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Linux Mint, Debian Edition

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zdnet.co.uk/blogs: A couple of weeks ago Linux Mint announced a new distribution - based on the Debian Testing branch, rather than Ubuntu. It didn't take much thought to realize what a good idea this could be.

Amnesia Release Analysis

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Gaming

linuxgames.com: The response we got from the game is a lot better than we expected, yet the sales are only “good” according to our, much more modest, expected response. Linux purchases have run at about 5% of total sales, on par with the Mac edition.

5 Reasons Debian One of the Most Popular Distros

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tuxarena.blogspot: Debian is one of the oldest and most popular distributions among the Linux users. There are probably hundreds of distributions which are based on Debian. So, let's proceed and see what makes Debian so popular and loved among the Linux users.

Linux Out Performs Windows in OpenGL

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Late last year I did a posting detailing how Windows 7 crushed Ubuntu 9.10 in the area of 3D performance. Nine months later I am happy to say:

Red Hat looks out of state for expansion

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newsobserver.com: Red Hat's heady growth has led it to explore out-of-state options for a whopping 300,000 square feet of office space.

50 Reasons to Love GNU/Linux for Schools

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pogson.6k.ca: We have all read articles with 5 or 10 reasons to love/hate some facet of IT. I thought I would go for 50.

Best Linux Distro for 3D Performance

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: There is one question all new Linux users ask themselves at one point or another: Which Linux distro do I want to use?

Asus U35JC review

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Hardware
Ubuntu
  • Asus U35JC review
  • ViewSonic and Samsung tablets are U.S.-bound
  • High-end Avaya Android-powered Table PC Unveiled

4 Ways to Give Desktop Linux a Test-Drive

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pcworld.com: That desktop Linux offers myriad compelling advantages for business users is no longer the subject of much debate. All that remains for many Windows users is to give it a try.

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Leftovers: KDE

  • KDE-5_15.09 – september release for Slackware-current
  • Kontact and GnuPG under Windows
    Kontact has, in contrast to Thunderbird, integrated crypto support (OpenPGP and S/MIME) out-of-the-box. That means on Linux you can simply start Kontact and read crypted mails (if you have already created keys). After you select your crypto keys, you can immediately start writing encrypted mails. With that great user experince I never needed to dig further in the crypto stack.
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    Fullscreen applications launchers are my favorite kind of application menus, of which there are several to choose from on the K Desktop Environment, or KDE. On KDE 4, available options are the Takeoff Launcher, Simple Welcome, and Homerun.
  • Krita 2.9.7 Released!
    Two months of bug fixing, feature implementing, Google-Summer-of-Code-sweating, it’s time for a new release! Krita 2.9.7 is special, because it’s the last 2.9 release that will have new features. We’ll be releasing regular bug fix releases, but from now on, all feature development focuses on Krita 3.0. But 2.9.7 is packed! There are new features, a host of bug fixes, the Windows builds have been updated with OpenEXR 2.2. New icons give Krita a fresh new look, updated brushes improve performance, memory handling is improved… Let’s first look at some highlights:
  • Last Krita 2.9 Release Adds New Features, Fixes 150 Bugs, Krita 3.0 Coming Next
    The development team of the popular, open-source, and cross-platform digital painting software Krita, acclaimed by numerous artists from all over the world, have announced the release of the last maintenance version of the 2.9 branch.

GIMP and GNOME Foundation

Red Hat Results, Beta Release

Fedora: The Latest

  • Flock Rochester
    I’m not going to do a day by day outline of what I did at flock, if I did it would basically be “blah blah blah I talked a lot to a lot of people about a lot of tech topics” and anyone that’s ever met me would have guessed that! It was, as in the past, a great conference. A big shout out to the organisers for an excellent event with two excellent evening events! So I’m going to give a brief summary to my talks and link to slides and video recordings.
  • Day 4 of Flock 2015
  • Write the Docs 2015
    Writing documentation is not only about writing, but actually a lot about layout, accessibility, UX and UI, too. So I actually enjoyed listening to Beth Aitman, for example (here are here slides). Among the most memorable were Elijah Caine with his talk about writing emails, which I really really hope more people could listen to, and Christina Elmore talking about creative problem solving. One of my personal favorites was a lightning talk by Marcin Warpechowski about laptop stickers! TL;DR – stickers are a great way to engage employees and the community! Got me (and actually everybody) excited about stickers even more and willing to create some. GitHub’s octocat also contributed to my feelings about stickers. They actually produce a special version for all conferences they attend! Also I think it was ladies from GitHub taking most the notes (or maybe I just happened to seat behind them ;) ).
  • F23 Cloud Base Test Day September 8th!
    For this test day we are going to concentrate on the base image. We will have vagrant boxes (see this page for how to set up your machine), qcow images, raw images, and AWS EC2 images. In a later test day we will focus on the Atomic images and Docker images.
  • Impostor syndrome talk: FAQs and follow-ups
  • More Fedora 22 scrollbar annoyances (fixed)