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Slax 7.0 RC2 – Mini KDE 4

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linuxuser.co.uk: The portable Linux distro that you can modify yourself is getting a long awaited update, with KDE 4 and more

Debian veteran Garbee to keynote at LCA

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  • Debian veteran Garbee to keynote at LCA
  • Linux Foundation Announces Holiday Individual Membership Drive

Desktop Linux needs anti-virus like a fish needs a bicycle

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Security

dontsurfinthenude.blogspot: You don't need an anti-virus program on Linux: I've said it before, but Don't Surf in the Nude started because of an interest in internet security, so I can't resist trying out anti-virus programs in Linux.

Linux Mint Is A Better Distro Than Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: I have been using Ubuntu since 2006 and I always felt that it is one of the easiest to use distro, especially for new Linux users. That was in the past.

Kernel Log – Coming in 3.7 (Part 5): CPU and platform code

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h-online.com: Linux 3.7 supports ARM64, the processor used in the Raspberry Pi, and Intel's SMAP security feature. The next kernel release will also include new tools for tracing processes and improved collaboration with Microsoft's hypervisor.

Interview with Ryan C. Gordon about Linux Gaming

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Interviews
Gaming

cheerfulghost.com: Recently I asked Ryan C. Gordon some questions about his work in porting games, the current state of gaming in Linux, and where he sees it in the future.

Interview with Linus Torvalds from Linux Format 163

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Interviews

tuxradar.com: As regular readers and podcast listeners will know, we were fortunate enough to meet Linus Torvalds at the end of July for an interview that was published in Linux Format 163. Well, here it is.

Dell ships XPS 13 laptop with Ubuntu

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OLPC
Hardware
Ubuntu
Gadgets
  • Dell ships lightweight XPS 13 laptop with Ubuntu
  • Dell releases powerful, well-supported Linux Ultrabook
  • HP Pavilion dm1-4310e: Swapping Windows 8 for Linux
  • OLPC cancels XO-3 tablet, downplays need for new hardware
  • Linux in Lilliput

UEFI booting

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flameeyes.eu: I finally got the ZenBook UX31A that I was looking at. I already prepared a DVD with Sabayon, and after updating the “BIOS” from Windows (since you never know), I wiped it out and installed the new OS on it. Which couldn’t be booted.

Bodhi Turns Two, Looking Back and Forward

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ostatic.com: Bodhi Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution that features the Enlightenment desktop. It recently turned two years old and founder Jeff Hoogland is looking back.

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  • Compute Shader Support Patches For NVIDIA Fermi On Nouveau
    Samuel Pitoiset has published a set of twelve patches for implementing compute shaders support within the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver for the GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" graphics processors.
  • NVIDIA Posts Latest PRIME Sync Patches On Road To Better Support
    Alex Goins of NVIDIA has spent the past several months working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this NVIDIA-popular multi-GPU method. The latest patches were published this week.
  • The Best Graphics Card Brands For NVIDIA/AMD GPUs As A Linux Consumer?
    One of the most frequent topics I'm emailed about is any brand recommendations among NVIDIA and AMD AIB partners for graphics cards. For Linux users, is there a particular brand preference for graphics cards? The short story is, no, there isn't one particular brand when selecting either a GeForce or Radeon graphics card that a Linux gamer/enthusiast should go with over another AIB partner. Over the past 12 years of running Phoronix, there has been no single AIB partner that superbly stands out compared to the rest when it comes to graphics card AIB partner brands like ASUS, Zotac, HIS, MSI, etc. They all work under Linux, rarely the AIB differences extend beyond the heatsink/cooler and any default clock speed differences, and I haven't seen one that's over-the-top crazy about Linux. I also haven't seen any major partner consistently put the Tux logo or other Linux markings on their product packaging, let alone incorporate any Linux drivers onto their CD/DVD driver media.