Software news or reviews with focus on GNU/Linux and Free/Open Source software

Humble Indie Bundle 9 Includes Fez, Brutal Legend

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  • Humble Indie Bundle 9 Includes Fez, Brutal Legend
  • Interview with César Tellez (Krita)
  • Stellarium 0.12.3 release brings Novae plugin
  • Why the big architectural changes in Drupal 8
  • Linux Graphics News - August 2013
  • Superfrog HD coming to PC, Mac and Linux
  • Go4Wargame Tournament Series to Begin September 29th
  • Halfway A Futuristic Turn Based Strategy With Interview

GNOME Music 3.10 Beta 2 Loads Songs Faster

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  • XWayland Sees Some New Code, On X.Org 1.14
  • Audacity 2.0.4 released
  • LibreOffice Conference 2013 In Milan
  • PostgresSQL: The Other big open-source database has a new release
  • Gnome 3 Love
  • bashrc Generator
  • Multi-Line Text Editing in Kate
  • Orca 3.10 Beta 2 Improves Braille Functions
  • vim Script Roundup: Stop Sign, KillBrackets
  • Task Warrior – CommandLine Task Manager With Sophisticated Features
  • Kate in 4.11
  • bing: I was better off not knowing
  • SpiderOak vs Bittorrent Sync | LAS s28e07
  • Wrath of Linus | LINUX Unplugged 5

Wireless Aside, Cr OS Linux Delivers the Best of Two Worlds

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Software It is easy to be misled about exactly what Cr OS is. This open source OS project first debuted in 2009 as Chrome OS Linux. Last September its developers changed the name to Cr OS Linux. Even with a recent name change for this distro, it can be mistaken for other Linux OS projects that resemble Google's Chrome OS. Think Chromebook here.

Fedora Wayland update

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Software So our team here at Red Hat have been working intensively with our counterparts at Intel to merge and stabilize the patches to enable Wayland support in GNOME and at the same time looking into what further improvements are needed in the stack.

Intel Says No to Ubuntu's New Display Server

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softpedia: Intel announced yesterday, September 7, 2013, that they've removed support for XMir, Canonical's new X11 display server that will be injected in the upcoming releases of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, from the xf86-video-intel package, the open source driver for Intel video cards.

The real problem blocking Linux support for apps and games

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Software announced that it won't support Linux for its games, and the community's reaction does nothing to help change their minds.

Red Hat To Oracle: Have You Tried Free?

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Software Oracle's president argues that IT needs to change. Is he the right person to be making that argument?

few more odds & ends:

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  • Mageia 4 Alpha 2 Released
  • KDE 4.12, KDE Frameworks 5 and Barcelona
  • Kate Vim Progress
  • digiKam Software Collection 3.4.0 released...
  • A Nepomuk Integration Plugin for Firefox
  • Sloth Patrol A FREE Fast Paced Twin Stick Shooter On Desura
  • Tecmint Quiz 3 – “Test Yourself” 21 Linux Basic Questions
  • BleachBit – Free Disk Space, Shred Files, more
  • Unvanquished The Open Source FPS/RTS Reaches Alpha 19
  • Natural Selection 2 FPS/RTS New Build 255
  • Git Rebase and Vim

some leftovers:

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  • Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Beta 1 Released
  • How to Turn Off Google Search Results Indirection?
  • Alien Arena: Combat Edition Released
  • Penguins, prepare to get SPACED OUT: Ubuntu 13.10's Mir has docked
  • Dynamically discovering settings for a cluster?
  • Advancements with Pisi Linux
  • bwm-ng: Flexible, smart and pretty
  • OBS Stopped Building, Will be Back Tomorrow
  • Kate Vim Progress

some odds & ends:

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  • Suse drops LibreOffice -- and helps Collabora pick it up
  • Running Linux on your Mac: 2013 edition
  • Mozilla gets aggressive in updating Firefox OS
  • Did Linus Torvalds backdoor Linux random number generation?
  • Blender Conference 2013
  • Zack's Kernel News
  • GNOME 3.10 Will Have a Beautiful and Handy System Menu
  • Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Beta 1 Includes the GNOME Classic Session
  • Come to the Kubuntu Bug Squashing Party in Munich
  • Magic SysRq key on Lenovo Ideapad U300s ultrabook
  • Open Source Weekly wrap-up: Pay for news with Bitcoin, open source jobs, and more
  • Linux4You: Codesport Column

Rhythmbox 3.0 Has Been Officially Released

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  • XBMC 13 Alpha 7 released with major new features
  • Inkscape 0.49 Feature — Selecting objects by style
  • GNOME Boxes 3.10 Beta 2 Gets Ready for Wayland
  • More Changes Afoot at KDE
  • Ghost Song wraps up Kickstarter campaign with $54,000
  • battlestar: The text adventure of 35 years ago
  • 0 A.D. exciting news
  • Life Goes On - Demo Available For Linux
  • health-check: a tool to diagnose resource usage
  • Nautilus 3.10 Beta 2 Uses a GtkRevealer for the Search Bar
  • Art of Blender: New Book Available
  • Ranger – A Text Based File Manager For Command Line Users
  • KDE rejects Fairsearch initiative claims
  • Miro Video Converter, the best open source video converter gets an update
  • KDE Device notifier porting progress
  • ScreenGen, how to easily create a thumbnail from a video with Linux

@ phoronix today:

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  • System76 Gazelle Pro: A High Performance Linux Laptop
  • KVM Gets Two New Features In Linux 3.12
  • EXT4 Gains Aggressive Extent Caching, Improved Recovery
  • Sound Drivers Gets Better With Linux 3.12 Kernel
  • Nouveau Might Enable Fan Management Soon
  • GNOME On Wayland Is Good For GNOME 3.10

RaySupreme review - Not bad but can get better

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Software Several months back, I was contacted by the BrainDistrict people, asking me to review their new product, RaySupreme, a 3D modeling and rendering software. I said, okay.

CherryTree Takes the Pits Out of Pruning Your Notes

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  • Give GIMP A New Look With ‘Flat’ Icon Theme
  • Displays Settings in GNOME 3.10
  • Qt 5.2 To Bring New Scene Graph Renderer
  • The Chaos Engine Makes Its Return With Style
  • KDE Connect Aims to Bridge Android & Linux Desktop
  • LibreCAD 2.0 RC2
  • live stream video from webcam on Linux
  • create a stylised atom-like graphic using Inkscape
  • 'Hand Of Thief' Linux Trojan Not Ready For Prime Time
  • KDE's Microblogging Client Choqok Now Updated And Improved For Twitter

Linux and Desktop Environments: Change is uncomfortable

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Software Just as Windows 8 and MacOS X 10.0 users in the past, Linux users are facing some change to the status quo in their desktop environments.

Piggydb: A little, interesting digital assistant

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  • Mir Now Has Improved Multi-Monitor Synchronization
  • Spelunky, The Random Platformer Could Come To Linux
  • Eador. Masters Of The Broken World Will Still Come To Linux
  • Tower Of Tiestru, A 3D Tower Defence And Strategy Game
  • caliber: a battleground for function versus form
  • Valve Updates the Original Half-Life Twice in One Month
  • Symphytum, a Personal database for Linux
  • aee: Something for everyone
  • HandBrake & Skype Fedora 20

Darktable vs. Shotwell: Two Great Photo Editing Apps

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Software Until recently, Linux only had GIMP as an acceptable photo editing tool. That’s changed, thanks to a couple new tools that provide impressive features: Darktable and Shotwell.

Mir & XMir Performance

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samohtv.wordpress: This is the first article in a series of blog posts on Mir’s and XMir’s performance. The idea is to provide further insights into the overall performance work, point out existing bottlenecks and how the team is addressing them.

Cloverleaf to Become openSUSE Add-on

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SUSE Not long ago the Fuduntu team announced the end of their popular Fedora-based distribution due to developmental issues and later decided to offer an openSUSE based one. But yesterday, Shawn W. Dunn announced that distro would never see the light of day.

Fedora 21 Will Try To Abandon Non-KMS GPU Drivers

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Software There's hope that Fedora 21 will do away with non-KMS graphics drivers by default. A whole set of conventional (UMS) X.Org drivers are set to be retired in this first Fedora Linux release of 2014.

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