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Story Last.fm updates its Windows, Mac and Linux desktop Scrobbler apps srlinuxx 17/01/2013 - 9:02pm
Story New Linux tools or Mac OS X for video editing? srlinuxx 17/01/2013 - 9:00pm
Story Of netbooks, tablets and Linux's revenge srlinuxx 17/01/2013 - 7:24pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 17/01/2013 - 7:23pm
Story Fedora 18 part one srlinuxx 17/01/2013 - 6:05am
Story Linux distro spotlight: OS4 OpenDesktop srlinuxx 17/01/2013 - 6:04am
Story Absolute 14.04 Released srlinuxx 17/01/2013 - 6:03am
Story Internet 2012 in numbers srlinuxx 17/01/2013 - 3:15am
Story How I got started developing for Mythbuntu (or how you can help too) srlinuxx 17/01/2013 - 3:13am
Story More Fedora 19 Feature Talk srlinuxx 17/01/2013 - 3:10am

13 Great Open Source Games

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Software

FOSSwire: We’ve all heard it. “[Insert open-source OS] has no good games.” You know they are wrong. But what do you do? You use a top-ten list. Or in our case, top thirteen.

Also: burgerspace: a free clone of the classic arcade game Burgertime

X.Org 7.3 & NVIDIA Binary Drivers

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Software

phoronix: X.Org 7.3 is being released today and for NVIDIA users, there will be a compatibility issue with the ABI for X.Org 7.3.

YaST Independence From YCP

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SUSE

opensuse news: The openSUSE 10.3 Beta 2 release brought down another major obstacle in developing YaST: the famous YCP language is not strictly needed for the YaST development anymore. A developer can use Perl, and to lesser extent, Python or Ruby.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Menu File Browser Applet brings easy file access to the GNOME panel

  • FSF links up with environmental groups
  • Seeking a little Linux? Try Blackbox
  • The Ubuntu Name Game
  • KDE OpenGL library?
  • Turn Off GNOME Panel Tooltips with Compiz Fusion
  • Public Schools, Open Source Software and Linux
  • NXClient on Ubuntu Gutsy
  • Robert Love backs up my very simple performance experiment
  • The End of a Gutsy Experiment
  • Introduction to Snort intrusion detection and prevention
  • Linux Desktop Testing Project 0.9.0 Released

KDE 4.0: revolution or hype?

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KDE

computerworld: The next-generation of the KDE open source project, version 4.0, has been touted as the beginning of a new era in desktop computing, but only two months from the first release some users are wondering if it's just all hype.

Installing PCLinuxOS - what a breeze

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PCLOS

PreshBlog: I’m setting up a PC for my future father-in-law right now. I’m avoiding installing Windows as I hate dealing with it. So, I needed a Linux distro that’s clean and simple that he should be able to just get on with. My friend Tony recommended PCLinuxOS.

Ubuntu: Beyond the Terminal

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Ubuntu

appscout.com: Linux, here I come. Making the leap to Linux was a bit scary for me. I've never experienced it before, let alone even seen its interface and what it can do. And it seems more now than ever that more people are trying out Linux.

Alternative computing

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OSS

newstatesman: This week, the Greens have joined together with Friends of the Earth, New Internationalist, People and Planet and the Free Software Foundation to call on other social and activist groups to reject Microsoft's Vista operating system and encourage the use of free software.

Looking ahead to Kernel Summit 2007

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Linux

LinuxWorld: Virtualization is the hot topic in the Linux business, but it's off the developers' agenda. Here's what kernel developers are planning to discuss at their upcoming conference in Cambridge.

On GNOME's 10th anniversary, de Icaza and Waugh look back, ahead

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Software

linux.com: It seems like just yesterday that the GNOME Project got its start, but actually it was a decade ago that Miguel de Icaza got the ball rolling. To get some perspective on GNOME's history, I spoke to de Icaza and longtime GNOME contributor and GNOME Foundation board member Jeff Waugh.

Top 25 Ubuntu Blogs (By the Numbers)

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Web

free geekery: Recently, our infatuation with Ubuntu begged the question: which Ubuntu blogs have the biggest reach? With nowhere to turn to answer this question definitively, we thought it would be an interesting exercise to rank all of the blogs in the Ubuntu niche.

Build your own Linux wireless router with ClarkConnect

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HowTos

techrepublic: Using an old Dell computer, a few wired and wireless network cards, and the ClarkConnect Linux distribution, I built a custom wireless router that offered strong security, great management tools, and plenty of range.

Misc Link Dump

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News
  • Apparently, Vista can barely walk and chew gum at the same time

  • FireGL 5600 OpenGL performance surprises
  • Rumor: Google Phone Will Be Linux-Powered, GPS-Loaded and Cheap
  • The State of the Desktop
  • Noel Hidalgo interview with Drupal's Dries Buytaert
  • Why Microsoft fears open source more than other proprietary vendors do
  • Ubuntu: Using closed-source application securely with AppArmor
  • Open-Source Licensing Suffers Setback in Court
  • Successful pilot leads to open source implementation at AU state agency

OOXML in the news

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Microsoft
OSS
  • The OOXML Vote: How Bad Can it Get? (Keep Counting)

  • OOXML gains ground even as US remains apathetic on new document formats
  • Retired Ecma chief expects Open XML's approval by March
  • More Irregularities in the OOXML ISO Process Surface
  • Microsoft Bought Sweden's ISO Vote on OOXML?
  • Microsoft bashed in OOXML shens (and comparing loos)
  • OOXML in Norway: The haywire process
  • One more proof of Microsoft’s ugly face?
  • U.S. Will Likely Vote Yes on OOXML

today's howtos:

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HowTos
  • Why my Linux server ext3 filesystem go read-only?

  • Linux Tip: How to Tell if Your Processor Supports VT
  • Command line tip - determine a file’s type with file
  • Tip of the Trade: cURL
  • use gprof to check your codes for performance issues
  • Howto: Completely Transparent Shell on your Ubuntu desktop with Compiz Fusion
  • Documentation Coverage Testing With dcov

X.Org 7.3 Preview

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Software

Phoronix: Scheduled for release tomorrow is X.Org 7.3. Among the new features for X.Org 7.3 include the Xorg server 1.4, an application for adjusting a display's backlight, updated display drivers, and support for font catalog directories. In this article today, we will briefly go over some of the changes found in X.Org 7.3 and we will follow up with some benchmarks in early September.

id's "Tech 5": a Linux no-go?

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: Id-Software's next graphics-engine "Tech 5" could possibly have no Linux support. This would go hand in hand with no Linux version of Rage - the new id-software game based on "Tech 5".

Touring the KDE 4 Beta

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KDE

itmanagement: Few major pieces of free software are more eagerly awaited than KDE 4. With changes to everything from the core libraries and window manager to the look, feel and function of the desktop, by any standard, KDE 4 is an extreme makeover of the popular desktop environment.

Free Software Foundation to Microsoft: You are not above the law

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Microsoft
OSS

Matt Asay: Microsoft may wish that it were above the law, but the Free Software Foundation has issued a press release calling Microsoft to repentance for its efforts to deny GPLv3's hold on it.

Using Firefox More Efficiently - Top 9 Functional/Usability Extensions

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Moz/FF

techpersona: Firefox is becoming increasingly popular. One reason may be simple spite against Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. For me, the reason is Firefox’s extensibility. Its interface and functions can be customized. I have 13 extensions–the functional add-ons. I want to suggest for you.

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more