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Smittix’s Top 5 GNOME Shell Extensions

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GNOME

GNOME Shell’s ability to have extensions is pretty brilliant in my eyes. Some developers have come up with some great extensions to make life easier within GNOME-Shell.

To install these extensions easily just open the links up within firefox, you will get a message bar asking if you would like to allow extensions.gnome.org to install them. You need to allow this for them to work.

When you load one of the extension links you will be presented with a page like below, it has a nice easy “On/Off” toggle switch.

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Open source and the NHS: Two huge disorganised entities without central control

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OSS

Newton argues open source is well suited to systems that need to be transparently stable and secure, where a lot of people have an interest in collaborating. He adds it is favoured by intelligence services for exactly these reasons, and if it’s good enough for spooks, it should serve for hospitals.

Alfresco hit its initial end-of-year download target of 10,000 in the first week, with eventual downloads numbering in the millions for the initial release of its software in 2005. “You want to join the cool party,” Mr Newton said. “That’s what open source is all about.”

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Wine Announcement

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Microsoft
Software

The Wine development release 1.7.27 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Some more work on Direct2D support.
- Various improvements to RichEdit interfaces.
- Initial support for ICMP version 6.
- Various bug fixes.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software

today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

GNOME 3.13.92 RELEASED!

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GNOME

A bit delay but here you have the second GNOME release candidate for
you to test, and your chance to make the "" release the best it can get.

To compile GNOME 3.13.92, you can use the jhbuild modulesets published
by the release team (which use the exact tarball versions from the
official release).

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Recent developments in Dolphin: Improvements in Dolphin 4.14, and change of maintainership

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Development
KDE

Recently, Dolphin 4.14 has been released, and in this post, I will tell you about the improvements that are included in this release. This is my last “recent developments in Dolphin” post – I have stepped down as maintainer recently.

Maintaining Dolphin has been a very pleasant and rewarding experience. It went a lot better than I had expected when I took over from Peter a bit more than 2 years ago: Dolphin has been improved in many ways, and I am grateful to everyone who helped to make this possible.

I cannot continue to spend as much time on Dolphin as I did during the past two years, so I have asked Emmanuel Pescosta if he is willing to take over. I am very happy that he accepted because he has made an impressive number of contributions to Dolphin, and I am sure that he will keep Dolphin in good shape and improve it further.

This is not a “good bye” post though – I am still planning to contribute to KDE in general and Dolphin in particular in the future.

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Simple by Default, Powerful When Needed

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KDE

KDE (back when it was still the name of the desktop environment) and our applications historically stood for powerful features and great flexibility and customizeability. This is what our users love about our software, this is why they choose Plasma and KDE software instead of one of the other Free desktop offerings. And it is also something they would fight tooth and nail for if we wanted to take it away (as many a KDE maintainer who dared to remove a feature he thought was unnecessary can tell).

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Five Text Editors For Programmers, Available For Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

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Software

In this article I will show you how to install 5 text editors for programmers: Geany, Sublime Text, SciTe, Komodo Edit, Atom, on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems: Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2.0.

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The Intel Core i7 5960X Continues Running Great On Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks

For those able to spend $1000+ (USD) on a processor, the Intel Core i7 5960X is a fantastic offering that is still leaving me pleased with the performance after extensive Linux testing.

After the initial X99 motherboard failure, everything has been working fine with a different motherboard. Aside from Legit Reviews' motherboard also failing, I haven't heard of any other X99 issues from others so it looks like it could be an isolated incident. However, the root cause still appears to have been undetermined. I'm still waiting for MSI on a direct update to the matter but over in Taiwan, MSI reportedly told one of my SilverStone contacts that the Raven RV05 fan is faulty and caused the problem (though the case/fan works fine with a different motherboard and SilverStone has received no reports of other Raven RV05 issues in the few months that the chassis has been on the market). I also heard that Kingston ended up lowering their DDR4 voltages on the memory kit that was supplied to Legit Reviews; their DDR4 kit is now rated for 1.35V instead of 1.5V. In regards to the ASUS X99 motherboard failure, I haven't heard anything new but just a rumor of a bad soldering job. Anyhow, it fortunately looks like no widespread problems but just some isolated incidents.

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Android eyewear uses Qualcomm VR platform

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Android

ODG’s “R-7 Glasses” eyewear features augmented reality features based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 SoC and Android-based Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear.

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7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Ubuntu

With Ubuntu 14.10 bringing various updates to the packaged desktop environments along with updated open-source graphics drivers, here's our per-cycle usual tests of the popular Linux desktops while looking at their impact on the Linux gaming performance.

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Wayland & Weston 1.6 Released

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Graphics/Benchmarks

The latest quarterly update to Wayland and its Weston compositor are now available! Wayland/Weston 1.6.0 is another important milestone now crossed in delivering a next-generation Linux display experience.

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Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella XFCE Edition : Video Review and Screenshots

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GNU
Linux
Reviews

Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella XFCE Edition is the latest version of manjaro linux distribution with XFCE desktop environment. Manjaro Linux is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system based on Arch Linux. Key features include intuitive installation process, automatic hardware detection, stable rolling-release model, ability to install multiple kernels, special Bash scripts for managing graphics drivers and extensive desktop configurability.

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Understanding and Using Systemd

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Linux

Like it or not, systemd is here to stay, so we might as well know what to do with it.

systemd is controversial for several reasons: It's a replacement for something that a lot of Linux users don't think needs to be replaced, and the antics of the systemd developers have not won hearts and minds. But rather the opposite, as evidenced in this famous LKML thread where Linus Torvalds banned systemd dev Kay Sievers from the Linux kernel.

It's tempting to let personalities get in the way. As fun as it is to rant and rail and emit colorful epithets, it's beside the point. For lo so many years Linux was content with SysVInit and BSD init. Then came add-on service managers like the service and chkconfig commands. Which were supposed to make service management easier, but for me were just more things to learn that didn't make the tasks any easier, but rather more cluttery.

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Google is making encryption standard in the next version of Android

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Android
Security

Less than a day after Apple detailed new efforts in user privacy for its products, Google now says it plans to encrypt user data on all Android devices. Speaking to The Washington Post, Google says data encryption will now be a part of the activation process instead of an optional feature. The end result is that whatever data is stored on that device, be it a phone or tablet, will be inaccessible unless the person has the correct password.

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Samsung to Launch Tizen based Smartphone in India in November 2014

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Linux

It looks like a Tizen Smartphone launch in India is on the cards, and the launch date is November 2014 for our Linux based friend. Samsung believe that they can use content to differentiate themselves from the competition, enabling them to maintain their lead in the Indian Smartphone market. We are not expecting the launch of the Samsung Z at this point, but more likely the budget Tizen Samsung SM-Z130E or SM-Z130H.

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NVIDIA 343.22 Linux Driver Brings Support for GTX 970 and GTX 980

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Linux

NVIDIA has released a new Linux driver for its products and the developers have added support for the latest GPUs that were just announced.

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Linus Torvalds and others on Linux's systemd

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Linux

If you're not a Linux or Unix developer, you've never heard of systemd, the new Linux-specific system and service manager. In Linux developer circles, however, nothing else ticks off many programmers more than this replacement for the Unix and Linux's traditional sysvinit daemon...

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