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Kernel Mode Setting (or why your $500 NVIDIA only displays 16 colors)

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netsplit.com: Graphics cards from different manufacturers are very different beasts, in fact, often different generations of graphics cards from the same manufacturer can be pretty different too.

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Goes Gold!

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mepis.org: MEPIS LLC has announced the availability of SimplyMEPIS 8.5 from MEPIS and public mirrors.

Hacker vows to avenge Sony's PS3 Linux cut-off

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  • Hacker vows to avenge Sony's PS3 Linux cut-off
  • Geohot Looks To Enable Other OS Support For The PS3
  • iPhone Hacker: I'll find a Way to Keep Linux on PS3

What Linux needs

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kmandla.wordpress: Learning about Linux has been as much an education about computers as it has been about human behavior. Take, for example, this somewhat elderly thread complaining about photo management.

An Easy and Inexpensive Quad-Core System for Linux

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: My son’s hand-me-down motherboard recently gave up the ghost, and I decided that was a good excuse for an upgrade. Shopping around, I found that multi-core CPUs were finally in my price range, so I decided to build him a quad-core system. This build worked out extremely well, with almost no configuration problems.

What Is Unity Linux?

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linux-blog.org: There’s been a lot of confusion about exactly what Unity Linux is. I thought I’d talk today a bit about that.

Element 1.1 Screenshots

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beginlinux.com: Element 1.1 is a distribution designed specifically for home theater or media center computers. Check out the screenshots.

It's the End of the Life as We Know It and Linux Feels Fine

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itworld.com: That endings happen on a regular basis is nothing new; we see evidence of change and chaos every day. We just don't like to talk about it. Endings can make us jumpy, sad, angry. Who likes saying goodbye to a visiting friend, or watch the last game of the season?

SliTaz Linux 3.0 - “Small but Powerful”

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linuxcritic.com: SliTaz 3.0 is upon us and we decided to take this tiny distribution for a spin and see how well it caters to the minimalist crowd. This distribution weighs in at an incredible 30 meg download, but does it contain the applications one needs to have a functional machine?

Time for a Linux laptop

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I’m buying a new laptop in April, and I’m not exactly floored by a dizzying array of options. As if I already hadn’t come to the conclusion that I needed a new laptop, my old laptop completely locked up on me while I was writing this post today. So I’m definitely in the market. Read on.

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today's leftovers

  • Kodi 15.0 Isengard Beta 1 Officially Released
    Kodi, a media player and entertainment hub that was named XBMC until a few months ago, has been upgraded to version 15.0 Beta 1 and is now ready for download and testing.
  • RcppArmadillo 0.5.100.1.0
    A new minor release 5.100.1 of Armadillo was released by Conrad yesterday. Armadillo is a powerful and expressive C++ template library for linear algebra aiming towards a good balance between speed and ease of use with a syntax deliberately close to a Matlab.
  • How many Chrome OS devices do you own?
    Chrome OS devices have proven to be quite popular with Chromebooks, Chromeboxes and Chromecast devices all regularly showing up in Amazon's various bestseller lists, and also getting good ratings and reviews by the people who have bought them.
  • Lucid sleep in the free desktop
    One of the areas I'm currently working on is what Google calls Lucid Sleep, which is basically the ability of performing work while the machine is in a low power state such as suspend. I'm writing this blog post because there has been interest on this in different communities and the discussion is currently a bit dispersed.
  • A Request for Help from a Linux Community Member in Nepal
    At the Linux Foundation we focus many of our programs on personalizing and connecting the talented network of Linux developers and users in all corners of the globe. Everyday we are witness to the Linux community innovating irrespective of geographic boundary; that is why this week we were moved by an email we received from one of our community asking for help.
  • Quicklisp and debian
    Common Lisp users are very happy to use Quicklisp when it comes to downloading and maintaining dependencies between their own code and the librairies it is using.
  • Qt4's status and Qt4's webkit removal in Stretch
    Hi everyone! As you might know Qt4 has been deprecated (in the sense "you better start to port your code") since Qt5's first release in December 19th 2012. Since that point on Qt4 received only bugfixes. Upstream is about to release the last point release, 4.8.7. This means that only severe bugs like security ones will get a chance to get solved.
  • LinuxFest NorthWest 2015, ownCloud 8 for stable Fedora / EPEL
    The Fedora booth was extra fun this year. As well as the OLPC XO systems we usually have there (which always do a great job of attracting attention), Brian Monroe set up a whole music recording system running out of a Fedora laptop, with a couple of guitars, bass, keyboard, and even a little all-in-one electronic drum…thing. He had multitrack recording via Ardour and guitar effects from Guitarix. This was a great way to show off the capabilities of Fedora Jam, and was very popular all weekend – sometimes it seemed like every third person who came by was ready to crank out a few guitar chords, and we had several bass players and drummers too. I spent a lot of time away from the booth, but even when I was there we had pretty much a full band going quite often.
  • Rugged, Linux-ready PC/104-Plus SBC offers onboard DAQ
    Diamond’s “Aries” is a Linux-friendly, Atom E3800 based PC/104-Plus SBC for data acquisition, featuring SATA, mSATA, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 85°C support.