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September 2010

Primal Carnage Says Goodbye To Unigine

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Gaming

phoronix.com: One more Linux game bites the dust...

5 Things Linux Does Better Than Mac OS X

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Linux
Mac

pcworld.com: I think the success of the Mac is mostly a matter of marketing. Whatever your own personal beliefs, though, there's no denying that there are certain things Linux clearly does better than Mac OS X. If you're trying to decide on a platform for your business, these factors are worth keeping in mind.

Actor Tony Curtis Dies At 85

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Obits

ny1.com: New York native and Oscar-nominated actor Tony Curtis has died of COPD and heart failure. He was 85 years old.

Sintel Blender open movie released

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Movies

Salix OS Live 13.1.1 LXDE

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Salix OS is a distro based on Slackware. Slackware, as you probably already know, has not had a reputation as being the easiest distro to use. Salix OS makes Slackware accessible to more users by making it easier to install, configure and manage.

Stormy Peters talks GNOME 3

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Software
Interviews

linuxuser.co.uk: Stormy Peters, executive director of the GNOME Foundation and champion of the GNOME platform for more than ten years, talks exclusively to Linux User & Developer magazine…

Some Android apps caught covertly sending GPS data to advertisers

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Security

arstechnica.com: The results of a study conducted by researchers from Duke University, Penn State University, and Intel Labs have revealed that a significant number of popular Android applications transmit private user data to advertising networks without explicitly asking or informing the user.

Sun Employees Leaving Oracle In Lockstep

  • Sun Employees Leaving Oracle In Lockstep
  • Lustre file system finds life post-Oracle
  • Oracle's New Kernel: Custom Tuning or Proprietary Lock-In?

Simple Scan: Linux Finally has a Scanner Anyone could Use

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Software

flossed.org: Sometimes we don't change our habits even when we have the opportunty to make our lives easier. At least it's true of me in terms of scanning.

In praise of floppies

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Hardware

kmandla.wordpress: Behold the floppy, a miracle of post-modern technology! Does your computer still have a floppy drive? Count yourself among the lucky! Why? Thousands of reasons!

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Arduino and GNU/Linux Devices

  • This Arduino-controlled soft robot gets around like an earthworm

    After studying the way a worm wiggles, Nicholas Lauer decided to create his own soft robotic version. What he came up with uses an Arduino Uno for control, inflating six 3D-printed segments sequentially to order to generate peristaltic motion for forward movement. The robotic worm uses a 12V mini diaphragm pump to provide inflation air, while a series of transistors and solenoid valves directly regulate the airflow into the chambers.

  • PicoRio dev board PC with a RISC-V chip will be a low-cost, open source Raspberry Pi alternative

    The Raspberry Pi line of tiny computers have made a big splash in recent years. For as little as $35 you can get a fully functional computer capable of running a variety of (mostly Linux-based) operating systems. Some models are even cheaper. A bunch of competitors have entered the space, but like the Raspberry Pi, most similarly-priced models have processors based on ARM architecture. Now Imagination Technologies and a startup named RIOS Laboratory are working on a new single-board computer with a RISC-V processor. It’s called PicoRio, and the first version is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2020. PicoRio Pygmy @pdp7 While Raspberry Pi computers run open source, GNU/Linux distributions, every Raspberry Pi system to date has shipped with an ARM-based Broadcom processor featuring some proprietary components.

  • Elkhart Lake SBC features 2.5GbE port, 32GB RAM

    Avalue’s rugged, 3.5-inch “ECM-EHL” runs Linux or Win 10 on an Atom x6000E and offers up to 32GB DDR4-3200, 2.5GbE and GbE, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2, triple 4K displays, and 2x M.2 slots with SIM. Avalue has posted specs for a 3.5-inch ECM-EHL SBC that runs on Intel’s new dual- or quad-core Elkhart Lake Atom x6000E, Pentium, and Celeron SoCs. Elkhart Lake runs on 10nm SuperFin Tremont CPU cores and up to 32EU Intel Gen11 graphics with triple 4K and improved AI performance. Intel claims up to 1.7x better single-thread, 1.5x better multi-thread, and 2x better graphics performance compared to Gemini Lake.

  • SMARC module delivers Elkhart Lake with up to 256GB UFS

    Advantech’s Linux-ready “SOM-2532” SMARC 2.1 module is built around Intel’s Atom-class, 10nm Elkhart Lake platform and supplies up to 16GB LPDDR4-3200, 256GB UFS 2.1, dual GbE with TSN, dual USB 3.1 Gen 2, dual CAN, and triple 4K support.

Stellarium 0.20.3 Released with Tons of Changes [Ubuntu PPA]

Free-software planetarium Stellarium 0.20.3 was released a day ago with numerous changes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04 via PPA. Stellarium 0.20.3 fixed nutation and, with it, season beginning times, included many changes in AstroCalc tool, Oculars and Satellites plugins, and updated DSO catalog. Read more

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