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The year GNOMES, Ubuntu sufferers forked off to Mint Linux

It is only wafer-thin, and no cheque required Linux in 2012  It's been a rough year for Linux on the desktop. More specifically, it's been a rough year for GNOME-based Linux on the desktop. But a glimmer of hope may have appeared thanks to a Mint-flavoured distribution of the open-source...

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LLVM 3.2 now available

The latest version of the LLVM compiler infrastructure introduces an improved scalar replacements of aggregates (SROA) model, a loop vectoriser, a new NVPTX backend and a number of other improvements...

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Linux, the 386, and Days of Auld Lang Syne

The year 2012 may not yet be over, but here in the Linux community another kind of curtain was recently dropped for the last time. It's the end of the line for Linux's support of Intel's 386 chip, specifically, and tears are being shed across the land -- or not.

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Steam for Linux beta open for all

Valve has opened up the beta programme for its Steam client on Linux to all users with a Steam account. The client is currently supported only on Ubuntu, but some users have managed to create packages for other distributions...

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Windows Firefox stiffs Adobe Flash, plays H.264 YouTube vids

Any HTML5 site using patent-heavy codec welcomed Users of the Firefox web browser on Windows can now dump Adobe Flash and still watch H.264-encoded videos online.…...

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Enterprise-Worthy Improvements in the 3.7 Linux Kernel

The 3.7 Linux kernel was released just in time for Christmas, gifting us with a host of enterprise-worthy and desktop user additions and improvements.

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