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May 2011

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fix GRUB To Get Back Ubuntu After Installing Fedora
  • How to install the nvidia driver on Fedora 15
  • Mucking about with btrfs
  • solve Apache – Could not reliably determine the server’s fully
  • qualified name – error in Ubuntu
  • [SOLVED] Gnome shell extensions not loading after update
  • Improving Font Display in Fedora 15
  • Changing a users password inside a script
  • Remove maximized window titlebars in GNOME 3
  • Mailnag: email notifier for GNOME Shell

New opensource linux space sim

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Gaming
  • New opensource linux space sim
  • Desura Linux Development Update
  • Big Fat Alien looks for Linux testers!

Linaro Rapidly Hitting Linux Milestones

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Linux
  • Linaro Non-Profit is Rapidly Hitting Embedded Linux Milestones
  • Linaro: Now a Year Old, the Linux Effort Begins to Deliver

GNOME 3! My experiences so far...

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Software
  • GNOME 3! My experiences so far...
  • GNOME 3 in Fedora 15: A Case of Acclimatisation and Configuration
  • Ready for Gnome 3.2? Welcome back the weather applet
  • Eye Candy : Faenza - Gnome Icon Theme
  • Configure Your Gnome 3 Desktop With Gnome Tweak Tool

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 407

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Thoughts on inverted jellyfish, or my week with SimplyMEPIS 11.0
  • News: Best features in Fedora 15, prolonging agony of Linux Mint, Mageia 1 ready for launch, interview with Mark Shuttleworth, Gentoo weekly newsletter, Tiny Core Linux GUI installer
  • Questions and answers: LibreOffice versus OpenOffice.org
  • Released last week: Fedora 15, Linux Mint 11, Zenwalk Linux 7.0 "GNOME"
  • Upcoming releases: Mageia 1, Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 1
  • New additions: Suriyan
  • New distributions: AnikOS, Zenix OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

How Unity, Compiz, GNOME Shell & KWin Affect Performance

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: In this article are the first results of this testing of Unity with Compiz, the classic GNOME desktop with Metacity, the classic GNOME desktop with Compiz, the GNOME Shell with Mutter, and the KDE desktop with KWin. These configurations were tested with both the open and closed-source NVIDIA and ATI/AMD Linux drivers.

Tasting some Peppermint Ice

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Linux

scottnesbitt.net: Lately, I’ve been running into a bit of a problem. My main laptop is getting old. I’ve had it for over four years and while it’s definitely not ready for the scrapheap, I’ve really begun to outgrow it.

Ubuntu 11.10: 11 Great Features You Can Expect

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Ubuntu

junauza.com: In the past few weeks, we have covered a lot about Ubuntu 11.04 as well as its controversial Unity interface. However now, it’s time to take a look at the future of Ubuntu, which is 11.10.

Fedora 15 Lovelock is not my love - Review

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dedoimedo.com: I took Fedora's fifteenth release for a spin this week to see what it can or can't do. Since it comes with Gnome 3, this ought to be a spicy challenge. My expectations were lukewarm.

A Fun Weekend with AntiX

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Linux

linuxmigrante.blogspot: After my antiX installation, I've been exploring my new system and I have to say that, as they call it, it is "lean and mean"!

More in Tux Machines

Linux security hole: Much sudo about nothing

There's a lot of hubbub out there now about a security hole in the Unix/Linux family's sudo command. Sudo is the command, which enables normal users to run commands as if they were the root user, aka the system administrator. While this sudo security vulnerability is a real problem and needs patching, it's not nearly as bad as some people make it out to be. At first glance the problem looks like a bad one. With it, a user who is allowed to use sudo to run commands as any other user, except root, can still use it to run root commands. For this to happen, several things must be set up just wrong. First the sudo user group must give a user the right to use sudo but doesn't give the privilege of using it to run root commands. That can happen when you want a user to have the right to run specific commands that they wouldn't normally be able to use. Next, sudo must be configured to allow a user to run commands as an arbitrary user via the ALL keyword in a Runas specification. Read more

Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Enters Final Freeze Ahead of October 17th Release

As of October 10th, the Ubuntu 19.10 release is officially in Final Freeze, the last step of its development stage, which means that only release critical bugs affecting the ISO images or the installers will be accepted in the archives. Release Candidate images are also now available for testing to ensure an uneventful and smooth release. "We will shut down cronjobs and spin some RC images late Friday or early Saturday once the archive and proposed-migration have settled a bit, and we expect everyone with a vested interest in a flavour (or two) and a few spare hours here and there to get to testing to make sure we have another uneventful release next week," said Adam Conrad. Read more

KDE neon 5.17

KDE neon 5.17 is out. You can upgrade your existing KDE neon User Edition install or install fresh from an ISO image or run the Docker image. Featuring Plasma 5.17 it is packed full of new features according to OMG Ubuntu. Read more

Games: The Universim, POSTAL 4: No Regerts, RPCS3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Games Archive and X-Plane

  • City building god sim 'The Universim' will now let you launch rockets with satellites into orbit

    The Universim is slowly turning into a city building god game truly worth playing, with the Sky High update now available expanding the game into planetary orbit. Being able to actually launch things into space is a stepping stone towards visiting other planets. Currently, the Cosmodrome will allow you to send up Defence Satellites that will enable ground to air defences for your Defence Towers. So now you have a reasonable chance to take down meteors and other threats from space.

  • POSTAL 4: No Regerts released into Early Access, Linux version likely in future

    Running With Scissors are back, with a surprise release of POSTAL 4: No Regerts on Steam and a Linux version is looking likely in future. Naturally, someone posted on Steam to ask about the possibility of Linux support. This is something that happens a lot but here it's a bit different. RWS already supported Linux with multiple previous Postal releases.

  • PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 is coming along quickly with their August progress report up

    Delayed as usual due to the progress reports being done by contributors, the team working on the PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 have another post up to show off more incredible progress. To start with, they have again changed how they list what games are playable and not with the removal of games that won't work due to servers being shut down. They said even if RPCS3 becomes 100% complete, they wouldn't work unless someone accurately emulated and hosted servers for them. With that in mind, they also did a lot of testing of games that previously only went in-game to see how many are now properly playable. Thanks to all the testing, the Playable category has jumped up to 1,426 titles!

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition arrives on Linux on November 5th

    Feral Interactive have finally confirmed the Linux release date for Shadow of the Tomb Raider after announcing it for Linux back in November last year. They've said today it will officially release as "Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition" on November 5th! Looking around at dates, technically this is the earliest we've seen any of the newer Tomb Raider series arrive on Linux. The first Tomb Raider came to Linux in 2016 after an original 2013 release, with Rise of the Tomb Raider arriving on Linux 2018 after an original 2016 release and we get the final game in the reboot trilogy next month!

  • The Internet Archive website has added another 2,500 MS-DOS games

    Another point scored for game preservation. The Internet Archive have added another 2,500 MS-DOS games you can play right in your browser. In their official announcement, they said that while they've added a few more to their collection here and there this is the biggest yet and it ranges from "tiny recent independent productions to long-forgotten big-name releases from decades ago".

  • 2,500 More MS-DOS Games Playable at the Archive

    Another few thousand DOS Games are playable at the Internet Archive! Since our initial announcement in 2015, we’ve added occasional new games here and there to the collection, but this will be our biggest update yet, ranging from tiny recent independent productions to long-forgotten big-name releases from decades ago.

  • Vulkan support is not far away now for the flight sim X-Plane 11, physics & flight model updates coming

    X-Plane 11, the detailed flight simulator is finally closing in on an update that will bring in Vulkan support as detailed in a new developer blog post.