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Linux game-time refined with latest Wine

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Software
Gaming

theregister.co.uk: Wine 2.1 includes a new set of icons, a number of fixes for video rendering – improving Windows gaming – and better font anti-aliasing and handling of desktop link files.

Joojoo ripped for another failing, this time it’s a GPL violation

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Linux
Hardware
OSS

liliputing.com: Oh, Fusion Garage… Lately it seems the only good news which surfaces about your JooJoo tablet is the result of someone who doesn’t work for you doing something awesome with it — like installing Windows 7 on it.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Almanah – Application to ease management of a personal diary
  • Compiz 0.9 and GCC 4.5
  • Mandriva pt 2
  • Red Hat Seeking Ways To Avoid Channel Conflict With Service Partners
  • Lunar eclipse set for Saturday Morning
  • The Growing Open-vs.-Proprietary Rift Between Google and Mozilla
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #359 06-23-10
  • Opera Snapshot: Stability, font work, and Geolocation for Linux
  • Is Ubuntu a Realistic Alternative to Mac OS X?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Auto assign profile images on Ubuntu
  • How to fix: Too many open files
  • Kubuntu 10.04, disabled network manager, Solution
  • Quick Tip: Opening Adobe Illustrator files in Linux
  • For smooth sys-libs/glibc-2.11.1 upgrade, make sure to use >=gcc-4.3-
  • Open PDF files in a Linux Console using fbgs, a framebuffer PDF viewer
  • LXC 0.7 console output in Gentoo

Ubuntu Nearing X Server Not Running As Root

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.

The Stable Triple and Marketing Linux

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Linux

cbojar.blogspot: The first topic on my mind is the elusiveness of the stable triple in the Linux market. What do I mean by the stable triple? Let's look at some examples:

Mozilla Wins The American Business Awards “Most Innovative Company of the Year”

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Moz/FF

mozilla.com/blog: We are excited to announce that Mozilla won the American Business Awards Stevie Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year (with less than 2,500 employees) in the software category!

Lucid Lynx boot times - 10 seconds, yes or no?

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: I love Lucid very much; it's slowly replacing Jaunty as the major Ubuntu flavor on my various machines. This begs the question, does Lucid bring in any improvements required to break the 10-second barrier?

Lightworks Switches the Lights On

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Software

stream0.org: Apparently I missed the announcement back in April this year that EditShare is to release an Open Source version of their award winning non-linear video editor, Lightworks. As I missed the previous announcement, I thought it would be a good idea to follow up and find out what's actually available.

Become a typeface pro with Fontmatrix

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Software

worldlabel.com: Casual computer users often give little thought to fonts, but once you starting working on design — from your web site to your stationary needs, you soon begin to appreciate the positive effects a good typeface can have on branding and marketing. The trouble comes when you start to collect more fonts on your system than you can keep track of.

Chumby, the Next Generation

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Hardware

linuxjournal.com: The folks over at www.chumby.com still sell the original Chumby device, but they've come out with a new model, the Chumby One. I'm rather fond of the numbering scheme they chose, because that would mean the original Chumby is number zero. If the next model is the Chumby 10, they will get extra geek points!

Why Tabs are on Top in Firefox 4

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Moz/FF

mozilla.com/faaborg: In the Firefox 4 nightly builds, and in Firefox 4 Beta 1, we are changing the default tab position so that tabs are on top. This is a preference that users can change by right clicking on any of their toolbars.

Fedora 11 reaches end of life

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Linux

h-online.com: Fedora developer and Red Hat employee Paul W. Frields has announced that Fedora 11, code named "Leonidas", has reached its end of life.

Make the most of your tablet with My Paint

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Software

ghacks.net: If you use Linux, have a tablet (or a pen/tablet addon), and want a graphics tool designed specifically for that device, you need to take a look at My Paint.

More distros at 150Mhz, both good and bad

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Arch Linux isn’t the only thing I have installed or used on the Mebius, since I brought it home a week ago. I did a few trial runs with other distros and OSes, although not all of them were as successful as archlinux-i586.

You Say Linux, I Say GNU/Linux

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Linux

linux-magazine.com: The older I get, the more certain I am that most discussions consist of arguing over half-truths. In fact, the more strongly everyone argues, the more likely that nobody has the complete truth. And nowhere does these hard-won truisms seem more accurate than in the age-old argument over whether the operating system we all live by should be called Linux or GNU/Linux.

Put your knowledge where your mouth is.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: I get it, I get it. Your a fan boy, or fan person to be politically correct. As far as I am concerned it is everyones right and privilege to be able to express their beliefs. I also think that if somebody is going to make a statement then they should be able to back it up.

When GNOME Met KDE: Interview Stormy Peters

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Interviews

linuxinsider.com: Last year, the GNOME Foundation began hosting summits for developers alongside another desktop environment community: KDE. "In our meeting with the KDE conference, we're trying to cooperate in our common goal of providing a free desktop," said Stormy Peters.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Nokia to use Linux for flagship N-series phones
  • Glippy - Simple clipboard manager with image support
  • Low power Linux: wattOS R2 released
  • South Park Tux Wallpaper
  • NVIDIA promotes 256.35 to official release
  • Open source: inalienable right or company prerogative?
  • The Immortality of Open Source Projects
  • Introduction to Unity Launcher
  • Red Hat Linux and its close relationship with Microsoft?
  • New GNOME Foundation Conference Speaker Guidelines
  • Seeks delivers new search engine paradigm
  • Ubuntu: Harder to Use, or Just Harder to Spell?
  • LinuxCrazy Podcast 78 Gentoo Screenshots + IRC Basics
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 11

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using Vlookup() (or Hlookup()) in OpenOffice.org Calc
  • Perl Exporter Tutorial with Examples
  • Vinagre remote desktop connection for Linux
  • Device not managed in Ubuntu 10.04?
  • Delete SSH Keys
  • Install Linux Mint on Windows
  • gentoo + youtube – flash + mplayer
  • Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Tweaks
  • Guerrilla Tactics to Force Screen Mode in Ubuntu
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