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TLWIR 52: Secure Boot Reveals the Need for a GNU/Linux Reference System

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beginlinux.com: In TLWIR 51, I talked about how Coreboot might provide a solution to the confusion created by the Secure Boot fiasco. In the Linux Week in Review 52, I’ll talk about the need for a GNU/Linux reference system. In this “gold standard” system, all of the installed hardware would be known to work perfectly with the latest version of the Linux kernel.

The Linux Setup - Miriam Ruiz, Debian Developer

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mylinuxrig.com: Another Debian developer! Miriam has a low-drama setup. She simply uses Debian to do what she needs to do. I find it interesting that she desktop hops a bit (she’s now working with GNOME), but at the same time, it’s very cool that she’s open to trying new desktop environments.

How Windows 8 has opened up a Window for Linux World Domination

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junauza.com: Earlier this year, Windows 8 was launched with great expectations. However, expectations were crushed when the early reviews didn't turn out to be that good. What does this mean for Microsoft?

Netrunner 12.12 review - Starts low, ends high

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dedoimedo.com: Netrunner is a Kubuntu-based distro, with some extras of its own. Only the last time I tested Netrunner, I was not that much impressed. Six months since the latest version promises to take care of the problems and offers a fresh new experience to its users. Let's see.

Linux Format 167 On Sale Today - Mighty Mint!

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tuxradar.com: It’s a Minty-licious issue as we take a look at the leader of the Distrowatch charts, and ask how it came to be what it is today. Also in the magazine we also check out the great games in the Humble Indie Bundle and ask what the best office suite is.

More fun with Windows 8 UEFI, Secure Boot, Fedora and Ubuntu

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zdnet.com: I've been trying to set up multi-booting with Windows 8 and Linux - with limited success. Here's what I've learned so far.

Great Expectations for Linux in 2013

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linuxinsider.com: This is the start of a momentous new year, after all, and as such Linux bloggers -- like so many others around the world -- have been forming their hopes for what may come over the next 12 months. Ready for an obfuscation-free look at the future? Then relax, sit back and read on.

Linux Mint 14 MATE

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: I recently took a look at Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon. Now it’s time to review its counterpart Linux Mint 14 MATE. The MATE desktop environment is a fork of GNOME 2. It offers a more traditional desktop experience than Cinnamon. Please see the MATE about page for some background information.

UEFI SecureBoot + Linux, is the nightmare over?

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lxnay.wordpress: During the last weeks, I spent several nights playing with UEFI and its extension called UEFI SecureBoot. I must admit that I have mixed feelings about UEFI in general. But hey, what does it all mean for our beloved Gentoo-based distro named Sabayon?

Make 2013 the year you switch to Linux

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pcworld.com: For many PC users, the prospect of switching away from Mac or Windows and onto Linux can be a nerve-wracking one. On the other hand, those of us on Windows are now facing the prospect of Windows 8, which by most accounts is not a happy one.

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Don't Starve: Shipwrecked DLC is now available on SteamOS & Linux
    Heads up survivalists! Don't Starve: Shipwrecked the good looking new DLC for the single player version of Don't Starve is now on SteamOS & Linux.
  • SuperTuxKart - A simple recipe for simple fun
    It's been a while since I've done a proper Linux game review. The reasons being, we now have Steam, so there's less of a distinction between Windows and Linux. That division is now blurred, and we're past the free-only, indie-only games of yore. Good. That, however, does not mean you can't be having fun for free. SuperTuxKart is one such title. It's nothing more than a point-and-shoot racer, arcade all the way, with you taking helm in one of the many funnily shaped vehicles and racing down some crazy tracks. Then, it's about taking on some opponents, in-game traps and perks, and gradually unlocking new levels as you make progress in the existing set. But let us explore in more depth.
  • GPUOpen, Mad Max on Linux speculation, and more open gaming news

Leftovers: KDE

  • Interview with Jóhann Örn Geirdal
    What sets Krita apart from the other tools that you use? It’s the fast development and that the developers are definitely listening to the artists who use it. That is not always the case with other software.
  • KDevelop 5.0 Beta 2 Release
    Three months after the first KDevelop 5.0 Beta release, I have the pleasure to announce our second beta release! We have worked hard on improving the stability and performance of our new KDevelop 5.0 based on Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5. We also continued to port many features from our old C++ language support to the new Clang-based C/C++ plugin, which is still an ongoing effort.
  • Get software packages quickly with KDE Project Neon
    Neon is a platform designed to give KDE users a way to get software updates quickly. It will be providing packages of the latest KDE software so users can stay up to date on a stable OS base.
  • Looking for FreeBSD wallpaper for Plasma 5 Desktop
    Most distro’s that ship Plasma Desktop as .. well, as a desktop to work in, have their own default wallpaper choice that isn’t exactly the upstream default. OpenSUSE has things with geekos (which I personally really like, for their understatedness). KDE neon goes for the upstream default, but that is the nature of that particular distro.
  • Former Kubuntu Head Unveils New KDE Project
    The name Jonathan Riddell should ring a bell if you read Linux and open source news. He was the creator and longtime lead developer of the Kubuntu distribution. He was forced out of his position by Ubuntu boss Mark Shuttleworth last year because he dared to ask what happened to the funds Canonical had raised for Kubuntu. (To the best of my knowledge, Canonical never really answered to his questions about finances.)
  • Calligra 2.9.11 Released
  • So, why we are different?
    On this week, I’m working very hard on my proposal to Google Summer of Code, and to say some things there, I needed to know better the others printers hosts open sources.
  • Hidden b.k.o-phab links
    Well, consider them unhidden now: if you missed a structured place to link bugs.kde.org big/wish reports with KDE Phabricator tasks, look no further.
  • Calligra Suite: The Other Free Office Suite
    Calligra Suite is a mature office suite, with a solid set of basic applications, as well as an integrated, often innovative set of utilities, and at least two truly outstanding tools that have developed their own popularity outside of Calligra Suite. Abiword and Gnumeric have their users, but when free office applications come to mind, most people think of LibreOffice, or maybe even Apache OpenOffice. Fewer have heard of Calligra Suite, and those who have sometimes dismiss it as unnecessary.
  • Krita 2.9.11 and the second 3.0 alpha build!
    Today, we’re releasing the eleventh bugfix release for Krita 2.9 and the second development preview release of Krita 3.0! We are not planning more bug fix releases for 2.9, though it is possible that we’ll collect enough fixes to warrant one release more, because there are some problems with Windows 10 that we might be able to work around.
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes or for breeze with inkscape
    Inkscape get full breeze icon support.
  • Logo for “Automobilismo Italiano”
    Thanks inkscape, without you I would be lost !!
  • libotp - email rendering in kube
    The important part of a mailreader is rendering an email. Nobody likes to read the raw mime message.

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