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some odds & ends:

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  • Dell's Linux laptop has good hardware, decent toolkit
  • development builds of inkscape for fedora
  • Windows 8 Legacy: Unacceptable Level of Risk
  • Font boost for Linux from Adobe and Google
  • From GNOME Linux Desktop to OpenStack Cloud

some leftovers:

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  • Censorship on Linux Sites ain't Cool
  • Low Cost Chromebooks Appeal to Linux Users Not Interested in Chrome OS
  • Mageia 3 Delayed Again a Bit
  • Anomaly 2 marches to PC, Mac and Linux May 15
  • Install Tomorrow's Technologies in Today's Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 13.10 Release Schedule
  • People behind ubuntu quality: Carla
  • SythOS – An experimental collaborative OS
  • Linux Mint 14: First Impressions
  • Shuttleworth Interview on Cloud and Mobile
  • pilot: It’s in there, it’s just hiding
  • 500 mile emails (hilarious!)
  • Gentoo Team Isolates Udev from Systemd (eudev)
  • FLOSS Weekly 250

some more odds & ends

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  • Compositing and “lightweight” desktops
  • Vim: Tabs and Buffers
  • SELinux mount options
  • FreeBSD expands activities as funds flow in
  • selling Linux to Windows customers is easy
  • Fake Firefox Spyware Riles Mozilla
  • Closure 2D Puzzle on Steam at 66% off
  • Steam Linux Usage Still On The Decline
  • Starting Development Of GNOME Shell, Mutter 3.10

today's leftovers:

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  • rawhide week for 2013-04-30
  • Use KDE's Digital Clock Widget as a World Clock
  • Control and security of corporate open-source projects
  • Sued Opera designer fingers Mozilla
  • Jack Lumber the supernatural lumberjack now on Steam
  • Linux Fest Northwest reprise
  • cdcd: With a name like that…
  • Slackware: Is Systemd Inevitable?
  • HowTo List And Delete Iptables Rules

some leftovers:

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  • Surgeon Simulator 2013 Review
  • Firefox prefetching: what you need to know
  • Fedora 19 alpha offers a peek at what's coming
  • SCO's Motion To Reopen Denied with Bonk on the Head
  • FLOSS Weekly 249
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 5 Episode 7
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 191: PNG or JPG – The Big Fight
  • Stallman speaks in Copenhagen
  • Why Do It? The Motivations Behind Free Software
  • Metaphors behind icons – which are really useful?
  • The Achilles Heel of Open Source: Elitism
  • Installing Stuff
  • First Alpha Skolelinux based on Wheezy
  • Review: Fuduntu 2013.2
  • Pardus 2013 Review – The mighty have fallen

some leftovers:

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  • Linux on mainframes used more widely than you might think
  • Obsidian adds SUSE to its arsenal
  • 12 Linux Which, Whatis, Whereis Command Examples
  • typespeed: What good is a text editor, if you’re a lousy typist?
  • Surgeon Simulator 2013 Released on Steam
  • Would You Pay to Play Linux?
  • "The Raven" Arrives in June on Steam
  • Open-Source Physics on Linux
  • Fedora 18 KDE Post Install Changes
  • Red Hat’s “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at TheStreet
  • Big MySQL/MariaDB News Stories yesterday
  • Logout GNOME from command line
  • File permissions from the GUI
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 313
  • OBS Gaining More Power
  • Brightness Control in Ubuntu With Handy App
  • One Late Night
  • How to Improve Your Ubuntu 13.04 Experience

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  • Review: GNOME 3 Application Development: Beginner’s Guide
  • Password Attacks, Part III - The Combination
  • Multi-part items in Smoothie
  • Open source potential in capital markets
  • Word Play Deluxe is released
  • How to Setup a USB Drive that Can Run or Install Ubuntu
  • aoeui: And sometimes … why?
  • Linux Outlaws 307 – They See Me Patchin
  • Lightweight KlyDE gives Xfce, Gnome heavy weight competition
  • Install Fedora to USB Drive
  • File List Command All Options And Examples
  • Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards re-made for the 21st century

today's leftovers:

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  • GNOME Music development status
  • History on Wayland Support inside KWin
  • cortex: In a very similar vein
  • The Best Amateur Radio Logging App For Linux
  • Top Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 13.04
  • FOSS: Breaking the Chains of Apple and Microsoft
  • How to disable screen lock in Fuduntu 2013.2
  • News in kdepim 4.11: Scam detection

today's leftovers:

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  • Firefox OS Powered Keon Makes Its Way To The FCC
  • Pimp Out Your Fedora 18 Xfce Desktop
  • Migrating to kmail2
  • The Focus Of Wayland's Weston Compositor
  • The Secret Password Is...
  • Three Types of Documentation You Should Stop Writing
  • Ubuntu 13.04 Preview
  • TechCrunch Podcast: and the magic of Ubuntu laptops
  • Install Burg Boot Loader In Ubuntu 13.04 & LinuxMint
  • My openSUSE 12 Journal 12: Hello 12.3!
  • {hacker,reddit}-top: Monitoring at your pleasure
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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.