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EGMDE Is Still Being Hacked On As A Lightweight Mir Desktop

Phoronix - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 18:56
It's not yet ready to take on the likes of Xfce and LXQt, but EGMDE is surprisingly still being worked on by Mir developers of Ubuntu/Canonical as a lightweight desktop...

Mageia 8 Alpha 1 Released With Better ARM Support, Linux 5.7 Kernel

Phoronix - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 18:33
Mageia 8 Alpha 1 is out this morning as the newest version of this Linux distribution that originates from the once legendary Mandrake Linux...

Advice for getting started with GNOME - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 15:02

GNOME is one of the most popular Linux desktops today. It started as a humble desktop called the GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME) and was built on top of the GIMP GTK libraries. Its 1.0 release was announced in 1999, just two years after the project got started.

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Open source tools for translating British to American English - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 15:01

Last Christmas, my wife and I traveled to my hometown of Ft. Pierce, Florida, and frequented a local establishment on the beach. There, we met a couple from The Midlands in the UK. The music was loud and so was the beer, so it was a bit hard to hear. Plus, even though it "seemed" they were speaking English, it was sometimes a challenge to understand what they were saying. I thought my time in Australia would have given me enough linguistic power, but, alas, a lot went over my head. There was more than the usual "soccer is football" or "trunk is a boot" sort of confusion.

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Diskonaut – A Terminal Disk Space Navigator for Linux

Tecmint - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 13:22
diskonaut is a simple terminal disk space navigator built using Rust and supports Linux and macOS. To use it, specify an absolute path in your file system, for example, /home/tecmint or run it in...

LKRG 0.8 Released For Increasing Linux Kernel Runtime Security

Phoronix - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:04
Version 0.8 of the Linux Kernel Runtime Guard (LKRG) has been released for further enhancing the runtime security provided by this out-of-tree kernel code plus other general improvements...