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Linux round-up: A bunch of Mints for Christmas

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zdnet.com: All the Linux Mint Editions have arrived just in time for the holidays - Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) with Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce dekstops, and Linux Mint Debian Edition Update Pack 6 with Cinnamon and MATE desktops.

Turn your Linux PC into a gaming machine

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techradar.com: Component compatibility is something the manufacturers will have to become more au fait with though, and we're going to investigate just how well the big players are doing right now.

CRUX 2.8 - The Inspiration behind Arch

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all-things-linux.blogspot: CRUX is a DIY distribution that is perhaps less know than others, but it is the inspiration behind the mighty Arch Linux as the distribution Judd Vinet was originally using.

Mageia 3, what’s on tap?

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linuxbsdos.com: The first beta release of what would become Mageia 3 was made available for download a couple of days ago. So what applications and features will it have that will set it apart from previous editions and from other distributions?

How Linux reads your fingerprints, helps national security

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techradar.com: Gunnar Hellekson has many awesome-sounding job titles. He's a clever chap with the ear of some pretty influential people, so we sar down with him for a chat.

The Great Thing About Dream Studio

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  • The Great Thing About Dream Studio
  • Geek 101: How to install Ubuntu
  • LMDE Update Pack 6
  • openSUSE AppStore is Awesome
  • Weekend Project: Become a Linux Contributor
  • Red Hat Beats Revenue Estimates, Acquires ManageIQ
  • Migration Stories, Part 2, Part 3
  • PC-BSD 9.1 released ahead of FreeBSD 9.1
  • The Best New Features of Ubuntu 12.10
  • Slackware Current Toolchains Upgraded
  • Red Hat Hiring Community Coordinator in Czech Republic
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 484
  • Podcast Season 4 Episode 24

F2fs flash-friendly filesystem integrated into Linux

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h-online.com: Linus Torvalds has integrated code to support the F2fs filesystem into the Linux kernel's main development branch; this branch is currently used to prepare Linux 3.8 (1, 2, 3).

Elementary OS 0.2 Vs Pear OS 6 Vs LuninuX 12.10

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: Mac OS X always deserves a special mention in the operating system world, for being the most attractive (arguably) distro around. It is kind of an aspiring product for almost everyone I know - they want to own a Mac at the end of the day! Pear OS, Elementary OS (though beta stage) and LuninuX OS are closest to Mac OS X from the Linux world.

This Week in Linux: ROSA, Magiea, Mint, Gentoo

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ostatic.com: Things have been a bit busy in the Linux world this week. Besides openSUSE 12.3 Milestone 2 being released, ROSA Desktop.Fresh 2012 rolled off the assembly line, if not your tongue. Mageia released their lastest version 3 developmental ISO, better late than never. Linux Mint saw yet another spin release, this time the Xfce version and Gentoo marked the end of the world today.

And the best distro of 2012 is ...

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dedoimedo.com: Let's do it, the usual end-of-the-year grand finale. So what did we have in 2012? A lot really. This was an interesting year. It started with massive disappointments, an almost total breakdown of hope, but then came back to life.

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Report: DOD must embrace open-source software

The Defense Department increasingly relies on software for everything from weapons systems to accounting, but it is failing to capitalize on the power of open-source software, according to a report from the Center for a New American Security. In "Open Source Software and the Department of Defense," CNAS argues that a number of cultural factors, biases and regulatory barriers are keeping DOD from embracing open-source options. "Unfortunately, software development is not currently a high-profile, high-priority topic in the discussion about diminishing U.S. military technical superiority," the report states. "It should be." Industry relies heavily on open-source software with great success, and DOD's continued reliance on proprietary code is more expensive, slows innovation and puts America's warfighters at greater risk, according to CNAS. Read more

How Google Does Open Source

Marc Merlin has been working as an engineer at Google since 2002 and has seen (and done) a lot of open source and Linux work during that time. Speaking at the LinuxCon North America event this week, Merlin provided a standing room only audience with an overview how Google uses and contributes to open source. "Google wouldn't be around today without open source software," Merlin said. Read more

High-end music player has a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian inside

Bryston has launched a high-end, compact “BDP-π” digital music player built on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, plus a HifiBerry “Digi+” audio HAT add-on. Bryston’s new Raspberry Pi-based BDP-π digital music player costs a hefty $1,295. Yet that’s less than half the cost of the highly acclaimed Bryston BDP-2 player, while offering many of these same features and much of the same high-end sound quality. The BDP-π is faster and more capable than the BDP-1, says the company. Read more

Leftovers: Gaming (Mighty No. 9 and Wine)

  • “Mighty No. 9” Mac & Linux Versions Released on Steam
    The creators of the Kickstarter-funded video game, Mighty No. 9, announced on Thursday they released the Mac and Linux versions of the game. This announcement comes just a little over two months after the game was delivered to North American and Asian backers via PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The team revealed that both Mac and Linux versions are now available on Steam.
  • Mac and Linux Versions of Mighty No. 9 Released
  • The Wine Stable Release 1.8.4 Is Now Available
    The Wine team released today fifth stable release of 1.8 branch of Wine. Version 1.8.4 has many small changes including 50 bugfixes. This stable release contains bugfixes, new cards were added to GPU description table, new features are included in development releases from 1.9 branch.