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Story We need the power of corporates, says OpenStack exec Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 8:40am
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Story Linux Holds Its Own in VDI Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 8:26am
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Story Linux Mint 17/17.1 KDE and Xfce Users Can Now Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2015 - 7:53am
Story Linux 4.3 Will Have Many Intel Graphics Improvements, Better For Skylake Roy Schestowitz 24/07/2015 - 9:23pm

Making 3D Free for Innovation: Fedora 13 Graphics Drivers

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Linux This is the third post in our blog series highlighting cool features slated for Fedora 13. Our first spotlight looked at the enhancements in NetworkManager, and the second covered the innovations planned for Python developers. With this blog, we’re focusing on a feature that affects everyone.

First Impressions of Unity

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  • First Impressions of the New Unity Netbook Interface
  • netbooks and unity are the future says tyler
  • Ubuntu Working Towards A Rootless X Server

Is Linux a Religion?

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elevenislouder.blogspot: What was amazing, is that as well written as the article was, the first responder, Gavin, reminded me of one problem within the community itself. Dogma. Instead of just admitting a failure in Linux, the responder unleashed a torrent of freediot-style emotional responses such as "Well, heck, it is not like Windows has a great history lately with its audio stack, either!

8 Great Paint Programs for Linux

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Software You need to do some simple graphics work. Maybe you need to crop some photos or take out some sensitive information in a screen capture. Maybe you want to create a simple logo for your website or create a freehand drawing.

News In The Linux Audio World

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Software This week's news includes reports about a new Linux audio blog, music made by particle acceleration, how to use a laptop as a virtual music stand, synth emulation from the terminal command prompt, and watching the Linux Audio Conference on-line.

Sprucing up the Linux desktop

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Software Gnome, the desktop environment favoured by the likes of Ubuntu Linux, is getting an overhaul. For users this means a number of things, including a new way of interacting with files and a new way of launching and managing applications.

Kernel Log: New stable kernels and drivers

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Linux While new stable kernel releases seem to have become somewhat less frequent, they now include more changes. Although the most recent version of AMD's proprietary graphics drivers finally work with X Server 1.7, NVIDIA's drivers already work with version 1.8.

Microsoft’s Got Nothin’ – The Patent “War” Against Linux

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Legal In the last three years, Microsoft claims to have entered into over 600 licensing agreements with companies small and large over alleged patent violations in "Linux". One consistent feature of all these agreements is that their contents are unknown.

FSF launches site for free OpenOffice extensions

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OOo The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has announced that it will maintain a list of free software extensions for the open source office suite.

Custom wallpaper placement with anyPaper

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Software Today we continue on with our Wallpaper theme! Now it’s time for something a bit different. One tool offers a single addition to the standard wallpaper manager that sets it apart. That tool is anyPaper. And that feature allows you to place your image anywhere on your desktop you like.

There's Something About Ubuntu

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  • There's Something About Ubuntu
  • How Old Are Ubuntu Users?
  • Canonical Has An "Ubuntu Light" Spin For OEMs
  • Ubuntu 10.04: Ten Days In
  • UDS-M: Design, design, design

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 353

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at CDlinux 0.9.6
  • News: Mandriva for sale, RHEL 6 kernel genealogy, Ubuntu "Unity" desktop, KDE 4.4 in Debian and Slackware, Sabayon daily builds, Unity Linux with Enlightenment, Astaro update troubles
  • Questions and answers: Linux hardware support
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2010.1, DEFT Linux 5.1
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2010.1 RC
  • New additions: Quirky
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Wine 1.1.44 vs Vista Benchmarks

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Gaming Dan Kegel has been running some DirectX and OpenGL benchmarks on Ubuntu + Wine and Windows Vista, Here is the results of Dans recent benchmark test.

Saving a penny -- pirating the Humble Indie Bundle

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Gaming One common email we have been getting is people notifying us that they see live Humble Bundle key links around the internet on various forums, 4chan, and even Steam! I decided to look into this a little bit and try to guess how big of a phenomenon it is.

Linux-Based Peppermint OS One Ships

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Linux The team behind the cloud-based Peppermint OS flavor of Linux announces the availability of Version 1.0 of the technology.

Hands-on with Ubuntu's Unity netbook shell

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  • Hands-on with Ubuntu's new Unity netbook shell
  • Mark Shuttleworth Interview
  • Shuttleworth: Unity, and Ubuntu Light

today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • My successful PCLinuxOS 2010 Remaster
  • pacman: error while loading shared libraries:
  • Getting serial ports to work on Linux
  • Linux-ready, open-platform ARM9/DSP SBC costs $89
  • Boot Race: Ubuntu 10.04 vs Windows 7
  • Sprint needs to learn a lesson from open source
  • Creating animations with Gimp
  • How to Solve Zero Length File Problem in Linux’s Ext4 File System
  • How to fix a big, blurry and ugly logo at startup/shutdown Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #192
  • Zabbix - Another monitoring tool for Linux

Botnets exploit Linux owners' ignorance

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Security A lack of knowledge and awareness about how to use Linux mail servers could be contributing to the disproportionately large number of Linux machines being exploited to send spam, according to new Symantec Hosted Services research.

Mac OS X 10.6.3 vs. Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 Benchmarks

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Mac Now it is time to see how Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Apple Mac OS X 10.6.3 compete with one another.

Three nice opensource games for Linux

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Gaming My today selection for Linux gamers are three nice opensource games, the games are

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