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Story The real problem blocking Linux support for apps and games srlinuxx 09/09/2013 - 10:08pm
Story Making the ultimate creative content OS from bits of Windows, Mac, and Linux srlinuxx 09/09/2013 - 10:07pm
Story Good Features For The Linux 3.12 Kernel srlinuxx 09/09/2013 - 10:05pm
Story Best KDE distro of 2013 srlinuxx 09/09/2013 - 10:04pm
Story Red Hat To Oracle: Have You Tried Free? srlinuxx 09/09/2013 - 10:00pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 524 srlinuxx 09/09/2013 - 1:08pm
Story few more odds & ends: srlinuxx 08/09/2013 - 2:49am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 07/09/2013 - 3:17pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 06/09/2013 - 9:46pm
Blog entry Sometimes the Tech pres just gets it wrong.. fieldyweb 06/09/2013 - 7:44pm

Stallman attacked by Ninjas

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Humor

the inquirer: GPL Guru Richard Stallman was attacked by a gang of ninjas when he attempted to talk at Yale University.

KDE Four Live v0.5 Screenshots

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KDE

phoronix: The third beta of KDE 4.0 was released this past week and today the KDE folks are out with KDE Four Live v0.5, which is based upon OpenSuSE. The KDE Four Live image contains all modules for KDE 4.0, KOffice 2.0 SVN, and other cutting-edge developments.

openSuSE for a day... or few hours.

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SUSE

sheldoncode.blogspot: Last week my Kubuntu died. openSuSE presented an appealing alternative as I tired of Kubuntu. openSuSE seemed to pay a lot of attention to KDE, which is a good thing.

Microsoft matters less every 6 months

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Ubuntu

zdnet blogs: Maybe not for the average corporation yet, or even the average home user, but every time Canonical releases a new version of Ubuntu (and with it comes Edubuntu), Microsoft becomes a little less the default vendor of choice for educational computing.

Quake Wars on Foresight Linux

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Gaming

silwenae.org: The Enemy Territory:Quake Wars Linux client was released Friday by id. The 17mb client and installer is using Icculus‘ Mojo Setup for installation. This is a welcome change from the Doom3 and Quake IV installers which required you to manually copy the .pak files from the CD or DVDs over to your hard drive.

The Role and Value of Truly Free Linux Distributions

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Linux

itmanagement: As GNU/Linux becomes more popular, the motives behind its inceptions are often forgotten. Linux is a free operating system, but its broadening userbase perceives this freedom as pertaining to cost, not rights and liberty. It's important to step back and remind ourselves of the purpose and importance of distributions which try to make a difference, sometimes at the cost of ease of installation and use.

Who's Hot in Desktop Linux - PCLinuxOS?

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Linux

mark hinkle: Every so often I wander over to Distrowatch to see whose at the top of the leaderboard (calculated byPC Linux OS page views on Distrowatch ) for Linux desktop "popularity". I fully expected to see Ubuntu at the top and maybe Fedora Core in second place. I was surprised to see PCLinuxOS in the number one position.

Why I've moved from Vista to Ubuntu 7.10

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OS

zdnet community blogs: I've been using Windows since it was battling for desktop supremacy with GEM in the early 90s. Since the late 90s I've dabbled with Linux, but there have always been compelling reasons to return to, or stick with, Windows. No more, for two reasons: Vista, and Ubuntu 7.10 (ala Gutsy Gibbon).

Could Open Source Fuel the Next Bubble

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OSS

linux today blogs: Greg sent me this article at the New York Times,"Silicon Valley Start-Ups Awash in Dollars, Again" and Stacy says (via Matt ) Ballmer is hunting for Open Source Start-Ups. This gets me to thinking...

Phoronix's First Annual Linux Graphics Survey

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Linux

phoronix: While Linux desktop surveys are nothing new, no recent polls have looked specifically at Linux graphics when it comes to X.Org video drivers, hardware, and related video features. We, however, at Phoronix see a need for this information to be profiled and have launched the first-annual Linux graphics survey.

KDE4: is it usable for you?

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KDE

kdedevelopers: As 4.0 is approaching, I decided that it is time to test, use, report bugs and even make fixes to it. I use KDE since a long time (~7 years), I think I always compiled from source, and for several years I compiled from CVS/Subversion regularly. I wasn't afraid to use the alpha/beta/whatever version as my daily desktop. But with KDE4 somehow I feel lost.

Also: At the edge of the freeze
And: New hardware => new KNewsTicker!

get 'er done

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News
  • Crypt Manager - An encrypted folder manager for Ubuntu Linux

  • Exaile: The most underrated media player for Linux
  • Conky - Light weight system monitor
  • Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and Envy
  • How to Enable Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu
  • Fix your False Tags with Ex Falso

Zonbuntu: Gutsy install update

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Ubuntu

mrzonbu.wordpress.com: I installed Ubuntu 7.10 from CD yesterday. I used the Zonbu supplied external USB CD drive and a Transcend 8GB flash card, putting my Sandisk card with the Zonbu OS on the shelf for safe keeping.

Ubuntu 7.10 + WINE vs. Windows XP

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OS

phoronix: With Ubuntu 7.10 and WINE 0.9.46 in hand, we had set out to compare the performance between Windows XP and Gutsy Gibbon with WINE on two popular DirectX benchmarks.

Your Linux Computer Can Support A Different Window Manager!

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Software

blogs.pcworld.com: I love Linux. But many people are afraid to use a new operating system because they are so attached to Windows. They are scared of the possibility of having to use the command line! But there are window managers for the X Window System on Linux that can spread all of your programs out onto a desktop, just like Microsoft Windows.

short takes

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News
  • KDE Four Live Beta 3+

  • Htop - An Interactive Process Viewer For Linux
  • eLive 1.0: Turning a laptop into a l33t machine

Compiz 0.6.2 and Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 for openSUSE

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Software

cyberorg: With the release of Compiz 0.6.2 a quickfix version of 0.6.0 release, Compiz Fusion community has followed it up with a release of Compiz Fusion 0.6.0. Packages for openSUSE 10.3 and 10.2 are, as always , available from X11:XGL Build service repository.

Who did this?

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KDE

nowwhatthe.blogspot: Here another "KDE4 is really usable" blog. Well, I just want to point that out up front. The real topic is something else, though - I wanna know who did the following:

Exact Kernel Names

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Linux

kernelTRAP: When asked how to best refer to kernels between official releases and release candidates, Linus Torvalds pointed to his automated git snapshots. "I still call them 'nightly snapshots', but they do in fact happen twice a day if there have been changes, so that's not technically correct," he noted. The latest snapshot is 2.6.23-git15.

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon First Impressions

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Ubuntu

redwinedrummer.wordpress: It took me a while to upgrade from 7.04 to 7.10 because Ubuntu servers were so busy. It would even time-out at times. But now it’s done, Gutsy Gibbon is turning out to be a very solid release. I’ve been using Ubuntu since 6.04 and it has definitely gone a long way!

Also:

  • Ubuntu Studio 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Installation Guide

  • Partitioning or Resizing Drives In Ubuntu Using GParted
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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