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One More Look at Pinguy - on Netbooks This Time

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Linux I've had ten days or so to look at Pinguy now, so I want to write a sort of "wrap-up" for my own purposes at this time. I will not be using it as the default or preferred distribution on any of my systems, because there are a few too many things about it that I don't care for.

What You Can Expect From A Linux Distribution

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: There are some things that you can expect with a new installation of a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu or Fedora that you would not get with an OS such as Windows 7 or OS /X.

Linux Mint 9 LXDE: The Experiment Begins

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Linux I got a call from one of my amateur radio associates who wanted help reinstalling the OS on his old Compaq desktop. I offered to download a distro for him to try. I only installed the first: Linux Mint 9 LXDE. And therein lies a (short) tale.

Pardus 2011 RC, impressions from a common user

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Linux is commonly de-famed as an operating system for computer gurus and, in the Linux world, many people believe that the only user-friendly distribution that exists is named after African fauna. However, there is a very nice Linux distribution that, despite being relatively unknown (as it comes from Turkey), can spare users many a headache: Pardus 2011.

F-ing around on the Web

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Several months ago, there was a discussion in Fedora circles about the similarity between the Fedora Project logo and the Facebook “F.”

Bodhi Linux Hits Beta

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Two months after our first release, the Bodhi Linux team and I are proud to announce our first ever beta release. This release features a number of package updates including the Firefox 4.0 beta 8 and the latest Enlightenment SVN build.

Is the Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Release Upon Us?

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Linux The long anticipated and oft delayed Debian Squeeze just might be ready for release.

The best Linux distros you've never heard of

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Linux Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should. Before this wisdom dawned on the Linux community, Red Hat, Debian and Slackware had spawned several dozen distros. Some died a single-release death, but a lot survived and a vibrant community grew around them.

Five tips for choosing the right Linux distribution

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Linux I have, on a number of occasions, stressed to new Linux users how crucial the right distribution is. Choosing the distribution that suits your needs is the single most important key to success when attempting to migrate from another operating system. But how do you know which one to choose out of the hundreds of variations?

Zorin OS 4 reviewed

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Linux Regular readers will remember a couple months back when I was evaluating various KDE-based Linux distributions. At the time I didn’t come to any clear conclusions. Then I ran across a PCWorld article touting Zorin OS 4.

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Phoronix on Graphics

  • Intel Pentium G4400: Benchmarking A ~$60 Skylake Processor
    This CPU certainly isn't meant for any really demanding workloads, but could serve as a potential Linux desktop with basic accelerated graphics via the HD Graphics 510. The Pentium G4400 is still rated to drive up to three displays and can handle 4K via HDMI/DP. Like the other Skylake processors with HD Graphics 530, the hardware can support up to OpenGL 4.4 / DirectX 12 but under Linux the current Mesa driver still only has full OpenGL 3.3 support with the GL 4.x support being a work-in-progress.
  • AMDGPU With PowerPlay Compared To AMD's Catalyst Linux Driver
    With earlier today showing new OpenGL performance numbers for how the Nouveau driver with working re-clocking compared to NVIDIA's proprietary driver, here are some benchmarks to show how the AMDGPU kernel DRM driver with PowerPlay patches compare to AMD's Catalyst driver for the R9 285 (Tonga) and R9 Fury (Fiji) graphics cards.
  • NVIDIA Developer Still Working On PRIME Synchronization
    NVIDIA continues to be working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this multi-GPU method. There will be support for this functionality within the proprietary NVIDIA Linux driver.
  • Playing With Intel Skylake OpenCL On Ubuntu 15.10
    As it's been a while since last playing with Intel's Beignet project, the open-source effort to allow OpenCL compute capabilities on HD/Iris Graphics under Linux, I decided to try it out on an Ubuntu 15.10 system this weekend with a Skylake processor.

Opinion: Why open source is the future of MBaaS

The open-source advantages of Linux have spurred enterprise adoption of the OS. For many of the same reasons, an open-source Mobile-Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) framework is also the right choice for enterprise companies looking to support their branded apps. Read more

GIMP 2.10 Development Started, Will Bring GEGL-Based Tools, OpenEXR Support

After turning 20 years of activity, the GIMP developers have been happy to announce that the development cycle of the upcoming GIMP 2.10 open-source and cross-platform image editor software has started with the immediate availability of GIMP 2.9.2. Read more

Kwort Linux 4.3 Is Based on CRUX 3.2, Adds Chromium 47.0 and Linux Kernel 4.1.13

David Cortarello of the Kwort project has announced today, November 27, the release and immediate availability for download of the Kwort Linux 4.3 computer operating system. Read more