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Windows Kicks Linux to the Curb? You’ve got to be kidding

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Linux
  • Windows Kicks Linux to the Curb? You’ve got to be kidding

  • Linux to spend eternity in shadow of 'little blue E'
  • Microsoft's Netbook Woes Also Mean Linux Yays ... Right?
  • Linux dead at hands of Windows 7? Horse puckey!
  • No Linux killer

Torvalds, KDE 4, and the Media Circus

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KDE

earthweb.com: Just as KDE 4 is poised to prove itself with the user-friendly 4.2 release, the year-long controversy over the changes from the KDE 3 release has ignited again. This time, the spark was a interview comment by Linus Torvalds that he had switched to GNOME and thought that the KDE release had been mis-managed.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 287

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Linux.conf.au 2009

  • News: Ubuntu and Fedora adopt ext4, Slackware prepares for KDE 4.2, Mandriva developers move to Red Hat, ClarkConnect reveals new features
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, Granular Linux 1.0
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008.2
  • Site news: Update on package management cheatsheet
  • New distribution: Bee Linux, Kuki Linux
  • Reader comments

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

plasma is now plasma-desktop

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: When Plasma was first ripping its way out of my meandering thoughts, I was rather preoccupied with one thought only: "I need something that can improve on kicker ..." When I eventually added the desktop to that thinking I felt I was making progress and getting ambitious.

Linux Monday: command lines and vintage keyboards

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jdeeth.blogspot: If you're younger than about 30, you probably don't have much memory of the DOS prompt. And about the third thing you've heard about Linux is "you have to type in commands a lot."

Are you an "average" user?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Everybody uses in their arguments the yardstick of the average user. This is the user that people measure the suitability of an operating system and form their arguments around. What exactly is an average user?

Linux Foundation Announces Formal Kick Off for “We’re Linux” Video Contest

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the formal launch of its “We’re Linux” video contest.

today's leftovers

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News
  • End of backports and about KDE in Lenny

  • KDE 4.2 coming to Gentoo
  • $200 Laptops Break a Business Model
  • Warning! Linux Security. Are You at Risk?
  • Why Linux is Superior
  • What Would an Atheist Linux Distro Look Like?
  • Monitor and Inspect your Hard-Disk easily with GSmartControl
  • How To Create And Install Your Own Usplash Theme In Ubuntu
  • The Dark Side of Linux

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #126

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #126 for the week of January 18th- January 24th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS released, Ubuntu on Italian TV, and much more!

Interview with Liam Bennett: creating a SMS service in Australia using GNU/Linux

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: Liam Bennett manages eConfirm Inc, an Australian company that offers SMS sending — and responding — services, based on GNU/Linux. Here’s what Liam has to say about his experience with GNU/Linux and free software in general.

Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language: A Book Review

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Software

millionchimpanzees.blogspot: I wasn't particularly happy when I heard that Python 3 wasn't backwardly compatible with previous versions of Python, but I tried to keep an open mind about this. When I heard that Programming in Python 3 was being published in Addison-Wesley's Developer's Library series, I saw a chance to get up to speed quickly with what had changed.

Can a BasKet Replace Google Notebook?

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Software

For the last few years, Google Notebook has played a part in organising my information. When Google announced the other week that they are going to stop developing Google Notebook, I decided to review my information management process, and see if it can be improved.

What vendors really mean by 'open source'

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Like me, you've probably read articles on how free software, or open source, is going to thrive in 2009, and how businesses everywhere are going to survive the recession by migrating to it.

A conversation with Bdale Garbee

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Linux
Interviews

itwire.com: It's difficult not to notice Bdale Garbee, the chief technologist for open source and Linux at Hewlett-Packard, when he attends the Australian national Linux conference.

PCLOS - Big Update Coming

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: Well, it's almost time for the BIG UPDATE! The Rippers have been working for months on this to make it as trouble free as humanly possible. We're hoping there won't be too many problems.

10 Things a Power User Will Love about Linux

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blog.ajlisy.com: If you’re a power user but haven’t yet given Linux a shot, you should definitely try it out. Here are 10 things that you will love about Linux over Windows or OS X.

How Good Is the Asus Eee 1000?

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Linux
Hardware

openmode.ca: I don’t have many tech gadgets or toys, but my Eee PC 1000 is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Though admittedly I have conditioned myself to say that after paying so much for the 1000 model when it was still fairly new in Canada.

Mark Shuttleworth Strikes the Right Tone On Windows 7

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Some people are scratching their heads over recent Windows 7-related comments attributed to Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth. I think Shuttleworth was stating that healthy competition drives IT innovation. And an innovative, motivated Microsoft is good for Linux.

Keith Tokash and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ccieflyer.com: I've been wanting to write this for some time, but aside from wanting to use Ubuntu for a reasonable amount of time, I'm pretty lazy. What finally prompted me to write this was Amarok, a music player I liked so much better than iTunes that it bordered on being difficult to express.

The next challenge for Linux

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paulspontifications.blogspot: I was in the local branch of "Currys" and they had some little netbooks, and taped next to each one was a little note saying something to the effect of "This runs Linux, so it won't run Windows software". It was a local version of a wider story about Linux:

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Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.