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I'm going to have to disable commenting on all posts shared via this page going forward.

You may have noticed that our shared posts seem to attract an awful lot of pr0n spam comments (as well as other less offensive types of spam comments). These comments appear (seemingly) on each and every article we share. As fast as we block the accounts responsible, new ones appear.

It's not cool at all. But there are no controls available to be me as a page owner to deal with this sort of spam preemptively. I can't auto-mod, or restrict comments to people who follow the page, etc.

So, alas, comments = off.

If you have something you want to say about an article you can, as always, use the comments section on the site, reach us on Twitter, comment on Facebook, or share the article from this page and add your comment(s) that way.

PS — Big thanks to those of you who've told me about the comments in question as and when they appeared, and big apologies to anyone who caught sight of them.
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Mesa 18.1.1 is Now Available to Install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

The latest Mesa 18.1.1 graphics stack is now available to install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Mesa 18.1.1 is the first point release update in the Mesa 18.1.x series, which debuted back in May with Mesa 18.1.0. The Mesa 18.1.x series touts plenty of…
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Back in May we said that KDE Plasma 5.13 was shaping up to be one heck of a release — now that it’s out, I think I can say we were right. And to demo the key changes arriving in this update of the popular, resource-efficient desktop environment is a…
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The Linux Foundation Say We Should 'Celebrate Microsoft's Smart Move' #linux #github

Not everyone is thrilled by news that Microsoft is buying Github — and you might think the Linux Foundation is among them. Well, it isn’t. The head of the Linux Foundation says the Microsoft snapping up GitHub is “good news” for the open source community.…
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CodeWeavers Demo a Windows app Running on a Chromebook thanks using Linux and Wine

As you may know Google is bringing Linux apps to Chromebooks — but did you realise that the feature could pave the way for Windows apps, too? Yup, we’re talking Wine, the Windows software compatibility that is a staple part of the Linux app ecosystem. Be…
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Winepak Could Make it Easier to Run Windows Apps on Linux

It might soon be easier to install your favourite Windows apps on Linux, thanks to a fledgling new project. It’s called Winepak and, as you might guess from the name, it’s focused on packaging Wine applications as Flatpak bundles. So, rather than you…
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America's new star-spangled Summit supercomputer is twice as fast as China's Sunway supercomputer and runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The supercomputer cost $200 million to build.
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Want to use emoji on Ubuntu? Well, you can — and in this short post we’ll show you how. With the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS you can now use emoji on Ubuntu right out of the box. No third-party apps, no emoji keyboards, weird fonts, or extensions are…
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Coming Soon: Wacom Firmware Updates on Linux

You’ll soon be able to install Wacom firmware updates on Linux. Red Hat’s Richard Hughes shares word on work he’s done with Wacom engineers to support Wacom’s custom update protocol on Linux. At present, Wacom advise their customers to upgrade firmware on…
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GitHub's New CEO @NatFriedman Did a Reddit AMA, This is What he Said #github

It’s been a crazy week. News that Microsoft is buying GitHub has shocked and stunned the developer community, with reverberations of the deal being mostly keenly felt by those involved with open source projects. Folks are scared and suspicious of…
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