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Duke Nukem to Have 'Strong Resurgence'

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Gaming

tomshardware.com: Another year is nearly over, and still no Duke Nukem Forever. Of course, the difference between now and this time last year is that we have a much better idea of just what’s going on with the internal development of DNF – and right now, it's not a whole lot. But that doesn't mean that Duke won't be passed around to different platforms and games!

Sometimes It Won't Work (III)

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KDE

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: kde respects bugs. bugs in kde3 have their equivalent in kde4. rule of thumb in developing kde is 'we do not fix bugs. ever.' the worst part is that important bugs in kde3 were not fixed in several years. it's been two years now and kde4 doesn't even provide the features kde3 did.

OpenSUSE Corrals Community Software Efforts

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SUSE

eweek.com: eWEEK Labs' Jason Brooks and Andrew Garcia discuss Novell's latest community-oriented Linux OS, OpenSUSE 11.2, which is packed with official OpenSUSE versions of the latest and greatest of what the open-source software world has to offer.

Linux Gaming: Are We There Yet?

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Gaming

anandtech.com: Over the past few years, there has been a common question on the Linux vs. Windows desktop front: does the Linux desktop have the ability to play various major release games, and if so what is the performance difference between the two?

Ubuntu, which direction are you heading?

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu, which direction are you heading?
  • Retrospect on Ubuntu in 2009
  • 2010: The year of Ubuntu Inclusiveness

Mandriva: Nine Priorities for Mandriva Incoming CEO

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: As everybody^wnobody know, Hervé YAHI is no longer the CEO of Mandriva. So I decide to rip off an article from The VAR Guy to issue an open letter to the Mandriva direction. So here are 9 priorities for the new Mandriva staff :

Google Chrome OS-based netbook tech specs are out

ibtimes.co.uk: Believe it or not - the tech specs of the rumoured Google Chrome OS-based netbook are already out and by the sound of it, the netbook looks to me like a high performance machine.

A decade of Linux

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: Between Linux-powered netbooks and Google's Chrome OS, by 2019 perhaps even that will have changed. After all, who would have thought in 1999 that Linux would have quietly become so prevalent throughout computing? Let's take a look at this last decade.

Running World of Warcraft in Ubuntu Linux

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Gaming
Ubuntu

news.cnet.com: If you are looking for an operating system that offers the best values, none can compare to Linux. First of all, it's free. Secondly, it comes with a lot of things, such as office tools (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation), audio and video playback, Internet and e-mail, instant messaging, and so on.

Happy Birthday, Linus

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Today is the birthday of Linus. Although that's essentially a private event for him, there's an interesting historical link to the creation of the Linux kernel, too.

Making Money by Giving Stuff Away

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Open source software is obviously extremely interesting to companies from a utilitarian viewpoint: it means they can reduce costs and – more significantly – decrease their dependence on single suppliers. But there's another reason why businesses should be following the evolution of this field:

Canonical shines its Ubuntu light on consumers

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Ubuntu

news.cnet.com: Canonical, creator of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has taken its share of criticism for not being innovative enough for some in the Linux community. In 2010, however, Canonical's focus on design and packaging will come to be seen as a seriously shrewd strategy as it helps to take Linux to the masses.

How to customize your KDE desktop with KDE-Look.org

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KDE

maketecheasier.com: KDE-Look.org is part of a family of desktop websites, all under the umbrella of OpenDesktop.org. With each release, KDE is moving closer to complete integration with OpenDesktop.org, where the installation of new themes and visual improvements are seamless.

12 Awesome KDM Themes For Your Linux

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Software
  • 12 Awesome KDM Themes For Your Linux
  • 2 Gorgeous New Docky Skins

ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review

  • ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review
  • Technology review of 2009

The five-minutes-fix myth

blog.flameeyes.eu: One of the complains I often get for my QA work (which I have to say is vocally not appreciated even by the other devs), is that I could just go on and fix the issues I find rather than opening bug for them. No it does not take five minutes to fix something, I can assure you!

3 Wonderful Open-Source Games to Install After Installing Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Based on the Quake 3 engine, World of Padman is a fun, cartoon-style first-person shooter with maps, weapons and characters inspired from the Padman series. It features nice, colourful graphics, popular modes like FFA, TDM or CTF, and weapons which will definitely make you laugh the first time you'll see them.

some howtos & stuff:

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HowTos
  • howto Qemu
  • How to build .deb package from tar.gz
  • openSUSE installation guide
  • Predictions for 2010
  • X Server 1.7.4 Is Just About Here
  • Top 10 Science stories of 2009 by Scientific American
  • How to use ZTE MF627 USB modem on linux
  • How to get colors in man command page
  • Best way to keep up with GIMP from git
  • Picard Tagger - Automatically tag your mp3 music files
  • How to get popup window before empty gnome trash in Ubuntu
  • Entropy in 2010: here we are (almost)!
  • HOWTO: Devil's Tuning Fork under Wine
  • Getting Acquainted with the Openbox Config
  • How To install µTorrent Portable in Ubuntu
  • Allow remote connections to your MySQL server
  • openSUSE – Build a rpm package
  • Where The Heck are all the Ubuntu Games?

Psystar halts sales of Mac cloning tool, will peddle Linux PCs

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Linux
Hardware

computerworld.com: Mac clone maker Psystar last week indefinitely suspended sales of its only product, a $50 Mac cloning tool. The company also said it would resume selling systems "in the coming days." Those machines will run Linux rather than Mac OS X.

AssautCube - An awesome FPS game for Linux

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Gaming

ghabuntu.com: Based upon the Cube engine, AssaultCube is a fast paced, first-person shooter, (partially) open source, cross platform game. Formerly called ActionCube, this game can be played both online with hundreds of other players from around the world or in a single player mode.

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