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GIMP 2.8.12 Released — Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 02:03:08 PM

A new update to the popular open-source Photoshop alternative The GIMP is now available for download.

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Huawei Say Tizen Has ‘No Chance’, No Demand for Windows Phone

Monday 25th of August 2014 02:01:16 PM

Electronics company Huawei has stuck the boot into the Linux-based Tizen OS, claiming that it has 'no chance' of becoming a success.

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Looking for a Simplenote Linux App? One Could Be On The Way

Monday 25th of August 2014 12:08:10 PM

Looking for a Simplenote Linux app? An official client could be on the way — but only if community developers skilled enough get involved.

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Viber Linux App Features Now Match Windows, Mac Clients

Friday 22nd of August 2014 11:55:09 AM

Popular voice and messaging service Viber has remembered it has a Linux app, issuing the first update to it in almost a year.

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Munich Council: LiMux Demise Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Thursday 21st of August 2014 02:37:36 PM

A Munich city council spokesman has attempted to clarify the reasons behind its plan to re-examine the role of open-source software in local government IT systems.

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Latest Bundle Stars’ Promo Adds Guacamelee!, Space Farmers for Linux

Thursday 21st of August 2014 01:46:26 PM

If Humble Bundle's latest pack has left you wanting check out rivals Bundle Stars, whose latest promo offers a set of Tux-friendly titles.

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How To Install MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 05:08:49 PM

Interest is growing in Ubuntu MATE Remix and the benefits it offers over stock Ubuntu. But how can you try it out? Through a PPA, of course.

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Humble Bundle Jumbo 2 Launches With 7 Games

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 07:54:21 PM

Wallets at the ready: there's a new Humble Bundle in town, and it's Jumbo sized, offering up DRM-free version of Deadlight among its titles.

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Ubuntu MATE Remix Seeks Official Spin Status

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 02:51:55 PM

A custom spin of Ubuntu using the GNOME 2-based MATE desktop environment by default is looking to gain official spin status from Canonical.

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Is Munich City About to Switch Back to Windows from Linux?

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 12:11:14 PM

Munich's much vaunted migration to Linux could be about to unravel, sending the city back into the fee-driven bosom of Microsoft.

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Script Kiddies: Mario Party Meets Sever Hacking

Monday 18th of August 2014 04:19:28 PM

Script Kiddies is a hacking game looking to create just as much fun as open source tools and assets for the community.

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Shutter 0.93 Improves Dropbox Support, Fixes Public Links

Monday 18th of August 2014 11:14:31 AM

Improved Dropbox integration is among the many improvements featuring in the latest release of popular screenshot tool Shutter.

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The Justice League of Linux: If Distros Were Superheroes

Sunday 17th of August 2014 03:39:09 PM

If Ubuntu-based Linux distributions were comic book superheroes, who would be what and why? That's the question I've been mulling over for the last half hour.

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Ubuntu Phone Improves Scope Access With Slick New Gesture

Friday 15th of August 2014 12:20:07 PM

Managing Scopes on Ubuntu for Phones will soon be easier thanks to new 'bottom edge' gestures and features being introduced to dev builds.

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New Look, Added Hiding: New Steam Client Update Now Available

Thursday 14th of August 2014 10:41:13 PM

There's a new version of the Steam Client now available — and it comes with a bevy of tweaks to the way it looks.

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DayZ Lead Developer ‘Keen’ on Linux Port

Thursday 14th of August 2014 02:51:05 PM

As big ol' rumour fish go this one is a whopper. We'll leave it up to you whether you're willing to reel it in or, for those who've smelt too much fishy speculation over the years, cast it back.

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You Can Now Get Twitter, Facebook and Gmail Alerts on Ubuntu Phone

Thursday 14th of August 2014 12:48:41 PM

With the first Ubuntu Phones still on course to ship later this year, its developers are now in the final furlong of preparing for a 'Release To Manufacturing' milestone.

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Can Ubuntu Do This? — Answers to The 4 Questions New Users Ask Most

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 02:10:45 PM

Type 'Can Ubuntu' into Google and you'll see suggested terms based on the queries being typed most by searchers — but what are the answers?

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Retro-Styled Rhythmic Puzzle Game ‘Micron’ Hits All The Right Notes

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 04:46:39 PM

With retro-styled visuals and plinky soundscapes, I couldn't resist taking old-school rhythm-based puzzle game 'Micron' for a spin.

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Elementary OS Beta Released, But You Might Want to Hold Off Trying It

Monday 11th of August 2014 01:51:01 AM

The first public beta of elementary OS Freya is now available to download — not that the team behind the Ubuntu-based Linux distro think you should try it.

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More in Tux Machines

Nouveau On Oibaf PPA Is Back To Running Well

Upstream Nouveau was unaware of this issue that was affecting my entire assortment of NVIDIA GeForce hardware so it was then quickly assumed to be an issue with the Oibaf PPA that constantly is packaging the latest open-source Linux GPU drivers. On top of mainline Mesa Git, recently there's been the the Gallium3D Direct3D 9 patches (Gallium-Nine). While none of my testing was relying upon the Gallium-Nine D3D9 support, it was wreaking havoc on the system anyhow. As of earlier today some patches were backed out of the Oibaf PPA and since getting back closer to Mesa mainline the Nouveau problems are a matter of the past. With that said, now I'm in the process of running some Nouveau Steam/Source Engine Linux gaming tests similar to today's 20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For Steam On Linux Gaming. Read more

Red Hat Shake-up, Desktop Users, and Outta Time

Our top story tonight is the seemingly sudden resignation of Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens. In other news, John C. Dvorak says "Linux has run out of time" and Infoworld.com says there may be problems with Red Hat Enterprise 7. OpenSource.com has a couple of interesting interviews and Nick Heath has five big names that use Linux on the desktop. Read more

Kano's Alejandro Simon: If This, Then Do That

The OS has been available since February. It is open source. We tried to release a new version of it every two or three weeks. Anybody who runs Rasperry Pi can use it. So we already have users. They share content and discuss features and exchange idea on our forums. So far, we have sold 18,000 kits since last year, through the Kickstarter campaign via preorder. We are now in production and have most of the different pieces in place. We will start shipping by the beginning of September, hopefully. We do the materials and the hardware and the components and the packages ourselves. Finally, it is all coming together. Read more

Why Linux Isn't a Desktop Alternative

The year of the Linux desktop has become a joke, referred to ironically when mentioned at all. Under the circumstances Linus Torvalds showed either courage or naivete when he admitted last week at Linuxcon that he still wants to see Linux become popular on the desktop. However, neither Torvalds nor anyone else should stay up nights waiting for the event. Most users have no awareness of the possibility, or set impossible standards for it, even though, for a minority, the year of the Linux desktop happened years ago. The problem is not a technical one, as it was in Linux's earliest days. Linux desktops like KDE's Plasma or Linux Mint's Cinnamon are not only the equal of any proprietary desktop, but in many ways more advanced. Read more