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Story Tired of Ubuntu Software Center? Check Out the New, Superb “App Grid” Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 11:50am
Story Dell brings Ubuntu to tablets with new Inspiron hybrids Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 11:34am
Story Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" MATE Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 11:22am
Story Mozilla's Vice President: Trading Away Your Privacy Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 6:51am
Story Finnix 110 released Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 6:05am
Story Linux 3.15-rc8 ... and merge window for 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 5:57am
Story Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Roy Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 5:53am
Story Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Rianne Schestowitz 02/06/2014 - 5:49am
Story FreeBSD 9.3 Is In Beta, Adds Radeon KMS & Xen HVM Rianne Schestowitz 01/06/2014 - 7:53pm
Story Linking stuff to activities, plus a junior job Rianne Schestowitz 01/06/2014 - 7:42pm

gaming headlines

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Gaming
  • Gfire 0.7.0 Released!

  • Vega Strike 0.5.0 released
  • Jack Keane Preorder
  • OpenArena 0.7.6
  • UFO: Alien Invasion 2.2.1 released

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Will OpenSolaris bring a chill to Sun-Ubuntu romance?

  • Ubuntu 8.04 Causes Problems With VMWare Tools, Open Source to the Rescue
  • A Look at Free Flash in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Setup Compiz Fusion with open source ati radeon drivers
  • Add more themes to ubuntu

Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Awards 2008

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: The Readers' Choice Awards take the current pulse of the Linux Community year. Here are the tools you use every day in your work and play.

Rugged PDA available with Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: A value-added reseller of mobile computers and PDAs has ported Linux to a ruggedized, "military-grade" PDA. SDG Systems is offering the "Nomad" from Tripod Data Systems (TDS) pre-installed with Angstrom Linux and Qtopia PDA Edition, and bundled with a toolsuite and build environment based on OpenEmbedded.

Linux Gazette May 2008 (#150) Online

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Linux

Issue #150 of Linux Gazette is online and ready to go. Some highlights include: Databases: Stored Procedures, a review of Knoppix 5.3.1, and Virtualizing without Virtualizing.

PCLinuxOS Magazine May 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, May 2008 (Issue 21) is available to download. Some highlights include: Manage your Ipod with Amarok, PCLinuxOS Based Distros, and Quick Fix for Damaged Xorg.

Highly Addictive Puzzle/Arcade Games for Linux

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Gaming

junauza.com: When I have a few spare time or just want to loosen up a bit, I always indulge myself into playing some computer games. I go for the old-fashioned and graphics card-friendly puzzle and arcade games. Call me boring, but these stuff are really addictive and highly entertaining. So, what are these games?

OOXML expert: ODF standard is broken

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OSS

zdnet.co.uk: The International Organization for Standardization's OpenDocument Format standard is broken and needs to be mended, according to an expert who claims to have carried out tests on the format.

Will open source save Sun?

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OSS
  • Will open source save Sun?

  • Sun Financials: Not Good News for Open Source
  • Will market reject Sun’s open source vision?
  • Sun’s open source strategy overshadowed by legacy businesses
  • Can Sun Rise Again?

Desktop evaluation - Linux, Mac OS and Windows

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OS

blogs.zdnet.com: I’ve been asked by a KG client to run through a specific set of functions on a specific set of desktop environments and report back to them on my experiences. The client chose a short list of operating environnents and hardware platforms that included Apple Mac OS X, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED), and Windows XP.

There's Linux Inside

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Have you ever uncovered Linux hidden in a place you didn't expect or have you implemented it covertly? Here are some interesting stories from readers.

An open palette: Tux Paint's Bill Kendrick

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Interviews

computerworld.com.au: Bill Kendrick is a software machine. He is the lead designer and developer of New Breed Software. But perhaps Kendrick's most significant software achievement is Tux Paint, a highly acclaimed, free and open source illustration program. Computerworld spoke with Bill Kendrick.

Switching to Linux which distro to use, Mandriva?

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MDV

opencomputer.net: First Mandriva’s live CD takes me through a few questions such as my language, location, keyboard layout, and even had me accept their terms and conditions. Then, the next thing I saw was beautiful!

Why the Linux world should embrace the BSD's

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BSD

raiden.net: There are some in this world who believe that Linux is the king of all operating systems. In some ways I agree with them. The BSD's however use the more orderly 'Cathedral' model where FreeBSD is shaped by the high priests (the core developers) with input from the novices.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Mrs Red Devil Installs Ubuntu 8.04

  • Make your Widescreen work in Ubuntu
  • Troubles with Ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu on the OLPC XO-1
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron: Beyond the Hype and into the Dilemma

today's leftovers

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News
  • YouTube tools for the Linux desktop

  • Batch process photos with Phatch
  • My first months at Acquia
  • $100 Laptop Program's New President
  • AMD reveals open source client management tool
  • Simple use of find to search for files in command line
  • The Evil Empire
  • Chumby: Cutest Linux Computer Ever
  • Linux-guru's conviction fuels ReiserFS debate
  • The Fall of Reiser
  • Configuring Linux Terminal to Work as a Transparent Wallpaper — Part 2

KDE Commit-Digest for 20th April 2008

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: The start of the Google Summer of Code with 47 KDE projects. Initial version of a kxsldbg plugin for Quanta. Kross-based scripting in KDevelop. Tabs return to the kdevplatform (KDevelop, etc) interface framework. A database plugin for Kommander, with Kommander widgets becoming accessible within Designer. Support for file attachment and sound annotations in Okular.

gNewSense 2.0 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix.com: Less than a week after the release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS "Hardy Heron", the Free Software Foundation has gone ahead and released version 2.0 (named DeltaH) of gNewSense. For those not familiar with gNewSense, this is one of the few distributions certified by the Free Software Foundation as being a truly free Linux distribution.

Mini Review: Open Source in Harvard Business Review

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: This month's Harvard Business Review features a case study of a company debating whether to open source its software. Here's a mini review of the article.

Multiple Linux flaws show that Linux also has kernel issues

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Linux
Security

blogs.zdnet.com: Not to defend Microsoft, as kernel exploits that provide privileged access are terrible flaws, but we had an interesting discussion in the talkbacks where several people acted as if Microsoft was the only place that could’ve made such mistakes. Well, this is a common flaw across operating systems that is difficult to catch due to the complexities of kernel code.

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icons and Themes: Vamox , Ashes, and DamaDamas

  • Vamox Icons Offers Three Color Variants for Linux Desktop
    Vamox icons were designed as a university thesis project by Emiliano Luciani and Darío Badagnani in 2008. The objective was to design a interface of a distro that the university could use for learning about design thin free software, From start these icons were developed for Ubuntu. Now these icons has three variants blue, orange and red, which are compatible with most of the Linux desktop environments such as: Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. We have added these icons to our PPA for Ubuntu/Linux Mint and other related distributions, If you are using distribution other than Ubuntu/Linux Mint/its derivatives then download icons and install it in one of these "~/.icons" or "/usr/share/icons/" location. If you find any missing icons or problem with this icon set then report it to creator via linked page and hopefully it will get fixed soon.
  • Ashes Is A Light Theme For Your Linux Desktop
    Ashes theme is based on Adapta and Flat-Plat theme but it includes the mixture of blue and pink color scheme with gray search entity. Usually derived themes always try to make better and enhanced version by the person who forked it, to make desktop much perfect and elegant, same thing goes for this theme, it looks and feels great on almost every desktop. Mainly it is designed to work in Unity and Gnome desktop but it can also work in other desktops such as Cinnamon, Mate, and so on. For the Gnome desktop creator have added the dark title-bar/header-bar support, so you can enable Global-Dark-Theme using Gnome-Tweak-Tool, if you prefer dark title-bars. If you are using distribution other than Ubuntu/Linux Mint/its derivatives then download theme from here and install it "~/.themes" or "/usr/share/themes/" location. If you find any kind of bug or issue within this theme then report it to creator and since this theme is in active development hopefully it will be fixed soon.
  • DamaDamas Icons Looks Great And At The Same Time Give Windows Flavor
    If you have been searching for Windows icons for your Linux desktop then you are at the right place. The DamaDamas icons are from Pisi GNU/Linux and available for every Linux distribution, these icons give Windows look and feel to your desktop. There isn't much information available for these icons but the icons are SVG format and there are almost 4000+ icons packed in very fairly sized archive. We have added these icons to our PPA and these icons are compatible with almost every desktop environment such as: Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Xfce, Mate, KDE Plasma and so on. If you find any missing icons or problem with this icon set then report it to creator via linked page and hopefully it will get fixed soon.

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2, Solus 3, OpenMandriva Lx 3.02, and More

KDE: QtWebEngine on FreeBSD, KDE PIM, Akademy 2017, Craft, Accessibility, Comics Manager for Krita, Progress on Kube

  • QtWebEngine on FreeBSD
    Tobias and Raphael pushed the button today to push QtWebEngine into FreeBSD ports. This has been a monumental effort, because the codebase is just .. ugh. Not meant for third-party consumption, let’s say. There are 76 patches needed to get it to compile at all. Lots of annoying changes to make, like explaining that pkg-config is not a Linux-only technology. Nor is NSS, or Mesa, while #include is, in fact, Linux-only. Lots of patches can be shared with the Chromium browser, but it’s a terrible time-sink nonetheless.
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  • KDE PIM in Randa 2017
    Randa Meetings is an annual meeting of KDE developers in a small village in Swiss Alps. The Randa Meetings is the most productive event I ever attended (since there’s nothing much else to do but hack from morning until night and eat Mario’s chocolate :-)) and it’s very focused – this year main topic is making KDE more accessible. Several KDE PIM developers will be present as well – and while we will certainly want to hear other’s input regarding accessibility of Kontact, our main goal in Randa will be to port away from KDateTime (the KDE4 way of handling date and time in software) to QDateTime (the Qt way of handling date and time). This does not sound very interesting, but it’s a very important step for us, as afterward, we will finally be free of all legacy KDE4 code. It is no simple task, but we are confident we can finish the port during the hackfest. If everything goes smoothly, we might even have time for some more cool improvements and fixes in Kontact ;-)
  • Services Collaborating Openly at Akademy 2017
    At the recently concluded Akademy 2017 in the incredibly hot but lovely Almería, yours truly went and did something a little silly: Submitted both a talk (which got accepted) and hosted a BoF, both about Open Collaboration Services, and the software stack which KDE builds to support that API in the software we produce. The whole thing was amazing. A great deal of work, very tiring, but all 'round amazing. I even managed to find time to hack a little bit on Calligra Gemini, which was really nice. This blog entry collects the results from the presentation and the BoF. I realise this is quite long, but i hope that you stick with it. In the BoF rundown, i have highlighted the specific results, so hopefully you'll be able to skim-and-detail-read your specific interest areas ;)
  • Akademy 2017 - A wonderful experience
    Akademy 2017 was such a great experience, that I would love to share with you all in this post.
  • Akademy 2017 - Recap
    Last month I had opportunity to visit the Almería, Spain for Akademy 2017. Akademy 2017 is KDE’s annual world summit. Akademy makes it possible to meet the felow KDE contributors, some of whom you only know with their IRC nicknames (Yes, I am not old enough to know every contributors yet :p). Here is few things I did at the Akademy 2017.
  • My Adventures on Crafting part III – Craft Atelier
    Once upon a time, I start o use Craft, an amazing tool inside KDE that does almost all the hard work to compile KDE Applications on Windows and MacOS. Thanks to the great work of Hannah since last year Randa Meetings, Craft is becoming a great tool. Using all the power of Python, I started to be able to work on the deploy of AtCore for Windows.
  • Why YOU care about accessibility, and can help!
    Accessibility (a11y for short) seems like a niche area of concern for many people. I was thinking about this recently on a hot morning in Spain, walking to the bus station with my wheeled luggage. The sidewalks are thoughtfully cut out for wheelchairs -- and those with luggage! and the kids riding skateboards, and...... the rest of us.
  • Writing a comics manager for Krita
    Those who know me, or at the least know my history with Krita is that one of the prime things I personally want to use Krita for is making comics. So back in the day one of the things I did was make a big forum post discussing the different parts of making a comic and how different software solves it. One of the things about making a comic is that is a project. Meaning, it is big and unwieldy, with multiple files and multiple disciplines. You need to be able to write, to draw, to ink, to color. And you need to be able to do this consistently.
  • Progress on Kube
    We’ve been mostly focusing on ironing out UX problems all over the place. It turns out, when writing desktop applications using QtQuick you’ll be ending up with a lot of details to figure out for yourself.