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Netrunner 16 'Ozymandias' is here -- the best KDE Linux distro gets better

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GNU
KDE
Linux

One of the wonderful things about Linux distributions is the various desktop environments available. Unlike Windows and OS X, if you do not like the user interface, you can simply change it. I am a big fan of GNOME 3, but I know that many people dislike it. That's OK -- different strokes for different folks as they say.

Another desktop environment I like, and recommend to many, is KDE Plasma. The latest version, Plasma 5, is wonderful, and former Windows users will feel comfortable with it. Today, the best KDE distribution, Netrunner, reaches version 16. Dubbed "Ozymandias", it embraces KDE Plama 5.

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5 of the most popular Linux gaming distros

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

A gaming distro, by definition, is host not only to a large variety of games, or software that allows one to play games, but it also has drivers and support for essential devices such as graphics cards and controllers.

Unlike most other genres of Linux distributions, gaming distros aren't a thriving bunch. But this isn't because Linux users dislike games, instead it's due to the fact that this niche category is almost redundant thanks to most modern desktop distros. Almost all desktop distros are equipped nowadays with drivers for most modern graphics cards, which means that just about any distro can be turned into a gaming station.

Despite this, some distros continue to churn out special gaming editions which provide hundreds of games right out of the gate, and the means to install even more with additional software such as Play on Linux, Wine and Steam.

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Wayland / Weston 1.8 Release Candidate Arrives

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

The release candidate for the upcoming Wayland 1.8 is now available.

Out today is the first release candidates for 1.8 of Wayland and the reference Weston compositor, a.k.a. Wayland 1.7.92 and Weston 1.7.92.

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NuTyX saravane 15.05 available with cards 1.0

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GNU
Linux

Seven months after the release of saravane 14.11 instead of the three months originally planned, I am very proud to annonce you (finally) the release of NuTyX saravane 15.05 which in summary the new features...

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Watch Mark Shuttleworth Announcing Ubuntu Fridge in 2006 with the Voice of Borat

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

A fridge called ChillHub that runs Ubuntu was just announced last week, but it looks like Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, was making a similar announcement back in 2006. And he was using the famous voice and accent of the Borat movie character.

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Big Switch CTO Details SDN and Linux Plans [VIDEO]

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GNU
Linux
Interviews

Big Switch Networks got its start with the open-source Floodlight Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller. Big Switch's current product portfolio has long since forked from Floodlight, but the company still has many ties in the open-source community.

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How low can we go? Introducing the $9 Linux computer!

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Linux

With the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B priced at $35 and its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi Model B+, having recently had its price dropped to $25 you might have thought a cheaper computer of equal capabilities would be hard to find. But now along comes CHIP, a $9 Linux computer!

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More Concept Designs for the Samsung Gear A Tizen Smart Watch

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Linux

So we’ve got news of the new Samsung Gear A (codenamed Orbis) Smartwatch, the new Samsung Gear SDK and a render of what the Smartwatch could look like based on prototype drawings. Now we have more renders of what the upcoming Samsung round Smartwatch could possibly look like, with its round bezel that takes advantage of the new round user Interface.

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HandyLinux 2.0 Officially Released, Based on Debian 8 Jessie

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GNU
Linux
Debian

Arnault Perret had the great pleasure of informing Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of his HandyLinux 2.0 distribution based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) operating system.

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Arduino shrinks Linux-ready Yún to “Mini” size

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Linux

Arduino announced a smaller, cheaper “Mini” version of the Arduino Yún SBC that offers fewer real-world ports, but gives more control to Linux.

Arduino, the Italian-based project that designs the official line of Arduino hacker boards, announced a $60 Arduino “Yún Mini” SBC today at the Maker Faire Bay Area. This was the same event where Arduino two years ago announced its first Linux-ready board. the Arduino Yún. The Yún Mini sacrifices a number of interfaces in order to reduce size, and gives the OpenWRT Linux based Linino distribution, which is also used by the original Yún, more control over the board’s functions.

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