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Story Wine 1.7.16 released Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 8:10pm
Story Salix MATE 14.1 Beta 1 Is Based on MATE 1.8 Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 6:41pm
Story Prisonscape Is a Brutal RPG Inspired by The Wire and Oz Set to Launch on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 6:35pm
Story UK cities start alliance on sharing and re-use Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 6:09pm
Story SparkyLinux 3.3.2-test1 Base Edition Is for Command-Line Aficionados Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 5:59pm
Story gnome code assistance Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 5:54pm
Story Suru Icon Theme Package Lands in Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 5:45pm
Story Bringing Major Features, GCC 4.9 RC1 Has Been Released Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 5:39pm
Story eBook Reader and Editor Calibre 1.32 Now Supports OPML Files Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 5:24pm
Story With the death of Windows XP, now is the perfect time to switch to Linux Roy Schestowitz 11/04/2014 - 2:58pm

Is The PC Dead For Gamers?

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Gaming

Here's a big question that has been making the rounds of late: "Is the PC dead as a gaming platform?"

My oh my, Myah

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Linux
Reviews
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Myah is a simple and easy to use livecd for standard Intel or AMD powered computers. They state, "Our goal is to bring you the best free Operating System and to inform PC owners they don't have to spend their money on Windows or OS X." I don't know if it's the best, but it's certainly a pretty darn good one.

Symphony OS in the words of its developer

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Linux

Symphony OS is one of the most original Linux distros available today. Recently Ryan Quinn, the lead developer of Symphony OS took some time out to talk with me about the distro and a few other subjects.

Videos of KimDaBa in Action

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KDE
Software

For those of you who do not understand how to use KimDaBa, there is now no reason not to use it. KimDaBa is the first KDE application to offer small flash videos with voice-overs describing how to use it.

Also: Tonight's star of The People Behind KDE is geek girl Janet Theobroma.

Are AMD and Intel close to settling?

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Hardware

THE WAR DRUMS have gone silent and there's no sign of smoke signals in the antitrust case AMD launched against Intel back at the end of June.

Browsers Battle for Second Place

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Web

In the Internet-browser game, the idea of beating No. 1 Microsoft, whose Internet Explorer comes automatically bundled on most Windows computers, is so far out of reach that other players try for the next best thing: second place.

Say it loud: you play games and you're proud

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Gaming

Will it ever be OK to discuss videogames among adults? 56% of all gamers are aged between 24 and 44. And yet, very few people over the age of 30 talk about them.

When open source theory meets fact

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OSS

Open source theory and fact walked hand in hand this week. Pundits and prognosticators all came calling with their own miscellaneous and sundry opinions about how this whole open source thing works and what it really means.

How open? That's the big patent question

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Misc

If you were to accept patent production as a good proxy for innovative ability, you would quickly conclude that one of the software giants is a whole lot more creative than the others.

Kicking Linux's Tires

In times past, the only way to see if Linux would work on a given PC was to install the OS. Times change. If you like what you see, or you wanna see the real deal, why not set up your machine to dual boot?

Are open-source evangelists a threat to Microsoft?

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OSS

For Eric Raymond, it is all about art. For Louis Suarez-Potts, the allure is intellectual challenge and inclusion in a worldwide community. Hartselle's Shawn Woods just wants cheap software that works. He thinks open-source software may be the answer.

Former President Corners Microsoft Korea

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OSS

Former president of Microsoft Korea is leading the government initiative to boost open-source programs in place of Windows.

Security Update of Debian Saturated Hosting Provider Network

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Web

The recently released security update of XFree86 in DSA 816 for sarge and woody had caused the host of security.debian.org to saturate its 100MBit/s network connection entirely this past week.

Faith in The Gimp

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Software

One excellent open-source program that often gets overlooked in the focus on products like Linux is The Gimp. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is freely distributed software for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Open Letter to Alan Yates of Microsoft

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KDE

In his reply to the Massachusetts decision to use only documents in OpenDocument format, the Microsoft manager Alan Yates writes: (paraphrased) Star Office, Open Office, KOffice and IBM Workplace are all derivatives of the same codebase. Thus there is only one program that supports Open Document, and that is illegal. This is, of course, not true.

On Location With: DOOM: The Movie

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Movies
Gaming

I'm standing on the set of the upcoming DOOM film, and, as someone who played all the way through DOOM 3, it's quite a surreal experience.

Nintendo Revolution specs revealed?

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Gaming

A Factor 5 employee who goes by the name "Han Solo" claims to know the Revolution's specs, and has leaked them.

Gates retains 'wealthiest' crown

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Microsoft

Tech industry billionaires loomed large in Forbes' latest list of the wealthiest people in the United States, with Bill Gates and his $51 billion fortune again topping the list.

The Empire's New Clothes

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Microsoft

Office 12, just like Vista, once again proves that Microsoft doesn't care about the end-user. Again.

Free Opera clocks 1 million downloads in two days

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Software

Well, that didn't take long. More than 1 million people have downloaded the Opera browser in the two days since Opera announced it was dropping the ad banner and going completely free.

UPDATE: Opera Gives Away 1.6 Million Browsers

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