AMD, Intel, or Nvidia?
Saw this on the Arch Linux forums.
"Just for clarification: According to the Free Software Foundation, there are no free software drivers for either Radeon or Nvidia video cards that provide accelerated graphics, since they all use "binary blobs". There are only open source drivers.
Since this thread is half technical and half ideological, I thought this would be an appropriate place to point this out. smile
Bonus lesson: The opposite of "open source software" is "closed source software". The opposite of "free software" is "non-free software"."submitted by Treverend116
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Xmodulo: In this tutorial, we will create a secondary DNS server (ns2) for the same domain by using bind package on CentOS.
Collabora has been doing a lot of contract work for the Raspberry Pi Foundation over the past year, including porting Wayland to work well on this low-end, low-cost ARM single-board computer. Developers and users have been after a lightweight desktop to use on the Wayland-powered Raspberry Pi but there hasn't been any yet with GNOME Shell and other Wayland-compatible desktops being too heavy (I guess they don't yet count Enlightenment's Wayland compositor or wasn't ready for their time-frame).
“Deepin is a Linux Distribution which devoted to provide elegant user interface and secure environment for global users. The Deepin Team has made a series of custom made software like the Deepin Desktop Environment, the Deepin Music Player, the Deepin Media Player, the Deepin Software Center based on the HTML5 standard & technology.”
Google intends to get a modular phone ready for just $50, in early 2015. The default phone will only have support for wifi and will be available in three sizes: small, medium and large. If you want to have the features of a normal phone, you will be needing to buy different modules for conectivity, camera, touchscreen and others. The modules will be attached via magnets, to be easy to replace modules, without having to restart the phone.
I think the best thing I did when I decided to make the switch a permanent one, is to stop comparing it to other desktop environments. This allowed me to fully experience the GNOME 3 desktop without comparing it with KDE, XFCE and so on. With this new mindset, I found that the integration and work-flow were actually quite refreshing.
Wayland seems awesome. Take everything wrong with xorg and pretend that you can rewrite xorg from scratch, with all the knowledge we have in 2014. Fantastic.
Why can't we have something similar for sound? I'm sick of trying to install software (a lot of DAWs lately) that has dependencies that will break sound for me in other ways. Example: Why should I install libjack2, killing alsa-equal, so that I can use a DAW but now suddenly my media players don't work (namely ncmpcpp)?
It's simple. I want a program that is supposed to make sound come out of speakers (or the headphone jack) do exactly that. I don't want to install different libraries to make some things work and break others. I hate that on my linux box, I can have a browser window open with some stupid flash applet running that hogs my sound card, and then not be able to have sound produced from any other application.
This problem does not exist on OSX. It does not exist on dreaded m$ OSes. In fact, in 1994 I built an Amiga with multiple sound cards for both recording music and music playback. It "just works" flawlessly to this day.
Why is linux sound so archaic? Can we not find developers ready to tackle one of gnu/linux's biggest current failures insofar as being able to make inroads into desktop computing? Wayland, but for sound. Screw all that old alsa/jack/pulse garbage and rewrite it from scratch to work the way it does everywhere else, but on linux.submitted by cloverskull
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