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Leftovers: Programming

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  • Leadwerks: GDB Is Annoying; Editor Using GTK

    Leadwerks, one of the recent commercial game engines that's being ported to Linux following a successful Kickstarter campaign, has shared more of their Linux game engine progress from a developer's perspective.

  • Leaf: A New "Soon To Be Great" Programming Language
  • GNU Awk 4.1: Teaching an Old Bird Some New Tricks, Part II
  • Intro to Clojure on the Web

    Lisp is one of those languages that people either love or hate. Count me among the Lisp lovers. I was brainwashed during my undergraduate studies at MIT to believe that Lisp is the only "real" programming language out there, and that anything else is a pale imitation. True, I use Python and Ruby in my day-to-day work, but I often wish I had the chance to work with Lisp on a regular basis.

  • C++ Gtkmm Tutorial 4
  • 25-30 November is Europe Code Week!

    Want to get involved in a cool new initiative to promote it across Europe?

    My Young Advisors are a talented group of people advising and supporting me in my work. And they've been hard at work themselves. They've come up with a great idea: Europe Code Week - a week of initiatives at the end of November (25th-30th) with a focus on coding – workshops, teaching, or just raising awareness.

AMD Lands Open-Source "Hawaii" GPU Driver Code

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The Linux 3.13 kernel that is just entering mainline development stages already has Radeon DPM and HDMI audio by default. However, now there's another Radeon DRM-Next pull and it provides support for the brand new AMD R9 290 "Hawaii" GPUs!

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5 lesser-known browsers: Free, lightweight and low-maintenance

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computerworld.com: Are Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome slowing your machine -- or are they simply more than you need? We look at some alternatives.

How to write your book using Linux

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Linux
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opensource.com: Before starting the book, I had heard a lot of horror stories about people forced to use crazy Word stylesheets and templates from publishers. I was very glad that my publisher didn’t use anything like that, which might have forced me to spend more time in Windows. I decided to work with RTF files and used LibreOffice to write the whole thing.

Xnoise Makes Sweet Music - Once You Get It Installed

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linuxinsider.com: Xnoise features a simplified interface. You see just the essentials: your media collection list and the title, album and artist for selections placed in the play list. The resizable media library sits openly on the left side of the application window. Its hierarchical tree design makes it easy to find any single track, artist, album or genre.

9 open source secrets to making money

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OSS
  • Greed is good: 9 open source secrets to making money
  • How the Linux Foundation is helping the auto industry shift to open source
  • Samba 4.1 brings Linux desktop and Mac files from Windows
  • Senwes Unix to Linux migration
  • On Linux Install Fest 2013
  • Introducing Kids To Linux Using DoudouLinux
  • Have You Tried Parted Magic?
  • AbiWord 3.0 Released With Many Changes, GTK3
  • Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit…
  • Betting on Linux | CR 71
  • Install the Latest Version of digiKam on Debian
  • Flash in Linux
  • KrISS Feed: Self-Hosted RSS Reader
  • Apt-Fast: Improve Apt-Get Download Speed
  • Fix no screen brightness on boot problem
  • BetaPizza Hackaton Results
  • Can you trust 'NSA-proof' TrueCrypt?
  • 5 Years of KDE Community Forums
  • Open codec pioneer leaves Red Hat, joins Mozilla

LightZone: Totally Free Photo Lab lets you Forget Adobe Lightroom

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noupe.com: If you want to do quick everyday photo manipulations on a bunch of images, you will usually not go for Photoshop. Adobe Lightroom is what people inside the Photoshop universe will recommend you. Today we have an even greater solution for you.

15 Ways to Reduce Image Size

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HowTos
  • 15 Ways to Reduce Image Size without Losing on Quality
  • 5 Easy Ways to Download YouTube Videos in Ubuntu
  • GNU Make 4.0 Brings New Features, Extends With Guile
  • Music App ‘Musique’ Adds Cool Stuff
  • writing a lua interpreter
  • How to block countries using iptables – Debian
  • 12 Linux Time Command Examples
  • Video Editor LiVES 2.0.6 Gets Kaleidoscope Option
  • Doing more with less – The Free Software Column
  • LibreOffice OpenGL Canvas Merged
  • How to take 16:9 Screenshots
  • Better database replication with MySQL Utilities
  • Cinnamon 2.0 Desktop Is Readied For Release
  • TimeShift – Provides System Restore functionality in Ubuntu
  • How to configure keyboard layouts in Unity, GNOME 3, KDE
  • Steam Now Has Support for Converting Third-Party Source Mods
  • How They Popped The Penguin: The Bash Tactic And What It Means
  • Linux only needs one 'killer' game to explode, says Battlefield director

Google offers “leet” cash prizes for updates to Linux and other OS software

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arstechnica.com: Google is offering rewards as high as $3,133.70 for software updates that improve the security of OpenSSL, OpenSSH, BIND, and several other open-source packages that are critical to the stability of the Internet.

KDE vs GNOME: Settings, Apps, Widgets

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datamation.com: When it comes to desktop environments, choosing the one that's right for you can be a deeply personal matter. In this article, I'll look into the differences between two of the most popular Linux desktop environments – Gnome and KDE. I’ll explore what each desktop environment offers, comparing their strengths and weaknesses.

E-Mail App Geary Gets New Look, New Features

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Alongside an update to photo utility Shotwell comes a new version of Geary – the popular open-source desktop e-mail app. It’s the first release by Yorba, the team behind the client, since it failed to make its $100,000 crowdfunding goal back in April.

A Look At Some KDE 4.12 Features

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Software
  • A Look At Some KDE 4.12 Features
  • Install HideMyAss VPN In Linux
  • Make the Most Out of Google Play Music on Ubuntu
  • Improving tables of contents in LibreOffice
  • State of Drupal presentation (September 2013)
  • Bonus: An index, and the method behind the madness
  • Surf Safely with sshuttle
  • We Have Mir & Wayland, But There Still Could Be X12
  • Changing the GNOME 3.10 lock screen art
  • The X.Org Foundation and the 501(c)(3) status
  • Linux SNMP MIB Browser

GNOME 3.10 Reflections

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afaikblog.wordpress: GNOME 3.10 was released last week. A lot of hard work went into it (I know I felt pretty exhausted by the end), but I think that it was worth it. We ended up with an excellent release.

Kdenlive Delivers Near-Pro Video Editing - If You Have the Right Stuff

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linuxinsider.com: Kdenlive is a multitrack, nonlinear video-editing suite packed with some of the most recent video technologies. This application can be a great tool if you have serious video work to do, but you need to fully test it before attempting any mission-critical editing tasks.

The state of XMir

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Ubuntu

mjg59.dreamwidth.org: XMir's been delayed from Ubuntu 13.10. The stated reason is that multi-monitor support isn't sufficiently reliable. That's true, but it's far from the only problem that XMir still has:

The not-so-unchanging desktop

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KDE
Software
  • The not-so-unchanging desktop
  • KDE Ships September Updates to 4.11
  • Ten years of working on Krita
  • A Few Notes from LibreOffice Conference 2013
  • MariaDB Foundation achivements 2012-12 - 2013-09
  • Nitro: A Capable To-Do app for Mac & Linux You’ve Never Heard Of

How Desktop Grid brought back SystemSettings

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KDE
Software
  • How Desktop Grid brought back SystemSettings
  • GNOME 3.10 Gets an Overhaul: Top 10 New Features
  • Mozilla working on a second-screen solution for Firefox
  • New: Clones Array tool for Krita
  • Conky – An Extremely Customizable And Lightweight System Monitoring Tool
  • Cheatsheets for Command-Line Tools
  • Why Not ‘Click to Play’ Flash?
  • GNOME "Flashback" Released, GNOME Panel 3.8
  • GNOME Gets A Log Viewer For Systemd's Journal
  • How to Install Viber in Linux (Ubuntu)
  • concalc: A much simpler calculator
  • LibreOffice Marketing Workshop Milano 2013 – an overview

How to measure memory usage in Linux

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HowTos

openlogic.com: Whether you are a system administrator or a developer, sometimes you need to consider the use of memory in GNU/Linux processes and programs. In this article we'll look at three utilities that report information about the memory used on a GNU/Linux system.

NVIDIA, Red Hat Partner Up For New Graphics Project

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: At Red Hat they have struck up a partnership with NVIDIA to work on a new device-agnostic API for the Linux kernel that can benefit the graphics drivers.

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