I'm considering my options for getting a new laptop, and regarding GPU, it seems that nowadays the choice is between either integrated only, or hybrid graphics. The latter used to be a huge source of pain on Linux some years ago, but I have no idea about the situation now. I know that it has been worked on, but searching the web mostly comes up with old posts from times when hybrid graphics were a brand new thing.
So, what is the current status of hybrid graphics on Linux? Does it work (reasonably) well? What problems can be expected? Do multiple head setups (external monitor) work? Also, nVidia vs AMD and proprietary vs open source drivers?
PS. I hope it is OK to post such questions here, I looked at /r/linuxquestions, but it seems to be more "how to do X?" kind of place.submitted by /u/RabbidKitten
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New to linux, been using Mint on my Lenovo ideabook 300 and the difference between the trackpad when I dual boot windows 10 is shocking. The responsiveness for 1 or 2 finger controls is incomparable and the acceleration perfectly matches my input. Windows on the other hand feels like a generic sluggish emulated mouse.
I'm just wondering if drivers can make a cheap touchpad feel almost as good as my coworkers macbook, why is microsoft and synaptic so far behind. Makes it really hard to boot into windows and do anything other than play games.submitted by /u/jsransif
We all need time to find a file that was taken on a specific date, time or name. Ever wondered how are you going to find it? Yeah! I assume you might say about the search function in nautilus, pacman or any other file manager you use, but what if you are not allowed to use it! Your file manager just freezes while searching lots of files. Well, let’s come to point. Today I am going to talk about the famous Linux Find Command. What is it? Keep reading.
Matrix Voice Open Source Voice Recognition Platform (video)
Makers, hobbyists and developers that are looking to create projects or control projects using voice recognition, may be interested in a new open source voice recognition platform called, Matrix Voice which has been designed by a small development team based in Miami Florida.
The voice recognition platform consists of a small development board which measures 3.4 inches in diameter and is equipped with a radial array of 7 MEMS microphones connected to a Xilinx Spartan6 FPGA & 64 Mbit SDRAM with 18 RGBW LED’s & 64 GPIO pins.
Video: Why News Corp and Energy Australia went open source
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Lengthy and expensive lock-in contracts are no longer the way many businesses - like News Corp and Energy Australia, alongside fellow finalist Tabcorp - want to operate.
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According to Adeniyi, who is a known software developer, arrangement has been concluded with Google, Mozila, Joomila, WordPress, Typo3, Magen,and Grav to brainstorm on content management system.
He said the high cost of software purchase remains a problem for many small and medium scale companies in Africa’s emerging economy and inexpensive as open source solution holds the key to more meaningful and far-reaching adoption of technology for them.
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Open Source in the IoT world
When it comes to the Open Source opportunity within the potential of Internet of Things Mark Marlier, the director of ISV programs and partners for Red Hat suggests “follow the data.”
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At the recent Data & Technology in Clinical Trials conference, I had the pleasure of listening to Aneesh Chopra speak. Chopra is the president of NavHealth and formerly served as assistant to President Barack Obama and Chief Technology Officer of the United States. His speech was electrifying, dynamic, and set the room abuzz.
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