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Story KDE 12 Iterations After the 4.0 Release Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 3:24pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 3:01pm
Story Android Users: F-Droid App Repository is an Open Source Alternative to Play Store Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 9:06am
Story Open router project launched to improve network privacy Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 9:01am
Story Canonical launches Ubuntu Resources website Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 8:56am
Story Epic to open source code to OHSU Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 8:56am
Story Is open source encryption the answer to NSA snooping? Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 8:52am
Story NVIDIA Is "Taking Linux Gaming Serious" Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 8:47am
Story Introducing GPU Accelerator Programming to Popular Linux GCC Compiler Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 8:36am
Story Linux Black Friday deals Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2013 - 8:24am

10 Best Windows Games That Can Be Played on Linux

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Gaming For most hardcore gamers, Linux is taboo since they probably think that they cannot play their favorite Windows-only games with it. They do have a point of staying away from Linux, but if they knew that they can play some of their most wanted games on Linux, will they take the switch?

Ubuntu is early favorite in initial OpenLogic open source survey returns

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Ubuntu Launched with fanfare a month and a half ago, OpenLogic Inc.'s Open Source Census, a survey of open source software adoption has scanned more than a thousand computers to date, but the tally is far short of the volume required to draw meaningful conclusions.

Forth and back again - having a look at Fedora 9 and KDE 4.1beta

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liquidat.wordpress: Recently my distribution of choice, Fedora, published a new version, Fedora 9. This one featured KDE 4.0, and there were also KDE 4.0.80 packages available, and I decided to take a look at them. Unfortunately, I had to return to Fedora 8 and KDE 3.5.9 - but not for long, that’s for sure.

Why Linux Failed at Walmart -- And What to Do About It

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Matt Hartley: Over the past few years, various distributions have worked to make a name for themselves by selling their Linux PCs over retail Websites provided by Walmart, Sears and so on. Yet in nearly every instance, there has been a sudden stopping point where the big box retailer drops the provided Linux PCs like a rock.

some shorts

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  • SuperKaramba - Adding Beauty to Your KDE Desktop

  • live 0.9.3 released
  • Linux Outlaws 42 - Don't Panic!

KOffice 2.0 Alpha 8

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Software The KDE Project today announced the eighth alpha release of KOffice 2, a technology preview of the upcoming version 2.0. Work continues in the same vein as before, with a strong focus on finishing and polishing our new features that will set KOffice.

How many ways can you install an RPM in OpenSUSE Linux?

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SUSE I wanted to see how many ways I could install a package on OpenSUSE 10.3 (and 11.0, for that matter) without any help from any third-party package management tools that don’t come stock on a fresh OpenSUSE install.

Get the Facts Straight

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Linux Linux is the best OS there is. Period. There, I said it. Usually this site strays away from opinion but I couldn’t resist this time. LinuxHater is grabbing a bunch of attention lately by carrying the flag of Microsoft’s FUD in a rather explicit way. It’s time for a rather extensive but to-the-point reminder why Linux is the best OS on this planet.

Opera 9.5 Unleashed

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Software After months of public inactivity, Opera has been racing to release the latest version of its desktop browser. No guesses why. Opera 9.50 is out today, and we've been on the case of Kestrel since the first public preview last autumn.

The power of ‘root’ in Linux

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Linux ‘Root’ is the default name for system administrator in a *NIX system — a super user who can do anything and everything within the operating system. Let us go a little deep about the access privileges and rights which a root user has on a Linux system.

Little PC Gets the Big Stuff Wrong

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Hardware A small, light laptop makes an excellent second computer -- unless it costs more than your first. Hewlett Packard's $499-and-up 2133 Mini-Note comes from the same basic template as the Eee but falls woefully short in some aspects.

Mark Shuttleworth on the future of Ubuntu

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Interviews The life of South African Mark Shuttleworth has been a kind of geek dream. Here, he talks to Glyn Moody about Ubuntu's new focus on the server side, why Ubuntu could switch from GNOME to KDE, and what happens to Ubuntu and its commercial arm, Canonical, if Shuttleworth were to fall out of a spaceship.

Mobile devices in GNU/Linux and GNOME

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HowTos You have a computer (a laptop or a desktop). Since it’s a machine you use often and don’t tinker with much, it probably runs Linux. You also have a brand new digital camera, or a shiny new MP3 player. And you feel the dread: are those pure consumer oriented pieces of hardware compatible with my machine?

Sabayon Linux Partners with NetCraft Communications to Enhance Versiera's Support for Linux OS

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Press Release: Sabayon Linux today announced that it will partner with NetCraft Communications, a global provider of computer infrastructure management services and makers of Versiera, Remote System Management and Monitoring Software.

today's leftovers

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  • Firefox 3 'awesome bar' not awesome for all

  • My thoughts on the linux desktop
  • Tasty Tomato firmware for routers
  • One small lawsuit for Red Hat, One big legal step for open source
  • #ln -s /dev/null /dev/clue
  • Is Apache the Greatest Open Source Project?
  • EU Official Tells Governments to Go Open Source
  • Open source tour of Europe: Russia
  • Review: Asus Eee 900
  • Linux aternatives to Windows software roundup
  • Nokia urges Linux developers to learn business

some more howtos:

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  • Using chkconfig To Manage Linux Service Run Levels

  • Fedora 9 Nvidia
  • Short Tip: Searching files and packages
  • 5 easy steps to install Puppy Linux on your USB drive
  • Getting that wiki feeling on the desktop, part 2
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Touchpad “Tap zones”
  • Timing processes in the shell
  • Finding "leaf" nodes on a file system
  • Installing Microsoft Fonts on openSUSE 11.0

Companies, Developers Contributing To The X Server

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Software Since our article yesterday entitled X Server 1.4.1 Is Released, No Joke it's sparked discussions on our forums and other online communities on how the X.Org release management can be improved and how new developers can become involved.

Also: Coming To A Desktop Near You: X.Org 7.4
And: X.Org Releases X Server 1.4.2

Linux kernel development talk

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Linux Ever since my talk at OLS last year about the Linux kernel development community and the companies involved, I've been traveling around, giving the talk in one form or another to lots of different companies and community groups. Last week I gave the talk at Google, and they kindly recorded it and put it up for everyone to see.

Coming Tuesday, June 17th: Firefox 3

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Moz/FF Whenever we’re asked “when is Firefox going to be released” we endeavor to answer to the best of our abilities, but the truth of the matter is that we’ll only ever ship “when it’s ready”. It is our expectation to ship Firefox 3 this upcoming Tuesday, June 17th.

Red Hat Makes History With Patent Settlement - Compatible with GPLv3

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Legal You've probably been wondering why I've been quiet, when there is news about a patent settlement between Red Hat and Firestar and DataTern in the JBoss litigation. It's because I wanted to be positive I was correct that this is the first known settlement involving patents that is harmonious with GPLv3. It is.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Easy, Automated Benchmarking On Linux With PTS
    It's easy to run benchmarks on Linux as well as Solaris, BSD, and other operating systems, using our own Phoronix Test Suite open-source benchmarking software. For those that haven't had the opportunity to play with the Phoronix Test Suite for Linux benchmarking, it's really easy to get started. Aside from the official documentation, which is admittedly limited due to time/resource constraints, there are a few independent guides, Wiki pages, and other resources out there to get started.
  • LibreOffice 5.3 Alpha Tagged, New Features Inbound
    The first alpha release of the upcoming LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite was tagged a short time ago in Git. LibreOffice 5.3 is a major update to this distant fork of LibreOffice 5.3.0 is planned to be officially released in late January or early February while this week's alpha one is just the first step of the process. The hard feature freeze on 5.3 is at the end of November followed by a series of betas and release candidates. Those interested in more details on the release schedule can see this Wiki page.
  • MPV 0.21 Player Adds CUDA, Better Raspberry Pi Support
    MPV Player 0.21 is now available as the latest version of this popular fork of MPlayer/MPlayer2. MPV 0.21 adds support for CUDA and NVDEC (NVIDIA Decode) as an alternative to VDPAU. The NVIDIA decode support using CUDA was added to make up for VDPAU's current lack of HEVC Main 10 profile support. Those unfamiliar with NVDEC can see NVIDIA's documentation.
  • MPV 0.21.0 Media Player Adds Nvidia CUDA Support, Raspberry Pi Hardware Decoding
    Today, October 20, 2016, MPV developer Martin Herkt proudly announced the release of another maintenance update of the very popular MPV open-source and cross-platform media player software based on MPlayer. Looking at the release notes, which we've also attached at the end of the story for your reading pleasure, MPV 0.21.0 is a major update that adds a large amount of new features, options and commands, but also addresses dozens of bugs reported by users since the MPV 0.20.0 release, and introduces other minor enhancements. Among the most important new features, we can mention the ability to allow profile forward-references in the default profile, as well as support for Nvidia CUDA and cuvid/NvDecode, which appears to be a welcome addition to GNU/Linux distributions where HEVC Main 10 support is missing.
  • anytime 0.0.4: New features and fixes
    A brand-new release of anytime is now on CRAN following the three earlier releases since mid-September. anytime aims to convert anything in integer, numeric, character, factor, ordered, ... format to POSIXct (or Date) objects -- and does so without requiring a format string. See the anytime page for a few examples.

KDE Leftovers

  • Choose Your Own Experience in Plasma 5.8 and beyond
    One of the key points of Plasma is while giving a simple default desktop experience, not limiting the user to that single, pre-packed one size fits all UI.
  • KDevelop 5.0.2 released for Windows and Linux
    Four weeks after the release of KDevelop 5.0.1, we are happy to announce the availability of KDevelop 5.0.2, a second stabilization release in the 5.0 series. We highly recommend to update to version 5.0.2 if you are currently using version 5.0.1 or 5.0.0.
  • Wayland improvements since Plasma 5.8 release
    Two weeks have passed since the Plasma 5.8 release and our Wayland efforts have seen quite some improvements. Some changes went into Plasma 5.8 as bug fixes, some changes are only available in master for the next release. With this blog post I want to highlight what we have improved since Plasma 5.8.
  • Wayland For KDE Plasma 5.9 Should Shape Up Quite Nicely
    Plasma 5.8 was only released at the beginning of October but already there has been a number of Wayland improvements queuing up for the next milestone, Plasma 5.9. KWin maintainer Martin Gräßlin wrote a blog post yesterday about some of the early Wayland changes coming for Plasma 5.9. Some of this early work for the next KDE Plasma 5 release includes resize-only borders, global shortcut handling, support for keyboard LEDs via libinput, relative pointer support, the color scheme syncing to the window decoration, window icon improvements, multi-screen improvements, panel imporvements, and more.
  • Autumn Sale in the Krita Shop
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Linux/FOSS Events

  • FOSDEM Desktops DevRoom 2016 all for Participation
    FOSDEM is one of the largest (5,000+ hackers!) gatherings of Free Software contributors in the world and happens each February in Brussels (Belgium, Europe). Once again, one of the tracks will be the Desktops DevRoom (formerly known as “CrossDesktop DevRoom”), which will host Desktop-related talks. We are now inviting proposals for talks about Free/Libre/Open-source Software on the topics of Desktop development, Desktop applications and interoperability amongst Desktop Environments. This is a unique opportunity to show novel ideas and developments to a wide technical audience.
  • LatinoWare
    Yesterday, Wednesday 19 oct, was the first day of LatinoWare thirteen edition hosted in the city of Foz do Iguaçu in Parana state with presence of 5155 participants and temperature of 36ºC. Currently this is the biggest event of free software in Brazil.
  • Attending a FUDcon LATAM 2016
    From my experience I will share my days at FUDcon 2016 held on Puno last week. There were 3 core days, and 2 more days to visit around.

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