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  • Padre Review – Perl Scripting Environment
  • Open source races to the top
  • Open Source Alternatives that Ease the Transition to Linux
  • Linux Groupadd Command – Adding New Groups
  • Track your dives with Subsurface!
  • Installing Netflix on Kubuntu
  • Open Source Conference 2013 Okinawa
  • herrie: Similar, yet different; orpheus: An appealing arrangement
  • DynDNS and ddclient: access your Linux from anywhere
  • In-depth coverage of 3 Popular Command Line Music Players
  • Four ways to generate or process Inkscape vector graphics automatically
  • mplayer and alsaplayer: A text-only twofer; cvlc: Surprise of the week
  • Desktop Publishing Software Scribus 1.4.3 Fixes Scrapbook
  • Liferea 1.10.1a Is an Excellent Alternative to Google News
  • Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition to Arrive on Steam for Linux, Soon
  • How To Use And Configure Your Xbox 360 Controller on Linux
  • G-Videos new design won’t be ready for 3.10 ..but

some odds & ends:

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  • New Note-taking App ‘Springseed’ Debuts on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu may do it better, but Canonical head sees merits of Windows 8 efforts
  • Ubuntu: One OS, one interface, all devices
  • What Linux Distribution Should Be Benchmarked The Most?
  • Hands on With the Ubuntu SDK Beta
  • Firefox: let us tell websites what you're interested in
  • As Linux stalks windows, the poor countries will benefit
  • Fidus Writer: Open Source Collaborative Editor For Non-Geek Academics
  • OSCON 2013: Find a Nonprofit Home for Your Open Source Project
  • Mozilla experiments with users sharing interests with websites
  • Microsoft reorganization should begin with Steve Ballmer’s departure
  • Open Source Typing Software List Rolled Out (pr)
  • Europa Universalis IV brings global domination to OS X, Windows, and Linux
  • Chromecast hacked: uses Google TV code, stripped of Android features

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  • Arch Linux Is the First Stable Distro with Linux Kernel 3.10
  • HowTo run commands from Gjs
  • How to install LibreOffice 4.1.0 in Mageia 3
  • GCC Cauldron 2013 Recap
  • Thoughts on Security
  • International character sets and encodings are hard
  • usevim: Repeat Side-Effects
  • Meeks: pretty overview of non-leaf modules
  • The main reason I love Linux: it works. Plain and simple.
  • KStars GSoC: Aberration with a Stereographic Projection
  • Experience Booting Linux Using the Windows 7 Bootloader
  • A Couple of Rebuilds and Upgrades in Slack-Current
  • Sayonara – A small, clear and fast audio player for Linux
  • This week in fedora infrastructure
  • Memories of Akademy 2013
  • Happy 5th birthday, BeagleBoard.org!

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  • Neurology student invents software for video game makers (video)
  • Open Source Solves J.K. Rowling Mystery
  • You err, it stirs… (linux spellcheck pen)
  • No bees in the support bonnet for Red Hat
  • The Indian connection to Red Hat's growth story

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  • Ubuntu 13.10 Alpha 2 Released, Five Flavours Taking Part
  • Watermint Game, Open-Source Engine Move Forward
  • Wasteland 2 Has Been Delayed But There Is Still Some Good News
  • 7 More Titles Greenlit On Steam For Linux
  • Microsoft pledges Linux boost for Windows Server and Center R2 duo
  • The rise of Linux in in-vehicle infotainment (IVI)
  • Find And Block Who Is Tracking You Online
  • Interview: Mike Woster Discusses The Yocto Project
  • kobo aura hd: first impressions
  • Install virtualbox guest additions in Debian 7 wheezy
  • Fedora 19: Installing Software from DVD After System Installation
  • pyradio: Now that’s different
  • bugs and fixes in LibreOffices issue tracker — beyond the 3.6 series
  • Will Ubuntu Edge commit to using only free software?
  • Gluon and the state of the project
  • How to Enable and Tweak Ubuntu’s Flashy Graphical Effects
  • Open source in the era of digital marketing
  • A Command Line Web Browsing with Lynx and Links Tools
  • S06E22 – I Still Know What You Did Last Ubuntu
  • Report BoF KDE France
  • Install Facebook Messenger in Linux Mint 15

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  • CANDLE - A Handmade Dynamic Graphic Adventure
  • Enable KDE style for Iceweasel and other GTK apps in Debian
  • Ubuntu Edge might just change the computing world
  • Another day another hacked website
  • install HotShots on Fedora 19 and Ubuntu 13.04
  • LXDE waves goodbye to GTK in merge with Razor-qt
  • usevim: Powerline Escape Fix
  • A good "second board" for learning
  • Parsix 5.0 Test 3 (Lombardo) Distro Is Optimized for Laptops
  • Day: Things I’ve been doing
  • Bored again: Looking into Gestures
  • GUADEC Keynote Speaker: Cathy Malmrose
  • Transparent Decompression Support For EXT4
  • Windows 8 Beats Ubuntu Linux For Intel "Haswell" OpenGL Performance
  • FLOSS Weekly 258

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  • IBM Files Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Based on Novell Agreement in SCO v. IBM
  • Stallman on Companies That Work With Free Software (video interview)
  • Linux lets you customize your environment, but find a partner to address continuity
  • SUSE Cloud 2.0 Launches in Beta
  • A Peek At What Some Governments Are Doing With FLOSS
  • Fedora Project Developer Proposes Layered, More Agile Design to Distribution
  • install LightZone (digital darkroom software) on Debian 7/6
  • shred: A power for good or evil
  • setterm: Some minor magic
  • Call for Automotive Linux Summit Speakers
  • E17 Enlightenment Revist | Configuration from scratch (video)
  • Join Fedora 19 to Active Directory Domain
  • Sync Progress Display
  • Short Tip: Write buffers and jump to next in Vim
  • How To Extract Images From PDF Files With Pdfimages
  • new default artwork for lubuntu
  • OOXML improvements in LibreOffice Writer 4.1

today's leftovers:

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  • MATE vs. Gnome Shell vs. Unity vs. Cinnamon
  • Securely Erasing Your SSD with Linux: A How-To
  • Are donations effective for open source projects?
  • How to migrate your server from Debian to CentOS
  • Managing Linux Services at Startup With Chkconfig Command
  • Canonical Invests In Failure Hyping
  • find: Simply the best tool out there
  • XBMC on Mir
  • GNOME raises $20,000 to enhance security and privacy
  • The future of Razor and LXDE-Qt
  • AudioCD. Week 5.
  • Rwanda’s laptop project making progress
  • SETI – What are we looking for?
  • openSUSE Conference 2013 3rd day
  • A great and unexpected first Akademy experience
  • gnome-screenshot Utility
  • Embedded Pi Review
  • Team Fortress 2 Linux version now runs on older Intel graphics cards
  • Oracle Linux Gains Momentum
  • Bacon: Announcing the Ubuntu Edge
  • Sailing Through The World of Linux BASH Scripting – Part III

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 517

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Welcome to this year's 29th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Converting computer users from Windows to Linux isn't always an easy task, but there are distributions that try hard to recreate a Windows-like experience in Linux to make new users feel more at home in their new operating system. One of such distributions is Zorin OS.

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  • Btrfs Mount Option Performance Tuning On Linux 3.11
  • Happy pi approximation day
  • My Revised Linux Wish List
  • Astro Emporia On Desura
  • Rush And Edge Follow Toki Tori Onto Steam For Linux
  • Akademy Impressions
  • Mobile Media Converter on Linux
  • Enlightenment On Wayland Still Being Done
  • Two Hacks For The NVIDIA Linux Graphics Driver
  • Gnomecraft | GNOME Software App for Fedora 20?!
  • Burning Circle Episode 123
  • Linux Drive Recovery | LAS s27e10
  • Linux Outlaws 317 – Heatwave
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Making GNOME Look Like Apple's Operating System

  • A macOS Mojave Inspired GTK Theme Appears
    A new GTK theme brings the luscious look of macOS Mojave to the Linux desktop. Not that you should be surprised; we’ve written before about how easy it is to make Ubuntu look like a Mac. But thanks to this new macOS Mojave inspired GTK theme that fact is truer, and more faithful, than ever.
  • Make Ubuntu Look Like macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode
    If you’re a Linux user who likes the look of the dark mode coming in macOS Mojave, you’re in luck: there’s a GTK theme just for you. The theme is available on Gnome-Look.org alongside several other macOS inspired themes. You’re looking for the one titled McOS-MJV-Dark-mode, but feel free to download more if you think you might want to switch it up later. Installing is a little tricky: you need to create a .themes directory in your home folder, then extract the folder in the downloaded archive into that folder. Next you need to install Gnome Tweaks in the Ubuntu Software Store, which you can use to change the theme. You can also use Gnome Tweaks to move the buttons to the left side of the window, where they belong. Fight me.

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Servers With GNU/Linux

  • Linux Foundation Shifts Network Infrastructure to Kubernetes
    The Linux Networking Fund (LNF) is making significant progress toward embracing Kubernetes as a platform for delivering a range of networking services that are expected to be widely embraced by telecommunications carriers and cloud service providers (CSP). Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking an orchestration for The Linux Foundation, says the latest Beijing release of the Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP) contains several modules that have been ported to Kubernetes, with more to follow once the Casablanca release of ONAP is released.
  • A Platform Of A Certain Age And Respectability
    But seriously. The many rivals of the OS/400 platform and its follow-ons since that June 21, 1988, launch of the Application System/400 are now gone or not even on life support. We can all rattle them off, but the important ones that drove innovation for OS/400 and its children through to the current IBM i are DEC’s VMS for the VAX and Alpha systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s MPE for the HP 3000 and HP-UX for the HP 9000s, and Sun Microsystems’ Solaris for the Sparc systems. You could throw in SCO Unix, Novell NetWare, and a slew of proprietary operating systems in Europe and Japan, and while you are at it, you should probably also include the IBM System/38’s CPF operating system and the IBM System/36’s SSP operating system. Even OS/2 and its PS/2 platform actually predate the AS/400 by 10 months – and they are long, long gone.
  • Uptycs Raises $13M, Launches Osquery-Based Security Platform
    No. 2 is the growing popularity of Mac and Linux-based infrastructure. Traditional enterprise workloads are deployed on Windows, so that’s where malicious activity historically occurred. But now more companies are using Mac infrastructure and transitioning new workloads to Linux in the cloud. Companies need to monitor and secure these environments as well, and Uptycs’ security platform covers all of the above.
  • CeBIT 2018: Huawei to roll-out KunLun V5 server
    Huawei is set to launch the latest server in its KunLun mission critical range with the V5, teaming up once more with Suse, further confirming that the company’s Linux Enterprise Server system is its preferred standard for the range.
  • Why an Infrastructure Transition is the Perfect Time to Invest in Security
    The idea behind containers has been around since the 1970s, when the technology was first used to isolate application code on Unix systems. However, the use of containers only became widespread in 2013 with the advent of Docker, and container orchestration tools like Kubernetes are even newer than that.

A look at Lutris – Open Gaming Platform for GNU/Linux

Lutris is quite the handy application I’ve discovered, that helps with organization and installation of games on GNU/Linux, even if they come from multiple sources. One of the project's goals is to support any game that runs on Linux regardless of whether it runs natively, through Wine, or other means. The main appeal of Lutris is that it provides an interface to manage all games installed on the machine regardless of source. While it is necessary to integrate the games in the application first, doing so is not super complicated. You may add local games right away by selecting them from the local system or visit the Lutris website to add games this way. Lutris simplifies nearly everything. Users can visit the list of support games on the Lutris website, choose to download and install the game (Note: If its a game that must be bought, you must own it first.) The website lists supported games and where you can acquire or download them. You can use filters on the site to display only free games, games of a genre, or use the built-in search to find games of interest quickly using it. Read more