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April 7, 2014

Midori is a GTK-based browser with a clean interface that resembles the one of Google Chrome, using the WebKit rendering engine, and offering plenty of the usual features browsers like Firefox or Chrome ship with.
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14:41 community manager Jason Hibbets interviewed Angie Byron, a Drupal core co-maintainer, about the latest version of this open source content management system.What can we expect from Drupal 8?
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The KDE version of openSUSE ships with a number of graphics applications by default. This article takes a look at those applications and describes their features.
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Globulation 2 is a free 2D real-time strategy game for Linux with a different gameplay than the normal strategies, in which you build structures and have to defeat your opponent(s).
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Oracle reveals three generations of silicon and Solaris 12 release scheduleOracle has quietly published a roadmap for its legacy Sun SPARC and Solaris platforms.…
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Android apps are not made for use in a laptop and are made with the intent of being touched. That is a problem... So the question is, what would Android need to do to make it a great laptop operating system?
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Just a few days after Amazon unveiled the Fire TV, Google will reportedly launch its own set-top box. The Mountain View, Calif. company is close to debuting Android TV, an Android-powered platform that will compete directly with the Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku.
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[url=][img][/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 06-April-2014[/b]Hi, its been a while.. Forgive me for my, and by proxy the LXWR's absence but if I get my way that will not happen again. First, I would like to announce that Dr. Tony Young who many of you know for his many LXer features, forum contributions and for my part sincere friendship is our now LXer Senior Asia/Pacific Editor. He has been an integral part of LXer for some time now and I am proud to call him my friend. Second, the LXWR has taken several forms, and breaks in its continuance of which the all I take full responsibility for but it is my intent to make this more than it has been and this is my first step. Enjoy!
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Nothing sucks more than a great new technology with old-world thinking attached to it. Such has been the case with ebooks, unfortunately, with antiquated views on DRM, pricing, and storefront protectionism resulting in pissed off customers and libraries hollering from the nearest rooftop. What we're left with is a platform that could do much to spread knowledge and the practice of reading among entire populations being stifled by those that still think the world should operate based on analog philosophies.Reader zip writes in about a nice write up detailing how cyclical this has made reading, with protectionist policies regarding ebooks cutting the benefit of the technology right out from underneath it.
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It is with great pleasure that I announce that Dr. Tony Young, aka Ridcully, has accepted an appointment to the LXer post of Senior Asia/Pacific Editor effective immediately.
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Valve just announced that they have updated their github repository of their OpenGL debugger or VOGL for short, to support Unreal Engine 4. The new updated version which is available for anyone to download and implement will now support Unreal Engine’s implementation of OpenGL, since Epic games have announced that they will be supporting both Linux and SteamOS with their Engine.
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This week, we look at Google turning serious about the cloud in the enterprise, dealing with cloud outages and surprising results about the Snowden revelations and their impact on cloud buying habits.
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In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:Parley adds support for sound in multiple modes, allows the use of image instead of word for flashcard trainingOkular adds Magnifier and play/pause in the presentation modeKDE-PIM adds KAccounts support to Google resourcesKrita uses the google-breakpad crashhandler for Krita on Windows.Read the rest of the Digest here.Dot Categories: Developer
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April 6, 2014

Migrating the city’s computer systems from Windows and NT was a long slow process, but it would be wrong to ascribe the delays just to teething problems with the use of Linux and free software in large environments. Every migration, even between different versions of Windows, brings its problems: fractured OEM deals, broken data, lost or redundant applications, single vendor tie-ins, interoperability log-jams and the transition process itself. People don’t like change.
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In little over a year since the first stable version of Steam for Linux emerged, the number of Linux-supported games continues to grow at a rapid pace. Valve's digital game distribution currently hosts 376 games for Linux, with many quality commercial titles such as Shadowrun: Dragonfall, System Shock 2, and Europa Universalis IV to name-drop just a few of our favorites. With more game engines being natively ported to Linux, this trend is going to continue. For example, the CryEngine technology has recently been natively ported to Linux, so we could see ports of games like Ryse: Son of Rome and Crysis 3.
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Along with the price cut comes a more powerful Atom processor (64-bit Intel Atom E38xx Series SOC), integrated Intel HD graphics and a smaller overall footprint for the machine itself. Minnowboard Max runs Debian GNU/Linux or Android 4.4 system -- it is also Yocto project compatible.
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Reproducing "Dirrect access to Nova metadata" I was able to get only list of EC2 metadata available, but not the values. However, the major concern is getting values of metadata obtained in review "Direct access to Nova metadata" and also at /openstack location. The last ones seem to me important not less then present in EC2. This metadata are also not provided by this list.
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In the past I had a look at 17 free games available for Linux, overviewed here and here. In this article I will have a look at five more completely free and open-source games available to install in any distribution out there.
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...So while this OS cash machine chugged along and the company experimented with other tangential offerings, the marketplace changed: OS and the activities it enabled emerged apart and beyond Microsoft’s reach, as well as smack dab in the heart of where it had once ruled most overtly (Linux, and then Chrome).
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This post shows how to do just that - install the latest release - Wifislax 4.8 - on a hard drive.Wifislax has a simple installer that supports running a KDE or Xfce Live desktop. For this tutorial, I'll be installing the KDE desktop, though the same process can be used to install the Xfce desktop.
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