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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.

Open source programs to get more kids to code

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opensource.com: At OSCON this year, Regina ten Bruggencate and Kim Spiritus gave a talk called How To Get More Kids To Code. I got in late (I was waiting in line to get a free signed copy of The Art of Community by Jono Bacon) so I missed the beginning of this session, but came in as they were demoing Scratch.

No One Knows What the Firefox Logo is

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Moz/FF
  • No One Knows What the Firefox Logo is, and Last Night's Jeopardy! Proved It
  • Slides for my talk at LibreOffice conference
  • Resolving Nightmare Bugs With Reversible Linux App Debugger
  • New Firefox 25 Beta Launched on All Available Platforms
  • Frikin’ Awesome Apps (without AppData)
  • GNOME 3.10 in Fedora
  • Pitch Perfect Penguins
  • Nouveau Keeps Pushing Forward With Improvements
  • Getting Ready for Mozilla Summit 2013; Fun Already!

GNOME 3.10 is Here

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ostatic.com: In a post to the GNOME Announce mailing list just a few minutes ago, Matthias Clasen announced the release of GNOME 3.10. Probably the most significant to outsiders looking in is the experimental support for Wayland, "which allows GNOME as well as GNOME applications to be run using Wayland."

some odds & ends:

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News
Software
Gaming
  • ZevenOS's Neptune Distro: Linux the Way You Want It
  • Fedora's 10 Years, Joerg has the Pictures
  • The pros and cons of SteamOS
  • ‘Jazzpunk’ now available for pre-order, coming to PC/Mac/Linux January 2014
  • Introduction To Gentoo Linux
  • Who owns an open source brand—the company or the community?
  • Red Hat: Stock Sells Off As The Company Is No Longer Red Hot
  • LMDE Update Pack 7
  • Nvidia pledge to help Linux’s open source driver community
  • Mozilla: plugins are now a legacy technology
  • The Raven – Legacy Of A Master Thief Releases Third Chapter 'A Murder of Ravens'
  • Here’s how SteamOS destroys Microsoft

some leftovers:

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News
Software
Gaming
HowTos
  • Hewlett Packard brings Ubuntu to China
  • CloudOn Joins The Document Foundation Advisory Board
  • Sugar, A Desktop Environment For Kids
  • Ledger – A Powerful Command Line Accounting Tool
  • The Fedorian Desktop Dare
  • Legend of Dungeon Released
  • Alternate Applications For Your Kubuntu / Mint KDE
  • Video of Time-Saving Commands
  • How to Download Subtitles to VLC in Ubuntu
  • Freeciv 2.4.0 Released
  • Skolelinux 7.1 Beta 2 Available
  • camshot: You didn’t think it was possible
  • Why Open Source?
  • Mint Repositories will be down Sep 18
  • Government of Argentina Launches Linux Distribution
  • First Alpha for FreeBSD 10 Released
  • Lightweight Ubuntu Software Center AppGrid available
  • Iesabel - A New Unity3D Powered Hack 'n' Slash Released On Desura
  • SUPERHOT FPS Where Time Only Moves When You Do
  • When Chrome OS & Linux Mint Collide: The Basics of Cr OS
  • How to identify video formats from command line on Linux

GNOME Shell 3.10 RC Getting Ready for Full Wayland Support

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  • GNOME Shell 3.10 RC Getting Ready for Full Wayland Support
  • GNOME Shell 3.10 Is Ready To Shine On Wayland
  • Client Side Decorations came to stay in GNOME 3.10!
  • GNOME Music (gsoc update)

Calligra vs. LibreOffice: Which Is The More Productive

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LibO
Software

makeuseof.com: Is LibreOffice the only worthwhile office suite for Linux users? Possibly not, thanks to KDE’s Calligra. With two very good choices at hand, which one do you go for? I compared these two office suites head-to-head on features, design, and compatibility to see which one is the best.

Gnome upcoming features

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  • Gnome upcoming features
  • Drupal 8: A View into Performance
  • Fortix 2 is Hitting Linux
  • vim Script Roundup: DuplicateWrite, SuperSub
  • Systemd 207 Gets Many Bug-Fixes, Minor Additions
  • count the number of open network connections on Linux
  • Document Stylin'
  • coreutils dev in august '13
  • Clem: a Versatile Commandline File Manager
  • LibreOffice Conference Schedule

10 reasons why you should try Krusader

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KDE
Software

techrepublic.com: Find out 10 reasons why you should try Krusader, a twin-pane file manager that might be faster than Dolphin on older computers or just a better match for your computing habits.

Clementine 1.2 reaching to the clouds

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  • Clementine 1.2 reaching to the clouds!
  • KDE in openSUSE: repository and maintainership changes
  • GNOME Break Timer: Week 13
  • Next KWin step: dogfooding
  • Achieving Continuous Integration with Drupal
  • KScreen Management Survey Results Posted
  • Bonus: What’s left of the Bs
  • use MS Silverlight based websites via pipelight

Will Intel's Quark Run Linux?

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Hardware
Software
  • Will Intel's Quark Run Linux?
  • five new wallpapers for Lubuntu 13.10
  • Quick Guide to Get Ready for LTSI 3.10
  • Linux Format 176 On Sale Today - Build your own distro
  • Sneak Peek: Mandriva Pulse2 1.6
  • Canonical Has A Backup Plan For Intel’s Refusal To Support Mir
  • Fedora vote history
  • MintBox 2 ships with Core i5 and Linux Mint 15
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 5 Episode 16

Improve The Look of Firefox In GNOME

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Moz/FF
  • Quickly Improve The Look of Firefox In GNOME With These 2 Add-Ons
  • It's Now Easier Running Wayland Under GNOME-Session
  • The beauty of GNOME Shell
  • participate in GNU Telephony Development
  • Nautilus-Open-Terminal : Nautilus Plugin To Open Terminal From Anywhere
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