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Try Gnome 3.12 Right Now!

Itching to get your hands on the latest goodies from Gnome?  Look no further…  If you’d like to see the project’s latest efforts, including getting the best look at the latest Gnome core apps (Music, Weather, Maps, Videos), Matthias Clasen has a special gift for you.  He’s made a special live CD containing a complete

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How to Make Web Apps Shine in Gnome 3.10

Getting Web Apps Right If you’re like most people, you spend an awful lot of your time working with a computer in a web browser.  And that’s great!  The cloud is the next frontier for just about everyone, and the developers of Epiphany understand this.  If you’ve had any experience appifying your favorite web services,

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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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E17 May Finally Be Packaged For Fedora 20

Enlightment is a desktop environment that has been around for a very long time, and unlike other light wieght desktops such as Fluxbox, OpenBox and FVWM, Enlightment has mysteriously escaped being available in the official Fedora repos.  That may change as of Fedora 20. News of this development, as reported by Phoronix just hours ago,

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KDE 4.11 Gets Impromptu Memory Use Decrease Across KDE PIM, Others

KDE developer Sergio Martens went on an emergency bug fixing marathon recently, discovering and fixing several bugs related excess memory usage across many core KDE applications and KDE PIM.  These improvements are expected to land in KDE 4.11.  Why impromptu?  It turns out that Sergio’s quest for additional DDR ram locally, fell short of expectations. 

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XBMC Will Gain Full Wayland Support Before Mir

XBMC developer smspillaz, the man responsible for the XBMC Weston hack a few months ago, is now rounding the final turns towards XBMC being fully compatible with Wayland.  smspillaz reports that he will be doing a GSoC this year to move XBMC completely to Wayland–without the use of SDL.  He writes: In late February this

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