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June 2010

Fun stats from Ubuntu Manual Project

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: I thought I'd share some interesting statistics with you that we've collected through our website over the past two months since the release of Ubuntu 10.04 and Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04.

openSUSE Weekly News Issue 129

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SUSE

Linux game-time refined with latest Wine

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Software
Gaming

theregister.co.uk: Wine 2.1 includes a new set of icons, a number of fixes for video rendering – improving Windows gaming – and better font anti-aliasing and handling of desktop link files.

Joojoo ripped for another failing, this time it’s a GPL violation

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Linux
Hardware
OSS

liliputing.com: Oh, Fusion Garage… Lately it seems the only good news which surfaces about your JooJoo tablet is the result of someone who doesn’t work for you doing something awesome with it — like installing Windows 7 on it.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Almanah – Application to ease management of a personal diary
  • Compiz 0.9 and GCC 4.5
  • Mandriva pt 2
  • Red Hat Seeking Ways To Avoid Channel Conflict With Service Partners
  • Lunar eclipse set for Saturday Morning
  • The Growing Open-vs.-Proprietary Rift Between Google and Mozilla
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #359 06-23-10
  • Opera Snapshot: Stability, font work, and Geolocation for Linux
  • Is Ubuntu a Realistic Alternative to Mac OS X?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Auto assign profile images on Ubuntu
  • How to fix: Too many open files
  • Kubuntu 10.04, disabled network manager, Solution
  • Quick Tip: Opening Adobe Illustrator files in Linux
  • For smooth sys-libs/glibc-2.11.1 upgrade, make sure to use >=gcc-4.3-
  • Open PDF files in a Linux Console using fbgs, a framebuffer PDF viewer
  • LXC 0.7 console output in Gentoo

Ubuntu Nearing X Server Not Running As Root

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.

The Stable Triple and Marketing Linux

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Linux

cbojar.blogspot: The first topic on my mind is the elusiveness of the stable triple in the Linux market. What do I mean by the stable triple? Let's look at some examples:

Mozilla Wins The American Business Awards “Most Innovative Company of the Year”

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Moz/FF

mozilla.com/blog: We are excited to announce that Mozilla won the American Business Awards Stevie Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year (with less than 2,500 employees) in the software category!

Lucid Lynx boot times - 10 seconds, yes or no?

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: I love Lucid very much; it's slowly replacing Jaunty as the major Ubuntu flavor on my various machines. This begs the question, does Lucid bring in any improvements required to break the 10-second barrier?

More in Tux Machines

Release of PyPy 7.2

  • PyPy v7.2 released

    As always, this release is 100% compatible with the previous one and fixed several issues and bugs raised by the growing community of PyPy users. We strongly recommend updating. Many of the fixes are the direct result of end-user bug reports, so please continue reporting issues as they crop up.

  • PyPy 7.2 released

    Version 7.2 of PyPy, an implementation of the Python language, is out.

  • PyPy 7.2 Released With Full 64-bit AArch64 Support, PyPy 3.6 Beyond Beta

    PyPy 7.2 is out today as a big update for this alternative Python implementation that currently provides interpreters for compatibility with Python 2.7 and Python 3.6. In cooperation with Arm and Crossbar.io, PyPy developers have been working on complete 64-bit ARM (AArch64) support and this summer they achieved getting the PyPy JIT running on 64-bit ARM. PyPy 7.2 is the first release with this 64-bit ARM support now in good standing.

today's leftovers

  • Intel Firmware Binaries Land For AX200/AX201 Bluetooth Linux Support

    With devices beginning to hit store shelves using the new Intel WiFi 6 AX200 series chipsets, the firmware binaries have landed in linux-firmware.git for rounding out support for these latest WiFi/Bluetooth adapters. For a few kernel releases now since earlier this year these new Intel wireless chipsets have been supported by the mainline kernel but the firmware hasn't been part of the de facto linux-firmware.git tree that houses the various firmware binaries for different hardware component support under Linux.

  • Improving distfile mirror structure

    The Gentoo distfile mirror network is essential in distributing sources to our users. It offloads upstream download locations, improves throughput and reliability, guarantees distfile persistency. The current structure of distfile mirrors dates back to 2002. It might have worked well back when we mirrored around 2500 files but it proved not to scale well. Today, mirrors hold almost 70 000 files, and this number has been causing problems for mirror admins.

  • LibreOffice 6.2.7 packages available for Slackware 14.2

    There was a recent update in my repository of LibreOffice packages, but that libreoffice-6.3.2 was just for slackware-current. There’s a recent release in the LibreOffice 6.2 stable series as well (ok… five weeks ago, not that recent…), and so I decided to use my build box’s free weekend to come up with packages for LibreOffice 6.2.7. This release has a security improvement over previous versions, in that it will popup a warning to the user if a document tries to run an embedded script (similar to existing warning mechanism for embedded macros).

Graphics and Standards

  • SHADERed 1.2.3 Released With Support For 3D Textures & Audio Shaders

    SHADERed is the open-source, cross-platform project for creating and testing HLSL/GLSL shaders. While a version number of 1.2.3 may not seem like a big update, some notable additions can be found within this new SHADERed release.

  • Vulkan 1.1.125 Released With SPIR-V 1.4 Support

    Succeeding Vulkan 1.1.124 one week later is now Vulkan 1.1.125 with a lone new extension. Vulkan 1.1.125 has its usual clarifications and corrections to this graphics API specification. Meanwhile the new extension introduced in the overnight v1.1.125 release is VK_KHR_spirv_1_4.

  • Making Movies Accessible for Everyone

    For the first time, people who are deaf or hard of hearing will be able to enjoy the Nairobi leg of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, opening on October 15.

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