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Valve Furthers Linux Commitment, Officially Joins Linux Foundation

Do you take this platform, the have and to hold, for as long as you both shall live? Yes! While Valve has been tinkering away at SteamOS, and the Steam distribution platform for Linux, Gabe Newell and company have been busy cementing an important relationship.  Valve has officially joined The Linux Foundation.  Read about it […]

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FOX News Explaining GitHub is the Funniest Thing You’ll See Today

Unmitigated Audacity Fox News, the unmitigated authority in open source technology, gave its viewers the gift of knowledge yesterday with its explanation of GitHub.  Thanks Fox News! So, what’s the problem?  Well, that’s simple.  It seems that Fox News’ technology department –run by a motley crew of half-witted quick-study-types– failed to explain GitHub, and also […]

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Thunderbird 24 Is Days Away, Mozilla Gets Back To Work

Thunderbird, the mysteriously abandoned (sort-of) open source mail client makes its return on September 17th.  Faithful users have been marooned on version 17, receiving only maintenance tune-ups along the way, but that’s all set to change. So, what’s changed? In the Compose window, ctrl/cmd + and ctrl/cmd – now change the zoom setting rather than […]

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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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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.  […]