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Sabayon 8 XFCE Review

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  • Sabayon 8 XFCE Review
  • Linux Mint 12: Why it's the best desktop OS
  • Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.02 Archimedes review
  • PC Linux OS 2012.02: nice and stable

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 444

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Asturix 4 and On desktop
  • News: Debian's position on software patents, Fedora 17 alpha testing, overview of Cinnamon, FreeBSD package management with pkgng
  • Questions and answers: End of support for Kubuntu
  • Released last week: Scientific Linux 6.2, Tiny Core Linux 4.3

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

Is Windows 8 a Linux Copycat?

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Here in the world of technology, there's no denying that developers of even the most creative new products and ideas "stand on the shoulders of giants," just as innovators in most other realms do too.

Debian Project News - February 20th

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's fourth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: Goodbye Lenny!, Debian GNU/Hurd on the rails, and GPL in Debian: a study.

Where in the world is Tux?

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  • Where in the world is Tux? Photos from 29 countries
  • Linux Live Environments: Cool Tools Even For Windows Folks
  • 2012 Linux Job Forecast: Demand is on the Rise
  • Code in next Debian release valued at $A17 billion
  • Linus Likes Linux License
  • Random thoughts about Linux and my job

Scientific Linux 6.2 released

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  • Scientific Linux 6.2 released
  • Sabayon Succumbs to Cinnamon's Irresistible Allure
  • Debian announces "Wheezy" artwork contest
  • Pear Linux Comice OS 4 beta 1 review
  • Linux Mint 12 Lisa KDE - I don't know what to think
  • DelLinuxOS – An openSUSE based Linux spin
  • Distro Hoppin`: Linux Mint 12 KDE
  • Sick of Ubuntu? Take a look at Linux Mint 12
  • Comparison Test: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" KDE vs. Netrunner 4.1 "Dryland"
  • Chating with Red Hat's John Mark Walker
  • openSUSE Travel Support Program
  • Today’s Featured Distribution – Salix OS
  • CrunchBang 10 update split into two editions
  • 10 Pentesting Linux Distributions You Should Try

Ubuntu and Slackware Named Top Desktop Linux Distros

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pcworld.com: The world of desktop Linux is often portrayed these days as a battle primarily between longstanding leader Ubuntu and up-and-coming challenger Linux Mint, frequently with the suggestion that Mint is winning.

The death of the Linux distro

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zdnet.com: The Linux distro is dying, but that’s not a bad thing. Instead of thinking in distros, the platform (or the environment) is rapidly becoming the differentiator when it comes to different flavors of the free OS, and this will give Linux the much-deserved boost it deserves.

Why The Linux Desktop Matters More Than Ever, This Time?

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lxer.com: If we look back at failures of Linux on Desktops till today and analyze the technical part, it was due to hardware support and the software quality (GUI) that general computer users could use.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 443

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Two and a half ghosts - GhostBSD 2.5
  • News: Robyn Bergeron, Kubuntu funding, Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix, 20 years of SUSE and FreeBSD, Mandriva and Pardus updates
  • Questions and answers: Tracking and identifying users through web browser data
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 8, Chakra GNU/Linux 2012.02, Frugalware Linux 1.6

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

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  • Wireshark 2.0.5 Released — World’s Most Popular Network Traffic Analyzer
    Wireshark is widely used as the primary network protocol analyzer by security researchers all across the world. Wireshark 2.0.5, the latest maintenance update, is now available for download with various security fixes and updated network protocols.
  • ownCloud 9.1 Community Edition Cloud Server Adds Innovative Security Features
    ownCloud announced the availability of the first major release for the 9.x series of the open-source self-hosting cloud server software for GNU/Linux operating systems recently. ownCloud 9.1 Community Edition is now the latest stable and most advanced release of the ownCloud Server, which promises dozens of attractive new features, among which we can mention a bunch of innovative security enhancements, such as support for token-based authentication sessions and pluggable authentication support. Additionally, ownCloud 9.1 introduces the ability to list all the devices that are connected to your personal user page, from where you'll be able to invalidate certain session. Device specific tokens are supported as well in the ownCloud 9.1 release, giving users new ways to control the access to their personal and private cloud servers.
  • Deluge 1.3.13 Free BitTorrent Client Adds an Extremely Large Set of Bugfixes
    It's been a while since we last heard something from the Deluge project, an open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client that's available for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Deluge is quite a popular software for downloading torrent files over the Internet, and it comes with pretty much everything you would expect from a BitTorrent client, including protocol encryption, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), Distributed Hash Table (DHT), uTorrent Peer Exchange, wet-PMP, and, of course, the ability to manage the program remotely via a web browser.
  • Krita 3.0.1 Coming September 5, First Development Builds Are Out Now for Testing
    Now that the final release of the Krita 3.0 digital painting software has been released for our personal computers, the time has come for the project's development team to concentrate their efforts on the first point release.
  • Docker Built-in Orchestration Ready for Production: Docker 1.12 Goes GA
  • Docker 1.12 App Container Engine Officially Released with Built-in Orchestration
    Docker, the award-winning and widely-used open-source application container engine, has just released a major milestone that introduces approximately 100 changes since the previous stable update. That's right, Docker 1.12.0 is finally here after being in development for the past two months, during which it received a total of five Release Candidate (RC) builds that have been seeded to public testers and those who wanted an early taste of what's coming to the final Docker 1.12 release. "We wanted to thank everyone in the community for helping us achieve this great milestone of making Docker 1.12 generally available for production environments. Docker 1.12 adds the largest and most sophisticated set of features into a single release since the beginning of the Docker project," reads the release announcement.
  • The State of GIMP & Its Future

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Latest Vendetta Online Update Brings VR Improvements, Oculus Rift 1.6 Support
    Guild Software announced earlier today, July 30, 2016, the availability of the latest updates for its cross-platform, commercial, and popular Vendetta Online massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). A total of three small updates have been released for Vendetta Online since our last report three weeks ago, when Vendetta Online 1.8.380 was released for PCs (Linux, Mac, and Windows) with lots of goodies and multiple improvements.
  • ‘Stardew Valley’ Now Available On Mac And Linux
    Back in June, it was confirmed that the game will be making its way to the Wii U, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
  • New Steam Beta Client Adds Numerous Steam Controller Improvements, More
    Today July 30, 2016, Valve has pushed yet another update for its Steam Client to the Beta channel on all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Steam Client Beta Update July 29 was announced today, despite its name, and it only introduces support for the upcoming Windows Anniversary Update that will be made available on August 2, 2016, as well as numerous improvements and a handful of new features for the Steam Controller device.
  • The TORCS Racing Car Simulator Should Now Be Slightly Faster With Gallium3D
    For those playing TORCS, The Open Racing Simulator, its performance for this driving game simulator should be slightly faster if using one of Mesa's Gallium3D drivers. AMD developer Marek Olšák has landed a complete rewrite of state atoms inside the Gallium3D Mesa state tracker. Long story short, Marek concluded his commit message by mentioned, "torcs is 2% faster between the previous patch and the end of this series." Every little bit counts in making the open-source driver stack more competitive. With this being in the vendor-neutral Mesa state tracker code, it should presumably also help the Nouveau driver too, in addition to RadeonSI/R600g.

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Voyager 16.04.1 LTS Adds Intel Skylake Support, Based on Xubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

The guys over Voyager, a Xubuntu-based GNU/Linux distribution built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment, have announced the release of Voyager 16.04.1 LTS. Read more