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Story Manjaro 15.09 (Bellatrix) Update With Calamares Installer, Tweaks And Latest Applications Mohd Sohail 04/10/2015 - 1:27pm
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Story Nvidia Shield Android TV review Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2015 - 9:16am
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Reflection: KDE 4.5

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KDE

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: I've been using KDE 4.5 for the last 2 weeks (since I reviewed it), and though I generally like what I see, I think my first experiences with Linux (i.e. with a GNOME desktop) have already biased me against fully accepting KDE 4.5.

Linpus Lite 1.4 screenshots

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Linpus Lite 1.4 is the latest distribution that I am currently reviewing. While the review is in progress, I thought posting a few screenshots is in order.

COMPIZ Showcase: What’s coming up in 0.9.2

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: Development of course is progressing nicely, now as much to the point where we can do blog posts about progress, like I did back in 2007 and 2008! We’ve had some great community contributions and new developers jump on board and the project is rapidly regaining its health from the slow down in 2009.

Modern OS on ancient hardware.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: I am currently using, at this very moment, while I am typing, the latest completely updated version of Gentoo. I can surf the net, play movies and my window manager even has transparency.

Windows or Linux: Which is easier to fix?

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.techrepublic.com: I like to break stuff. Why? It means I get to find things out about what I’ve broken and it means I get to repair what I have broken. And operating systems are no exception.

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.

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