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Story Linux Gaming: If You Build It, Will They Come? Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:36pm
Story X.Org Foundation Still Works Towards Becoming An SPI Project Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:29pm
Story Program Octave Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:17pm
Story CoreOS Stable Release Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:51pm
Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:10pm
Story Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:09pm
Story GNOME Control Center 3.13.4 Gets More HiDPI Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:06pm
Story Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:55pm
Story SysAdmin Day 2014: Best Linux Foundation SysAdmin Quotes Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:44pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:25pm

Apricot - Open-Source Blender Game

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Linux

Apricot is the newest project from the Blender Institute with the goal to build an open-source game instead of a Blender video this time. The characters used in the game are from the Big Buck Bunny movie, the last free movie developed using Blender under the name Project Peach.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Desktop Enviroment

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Software

internetling.com: I hadn’t expected such a response to my article about choosing the right desktop environment when I was writing it. It was a really quick write-up, a kind of a brainstorming session. Well this time, I tried improving it. More info, more research and more work are contained in this post.

New Features, Games Coming To CrossOver

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Software

phoronix.com: CodeWeavers, the company behind the WINE-based CrossOver Office, had introduced CrossOver Games as a gaming-oriented version of their pay-to-use edition of WINE.

Quad Boot - Friday Update - It's Good!

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Linux

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: After nearly a full week of working with this quad-boot setup in various stages of completion, I can say that I am very pleased. It is working well and it is allowing me to easily compare the three different versions of Linux, which is just what I wanted. Here are some notes about each of the versions.

Moving Forward with openSUSE 11.1

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SUSE

Andreas Jaeger: Since both Coolo and Michl are on vacation for two weeks, I’m a bit more involved with the openSUSE distribution. Besides announcing the openSUSE 11.1 roadmap, I was busy to stabilize the factory trees and get an installable distribution after quite some major changes have been checked into factory. The goal was to have a snapshot of factory as internal Alpha0.

Response to “Lancelot, KDE and Gnome”

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KDE

fomentgroup.org/blog: Well, this is one of the Aaron-style “explain to the unbelievers why they are wrong”. This is in response to http://blog.kov.eti.br/?p=19. Well, as all trolls on the internet, you have a couple of things obviously not clear to you.

Aspire One: the netbook Eee PC killer from Acer?

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Linux
Hardware

itwire.com: Hot on the heels of the Asus Eee PC comes more small subnotebooks, with Acer giving them the Intel inspired name of the netbook. Does the Intel Atom-powered Aspire One ‘netbook’ fill you with desire to acquire one?

Acer's Linpus Linux Lite (Fedora) ultra portable laptop piles the pressure on Microsoft

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Linux
Hardware

freesoftwaremagazine.com: First Asus, then Dell, then MSI, Elonex, the Cloud and all their clones. Now Acer has entered the fray and it is all, at least initially, good news. It looks like they’ve all found a bit of Dutch courage and started to turn on the schoolyard bully from Redmond. Of what do I speak? Ultra lightweight portable laptops computers. Running varieties of GNU/Linux.

An Introduction to Linux for Activists

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Linux

angryveteran.blogspot: So I have said that Linux is one of the keys to creating a truly free flow of information in the computer world. There is not just one kind of Linux. There are thousands of different versions availible. Most versions of Linux are completely free and all versions of Linux are OPEN SOURCE. Different versions are geared towards different uses. So with so many versions availible to you where should you begin?

The 12 best Firefox 3.0 tweaks

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Moz/FF

pcadvisor.co.uk: Firefox 3.0 is great, but to make it even better check out these functions and features. Each can be altered or tweaked to make your web-browsing experience near perfect.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux 2.6.25.10

  • Ubuntu MID - part 1: application list, part 2: communication, part 3: communication
  • Top of the charts: five open source file sharing apps
  • A lament for the system tray
  • Salute to an icon
  • OLPC Nigeria One Year Later: Hard Lessons Learned
  • Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS released
  • First look at Ubuntu 8.10 - Intrepid Ibex
  • Sabayon 3.5 + some really miscellaneous links
  • Microsoft Mends Breach in Open Source Sandcastle
  • WordPress 2.6 Beta 2 Review

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • IOzone for filesystem performance benchmarking

  • Configuring your fonts optimally in openSUSE 11.0
  • Basic I/O Redirection Differences In Sh/Ksh, Bash and Zsh On Linux And Unix
  • How to write a thorough review of a Linux distribution
  • Printing Directly To PDF in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Linux Easter Egg Fun
  • Let Firefox 2 and 3 co-exist in your Linux box
  • VI Basic Movement

It's not the Gates, it's the bars

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Microsoft
OSS

Richard Stallman: To pay so much attention to Bill Gates' retirement is missing the point. What really matters is not Gates, nor Microsoft, but the unethical system of restrictions that Microsoft, like many other software companies, imposes on its customers.

Ubuntu vs PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

stormy-subbu.blogspot: Well It is not about which is a better OS overall, but which suited me better. PCLinuxOS(/Ripper Gang) did a really nice job in giving a very polished setup and collecting very good packages for PCLinuxOS 2007.

My first hours with PCLINUXOS

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

web4beta.com: As a mentioned in my previous post I spent a little time last night installing PCLINUXOS on my laptop. I installed the MiniMe version of the distro, the Live CD of which weighs in at just over 200MB. It’s meant to be just enough to get get everything up and running so you can then, through ATP or Synaptic, install just the software you want.

A User's Freedom to Choose

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KDE

linuxtoday.com: There has been a lot of vitriol lofted towards the KDE 4 development folks lately, with calls for forking and the questioning of the need for users getting lobbed back and forth between the two sides of the argument. Emotions are running high, and there seems to be no way of resolving the issues that have gotten people so upset.

KDE Developer Quits

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KDE

practical-tech.com: Recently though several KDE developers came right out and asked, “Does KDE even need (certain) users?” Unrau’s opinion was quickly seconded by another KDE developer, Jason Harris, who said, “KDE, like many other open-source projects, doesn’t really need users at all. In the end though, KDE has ended up with at least one less developer.

Why I Hate KDE? Paradigm

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KDE

isriya.com: This story has begun by a blog post from a man called Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. The reason why I don’t use KDE is obvious: Paradigm. (or perspective, way of thinking, approach).

There’s Something About Pardus 2008

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Linux

junauza.com: Because Pardus 2007 left a lasting impression on me, I have been eagerly waiting for its next release. So when the stable version of Pardus 2008 came out just recently, I never hesitated to try and test this promising distro from Turkey once again.

6 Free Tools For Creating Top-Notch Documents

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Software

ostatic.com: I use a ton of software applications, but a major portion of the time I spend using a computer goes to writing, and creating documents. In this post, I'll cover six free applications--five of them open source and one freeware app--that can help you create eye-catching documents.

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