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Some weekend compiz hacking

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People kept asking me about minimized window thumbnails. I caved.

1. Patch for core
2. Patch for workarounds

Meet Alawalk - Possibly the Lightest Launcher Ever

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Popular launcher applications Do and Kupfer may have some competition - say hello to the incredibly lightweight Alawalk.

First GNOME 2.32 development snapshot released

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h-online.com: The GNOME Release Team have issued GNOME 2.31.6, the first development snapshot of what will eventually become version 2.32 of the GNOME desktop environment for Linux and Unix.

Novell to plow new-age Wave minus Google

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theregister.co.uk: Novell has committed to keep surfing Google's Wave despite the search giant stopping development of its new-age collaboration tool.

8 Not-So-Common Nautilus Hacks and Improvements

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techdrivein.com: Nautilus is the default file browser for Gnome. Most of us are familiar with Nautilus and its features. But there are a number of small hacks and some third party improvements which are not so common. Here is a list of top 8 nautilus hacks and improvements you need to know.

Lightspark VS Flash: Benchmarked

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omgubuntu.co.uk: The team behind open-source Flash alternative LightSpark pushed out a new bug-fix release a few days ago. Seeing as we're a few releases in, I felt now was a prime time to see just how well LightSpark performs against its proprietary counterpart -

Build a Linux Media Center PC

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extremetech.com: Media Center PCs have been around for almost a decade—even longer if you count earlier forays like Gateway's Destination PC lineup from the mid-1990s. It's not just about PCs, either.

f.lux For Linux Now Sports A Simple GUI

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makeuseof.com: There’s nothing new about f.lux, a piece of software designed to make nighttime computer usage easier on your eyes. There isn’t even, in theory, anything new about flux in the Linux world. What is new is the GUI for f.lux.

8 Best Linux Terminal Emulators You May Have Never Heard Of

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junauza.com: Since majority of popular Linux distributions utilizes either KDE or GNOME desktop environment, you may have only used terminal emulators such as Konsole, GNOME Terminal, and xterm. But did you know that there are capable and unique terminal emulators for Linux other than those I've mentioned?

(More) Distraction-free writing tools

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scottnesbitt.net: Distractions. They’re everywhere. Believe it or not, one of the biggest sources of distractions is your computer desktop. For a writer, distractions are not only annoying they also put a huge dent in your productivity.

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Games: Morphite, Mooseman, Arma, and PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller

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    Sadly, Morphite [Steam] has seen a delay with the Linux version. Thankfully, the developer was quick to respond and it's still coming.
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  • Sony's PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller Now Supported in Fedora Linux, GNOME
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Debian Development Reports

  • Free software log (July and August 2017)
    August was DebConf, which included a ton of Policy work thanks to Sean Whitton's energy and encouragement. During DebConf, we incorporated work from Hideki Yamane to convert Policy to reStructuredText, which has already made it far easier to maintain. (Thanks also to David Bremner for a lot of proofreading of the result.) We also did a massive bug triage and closed a ton of older bugs on which there had been no forward progress for many years. After DebConf, as expected, we flushed out various bugs in the reStructuredText conversion and build infrastructure. I fixed a variety of build and packaging issues and started doing some more formatting cleanup, including moving some footnotes to make the resulting document more readable.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, August 2017
    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #125
    16 package reviews have been added, 99 have been updated and 92 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.