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In support of open source launchers

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After many years of using traditional desktop environments like Gnome 2 and KDE and XFCE, I recently spent a few months with Ubuntu 13.04. Overall, my experience with the Unity desktop was fairly positive after I tweaked and configured it to my liking. Since then, I’m using a different non-Ubuntu based distribution, so I’m currently using Mate 1.6. Probably the feature that I most miss from Unity is the launcher. Frankly, I’m surprised that the Unity launcher was so useful and intuitive for me, since I have never been particularly fond of keyboard navigation. Although I still don’t use the keyboard much for window management or within the applications, now that I’m back on Mate I find myself really missing the convenience of searching and launching both apps and files from one unified interface with just a few keywords. With the online results all disabled, Unity’s launcher learns from the user’s habits and quickly becomes uncannily accurate at suggesting relevant local files and applications based on a few letters of input. It really did significantly add to my productivity. The only problem is that the Unity desktop environment, apart from its launcher, is not what everyone wants in a desktop. Additionally, despite a few efforts to port it to other distributions with varying degrees of success, Unity continues to be an option almost exclusively for Ubuntu based systems. So, what other options are available for users who want a launcher like Unity’s, but in a different desktop environment and/or distribution? That’s what I set to find out.

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Here’s Richard Stallman’s letter to Stratfor hacker’s judge demanding lesser sentence

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Foundation president Richard Stallman tried to get Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond’s judge to only hand down a community service sentence. Hammond, instead, received 10 years in jail today.

Stallman provided VentureBeat with his letter in full, which you can find below.

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Dice Reports Tech Jobs Increasingly Filled by Women

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Dice this week released new data showing that more than half of new tech jobs created in 2013 year-to-date have been filled by women.

We're encouraged to see this trend and believe it will continue. The Linux Foundation is doing what it can to encourage women to contribute to and advance Linux. Our participation in this year's Outreach Program for Women resulted in a variety of important contributions to the Linux kernel by the interns. These interns were also invited to speak at LinuxCon North America and LinuxCon Europe about their experiences. I talked to a variety of attendees who enjoyed the interns' session and learned a lot about getting started in Linux.

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Theme, Ads, Format, Scope, Etc.

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Summary: Recent changes and plans for the future

No Changes in Tux Machines

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To longtime readers of Tux Machines there will be no substantial change.

some odds & ends:

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  • KDE 4.11.3 Officially Released with Over 120 Bug Fixes
  • Open source engine Docker teams up with the Fedora Project
  • Floral innuendo: ‘Luxuria Superbia’ turns plants and sex into a game
  • Compact box-PCs take Linux to extremes
  • Official: Red Hat's healthcare.gov fix is working (Red Hat picked to fix HealthCare.gov)

some leftovers:

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  • KDE and Canonical Conflict over Mir Finally Bursts into the Open
  • Major KDE Developer Says Goodbye to Ubuntu
  • KDE Developers Continue To Be Frustrated With Canonical
  • Linux OS on the rise: Steam Hardware Survey
  • Outreach Program for Women Seeks New Linux Kernel Interns
  • Upgrading on a budget: Running Linux on a refurbished laptop and docking station
  • Ode to Project Ara
  • Red Hat Fedora 20 Linux: New Networking, ARM Features
  • Make sense of a lot of messy text with TreeLine

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  • Hinkle: Linux Can Change the World Beyond Technology
  • Chromebooks and Chromium OS Experience
  • GNOME Settings Daemon 3.10.1 Fixes Memory Leaks
  • PCLinuxOS KDE MiniMe and LXDE 2013.10 Review
  • US Navy’s most advanced warship is powered by Linux
  • Happy Birthday, Ubuntu 4.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Opens For Development
  • Debian 6.0.8 Officially Released
  • In Depth Look at Linux’s Archiving and Compression Commands
  • Writing a GNOME thumbnailer
  • Believe in openSUSE
  • Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine is coming to Linux with new content
  • openSUSE Summit Schedule Ready
  • Red Hat is Now Oversold

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  • Installing and Configuring CentOS
  • Dark Matter brings survival horror to PC, Mac and Linux
  • Windows 8.1, Linux, Android, and "The Next Big Thing"
  • Why system76 always ships the newest ubuntu
  • Rogue Legacy out now on Mac, Linux
  • S06E34 – Gone With The Ubuntu
  • Create custom Linux-based systems regardless of the hardware
  • Fully Bugged Little Cells Unveiled
  • Fedora Outreach Program for Women Internships
  • Bacon: Reflections On Ubuntu 13.10
  • SCALE is a first-person puzzler that has you re-sizing the world
  • Open hardware and why it is revolutionary
  • Microsoft Office fends off open source OpenOffice and LibreOffice
  • October 18, 2013 Indie Game Bundle Update

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  • Ubuntu 13.10 Finally Released, Big Yawner
  • Special laptop keys with Linux
  • GRUB2 Editor 0.6.4 Is the Perfect Tool for Your GRUB Needs
  • GNOME Control Center 3.10.1 Released with Multiple Improvements
  • GNOME CAKE 3.10 - Fully Baked, No Bugs
  • "New Installer" Details Have Been Published
  • The Linux Setup - Tynan, SETT Developer
  • Ubuntu races toward convergence
  • Arma Tactics is now available on Steam
  • SteamOS to have NVIDIA developer tools from day one
  • Red Hat CEO Whitehurst talks about 'Team Jim'
  • How the end of XP support helped France's gendarmes embrace Ubuntu
  • AbiWord: The little word processor that could
  • Open Source Pundits Sound Off on Surveillance

some odds & ends:

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  • September 2013 Linux Kernel News
  • Ubuntu Phone 13.10: The Runway Is Clear For Mir
  • Rust Survival Game From Garrys Mod Creator Coming To Linux
  • SteamOS: Worth the hype?
  • Ubuntu Spotted on Merc's Driverless Research Car [Video]
  • First Week of November 16th Options Trading For Red Hat (RHT)
  • Linux Outlaws 320 – A Little Bit Rusty
  • Linux Outlaws 321 – You Just Turned This into a Bloodbath
  • Unvanquished FPS/RTS Alpha 20 Is Out
  • Wayland-Based Hawaii Desktop Is Still Active
  • Why Linux Sucks 2009-2013
  • WebRTC Game Changer | LAS s29e01

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  • First Look at GNOME 3.10 on Arch Linux
  • First Wayland Benchmarks From Fedora 20 Show Great Promise
  • Help promote openSUSE 13.1!
  • Baked in Britain, the millionth Raspberry Pi
  • The Re-Opened X.Org Server 1.15 Pushes Ahead
  • Upcoming Test Days, and Fedora 20 status
  • Valve Talks More About Nvidia GPUs Inside Steam Machines
  • Disable "Trusted Computing" Chip in Linux
  • Troubleshooting common Steam problems
  • Use your linux netbook as a charging station
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 337
  • Burning Circle Episode 134
  • Ubuntu, Knee-Deep in the Big Muddy
  • Shell Scripting vs Programming

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  • Intel Core i7 4960X "Ivy Bridge-E" Is A Beauty On Linux
  • A Variety of NVIDIA GPUs Power Valve’s First Prototype Steam Machines
  • Karma Machine: An Example of Ubuntu App Convergence
  • How Things Work: Open-source software
  • VIDEO: "Shovel Knight" Trailer Wears Its Influences on Its Sleeve
  • Arduino boards to run full Linux thanks to TI’s new ARM-based chip
  • Mozilla's HTML5-Powered Flash Player Is Slowly Making Its Way Into Firefox
  • I Didn’t Know They Use Open Source! – Part 3
  • Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore Gets Gloomy First Screenshots
  • Who is the Ubuntu Community Council?
  • Scholarship Winner Sarah Kiden Will Use Linux Training to Help Others

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  • PixelJunk Shooter is coming to PC, Mac and Linux next month
  • Mageia update advisories web site
  • Jobs Demand Rising for Linux and Open Source Skills
  • Rename - For Batch Renaming Of Files
  • Linux 3.12 Kernel To Bring Faster File-Systems
  • Open-Source Systems You May Have Taken for Granted: 10 Examples
  • Put a Talking Cow in Your Linux Message of the Day
  • Plasma Active Handbook released
  • Who takes free software to new heights?
  • NVIDIA Releases Major Linux Driver With New Features, EGL
  • Why and how to set up your own wiki with Dokuwiki
  • Down with Unicode! Why 16 bits per character is a right pain in the ASCII
  • How Port Knocking Can Add Extra Layer of Server Security
  • About 20% Of New Titles On Steam Support Linux
  • Firefox bug: "Pledge never to implement HTML5 DRM"
  • curl: Your tool for accessing the great beyond
  • Raphaël Hertzog: My Free Software Activities in September 2013
  • Global Git Ignore
  • Fistful Of Frags Will Come To Linux If Greenlit
  • Canonical Says It's Not Ignoring Ubuntu Desktop Because of Ubuntu Touch

some odds & ends:

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  • Raspberry Pi Wireless Inventors Kit Review
  • Richard Stallman on the Painful Birth of GNU
  • Struggling With Some Linux Terminologies? Here's Help
  • Working BMO made out of Lego and Raspberry Pi
  • Call me GNU: The GNU/Linux naming debate, revisited
  • Utilite Linux Mini PC Launches With Prices Starting From Just $99
  • LibreOffice 4.1.2 Released
  • Q&A: To Use Or Not To Use Open Source Software?
  • Mastering rsync and Bash to Backup Your Linux Desktop or Server
  • PixelJunk Shooter is coming to PC, Mac and Linux next month

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  • NVIDIA Drops Linux Driver Feature Not Found On Windows
  • A bug please…
  • Copyright in AppData files
  • cron: The chronological daemon
  • Use the Scan to PC function on a Samsung Multifunction
  • How To Delete Your Personal Data From The Internet
  • Writing a Book with Linux
  • csplit: split, but with a little more control
  • 16-Way Graphics Card Comparison On Open-Source Linux
  • We are not who we are
  • Imitation – A Gedit Plugin To Edit A Document Simultaneously At Multiple Places
  • How to diff and merge files or directories on Linux
  • Open Source Is Good And All, But Proprietary Is Still Winning
  • FLOSS Weekly 267
  • Video: The CentOS Project
  • Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers Released For Linux
  • 4 weeks until KDE SC 4.12 Feature Freeze

some leftovers:

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 Update Arrives
  • Giving an exposure to young professionals
  • Why Free Software Is More Important Now Than Ever Before
  • G+ and RAW photos from the eyes of a FOSS photographer
  • NOOBS 1.3, new Rasbian and NOOBS Lite comes to Raspberry Pi
  • ZoneMinder Review | LAS s28e10
  • October 2013 Issue of Linux Journal: Embedded
  • GNOME 3.10 Updates Linux Desktop
  • Fidgety USB
  • Coverity's Zack Samocha: Software Quality and the Open Source Advantage
  • Happy 30th birthday GNU
  • Open source software - embrace it or be swamped
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