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Story Linus Torvalds’ Leadership Defines 2013 As The Year Of Linux Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 10:12am
Story Ubuntu desktop is so 2013... All hail 2014 Ubuntu mobile Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 10:10am
Story Your favorite Linux apps? Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2013 - 10:07am
Story $59 open SBC runs Linux on quad-core Exynos Rianne Schestowitz 25/12/2013 - 10:21pm
Story Seven free, open source video editors for Linux Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 4:08pm
Story Canonical Shows Off New Dual Boot Feature For Ubuntu In Latest Developer Preview Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 4:04pm
Story Mobile Threat Monday: Analyzing Android Apps with Santoku Linux Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 4:02pm
Story 5 top Linux and open source stories in 2013 Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 3:56pm
Story Mandriva Moving Forward With PCLinuxOS and Mageia Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 2:29pm
Story KDE Becomes Mature in 2014 Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 1:54pm

Play Pac-man (and more!) on your PC

linux.com: If you have a fondness for old arcade games and want to play them again, try the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME), a free emulator that lets you recreate the look and feel of old arcade game systems in software. While it's written for Windows, you can run this open source application under Linux.

Phoronix 2007 Linux Graphics Survey Results

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For the past month we had been running the 2007 Linux Graphics Survey at Phoronix where we polled users to find out what display hardware they use, what their driver choice(s) are, and their other preferences as it pertains to Linux desktop users on the visual front. We received over 20,000 submissions and have the results to share with you.

OpenOffice’s presentation view

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OOo

liquidat: Currently OpenOffice’s presentation program Impress lacks a presentation view with notes and so on for a second monitor during presentations. But the feature is in active development, and first results are visible.

Desktop Linux on the rise, Linux Foundation reports

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Linux

desktoplinux: What do Linux users want from their desktop? The Linux Foundation's survey has the answers.

Linux needs to try harder if it wants to catch Vista

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interopnews.com: There has been a meme going around in the Linux world that Vista is really a dog and that Microsoft is only managing to make its numbers by jamming the new OS down the throats of unwilling customers. But I don't have to use Vista to know that it's a lot more than a dog of an OS.

DirectX 9.0c on Linux with Wine

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HowTos

wine-review.blogspot: Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.

Firefox 3 beta 1 is totally, freaking, awesome

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Moz/FF

stompbox.typepad: Over the past few years, like lots of Linux users, I have become increasingly frustrated with the performance of Firefox in Linux. Though I haven't been as vocal as others of the state of Firefox, it was clear that most of us were just sick and tired of Firefox being a "good Windows browser that happened to run in Linux."

Getting the (Share)Point About Document Formats

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OSS

LWN: The OpenDocument Foundation was formed in 2005, with the mission "to provide a conduit for funding and support for individual contributors to participate in ODF development" at the standards body OASIS. So, eyebrows were naturally raised when Sam Hiser, wrote on October 16 that it was no longer supporting ODF:

Firefox 3 Beta 1 is a winner

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Moz/FF

iTWire: Last night I downloaded the latest beta release from Mozilla, Firefox 3 Beta 1, meaning to just have a look-see so that I could pen a few impressions. Since then, I haven't bothered to load up Firefox 2 because, even though it's a pre-production test version, Firebox 3 Beta 1 is a mighty fine browser.

Go creative with Gogh

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Software

linux.com: Gogh is an extremely lightweight drawing program designed for pressure-sensitive devices. Despite its simplicity, it packs in a lot of features and a lot of fun.

RandR 1.2 Enters RadeonHD Master

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Software

phoronix: Minutes after the release of the RadeonHD v0.0.3 driver, the initial-randr branch for x86-video-radeonhd was merged into master. What this means is that you no longer need to checkout this separate branch.

Big Picture Stuff

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Linux

LinuxToday: There have been a couple of thought-provoking columns that have been published recently that I wanted to add my own two cents. The first column is the most recently published: my colleague Bruce Byfield's piece "It's Time to Get Over Microsoft" that ran over on Datamation. The other article I wanted to mention was the Linux Magazine opinion piece "Is 2008 the Year of the Linux Desktop?", written by my friend and co-author Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier.

TinyFlux on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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kmandla.wordpress: I don’t follow the PCLinuxOS crowd. So I’ve procrastinated in trying out the Fluxbox version of PCLinuxOS. I have to admit that it’s very attractive.

Drupal 6.0 beta 3 released

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Drupal

drupal.org: With another month of active beta testing, our code is growing more stable by the day. Since Drupal 6 beta 2 was released, we have committed over 180 fixes to the Drupal 6.x code, so we are proud to announce the release of the third beta version of Drupal 6.x for your testing.

Running IE On Linux -- And Running Windows XP For Free (Sort Of)

Serdar Yegulalp: Yes, I know the headline sounds like the fodder for a joke: "Run IE on Linux? Why would you want to?" But there are circumstances where it's unavoidable -- compatibility testing, or accessing IE-only sites without dual-booting -- and in the last few weeks I've come across a couple of interesting approaches to this issue.

Firefox 2.0.0.10 nears release

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Moz/FF

iTWire: A new version of Firefox containing a fix for a security vulnerability is expected next week. Firefox 2.0.0.10 addresses a pair of vulnerabilities in the browser's handling of Java Archive (jar) URIs.

What's in the (Linux) box

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Linux

it-director.com/blogs: Here's a bit more information about my chosen Linux configuration. ...or Why I've replaced Vista with Linux Part 2.

The somehow clumsy Fedora repository online interfaces

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Linux

beranger: I am used with a very quick way to find things about packages on a few distros, on the spot, using a web browser. Unfortunately, unlike in the case of Debian and Ubuntu, if you don't know the exact name of the package, you're lost.

Vista and Kubuntu - easy installs, uneasy comparisons

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OS

itwire.com: Today I've finished installations of two very different operating systems, Vista and Kubuntu. Both are essentially trying to accomplish the same thing, which is to provide desktop users a satisfying and relatively seemless desktop computing experience. Both succeed to a certain degree and both fail in some important areas. The question is why?

Closing open source loopholes

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Say what you want about GPLv3, but the update to the most popular open source software license continues to close loopholes that have been used to avoid sharing source code, patent protection and other freedoms that the authors intended.

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