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Story Minetest is an open source Minecraft inspired game Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 6:30pm
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Story Open source training and the Red Hat Challenge Labs Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 8:26am
Story Fedora Notifications, 0.3.0 Release Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:42am
Story ChromeOS vs Linux: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:33am
Story Android powered Nvidia Shield tablet now available for pre-order Roy Schestowitz 17/09/2014 - 7:32am

Nvidia says no to Linux on Tegra netbooks, chooses WinCE

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Linux

arstechnica.com/gadgets: Nvidia is endorsing Windows CE as its platform of choice for netbooks built with its ARM-based Tegra SoC. The company says that Linux is a nonstarter and Android isn't ready.

5 Ways to Decide on a Linux Distribution

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Prejudices and opinions aside, at some point in your career you'll be asked to select a viable Linux distribution for your corporate network. How will you choose? Here are 5 ways.

Channel ambition is not a conspiracy

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Dietrich H. Schmitz has posted to Groklaw a piece quoting my CompuTex coverage and claiming a dark conspiracy. I hate to disagree, but what happened at CompuTex was no conspiracy.

Honesty and openness 'will keep Firefox popular'

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Moz/FF

techradar.com: Firefox 3.5 will continue to take market share from Internet Explorer, according to Mozilla's Vice President of Engineering Mike Shaver – with honesty and user focus still the main aim in an increasingly competitive environment.

Two clues Microsoft is losing its way

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Microsoft

cnet.com: Steve Ballmer needs to brush up on Roman history. Otherwise he seems doomed to repeat it, as two recent Microsoft campaigns suggest.

Canonical’s Four Most Critical Ubuntu Partners

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, continues to build its channel partner program. Although the effort isn’t generating headlines yet, solutions providers can measure Canonical’s progress by keeping their eyes on four key Ubuntu partners.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 308

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interviews: Robert Lange, co-founder and lead developer of VectorLinux

  • News: Fedora community LXDE live CD, Mandriva "Cooker" updates, Ubuntu's One Hundred Paper Cuts, Linux Mint and OpenBSD interviews
  • Released last week: Ultimate Edition 2.2, Parted Magic 4.2, SystemRescueCd 1.2.1
  • New additions: Macpup
  • New distributions: Anubis-Linux, AV Linux, AuroraUX, Intuitive, Linux Mangaka One CD, VINUX, Wires Cut Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Sun's Schwartz sees open sauce with everything

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OSS

theinquirer.net: SUN SUPREMO Jonathan Schwartz has been telling the Times of India that open sauce is booming.

Why I Use Linux: Arlie’s Story

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: The “Why I Use Linux” series continues. Today I am presenting a story written by Arlie Morris of Chino Hills, CA. Arlie is concerned with the upkeep that Windows has and became amazed at how much easier life can be with Linux.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • UbuntuOne - My Thoughts

  • Web Browser Memory Usage Benchmark Gets It All Wrong
  • Is Security Essentials Microsoft's answer to Linux's security record?
  • Linux Gaming at Linuxtag 2009
  • Dreamlinux 3.5 Quick Review and Screenshots
  • Open source activists target software patents
  • Updated AntiX 8.0-2-pt1 is Available for Testing
  • Reporting bugs upstream
  • Switching from vim to emacs
  • Netbooks and Nettops: Open-Source Plausible?
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 7

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easily Manage Your ISO Files In Linux With AcetoneISO

  • Installing Sonar in a linux environment
  • Pidgin and Yahoo
  • Exim4 on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Automatic notification of Debian package updates via cron
  • How To Disable Ubuntu User Login Window
  • Tip: Make VLC Quit After Viewing Video/Audio
  • Video Player Crashes in Ubuntu

The right to be free

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OSS

polishlinux.org: Everybody knows, that DRM is bad. Also everybody knows, that Open Source is just a compromise and a stage in transition to a close-to-ideal system, which Free Software is. However let’s try to look at the other side of the coin.

Opera web browser re-invents meaning of word "re-invent"

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Software

itwire.com: Opera gained fame for being a featured web browser that consumed a minimum of memory. It fit on a floppy disk, and it ran on mobile devices. Trying to regain a place in the spotlight, Opera announced it would be re-inventing the web. Now that its secret is out I am underwhelmed.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #147

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #147 for the week June 15th - June 21st, 2009 is available.

Linux Games: Torus Trooper

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Gaming

ghacks.net: I am a child of the 80s (born in 1967), so I remember well the likes of Tempest, Zaxon, Galaga, Zap, Centipede, and many more games that stole my quarters over the years. These games helped to define my generation.

Mono: Shielding the facts

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Software

itwire.com: Should FOSS users be concerned about the software they use, in case it opens them up to copyright, trademark or patent claims? Or should such concerns be left exclusively to developers?

Hands off the Gimp

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GIMP
Ubuntu

stefanoforenza.com: rickspencer3 proposes pulling the gimp from the (ubuntu) CD. ZOMG! No offense to Rick Spencer but.. How reasonable is the rationale behind this? That f-spot is enough? Enough for what? For laughing?

Firefox 3.5 rc 2: Why I am not so impressed

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Moz/FF

techrepublic.com: I decided it was time to see what the developers of Firefox had been doing with my favorite open source browser. There has been quite a bit of hype surrounding this up-coming release. I downloaded it fully expecting to be blown away. The verdict so far?

Fedora

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Linux

smspillaz.wordpress: I noticed that most of the awesome X Devs like Peter Hutterer and Kristian Hoegsberg (and let’s not forget Linus Himself!) are using Fedora, and I’ve heard it’s geared towards developers (being bleeding edge and all).

Amarok 2.1 Review - New Features, But Still Lagging Behind 1.4

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Reviews

One of the new additions which are noteworthy to mention for Amarok 2.1 is the introduction of the classic playlist (the one from 1.4) and also the playlist editor.

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Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE