mintCast 180 – To Gimp or Not


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  • How to build and install the latest Cinnamon from Git This article explains how to install the very latest Cinnamon, not the very latest stable release, but the current version from the Github development repository. (segfault.linuxmint.com)
  • Farewell Medibuntu The Medibuntu repository was discontinued and is no longer available. As a consequence, you might see error messages in the Update Manager, Package Manager and Software Manager. (blog.linuxmint.com)
  • Q&A: Clement Lefebvre: The man behind Linux Mint “There was no plan to create a new distribution initially…” (computerworld.co.nz)
  • Ubuntu 13.10 Finally Released, Big Yawner Ubuntu 13.10 is officially released. Of course, it’s been in the news so much that the official announcement today feels like old news. (ostatic.com) (arstechnica.com) (fridge.ubuntu.com)
  • Quantal, raring, saucy…“So our titular totem, our tamper-proof taboo, our tranquil memento of mission and dues, our topical target of both cry and hue, the name for our LTS thoughtful and true: I give you, as Seuss would, with hullabaloo, the temperate and thrifty, the talented and tactful but ultimately, and tellingly, trusty tahr.” (markshuttleworth.com)
  • The AMD Radeon Performance Is Incredible On Linux 3.12 “…benchmarks of a Radeon HD 4000 series GPU showed the Linux 3.12 kernel bringing major performance improvements over Linux 3.11 and prior.” “It turns out that this change also affects the closed source drivers for AMD and the open source drivers for NVidia” (phoronix.com #1) (phoronix.com #2) (phoronix.com #3) (phoronix.com #4)
  • LightZone Is a Free, Awesome Photo Editor and Alternative to Lightroom The program lets you quickly manipulate a batch of photos, with great effects and styles and finely adjustable tools. (lifehacker.com) (Also, check the comments for a reference to “darktable” http://www.darktable.org/ another alternative)

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mintCast 178 – We Tried Hurd To Like It!


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News:

  • Cinnamon 2.0 feature-freeze – The new DE will be featured in the end of November within Linux Mint 16 Petra, and later backported to Linux Mint 13 Maya LTS and LMDE. (segfault.linuxmint.com)
  • Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop Will Not Use XMir By Default – While the Ubuntu 13.10 desktop was expected to ship with Mir/XMir by default for supported configurations, this is no longer going to happen. (phoronix.com)
  • After switching 37,000 PCs to Ubuntu, French Armed Forces says open source cuts costs 40 percent – The French Gendarmerie, a branch of the French Armed Forces in charge of public safety, has been a leader in moving away from proprietary software in recent years. (geek.com)

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mintCast 177 – Linux Mint Debian


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  • 30 years of GNU — Richard Stallman launched the GNU project on September 27, 1983 (lwn.net)
  • Happy 30th birthday, GNU! GNU Hurd 0.5, GNU Mach 1.4, GNU MIG 1.4 released. (gnu.org) (GNU Hurd) (GNU Mach) (GNU MIG)
  • Chromebooks Grab Share in Back-to-School Purchases (ostatic.com)

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