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Story Razer adds Android and position tracking support to its open VR platform Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2015 - 7:48pm
Story Nvidia Shield Review: The Best Way To Experience Android TV Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2015 - 7:48pm
Story The Creator of Linux on the Future Without Him Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2015 - 7:39pm
Story Why I dislike systemd Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2015 - 7:36pm
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A quick visual tour of MeeGo 1.0 for netbooks

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OS

From seemingly out of nowhere yesterday MeeGo, a Linux Foundation-approved alliance between Nokia and Intel, released v1.0 of what they’re calling the netbook user experience. Way to channel Jimi Hendrix there.

So like the band with the similar name, will MeeGo blow your mind? Let’s find out…

Washing the windows myths. Ease of use.

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com: Linux is only for geeks. Windows is easy to use. Linux is hard. You have to use the command line under Linux. You never need to use the console under windows. Windows is all point and click. You have to be a wiz at computers to be able to use Linux. Anybody can use windows.

Google demands more openness from the Open Source Initiative

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OSS

the451group.com: Google’s open source programs manager, Chris DiBona has asked the Open Source Initiative to delay consideration of Google’s WebM license, and in doing so has called on the OSI to be more open.

Which Linux For Your Old Computer?

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Linux

bihlman.com: If you have an old machine that no longer has an operating system, you don’t have to throw that machine away. You can put it to good use with an operating system that doesn’t require a fast processor or big disk drive.

GPL Enforcement in Apple's App Store

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OSS

fsf.org: An iPhone port of GNU Go is currently being distributed through Apple's App Store. However, this distribution is not in compliance with the GNU GPL. The primary problem is that Apple imposes numerous legal restrictions on use and distribution of GNU Go through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is forbidden by section 6 of GPLv2.

Ubuntu 10.04 review

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 review
  • Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 can read your iPhone's secrets
  • The keyboard menu

MeeGo 1.0 Has Been Released

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Linux

MeeGo is an open source, Linux operating system based on Moblin (by Intel) and Maemo (by Nokia). MeeGo supports most Intel Atom-based netbooks, ARM-based Nokia N900, Intel Atom-based handset (Moorestown) and Intel Atom-based in-vehicle. MeeGo doesn't work on netbooks with GMA-500, Nvidia or ATI Graphics chipsets.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Five fun, educational Linux games for kids!
  • Catalyst 10.5 For Linux Is Out: Nothing Exciting
  • Illumination Software Creator 1.0 Ships!
  • MeeGo, the new netbook Linux, arrives
  • openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 7: Preparing for RC Phase
  • Linux Mint 9: A Fresh Spin on Ubuntu
  • GNOME Shell 2.31.2 Brings Exciting Changes Too
  • Words to live by
  • Fedora Remix “Lucky13″ featuring mintMenu
  • Snazzy Zaz is one fun puzzler
  • Q&A: Photo-Editing on Linux
  • LinuxUser kernel column #87

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Scripting qemu / kvm monitor
  • How to dual boot Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04
  • Simulate complex networks with qemu
  • quickly apply color schemes to a spreadsheet with OpenOffice
  • How-To: DNS Logging
  • Finch, a command line alternative to Pidgin
  • CentOS / Redhat: Create Software RAID 1 Array
  • simple remote git repo howto
  • Quicker framebuffer scrolling
  • Easily Customize NotifyOSD in Ubuntu Lucid

Measuring the popularity of distro’s – Part 1 Distrowatch Rankings

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Linux

thelinuxblog.net: Measuring the popularity of Linux has always been a difficult thing. A well used method is the Distrowatch rankings. This simply measures the visits on each distro page on the site every day.

Open Source Makes a Difference

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OSS
  • Open Source Makes a Difference
  • FOSS Community Member Launches Documentation Project for Blind
  • LinuxCon Program Announced: This Year’s Themes
  • Is Microsoft an open source company?
  • Turkey Ministry of Justice and law courts consider open source desktop
  • How They Stole the Public Domain
  • Five questions about the Open Source way with Jim Gilmore

Szulik to step down as Red Hat chairman

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Linux

bizjournals.com: Matthew Szulik, chairman of Red Hat’s board of directors, is stepping down in August after his term expires, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Fedora 13

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Linux
  • Fedora 13 Review
  • Review: Fedora 13 "Goddard"

We’re More Than Mark

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical, Ubuntu: We’re More Than Mark Shuttleworth
  • Review: Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition

Eschalon: Book II Released

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Gaming
  • Eschalon: Book II Released For GNU/Linux
  • Caster – Pay What You Want

LightZone review

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Software

linuxuser.co.uk: LightZone is a cross-platform photo-editing program that works on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. Although we wouldn’t put it in the same feature bracket as Adobe Photoshop, it comes packed with some very useful features.

Starcraft 2 and a bit of Wine - Linux Performance

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Software
Gaming

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I mentioned earlier this month that I was enjoying the Starcraft 2 beta on Ubuntu 10.04 thanks to Wine software. In my previous posting I had simply stated that SC2 was "playable" under Wine. Now for a bit of an ironic story regarding SC2.

The Challenge of Understanding Icons

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Software
Ubuntu

design.canonical.com: Icons are very peculiar images. They are both pictorial and functional. An icon is literally a picture, e.g., of a magnifying glass, and at the same time it represents a function, i.e., the query in a search. So, one and the same image is meant both to attract attention to itself and to facilitate action.

GNOME Shell 2.31.2 Released [Screenshots]

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Linux

GNOME Shell 2.31.2 was released yesterday, bringing some exiting new features such as support for inline chatting in the IM notifications which now use Telepathy, an initial application menu in the top panel (for the moment it only holds a "Quit" option), restyle user status menu to match application menu and many others.

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Karmic To Lucid

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Ubuntu
  • Karmic To Lucid – A Few Bumps
  • Review: Ubuntu Unleased 2010 Edition: Covering 9.10 and 10.4
  • New Ubuntu Website Live
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  • DXVK Is Making Some Steadfast Progress In Running Direct3D 11 Over Vulkan
    Last month on Phoronix I featured the DXVK project that's working to implement Direct3D 11 over Vulkan (not to be confused with VK9 as the separate effort to get D3D9 over Vulkan). This project is making a surprising amount of progress in its early stages.
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  • Librsvg moves to Gitlab
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  • Debsources now in sources.debian.org
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  • Ubucon Europe 2018 Ubuntu Conference Announced for 27-29 April in Xixón, Spain
    The organizers of the Ubucon Europe conference for Ubuntu Linux users, contributors and developers announced the official dates next year's Ubucon Europe 2018 event. Don't pack your bags just yet for the next Ubuntu conference, but at least you should mark your calendars for April 27, 28, and 29 of 2018, when the Ubucon Europe 2018 conference will take place. Where? The event will be held in Spain this time, in the city of Xixón, at the municipal facilities of Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto. "Ubucon Europe 2018 will be held this year in Xixón, Spain on 27, 28 and 29 April 2018 in the Spanish city of Xixón at the municipal facilities of the Antiguo Instituto. For further information please write to ubuconeurope2018 AT gmail.com," wrote the organizers in a tweet earlier this morning.
  • #13: (Much) Faster Package (Re-)Installation via Binaries
  • RVowpalWabbit 0.0.10

Ataribox and Chromebooks

  • Ataribox preorders and crowdfunding campaign open on December 14
    Atari will start taking preorders for its Ataribox game console starting December 14. The New York company will also start its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo at that time. In an email blast, Atari said, “We at Atari are thrilled to introduce you to our first new gaming hardware in over 20 years. Welcome to Ataribox. Preorders will officially open on December 14, 2017. Our community is the absolute backbone of Atari, and we’d like to offer our earliest supporters a chance to grab Ataribox at an exclusive discount. Keep an eye on that inbox for your chance to order yours.”
  • Chromebooks and Office 365 together will challenge Windows laptops
    It's no secret that I'm not a Windows fan. I'm beginning to wonder if Microsoft isn't either. Hear me out. On Nov. 27, Chromebook users discovered that Office 365 would run on some of their laptops. To be exact, we now know you can download and run Office 365 on Samsung Chromebook Pro, Pixelbook, Acer Chromebook 15, and the Acer C771.