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Electronic Super Joy Gets Linux Early Access

Electronic Super Joy Gets Linux Early Access

So, what happens when Super Mario Bros. and Night At The Roxbury collide in outer space at the speed of light?  Electronic Super Joy happens.  Billed as a “brutally hard platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music”, Electronic Super Joy does not look to disappoint; delivering retro-platforming, and low-res graphics in the typical

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SOL Laptop: The Mighty Penguin Will Now Take on the Sun

WeWi Telecommunications Inc. may be a small company, but that is not stopping them from coming out with some big ideas. The latest project from the London, Ontario, Canada group is the SOL Laptop. The SOL is a laptop that is able to run on solar power. It utilizes four solar-charging panels which are attached

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Can Bloomberg Save The Ubuntu Edge?

The Ubuntu Edge smartphone is the source of premature envy the world over.  The fact that Ubuntu users can have the most powerful phone in the world–that’s yet to be seen–and not have to deal with a shoehorned installation of their intended operating system, is awesome.  The device bodes well for potential Android users as

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Mir gains VT Switching Support in 13.10 Saucy

Phoronix reports today that Revision 943 of Canonical’s Xorg replacement, Mir, has finally gained support for switching virtual terminals.  VT support for many Linux users is an absolute necessity, especially when trying to tame a machine without SSH access from the console.  While this is certainly welcome news for those who plan to make the

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Ubuntu 13.10 Wallpaper Contest is Staring, Now

Like clockwork, another version of Ubuntu is on the horizon.  And just like previous releases, there is a wallpaper contest attached to it allowing lovers of the open source operating system to put their photographic and artistic skills to the test.  At Ubuntu, branding is a big deal, and Saucy Salamander is no exception.  Prospects

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Ubuntu Rushes Mir, XMir Into Ubuntu 13.10

In a move that have been playing out dramatically, and implosively, within the open source community, Ubuntu is set to introduce thier next-generation display server.  Originally slated for inclusion in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu will be providing Mir by default in the very next release, Saucy Salamander.  This news comes just moments after Jonathan Riddell announced,

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How To Install Gimp 2.8.6 in Ubuntu 13.04

Nothing makes me giddier than a new release of Gimp, my favorite software of all time.  That’s why I’m surprised that a release travelled under my radar for nearly a week!  That just goes to prove that if there is anyone more excited about a Gimp release than me, it’s the guys over at Noobslab. 

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How To Install Adobe Air in Ubuntu 13.04

For those of us that walk a blurry line between FOSS and proprietary, overcoming the annoyance and abandonment of Adobe ranks very high on our list of irritations.  Adobe Flash is a dying necessity for many of us that now exists in not one, but two separate evils in Linux.  There is the sandboxed, and

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Ubuntu Touch Boasts Support For 34 Devices, 22 On The Way

A new blog post by Ubuntu community superstar Daniel Holbach reveals some impressive data on Ubuntu Touch.  Most outstanding is the fact that Ubuntu Touch has been ‘ported’ to 34 devices thus far.  Daniel writes: It’s been three weeks since we published the Porting guide for Ubuntu Touch. Since then we have Ubuntu Touch running

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