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Blog entry How To Install Software In Linux : An Introduction Mohd Sohail 25/01/2015 - 4:28am
Story Intel Broadwell HD Graphics 5500: Windows 8.1 vs. Linux Rianne Schestowitz 25/01/2015 - 1:42am
Story Replace Windows 7 With Linux Mint Without Overwriting Other Partitions Rianne Schestowitz 25/01/2015 - 1:34am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 11:32pm
Story Ninja Blocks prepares to begin shipping, announces major Ubuntu IoT deal Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 11:07pm
Story Netrunner 14.1 – Main Edition (Frontier) Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 10:55pm
Story Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 8:59pm
Story GParted Live 0.21.0 Beta 1 Is Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.16.7 Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 8:54pm
Story Wine 1.7.35 Released, How To Install On Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 24/01/2015 - 6:05pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 3:17pm

Intel Broadwell HD Graphics 5500: Windows 8.1 vs. Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Linux graphics tests of Intel's Broadwell hardware are finally here! Going back to November of 2013 is when Intel began putting out open-source Broadwell HD Graphics code. Since the initial Broadwell code drop, I've written dozens of articles to date covering the Linux kernel work, Mesa DRI OpenGL driver progress, Beignet OpenCL compute support, and other key Linux components work on Intel Broadwell support. A few days ago I received the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Core i7 Broadwell CPU to finally see how the Linux support has panned out for this next-generation line-up succeeding Haswell.

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Replace Windows 7 With Linux Mint Without Overwriting Other Partitions

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Linux
HowTos

This is a site dedicated to Linux and so I am of course going to recommend the Linux Mint option. The look and feel will be much like the Windows 7 interface you are currently using. You won't need to upgrade your hardware. You will never be out of support. It won't cost you a penny. You won't need to buy extra software such as Microsoft Office. You won't get any viruses.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

Ninja Blocks prepares to begin shipping, announces major Ubuntu IoT deal

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Ubuntu

Ninja Blocks has begun shipping the Ninja Sphere and announced it has signed up as a key partner for Canonical’s Ubuntu Core embedded device operating system, as it opens its first office in the US.

The startup launched in 2012, when it was selected to participate the Startmate accelerator program, and also smashed a Kickstarter campaign for its first product, which was also called Ninja Blocks.

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Netrunner 14.1 – Main Edition (Frontier)

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GNU
Linux

The “14.1” indicates an updated and polished release of Netrunner 14 LTS on the same underlying base. Since 14.1 is using the same base “trusty” like Netrunner 14, there is no need for users of 14 to migrate: Simply updating from the shared backports ppa of the Frontier release cycle should give the same result, while keeping customizations in place.

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Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Bryce Harrington, the former Canonical employee part of Ubuntu's X/Mir team turned Samsung open-source employee, has issued the first maintenance update for Wayland 1.6.

Wayland 1.6.1 and the reference compositor Weston 1.6.1 were released on Friday night by Harrington. The Wayland 1.6.1 stable update has just over a dozen changes and they're mostly tiny bug-fixes/corrections but there is also improved handling for some error situations between servers and clients. The brief Wayland 1.6.1 release announcement can be read on the Wayland mailing list.

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GParted Live 0.21.0 Beta 1 Is Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.16.7

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Linux

GParted Live, a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86-based computers that can be used for creating, re-organizing, and deleting disk partitions with the help of tools that allow managing file systems, has been upgraded to version 0.21.0 Beta 1.

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Wine 1.7.35 Released, How To Install On Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint

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HowTos


install wine on ubuntu, debian and linux mint

Wine is an Open Source, command line and very popular software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux. It is easy to install and does not take much time. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Intel Has A Few More Graphics Changes For The Linux 3.20 Kernel

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Development
Linux

Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center sent in yet another Intel drm-next pull request to David Airlie for accepting into the 3.20 DRM-Next Git tree before he closes off the tree for accepting new feature code (Airlie's change for the past few kernels has been to stop accepting new code a few weeks before the N-1 release). With this latest Git pull request, the changes aren't too exciting:

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Oracle Goes After Cisco UCS, with the 'Whole Megillah'

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Linux
Server

Oracle CTO Larry Ellison wants a bigger piece of the server market and is taking direct aim at Cisco's UCS to grow share. Oracle's new X5 Engineered Systems portfolio is a bid by the company to provide lower-cost two-socket converged infrastructure systems running Linux at very competitive price points.

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Zenwalk and Chakra Reviews, Another 32-Bit Voice

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-s

zenwalkToday in Linux news, Jack Germain has a review of Zenwalk and Dedoimedo.com tries to review Chakra. With the pro-32 bit architecture folks seemingly winning the argument, Bruce Byfield weights in saying what's surprising is that it's taken so long to deprecate. Elsewhere, Softpedia.com is reporting that Linus Torvalds patched the kernel to fix a Witcher 2 issue.

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PostInstallerF Prepares Post Install In Ubuntu And Fedora

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Reviews


PostInstallerF prepares post install in Ubuntu and Fedora

It takes too much time to prepare a newly installed Operating System. First find the repositories, then add them to install the desired softwares. But PostInstallerFmakes that big task a lot easier. 
  
 
 
 

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DragonFlyBSD 4.0.3 Released

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BSD

While DragonFlyBSD 4.0.2 was released just two weeks ago, the v4.0.3 update is now out.

DragonFlyBSD 4.0.3 is being released today primarily for an OpenSSL upgrade to bump the version to OpenSSL 1.0.1. Besides upgrading to OpenSSL 1.0.0., there's various fixes for the distribution's HAMMER file-system, various resource/memory leak fixes, and a handful of other bug-fixes.

More details on DragonFlyBSD 4.0.3 can be found via this tagging message. Download this longtime forked FreeBSD operating system from DragonFlyBSD.org.

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Open-Xchange Partners with ExtendASP on Open Source SaaS

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OSS

Open source SaaS vendor Open-Xchange gained another partner ally this week in its quest to offer an open source alternative to Microsoft Exchange. The partner, ExtendASP, will integrate the company's OX App Suite into its customer and product manager solutions.

The move, which the companies announced Jan. 21, promises to increase OX App Suite's customer base. In that way, it strengthens the position of Open-Xchange as it competes with entrenched proprietary foes in the office-productivity suite market.

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Zenwalk Linux - A Walk on the Quirky Side

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Linux

Fancy is not a part of Zenwalk Linux. Functionality and workable lightweight infrastructure are. As the developer states in his postings, only usability matters. I like the philosophy behind Zenwalk. I am less impressed with its lackluster desktop environment. Also, I ran out of patience trying to find a solution to the password-not-working issue. The developer needs to provide a quick response.

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Linux-enabled sit/stand smart desk nudges you into action

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Linux

A Linux-based desk with WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 5-inch touchscreen automatically adjusts between sitting and standing, and tells you when it’s time to move.

Talk about good timing: Stir announced its second-generation “Stir Kinetic Desk M1″ smart desk the same week the Annals of Internal Medicine published a report on the health dangers of sitting. The study, which distilled the results from 47 different research projects, found significantly higher chances of contracting various diseases from prolonged sitting. Exercising helps, but lifespans are still reduced considerably if you otherwise spend much of your day sitting on your butt, says the study.

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today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Software

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Software

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
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