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Story Minetest is an open source Minecraft inspired game Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 6:30pm
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Story Open source training and the Red Hat Challenge Labs Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 8:26am
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Story ChromeOS vs Linux: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:33am
Story Android powered Nvidia Shield tablet now available for pre-order Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:32am

State of the LinuxWorld

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Linux

pcworld.com: Linux is beginning to find its legs as the foundation in many different technologies and in the process is fueling a feedback loop that is helping accelerate the operating system's popularity. The evidence of the cooperation will be on display at next week's LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco.

Puppy's Leader Retirement pre-announcement

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Linux

puppylinux.com/blog: One of them is that I would like to move to developing an application, in particular I am interested in porting my EVE vector editor to Linux, running with one of the native GUI libraries such as GTK. Also, I would like to do other things.

How Dell and System76’s Ubuntu Machines Stack Up to Their Mac Counterparts

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Linux
Hardware

dawningvalley.com: Open source operating systems obviously give more bang for the buck than any other operating system in the world. After all, they’re free, and you can’t get lower than free (unless you’re Kaspersky). However, what about pre-installed Ubuntu machines? Do they beat their Windows and OS X competitors in the bang for the buck category?

Don't Like Mono? Try Vala.

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Software

blog.ibeentoubuntu: My recent post about Mono was sincere, and Boycott Novell has the story about Debian wrong, but Gnome actually is pushing an alternative. Vala is a new language developed by Gnome specifically for developing Gnome apps. It has a syntax very similar to Java or C# (closer to C# from what I've read) and a precompiler which maps the Vala to C source and header files

KDE 4.1 Live CD

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KDE
SUSE

lazytechguy.com: I just bought a new laptop and KDE guys decide to pamper me by releasing the greatest desktop manager in form of KDE 4.1. To add cherry to the cake OpenSUSE guys made a Live CD and gave me the opportunity to fiddle with it.

Ace in the hole

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Linux
Hardware

chinwong.com: IT’S difficult to write about the Aspire One from Acer without gushing. Out of the box, this mini-notebook is the perfect traveling companion for anyone who simply needs to surf the Web, send e-mail and perform typical office tasks such as typing up documents, working on spreadsheets or giving a presentation.

Visualizing Open Source Development

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Software

technocrat.net: An open source project called Code_Swarm has come up with an animated process video outlining the various ways open source projects get started and are refined.

7 Uses of GParted Live

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: I’ve been using GNU Parted to slice and dice my disk in preference to the fdisk for almost as long as I’ve been using Linux. We all fill up our hard-drives from time to time, but thanks to Gnome GParted, rearranging disk partitions isn’t as terrifying as it used to be.

The Chicken Crossing The Road

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Humor

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: NT Chicken: Will cross the road in June. No, August. September for sure. OS/2 Chicken: It crossed the road in style years ago, but it was so quiet that nobody noticed.

GNOME Layout

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Software

jaysonrowe.wordpress: I’ve often wondered why more of the popular Linux distro’s don’t adopt what most new user’s to Linux would feel as “normal” as a default layout. I wonder how many “newbie” Linux users HATE the two panels taking up screen-space, yet have no clue that it can be consolidated into one.

Why is there no real FOSS social network?

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Software

seanrtilley.blogspot: I have had a thought. Upon looking upon a identi.ca today, I had a thought. While we have a VERY nice alternative to Twitter, what about a full-on alternative to Myspace?

The revenge of the Linux munchkins

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Linux

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: We have known about the Microsoft muchkins all our lives. Those are people who are paid to scan the Internet for unfavorable articles and use the comment facilities to do what Microsoft does best: spread FUD. As far as I know there is no such equivalent in the Linux world. It just seems like that.

more odds & ends

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News
  • Bug your distro to package OpenJPEG

  • Google bans the Mozilla Public License
  • How to convert an img file to an iso
  • Gentoo Install Notes for a Fujitsu LifeBook A6110
  • Leaking information about Boston Summit 2008

KDE 4.1 Mania (Overview on Kubuntu, Fedora and Opensuse)

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KDE

linux-guider.blogspot: KDE 4 is the current series of releases of the K Desktop Environment. The first version (4.0.0) of this series was released on 11 January 2008. KDE 4.1 was released on July 29, 2008. KDE 4.1 includes a shared emoticon theming system which is used in PIM and Kopete, and DXS.

KDE 4.1: Good, bad, or beautiful?

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celettu.wordpress: The last week, I’ve been struggling with KDE 4.1. I really want to like it. Actually, I do like it. It’s stable, it’s fast, and it’s gorgeous. I love the Oxygen look, the plasmoids, the KWin desktop effects…it all looks great.

gDesklets - Desklets for your Desktop in openSUSE

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Software
HowTos

susegeek.com: gDesklets is another great tool like Google Gadgets for bringing mini programs called desklets such as weather forecasts, news tickers, system information displays, or music player controls, onto your desktop, where they are sitting there in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Managing packages using apt on Ubuntu

  • Enable NumLock in KDE 4.1
  • Getting Ruby Plasmoids up and running in KDE 4.1 (on Kubuntu)
  • NIC bonding with Ubuntu

some bloggings

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Linux
  • A Quick Look at Xubuntu Xtreme

  • Linux Mint one year later
  • GNU/Linux
  • My Week in Ubuntu: KDE 4.1
  • Sabayon 3.5

some shorts & stuff

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Linux
  • Linux Outlaws 49 - Summer of Crap

  • More fun than it looks: Compiz + MPX
  • Theme Fix in Ubuntu 8.10
  • More Weekend Unix and Linux Levity
  • Ask Linux.com: Quotas, Java, and Linux in the car

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ext3, ReiserFS & XFS in Windows thanks to coLinux

  • Installing Ubuntu on Windows using Wubi
  • xorg-x11 keycodes for a Logitech 350 Keyboard
  • Virtualize your operating system with qemu
  • Reorder your Boot Menu with KGRUBEditor
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Graphics: AMD, Mesa, VESA and More

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    AMD open-source developer Nicolai Hähnle has spent the past few months working on the ARB_gl_spirv extension as mandated by OpenGL 4.6. Some of the prep work for supporting that extension has landed in Mesa 17.4-dev Git. ARB_gl_spirv is about bringing SPIR-V support to OpenGL drivers, the IR shared by Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1+. ARB_gl_spirv allows for loading SPIR-V modules into OpenGL programs and allows for GLSL to be a source language in creating SPIR-V modules. This is basically for creating better interoperability between OpenGL and Vulkan/SPIR-V.
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If You're Ready for Arch, ArchMerge Eases the Way

Newcomer ArchMerge Linux offers a big change for the better to those switching from the Debian Linux lineage to the Arch Linux infrastructure. ArchMerge Linux is a recent spinoff of ArchLabs Linux. I recently reviewed Archlabs and found it to be a step up from most Arch Linux offerings in terms of installation and usability. Arch Linux distros, in general, are notorious for their challenging installation and software management processes. ArchMerge Linux brings a few extra ingredients that make trying it well worth your while if you want to consider migrating to the Arch Linux platform. Still, no Arch Linux distro is a suitable starting point for Linux newcomers. That reality does not change with ArchMerge, although it helps ease the process considerably for those who are ready for it. Read more

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