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  • CANDLE - A Handmade Dynamic Graphic Adventure
  • Enable KDE style for Iceweasel and other GTK apps in Debian
  • Ubuntu Edge might just change the computing world
  • Another day another hacked website
  • install HotShots on Fedora 19 and Ubuntu 13.04
  • LXDE waves goodbye to GTK in merge with Razor-qt
  • usevim: Powerline Escape Fix
  • A good "second board" for learning
  • Parsix 5.0 Test 3 (Lombardo) Distro Is Optimized for Laptops
  • Day: Things I’ve been doing
  • Bored again: Looking into Gestures
  • GUADEC Keynote Speaker: Cathy Malmrose
  • Transparent Decompression Support For EXT4
  • Windows 8 Beats Ubuntu Linux For Intel "Haswell" OpenGL Performance
  • FLOSS Weekly 258

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  • IBM Files Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Based on Novell Agreement in SCO v. IBM
  • Stallman on Companies That Work With Free Software (video interview)
  • Linux lets you customize your environment, but find a partner to address continuity
  • SUSE Cloud 2.0 Launches in Beta
  • A Peek At What Some Governments Are Doing With FLOSS
  • Fedora Project Developer Proposes Layered, More Agile Design to Distribution
  • install LightZone (digital darkroom software) on Debian 7/6
  • shred: A power for good or evil
  • setterm: Some minor magic
  • Call for Automotive Linux Summit Speakers
  • E17 Enlightenment Revist | Configuration from scratch (video)
  • Join Fedora 19 to Active Directory Domain
  • Sync Progress Display
  • Short Tip: Write buffers and jump to next in Vim
  • How To Extract Images From PDF Files With Pdfimages
  • new default artwork for lubuntu
  • OOXML improvements in LibreOffice Writer 4.1

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  • MATE vs. Gnome Shell vs. Unity vs. Cinnamon
  • Securely Erasing Your SSD with Linux: A How-To
  • Are donations effective for open source projects?
  • How to migrate your server from Debian to CentOS
  • Managing Linux Services at Startup With Chkconfig Command
  • Canonical Invests In Failure Hyping
  • find: Simply the best tool out there
  • XBMC on Mir
  • GNOME raises $20,000 to enhance security and privacy
  • The future of Razor and LXDE-Qt
  • AudioCD. Week 5.
  • Rwanda’s laptop project making progress
  • SETI – What are we looking for?
  • openSUSE Conference 2013 3rd day
  • A great and unexpected first Akademy experience
  • gnome-screenshot Utility
  • Embedded Pi Review
  • Team Fortress 2 Linux version now runs on older Intel graphics cards
  • Oracle Linux Gains Momentum
  • Bacon: Announcing the Ubuntu Edge
  • Sailing Through The World of Linux BASH Scripting – Part III

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 517

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Welcome to this year's 29th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Converting computer users from Windows to Linux isn't always an easy task, but there are distributions that try hard to recreate a Windows-like experience in Linux to make new users feel more at home in their new operating system. One of such distributions is Zorin OS.

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  • Btrfs Mount Option Performance Tuning On Linux 3.11
  • Happy pi approximation day
  • My Revised Linux Wish List
  • Astro Emporia On Desura
  • Rush And Edge Follow Toki Tori Onto Steam For Linux
  • Akademy Impressions
  • Mobile Media Converter on Linux
  • Enlightenment On Wayland Still Being Done
  • Two Hacks For The NVIDIA Linux Graphics Driver
  • Gnomecraft | GNOME Software App for Fedora 20?!
  • Burning Circle Episode 123
  • Linux Drive Recovery | LAS s27e10
  • Linux Outlaws 317 – Heatwave

today's few leftovers:

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  • DraftSight: a free and cross-platform alternative to AutoCAD
  • What’s new in the Akonadi World
  • Firefox OS Emulator is available for Linux
  • Open Source Dictation: Wrapping up

some odds & ends:

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  • Announcing "Wear a Tux Penguin Day"
  • openSUSE Conference 2013! The conference begins!
  • How to set Focus-Follows-Mouse in GNOME 3
  • Latest Steam for Linux Update Fixes Pipeline Problems
  • The Ubuntu PC Case Mod Pt.7
  • This week in Fedora Infrastructure
  • Akademy and openSUSE Conference
  • New TCL smart TVs to run Linux-based Opera TV
  • Worms Reloaded Looks Set To Hit Linux
  • 4 Tweaks to Super Charge Your Raspberry Pi
  • canto: A practical newsreader
  • Clear memory cache on your Linux server
  • Canonical Posts 15 Mesa Patches To Support Mir
  • Akademy 2013 - A Blast!

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  • Dota 2 patch adds Linux and Mac support
  • LibO Server Install GUI LE
  • Color Balance Filter Implemented in Krita
  • Lumail: There must be a name for bugs you only find post-release
  • Sourceforge New Community Manager
  • Mozilla, maker of Firefox, to open Portland office
  • Red Hat CEO weighs in on sign debate
  • Sayonara Audio Player 0.4.0 for Ubuntu & Derivatives
  • How to install Orange in Ubuntu 13.04
  • How Sourceforge's new revenue sharing is working for developers
  • Powerline Alternatives for Vim
  • Krita meets 3D-Coat
  • Is this the Ubuntu Edge smartphone?
  • Mysterious Ubuntu countdown pops up and disappears
  • How does Firefox stack up to Chrome these days?
  • Blender 2.68 Released

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  • Half-Life 2 Receives Major Update on Steam
  • How To Video Record Your Desktop
  • Torvalds Calls For More Linux Kernel Patches
  • Buy All Valve Games, in One Package, with a 60% Discount
  • The Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 3.6.7
  • Apache Kills Off Its C++ Standard Library
  • Chaos Engine Remake Will Come To Linux
  • Brazilian techies to wait longer for local Raspberry Pi
  • Adding Home, Trash and Web Icons to Linux Desktop
  • Has One Laptop Per Child Totally Lost Its Way?
  • setup logrotate
  • The pain of my CUPS printing
  • OpenGL Frame Latency / Jitter Testing On Linux

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  • How to Enable and Tweak Ubuntu’s Flashy Graphical Effects
  • Could Linux 3.11 for Workgroups win the Desktop for Linux?
  • Find Best DNS Servers To Optimize Internet Speed
  • Linus, Linux, Civility and Fighting in Hockey
  • There's Browser in My SSH
  • Vim: The Basics
  • Write Your Own Linux Kernel Module in Two Easy Steps
  • Valve Mistakenly Launches a Beta Version of Steam for Everyone
  • scp not working?
  • How to Unblock Facebook With Ubuntu
  • Everything you need to know about licensing in 2 minutes
  • Missing Open Source Licenses May Cost Channel $59B
  • Getting Started with Linux Using Mint - Part 1 (video)
  • FLOSS Weekly 257
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Qt/KDE: Qt5 in Debian and Slackware, QtCreator on Android, KDE Discover, and Plasma's 10th Anniversary

  • moving Qt 4 from Debian testing (aka Buster): some statistics, update II
    We started filing bugs around September 9. That means roughly 32 weeks which gives us around 5.65 packages fixed per week, aka 0.85 packages per day. Obviously not as good as we started (remaining bugs tend to be more complicated), but still quite good.
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    The KDE-5_18.04 release of ‘ktown‘ for Slackware-current offers the latest KDE Frameworks (5.45.0), Plasma (5.12.4) and Applications (18.04.0). The Qt5 was upgraded to 5.9.5. Read the README file for more details and for installation/upgrade instructions. Enjoy the latest Plasma 5 desktop environment.
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    While I was working on a yet-to-be-announced super secret and cool Qt on Android project, I had to do a lot of debugging. This way I found that debugging Qt apps on Android using QtCreator was ok, but it had some issues, which was kinda frustrating.
  • Discover – Easily Install Software on KDE Neon Desktop
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    Last week I was at work and start to listen my boss said: “We need to show this to our director”. So I went to my coworker table to see what was happening. So they were using Gource to make a video about the git history of the project. Gource is a software version control visualization tool. So that triggered in my mind some memories about a friend talking about Python and showing how the project as grow in this past years, but I never discovered about the tool that made that amazing video. So well, I started to make some Gource videos, and because my love about KDE Community, why not make one about it?

GNOME: Getting Real GNOME Back in Ubuntu 18.04, Bug Fix for Memory Leak

  • Getting Real GNOME Back in Ubuntu 18.04 [Quick Tip]
    Ubuntu 18.04 uses a customized version of GNOME and GNOME users might not like those changes. This tutorial shows you how to install vanilla GNOME on Ubuntu 18.04. One of the main new features of Ubuntu 18.04 is the customized GNOME desktop. Ubuntu has done some tweaking on GNOME desktop to make it look similar to its Unity desktop. So you get minimize options in the windows control, a Unity like launcher on the left of the screen, app indicator support among some other changes.
  • The Infamous GNOME Shell Memory Leak
    at this point, I think it’s safe to assume that many of you already heard of a memory leak that was plaguing GNOME Shell. Well, as of yesterday, the two GitLab’s MRs that help fixing that issue were merged, and will be available in the next GNOME version. The fixes are being considered for backporting to GNOME 3.28 – after making sure they work as expected and don’t break your computer.
  • The Big GNOME Shell Memory Leak Has Been Plugged, Might Be Backported To 3.28
    The widely talked about "GNOME Shell memory leak" causing excessive memory usage after a while with recent versions of GNOME has now been fully corrected. The changes are currently staged in Git for what will become GNOME 3.30 but might also be backported to 3.28. Well known GNOME developer Georges Stavracas has provided an update on the matter and confirmed that the issue stems from GJS - the GNOME JavaScript component - with the garbage collection process not being fired off as it should.

Graphics: AMDVLK, XWayland and Vulkan

  • AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Stack Gets Updated With More Extensions, Optimizations & Fixes
    AMD developers maintaining their official Vulkan cross-platform driver code have pushed their end-of-week updates to their external source repositories for those wanting to build the AMDVLK driver on Linux from source. This latest AMDVLK push updates not only their PAL (Platform Abstraction Layer) and XGL (Vulkan API Layer) components but it also updates their fork of the LLVM code-base used for their shader compilation.
  • EGLStreams XWayland Code Revised Ahead Of X.Org Server 1.20
    It's still not clear if the EGLStreams XWayland support will be merged for xorg-server 1.20 but at least the patches were revised this week, making it possible to merge them into this next X.Org Server release for allowing the NVIDIA proprietary driver to work with XWayland.
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    Vulkan continues sticking to the "release early, release often" mantra with the availability today of Vulkan 1.1.74.

Xfce Releases/Updates

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