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The 5 Best Instant Messenger Clients for Ubuntu

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ubuntulandforever.blogspot: What is the best IM (Instant Messaging) Client for Ubuntu? Let's find out!

Photography with Open Source / Linux

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blog.worldlabel: Photography on the free software desktop has come a long way in recent years. All of the major desktop environments support camera import and provide image management and editing applications, including the all-important raw file conversion. But

The GNOME Journal September 2010

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  • Writing simple, real-time games for GNOME
  • Should I get involved?
  • Behind the Scenes with Joanmarie Diggs
  • Grilo: Integrating Multimedia Content in Your Application
  • Interview with Bradley Kuhn of the GNOME Advisory Board

2 Smart Backup Apps Show You the Way to Go Home

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linuxinsider.com: The sudden loss of PC data can be a gut-wrenching experience, but it can also be easily avoided by proper use of automatic backup software.

NVIDIA 256.53 Stable Linux Driver Release

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phoronix.com: Over the weekend there was a new Linux binary driver release from NVIDIA that was the 256.52 driver in a pre-release state. Today this driver has been released as stable after being branded the NVIDIA 256.53 driver.

Gigolo – it mounts what it’s told to

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openattitude.com: Okay, before we go any further I need to make it clear that we’re not talking about the latest adult video release, but rather a networking utility for Linux. Sorry. That cheeky tagline comes straight from the author. And it’s true!

Two magic words: “merged upstream”

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blog.flameeyes.eu: The lives of distributions packagers are full of words that make them cringe – backport, regression, hotfix, custom patch, … – but there are two that can make your day truly shine:

XBMC 10.0 Beta 1 features new Add-ons system

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h-online.com: After more than nine months of development, the XBMC project has announced the arrival of the first beta of version 10.0 of its open source media player, code named "Dharma".

An Application Dock for Linux

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montanalinux.org: I am a PC, Mac, and Linux user. At night I dual boot between Vista and Ubuntu and during the day I use a Mac almost exclusively. As a result, there are many things I like about using my Mac at work and would not mind seeing them on my home desktop.

What’s cooking in openSUSE’s GNOME for 11.4

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lizards.opensuse.org: The openSUSE GNOME team has launched itself full throttle into preparations for openSUSE 11.4, which will be released with GNOME 2.32 as one of the desktops. Along the way, we decided on our focus points for the upcoming release:-

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Linux: To recurse or not

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    MX Linux Review of MX-17. MX-17 is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities. It’s XFCE based, lightning fast, comes with both 32 and 64-bit CPU support…and the tools. Oh man, the tools available in this distro are both reminders of Mepis past and current tech found in modern distros.
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    Samsung stopped the distribution of the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones due to unexpected reboots reported by several users. SamMobile reported the other day that Samsung halted all Android 8.0 Oreo rollouts for its Galaxy S8/S8+ series of Android smartphones after approximately a week since the initial release. But only today Samsung published a statement to inform user why it stopped the rollouts, and the cause appears to be related to a limited number of cases of unexpected reboots after installing the update.
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  • Initial Intel Icelake Support Lands In Mesa OpenGL Driver, Vulkan Support Started
    A few days back I reported on Intel Icelake patches for the i965 Mesa driver in bringing up the OpenGL support now that several kernel patch series have been published for enabling these "Gen 11" graphics within the Direct Rendering Manager driver. This Icelake support has been quick to materialize even with Cannonlake hardware not yet being available.
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    Introduced as part of LunarG's recent Vulkan SDK update is the VLF, the Vulkan Layer Factory. The Vulkan Layer Factory aims to creating Vulkan layers easier by taking care of a lot of the boilerplate code for dealing with the initialization, etc. This framework also provides for "interceptor objects" for overriding functions pre/post API calls for Vulkan entry points of interest.