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The case for National Linux Distributions

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Linux There's a lot of news flying around at the moment about the latest Russian attempt to create a national, Linux-based operating system. Let's take a look at some of the issues that surround the creation of national Linux distributions.

Windows Legacy Apps vs. Linux Desktop Adopters?

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  • Windows Legacy Apps vs. Linux Desktop Adopters?
  • Avoid the tool trap when building communities
  • An Open Source Toolkit for Your Small Business

AMD Joins MeeGo Project

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  • AMD Joins MeeGo Linux Open Source Project
  • 'Super-secret' debugger discovered in AMD CPUs
  • AMD Having Second Thoughts About Killing Off ATI Brand?
  • Nvidia CEO: We're Done with Chipsets

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Fedora 14: Strong follow-up still same niche appeal
  • Upgraded to Fedora 14
  • Attention class! Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

55 Open Source Replacements for Popular Multimedia Software

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Software Open source multimedia software clearly has remarkable growth potential. Statistics reveal that multimedia grabs a huge percentage of the time most users spend with their PCs and smartphones. The multimedia craze can also be seen within the open source community. We collected some of the best open source apps to help you view, find, buy, share, create, organize and manage multimedia files.

The Apple-Oracle plot against open source

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OSS It’s really quite clever. Tie Google up in court, sign a deal with Apple to coordinate development of Java, and ignore the open source community.

Debian Squeeze beta- a first look

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dontsurfinthenude.blogspot: OK, this is still a beta, so any nits found here may be fixed before release, but these are my first impressions of Debian Squeeze Beta. The good:

5 Best Free Linux / Ubuntu Firewalls

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Software Linux OS is actually considered as a robust platform. It is not easily attacked by virus and other unwanted Internet junk. Yet it is better to keep your system protected, so we compile a list of 5 best free Ubuntu / Linux firewalls.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 380

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Test-driving Bordeaux 2.0.8
  • News: Linux Mint a perfect ten, RHEL 6 feature review, thoughts on Fedora feature process, Slackware "Current" updates
  • Tips and tricks: Useful Bash scripts
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva 2010.2 and 2011 release schedules
  • New distributions: Fuduntu, LinuxLex OS, Wolfer Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

A newly minted Linux a must for the desktop

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  • A newly minted Linux a must for the desktop
  • Linux Mint 10 (Julia), First Impressions

Pelagicore Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux (PR): Automotive Infotainment Development Company Pelagicore Joins Linux Foundation. Growing momentum for Linux in In-Vehicle Infotainment industry brings new contributions to Linux Foundation.

Ubuntu vs Fedora: which is best?

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  • Ubuntu vs Fedora: which is best?
  • Ubuntu's Great Graphical Gambit: X Won't Mark the Spot
  • Centrify and Canonical Partner

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • VLC v1.1.5 released
  • Speed Limit: 75MPH. Ubuntu: 110MPH.
  • FlBurn - Optical disc burning software for Linux
  • x2vnc
  • Linux Mint 10 manual disk partitioning guide
  • Drupal 7.0 Beta 3 released
  • Release of KGraphViewer, version 2.1.1
  • Burg manager app updated with new themes, new features
  • Quick and easy printer sharing in GNOME
  • Ubuntu 10.10 for the O2 Joggler
  • More Thoughts On Fedora 14
  • My first podcast - Switching from CentOS to Slackware
  • Linux Basement: Episode 63 - Just Us, Just News

Going down the programmable pipeline road

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Software As you might know OpenGL comes in two flavors: fixed functionality and programmable pipeline.

Rant: Linux Wars

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Software I got into Linux almost 15 years ago now. Back in the day, Linux was about having a cheap and convenient UNIX-like system for those who couldn’t afford expensive Sun hardware at home or who wanted to get more involved with understanding and hacking on the internals.

China Officially Overtakes U.S. in Supercomputer Performance It's been rumored, but now it's official. The Chinese Tianhe-1A system at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin has achieved a performance level of 2.57 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second). This puts it in the number one spot on the 36th edition of the TOP500's world's most powerful supercomputer list, the organization said Sunday.

The Great Blender Survey Results: The News Behind The News

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Software I'm pretty happy to see the Great Blender Survey results, because they indicate a lot of what my gut feeling has been saying for years, but I never had any concrete data to correlate.

Review: GNU/Linux Utopia 12112010 (Idea by Manuel)

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Reader Manuel kindly asked me to write a review of a distribution he has created called GNU/Linux Utopia, and I am doing that right now.

I miss the old Debian

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Linux I miss the days when Debian was about making software work well together.

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Ubuntu: Logic Supply and Linux 4.15/Linux 4.16

  • Tiny Apollo Lake based mini-PCs run Ubuntu
    Logic Supply unveiled two 116 x 83 x 34mm mini-PCs built around a Celeron N3350: a CL200 with 3x USB ports and a CL210 that doubles memory to 2GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC, and adds a second mini-DP and GbE port. Logic Supply announced its smallest mini-PCs to date with CL200 and CL210 models that measure just 116 x 83 x 34mm. The CL200 ships with Ubuntu 16.04 while the more advanced CL210 also offers Windows 10 IoT. Both of these “IoT Edge Device” mini-PCs tap Intel’s dual-core, 1.1GHz Celeron N3350 with 6W TDP from the Apollo Lake generation, and support digital media, data acquisition, automation, and network gateway applications.
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Continues Prepping With The Linux 4.15 Kernel
    There were various calls by independent end-users voicing their two cents that Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" should ship with Linux 4.16 instead of Linux 4.15, but that isn't going to happen. In several different places the past few weeks I've seen various remarks made of how "Ubuntu 18.04 should ship with Linux 4.16" on the basis of either better Spectre/Meltdown support, Linux 4.16 will be out in time and neither 4.15 or 4.16 are even LTS releases, better hardware support, or users simply wanting all the goodies in Linux 4.16. But that's simply foolish given Ubuntu 18.04 is being a Long Term Support release and how close the timing ends up being as is.
  • Kernel Team summary: March 21, 2018
    On the road to 18.04 we have a 4.15 based kernel in the Bionic repository.

Graphics: mesa 17.3.7, mesa 18.0.0-rc5, VGA_Switcheroo and More

  • mesa 17.3.7
    Mesa 17.3.7 is now available.
  • Mesa 17.3.7 Released With A Bunch Of Fixes
    While Mesa 18.0 should finally be out on Friday as the major quarterly update to the Mesa 3D drivers, Mesa 17.3.7 is out today and it's a rather big update for being just another point release to last month's 17.3 series. Last week marked the release candidate of Mesa 17.3.7 with 50+ changes and then on Monday came a second release candidate given all the extra patches.
  • mesa 18.0.0-rc5
    The fifth and final release candidate for Mesa 18.0.0 is now available.
  • Mesa 18.0-RC5 Released, Mesa 18.0 Should Finally Be Out On Friday
    Nearly one and a half months since Mesa 18.0-RC4 and nearly one month since last seeing any Git activity on the "18.0" Mesa Git branch, it's finally been updated today with the availability of Mesa 18.0-RC5. Mesa release manager Emil Velikov announced this long-awaited release candidate today. He says this is the fifth and final release candidate. Given the month plus since the last RC, there are many fixes/changes in this release: In fact, more than 80 changes in total for Mesa 18.0-RC5.
  • Improved VGA_Switcheroo Going Into Linux 4.17
    Google's Sean Paul has sent in the final drm-misc-next pull request to DRM-Next of new feature material for the upcoming Linux 4.17 kernel cycle. Most notable with this final drm-misc-next update is the recent VGA_Switcheroo improvements by Lukas Wunner. This is the device link
  • AMD Posts Open-Source Driver Patches For Vega 12
    It's been a while since last hearing anything about the rumored "Vega 12" GPU but coming out this morning are a set of 42 patches providing support for this unreleased GPU within the mainline Linux kernel. Alex Deucher of AMD's Linux driver team sent out the 42 patches this morning providing initial support for Vega 12 within the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver.
  • DXVK Now Has An On-Disk Shader Cache
    DXVK, the exciting project implementing the Direct3D 11 API over Vulkan for Wine gamers, now has an on-disk shader cache.
  • Freedreno's MSM DRM Driver Continues Prepping For Adreno 600 Series Support
    Rob Clark has submitted the MSM DRM driver changes to DRM-Next for the Linux 4.17 kernel for benefiting Qualcomm SoC owners. Changes this cycle for the open-source MSM DRM driver include DSI updates, fixing some race conditions, DebugFS enhancements, MDP5 fixes, and refactoring/prep work for the Adreno 600 series support.
  • NVIDIA's Jetson TK1 Is Being EOL'ed Next Month
    Easily one of our favorite ARM single-board computers ever, the Jetson TK1 from NVIDIA, will be facing retirement next month. A Phoronix reader has tipped us off that NVIDIA has sent out their EOL notice that shipments of the Jetson TK1 developer kits will be ending by the end of April. Following that, it will just live on until distributors run out of their inventory.

Slax Linux Distribution Begins Planning For Its First 2018 Release

Arriving last Christmas was a rejuvenated release of Slax, the long-running, lightweight Linux distribution with its development restarting last year and having shifted from being a Slackware derivative to Debian and moving from KDE to Fluxbox+Compton. Those involved are working on a new Slax release for 2018. Slax lead developer Tomas Matejicek has announced work is underway on the next version of this modern Slax OS with Debian+Fluxbox. Read more Original: Work in progress on next version

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