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August 2010

Ksplice Now Free for Fedora Users

crunchgear.com: Ksplice, the technology that allows Linux kernel updates without a reboot, is now free for users of the Fedora distribution

NVIDIA 256.53 Stable Linux Driver Release

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Over the weekend there was a new Linux binary driver release from NVIDIA that was the 256.52 driver in a pre-release state. Today this driver has been released as stable after being branded the NVIDIA 256.53 driver.

Time for IBM to become an open source hero

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OSS

zdnet.com/blog: Over at his other job, our David Gewirtz suggests that, with the absorption of Sun into Oracle, open source badly needs an open source patron and that IBM should apply.

A day of failure with Debian

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Linux

andym3.wordpress: Today, I tried installing Debian on my HP ProBook 4510S. Three times.

Gigolo – it mounts what it’s told to

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Software

openattitude.com: Okay, before we go any further I need to make it clear that we’re not talking about the latest adult video release, but rather a networking utility for Linux. Sorry. That cheeky tagline comes straight from the author. And it’s true!

Increased Clientele for Red Hat

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Linux
  • Increased Clientele for Red Hat
  • As Novell’s Woes Continue, Red Hat Is the Beneficiary
  • You can help the defenders

Two magic words: “merged upstream”

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Software

blog.flameeyes.eu: The lives of distributions packagers are full of words that make them cringe – backport, regression, hotfix, custom patch, … – but there are two that can make your day truly shine:

Flip: A Simple Camera Done Right

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Hardware

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Sometime back I gave a pretty strong pan review of a couple of “toys” that were not compatible with GNU/Linux. Recently, I fully expected to repeat this depressing experience when my brother-in-law gave my son a “Flip” digital video camera, but I was pleasantly surprised:

My Linux Experience

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Linux
Ubuntu

montanalinux.org: In the vein of recent posts, I thought I might take a second to explain how I came to use Ubuntu. My first Linux experience was with Red Hat 5 or 6 I believe. I got CD out of the back of one of those Teach your Linux books. I was probably 16.

Corporate America's Cruel Linux Hoax

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: I propose companies take a closer look at the Linux desktop and consider its potential return juxtaposed with the return they see from Linux servers in the back room.

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Recovering audio from a lost format with open source

Back in the early 2000s, we made a family decision to upgrade the living room stereo. The equipment in place at the time was based on a collection of gear that I had purchased some 20 years earlier when I first had a steady post-university income. That early collection could best be described as "industrial chic," most notably the Hafler amplifiers I had built from kits and the Polk speakers made from some kind of composite wood product and finished with an ugly faux-rosewood vinyl wrap. They produced decent sound, but the dorm-room-style decor just wasn't working out in the living room. Those of you who remember the early 2000s will recall that most of the world was still consuming music on CD. Our family was no exception, and we ended up with a fine CD player that had an interesting feature—it was able to decode regular CDs as well as high-definition-compatible digital (HDCD) discs. According to Wikipedia, HDCD is a proprietary audio encode-decode process that claims to provide increased dynamic range over that of standard Red Book audio CDs, while retaining backward compatibility with existing compact disc players. Read more

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Linus Torvalds: "I Hope AVX512 Dies A Painful Death"

Linux creator Linus Torvalds had some choice words today on Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512) found on select Intel processors. In a mailing list discussion stemming from the Phoronix article this week on the compiler instructions Intel is enabling for Alder Lake (and Sapphire Rapids), Linus Torvalds chimed in. The Alder Lake instructions being flipped on in GCC right now make no mention of AVX-512 but only AVX2 and others, likely due to Intel pursuing the subset supported by both the small and large cores in this new hybrid design being pursued. Read more Also: The Linux Team Approves New Neutral Terminology background on AVX-512

Top 5 Open Source Video Conferencing Tools for Remote Working and Online Meetings

Working remote and looking for an open source video conferencing solution for hosting online meeting? Here are some of the best tools you can use. Read more