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D Language Still Showing Promise, Advancements

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phoronix.com: The D programming language continues to advance and show signs of promise as a high-quality computer programming language that may eventually prove competition for C.

Super Test – RSS feed readers

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linuxuser.co.uk: Google Reader is on its way out, so what’s the best way to keep your feeds organised client side?

GNOME Files 3.9.3 Release

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worldofgnome.org: The most significant change Nautilus 3.9.3 brings, is the port of Nautilus Sidebar in GtkPlacesSidebar Widget (Removal of nautilus-places-sidebar.c).

Red Hat says no MariaDB/MySQL decision made

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h-online.com: Red Hat has stated that no decisions have been made in a choice between MySQL and MariaDB as the "default database" in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7). In various media reports over the weekend, it was claimed that Red Hat had decided to "ditch MySQL."

Also: Red Hat rallied ahead of tomorrow's FQ1 report

Linux Desktop: Change vs. Conservatism

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Linux
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datamation.com: Despite the conservatism of users, innovation hasn't died on the Linux desktop. It's just become very cautious in the last few year.

In-Fighting Continues Over Mir On Non-Unity Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: For those looking for the latest drama in the Ubuntu Linux land, the fighting over whether KDE and GNOME should support the Mir Display Server to complement the in-development Wayland support continues to be hotly discussed.

The Linux Setup - Gregor Herrmann, Debian Developer

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mylinuxrig.com: I am Gregor Herrmann. In my free time I’m a Debian Developer, i.e. I’m one of the many volunteers around the world who try to produce a free operating system.

Mir Still Causing Concerns By Ubuntu Derivatives

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: With Canonical's planned adoption of their in-house Mir Display Server over the next year rather than using an X.Org Server or Wayland, derivatives such as KDE-based Kubuntu continue to fear the change and what exactly the options will be.

What KDE can learn from Cinnamon

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netrunner-mag.com: Battle royale, except we have no gentry, just the two seemingly and arguably dominant desktop environments for Linux.

Coping with Loss (in Open Source)

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OSS

openlogic.com: Many software development teams use external components in their projects, libraries, or tools provided by commercial vendors or open source communities. However, as anyone who has ever had to scramble after a vendor has gone out of business can tell you, these external dependencies are not without risk.

Five apps to make the Linux desktop business-ready

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techrepublic.com: With the right apps could Linux run your business desktop PCs? Jack Wallen thinks so.

Who’s birthday is it today?

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worldofgnome.org: Users today have countless ways of knowing or getting notified when their friends and family have birthdays. The most popular way comes from social networking where such data is shared publicly, but is there a way to get Gnome Shell notifications about this?

How Linux Foundation Runs Its Virtual Office

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informationweek.com: Cost savings is only part of the picture behind the nonprofit's remote workforce strategy. Linux Foundation exec says the virtual office has made the team more productive and innovative, and happier in their jobs.

Don’t expect an Opera Next Linux build anytime soon

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ghacks.net: It is too early to tell if Opera's move to the Blink engine away from Presto is going to pay off in terms of overall users who use the web browser as their primary, or if the company has shot itself in the foot with it.

GNOME 3, Windows 95 Disconnected

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Microsoft
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fossforce.com: About a week and a half ago, I was nearly taken-in when an item appeared on The Register that tied recent Linux desktop woes to behind the scenes moves by Microsoft to enforce patents against GNOME. Supposedly, GNOME was violating Redmond’s patented designs of the Windows 95 desktop, most specifically the Start Menu and the Start button.

Reasons For Losing Motivation In Wayland

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phoronix.com:While many are super excited about Wayland and the thought of X11 finally going away in the coming years, some who have been enthusiastic about Wayland/Weston are starting to lose interest. Here's the reasons by one Wayland enthusiast for losing motivation in the project.

RHEL 7 is shipping GNOME Shell in Classic Mode

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worldofgnome.org: RHEL 7 the upcoming enterprise Linux of Red Hat is scheduled for the second half of 2013. Around half year ago Red Hat made known that they were going to ship GNOME 3 for their desktop, so it was easy to guess that they were going to use version 3.8 for RHEL 7 Beta.

Great Little Radio Player Tunes In Simplicity

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linuxinsider.com: Why should you try GLRP? Well, it offers a fast and simple way to play streaming radio with a barely there interface. Also, having 400 radio stations available from worldwide locations is pretty cool.

Final Term

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  • ‘Final Term’: A Promising Terminal Emulator
  • LibreOffice Bug Confirmation (triage) Contest
  • HotShots: Lightweight Screenshot and Editing Tool for Ubuntu
  • Evolution 3.8.3 Brings Several Improvements and Fixes
  • PhotoAlbum - new feature in LibreOffice 4.1 Impress
  • Weechat, Irssi's Little Brother
  • Experimenting with user interfaces for todo lists
  • user file manager preferences
  • detox: Cleanup crew
  • How I compile Vim
  • How Firefox Can Beat Google Chrome
  • How to auto-close the terminal after a certain period of inactivity
  • Customize BASH
  • Ubuntu’s Best Selling Apps for May

KDE Working in Wayland

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  • KDE Working in Wayland
  • Wayland in Raspberry | Wayland in GNOME
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