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To longtime readers of Tux Machines there will be no substantial change.

some odds & ends:

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  • KDE 4.11.3 Officially Released with Over 120 Bug Fixes
  • Open source engine Docker teams up with the Fedora Project
  • Floral innuendo: ‘Luxuria Superbia’ turns plants and sex into a game
  • Compact box-PCs take Linux to extremes
  • Official: Red Hat's fix is working (Red Hat picked to fix

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  • KDE and Canonical Conflict over Mir Finally Bursts into the Open
  • Major KDE Developer Says Goodbye to Ubuntu
  • KDE Developers Continue To Be Frustrated With Canonical
  • Linux OS on the rise: Steam Hardware Survey
  • Outreach Program for Women Seeks New Linux Kernel Interns
  • Upgrading on a budget: Running Linux on a refurbished laptop and docking station
  • Ode to Project Ara
  • Red Hat Fedora 20 Linux: New Networking, ARM Features
  • Make sense of a lot of messy text with TreeLine

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  • Hinkle: Linux Can Change the World Beyond Technology
  • Chromebooks and Chromium OS Experience
  • GNOME Settings Daemon 3.10.1 Fixes Memory Leaks
  • PCLinuxOS KDE MiniMe and LXDE 2013.10 Review
  • US Navy’s most advanced warship is powered by Linux
  • Happy Birthday, Ubuntu 4.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Opens For Development
  • Debian 6.0.8 Officially Released
  • In Depth Look at Linux’s Archiving and Compression Commands
  • Writing a GNOME thumbnailer
  • Believe in openSUSE
  • Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine is coming to Linux with new content
  • openSUSE Summit Schedule Ready
  • Red Hat is Now Oversold

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  • Installing and Configuring CentOS
  • Dark Matter brings survival horror to PC, Mac and Linux
  • Windows 8.1, Linux, Android, and "The Next Big Thing"
  • Why system76 always ships the newest ubuntu
  • Rogue Legacy out now on Mac, Linux
  • S06E34 – Gone With The Ubuntu
  • Create custom Linux-based systems regardless of the hardware
  • Fully Bugged Little Cells Unveiled
  • Fedora Outreach Program for Women Internships
  • Bacon: Reflections On Ubuntu 13.10
  • SCALE is a first-person puzzler that has you re-sizing the world
  • Open hardware and why it is revolutionary
  • Microsoft Office fends off open source OpenOffice and LibreOffice
  • October 18, 2013 Indie Game Bundle Update

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  • Ubuntu 13.10 Finally Released, Big Yawner
  • Special laptop keys with Linux
  • GRUB2 Editor 0.6.4 Is the Perfect Tool for Your GRUB Needs
  • GNOME Control Center 3.10.1 Released with Multiple Improvements
  • GNOME CAKE 3.10 - Fully Baked, No Bugs
  • "New Installer" Details Have Been Published
  • The Linux Setup - Tynan, SETT Developer
  • Ubuntu races toward convergence
  • Arma Tactics is now available on Steam
  • SteamOS to have NVIDIA developer tools from day one
  • Red Hat CEO Whitehurst talks about 'Team Jim'
  • How the end of XP support helped France's gendarmes embrace Ubuntu
  • AbiWord: The little word processor that could
  • Open Source Pundits Sound Off on Surveillance

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  • September 2013 Linux Kernel News
  • Ubuntu Phone 13.10: The Runway Is Clear For Mir
  • Rust Survival Game From Garrys Mod Creator Coming To Linux
  • SteamOS: Worth the hype?
  • Ubuntu Spotted on Merc's Driverless Research Car [Video]
  • First Week of November 16th Options Trading For Red Hat (RHT)
  • Linux Outlaws 320 – A Little Bit Rusty
  • Linux Outlaws 321 – You Just Turned This into a Bloodbath
  • Unvanquished FPS/RTS Alpha 20 Is Out
  • Wayland-Based Hawaii Desktop Is Still Active
  • Why Linux Sucks 2009-2013
  • WebRTC Game Changer | LAS s29e01

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  • First Look at GNOME 3.10 on Arch Linux
  • First Wayland Benchmarks From Fedora 20 Show Great Promise
  • Help promote openSUSE 13.1!
  • Baked in Britain, the millionth Raspberry Pi
  • The Re-Opened X.Org Server 1.15 Pushes Ahead
  • Upcoming Test Days, and Fedora 20 status
  • Valve Talks More About Nvidia GPUs Inside Steam Machines
  • Disable "Trusted Computing" Chip in Linux
  • Troubleshooting common Steam problems
  • Use your linux netbook as a charging station
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 337
  • Burning Circle Episode 134
  • Ubuntu, Knee-Deep in the Big Muddy
  • Shell Scripting vs Programming

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  • Intel Core i7 4960X "Ivy Bridge-E" Is A Beauty On Linux
  • A Variety of NVIDIA GPUs Power Valve’s First Prototype Steam Machines
  • Karma Machine: An Example of Ubuntu App Convergence
  • How Things Work: Open-source software
  • VIDEO: "Shovel Knight" Trailer Wears Its Influences on Its Sleeve
  • Arduino boards to run full Linux thanks to TI’s new ARM-based chip
  • Mozilla's HTML5-Powered Flash Player Is Slowly Making Its Way Into Firefox
  • I Didn’t Know They Use Open Source! – Part 3
  • Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore Gets Gloomy First Screenshots
  • Who is the Ubuntu Community Council?
  • Scholarship Winner Sarah Kiden Will Use Linux Training to Help Others

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  • PixelJunk Shooter is coming to PC, Mac and Linux next month
  • Mageia update advisories web site
  • Jobs Demand Rising for Linux and Open Source Skills
  • Rename - For Batch Renaming Of Files
  • Linux 3.12 Kernel To Bring Faster File-Systems
  • Open-Source Systems You May Have Taken for Granted: 10 Examples
  • Put a Talking Cow in Your Linux Message of the Day
  • Plasma Active Handbook released
  • Who takes free software to new heights?
  • NVIDIA Releases Major Linux Driver With New Features, EGL
  • Why and how to set up your own wiki with Dokuwiki
  • Down with Unicode! Why 16 bits per character is a right pain in the ASCII
  • How Port Knocking Can Add Extra Layer of Server Security
  • About 20% Of New Titles On Steam Support Linux
  • Firefox bug: "Pledge never to implement HTML5 DRM"
  • curl: Your tool for accessing the great beyond
  • Raphaël Hertzog: My Free Software Activities in September 2013
  • Global Git Ignore
  • Fistful Of Frags Will Come To Linux If Greenlit
  • Canonical Says It's Not Ignoring Ubuntu Desktop Because of Ubuntu Touch
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today's leftovers

Software: GIMP, VLC, Cryptsetup, Caprine, KWin and NetworkManager

  • GIMP 2.9.8 Open-Source Image Editor Released with On-Canvas Gradient Editing
    GIMP 2.9.8, a development version towards the major GIMP 2.10 release, was announced by developer Alexandre Prokoudine for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • GIMP 2.9.8 Released
    Newly released GIMP 2.9.8 introduces on-canvas gradient editing and various enhancements while focusing on bugfixing and stability. For a complete list of changes please see NEWS.
  • It Looks Like VLC 3.0 Will Finally Be Released Soon
    VLC 3.0 is something we've been looking forward to for years and it's looking like that big multimedia player update could be released very soon. Thanks to Phoronix reader Fran for pointing out that VLC 3.0 release candidates have begun to not much attention. VLC 3.0 RC1 was tagged at the end of November and then on Tuesday marked VLC 3.0 RC2 being tagged, but without any official release announcements.
  • cryptsetup 2.0.0
  • Cryptsetup 2.0 Released With LUKS2 Format Support
    A new major release is available of Cryptsetup, the user-space utility for dealing with the DMCrypt kernel module for setting up encrypted disk volumes. Cryptsetup 2.0.0 is notable in that it introduces support for the new on-disk LUKS2 format but still retaining support for LUKS(1). The LUKS2 format is security hardened to a greater extent, more extensible than LUKS, supports in-place upgrading from LUKS, and other changes.
  • Caprine – An Unofficial Elegant Facebook Messenger Desktop App
    There is no doubt Facebook is one of the most popular and dynamic social network platform in the modern Internet era. It has revolutionized technology, social networking, and the future of how we live and interact. With Facebook, We can connect, communicate with one another, instantly share our memories, photos, files and even money to anyone, anywhere in the world. Even though Facebook has its own official messenger, some tech enthusiasts and developers are developing alternative and feature-rich apps to communicate with your buddies. The one we are going to discuss today is Caprine. It is a free, elegant, open source, and unofficial Facebook messenger desktop app built with Electron framework.
  • KWin On Wayland Without X11 Support Can Startup So Fast It Causes Problems
    It turns out that if firing up KDE's KWin Wayland compositor without XWayland support, it can start up so fast that it causes problems. Without XWayland for providing legacy X11 support to KDE Wayland clients, the KWin compositor fires up so fast that it can cause a crash in their Wayland integration as KWin's internal connection isn't even established... Yep, Wayland compositors are much leaner and cleaner than the aging X Server code-base that dates back 30+ years, granted most of the XWayland code is much newer than that.
  • NetworkManager Picks Up Support For Intel's IWD WiFi Daemon & Meson Build System
    NetworkManager now has support for Intel's lean "IWD" WiFi daemon. IWD is a lightweight daemon for managing WiFi devices via a D-Bus interface and has been in development since 2013 (but was only made public in 2016) and just depends upon GCC / Glibc / ELL (Embedded Linux Library).

Linux Foundation: Servers, Kubernetes and OpenContrail

  • Many cloud-native hands try to make light work of Kubernetes
    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, home of the Kubernetes open-source community, grew wildly this year. It welcomed membership from industry giants like Amazon Web Services Inc. and broke attendance records at last week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference in Austin, Texas. This is all happy news for Kubernetes — the favored platform for orchestrating containers (a virtualized method for running distributed applications). The technology needs all the untangling, simplifying fingers it can get. This is also why most in the community are happy to tamp down their competitive instincts to chip away at common difficulties. “You kind of have to,” said Michelle Noorali (pictured), senior software engineer at Microsoft and co-chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America & Europe 2017. “These problems are really hard.”
  • Leveraging NFV and SDN for network slicing
    Network slicing is poised to play a pivotal role in the enablement of 5G. The technology allows operators to run multiple virtual networks on top of a single, physical infrastructure. With 5G commercialization set for 2020, many are wondering to what extend network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) can help move network slicing forward.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail's SDN codebase to Linux Foundation
    Juniper Networks has announced its intent to move the codebase for OpenContrail, an open-source network virtualisation platform for the cloud, to the Linux Foundation. OpenContrail provides both software-defined networking (SDN) and security features and has been deployed by various organisations, including cloud providers, telecom operators and enterprises to simplify operational complexities and automate workload management across diverse cloud environments.
  • Juniper moves OpenContrail’s codebase to Linux Foundation, advances cloud approach
    Juniper Networks plans to move the codebase for its OpenContrail open-source network virtualization platform for the cloud to the Linux Foundation, broadening its efforts to drive more software innovations into the broader IT and service provider community. The vendor is hardly a novice in developing open source platforms. In 2013, Juniper released its Contrail products as open sourced and built a user and developer community around the project. To drive its next growth phase, Juniper expanded the project’s governance, creating an even more open, community-led effort.
  • 3 Essential Questions to Ask at Your Next Tech Interview
    The annual Open Source Jobs Report from Dice and The Linux Foundation reveals a lot about prospects for open source professionals and hiring activity in the year ahead. In this year’s report, 86 percent of tech professionals said that knowing open source has advanced their careers. Yet what happens with all that experience when it comes time for advancing within their own organization or applying for a new roles elsewhere?