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Weekly Pamphlet #1: GNOME Takes Over KDE, Improves It

“We will completely rewrite KDE to conform with GNOME User Interface Guidelines. We will strip all the unnecessary options, remove the plasmoids, the panel and the menu from KDE.”

Tips on How to Start Learning Linux

I think Linux users can basically be divided into average users and users who will put time into learning, who are passionate about Linux and eventually are amateur or professional programmers. The average users only want their software to work, and will use the system to accomplish various tasks and not bother with the way things work since they will not need this information.

Linux Cheat Sheet

Linux cheat sheet, including general commands, one-liners, Bash tips, system calls.

Alien Arena: Combat Editio 7.66 [Overview & Screenshots]

Alien Arena is a free, open-source first-person shooter built around the CRX engine, an open-source, Quake-based engine. It features a fast-paced gameplay taking place in a Sci Fi universe over dozens of maps. Alien Arena provides both single-player and multi-player modes.

10 Tetris Games for Linux

Here is an overview of 10 clones of the game after which a syndrome was named, some graphical and some running in a console. Hopefully you will find these useful (maybe while still watching out for the Tetris effect).

Steam For Linux: Download The First Ubuntu-Like Skin

WebUpd8 reader Martin Kozub has created an Ubuntu-like skin for the new Linux Steam client which includes the Ubuntu font, default Ubuntu colors and window buttons (Ambiance), thin scrollbars as well as Ubuntu (Humanity) back and forward icons.

 

How To Use Steam For Linux Right Now, Without A Beta Account

Steam for Linux beta has been released today and for now is only available to 1000 lucky users who have applied using the Steam beta survey. But there's a way to run Steam for Linux even if you didn't receive an invitation. Read on!

 

A More "Classic GNOME" Session Lands In Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

The Indicator Applet port to GTK3 has finally landed in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. This, along with some changes to the GNOME Panel default settings, finally "fix" the Classic (fallback) GNOME session in Ubuntu 12.04:

VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.04 (Guest) Fixes

If you want to try the latest Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin alpha or a daily build in VirtualBox (guest), you'll stumble upon a few issues like: VirtualBox can't boot from the 32bit ISO because PAE is not enabled by default so you'll get a kernel error, the mouse isn't working or the screen is glitchy and black in Unity 3D after installing the VirtualBox Guest Additions from the repositories (r

Official GNOME Shell Extensions Available In The WebUpd8 GNOME 3 PPA For Ubuntu 11.10

 

Gnome Pie: A Cool New Visual Application Launcher

Gnome Pie

Gnome Pie is an application inspired by a World of Warcraft addon called OPie, that tries to offer a different way

Windows 8 Certified Computers May Not Be Able To Boot Linux

According to an article by ITWorld, Microsoft requires that Windows 8-certified machines use UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) with support for secure booting instead of the BIOS firmware.

Audacious 3.0.3 And 3.1 Alpha 1 Available For Ubuntu Oneiric (PPA)

Audacious is a versatile music player for GNOME that has a low memory footprint and a clean GTK interface. It also comes with a Winamp-like interface that supports Winamp 2.x skins.

 

DockBarX 0.47 Released With Themeable Window List And Custom DockX Themes

 

DockBarX DockX panel

 

0 A.D. RTS Game Reaches Alpha 7

 

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GNOME Shell 3.1.91.1 Released With One-Click Installation Support For Extensions

GNOME Shell 3.1.91.1 has been released today and comes with many bug fixes and just one new feature. But this is a really interesting feature: a "browser plugin which will enable convenient installation of extensions from extensions.gnome.org".

Unity Google Docs Lens For Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

 

Compiz-Like Mousewheel Zoom Tool For GNOME Shell

Mousewheel Zoom is a GNOME Shell tool that enables a Compiz-like ALT + mousewheel zoom.

GNOME Shell has its own magnifier, but the zoom increases / decreases in very large steps; Mousewheel Zoom on the other hand gradually zooms in/out. And it's very easy to setup too.

GIMP Plugin Registry 3.5.4 Brings 4 Updated Plugins

 

GIMP Plugin Registry

 

Radiamentary Is A Beautiful GTK2/GTK3 Theme Based On Elementary And Radiance

Radiamentary is a Gtk2/Gtk3 theme based on Radiance and Elementary. The theme is especially designed for Unity and tries to provide a light, blueish Elementary feel for Ubuntu 11.10:
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