interface for maybe a week. Then came the final straw and I had to scrap it.

Brasero Burns Data, Not Time - or Piles of Discs

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Software

linuxinsider.com: There are a lot of CD/DVD burners for Linux out there, but Brasero stands out as a straightforward, easy-to-use, burner that has some nice extra features but won't make you relearn a lot of complex commands if you only use it occasionally.

Mandbuntu 11.0 – Duck À L’orange

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MDV
Ubuntu
Humor

lockergnome.com: On the heels of the recent news that Mandriva is up for sale comes a whisper of a rumor from an insider source at a large Linux software company.

The Race to Build a Secure Operating System

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OS

defensetech.org: In response to the continuous compromise of networks, multiple countries have begun developing secure platforms and operating systems.

Spotlight on Linux: PCLinuxOS 2010

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PCLOS

linuxjournal.com: The long anticipated release of PCLinuxOS 2010 finally arrived a few weeks ago and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Even with the new crew and new features, it's still very much PCLOS.

One week slip of Fedora 13 release

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Linux

fedoraproject.org: The F13 final readiness meeting, also known as the "go/no-go" meeting, was held this evening. As the meeting notes indicate, there are bugs remaining on the blocker list.

Made in Ubuntu – May 2010

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Ubuntu

doctormo.org: Welcome to this month’s artwork gallery showcasing some of the best artwork that has been made in Ubuntu and posted to our Ubuntu Made gallery.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux differences aside, a big legal victory
  • Why Perl isn't Going Away
  • Does Open Source Indemnification Matter?
  • Linux users need a Microsoft Office license to use Office Web Apps
  • A Detailed Look At The ATI Linux Power Management
  • MeeGo Using Btrfs As Default File-System
  • Brotherly advice about open source licensing for startups
  • Linux: King of the Hill
  • The First GTK+ 3.0 Test Release
  • GNOME Marketing Hackfest – Zaragoza
  • Who Says Desktop Linux Is Doomed?
  • What's all the fuss about Peppermint OS?
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is Great But ...
  • Alien Arena 2010
  • Firefox 4 release plan: the need for speed
  • Getting menubars out of application windows…
  • Warp Speed – 2D Multiplayer Shooter
  • X.Org Server 1.8.1 Released To The Wild
  • SFLS: Episode 0x27: Talking about Software Freedom

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Easily Create Abstract Wallpaper In Gimp
  • How to Install a Script for Amarok
  • MyISAM Or InnoDB MySQL engine?
  • The Perfect KDE4 Setup
  • Quick Tips for Nautilus
  • How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin
  • Python 3.1: Strings and Quotes
  • Introduction to SMART
  • Share directories in Elive

Bordeaux 2.0.4 - Hands on Review

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Competition is an important part of all markets. Don't get me wrong, I think Crossover is fantastic software, but with Cedega pretty much being dead where is the choice in commercial Wine software? Lesser known than the two previously mentioned is Bordeaux.

6 Useful Widgets For Amarok Music Player

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Linux has no shortage of music players, and even KDE has at least two: JuK and Amarok. Amarok is my music player of choice. Once I started exploring the latest version, I noticed that Amarok has several extraordinary widgets.

Fedora 13 set for release in May

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Linux
  • Fedora 13 set for release in May
  • Fedora 14 Release Schedule and Codename
  • 2010 Fedora Scholarship Recipient Named

John Lilly to leave Mozilla

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Moz/FF

john.jubjubs.net: I just announced internally that after 5 years at Mozilla, and a couple as the CEO, I’ve decided to leave later this year to join Greylock Partners as a venture partner.

Too many Ubuntus?

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Ubuntu
  • Too many Ubuntus?
  • What is missing from Ubuntu?: Manageability
  • Getting Ready For Ubuntu 10.04 - Part 4
  • Adventures with 64 bit Ubuntu

Top Antivirus For Linux

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Software

blogote.com: To help you select the best one for your system and to ensure complete protection, we bring you some of the top antivirus programs available for Linux.

World's first $99 laptop

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Hardware
  • Cherrypal drops Linux in favor of Android
  • Vodacom unveils low-cost Linux netbook
  • 3rd Gen Killer NIC: Killer 2100
  • Grace Digital Audio Has A Slick, Pandora-Centric Linux Radio

OpenOffice.org We Have a Problem

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OOo

blog.eracc.com: I run a small business that offers custom built, inexpensive computers with Open Source software preinstalled. I urge my clients to move to Open Source software. However, recently I have been disappointed by a test install of OpenOffice.org for a charitable organization client of ours.

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Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
    The National Science Foundation and Mozilla recently announced the first round of winners from their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges—$2 million in prizes for "big ideas to connect the unconnected across the US". According to the press release, the winners "are building mesh networks, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and network infrastructure that fits inside a single backpack" and that the common denominator for all of them is "they're affordable, scalable, open-source and secure."
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    The legacy AirMozilla platform will be decommissioned later this year. The reasons for the change are multiple; however, the urgency of the change is driven by deprecated support of both the complex back-end infrastructure by IT and the user interface by Firefox engineering teams in 2016. Additional reasons include a complex user workflow resulting in a poor user experience, no self-service model, poor usability metrics and a lack of integrated, required features.
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    Every Monday and Thursday around 3pm I check dev-telemetry-alerts to see if there have been any changes detected in the distribution of any of the 1500-or-so pieces of anonymous usage statistics we record in Firefox using Firefox Telemetry.

Games: All Walls Must Fall, Tales of Maj'Eyal

  • All Walls Must Fall, the quirky tech-noir tactics game, comes out of Early Access
    This isometric tactical RPG blends in sci-fi, a Cold War that never ended and lots of spirited action. It’s powered by Unreal Engine 4 and has good Linux support.
  • Non-Linux FOSS: Tales of Maj'Eyal
    I love gaming, but I have two main problems with being a gamer. First, I'm terrible at video games. Really. Second, I don't have the time to invest in order to increase my skills. So for me, a game that is easy to get started with while also providing an extensive gaming experience is key. It's also fairly rare. All the great games tend to have a horribly steep learning curve, and all the simple games seem to involve crushing candy. Thankfully, there are a few games like Tales of Maj'Eyal that are complex but with a really easy learning curve.

KDE and GNOME: KDE Discover, Okular, Librsvg, and Phone's UI Shell

  • This week in Discover, part 7
    The quest to make Discover the most-loved Linux app store continues at Warp 9 speed! You may laugh, but it’s happening! Mark my words, in a year Discover will be a beloved crown jewel of the KDE experience.
  • Okular gains some more JavaScript support
    With it we support recalculation of some fields based on others. An example that calculates sum, average, product, minimum and maximum of three numbers can be found in this youtube video.
  • Librsvg's continuous integration pipeline
    With the pre-built images, and caching of Rust artifacts, Jordan was able to reduce the time for the "test on every commit" builds from around 20 minutes, to little under 4 minutes in the current iteration. This will get even faster if the builds start using ccache and parallel builds from GNU make. Currently we have a problem in that tests are failing on 32-bit builds, and haven't had a chance to investigate the root cause. Hopefully we can add 32-bit jobs to the CI pipeline to catch this breakage as soon as possible.
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    Peter has been quite busy thinking about the most ergonomic mobile gestures and came up with a complete UI shell design. While the last design report was describing the design of the lock screen and the home screen, we will discuss here about navigating within the different features of the shell.