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A Little Empathy For Pidgin

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linux-mag.com: With the integration of the Telepathy framework into GNOME, most distributions are dropping the old instant messaging favorite Pidgin, for the new upstream application Empathy.

3 Emulators To Play Free Old School Games On Your Linux Machine

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makeuseof.com: Old school games have always been fun, yet simple and easy to play. They may not have the best of the graphics but you can surely enjoy a trip down memory lane! Here is how you can play those old, free games on your Linux machine. There are various emulators available for Linux, let us look at them one by one.

X Server 1.6 Lives On With Another Release

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phoronix.com: X.Org 7.5 that will bear X Server 1.7 has already been delayed multiple times. Originally X.Org 7.5 was supposed to be out in April, but it looks like we are still at least a few months from seeing this important update.

5 Rhythmbox Plugins Worth Installing

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d0od.blogspot: Rhythmbox ships with many popular plug-ins already installed - such as lastfm scrobble support, visualizations, DAAP music sharing and iPod support, but you can expand Rhythmbox's features further with third party plug-ins that range from a 10 band graphic equalizer to simple 'jump to now playing' hacks.

Opera 10 hits release candidate status

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  • Opera 10 hits release candidate status
  • Opera Announces Release Candidate for New Browser Version
  • Opera 10 nears final stages
  • Opera 10.0 Release Candidate

Five Things I Dislike About Gnome

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workswithu.com: Gnome is a great desktop environment. But it’s not perfect. If I could pick five things for the Gnome developers to change or improve, here’s what they’d be.

Reviewed: Scribus 1.3.5

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tuxradar.com: We've reviewed Scribus a number of times, each revisit tends to throw up the same old problems: Scribus's lack of reliability and poor interface. Thankfully, after two years of solid development, these woes have been banished.

Fedora Rawhide nightly live spins available

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Adam Williamson reports that the Fedora project is now producing automated nightly live builds of Rawhide, its development branch - now you can test the freshest Rawhide without having to install it at all.

Red Hat HornetQ debuts for open source messaging

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blog.internetnews.com: Red Hat today officially launched a new open source messaging system called HornetQ. The new effort has its roots in the JBoss Messaging platform, that has been around since at least 2006.

The APT2 project

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juliank.wordpress: I just started working on a replacement for APT written in Vala and called APT2 (I know, the name could be better). The main idea behind the project is to create a library for working with Debian repositories and packages, and on top of this library a few applications.

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    Depending on how you look at it, the world of office suites for Linux is either very rich or very poor. As the rather obscure idiom says: the tailor (hence the cliche suit reference) always goes naked. But in essence, you’re either using LibreOffice – used to be OpenOffice – or maybe something else. Probably nothing. However, there are quite a few office products for Linux: Kingsoft Office, SoftMaker Office, Calligra, standalone Abiword, some others, each offering a slightly different aesthetic and functional approach. We talked about this in the office suite competition article back in 2013, and a lot has changed since. LibreOffice finally became suitable for use side by side with Microsoft Office, as far as decent document conversion and fidelity go, and every one of these products has seen a large number of major and minor number increments. In the original piece, SoftMaker Office was kind of a dud, and it’s time to give it a full review. Let us.
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    Microsoft stopped providing concrete sales data for its Xbox line years ago, making it hard to get a read on just how well the Xbox One is doing in the market compared to Sony's PlayStation 4. Recent numbers released by analysts this week, though, suggest that Sony continues to dominate this generation of the console wars, with the PS4 now selling twice as many units worldwide as the Xbox One since both systems launched in late 2013. The first set of numbers comes from a new SuperData report on the Nintendo Switch, which offhandedly mentions an installed base of 26 million Xbox One units and 55 million PS4 units. That report is backed up by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, who recently tweeted a chart putting estimated Xbox One sales somewhere near the middle of the 25 million to 30 million range.
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    PPSSPP is a PSP emulator written in C++, and translates PSP CPU instructions directly into optimized x86, x64 and ARM machine code, using JIT recompilers (dynarecs). PPSSPP is an open source project, licensed under the GPL. PPSSPP can run your PSP games on your PC in full HD resolution, it is cross-platform application. It can even upscale textures that would otherwise be too blurry as they were made for the small screen of the original PSP.

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