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A More Colorful LibreOffice Unveiled

In the first article in this series I pointed out some problems I and other LibreOffice users have with the standard LibreOffice color palette, and I talked about how colors are specified, both on computers in general and within LibreOffice .soc files. Let's now see how to generate a new set of colors. The process requires finding some base colors to start with and scripting some code to build darker and lighter variations of them. 

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Kubuntu, KDE Has Little Hope For Ubuntu's Mir

Martin Gräßlin, the maintainer of KDE's KWin window manager, has been vocal against Canonical's Mir Display Server from the beginning. He's now written another blog post on the matter in which he makes it rather clear there is little hope of seeing KDE running on the Ubuntu Wayland-competitor...

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Cut Yourself a Tasty Slice of Gnome-Pie App Launcher

Gnome-Pie could be one of the best user interfaces for accessing menus on any Linux desktop. It is a radial visual application that keeps your hands on the keyboard or the mouse to quickly launch any application. Launching frequently used programs could not be easier or more fun. Gnome-Pie brings...

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FOSS Knowledge, Part 3: Reaching the Goal

In my last two posts, I discussed the evolution of open source knowledge: where we came from, where are we now, and how did we get here. I provided some examples of common misunderstandings and knowledge gaps and suggested that such gaps may be due to the need to take action without taking as much time to prepare and plan as is optimal.  The sum total is that misconceptions and misunderstandings about open source persist both within and outside the software industry. 

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Open Recall: Scratch 2.0, Plans for Vim 7.4, GlusterFS 3.4 Beta

In this edition: a beta for GlusterFS 3.4, version 2.0 of the Scratch interactive programming tool and language, GNU Awk 4.1.0, plans for the upcoming Vim 7.4, and version 2.0 of the open source data management platform CKAN...

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