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Nvidia Shames AMD with New OpenGL 4.4 Linux Compatible Driver

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GOG.com Might Get Linux Support

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Gaming
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  • AudioCd. Week 7.
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  • Script Roundup: Move, Hardtime
  • GIMP "Goat Invasion" Builds
  • Use MySQL Utilities for better MySQL administration
  • Sir, You Are Being Hunted Early Access
  • Project Night A Third Person Survival Horror Game
  • Basic Usability Testing at Home - notes from the workshop at Akademy 2013
  • Creating a Cartoon Avatar with inkscape
  • XPRA: Persistent Remote Applications On X
  • Race the Sun Casts Light Upon Windows, Mac, Linux
  • digiKam Recipes 3.15.01 Released
  • LibreOffice Impress remote control via Android
  • How NOT to organize a FOSS workshop
  • Power Of Linux sed Command
  • AppData Proposal, a.k.a. How to make your application appear in the software center
  • Why Football Manager is playable on Linux, but not Windows RT
  • 5 Useful Linux Command Line tricks For Beginners
  • Estranged Is a Bizarre and Interesting Half-Life 2 Mod with Linux Support
  • Full Circle Magazine – Inkscape Special Edition Volume 02
  • Pipelight: A Way To Get Netflix On Linux

10 Most Popular Open Source Software Ever

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efytimes.com: With innumerable FOSS projects ruling the IT world, we bring to you a list of 10 most used and most recommended open source software of all times.

Amarok 2.8 Out, Brings Loads of New Features

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muktware.com: There used to be a time when people died of Amarok deficiency. No, really! At least the audiophiles who also happened to be Linux users. Music on KDE meant "Amarok." GNOME users would install half the KDE just to get their hands on Amarok.

Linux Users Have Luxury of Choosing From Diverse Desktop Options

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eweek.com: There is no single such entity as THE Linux Desktop. The Linux desktop ecosystem is diverse, with multiple options and choices to suit different user needs and user preferences. Open-source Linux desktops can also be vendor-agnostic and can be deployed across any number of different Linux operating system distributions.

Where Is My Opera for Linux?

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softpedia.com: The Opera browser has quite a following on the Linux platform, but ever since the release of the new Opera Next, the Linux users have been left out.

Working with Red Hat's Pulp team

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opensource.com: This May I started my internship at Red Hat with the Pulp team. Since it was my first ever internship, I expected I would spend the summer working in a closet somewhere, on nothing of importance, and that what I worked on would be tossed out the second I left.

Run Windows apps on both OS X & Linux with CrossOver 12.5

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zdnet.com: Don't want to dual-boot your Mac or Linux PC to run one or two Windows apps? Don't want to install a full virtual operating system for them? CodeWeaver's latest version of CrossOver 12.5 may be just what you want.

A Kmail Rundown

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beginlinux.com: Does KMail – the default Email client shipping with KDE – come up to the mark? Despite the ubiquity of web-based email and email apps, Desktop email clients still have their uses.

Rhythmbox and the Walkman

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myubuntublog.com: The other day my son asked me to put some music on his iPod. The music he wanted was on a CD. “No problem at all” I said to my son and I used his computer to set about the task in hand.

Brasero vs. K3b: Top 2 Linux Disc Burning Utilities

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makeuseof.com: Although discs are slowly becoming obsolete and being replaced by simple transfers or downloads over the Internet, there are still plenty of reasons for burning or copying some discs. In any case, you need a trusty burning utility to do the job, and Brasero and K3b are your top choices.

Orbital: A New Shell For Wayland's Weston

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phoronix.com: Orbital is a plugin/client for Wayland's Weston compositor that provides a custom shell for the next-generation display server. Orbital is made using Qt 5 and Qt Quick 2.

GNOME Photos 3.9.x

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debarshiray.wordpress: After being released as a preview for GNOME 3.8, Photos has seen some progress in the 3.9.x cycle. Some highlights so far:

The What Why and How of Wayland and Weston on Linux

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linux.com: Let's start from the beginning, because even though Wayland has been in development for over five years there is still a lot of misunderstanding of what it is. Wayland is a display server protocol that is intended to replace the X Window System. We've had X for 27 years, and computing has changed a wee bit in that time.

Is Apache the Most Important Open Source Project?

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computerworlduk.com: Back in the mists of time - I'm talking about 2000 here - when free software was still viewed by many as a rather exotic idea, I published a book detailing its history up to that point. Naturally, I wrote about Apache (the Web server, not the foundation) there, since even in those early days it was already the sectoral leader.

KDE Konnect: control your KDE devices from your phone

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muktware.com: Today we are surrounded by ‘smart’ devices all around us - smartphones, tablets, TVs, PCs and many more. These devices naturally don’t interact with each other. Some members of the KDE community have been working towards better device interaction.

Google sniffs at MySQL fork MariaDB: Yum. Have an engineer

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theregister.co.uk: Search giant Google has put its support behind an independent fork of MySQL, the famed open-source database that was gulped down by software giant Oracle when it acquired Sun Microsystems.

Is Unity 8 Super Fast Or What?

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unixmen.com: Just a few days ago, Unity 8 became available for Ubuntu 13.10. However, it is just an Alpha release and it’s not coming to the ‘stable city’ until Ubuntu 14.xx release.

UberStudent Pushes Users to the Head of the Class

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linuxinsider.com: UberStudent bundles several learning platforms not found in typical Linux distros. Plus, each application category in the menu has a sub-category of related menus. For instance, there are WebApps, Documentation and Resources. Remember, this is a specially designed distro for those transitioning to Linux. So everything is configured to work out of the box.

Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for July 2013

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softpedia.com: On August 6, Canonical published the usual top 10 app downloads chart, this time for July 2013, extracted straight from the Ubuntu Software Center.

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