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Story Arch + XFCE: The perfect Desktop srlinuxx 24/07/2010 - 4:16pm
Story Peppermint Linux: An interesting approach srlinuxx 24/07/2010 - 4:17pm
Story Tech worker testifies of 'blue screen of death' on oil rig's computer srlinuxx 24/07/2010 - 4:20pm
Story Screen: A SysAdmin's PowerTool srlinuxx 24/07/2010 - 4:47pm
Story 5 Websites To Learn About GIMP Photo Editing srlinuxx 24/07/2010 - 4:49pm
Story Eight free open source books srlinuxx 24/07/2010 - 4:51pm
Story Using KDE 4 srlinuxx 24/07/2010 - 7:53pm
Story openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 133 out now srlinuxx 24/07/2010 - 7:55pm
Story Seven Ubuntu Derivatives worth Checking Out srlinuxx 24/07/2010 - 7:56pm
Story What’s happening in compizland? srlinuxx 24/07/2010 - 7:58pm

A chat with John Lilly, Mozilla CEO

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Interviews
Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: John was the Mozilla Corporation Chief Operating Officer for the last few years, and in January this year, he took the high responsibility of succeeding Mitchell Baker as the head of the maker of Firefox.

Open Source - Bundling benefits together

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OSS

brajeshwar.com: It is of utmost importance to rule out the notion that Linux is “the latest thing” and a “prime money saver”, but stress on the fact that application in real business to streamline the operations is of more significance.

3 Classic First-Person Shooter Games for Linux

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Gaming

tuxarena.blogspot: A true classic and one of the most played online first-person shooter games, Wolfenstein: ET was supposed to be released as a new mod for Return to Castle Wolfenstein, but the single-player part of the game was abandoned and it was released at no cost, as a standalone multiplayer game.

Review : Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex"

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Ubuntu

linuxondesktop.blogspot: One of the first things you would notice after booting into Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop , is the new improved Human theme which has got a tinge of Orange. Status bar,Buttons glow and few icons have been changed.

Fedora 10 - A Detailed Discussion on 13 Prime Features

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Linux

blog.taragana.com: With the success of Fedora in Linux distributions, Fedora 10 is perhaps the most anticipated operating system from their library. A faster and advanced distribution is what is proposed by them. Fedora 10, codenamed Cambridge, is set for release on November 25, 2008.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.28 - Part 4: Improved graphics support

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Two collections of patches (1, 2) proposed by the maintainer of the Direct Rendering Infrastructure (DRI) have incorporated numerous graphics hardware support improvements into the main development branch. This is the development branch which will produce Linux version 2.6.28 at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year.

Also: Linux 2.6.28-rc1 Kernel Released

GNOME usability hackfest

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Software

Mark Shuttleworth: The GNOME user experience hackfest in Boston was a great way to spend the worst week in Wall St history!

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 43

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SUSE

Issue #43 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: openSUSE Build Service Webclient Survey Started, Development Release: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 3 Now Available, and People of openSUSE: Henne Vogelsang.

today's leftovers

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News
  • It’s official - my wife likes Ubuntu, too

  • Ohio Linuxfest 2008
  • A $15 USB 802.11g WiFi Adapter For Linux
  • OSS Gaming: Ready for the Big Leagues?
  • Minimal Firefox
  • Paludis is about Choices
  • At Mozilla, blowing the lid off security practices
  • Some open source FUD is too lame to deserve a response
  • 3 Ways to Find Pages Fast with Firefox 3
  • Unix - What Is It? More Linux/Unix Humor
  • Firefox Themes: The Contention Between Visual Hierarchy and Toolbar Customization
  • Gmail gets cute with animated emoticons
  • Dell first TV ad all about Linux
  • Mandriva 2009 InstallFest, and what I’ve been doing lately
  • Open source looks to catch the falling knife
  • Mandriva 2009
  • Netbooks: Interview with Jon Ramvi of the Ubuntu Eee Project

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Configure WiFi and Webcam in a Dell Inspiron 1525 for Hardy

  • Bash For Loop Examples
  • Check your disks' health with GSmartControl
  • KDE 4: Hiding of Task Bar is now Part of openSUSE 11.1
  • Debian Upgrade: GNU/Linux 4.0 Update 5 Available
  • Command not found - openSUSE 11.1 preview
  • Applied regular expressions in PHP: Provisioning the Linksys PAP2T
  • Troubleshooting Ubuntu Post-Installation Configuration Problems
  • Linux Tips: force fsck run during the next reboot
  • Update passwords in batch mode Using chpasswd

Sapphire Radeon HD 4550 512MB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The graphics cards introduced up to this point though haven't exactly been cheap, but ATI has now introduced their low-end graphics cards for the Radeon HD 4000 series. With Sapphire being a key ATI partner, they have of course introduced news models accordingly. What we have our hands on today is the Sapphire Radeon HD 4550 512MB, which is a PCI Express graphics card that retails for a mere $50~60 USD.

5 Wallpaper Changer Apps For Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: In Linux, setting an image as the desktop wallpaper is not a difficult task, but getting it to change automatically at a certain interval is. Here are 5 wallpaper changers that you can use in your Linux machine.

Linux incognito part two: Windows XP

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Linux

itwire.com: For an awful lot of people their first encounter with a computer will invariably be Microsoft Windows. This straight away creates a barrier against considering alternate operating systems because they look different to what the user has been accustomed to. Here's how to paint a Windows facade over Linux and remove that obstacle.

Everything is (and should be) a file

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Linux

oneandoneis2.org: I installed Linux on somebody's laptop recently. I installed Ubuntu, in fact. And I was going to give a quick explanation of some of the differences. I was going to start with the "everything is a file that forms part of the one, single filesystem" thing. Then I stopped.

Linux PC auction benefits charity

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Linux
Hardware

desktoplinux.com: Want to combine your love for robots and strange mini-ITX systems with your interest in furthering educational opportunities for U.S. schoolchildren? You, too, can bid on this strange, one-of-a-kind Linux system available only through a charity auction on eBay.

Ubuntu 8.10 Release Candidate Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

news.softpedia: The release candidate version of the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (codename Intrepid Ibex), which is scheduled for launch in late October this year, arrived a few hours ago and, as usual, we intend to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 8.10 development.

5 Gmail Notifiers For Linux

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Software

helpforlinux.blogspot: Gmail is undoubtedly the best web-based email around. Unfortunately Google doesn't have any Gmail notifier for Linux. However thanks to the open-source world there are many alternatives out to choose from.

Hands-on experience: Linux on the PS3

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Linux

news.cnet: The PS3 makes for a reasonably good desktop when not performing tasks that require a lot of memory, such as word processing, instant messaging, or viewing browser-based video. Unfortunately, because of the lack of available memory, hi-def video playback is near impossible to watch, and even a standard-res video (from the hard drive) will occasionally skip.

Kernel Log: New Atheros WLAN drivers and stable kernels, radeon vs. radeonhd

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: Linux Wi-Fi specialist and developer Luis R. Rodriguez, who has worked for Atheros for several months now, has announced the release of the Otus driver under the ISC open source licence.

NVIDIA Delivers Beta OpenGL 3.0 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: The OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.30 specification were released back in August during SIGGRAPH 2008. Just days later NVIDIA had delivered a beta driver for Windows that added OpenGL 3.0 functionality, but Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris users were left in the dark. Two months later though NVIDIA has now published a beta Linux driver that implements most of the latest GL/GLSL specification.

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FATHOM releases Crystallon

  • FATHOM releases Crystallon, an open-source software for lattice-based design
    Lattice structures are integral to 3D printed designs, and Aaron Porterfield, an industrial designer at additive manufacturing service bureau FATHOM, has developed Crystallon, an open source project for shaping them into structures.
  • FATHOM Introduces Open Source Software Project for Generating 3D Lattice Structures
    California-based FATHOM, which expanded its on-site managed services and announced important partnerships with Stratasys and Desktop Metal last year, is introducing a fascinating new open source project called Crystallon, which uses Rhino and Grasshopper3D to create lattice structures. FATHOM industrial designer Aaron Porterfield, also an Instructables member, developed the project as an alternative to designing lattices with commercially available software. He joined the company’s design and engineering team three years ago, and is often a featured speaker for its Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) Training Program – and as the project developer, who better to explain the Crystallon project?

Kernel and Graphics: Machine Learning, Mesa, Wayland/Mir, AMDGPU

  • AI-Powered / Machine Learning Linux Performance Tuning Is Now A Thing
    A year and a half ago I wrote about a start-up working on dynamically-tuned, self-optimizing Linux servers. That company is now known as Concertio and they just launched their "AI powered" toolkit for IT administrators and performance engineers to optimize their server performance. Concertio Optimizer Studio is their product making use of machine learning that aims to optimize Linux systems with Intel CPUs for peak performance by scoping out the impact of hundreds of different tunables for trying to deliver an optimal configuration package for that workload on that hardware.
  • Pengutronix Gets Open-Source 3D Working On MX8M/GC7000 Hardware
    We've known that Pengutronix developers had been working on i.MX8M / GC7000 graphics support within their Etnaviv open-source driver stack from initial patches posted in January. Those patches back at the start of the year were for the DRM kernel driver, but it turns out they have already got basic 3D acceleration working.
  • SDL Now Disables Mir By Default In Favor Of Wayland Compatibility
    With Mir focusing on Wayland compatibility now, toolkits and other software making direct use of Mir's APIs can begin making use of any existing Wayland back-end instead. GTK4 drops the Mir back-end since the same can be achieved with the Wayland compatibility and now SDL is now making a similar move.
  • Mesa 18.1 Receives OpenGL 3.1 With ARB_compatibility For Gallium3D Drivers
    Going back to last October, Marek of AMD's open-source driver team has been working on ARB_compatibility support for Mesa with a focus on RadeonSI/Gallium3D. Today that work was finally merged. The ARB_compatibility support allows use of deprecated/removed features of OpenGL by newer versions of the specification. ARB_compatibility is particularly useful for OpenGL workstation users where there are many applications notorious for relying upon compatibility contexts / deprecated GL functionality. But ARB_compatibility is also used by a handful of Linux games too.
  • AMDGPU In Linux 4.17 Exposes WattMan Features, GPU Voltage/Power Via Hwmon
    AMD's Alex Deucher today sent in the first pull request to DRM-Next of AMDGPU (and Radeon) DRM driver feature material that will in turn be merged with the Linux 4.17 kernel down the road. There's some fun features for AMDGPU users coming with this next kernel! First up, Linux is finally getting some WattMan-like functionality after it's been available via the Windows Radeon Software driver since 2016. WattMan allows for more fine-tuning of GPU clocks, voltages, and more for trying to maximize the power efficiency. See the aforelinked article for details but currently without any GUI panel for tweaking all of the driver tunables, this WattMan-like support needs to be toggled from the command-line.

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