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Linux Deepin needs your help with the Deepin Localization Project

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It is a Chinese distribution and one of the very few Linux distributions that’s actually bringing something new to the table: From custom apps to a new desktop environment built atop GNOME 3 technologies called the Depth Desktop Environment.

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SteamOS: Steaming ahead? – The Open Source Column

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Steam is a service that does a lot of good things for those who like to play computer games on a PC. It handles updates, it keeps things ordered, and when it does one of its twice-yearly sales, it has a habit of getting wallets emptied at a speedy and impressive rate. It also, by nature of what it does, locks down your games, and imposes a heavy level of DRM on them. That’s the price it pays for dealing with big games publishers, and you do wonder if it’s something that Steam is always that comfortable with (not withstanding the fact that Valve, its parent company, is a games developer of some note).

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Build Your Own Simple Linux Banking Tool

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In general, the numerous spreadsheet templates that are Microsoft Excel clones and load in OpenOffice and LibreOffice are digital versions of a paper-and-pen checkbook register. If you want a simple spreadsheet to enter deposit and withdrawal details to get a running account balance, these basic spreadsheet solutions are not going to do the trick.

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Apple and Microsoft Claim Patent Tax on GNU/Linux, Red Hat’s Response Too Weak

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If this is true at all (and evidence is still absent), then this is extortion and we need to bring it to light in order for legal procedures to follow. Some company needs to leak out information, potentially breaking an NDA. That’s how Edward Snowden helped hold the NSA and GCHQ accountable.

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Reminder to Corporate Press: PHP is Not Linux

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Security

Somehow a PHP issue gets described as a "Linux worm" (usually in headlines, too) for many other writers to repeat without researching any further. If there is any issue associated with embedded devices (which cannot be patched easily, if at all), then don't blame Linux; embedded systems just happen to be an area reined by Linux and GNU. Windows would not have coped any better.

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Anti-GNU/Linux Campaigns Are Not Left Behind at Microsoft, Only the Brands Change

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Google
Microsoft

Microsoft’s offensive and facts-free campaigns still target products which run GNU/Linux, even if the “G” and “L” words are not mentioned (Chromebooks/Google are the target now)

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Steam's November Hardware Survey - Linux Still Mostly Holding Itself Up

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Here is the latest instalment of Steam's Hardware Survey, as usual we do our monthly thing and compare it and talk about it and make sure you know not to use it as a hard figure.

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Softpedia Now Lists More than 2,000 Linux Distributions

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Yes! We are proud to announce that we have just crossed the mark of 2,000 Linux distributions, right here on our Softpedia Linux section, as you can see from the counter situated on the top right of the page.

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Download Linux Kernel 3.13 Release Candidate 2

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Linux kernel 3.13 RC2 is a normal release that includes mostly updated drivers, architecture updates, documentation updates, as well as improvements to filesystems, crypto, etc.

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VirtualBox 4.3.4 Released with Support for Linux Kernel 3.13

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A few hours ago, Oracle announced that the fourth maintenance release of its stable VirtualBox 4.3 software was available for download, and users are urged to update their installations as soon as possible.

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