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The Ubuntu Look Can be Changed, but Linux CAN NOT have a “Look”.

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Linux

internetling.com: A Linux distro is basically someone saying: here’s a collection of packages that works well together, now keep it or change it as you wish. Oh I get it, if GNU/Linux can’t make the user drool when he sees a Linux desktop, we’ll never get a large userbase. Here’s what I think.

5 Best Free and Open-source Real-time Strategy Games for Linux

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Gaming

junauza.com: Recently, I have tried a few free and open-source RTS games and was really impressed with some of them. The best thing is that I can play them instantly on my Linux box without the need for Wine and without having to spend a single dime.

How Linux is keeping Microsoft honest

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Linux

itwire.com: Imagine a world without Linux. There'd be no cute Tux penguin or any notion of software freedom day. Netbooks would not have come about. But more strikingly, there wouldn't be the modern powerful tools that Windows systems administrators have come to love. That's right; Linux is keeping Microsoft honest.

Fedora 8 and 9 updates re-enabled

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Linux

redhat.com: In a few hours, updates for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9 will start hitting mirrors. These updates are designed to transition users from our old repo locations to new locations that have all our updates re-signed with a new set of keys.

Linux in top five mobile OSes

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: Linux-based smartphones accounted for 7.3 percent of the overall market in the second quarter of this year according to IT analysts Gartner.

Analysis: Embracing open source GPLv3 and avoiding hardware lock-in

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OSS

electronicsweekly.com: It is almost a year since the Free Software Foundation (FSF) released the third version of its General Public License (GPL). Prior to the release there was a great deal of public consultation where several contentious issues were hammered out. The greatest of those was the Tivoisation clause.

Linux: has the horse bolted?

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Richard Stallman wants to popularise the term GNU/Linux instead of using the currently popular term Linux. He correctly states that the term Linux, besides being thoroughly inaccurate, totally fails to introduce new users to the legal and philosophical concepts that underlie the basis of the GNU/Linux OS; but is it feasible to make such a change at this late stage?

10 Years Of Internet

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Web

informationweek.com: Lumeta's arresting visual images represent the explosive growth of the online world. Between 1998 and 2003, the number of nodes on the Internet doubled. By 2008 nodes had increased five times.

Vector Linux Partners With SQI To Provide Support Infrastructure

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Linux

oreilly.com: Vector Linux, the decade old Canadian Linux distribution based on Slackware, has partnered with SQI Incorporated of Reno, Nevada to provide support infrastructure, both for the commercial support Vector Linux began offering earlier this year and for the wider community.

Installing Games On Ubuntu With Playdeb

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Playdeb is a repository for Ubuntu games that makes it easy to install games that are available on getdeb.net. This article shows how you can install games using Playdeb on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop.

PCLinuxOS September 2008 Released

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PCLOS

pclosmag.com: PCLinuxOS Magazine, September 2008 (Issue 25) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Players - Round up, Gnome User Guide, and Chapter 6 - Kde User Guide.

X.Org 7.4 To Be Released Today

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Software

phoronix.com: It has been one year and four days since X.Org 7.3 was released and a number of months since X.Org 7.4 was supposed to be released, but today X.Org 7.4 is scheduled to finally make it out the door!

The Fedora-Red Hat Crisis

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Linux

earthweb.com: A few weeks ago, when I wrote that, "forced to choose, the average FOSS-based business is going to choose business interests over FOSS [free and open source software] every time," many people, including Mathew Aslett and Matt Assay, politely accused me of being too cynical. Unhappily, you only have to look at the relations between Red Hat and Fedora, the distribution Red Hat sponsors, during the recent security crisis for evidence that I might be all too accurate.

Interview With Head Of The Wine Project / CTO Of CodeWeavers

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Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Alexandre. In specific, we talk about: Developing an open source project in cadence with Windows, Philosophies about how Linux should reach out to Windows users, and Deciding what applications to support and what to leave out.

Tweak Your Ubuntu The Easy Way

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Software

maketecheasier.com: If you are constantly confused over the command line, and wanted to look for an easy way to tweak your Ubuntu, then Ubuntu Tweak is definitely the application for you.

Black Duck Joins The Linux Foundation

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OSS

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Black Duck Software has joined as a Foundation member.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Having fun with qemu

  • Proprietary, open source systems management get closer
  • How to: Debian Installation on Acer Aspire 7520 Series
  • about:mozilla - Developer News 9/9
  • Why Mozilla is committed to Gecko as WebKit popularity grows
  • New Mandriva Bugzilla update in the works
  • QT 4.5 to understand GTK themes
  • Lenovo Exits pre-Installed Linux Desktop Business
  • Give One, Get One: I Still Don't Get It
  • Xandros Remains Out of Touch
  • linux priced out of the market by vendors conspiring with monopoly
  • Using chattr to Eliminate Command Line Histories
  • Pardus Linux
  • Open Source a successful business model
  • Installing Lenny
  • The open-source add-on economy
  • Would you buy a Linux desktop?
  • UK Govt screws browser choice
  • OpenX 2.6: disable UTC Timezone warnings
  • 6 Offbeat Open Source Ideas Worthy of Rube Goldberg
  • An Update on the Gentoo KDE 4.1 Ebuilds

Red Hat - Free Software done horribly wrong

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Linux

gnuski.blogspot: In my corporate job we try to employ Debian whenever possible. But some of our clients and projects require various IBM applications that run, according to IBM, only on Red Hat (RHEL). I cannot tell you how many problems I've had with Red Hat.

3 should-use vim plugins

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Software

arun.wordpress: The first two are very useful, if you kill bugs for a living (read debugging freak).

Celestia - free opensource Space Simulation to explore the universe

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Software

susegeek.com: Celestia is a free opensource space simulation software that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia provides photo-realistic, real-time, three-dimensional viewing of the solar system.

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    A few days back I wrote about a Vulkan renderer for a PlayStation emulator being worked on and now the code to that Vulkan renderer is publicly available. For those wanting to relive some PlayStation One games this week or just looking for a new test case for Vulkan drivers, the Vulkan renderer for the LibRetro Beetle/Mednafen PSX emulator is now available, months after the LibRetro folks made a Vulkan renderer for the Nintendo 64 emulator.
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Games for GNU/Linux

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The Mageia project today announced the release of stopgap version 5.1, an updated "respin" of 5.0 and all updates. The Daily Dot posted their picks for the most sure operating systems and the Hectic Geek is "quite pleased" with Fedora 25. Matthew Garrett chimed in on Ubuntu unofficial images and Dedoimedo reviewed Fedora-based Chapeau 24. Read more

SparkyLinux 4.5 is out

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