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KDE 4 updates

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Red Hat Launches Teiid Open-Source Data Integration Project

eweek.com: Red Hat announces the official launch of the Teiid data virtualization system project in the JBoss.org Community.

Linux TV adverts FAIL

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Linux

community.zdnet: Oh dear. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and when the Linux Foundation announced a contest to produce a TV advert for Linux they meant well. It's just a shame the results don't end up doing Linux any favours. At all.

LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio) - a FL Studio like FOSS program

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lmpeiris.wordpress: What I have here today is a fruity – loops ( the commercial music editor for song tracks) like song/melody editor for Linux, with the full swing! Can you believe it? This is the best use of Qt 4 (GUI library) I have yet seen.

The best games of 2001

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tuxradar.com: We descended back down into the dark cellars below the Linux Format head offices to dig out more gems from the archive. This time we've surfaced with another group test: the best Linux games of the time, which is both fun (we all had fun playing these back in the day) and depressing (Linux games have sadly not moved on that much!) at the same time.

Jargon Jam - Linux

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danlynch.org/blog: Someone asked me “should I install Ubuntu or Linux?”, I replied “Ubuntu is Linux” but this didn’t help a lot. There’s a lot of terminology we take for granted. It can put people off and I want to demystify some of it if I can.

Stellarium – Planetarium for the Masses

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xenstreet.com: Some softwares are just too fun to be let go off and this weekend I discovered Stellarium, a free, open source planetarium software that shows a “realistic sky in 3D”.

KDE 4.3 - early preview

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polishlinux.org: Finally the day has come, when the curiosity about the KDE4.3 development branch took the better of me.

My Favorite Puppy 4.2 Addition

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beginlinux.wordpress: As I looked at the recent release of the 100 MB Puppy Linux I realized Puppy 4.2 includes a few feature that are extremely useful for me.

The Future Of UT3 On Linux Appears Uncertain

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phoronix.com: Linux gamers have been waiting years for has been Unreal Tournament 3. Prior to the game launching, a Linux client was confirmed and that famed developer/porter Ryan Gordon was porting the UT3 engine.

SUSE Linux Desktop Moves Ahead

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XreaL: The Most Advanced Open-Source Game Engine?

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phoronix.com: Nexuiz is not the only open-source first person shooter striving for perfection even without the backing of a major game studio. A relatively unheard of game engine is XreaL, claims that it is definitely the most advanced open-source game engine.

First Look: Linux Mint 6 KDE

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softpedia.com: Linux Mint is one of those distributions that have always been dear to me. With truly dedicated developers and a strong, faithful community, Mint reached, in only a few years, a very high level of popularity.

Linux Expected To Thrive As Economy Recovers

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informationweek.com: Linux advocates, such as Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, are fond of saying the open source operating system will thrive in a downturn. IDC analyst Al Gillen went a step further Wednesday.

More Easter Eggs in Ubuntu

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jonathancarter.co.za: Easter time! I’m going to spend the next few days off-line attending some music festivals (KKNK, KoDV, Cokefest, etc). I kept a list of all the easter eggs I’ve gathered in Ubuntu since the last time I blogged about Ubuntu Easter Eggs, enjoy!

MEPIS - Simply MEPIS 8 review

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itreviews.co.uk: One of the more popular Linux distributions, but not one that's offering much of a threat to Ubuntu in terms of popularity, Simply MEPIS nonetheless has much to commend it.

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Review

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dedoimedo.com: Reading about what Ubuntu 9.04 brings, it does not seem like much: the latest Gnome edition, the shortened boot times, some visual polish, new filesystem support, and a few other items. It's exactly this conservatism that makes Ubuntu so appealing. Let's see if Jaunty Jackalope can live up to the promise.

Should an Open Source Licence Ever Be Patent-Agnostic?

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linuxjournal.com: Sharing lies at the heart of free software, and drives much of its incredible efficiency as a development methodology. It means that coders do not have to re-invent the wheel, but can borrow from pre-existing programs. Software patents are about locking down knowledge.

Nvidia releases Linux Cuda 2.2

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theinquirer.net: NVIDIA HAS ANNOUNCED its latest version of Linux Cuda 2.2 Beta, a hardware level refresh the Green Goblin hopes will amaze and delight GDB users everywhere.

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11 Best Linux Gaming Distros You Need To Use In 2018 and Fortnite Coming to Android

  • 11 Best Linux Gaming Distros You Need To Use In 2018
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Kubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver upgrades - Results!

A month later, two upgrades later, Kubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver is a nicer distribution than what I tested shortly after its official release. But then, it's not perfect. The older box with the Nvidia card returned better results overall, although there were some niggles. On the multi-boot laptop, I wasn't too happy with the slow-boot issue, although this is NOT a Kubuntu-specific problem, as you will learn in a few days. But it still does not give me the razor-sharp confidence I need and expect from an LTS. In general, Ubuntu-family upgrades are reasonably robust, but they can still be more streamlined, including package removal, third-party repos and odd glitches here and there. I wonder how I'd have felt if I tested Beaver fresh, right now. Alas, I cannot delete the memory of my first encounter. With Trusty, it was just right. Here, it might be right, and I may even end up using - and loving - Plasma Bionic in my prod setup, but it will never be the amazing chemistry I had with 14.04. But if you're wondering, by all means, worth testing and upgrading, and the post-release Kubuntu Beaver is a pretty slick and tight distro. If I had to judge in isolation, i.e. no early-May scars, then when I combine performance, looks, fonts, media, hardware support, and such, 'tis really neat. Something like 9/10. Now, just waiting for the Men In Black mind-zapping eraser thingie, so I can be blissfully happy. And we're done. Read more