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Git Success Stories and Tips from Wine Maintainer Alexandre Julliardview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Wine Maintainer Alexandre Julliard decided to try out the Git revision control system just a few months after creator Linux Torvalds released the first version – that was 10 years ago. Now, he says, “I can no longer imagine doing software development without it.” Wine, the open source software used to run Windows applications on Linux, still mostly uses email to exchange and review patches. (General)

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Git Success Stories and Tips from Ceph Creator Sage Weilview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Git has changed the way that software is built -- including the Ceph open source distributed storage platform, says Ceph Creator Sage Weil. Ceph has used the Git revision control system for seven years, since it switched from SVN. It has changed the project’s work flow and how they think about code. “Instead of thinking in files and lines, you think in flow of changes. (General)

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Latest TPP leak shows systemic threat to software freedomview story

http://www.fsf.org – On March 25th, 2015, Wikileaks released a leaked chapter of the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, the multinational trade agreement that is being developed through a series of secret negotiations and aims to create a host of new restrictions. (General)

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Semplice 7 reviewview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – This is a review of the latest edition of Semplice, a desktop distribution based on the unstable branch of Debian. Before this review, Semplice 5 was the previous edition last reviewed on this website. See Semplice 5 review – High Hopes. Where Semplice 5 featured a custom graphical installer and the Openbox window manager, Semplice 7 still featues the same […] (General)

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Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon reviewview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a desktop distribution that’s based on Debian. It’s from the same folks responsible for Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu Desktop. The latest edition, Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (LMDE 2), code-named Betsy, was released on April 10 (2015). Upgrading from LMDE 1 to 2 is not yet supported, but that should change […] (General)

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The rebirth of Free Software Magazineview story

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com – When I started Free Software Magazine, over 10 years ago, it was a very different world. Magazines still mattered, Facebook was a primitive site for university students, Digg was about to become a huge new site (before disappearing a few years later), and... did I mention that Magazines still mattered?Category: AnnouncementsTagging: newsLicense: Verbatim only (General)

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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: April 17view story

http://www.fsf.org – Join the FSF and friends today, Friday, April 17, from 2pm to 5pm EDT (18:00 to 21:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on freenode. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. (General)

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Dual-boot Windows 7, Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 on a PC with UEFI firmwareview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a desktop distribution that’s based on Debian. It’s from the same folks responsible for Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu Desktop. Unlike Linux Mint, LMDE is recommended for advanced users, though nothing stops less experienced users from using it. It is also not compatible with Linux Mint, so don’t try to upgrade from […] (General)

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How To Use Multiple and External Displays In Linux Ubuntuview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Using Linux wisely can make you just as productive as other operating systems, but adding displays to your setup can provide further benefits. You can be even more productive while working, or you can be immersed in virtual worlds while gaming. Best of all, installing multiple external displays to Ubuntu is easier to set up than you might think. (General)