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Return to Propeller Head Dept.

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blogs.pcworld.co.nz: It's been a while, but here's a fresh collection of Linux, computer and programming wit and wisdom. Who says geeks don't have a sense of humour?

How to Make Windows Faster than Linux

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junauza.com: In terms of speed, we can't deny the fact that Linux has an edge over Windows. I'm here to teach you how to make Windows faster than Linux.

BDSM - The perfect operating system

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dedoimedo.com: Making an operating system that works on the principle of sin and punishment sounds like a darn good idea. Today, computer users use and misuse their machines any which way, with no regard to their digital health. There's no accountability, save for really dire things. Most of what we do with and to our computers is whim, accident, monkey-learned habit, and maybe, just maybe, a bit of productivity.

87% of Patients in Mental Hospitals used Linux

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According to the figures, 87% of computer using patients in Mental hospitals used linux as their main operating system. According to the mental health professionals, the mental collapse is caused by the overwhelming strain of installing and using Linux.

Netbook Linux -- for hairdressers? Part 1 of an ongoing series...

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This isn’t a knock against all hair stylists, per se — but mine is not only a Linux n00b, but also a bit shaky on computer and Internet fundamentals. However, unlike some of my other friends she freely owns up to her ignorance and wants to learn. Thus she is the perfect subject for a netbook Linux usability test…

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Why Ubuntu is harder than Windows

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I use Ubuntu on all my personal computers and I even recommend it to friends. I am starting to think maybe I shouldn't though, because it is obvious:

Linux User? 7 Good Reasons to Go Back to Windows

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: With all this craze about morphing penguins that become African lynxes, French stars, green leaves from Ireland, German chameleons, Argentinean fireflies, and even American...ur... Allow me to present those wayward children 7 good reasons to come back from that Tuxlight Zone to the embracing, always-forgiving community of Redmond!

Make your fridge run Linux!

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dedoimedo.com: OMG, what? My refrigerator, that thingie that keeps all them foods and whatnot cool and edible can run Linux? Well, definitely. And in this article, I will show you how.

Ask Yoda: What the Heck is RTFM?

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thegeekstuff.com: When you are hanging out in your favorite forums or mailing lists, you might see a newbie asking for help and don’t know where to start. Before you ask them to RTFM, ask them to read this post to understand about RTFM.

Ten New Linux Distributions Inspired by News Stories

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daniweb.com: I've run across ten new Linux distributions inspired by current news stories. Some, of course, are better than others and a few just have no practical use or purpose whatsoever but still are worth a mention.

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Bodhi 4.0.0 Alpha Release

Not only is our first 4.0.0 alpha release here – but it is here relatively on schedule. If all goes according to plan we will have something stamped as stable before September hits. I would just like to be clear that this is far from a polished / finished product. I would encourage anyone wanting to write a review to wait to do so until our stable release. If you are not someone who is interested in helping find issues please wait as well. Read more

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Overlord, Overlord: Raising Hell and Overlord II (new port!) released on Steam for Linux
    Overlord, Overlord: Raising Hell and Overlord II are all now available on Steam for Linux. Overlord II is also a brand new port today! Note: You may have issues if you previously purchased them from bundles and other random stores. VP has reached out to Codemasters to add Linux to them. If you're only buying it now, you will be fine.
  • Epic Games founder thinks Microsoft will essentially break Steam in later versions of Windows 10
    Also, for the amount of complaints Mr Sweeney has, maybe it's time for him to be productive about it and start moving his company towards an open platform. Anyone know an open platform? Lin-something? Oh yes, Linux, that's it. Linux gives you SteamOS too remember now. Only Unreal Tournament (the new one) looks like it will have Epic's support and possibly not even officially. The Linux version has been seriously lagging behind the Windows version, repeatedly breaking with major graphical issues and it still has no launcher on Linux. It may still be early, but they don't seem like they're really putting any effort into it.
  • The Talos Principle updated with more Vulkan stability and performance
    Croteam have continued developing their Vulkan backend for The Talos Principle and have pushed the last beta to stable and released another beta with more Vulkan work.
  • Death Road to Canada released on Steam with Linux support, some thoughts
    Death Road to Canada is a brand new Linux game that released on Steam recently and a GOL user was kind enough to send me a copy to take a look. It's a randomly generated road trip with Zombies with lots of encounters and annoying people to find. I've been having more fun with this than I probably should have. Exploring random abandoned "Y'all marts", dismembering zombies and watching their brains and other organs fly out is grim and hilarious. What's even more grim is walking over those organs then squishes them!
  • Mojang working on new launcher for Minecraft, Linux might not see support [Ed: Microsoft loves Linux again. After killing GNU/Linux client for Skype now it does this... Microsoft loves Linux so much that not only does it not port software to GNU/Linux but it also buys cross-platform software, removes ports. I can feel the ‘love’.]
    For those still playing Minecraft, you may know that Mojang is working on a new launcher that doesn't use Java (hooray!), but it might not run on Linux (boo!).
  • HaxeFlixel, a free and open source cross-platform game framework needs funds on IndieGoGo
    HaxeFlixel, a free and open source cross-platform game framework that was used in the creation of Defender's Quest is needing a bit of funding on IndieGoGo. They need only $3,000 (even more helps obviously), as it's for a full time developer to work on it for a year. The core HaxeFlixel contributors are providing $3,000 themselves, so crowdfunding is just to top him up essentially.

Linux Graphics

  • Nouveau Patches Round Out OpenGL 4.1 Support For Maxwell/Pascal
    Samuel Pitoiset continues being one of the most prolific Nouveau driver developers in recent times and today posted support for OpenGL tessellation on NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs and newer.
  • NVIDIA Is Building Its Next-Gen Falcon Controller Using RISC-V
    For the past decade NVIDIA GPUs have shipped with a proprietary micro-controller they've called Falcon (also for Nouveau users you may recall it through "FUC" for the Falcon micro-controller), but a next-gen controller is being built now for future NVIDIA GPUs and it's going to utilize the RISC-V ISA.
  • Relative Pointer Protocol, Pointer Locking & Confinement Land In Wayland's Weston
    Wayland's Weston reference compositor picked up support for some new features this morning. Finally landing within Weston Git this morning is the longstanding relative pointer protocol. The Wayland relative pointer protocol is currently an unstable protocol and after numerous mailing list patch series is finally in Weston Git. Relative pointer support is important for first person shooter games and other applications.

Linux 4.8 Plans/Developments

  • Hardened Usercopy Protection Sent In For Linux 4.8
    The usercopy protection was sent in today for pulling into the Linux 4.8 kernel. This user-copy protection support isn't about any form of digital rights management but rather about safeguarding objects being copied to/from user-space. I covered this work in more detail a few days ago in Hardened Usercopy Appears Ready To Be Merged For Linux 4.8.
  • SMR Drive Support In Linux 4.8 To Be Further Improved
    With the Linux 4.7 kernel came initial work on SMR drives, a.k.a. Shingled Magnetic Recording. With Linux 4.8 the SMR drive support continues to be improved. Shingled Magnetic Recording is a magnetic storage tech used by HDDs with high storage density.