Ubuntu Sees Need To Improve Unity’s Performance

As part of the push to make Ubuntu a competitive gaming platform, developers at Canonical and within the Ubuntu community will be working to improve the Unity desktop and Compiz window manager performance for Ubuntu 13.04…
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Valve: Linux More Viable Than Windows 8 for Gaming

In a presentation at Ubuntu Developer Summit currently going on in Denmark, Drew Bliss from Valve said that Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming. Windows 8 ships with its own app store and it is not an open platform anymore.
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Distribution Release: Parabola GNU/Linux 2012.10.17

André Fabian Silva Delgado has announced the release of Parabola GNU/Linux 2012.10.17, a new version of the project’s Arch-based distribution containing strictly free software only: "There is a new install medium available. We plan to release new installation media monthly. The live system can be used for new….

Ubuntu Developers Realize Need For Non-3D Desktop

For Ubuntu 12.10 Canonical decided to abandon the Unity 2D desktop and just only support the standard Unity desktop with Compiz. When there isn’t a proper OpenGL/3D driver available, LLVMpipe is used for running the GL commands on the CPU. This move ca…

Ubuntu To Eventually Have Its Own SDK

As I wrote over the weekend, Canonical is planning to eventually ship its own SDK (Software Development Kit) for Ubuntu Linux to ease software development on the open-source platform. The Ubuntu SDK won’t happen for the Ubuntu 13.04 release, but work i…

Xnoise Media Player Gets New Album Art View

Xnoise 0.2.13 has been released today, introducing a new Album Art view, similar to the one available in Banshee or in Rhythmbox through the CoverArt Browser plugin, along with a new application icon created by Reda Lazri.The new Album Art view can be accessed from the toolbar/menu or by using the CTRL + B keyboard [...]

Ubuntu Sees Need To Improve Unity’s Performance

As part of the push to make Ubuntu a competitive gaming platform, developers at Canonical and within the Ubuntu community will be working to improve the Unity desktop and Compiz window manager performance for Ubuntu 13.04…

Tradition Plus Innovation Yields Record Growth for DiBruno Bros.

In the late 1930’s, Danny and Joe DiBruno came to Philadelphia from Italy to build their fine meats and cheeses business. Seventy-five years later, Di Bruno Bros. is still a thriving enterprise and an honest-to-goodness American success story.
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OpenSUSE For ARM Is Almost Ready

The first openSUSE ARM release is nearly ready. The openSUSE 12.2 for ARM should be out next week while available today is the second and final release candidate…

FOSDEM 2013 Dev Rooms Announced

The list of accepted “dev rooms” for the FOSDEM 2013 conference have been announced…

KDE Commit-Digest for 16th September 2012

Dot Categories: DeveloperIn this week’s KDE Commit-Digest:

Using Ubuntu To Create An Illegitimate Referral Based Profit Center

Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Free. As we near the release of the biggest consumer-oriented commercial software to ever hit Linux, some negative realities from other platforms may make a nasty appearance in Ubuntu.
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Linux Mint 11 Is Dead, Long Live Linux Mint 13 LTS Maya

After Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) has reached end of life on October 28, development of Linux Mint 11, codenamed Katya, has also stopped.

It’s not unusual for Linux distributions to make way for better operating systems. Canonical provides two years of support for each of its distributions, with the exception of LTS releases that benefit from five years of support.

Linux Mint 11 Katya was based on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) so it’s only natural that the…

PrestaShop is Headed to Brazil for Two Amazing E-Commerce Events

Did you know that Brazil is home to more than 60,000 e-commerce stores? This means the largest country in Latin America is also the biggest e-commerce market in the region.  PrestaShop recognizes this growth, and we want to help Brazilian … Read more

Distribution Release: Finnix 106

Ryan Finnie has announced the release of Finnix 106, a small, self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution for system administrators, based on Debian’s testing branch: "Today I am pleased to announce the release of Finnix 106, which contains an important kernel update as well as minor fixes and improvements…..

Chakra Linux 2012.10 Switches to Systemd [Screenshot Tour]

Chakra Linux, a distribution especially built to take advantage of KDE Software Compilation and the Plasma desktop, is now at version 2012.10.

Chakra Linux 2012.10, dubbed “Claire,” follows the development of the KDE SC 4.9 series and is named in the memory of Claire Lotion.

The biggest change in Chak…

GCC 4.8 Nearing End Of Stage One Development

The GCC trunk is nearing the completion of stage one development for the GCC 4.8 release due out in early 2013…

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 3.7 RC3

Linus Torvalds announced the immediate availability for download of the third released candidate for the Linux 3.7 kernel series. According to Linus Torvalds, this new release candidate for the Linux kernel 3.7.x branch holds nothing extraordinary, wi…

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Could Ditch the Alpha Releases

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail has been announced by Mark Shuttleworth a couple of weeks ago, but it seems that the usual release schedule is out the window.

Canonical had a very strict release schedule in the past, at least until Ubuntu 12.10, but it’s about to change.

A preliminary discussion has been opened at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Denmark about the possibility of ditching the alpha versions.

According to omgubuntu.co.uk, Canonical would instea…

GPaste GNOME Shell Clipboard Manager Available For Ubuntu 12.10 (GNOME Shell 3.6)

GPaste, a native GNOME Shell clipboard manager, is now available for Ubuntu 12.10 / GNOME Shell 3.6 through the WebUpd8 GNOME 3 PPA.GPaste features uris support (remembers copied files, not just text), a command line tool, option to backup / restore clipboard history, image support and other useful options.Install GPaste in Ubuntu 12.10To install GPaste [...]