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Story The Best Linux Software Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2014 - 10:40am
Story Intel Haswell Linux OpenGL Driver Catching Up To The Intel Windows Driver Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2014 - 10:38am
Story Turn on your computer from anywhere with an Arduino Server Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2014 - 10:34am
Story The GNOME Progress & Events That Defined 2014 Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2014 - 10:31am
Story 2015: If wishes were penguins, everyone would fly Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2014 - 10:26am
Story Raspberry Pi: Raspbian and NOOBS releases Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2014 - 10:24am
Story Chromebooks can now run Linux in a window Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2014 - 10:21am
Story Despite Rumors, Xfce Alive & Kicking Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2014 - 10:18am
Story Scarlett Johansson's Lucy Prefers Debian with Xfce – Video Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2014 - 10:16am
Story Chapter 21. Release 14.12 (“Caterpillar”, 2014/12/30) Roy Schestowitz 31/12/2014 - 10:14am

Interview With Dries Buytaert

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Drupal In this interview we talk with Dries. In specific, we talk about: Building specialized commercial support for open source technology, Making cloud computing more viable for widespread use, and The relationship between Drupal and Linux distros.

Linux Should Copy Amiga

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OS Mark Shuttleworth made headlines not too long ago when he called for the Linux desktop to surpass Mac OS X in both beauty and functionality. I'm not much of an Apple fan-- I don't care for the Apple desktop. I think there is a better model to aspire to, and that is the AmigaOS.

Tactical Linux computer muscles up

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Hardware Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announced a more powerful version of its rugged tactical mission computer. The Parvus DuraCor 810-Duo runs Linux on a 1.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and targets "high reliability" military and homeland defense applications.

Reliable Linux netbooks for Black Friday

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blogs.computerworld: Before charging out the door to buy one, though you need to think this through. You don't want to just rush out there and grab the first cheap machine you see. For example, if your ring size is '11,' than a 7" display netbook isn't going to be for you at any price.

Red Hat Fedora Claims It's the Leader in Linux

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Linux Counting Linux users is no easy task since there is typically no requirement for users to register their installations. Yet on the eve of its next major release, the distro produces new figures showing that it's ahead of rivals in total users.

YaST Mascot Winner Chosen! Say Hello to Yastie!

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SUSE The openSUSE Project and YaST team are happy to announce the winner of the YaST Mascot Contest. After extensive deliberation, the judges have chosen the Aardvark concept, submitted by Klára Cihlářová.

Backtrack Linux on a Thumbdrive: Can Security Testing Get Any Easier?

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Linux I have dealt with a lot of Linux distros since I first learned the power of my newfound penguin friend. He was free unlike a Microsoft or Apple product, had thousands of available programs (also free), and looked damn classy while he was in control of my computer.

The telepathic desktop: apps are out, people are in

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Software This article is a humble opinion piece of a GNOME user who wishes to stop using communication software and just be in touch with people. I want to write mail to, chat with, talk to, and have video conferences with real people without worrying about applications and technology.

Linux is a kernel, Now STFU

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Linux Ok. How many times did it happen to you that whenever you say “Linux” referring to Linux Distro or Linux as an OS in general, some righteous-grammar nazi pops out of nowhere only to correct you by pointing out the obvious and the annoying fact that “Linux is actually a kernel?”

SimplyMEPIS: The best desktop Linux you haven't tried

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Linux Nowadays, everyone uses Ubuntu, most people have used Fedora, and many folks have tried openSUSE. SimplyMEPIS ... not so many. That's a shame, because this relatively obscure Debian-based desktop distribution from Morgantown, WV, is an outstanding desktop operating system. With SimplyMEPIS 8 at beta 5 and closing in on release, I tested the distribution and found it to be a keeper.

PCLinuxOS Magazine, November 2008

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PCLinuxOS Magazine, November 2008 (Issue 27) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Player Roundup 5, PCLOSonUSB, and Brighten the Puter.

Local hero: Stefan Lesicnik on Linux and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu South Africa’s Stefan Lesicnik was this week confirmed as an Ubuntu contributing developer. Tectonic asked Stefan where his work with Linux started.

Novell and Open Source Communities

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SUSE Recently there have been a lot of one sided bashing of Novell’s open source credentials on Planet India. Here is my take on the matter.

How to Help New Linux User

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Linux Computer people are fine human beings, but they do a lot of harm in the ways they "help" other people with their computer problems. Now that we're trying to get everyone online, I thought it might be helpful to write down everything I've been taught about helping people use computers.

Kubuntu Moves Forward: You Can't Please Everyone, All the Time

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Ubuntu It's nearly a year since KDE released the KDE4 desktop. The initial roll-out was rocky for KDE, and while subsequent releases have brought ever increasing stability and enhancements, some KDE users feel it's not quite ready for daily use.

Software Selection Tips: StarOffice Vs. OpenOffice

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Software Now that Sun has released StarOffice 9, it's a good time to answer an important question: What, exactly, is the difference between and StarOffice?

Let's talk about LINUX Ubuntu 8.10

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ariewijaya.blogspot: About four years ago, I tried to free myself from the oppression and misery of running Windows XP by installing Linux on my PC. Ever installed the Linux operating system? It’s not for the faint of heart. So, when it was recently reported that Linux-based netbooks are being returned at a rate four-times higher than their Windows-based brethren, I can’t say I was surprised.

The sound of empire falling

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Microsoft I predicted years ago that what would eventually do Microsoft in was white-box PC makers defecting because they needed to claw back profit margin as the Windows license became the largest single item in their bills of material. And here’s the confirmation.

How to Select A Linux Distribution

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Linux The most commonly asked question by new Linux users is often “Which Linux distribution is the best for me?”. With hundreds, possibly thousands of different Linux distros out there, it is really a tough job deciding which is the one for you.

today's leftovers

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  • Support Firefox Day 4

  • Thunderbird released
  • Mozilla - about:plugins Nov 20
  • Custom-Branded Firefox Browser Recognized for Excellence
  • You know you've won...
  • Tom Brady Teams Up With OLPC
  • Gartner tries to scare businesses adopting open source
  • Linux gets Common Criteria certs
  • Opportunities for open source M&A
  • Qualcomm’s Kayak “PC alternative” pictured
  • Which check to write? when open source means Jack
  • 64-Bit Flash On Linux: It's A Portal
  • Deploy on Linux or stay with XP - Hasta la Vista
  • Open Source CMS Webcast: Drupal, by O’Reilly
  • VirtualBox 2 sucks, gnome-terminal sucks
  • From the SuperComputing '08 Floor
  • From the SuperComputing '08 Floor, Part 2
  • unix, then and now
  • Simple Scriptlet To Make The Linux CLI More User Friendly
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Games Leftovers

  • Atari reboots Ataribox as Atari VCS, teases April pre-order date
    Legendary game company Atari set retro hearts aflutter last year when it launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for something called the Ataribox, a living room device running Linux and supposedly combining the features of a PC with a video game console -- complete with some Atari classic games. But the December 14 pre-order date Atari set was abruptly canceled after an unspecified technical issue, and it looked like the Ataribox would never reach any actual customers. This week, however, the company has emerged at the Game Developers Conference with some very similar hardware, albeit with a new name.
  • The Rocket League 'Spring Fever' event is live promising lots of flower power
    Ready to earn some more cosmetic items? The Spring Fever event in Rocket League [Steam] is now live and you can earn yourself some new items using Flowers you earn while playing like this:
  • Epic Games releases the assets from Paragon, for Unreal Engine developers
    In a move that's both surprising and rather welcome, Epic Games has decided to release the assets from their FPS MOBA Paragon for Unreal Engine developers, since they're shutting it down. This will include 20 AAA-quality characters, with their respective skins, animations, VFX and dialogue, along with over 1,500 environment components from Paragon. Here's where it's a bit insane, this all cost Epic Games around $12 million! It's pretty insane how much it costs to make AAA-like games now—eye watering.
  • Game engine Construct 3 adds a remote preview, new runtime is coming to improve game performance
    I'm a huge fan of drag and drop creation tools like Construct 3 [Official Site], that allow you to create games by building simple events sheets and it seems they've continued making Construct 3 more awesome to use.
  • Open-source re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 'OpenRCT2' has a fresh update
    Miss the days of playing RollerCoaster Tycoon 2? Miss them no more, as OpenRCT2 [GitHub, Official Site] is alive and well with a fresh update. Like many open source game engines, it allows you to play RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 on systems not designed for it—like Linux. Naturally, it comes with tons of improvements like user interface theming, fast-forwarding gameplay, multiplayer and so on.
  • Zombasite - Orc Schism, the expansion to the action RPG is out adding more content
    Here's one I sadly missed, released back in December (oh my!), Zombasite - Orc Schism [Steam, GOG] is an expansion to the dynamic zombie apocalypse action RPG.

GNOME: GitLab Migration and More

  • IMPORTANT: GitLab mass migration plan
    I know some fellows doesn’t read desktop-devel-list, so let me share here an email that it’s important for all to read: We have put in place the plan for the mass migration to GitLab and the steps maintainers needs to do.
  • ED Update – week 11
  • Reflections on Distractions in Work, Productivity and Time Usage
    For the past year or so I have mostly worked at home or remote in my daily life. Currently I’m engaged in my master thesis and need to manage my daily time and energy to work on it. It is no surprise to many of us that working using your internet-connected personal computer at home can make you prone to many distractions. However, managing your own time is not just about whipping and self-discipline. It is about setting yourself up in a structure which rewards you for hard work and gives your mind the breaks it needs. Based on reflections and experimentation with many scheduling systems and tools I finally felt I have achieved a set of principles I really like and that’s what I’ll be sharing with you today. [...] Minimizing shell notifications: While I don’t have the same big hammer to “block access to my e-mail” here, I decided to change the order of my e-mail inboxes in Geary so my more relevant (and far less activity prone) student e-mail inbox appears first. I also turned off the background e-mail daemon and turned off notification banners in GNOME Shell. [...] Lastly, I want to give two additional tips. If you like listening to music while working, consider whether it might affect your productivity. For example, I found music with vocals to be distracting me if I try to immerse myself in reading difficult litterature. I can really recommend Doctor Turtle’s acoustic instrumental music while working though (all free). Secondly, I find that different types of tasks requires different postures. For abstract, high-level or vaguely formulated tasks (fx formulating goals, reviewing something or reflecting), I find interacting with the computer whilst standing up and walking around to really help gather my thoughts. On the other hand with practical tasks or tasks which require immersion (fx programming tasks), I find sitting down to be much more comfortable.

OSS, Openwashing and FUD

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