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4 text editors for Linux

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opensource.com: This is a short list of my favorite graphical text editors for Linux that can be classified as IDE (integrated development environment). Here, I give the pros and cons of working with the following:

Handy Linux Applications That Will Help You Write Your First Novel

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junauza.com: Though we can't help you with the writing part, we can definitely suggest some tools that will help you better organize your manuscript. These tools, which work perfectly on Linux, let you write your novel, organize it, and then format it according to publishing standards.

The Waylanders are coming

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  • The Waylanders are coming
  • Introducing Mechane, GUADEC
  • How not to write a specification
  • GUADEC, Wayland, Transmageddon and more
  • OSCON Days Two, Three, and Four
  • Interview with Gavin Ferris, GNOME Privacy Campaign Donor

Switching the Plasma shells

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  • Switching the Plasma shells
  • GNOME Terminal 3.10 Beta 1 Enables Nautilus Extension by Default
  • KDE Task Manager Gets a Lot of Attention for 4.11
  • GNOME Settings Daemon 3.8.4 Is Now Available for Download
  • Thirteen Years of GUADEC
  • KStars GSoC: OpenCL and a first performance report
  • GNOME Alone – The Free Software Column

A Second Helping of Pi

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Hardware
Software

things-linux.blogspot: In my last article I described how to set up a Raspberry Pi as a network attached storage (NAS) device and UPnP media server. By the time I was done with that project I was so impressed with the power and flexibility of the Pi that I decided to order another unit and set it up to replace my Linux Mint-based home entertainment system computer.

why removing features makes people unhappy

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dgsiegel.net: i have been active in the gnome project for a long time. over the years, i have seen and heard a lot of criticism and praise, but there is one thing i never quite understood. people were always complaining if a feature was removed. sometimes, that specific feature was replaced by something better, sometimes the feature had been evolved and sometimes that feature was dropped.

Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton: Open Source Lessons from Wayland

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Hardware
Software

linux.com: In less than two years the Raspberry Pi has sold more than 1 million units and become widely used and adored among DIY hackers and embedded professionals alike. It began in 2006 as a modest idea to provide a low-cost educational computer for students to tinker with. Now the $25 Linux-based single-board computer is the basis for all kinds of gadgets.

Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards 2013 Nomination

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Software

linuxjournal.com: We are pleased to accept nominations for this year's Readers' Choice Awards! Please peruse the following list of categories and write in your favorites to nominate them. We will accept nominations until August 18, 2013.

Wayland, Weston 1.2 Development Statistics

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phoronix.com: With the recent release of Wayland/Weston 1.2, here's a look at some current development statistics. When running GitStats on the current Wayland and Weston Compositor Git code as of today, some interesting figures include:

GNOME Multimedia tools updates

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  • GNOME Multimedia tools updates
  • GNOME Control Center 3.8.4 Fixes Floating Screens
  • Gnome 3.8 requiring Systemd on Gentoo

Khronos Releases OpenGL 4.4 Specification

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khronos.org: The Khronos™ Group today announced the immediate release of the OpenGL® 4.4 specification, bringing the very latest graphics functionality to the most advanced and widely adopted cross-platform 2D and 3D graphics API.

Why journalctl is cool and syslog will survive for another decade

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Software

blog.delouw.ch: There was a recent discussion going on if Fedora 20 should drop rsyslog and just using systemd journal. A lot of people are afraid of systemd and its journal, this a pity.

Does the NSA's SE Linux code need a review?

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Security

itwire.com: In the wake of the recent revelations that America's National Security Agency is spying on all and sundry, is it time for the Linux community to take another good, hard look at the NSA-developed Security Enhanced Linux?

On Dancing Chickens

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lcinexile.blogspot.: Imagine I make an app that has a dancing chicken animation and plays a chiptune. If I want people to check it out, I still can't just send it to them and have them run it. Not on Linux + GNU + X + Gtk + GNOME + Alsa + PulseAudio. It is slightly less bad on the non-free desktop OSs like Windows. Please tell my how and why and what I'm not seeing.

Samsung Accidentally Leaked The exFAT Linux Driver

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Microsoft
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phoronix.com: Last month there was news of a native Linux driver for Microsoft's exFAT file-system. It turns out that the driver wasn't developed through any clean-room reverse-engineering but was rather the apparent rebadging of a Samsung exFAT driver for Linux.

Razor-QT Desktop 0.5.2 Review

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unixmen.com: When I planned this review, I never really understood how difficult things would become to reach a point where I could actually run the Razor-QT desktop for some real-world testing. In a nutshell, oh my it was worth every minute of pain.

Apache OpenOffice now comes with a handy sidebar

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  • ASF Announces Apache™ OpenOffice™ 4.0, release notes
  • Apache OpenOffice now comes with a handy sidebar
  • Maintenance of Apache 2.0 discontinued
  • Apache OpenOffice Extensions New Site

Blender 2.68 is smoky!

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worldofgnome.org: The 2.68 version of Blender has arrived and as it happens with every release of the best open source 3D creation and animation tool suite it can’t be overlooked! This release also shows the consistency followed by Blender developers coming 2.5 months after the previous 2.67 version.

Get a Chromebook-like platform on your Ubuntu desktop with Jolicloud

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Linux
Software

techrepublic.com: You can bring the simplicity of Chromebooks to your Ubuntu desktop by installing Jolicloud. Jack Wallen tells you why it's good for multi-user environments and how to get it.

Reality Check: OpenStack is Not the Next Linux

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Linux
Software

linux.com: OpenStack is wildly successful, free and open source software and represents the future of cloud computing. Therefore, OpenStack is like Linux. There are key differences in the basic origin stories of OpenStack and Linux that make the comparison a little strained.

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