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The Sounds of Raspberry

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drdobbs.com: I've been talking about using Linux-based systems for embedded use lately. One very popular system is the Raspberry Pi.

LightZone

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nicubunu.blogspot: A couple of weeks ago, when I first learned about LighZone, a photo editor, was opensourced, my reaction was "heck, even if it is Java, I should try it." But the first impression was a failure: my access to the website is blocked! Today I saw it again and decided to give another try.

today at phoronix

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  • Epic Games Is Building A New Triple-A Shooter
  • GNOME 3.10 Gets Photos App, Clutter On Wayland
  • Preview: Ubuntu's Performance Over The Past Two Years
  • The New & Best Features Of The Linux 3.11 Kernel

GNOME Photos 3.9.4 with Flickr & Facebook(?) support

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worldofgnome.orgGNOME Photos in version 3.9.4 added support for sync photos (and albums?) from Flickr and Facebook. Photos already had support for OwnCloud, but Flickr is a more wide used solution to store your images. Version 3.9.4 is the first release of Photos for 3.9.x unstable series.

8 Interesting And Really Helpful Vim Editor Features

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mylinuxbook.com: In one of our earlier article on vim, we discussed about macros and bookmarks. Besides these features, there are many other features that are very helpful while text and code editing in Vim editor. In this article, I will present eight.

What’s The Difference Between Linux Distributions If They’re All Linux?

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makeuseof.com: When a user is first introduced to Linux, they might be told they’re using Linux, but they’ll quickly learn that it’s called something else. Yes, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint, Debian, openSUSE, and so many others are all variants of Linux, or “Linux distributions”. That’s cool and all, but if you give it a little thought, you’ll be asking yourself why.

Big Browser News from Mozilla, Google and Opera

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Moz/FF

ostatic.com: There are some huge announcements this week affecting the plumbing of Internet browsers from leading players, including Mozilla and Google.

GNOME Shell 3.9.4 Released

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  • GNOME Shell 3.9.4 Release!
  • AudioCD. Bug hunting: new details.
  • Open Source Dictation: Demo Time
  • Recent GNOME work you might be interested in
  • Wayland 1.2 RC, Makes a Surprise Appearence
  • Light Locker a new session locker for LightDM
  • Dealing with the Lack of Categories in the Application Overview Screen for GNOME Shell 3.8
  • Average Joe on Virtualization Technologies
  • Kaltura's Zohar Babin: Video Power to the People
  • Lumail is Ready for Public Consumption
  • Vim 7.4 Beta

Red Hat will switch from Oracle MySQL to MariaDB, reports

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zdnet.com: Officially, Red Hat still isn't saying that MariaDB, instead of Oracle's MySQL, will be its default database management system in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. But off-the-record people close to Red Hat tell a different story.

GNOME Receives Hardware Donations to Assist with High-Definition Support

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gnome.org: The GNOME Foundation has received several generous donations of laptops, which will be made available to contributors to assist with ongoing work on high-definition display support.

Is Unity bashing a hobby?

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Ubuntu

myubuntublog.com: This article is in response to an article in Linux User and Developer magazine which gives a glowing review of Linux Mint 15 whilst making some fairly derogatory and unnecessary comments about Ubuntu. Is Ubuntu bashing a new sport?

Giving GNOME 3 a GNOME 2 Look

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datamation.com: GNOME Shell Extensions have done more than any other set of features to make GNOME 3 usable. Nearly 270 in number, they provide a degree of customization that was missing in the first GNOME 3 releases. In fact, if you choose, you can use the extensions to go far beyond Classic GNOME and re-create almost exactly the look and feel of GNOME 2.

GNOME 3 Classic is more of a hybrid desktop

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linuxbsdos.com: GNOME 3 Classic is supposed to provide a traditional interface for desktop computing for those not completely pleased with the default GNOME Shell. So when you hear people talk about it, you’d think that it is actually offers a true GNOME 2-ish interface for desktop computing.

HotShots: A Lightweight and Useful Screen Capture Tool

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maketecheasier.com: Hotshots is a screenshot tool written with Qt. One of the things that differentiates it from the default screen capture tool is the built-in image editor that you can use immediately after taking screenshot. This will save you the effort of opening it with another image editor.

Using An Old Computer? Give It New Life With LXDE

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makeuseof.com: LXDE, which stands for Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, aims to provide a usable and feature-filled desktop environment with the least impact on your system resources. Therefore, this is great for users who are using very low-end or old hardware.

Linux Desktops: Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint

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Ubuntu

datamation.com: Ubuntu targets new and casual Linux enthusiasts with its Unity desktop environment, and Linux Mint says the same about its Cinnamon desktop. Which one will come out on top in the end?

The Linux Desktop Beauty Pageant, Round Eleventy

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Well the Fourth of July may have come and gone for another year here in the Land of Stars and Stripes, but for Linux fans, every day is Independence Day.

Top open source network management tools

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OSS

networkworld.com: As networking continues to expand and diversify, encompassing a growing number of wired and wireless devices, the demand for network monitoring tools remains high. While feature-packed commercial products abound, the growing market for monitoring tools has also fueled robust offerings from the open source community.

NVIDIA Mobile: Nouveau vs. The Linux Binary Driver

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phoronix.com: With the Linux 3.10 kernel having been pulled recently into the Ubuntu 13.10 archive, new benchmarks have been conducted comparing the open-source Nouveau driver against the binary NVIDIA 319.32 Linux graphics driver on a NVIDIA-powered laptop.

Fedora 19 Desktop Edition: Pleasantly Surprised by Gnome 3.8.3

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linuxadvocates.com: So, without apology, I will confess that today I decided to do:

$sudo yum groupinstall "Gnome Desktop"

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