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10 Blockbusters Made with the Help of Linux

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Linux
Software
Movies

linux-netbook.com: Linux is not only the ideal operating system for small screen devices like netbooks, but also a pretty good choice for the big screen. Several of the top blockbusters of all time were created with the help of Linux software or render farms running Linux.

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 – Making life easier in Ubuntu

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Software
Ubuntu

duncsweb.com: today i want to tell you about an application for Ubuntu, it’s an application that i would recommend to every Ubuntu user, newbie or pro because it makes life in Ubuntu a lot easier. It’s called Ubuntu tweak.

OpenOffice.org is “a piece of crap”–or is it?

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OOo

blog.lassehavelund: Recently, a report (PDF) on a number of students opinions on OpenOffice.org Writer vs. Microsoft Office 2007 Word and OpenOffice .org Impress vs. Microsoft Office 2007 Powerpoint, whose conclusion is down-right depressing to those of us, who would prefer to see open source software introduced into education. I sought out to attempt to see if I could confirm–or debunk–the comments made by the students.

Also: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 Release Candidate 3 available

Still very cool: Debian floppy install

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Say what you like about Debian or Ubuntu, but I think the floppy installation option was the coolest thing ever. I might be alone in that assessment, but I’m a bit sad that it doesn’t seem to be around for newer versions.

Kernel contributor says Linux community 'can be intimidating'

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Linux
  • Kernel contributor says Linux community 'can be intimidating'
  • LCA 2010: How FOSS spreads to the home
  • LCA 2010: Smooth sailing at halfway point
  • linux.conf.au 2010: day 3 (morning)
  • LCA2010 Wednesday Keynote

Fun with Boxee for Linux (Beta)

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Software

extremetech.com: Back in 2008, I looked at Boxee on the Apple TV. I thought this was a good time to take a look at Linux.

The Linux That Blew My Mind

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Linux

reviewglitz.com: I have always been searching for some amazing stuff from the linux world. And this time i was thunderstruck by one of them and that is

Do we really need all these different Linux distributions?

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Linux

locutus.us: If you have any inkling of the word Linux and know what it means then you most probably know that there are hundreds of Linux distributions floating around waiting for our attention. In reality there is no real functional difference between all of these Linux distributions.

Web code is already open - why not make it free as well

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Legal

Oh dear. After the debacle with Microsoft Poland’s apparent racist photoshopping, Microsoft China went and got the company in hot water for allegedly “stealing” code. Yes you read that right: Microsoft and wholesale “theft” of code from another website. Of course it’s not “theft” it’s copyright infringement but tomayto/tomarto.

some leftovers:

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News
  • New KDE Decoration control module
  • Cool hack - html5tube
  • OLPC Sending XO Laptops to Haiti, Critics Say 'Don't Bother'
  • Linux Mint 8 KDE CE Release Candiate Leaked
  • Open-PC Begins to Take Shape
  • Linux laptop orchestra reprograms musical conventions
  • Linux Foundation Announces 2010 Event Schedule
  • 10 reasons why not to use Hotmail
  • Ubuntu Forums Hits 1 Million
  • Sun-Oracle: Death by Bureaucracy
  • openSUSE @ FOSDEM 2010
  • SFLS - Episode 0x1F: Is Mobile Software Freedom Possible?
  • Wicd 1.7 is out now with new features
  • Hardware database in the Mint Community website
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #176
  • Backing up your booty

today's howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to change MAC address of your WIFI or Ethernet card
  • Manipulate monitor displays easily with the xrandr extension
  • Reflashing A Dead N900
  • MySQLTuner - Performance Tunning MySQL on Linux
  • How to Remember Running Applications in Ubuntu
  • Record Your Ubuntu Desktop and Convert to .AVI
  • Install GNOME Activity Journal in Ubuntu
  • VirtualBox’s Little Secret: The Command Line

Google's Creepy Club of Chrome

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Google
  • Google's Creepy Club of Chrome
  • How To Hide From Google
  • Why Firefox Will Flame Out

Linux.conf.au - Day Two

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Linux
  • Linux.conf.au - Day Two
  • LCA 2010: From India with code
  • LCA 2010 Tuesday

Commercial open source had very good 2009

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OSS
  • Commercial open source had very good 2009
  • BETT 2010 Review
  • Black Duck Software Names Open Source Rookies of 2009
  • EU: Open Universities open source master published first two books
  • Extracting license information from rpm files and distributions

KDE vs. GNOME: Email Readers

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Software

earthweb.com: Aside from perhaps the web browser, an email reader is likely to be the first application configured on a new computer installation. And, if you are using a desktop, the default choice is likely to be KMail if you are using KDE, or Evolution if you are using GNOME.

5 Great OEM Linux Servers

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Linux has long been popular in the datacenter, and Tier 1 vendors like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell have all had good lines of OEM Linux servers for several years now. Now Ubuntu is showing up everywhere.

Will video games make desktop Linux into a killer consumer platform?

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Linux

sutor.com: I had an interesting email exchange over the weekend with a reader of this blog who was wondering if video game producers targeted desktop Linux as platform then would this significantly increase adoption of Linux over Windows?

Novell slapped for impersonating Red Hat

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Linux
SUSE

cnet.com: It's no secret that Novell would dearly love to trade market share with Red Hat in the Linux market. Red Hat, however, isn't happy with at least one of Novell's chosen strategies for getting there: Cloning.

Businesses That Dumped Microsoft ... and Won

itworld.com: Over the past couple of years, Microsoft shops have been increasingly wooed by vendors offering alternatives to Windows, Exchange, Microsoft Office and other Microsoft wares. The competition has grown so fierce that in May, Red Hat went so far as to sue Switzerland (and win).

More Free Games for Linux

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Gaming

linuxjournal.com: Back in 2007, I wrote an article on free games for Linux and thought it was time to write a bit more on the subject. Since there are so many very good games out there, I don't waste my time on games that run poorly, or aren't aesthetically appealing.

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  • Rendering HTML5 video in Servo with GStreamer
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  • Working Intel CET Bits Now Land In GCC8
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  • Using Gitea and/or Github to host blog comments
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Security Leftovers

  • Where Did That Software Come From?
    The article explores how cryptography, especially hashing and code signing, can be use to establish the source and integrity. It examines how source code control systems and automated build systems are a key part of the software provenance story. (Provenance means “a record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality.” It is increasingly being applied to software.)
  • Judge: MalwareTech is no longer under curfew, GPS monitoring [Updated]
    A judge in Milwaukee has modified the pre-trial release conditions of Marcus Hutchins, also known online as "MalwareTech," who was indicted two months ago on federal criminal charges. Under US Magistrate Judge William Duffin’s Thursday order, Hutchins, who is currently living in Los Angeles, will no longer be subject to a curfew or to GPS monitoring.
  • [Older] Leicester teen tries to hack CIA and FBI chiefs' computers
    A teenager attempted to hack senior US government officials' computers from his home. Kane Gamble, 18, from Coalville, Leicestershire, pleaded guilty to 10 charges relating to computer hacking. His targets included the then CIA director John Brennan and former FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano.

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Kernel and Graphics: ZenStates, AMDGPU, RADV, Vulkan, NVIDIA

  • ZenStates Allows Adjusting Zen P-States, Other Tweaking Under Linux
    ZenStates is an independent effort to offer P-States-based overclocking from the Linux desktop of AMD Ryzen processors and other tuning. ZenStates-Linux is an open-source Python script inspired by some available Windows programs for offering Ryzen/Zen CPU overclocking from the desktop by manipulating the performance states of the processor.
  • AMDGPU DC Gets A Final Batch Of Changes Before Linux 4.15
    The AMDGPU DC display code has a final batch of feature updates that were sent in this weekend for DRM-Next staging and is the last set besides fixes for the "DC" code for the 4.15 target.
  • Valve Developer Lands VK_EXT_global_priority For RADV Vulkan Driver
  • Vulkan 1.0.64 Adds In Another AMD-Developed Extension
    Vulkan 1.0.64 is out this weekend as the newest specification refinement to this high-performance graphics/compute API. As usual, most of the changes for this minor Vulkan revision are just documentation clarifications and corrections. This week's update brings just under a dozen fixes.
  • NVIDIA TX2 / Tegra186 Display Support Isn't Ready For Linux 4.15
    While the Jetson TX2 has been out since this past March and it's a phenomenal ARM development board, sadly the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver support for it still isn't ready with the mainline Linux kernel. Thierry Reding of NVIDIA sent in the Tegra DRM driver changes for DRM-Next that in turn is staged for Linux 4.15. Reding commented that there is prepatory work for the TX2 (Tegra186) but it's not all ready for upstream yet.