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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.”

Round-Up: Most Popular Posts in March

During March, a few noteworthy articles were published here at TuxArena. Let’s have a look at the most important ones.

GNOME 3.12 Released with Major Features, New Apps, IRC Client

Earlier today GNOME 3.12 has been released, bringing major new features, several redesigned programs and three new applications: Logs, Sound Recorder and Polari.

Krita 2.8.0 Milestone Release, Steam [Ubuntu Installation]

Krita 2.8.0 was released yesterday, and this version comes with quite a big list of changes. In addition to the new features that were implemented, Krita is also available for Windows with an installer available from here.

Portal 2 Beta Available in Steam for Linux

According to this announcement on Steam Community, Valve’s game Portal 2 Beta is now available on Steam for Linux. To access it in Linux, you will need to opt in to the beta from the Portal 2 properties in the Steam Library.

Weekly News Round-Up: Feb 17 - Feb 23

Canonical Announces Two Mobile Phones Manufacturers for Its Ubuntu Phones

NeonView 0.8.2 Released

NeonView, the free lightweight image viewer created by TuxArena, has reached version 0.8.2. This release brings a segmentation fault fix when there was no image in the current directory and NeonView was started without any arguments.

Debian 7.0 'Wheezy' Artwork Unveiled

In addition to this, the final artwork for the upcoming release 7.0 codenamed ‘Wheezy’ has been published too, just a few days after the Debian Installer RC1 was released. The artwork is based on a light-blue theme.

Firefox 5 Released (Ubuntu Installation Instructions)

After changing its stable release policy to a more accelerated pace, Mozilla released Firefox 5 pretty quick after the latest major Firefox version was put out. Firefox 4 was released on March 22, 2011 and this version follows only three months later.

Round-Up: Most Popular TuxArena Articles in 2009

Since it's Christmas and 2010 is knocking at the door, it's time to put up a round-up of the most popular articles published at TuxArena in 2009. This post is divided in two parts: a list of most popular tutorials and a list of most popular reviews (selected exclusively by number of views according to Google Analytics, from which I made a selection).

Single-Window Confirmed For Gimp 2.8 (And More)

The single-window mode has finally been confirmed for Gimp 2.8. Peter Sikking, interface and interaction artist for the GIMP makes this very clear in a recent blog entry.

New Version of Skype Released with PulseAudio Support and Numerous Improvements

A new version of Skype for Linux was released the other day, bringing new features and a lot of improvements and bug fixes. Skype 2.1.0.47 comes packaged for distributions like Ubuntu (both 8.04 and 8.10), Debian Lenny, Fedora Core 9 and 10+ and openSUSE.

Icons in Menus and Buttons To Be Removed From GNOME

The new GNOME release will do away with icons on menu items and on dialog buttons. The exceptions are menu items which represent a dynamic object such as applications, files or bookmarks, and devices. This obviously means that the GNOME panel, as well as the panel menus, will still show icons for their items.

3 Years Ago: Ubuntu Dapper Drake

Remember Dapper Drake? All the fuss around it, being a LTS (long-term support) release, the three-month delay in order to make things stable, all the forum discussions regarding the 3-month delay in order to polish it well.

VLC 1.0.0 Released!

VLC, the popular, cross-platform video player, finally reached version 1.0.0 today, under the codename 'Goldeneye'.

Pidgin 2.2.0 package released for Ubuntu Feisty (setup & installation instructions)

This release incorporate improvements from Google Summer of Code 2007, Myspace IM, and bug fixes.

This release includes enhancement on the XMPP protocol made by Andreas Monitzer during the Google Summer of Code for Adium, more information can be found on Adium page.

Another feature I really enjoy is the ability to revert to the old gaim layout. For instance, a new entry in the menu Buddy->Show allows you to show protocol icons in the buddy list, right-clicking the empty space in the formatting toolbar allows you to toggle back to the old "ungrouped" version...

Dell releases custom Ubuntu 7.04 ISOs with drivers and fixes

Dell has released a custom "remastered" Ubuntu 7.04 installation CD ISO that can be used to install Ubuntu on an Inspiron 1420 or 530. The ISO automatically installs all of the drivers and fixes that are required to make Ubuntu fully functional on those systems.

Dell laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled currently ship with a regular Ubuntu 7.04 installation CD that can be used to reinstall the operating system from scratch after reformatting. Unfortunately, the default Ubuntu installation does not include the best drivers so dell has a new remastered custom ubuntu cd just for you.

The "remastered" installation ISO could also be used by Inspiron 1420 and 530 owners who didn't buy their laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled, but wish to install it themselves...

PC-BSD the Ubuntu killer?

I was just on distrowatch.org today looking around to see whats hot, I downloaded a new os called PC-BSD, it is truly awesome, and believe it or not was almost faster than my host system on vmware, im so happy with it today on my birthday im about to install it on its own partition to see how it works with my wifi. I am a die-hard ubuntu fan but..

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