Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Favorite *buntu

Where's the...

"I use a real distro" option?

re: Where's the

To protect you from yourself, you have to run:

Sudo Poll

To get to all the options.

re: re: Where's the

lololol

re: Where's the...

Teehee. Well, I figured folks who didn't use a(n) *buntu wouldn't participate in this one. And now they come out with an ultimate-gamers version. it took 3 days to bittorrent in, but I guess I'll take a look at it.

2-minute review of Ubuntu Ultimate Gamer

It looked really cool with a martial-arts/dragon/ying yangy black and blue theme. It's bit dark for my old eyes to take for very long, but it was definitely cool looking. As usual, I had to quickly ctrl+alt+F2 to console to edit xorg.conf file before system lock-up with all *buntus, what with my vastly differing dual monitors confusing its hardware detection. So, I knew upon this edit that for an ultimate gaming version, there would be very little games played. ...as default. It apparently does not come with proprietary drivers for ATI and NVIDIA cards, which will be needed to play any 3D games. If they are available, then why did xorg default to "nv?"

I didn't get a chance to look around too much as the first desktop icon I clicked on caused a hard-lock up requiring the use of my hardware reset button. I could do more work: install to hard drive and install the NVIDIA drivers, but in my opinion, if one is gonna put out a 3 gig livecd download and call it the ultimate gamers edition - then by-golly it should come with drivers to use it.

#kde users == #gnome users on *buntu

Seems like (more or less) the same amount of people use KDE as they use Gnome on *buntu.
And this happens eventough Gnome gets most of the attention from Canonical.
Maybe it's time for another paid developer on Kubuntu?

More in Tux Machines

Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd

The boycotting of systemd has led to the creation of uselessd, a new init daemon based off systemd that tries to strip out the "unnecessary" features. Uselessd in its early stages of development is systemd reduced to being a basic init daemon process with "the superfluous stuff cut out". Among the items removed are removing of journald, libudev, udevd, and superfluous unit types. Read more

Android One: Let us fill you in on Google’s big game

India is now the world’s third largest Internet market and “on a bullet train to become the second”. But even when we become the second with around 300 million Internet users, India would still have over 75 per cent of the population that has no access to this so-called information superhighway. It is this chunk of population that will form the “next billion” which companies like Nokia, and now Google, has been talking about. And it is this next billion that Google thinks will line up to buy and good smartphone that is also affordable. Read more

Mesa Gets Closer To Having OpenGL 4.0 Tessellation Support

A significant patch-set was published on Saturday night that implements the driver-independent bits of OpenGL 4's ARB_tessellation_shader extension inside Mesa. The tessellation support has been one of the big pieces missing from Mesa's OpenGL 4 implementation and fortunately it's getting close to mainline. Chris Forbes of Intel published fifty-six patches this weekend that implement the driver-independent portions of the extension inside Mesa. Of course, the driver portions still need to follow for it to be useful. Read more

Small Console Menu Utilities

One of the great strengths of Linux is the whole raft of weird and wonderful open source utilities. That strength does not simply derive from the functionality they offer, but from the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with applications. The Unix philosophy spawned a "software tools" movement which focused on developing concise, basic, clear, modular and extensible code that can be used for other projects. This philosophy remains an important element for many Linux projects. Good open source developers writing utilities seek to make sure the utility does its job as well as possible, and work well with other utilities. The goal is that users have a handful of tools, each of which seeks to excel at one thing. Some utilities work well on their own. This article looks at four tiny utilities that offer menu facilities. They get virtually zero coverage in the Linux press, so you may not have heard of them before, but they are well crafted and might just fit the bill. Read more