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Razor & LXDE-Qt Desktop Projects To Merge

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phoronix.com: Developers behind the lightweight Qt-based Razor-qt and LXDE-Qt desktops met up at KDE's Akademy 2013 conference. During the annual KDE developer conference, the two lightweight desktops decided to merge their efforts around LXDE-Qt.

And: LXDE-Qt May Join The KDE Group

Linux office suite competition

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netrunner-mag.com: Let’s say you want to use an office suite on your favorite Linux distribution. All right, which one? Today, we will evaluate several worthy and less worthy candidates. The only criterion is that they run on Linux.

KMyMoney vs. GnuCash: Battle of Money Management

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makeuseof.com: If you don’t have any other options or don’t trust online third-party financial services after the NSA/PRISM scare, then it’s best to track all of your finances through a desktop application that can store that data on your computer. On Linux systems, the top two choices are KMyMoney and GnuCash.

Pythonic Parsing Programs

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linuxjournal.com: Pythonistas are eager to extol the lovely virtues of our language. But the path to Python enlightenment is often covered in rocky terrain, or thorns hidden under leaves.

Aggregate System Menu arrives for Shell 3.10

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worldofgnome.org: Version 3.9.5 will change all these as it will include some really really cool things that GNOME Devs did. We are talking about the re-designed Aggregate System Menu that will debut in 3.10.

nano vs. vim: Terminal Text Editors Compared

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makeuseof.com: One of the primary ways to use the Terminal is to configure text files Terminal text editors and control how certain programs or system services behave. For terminal text editing, two of the top choices are nano and vim.

Enlightenment E17 Stands A Chance For Fedora 20

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phoronix.com: Fans of the Enlightenment desktop / window manager may finally see the lightweight solution packaged for Fedora 20.

Collusion: See who’s tracking you – in real-time

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linuxbsdos.com: At a time when your ISP is tracking your online activities, sites you visit are doing the same (even the one you do not visit are able to track you), Google is not to be left out in the game, and the NSA is tracking everybody else, it’s easy to be depressed. While most of us can’t do very much, we can at least have fun tracking who’s tracking us.

Benchmark: X.org VS Mir

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linuxaria.com: After the announcement of Canonical on Mir, which will be included as a default display server in Ubuntu 13.10, I decided to do some tests (benchmark, in the jargon), to see whether the performances of Mir are comparable to those of the good old X.org (the daemons currently present on Ubuntu), as promised by Mark Shuttleworth on his blog.

JOE: Old-School Text Editor Teaches New Lessons

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linuxinsider.com: JOE's terminal-based interface is reminiscent of early Unix and Linux tools like WordStar and Turbo C editors. I cut my computing teeth at the start of the PC era on early Apple and IBM PC systems, so the keyboard style and terminal atmosphere of JOE are both fun and productive for me.

GNU Awk: This is Not Your Father's Awk

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drdobbs.com: Awk's features have advanced considerably in the last decade — such as the addition of a debugger and a profiler — all without removing any of the elegance or terseness of the fabled little language.

Selecting a GNOME 2 Successor Desktop

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datamation.com: GNOME 2 is the Linux desktop environment that refuses to die. Three years after its last release, GNOME 2—or, to be precise, its successors—are collectively as popular as uncustomized GNOME 3. Observers might puzzle over this choice. If you are looking for a GNOME 2 replacement, you should consider carefully how each fits into your circumstances and preferences.

An unexpected journey

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KDE
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martin-graesslin.com: Since my last post quite some progress has been made in getting KWin working on top of a Wayland compositor. My main focus of work has been on the input stack.

HBO Asks Google To Take Down "Infringing" VLC Media Player

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  • HBO Asks Google To Take Down "Infringing" VLC Media Player
  • VLC Media Player Making Good Progress In Qt5 Port
  • Features Coming For The VLC 2.1 Media Player

XBMC on Wayland Compositors, take two

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smspillaz.wordpress: In late February this year, I published a proof of concept demonstrating the XBMC Media Center on the Weston system compositor, but this proof of concept would have to be largely rewritten. As such, I’ve decided to do a kind of “take-two.”

KeePassX: Treating Your Passwords Like They’re Important

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Security

mylinuxrig.com: Christmas morning 2012, one of my Gmail accounts was hacked. The good news was that it wasn’t my main account. The bad news was that it was one I used for a fair amount of work-related communication. With web-based clients ruled out, I looked to clients, settling on KeePassX, which is the basis for quite a few password management tools.

101 Most Fun Open Source Games and Apps

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Gaming

datamation.com: As we do every summer, we've pulled together our list of 101 of the "funnest" open source apps ever created. Of course, most of these are games, but there are also a few fun non-games at the end of the list.

Wayland & Weston 1.2.0 is out

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  • Wayland & Weston 1.2.0 is out
  • What’s up with the scrollbar?
  • Tip to write scripts: Internal vs External commands
  • testing and localization LibreOffice 4.1
  • Custom module configuration with Drupal 7
  • Script Roundup: npm.vim, sexy_scroller.vim
  • The 100 Percent Open-Source Data Center
  • Akademy 2013 Day Two

The state of FOSS Desktop Environments and Window Managers. Pt 3

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fossadvocates.org: In part 1, I had a look at the GTK based options out there, In part 2, the Qt based Desktop Environments. Now, onto Part 3 of my look at Desktop Environments and Window Managers.

Conky Manager get new options & themes

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webupd8.org: Conky Manager, a graphical font-end for managing Conky configuration files, has been updated to version 1.2 yesterday, getting 4 new Conky configurations / themes, as well as some new options.

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