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A Guide to Configure Urban Terror on Linux

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Gaming
HowTos

Urban Terror (or UrT for short, not to be confused with Unreal Tournament) is a great standalone first-person shooter available for Linux too, using the ioQuake3 engine. In this article I'll show several ways to make it a little faster.

Browser battler fights back

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Moz/FF

ft.com: Mozilla's Firefox has been my favourite web browser since the first version of the free software download appeared in November 2004. Since then, Firefox - developed by the open-source Mozilla nonprofit foundation - has won about 23 per cent of the browser market.

Mono advocate offers Mono-free Ubuntu remix

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Debian and Ubuntu Mono packager Jo Shields has come up with a Mono-free remix of the last released version of Ubuntu, version 9.04, which he has chosen to call Chicken Little Remix.

Office Suites for Linux

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Software

elevenislouder.blogspot: Nearly every desktop computer and laptop has some kind of office or productivity suite. I have found there are six common office/productivity solutions for UNIX/Linux systems with which most of us are already familiar.

Misinterpretation of a prototype?

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OOo

blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS: It was really interesting to follow the media in the last days where discussion around the latest Renaissance prototype took place. And many many people commented on the blog from Frank a colleague of mine and other public sources.

Monty claims commercial MySQL license is too restrictive

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OSS

h-online.com: Monty Widenius, founder of MySQL, has said in a blog posting – "Thoughts on Dual-Licensing Open Source Software" – that he recently became aware that Sun Microsystem's OEM licence agreement for MySQL would restrict users who had signed up for the commercial licence to the open source database from modifying MySQL or using any forks of MySQL.

Writing a book with the help of the Sakai free software community

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Misc

This article is about writing a book with the help of the free software community. The book in question is Sakai Courseware Management with the main authors being Alan Berg (Me myself and Sleepy and Michael Korcuska, the executive director of the Sakai Foundation. In reality, around forty community members delivered valuable content, which the authors distributed strategically throughout the book.

Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Raster Graphics System in KDE 4

  • Free Desktop Communities come together at the Gran Canaria
  • Desktop Summit

  • Open Multiple Links At Once In Firefox
  • Add A Search Engine to Firefox Search Bar
  • Progress with Pardusman on Web
  • Debian stable(?) on the HP Mini
  • Tweet From your KDE 4 Desktop
  • Checking Chrome on Linux
  • Is Google's open-source advocacy a patent-busting scheme?
  • Is Google spending $106.5m to open source a codec?
  • AMD Releases OpenCL SDK For Linux Too
  • BOH lands on Linux
  • An ever increasing entropy war with CentOS
  • A Perfect Illustration of Why I Now Choose Scientific Linux Over CentOS
  • Is Your Linux Distro Here For The Long Haul?
  • Amanda McPherson: The Value of Linux Job Skills Rises 50%
  • Linux UI designer working on netbook-optimized calendar, mail

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to build a KDE 4.3 distro with SUSE Studio

  • Make Firefox Fit Your Netbook in 30 Seconds
  • How to connect to SmartBro Prepaid in Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Tech Tip: Remote Mirroring Using nc and dd
  • TIP: Resolving grub-probe warning message on libata transition
  • How to Open a docx file in Ubuntu 9.04 through Openoffice?
  • Snmpd Listen to Specific IP Address (BIND To Selected Interfaces)
  • How to Run Windows Software (and Games) on Linux with Wine
  • Migrating to an Encrypted Home Directory
  • Howto Set Movie Covers as Thumbnails on Ubuntu
  • Quick OOo spreadsheet tips
  • Converting OpenOffice files to/from Microsoft Office files

Music Player Review: Music Player Daemon Explored

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Software

gquigs.blogspot: Music Player Daemon is an application that organizes and plays your music, that can be controlled through various applications that you can actually see and use.

KDE 4.3 “Caizen” Review

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KDE

terminalvariant.co.cc: Now that KDE 4.3 “Caizen” is out of the oven I’d like to share my views on the latest release and see if it’s living up to the promise it showed in 4.2.

Buddi: Personal finances without a headache

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Software

linuxbeacon.com: Although the idea of using an application to manage your personal finances does make a lot of sense, not all of us have the time and patience to learn all the intricacies of tools like GnuCash or Money Manager Ex. In this case, you need Buddi.

Also: Digitalizing My Personal Finances on Linux

Linux Distro with a Hint of Hyper-V a la Perlow

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: My good friend and partner in crime, Jason Perlow is working on (as I'm writing this) a new Linux distribution that is Hyper-V ready. It is a modified OpenSUSE 11.1 that includes the Linux Integration Components (ICs) from Microsoft.

AMD FirePro V8750 2GB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: We reviewed the FirePro V8700 1GB workstation graphics card back in March, but AMD has now introduced its evolutionary successor to this ultra high-end product, and that is the ATI FirePro V8750 2GB.

Giving ATI a second glance

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Hardware

zdnet.com.au/blogs: For those of us running Linux desktops, a graphics card decision can make or break a system in ways no commercial OS user can fathom.

Firefox Director Talks Firefox 3.6, Tasks, and Competing with Chrome

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Interviews
Moz/FF

lifehacker.com: We were eager to know what's happening with Firefox. Mike Beltzner, the open-source browser's director, was glad to tell us. Here's what he had to say.

When “choice” becomes a burden

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OSS

weblog.obso1337.org: A recent LWN article on the openSUSE desktop debate has an excellent quote from user Naheem Zaffar: “Choice is only good if you are informed enough to exercise it.”

OpenOffice.org: It’s a little too late for April Fool’s jokes, don’t you think?

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OOo

linuxcritic.wordpress: The developers of the beloved OpenOffice.org office suite are giving serious development time to the despised and reviled ribbon interface of Microsoft Office 2007. I was, well, shocked to say the least.

Top 24 Linux Apps

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Software

laptoplogic.com: Though Linux comes in many different flavors, there are a common string of favorite apps that seem to unite all users.

A look at the server GUI argument

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: So much has been said about the pros and cons of using a GUI/X server on a Linux server. It has been condemned, vilified and threatened with brutality by the "command line only" crowd. It has been revered, praised and even worshiped by the "GUI or Bust" crowd. What is it really all about?

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OSS: Puppet Acquires Distelli, Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection, Fake List of Open Source Companies, and Open Source Summit

  • Puppet Acquires Distelli, Boosting Its Cloud Automation Offerings
    Puppet, the open source company that markets cloud-native software management tools, has acquired startup Distelli. Based in Seattle, Distelli offers a software as a service platform used by developers to build, test, and deploy code written in any language to any server, including cloud platforms. This is an obvious good match, as both platforms enable developers to manage infrastructure and applications across the entire software delivery process to make app development quicker. "Today, a company's success is predicated on how quickly and successfully it can deliver new experiences to customers through software," Puppet's CEO, Sanjay Mirchandani, said in a statement. "Automation makes world-class application delivery straightforward for every enterprise, not just for companies born in the cloud. Together with Distelli, we are bringing a comprehensive solution for orchestrating and automating the entire software delivery lifecycle, from infrastructure, all the way up through containers."
  • Mozilla Adds Tracking Protection to Firefox for iOS, Focus Gets Multitasking
    Mozilla released on Thursday new updates for its Firefox for iOS and Firefox Focus for Android apps adding new features like tracking protection and multi-tasking, along with various other improvements. Firefox for iOS has been updated today to version 9.0, a release that's available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 10.3 or later. It comes with support for Apple's recently launched iOS 11 operating system, as well as tracking protection, which is enabled by default in the private browsing mode to automatically block third-party trackers in an attempt to increase browsing speed.
  • 35 Top Open Source Companies [Ed: Easy to see that this list will be a 'scam' when the company listed in number one is Adobe. It has even listed Black Duck as "Open Source Company". It’s PROPRIETARY and ANTI-FOSS.]
  • Open Source Summit in Los Angeles: Day 1 in 5 Minutes
    Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles was packed with keynotes, technical sessions, and special presentations, including a conversation with Linux creator Linus Torvalds. In case you couldn't make it, CodePop.com's Gregg Pollack has put together some short videos recapping highlights of the event.

today's howtos

Software: Temps, LabPlot, GNU Parallel, gnURL, Document Liberation Project

  • Temps – A Smart Beautiful Weather App for GNU/Linux
    I’ve written on a couple of weather applications before, including Cumulus and Simple Weather Indicator and today I bring you yet another free and beautiful Linux app with thanks to the open source community. It’s reminiscent of Cumulus weather application and it goes by the name of Temps. Temps is a beautiful cross-platform weather application that lives in the menu bar of any desktop. Being true to the open source spirit, it uses code from several open source projects like Menubar, OpenWeatherMap, Electron, and Chart.js, to mention a few.
  • [LabPlot] Short update on recent UX improvements
    One of the usual data visualization workflows supported by LabPlot involves the import of some external data into the application and the creation of plots.
  • GNU Parallel 20170922 ('Mexico City') released
    GNU Parallel - For people who live life in the parallel lane.
  • gnURL 7.55.1-4 released
    Today gnURL has been released in version 7.55.1-4 as a patch release.
  • Document Liberation Project: New releases
    LibreOffice’s native file format is the fully standardised OpenDocument Format. This is ideal for long-term storage of data, but many of us have to work with other file formats as well, including those generated by proprietary software.

Mesa 17.1.10 Release Candidate

  • Mesa 17.1.10 release candidate
    The candidate for the Mesa 17.1.10 is now available. Currently we have: - 41 queued - 0 nominated (outstanding) - and 5 rejected patches This is the last release for the 17.1 series.
  • Mesa 17.1.10 Is Being Prepped As The Final 17.1 Update
    J.A. Suarez Romero of Igalia is preparing Mesa 17.1.10 as the final point release for the Mesa 17.1 release stream. The release candidate is out today while Romero is planning to issue this final update to Mesa 17.1 by next week Monday, 25 September. Following that, users are encouraged to upgrade to the stable Mesa 17.2 series.