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LXer: Linux Mint 17 KDE Overview & Screenshots

Saturday 5th of July 2014 10:49:29 PM
Linux Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ KDE and Xfce editions were released late last month, just a few weeks after the main editions (Cinnamon and MATE) were put out. This release will have the same lifespan as the distribution which is based on, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, so it will be supported until 2019, for no less than five years.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Saturday 5th of July 2014 09:08:35 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Saturday 5th of July 2014 09:06:41 PM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Saturday 5th of July 2014 09:05:20 PM

TuxMachines: Korean govt to turn its back on Microsoft… and use what instead, Hangul?

Saturday 5th of July 2014 08:59:27 PM

Usage of idiosyncratic software could push the Korean government away from Microsoft’s offerings and into open-source OSes like Linux

Also: S Korea to break away from Windows by 2020

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LXer: Ouya All-Access Plan, Mario Paint on Chrome, and more

Saturday 5th of July 2014 08:55:07 PM
Open source games roundupWeek of June 29 - July 5, 2014In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we sidle up to the Ouya All-Access Plan, bop our heads to some dulcet Mario Paint musical masterpieces, and more

Reddit: Creating a dual boot without wiping the OEM OS.

Saturday 5th of July 2014 08:53:13 PM

I will soon be purchasing a new laptop. It is not something I do often, so I am a bit out of the loop on the best practices for setting up dual booting. My current computer was an absolute pain to try an get properly dual booting without removing the ms windows that shipped with it (the only recover option was to rewrite the entire hdd back to factory restored. )

When I get my new laptop, I'd like to avoid this pain as much as possible.

Any tips on how to set up dual booting while keeping the copy of windows(8) I just paid for?


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Reddit: [MINT 17] How does one replace Cinamon with MATE

Saturday 5th of July 2014 07:58:07 PM

Title says it all. I just built a new computer and got Linux Mint 17 with Cinamon, but have had random crashes with Cinnamon. How would one install MATE instead?

EDIT Disregard, after a bit more googling I found it :D

How I did it:

sudo apt-get install mint-meta-mate

Once that is done downloading, logout and switch the session from Cinnamon to MATE (Clicking the Lambda)

EDIT2 YIKES! This is much faster than Cinnamon!

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LXer: Aeon Command Space Strategy Released On Steam For Linux

Saturday 5th of July 2014 07:00:45 PM
Aeon Command has been on Linux for quite some time now, but it's finally on Steam with hopes of getting more interest. The game is really quite good too, so be sure to check it out.

TuxMachines: BlueZ 5.21 Adds More Android Features

Saturday 5th of July 2014 05:50:15 PM

A new release is out for BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth stack, with the developers continuing to work on the same theme of the past few months of adding Android features for BlueZ.

This week's BlueZ 5.21 release adds support for the following features from Android: Scan Parameters, Device Information, and Health Device. BlueZ 5.21 also adds a kernel background auto-connection feature, support for storing/loading connection parameters, and also boasts a couple fixes over BlueZ 5.20.

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TuxMachines: Corebird, An Alternative GTK+3 Twitter Client

Saturday 5th of July 2014 05:47:25 PM

If you're like me, you may not have heard much about Corebird, a native GTK+3 Twitter client. Which is a bit surprising really, as Corebird is a very nice and stable application that holds it's own with any of the other clients out there and deserves more love.

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TuxMachines: The Latest Distro Trying For Commercial Success Uses Arch & Wayland

Saturday 5th of July 2014 05:42:30 PM

A new Linux distribution under development is among the latest dreaming of commercial success in hopes of finally conquering the Linux desktop and having their OS pre-installed on systems being sold in brick and mortar stores.

The project's founder, Andrew Bernstein, wrote into Phoronix this morning to share Operating System U. The short story is that he and a handful of other developers want to create "the ultimate operating system" built for the user. Operating System U is to be based off Arch Linux, run a modified version of the MATE Desktop Environment, and will use Wayland in place of the X.Org Server. Operating System U also plans to modify the MATE Desktop to make it better while also developing a new component they call Startlight, which pairs the Windows Start Button with Apple's Spotlight.

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TuxMachines: Wine 1.7.21 released

Saturday 5th of July 2014 05:37:49 PM

The Wine development release 1.7.21 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Support for critical sections in the C runtime.
- Unicode data updated to Unicode 7.0.
- Support for interlaced PNG encoding.
- Initial stub for the Packager library.
- Various bug fixes.

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Phoronix: AMD's GL Performance Monitor Gets Wired Up For Nouveau

Saturday 5th of July 2014 05:30:43 PM
While two X.Org GSoC projects already failed this summer, student developer Samuel Pitoiset continues making great progress on his work for implementing performance counter support within the open-source Nouveau NVIDIA graphics driver...

Reddit: Looking for advice on the best distro to install on a Macbook Air.

Saturday 5th of July 2014 05:17:55 PM

I bought an MBA in March of 2013. It has a 256gb SSD, 8gb of RAM, a 2GHz i7, and an Intel HD 4000 graphics card. I used to dual boot linux Slackware on all of my PCs when I was younger and I'd like to get some version of linux on this mac too (does not need to be slackware). I tried Ubuntu and Mint most recently but ran into serious issues connecting to my bluetooth peripherals. This is kind of a deal breaker because of the way my desk is set up at home.

Does anyone have suggestions on a good distro to try out for a Mac with my specs? Perhaps there is something glaringly obvious that was wrong with my bluetooth setup (it constantly searched for devices and didn't find any).

If there is a better sub for the please point me in the right direction. Thanks!

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TuxMachines: Two Months & Counting, LGP Remains Offline

Saturday 5th of July 2014 05:16:50 PM

At the end of April LGP was migrating servers and expected to "keep downtime to an absolute minimum" while more than two months later the once leading Linux game publishing company remains offline.

It's been more than two months now that has gone dark and no status about their game DRM copy-protection servers. There's also been no new updates via their Facebook page when mentioning, "As part of improving our infrastructure and leading towards some exciting new developments LGP will be migrating hosts and servers over the next few days. We will, of course, attempt to keep downtime to an absolute minimum but there will be downtime. The absolute priority must be our game servers so that everyone can continue playing games. These will be up on the new platform first, followed by the website and other services." I've also received no updates via email.

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LXer: Big data influencer on how R is paving the way

Saturday 5th of July 2014 05:06:23 PM
The R programming language is used for data visualization and expermiental analysis for the likes of Facebook and has a rapidly growing user base of more than two million. What began in 1995 as an open source academic research tool has evolved for use among commercial and industrial businesses around the more

TuxMachines: Cutelyst 0.2.0 Released: A Web Framework Powered By Qt 5

Saturday 5th of July 2014 04:59:38 PM

The Cutelyst 0.2 release that happened today is more real-world-ready. This release features framework documentation at, a WordPress-like blog has been written using Cutelyst as an example app, API updates, and a variety of other changes.

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Phoronix: Cutelyst 0.2.0 Released: A Web Framework Powered By Qt 5

Saturday 5th of July 2014 04:16:58 PM
Nearly a half-year after the original release of Cutelyst, the second version is now available of this web framework powered by Qt5...