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Use Gnome-Do To Control Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and XMMS2 [Full Howto]

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This is a full tutorial that explains how to use Gnome Do to control Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile and XMMS2. It includes: how to install Gnome Do, how to make Rhythmbox use multiple sources for the library, what keyboard shortcuts to use to control the music player behavior. The article introduction:

coupla quickies

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Interview with Amanda McPherson of LinuxCon in Portland

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: I had the pleasure to talk to Amanda McPherson, one of the minds behind LinuxCon, “LinuxCon is a new annual technical conference that will provide an unmatched collaboration and education space for all matters Linux”.

DebConf9 schedule

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debconf.org/blog: The schedule for the upcoming DebConf9 is available. Most of it should be set already, but of course there still can be small changes until the conference starts, and honestly, until it ends. more here

Pushing ahead with Fedora 12

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marilyn.frields.org: The days of summer may be hot, but they’re anything but lazy in Fedora. The Fedora 12 release, as many community members already know, is a somewhat tighter schedule overall.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 310

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: CDLinux 0.9.2 Community Edition

  • News: Debian and Ubuntu say Mono is no threat, rebootless updates for Jaunty, Fedora announces Fit and Finish project
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2009.2, Sabayon Linux 4.2 "GNOME", Calculate Linux 9.7 "KDE", Yellow Dog Linux 6.2, blackPanther OS 9.1
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS, Pardus Linux 2009 RC2, Frugalware Linux 1.1pre2
  • New distributions: Sugar on a Stick, VESTA, Milnix, Mundus OS, BSD Router Project
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux users wanted: non-geeks welcome

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dwasifar.com: There’s an article in Computerworld with an interesting observation. Interestingly, despite Linux’s reputation as a techies’ tool, the survey respondents found that Linux migration was best achieved when it was aimed at non-technical users. This actually fits with my experience.

Is Red Hat really an Open Source company ?

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lonetwin.blogspot: This question keeps cropping up every once in a while on different LUG lists where I lurk. It is a fairly established fact now in the FOSS world (or for that matter in the software world) that businesses can be both Open Source as well as commercial (ie: for profit). However

Distro Review: Fedora 11

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danlynch.org/blog: Today I thought I’d report back in detail on my experiences with Fedora 11, the community distribution release from perennial Linux giants Red Hat.

A tale of 2 distros, Ubuntu to Fedora

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techmoments.com: Fedora, following Ubuntu, was the next major Linux distribution to rev to a new release. This one is fedora 11. It continues along history of subtle and not so subtle refinements of the distribution.

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Vendetta Online – Space MMO Game Free Trial without Restrictions
    Vendetta Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Guild Software, Inc, with builds for Linux as well, besides Windows and Mac OS. The game takes place throughout the Vendetta space universe, and players can choose from a large range of factions to play with.
  • Best Android Games that let you Build your Own Farms and Towns
    Being a farmer in the bustling cityscape might not be the ideal dream for you. However, if you are still keen on doing that, you can do it anywhere. But wait, before you head out to your lawn and start planting seeds, relax and pull out your Android smartphone or tablet.
  • Indie Developer Threatens Gabe Newell, Game Removed From Steam
    In a case of common sense going out the Window, Mike Maulbeck developer of the game Paranautical Activity that was only just released in full on Steam has been a bit of an idiot. I only sent word to GamingOnLinux last night about the game being released, and now I'm sending word about this.
  • Steam for Linux Has 14 Discounted Games in "Weeklong Deals"
    Valve runs all sorts of promotions, all the time. The number of games in the Steam catalog is so big that discounted titles are always available. One of the regular discounts is called "Weeklong Deals" and it now features 14 games that run on the Linux platform.
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth comes to Mac and Linux this holiday [update]
    The PC version of the game is due out Oct. 24. The Mac and Linux versions don't have a specific date, just that the Mac version will be launching on Steam and the Mac App Store sometime this holiday season. The Mac version will hit first, followed by the Linux version. They will sell for $49.99.
  • The Dark Descent Of Frictional Games: Part One
    In the first of a two part opinion series, we will explore how the Penumbra games through a process of gradual evolution created a solid design template for later Frictional Games titles to follow.
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux Release Date Cleared Up
    Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Linux and the Linux release has been cleared up a bit in terms of when we can expect it.
  • Door Kickers Officially Released Today
    The tactical squad shooter has been in Steam Early Access since 3rd September of last year, but was officially released today. The game is now available for Linux through retailers such as GOG, Humble Store and Steam.
  • Warlock 2: The Exiled Now On Linux
    Warlock 2 is a turn-based strategy game of fantasy warfare. Rival against Great Mages, lead mighty armies into fierce battles, wield ancient magic and faith as your weapons. It is now available on Linux, and a new expansion has been released alongside it too.
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth to Arrive on Linux This Holiday
    Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the next game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis and ported for Linux and Mac OS X by Aspyr Media, will be made available for the two platforms this holiday season.
  • Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Arrives Today on Steam for Linux
    Dreamfall Chapters is a new title in the The Longest Journey saga that was started 15 years ago when the game with the same name launched for the PC. Now, the developers have returned with a sequel that continues the story in the previous two games and it arrives today.
  • SteamOS Update 145 To The Beta (Alchemist) Branch Brings Security Fixes
    Among others, SteamOS update 145 brings a major update for the OpenSSL package has been implemented, a new p7zip package has been added to the repositories, and the plymouth package has been implemented again.

Linux 3.19 To Have Skylake Graphics, PPGTT Enablement

Now that Linux 3.18-rc1 is out, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center developers responsible for their graphics driver work have begun submitting their changes to drm-next for landing with Linux 3.19. Read more

Why Contribute to an Enterprise Open Source Project?

It would be difficult to find a better example of the former scenario than the OpenDaylight project. With a focus on software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, OpenDaylight launched in April 2013 as a collaborative open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation. Since then, it's taken off like a rocket. Read more