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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 282
  • Mageia 3 Alpha 1 brings /usr/ merge
  • The Limits of Open Source
  • Game engine Torque 3D will soon be free, open source
  • Valve Shows Off Steam's Big Picture
  • Lots of LUV on Software Freedom Day
  • The Gnome Desktop and Beyond
  • The Linux Setup - Jayson Rowe of Fedora
  • New Firefox OS Screenshots
  • Mandriva releases Mandriva Class
  • Our first UEFI challenge
  • Edgy penguins test-fly Ubuntu's Quantal Quetzal
  • Playing with Gnome Boxes Beta in Mageia Alpha
  • Ubuntu Reaches 220,000 PCs in Schools in Spain
  • Making Lists in Scribus
  • OpenSUSE: Not Everyone Likes SystemD

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  • DraftSight - Free CAD software, review and tour
  • Why I don’t like game rendering performance benchmarks
  • Gnome Shell 3.6 beta on Ubuntu – first impressions
  • More Unity Engine Games are Coming to Linux
  • Cleopix: A Simple Screenshot Tool for Ubuntu
  • Raspberry Pi manufacturing comes home to UK
  • Vim is a usability nightmare
  • Enough with the command line. Say hello to MSS 2.
  • FLOSS Weekly 225
  • openSUSE 12.2 Review | LAS | s23e06

today's highlights:

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  • DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 472
  • Debian Project News - September 3rd
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 281
  • Firefox OS Marketplace leaks
  • Torvalds on the Linux desktop's popularity problems
  • war in the Linux world
  • Installing Software on Ubuntu Linux
  • Linux From Scratch 7.2 relies on latest GCC

today's odds & ends:

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  • Torvalds pours scorn on De Icaza's desktop claims
  • Fedora + Cinnamon - Second attempt, great success!
  • How to create a simple text image with Imagemagick
  • Vote for Linux Games on Steam Greenlight
  • Zorin OS 6 Educational
  • Zorin OS 6.1 "Lite" Review
  • Libre Office in GTK3 and Wayland
  • The Future is Forever
  • Valve's Full Linux Push Talked About For February
  • Tips and tricks: watch and cat
  • Preview of ROSA Desktop 2012
  • Trisquel GNU/Linux Review | LAS | s23e05

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  • Things to do after installing Debian Wheezy
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 280
  • Ubuntu to drop alternate installer
  • Best Linux Applications For Learning Foreign Languages
  • Group Layers in the GIMP
  • NVIDIA To Discontinue Linux Support For Some GPUs
  • Linux Outlaws 274
  • Get Your Ph.D. Project Included In The Linux Kernel
  • Emmabuntus 2.1.01 Review
  • Slackware 14.0 RC4 Announced

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  • Vector graphics shoot-out: Illustrator v open-source
  • Does Windows 8 belong on older PCs?
  • Building A Linux Distribution From Scratch | Interview
  • 20 Most Exciting Linux Games for 2012
  • Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 (Report #1), (Report #2)
  • Edubuntu 12.04: Let’s Learn It!
  • Can Linux Succeed As A First-Rate Gaming Platform?
  • Kubuntu 12.04 - Two months later
  • Gnome 3.8: Fallback Mode?
  • Taking a peek at some Open Source software for writers
  • Stephen Fry: “I Use Ubuntu”

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  • Renaming multiple files in Linux
  • Controlling Privacy Setting in Ubuntu with Gnome Activity Log Manager
  • KDE News (dot.kde.org) undergoes major upgrade
  • Going Linux Aug 20: #181 Avoiding Windows 8

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  • Let's Play: Darwinia
  • Time to rely less on MySQL?
  • Linux Mint: From scratch - part VI
  • Pardus ANKA?
  • Canonical Comments On The Unity 2D Defenestration
  • New Ubuntu One Incentive Gives Twice!
  • How to Create Virtual Machines in Ubuntu

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  • Firefox Competitive Strategy Must Focus On Privacy
  • Tesla CTO Talks Model S, Batteries and In-car Linux
  • Using Open Source to Virtualize Old (Ancient) PCs
  • Pinta: Painting Made Simple
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2012.08.17
  • Debian Lenny: Installing software after End of Life
  • Jovovich reveals the new Gnome in its 15th birthday
  • Power Saving Schema For The Linux Kernel Scheduler
  • Open Source Is Becoming a Military Necessity
  • What Carmack actually said about Linux
  • Quick introduction to SUID
  • Download Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day trial
  • Set A Live Wallpaper In Ubuntu With Slidewall
  • Mozilla Firefox Release Schedule
  • Linux Action Faux | FauxShow 103
  • Dual Boot Linux on Your Mac and Take Back Your Powerhouse
  • GCC shifts internal focus to C++
  • Gnome3 porting to FreeBSD
  • Log Linux IPTables Firewall Dropped Packets to a Log File
  • Gabe Newell: Steam Linux Beta Coming Soon
  • Debian and I
  • Linux Journal's 2012 Readers' Choice Awards Survey
  • Gentoo-Fu: Building KDE branches

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  • Pixar Open Sources Its Animation Software
  • How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free
  • On Debian's Birthday, Raphaël Hertzog Looks Back at dpkg
  • Calligra 2.5 Released
  • Get it started with Gnome development
  • Peppermint 3 Review: A good replacement of Lubuntu
  • Keeping up with the Robinsons
  • Wayland Support For Cursor Themes
  • Would Unity Look Better Like This?
  • Fedora 18 Linux Set To Package Spherical Cow Load of Features
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.7.3 Add support for Linux Mint 13 & Ubuntu 12.10
  • NVIDIA 304.37 Linux Driver Brings 41 Official Changes
  • Best of BASH Scripts | LAS | s23e02
  • Microsoft Office Alternatives for Ubuntu
  • Troubleshooting SysRq
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OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

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Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
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