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Story Pisi Linux 1.1 review Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 5:24pm
Story GNOME wins GNOME, Year of Linux, and State of Gaming Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 5:15pm
Story Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Available For Download Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 5:11pm
Story Postgres and MySQL: EnterpriseDB unveils new way to link these open source databases Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 8:15am
Story The 9 Best Linux Distros Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 8:09am
Story OpenMandriva Lx Is Switching To Clang By Default Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 6:37am
Story Open source assumes growing role in data center transformation Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 6:08am
Story KDE Ships November Bugfix Release of Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 5:36am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 10:58pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 10:57pm

Blender Game Engine Tech Demo

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Software

phoronix.com: For several months the Blender and Crystal Space projects have been working together to develop an open-source game they hope will be of a professional quality and deliver an industry standard 3D gaming experience.

On KDE4 Performance

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KDE

Aaron Aseigo: Andreas Pakulat recently blogged about performance issues with KDE 4.1 on his new desktop system. While I agree with some of the comments on that blog entry that his blog would've been better off on the kde-devel or even the kde-core-devel mailing list, since he's uncorked the genie I figured I may as well offer some commentary.

Ubuntu, Firefox and License Issues

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Moz/FF

Mitchell Baker: Ubuntu recently included a patch that causes an End User License Agreement for Firefox to appear. This has caused great concern on several topics. One is the content of the agreement. Another is the presentation. A third is whether there’s any reason for a license at all.

Codecs and DVD playback on Ubuntu 8.04 for all users

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Ubuntu

blog.canonical.com: For the first time we are making codecs for media playback and a DVD player, from our partners at Fluendo and Cyberlink, available through the Ubuntu store.

Extending Linux for Multi-Level Security

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Linux

Here's a paper originally presented at the SELinux Symposium that explores the evolution, rationale, and development of features to meet the Labeled Security Protection Profile.

Linpus Linux Lite Review

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: A few weeks ago I became the proud owner of an Acer Aspire One Linux edition (reviewed here). Out of the box, this little wonder comes with the relatively unknown Linux distribution Linpus Linux Lite, which has been customized somewhat by Acer to make the most of the hardware in the Aspire One.

Top 20 Linux websites

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Web

alinuxblog.wordpress: I have compiled a list with the most useful websites about Linux. They are great resources you can learn from or to find answer to your linux questions. These should be in any linux user bookmarks, so go ahead and look through these links and bookmark your favorite ones:

OpenSUSE 10.3 > Kubuntu Hardy -> Fedora 9 -> Mandriva 2008.1 -> OpenSUSE 11

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Linux

movingparts.net: I got bored with my Ubuntu Hardy install last week and decided to have a look at what some of the other guys are up to these days. It was an interesting trek across the newest distros.

VLC gets a new look on Windows and Linux

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Software

heise-online.co.uk: After two years in development, VLC, the universal media player, has moved from the 0.8.x versions to version 0.9.2. The most visible new feature in the Windows and Linux versions is a new user interface.

Twelve Myths about Free and Open Source Software

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OSS

itmanagement.earthweb: By now, you'd think that anyone who owns a computer knows about free and open source software (FOSS). However, once you move beyond techie circles, you'll find that, for many people, the concept is unknown. Even worse, when people have heard of it, they have alarming -- and rather discouraging -- misconceptions of what it involves.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 270

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: On Ubuntu, its derivatives and trademark enforcements

  • News: Ubuntu "Jaunty Jackalope", Ubuntu for Eee PC, openSUSE and KDE,
  • Fedora updates, Red Hat security controversy

  • Released last week: Linux Mint 5 "Xfce", CentOS 4.7, OpenGEU 8.04.1
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1, Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6
  • New additions: Linguas OS
  • New distributions: Igelle OS
  • Reader comments

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

Frugalware 0.9 'Solaria': The Sweetie Shop Spoiled

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: CHOICE is good. Choice is healthy. But too much choice can be overwhelming. Frugalware's latest distribution, codenamed 'Solaria' is like a Linux sweetshop and, like that small boy who does not know what to spend his pennies on, it left me feeling overwhelmed.

Comparing Apples to Jackalopes

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: Mark Shuttleworth, the man at the helm of Canonical and Ubuntu, went into greater detail last week about his thoughts on making future Ubuntu releases more user-focused. In the past, Shuttleworth has made no pretense that he feels Apple has, historically, offered a superior user experience.

Foresight rolls out mobile Linux edition

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: With competition in the netbook sector increasing rapidly, Foresight Linux has released a mobile edition of its distribution built for the new generation of ultra portables.

Linux feels the need for speed

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Linux

computerworlduk.com/community/blogs: I've been musing on the question of speed and the end of a relationship. Since this is IT we are talking about, let's ask a simple question but on that is difficult to answer: "How do you get folk who are perfectly happy with Windows XP to change to something else?"

ASUS Eee PC 901 / Intel Atom: Linux Distribution Comparison

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Linux

phoronix.com: Late last month we published our preview of the ASUS Eee PC 901 and we shared our plans for a number of benchmarks using this netbook with Intel's Atom processor. Following our Linux desktop encryption benchmarks of the ASUS Eee PC 901 and Intel Atom N270 CPU we have a performance comparison of Xandros, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Mandriva on this low-cost netbook PC.

odds & ends

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News
  • gnuProload : Or how I stopped asking for the sources and wrote my own software.

  • No Apple Emulation in Linux
  • Linux Scalability in a NUMA World
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 4 - MP3 - Fixed
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #108

on software

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Software
  • Tilda — transparent terminal on your desktop

  • Launchy : Application Launcher for Linux
  • Gufw - Simple GUI for ufw (Uncomplicated Firewall)
  • UT3 Linux Release To Include Editor
  • How Dropbox ended my search for seamless sync on Linux
  • Password Management with KeePassX
  • Mesa 7.2 Release Candidate 1

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easy command line solution to the docx problem in Linux

  • Developing with libyui/libzypp & python - part1
  • How to Install Emulators on Ubuntu (NES Edition)
  • Reworking Shell Scripts - Part 2
  • Linux Mass Rename Recursively using a Bash Script
  • Dropbox: Backs Up and Syncs Files From Your Desktop
  • HOWTO: decoupling the dashboard from the KDE 4.1.x desktop
  • Mount Samba share using fstab
  • Fix for E: Cannot find filename or size tag error in AptOnCD
  • Remotely Control your Torrents in Linux
  • Adding a signing key to RPM
  • SELinux on Ubuntu (part 1)
  • How to know what version of linux is installed on the machine
  • Monitor you computer’s network connection in Linux
  • Configuring sudo for Fedora 9
  • Condensing Perl Scripts In Linux and Unix

Battle for the window manager…

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Software

tmenguy.free.fr: The Linux community has come up with a bunch of new technologies to bring the UI eye candy on Linux to the next level. But as it may happen way too often in the Linux desktop community the emphasis is on the technical aspects , not at all on the ease of use and usability improvements.

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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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