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MeeGo 1.2 Release  View Printable Version 
Friday, May 20 2011 @ 08:52 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod

LinuxToday we are announcing the project release of MeeGo 1.2. This release provides a solid baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom* and ARMv7 architectures.

Read the full thing at https://meego.com/community/blogs/imad/2011/meego-1.2-release

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Mageia final release approaching now: RC available for last tests  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 17 2011 @ 08:29 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod

MageiaHere it is! This is the last development release before the first stable version of Mageia. Again we are in time, thanks to the hard work of all the community.

You can choose and download your favourite edition. This release is mainly about bug fixes and translation updates. Live CDs should be available in the coming days.

Read the full thing at http://blog.mageia.org/en/2011/05/17/final-release-approaching-now-rc-available-for-last-tests/

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As of Today, It's Mark Webbink's Groklaw 2.0 - Updated  View Printable Version 
Monday, May 16 2011 @ 10:55 PM CST
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General NewsI announced in April that as of today, I wouldn't be writing any more articles for Groklaw. I intended to finish the Comes v. Microsoft exhibits as text and perfect some of our other collections and then I would retire from Groklaw, knowing as I did that the research we have done together will remain useful no matter what happens in the future.

Read the full thing at http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20110515173831922

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A Python programmer’s first impression of CoffeeScript  View Printable Version 
Friday, May 13 2011 @ 12:17 PM CST
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General NewsCoffeeScript is a simple, clean, fast language which compiles to JavaScript, either at build time, with a caching framework plugin on the server, or at runtime in the browser.

The syntax looks like a cross between Python and Haskell and, generally speaking, is used similarly enough to Python that you’ll have little trouble picking it up and using it comfortably.

Read the full thing at http://blog.ssokolow.com/archives/2011/05/07/a-python-programmers-first-impression-of-coffeescript/

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Calligra is the Future of Free Software Office Suites  View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 12 2011 @ 06:27 AM CST
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KDEA couple of days ago Michael Meeks published a blog called 'LibreOffice is the future of Free Software Office suites'. Michael is one of the lead developers of LibreOffice and also one of the founders of the Document Foundation, the organization behind LibreOffice.

Read the full thing at http://ingwa2.blogspot.com/2011/05/calligra-is-future-of-free-software.html

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The rise and fall of CentOS  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 10 2011 @ 07:22 PM CST
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LinuxIf it weren't for RedHat Linux, I might not have ever found PostgreSQL. In early 2001, I was running the tech side of a company with an ISP component to it. After starting with RedHat 4.2 in 1997, we'd standardized all the servers by then on RedHat 7.0, refusing to upgrade from its 2.2 kernel even when new versions with 2.4 appeared.

Read the full thing at http://blog.2ndquadrant.com/en/2011/05/the-rise-and-fall-of-centos.html

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18 of the Best Free Up-and-Coming Linux Games (Part 1 of 3)  View Printable Version 
Monday, May 09 2011 @ 11:34 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod

GamesThere are not many people that are immune from the charms of computer games at some stage of their life. Even the father of Linux, Linus Torvalds, is reported to have been hooked on playing a single game for a month.

In some circles games are regarded as a distraction and a time waster. However, there are many benefits to playing computer games other than the obvious simple unadulterated fun that they offer. Games can help break up the monotony of the daily grind, offering an escape from the harsh reality of real life. Some games offer cooperative gameplay, which focus on fun and interaction with others, encouraging participation and working as a team solving task-oriented goals. Other sorts of games help to exercise the grey matter instead. These are just a few examples of the positive attributes of computer games.

Read the full thing at http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20110506182300381/Up-and-Coming-Games.html

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Reverse engineering LibreOffice  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 20 2011 @ 06:47 AM CST
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KDEOpenDocument is a great format, but sure, it has its problems. One of these problems is the lack of specification for some features. For instance, which image format should be supported ? PNG, JPEG, GIF, these one are only logical. SVG too nowadays… But we could create the Calligra Picture Format if we wanted to, store it in the OpenDocument file… And every other office suite would be lost.

Read the full thing at http://blog.pinaraf.info/2011/04/reverse-engineering-libreoffice/

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Open-Source Web-Sites, Memories Of The Past  View Printable Version 
Monday, April 18 2011 @ 10:38 PM CST
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Open SourceThe forum discussion surrounding TransGaming's GameTree Linux and Cedega Technology continues, with some Linux gamers regretting that they ever even supported TransGaming. One user also brings up the past from when -- back in 2000~2001 -- TransGaming had pledged to open up their code-base once they reached 20,000 subscribers. They believed in an open-source philosophy at that time, but they never ended up opening up their code once hitting that milestone. Even though Cedega as we know it is now dead, this former fork of the X11-licensed Wine is still closed.

Read the full thing at http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTM0Mg

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ASCII Pronunciation Rules for Programmers  View Printable Version 
Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 04:28 PM CST
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General NewsAs programmers, we deal with a lot of unusual keyboard characters that typical users rarely need to type, much less think about.

Even the characters that are fairly regularly used in everyday writing -- such as the humble dash, parens, period, and question mark -- have radically different meaning in programming languages.

Read the full thing at http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2008/06/ascii-pronunciation-rules-for-programmers.html

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