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Owners of Sony's Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra should now start to see Android 4.3 pop up on their phones.
Sony spilled the beans about the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra on Monday but cautioned that the actual arrival time of the Android update will vary by market and carrier. Android 4.3 offers several enhancements and tweaks for Xperia phones.
You may not agree with everything that they do, but Canonical is the most interesting company in the tech industry today. They have a vision, a wild vision, of a single user interface backed by open source software running on all computing devices, both personal and professional.
Open-source magic is not about slapping magical secrets up on YouTube; there are more than enough eager teenagers and fun-ruiners willing to do that. Instead, it takes a lesson from the open-source technology activists who believe that better innovation comes through collaboration.
One of the nice things about Ubuntu and most other Linux distributions is that you can install them on pretty much any PC without paying a penny. In many cases, everything will work perfectly out of the box — but when it doesn’t, you could find yourself spending a lot of time researching tricks for enabling support for your graphics card, wireless chip, input devices, or other hardware.
This isn't a tech-support question, I'm trying to wrap my head around the Linux graphics stack and what needs to be done in order for Wayland to replace X. Despite being relatively new to the Linux scene, I've been jumping at the bit in anticipation of the transition from x11 to Wayland in the not-so-distant future. Unfortunately, it seems that we still have to wait a little bit longer..
I understand that much of the higher level DE/WM/Compositors are in the process of making the transition, as are most frameworks and other applications, but there's something that I don't really understand.
I've been hearing a lot about how Intel, NVidia, and AMD need to create Wayland compatible drivers, and that confuses me a little bit. I was under the impression that Wayland compositors were almost a 'drop-in replacement' for X11?
Wayland is not really duplicating much work. Where possible, Wayland reuses existing drivers and infrastructure. One of the reasons this project is feasible at all is that Wayland reuses the DRI drivers, the kernel side GEM scheduler and kernel mode setting. Wayland doesn't have to compete with other projects for drivers and driver developers, it lives within the X.org, mesa and drm community and benefits from all the hardware enablement and driver development happening there. ( From Wayland's FAQ. )
So, I don't fully understand the roles of the graphics hardware manufacturers in the Wayland transition? Why is it that NVidia and AMD have to do anything special to support Wayland? Does this have to do with the fact that Wayland only supports EGL and not OpenGL (...and GPU drivers are incompatible)?submitted by katanaswordfish
I am looking for some good color schemes for terminal and vim. I tried solarized for gnome-terminal, but that wont seem to work fully. Zenburn is working but its not that good.
Can you post links to your cool color schemes, that you use for syntax highlighting and all?submitted by neo1691
This has been bothering me for quite a while; it seems like some people (most famously kmandla) have framebuffer apps actually playing nicely with panes/windows in tmux and dvtm. Does anyone know how to do this (run mplayer, it stays in the pane where you ran it from rather than trying to take over the entire screen)submitted by Ubertekk
Hello Guys, I would like to learn how to successfully implement and operate the equivalent of MS Active Directory and Domain Controller with Linux. In other words, I want to be able to manage users, assign printers, and share folders from a centralized linux system. Right now I've got 10 windows users and 3 hp shared printers. I'm familiar with Ubuntu and I know I should start with Samba. Can you please point me with any guides or educational videos. I would truly appreciate that.submitted by okusbFROG