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Story 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons Mohd Sohail 08/07/2015 - 10:55am
Story Tizen 2.3 Rev 3 SDK now released with Native IDE Bug Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 10:36am
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Story Docker reveals its secret to success Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 10:04am
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Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 9:54am

Mint 9: An overview of the new features

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Linux In this blog post, I’ll only go through the features that are developed specifically for Linux Mint.

Reviewed: VueScan 8.6.10

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Software Can it be true: is this really a piece of scanning software that can recognise your scanner first time? On Linux? Read on.

Unigine's Heaven 2.0 Benchmark Introduces Linux Support

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Gaming To help push the tessellation boundaries just a bit further, Unigine has updated its Heaven benchmark to version 2.0 and introduced more robust modes. Alongside the updated Windows client, Unigine has also unveiled a Linux version, so we decided to take it for a spin to see how it both performs, and looks.

Also: Unigine Heaven Shows What Linux Gaming Can Look Like

Five Things To Fix In Gnome Shell

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Software A few days ago, I installed the release candidate for Gnome 2.30, which provides an overview of what Gnome 3 will look like when it appears next fall. Since I’ve begun using Gnome 2.30, I’ve become more disappointed by the hour with the way it works. Here’s a list of the top five flaws in Gnome 2.30 that will make me an LXDE user if they are not addressed before the Gnome 3 release.

Building on a Linux brand

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Linux Red Hat is a perfect example of how open source firms need to trade on their reputation, not just their product.

AbiWord: Like MS Word but Without the Junk

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Software Choices for word processing applications abound for Linux users, but many of them are little more than glorified rich-text editors. AbiWord has the look and feel of a polished application like Microsoft Word but without the unneeded complexities that can bog some writers down.

Ubuntu shops prefer the bleeding edge

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Ubuntu In preparation for the rollout of Ubuntu Server 10.04 Long Term Support next month, Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the Linux variant, and the Ubuntu community polled Ubuntu users to see how they use the operating system.

today's leftovers:

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  • The VideoLan Movie Creator
  • Ailurus 10.03.2 is available for use
  • Those Pesky Migration Issues
  • A real distro-hopper-stopper
  • Arista - Multimedia Transcoder for GNOME
  • Shared libraries worth their while
  • How to release and renew a DHCP IP address in Ubuntu
  • Mensa using Drupal
  • RTS Game 0 A.D. Needs You!
  • Virtualization for Developers with VirtualBox
  • Gnome And KDE Might Collaborate in Creating A FLOSS Alternative To Dropbox
  • Parted Magic 4.9: New Device Names
  • "Hands on Drupal" rap
  • Groups in eleven EU member states participate in Document Freedom Day

some howtos:

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  • Install Neverwinter Nights in Ubuntu
  • Getting Ready For Ubuntu 10.04 - Part 3
  • strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings
  • There’s a Lot in the Dot: Filesystem Permissions and Pathnames
  • Copy from shell to clipboard
  • External SBLive! on Mandriva 2010.0
  • Replace a failed drive in Linux RAID
  • How to Add New Packages to the openSUSE Distribution
  • Bitdefender: Linux antivirus made simple
  • make Ubnutu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Multimedia Ready
  • Play GBA and FC Games in Ubuntu with Mednafen
  • Shrink Really Large Images in GIMP
  • How to control CRONTAB/AT permissions in SuSE/openSUSE
  • Making Sense of DNS
  • Display My Computer icon in Gnome
  • Backup and Restore your MySQL Database

Fast-boot tech claims to load Android or Linux in one second Tokyo-based Ubiquitous Corp. announced the availability of an ARM-focused technology claimed to load Android or Linux in one second.

Ubuntu 10.4 beta is bloody brilliant

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  • Ubuntu 10.4 beta is bloody brilliant
  • Lucid starts to get some updated icons
  • The Gnome war on features continues…

Marvell Moby Tablet - the Linux factor

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Hardware The Moby Tablet, a potential “educational game-changer”, as Larry Dignan put it, is a device that’s right up my alley. But... It’s going to be running Linux.

Time is running out to win a great new PC

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Reminder: Our friend, Deathspawner, is running a contest to improve his site. This is being done through a survey and one lucky participant will win a really expensive PC. Contest ends March 31, why not enter today? More details here.

Suddenly the native app is cool again If the future is cloud-based applications, we still have a long way to go to realize that vision. Ironically, we may actually be getting ever further away from it even as the cloud assumes central importance in the computing landscape.

Top 10 Quotes from OSBC 2010

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  • Top 10 Quotes from OSBC 2010 and What It Means
  • Thoughts from OSBC: What's driving open source acceptance?

Now what Novell?

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  • Now what Novell?
  • Novell Executives: Judge Us By Our Progress
  • How Much Is Novell's Linux OS Really Worth?

Hands-on: Ubuntu One music store will rock in Lucid Lynx

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Ubuntu Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has announced the official launch of the Ubuntu One music store. Integrated into the Rhythmbox music player in the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 release, the store allows users to purchase downloadable songs and albums.

Kernel Log: Ceph file system in 2.6.34, kernel and KVM presentations at the CLT2010

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Linux Linus Torvalds has integrated the Ceph distributed network file system and released the second release candidate of 2.6.34. Torvalds intends to vary the length of the merge window from now on.

Iranian Developers Forced to Rely on Open Source Software

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Gaming Developing a current generation game without current generation software sounds like an impossible task - unless you're Fanafzar Game Studios.

GNOME Shell 2.29.1 Arrives w/ New Stuff

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Software We are just a few days away from the release of GNOME 2.30 and as such there is a slew of packages being checked in for this final release prior to GNOME 2.32, which will be known as GNOME 3.0.

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Games Chronicon, BROKE PROTOCOL, Internet Archive

  • 2D action RPG 'Chronicon' to arrive on Linux with the next big update
    The colourful action RPG Chronicon [Steam, Official Site] should arrive on Linux with the next big update, the developer has said.
  • BROKE PROTOCOL is like a low-poly GTA Online and it's coming to Linux
    BROKE PROTOCOL [Steam], a low-poly open-world action game that's a little like GTA Online and it's coming to Linux.
  • The Internet Archive Just Uploaded a Bunch of Playable, Classic Handheld Games
    The non-profit Internet Archive is perhaps best known for its Wayback Machine that takes snap shots of web sites so you can see what they looked like in the past. However, it also has a robust side project where it emulates and uploads old, outdated games that aren’t being maintained anymore. Recently, the organization added a slew of a unique kind of game that’s passed into memory: handheld LCD electronic games. The games–like Mortal Kombat, depicted above–used special LCD screens with preset patterns. They could only display the exact images in the exact place that they were specified for. This meant the graphics were incredibly limited and each unit could only play the one game it was designed to play. A Game Boy, this was not.
  • Internet Archive emulator brings dozens of handheld games back from obscurity
    Over the weekend, the Internet Archive announced it was offering a new series of emulators. This time, they’re designed to mimic one of gaming’s most obscure artifacts — handheld games. When I say a “handheld game,” I don’t mean the Game Boy or the PSP — those are handheld consoles. These are single-game handheld or tabletop devices that look and feel more like toys. The collection includes the very old, mostly-forgotten games sold in mini-handhelds from the 80s onward.

Linux Foundation Videos and Projects

LibrePlanet free software conference celebrates 10th anniversary, this weekend at MIT, March 24-25

This weekend, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) present the tenth annual LibrePlanet free software conference in Cambridge, March 24-25, 2018, at MIT. LibrePlanet is an annual conference for people who care about their digital freedoms, bringing together software developers, policy experts, activists, and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments, and tackle challenges facing the free software movement. LibrePlanet 2018 will feature sessions for all ages and experience levels. LibrePlanet's tenth anniversary theme is "Freedom Embedded." Embedded systems are everywhere, in cars, digital watches, traffic lights, and even within our bodies. We've come to expect that proprietary software's sinister aspects are embedded in software, digital devices, and our lives, too: we expect that our phones monitor our activity and share that data with big companies, that governments enforce digital restrictions management (DRM), and that even our activity on social Web sites is out of our control. This year's talks and workshops will explore how to defend user freedom in a society reliant on embedded systems. Read more Also: FSF Blogs: Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time: March 23rd starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC