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Story [KDE] Curses! … I mean, Cursors! Roy Schestowitz 11/01/2015 - 12:04pm
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Linux: The Joe Sixpack Strategy

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blogs.zdnet.com: On the surface, it would appear that a slowing economy might pave the way for increased Linux and Open Source software adoption by the unwashed masses.

Is Ubuntu killing other distributions?

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itwire.com: First, it was the Debian people who were jealous of the success of Ubuntu. They, at least, had some reason to be annoyed. Now it appears there are others, from other distributions, who are envious too, and try to guise their envy under a veil of concern for GNU/Linux as a whole.

Ubuntu 8.10 - All Hail new Network Manager

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theregister.co.uk: Canonical, the developers behind Ubuntu Linux have release Intrepid Ibex, the successor to last spring's Hardy Heron release. Ibex isn't a long-term support release - which might put off some large organizations - but for Ubuntu desktop fans, version 8.10 makes a worthwhile upgrade.

openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 Now Available

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opensuse.org: The openSUSE Project is happy to announce the availability of openSUSE 11.1 beta 4. This release includes a number of important bugfixes since the last beta, as well as a few new bugs that need to be squashed before the final release.

Review : KDE 4.1

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linuxondesktop.blogspot: KDE was one of the first desktop environment I used , when I started using Linux Back In 1998 , KDE was just out of beta and KDE Team had just released 1.0 version of the Desktop Environment. There was nothing exceptionally different in KDE that gnome did not offer, TILL NOW !!!

Wayland: A New X Server For Linux

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phoronix.com: It's no secret that much of the code-base that makes up the modern-day X.Org Server is old and in some places bloated. The X.Org Server continues to evolve and has received a number of major additions in recent times, but wouldn't a clean and lighter server that is designed around today's needs be ideal?

30 Cool Linux Login Screens

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hehe2.net: One of the most powerful attributes that are running for Linux as opposed to other OS’es is it flexibility and customizibility. Its one of the first things mentioned when a Linux geek is asked about Linux. And we love to show it. I trekked Gnome Look and KDE Look and chose for you these 30 great login screen themes.

Why Your Next Computer Might Be A Linux PC

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readwriteweb.com: It's the perfect storm. Computer manufacturers have figured out how to produce lightweight, low-end machines that cost very little just as the economy takes a big tumble. Meanwhile, software applications that once needed robust hardware to run are now moving to the cloud. The result? An explosion of netbooks.

Linux Gazette November 2008 (#156)

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This month's Linux Gazette is out. Highlights include: Writing Network Device Drivers for Linux, The Red Hat Linux Boot Process, and An overview of the Geographic Information System GRASS.

Lots of reviews of Ubuntu 8.10

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Here's a bunch of reviews of Ubuntu 8.10. So far reviews from Heise Online- and screenshot collections from builder.au - and more reviews from webmonkey, Linuxformat, CRN.com, Polishlinux, Lifehacker, ITWire, LinuxJournal and WorksWithU.

Read more here

Archiving and Compression Formats Roundup

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raiden.net: One of the great holy grails of the compression world has been to get the smallest possible file using the best possible performance. To date, that's been a bit like grasping for a wisp of smoke and hoping to get something.

Firefox hits record market share

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Moz/FF

tgdaily.com: Mozilla had a big month as Firefox is closing in on the 20% market share mark. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues to lose share.

OpenOffice 3: Look out MS Office!

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Over 3 years was 3.0 in the making. And just what comes with that three years in development?What you really don’t see from a simple list is just how impressive some of these new features are. But if you look beyond the cosmetic you will see some really impressive work that has gone on.

The Netbook OS Question: Windows XP vs. Linux

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earthweb.com: The netbook revolution is upon us—possibly due to the gotta-have-it factor more than anything else. After all, netbooks practically scream "buy me" from store display tables as a result of their featherweight designs and low prices.

Ubuntu 8.10 has something for everyone

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greenhughes.com: As you might know,a new version of Ubuntu was released a few days ago adding some new features and polish to this already fine operating system, and I've been trying out not only Ubuntu itself, but also some other members of the Ubuntu family.

Test your Linux IQ

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infoworld.com: You've installed every major Linux distribution on every major brand of hardware. You even carry a USB stick loaded with Linux in your front pocket. For you, the Year of the Linux Desktop was 1996. But how much do you really know about the free OS? Test your mettle with these 20 questions.

Examining Alternative Linux Distributions

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informit.com: Have you tried the major Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora/RHEL, and OpenSUSE/SLED? Were they not quite right for your needs? The major distros are not the only game in town. Find out the good, the bad, and the ugly about three of the best-known alternatives to the "big" user distros.

Ubuntu 9.04 Release Schedule

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softpedia.com: The Ubuntu 9.04 (codename Jaunty Jackalope) development will start in 4 days, on November 6th, and will conclude next year on April 23rd, with the final release.

Free Imaging software - CloneZilla & PartImage - Tutorial

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: This article introduces a pair of excellent, free imaging software solutions that you can use to backup your complete systems.

Gaming and Linux software RAID – Your path to pwnage

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headshotgamer.com: Hard drives are often forgotten as there isn't a huge amount you can do, apart from buy a Western Digital VelociRaptor. There is one more option though, using two (or more) inexpensive drives and RAID them together to increase the speed dramatically. This way you can get to high speed nirvana without destroying your budget.

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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.