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Original Articles from 2006

  1. What's New in Symphony OS 2006-12 - Dec 25, 2006
  2. openSUSE 10.2 Final Report - Dec 23, 2006
  3. Installing openSUSE 10.2 on a Compaq laptop (Part 2) - Dec 21, 2006
  4. Installing openSUSE 10.2 on a Compaq laptop (Part 1) - Dec 19, 2006
  5. openSUSE 10.2 Changelog & Version Report - Dec 15, 2006
  6. The KANOTIX distro implodes - Nov 30, 2006
  7. Another Sabayon Linux 3.2 Look (from a non-Gentoo user) - Nov 26, 2006
  8. openSUSE 10.2 RC 1 Report - Nov. 25, 2006
  9. MiniTutor: Shell Colors and Cursor Positions - Nov 17, 2006
  10. Quick Look at Urli OS 6.10 - Nov. 13, 2006
  11. openSUSE 10.2 Beta 2 Report - Nov 12, 2006
  12. MiniTutor: MPlayer and Video Output - Nov 6, 2006
  13. Another OpenSUSE 10.2 Beta 1 Review - Oct 29, 2006
  14. openSUSE 10.2 Beta 1 Report - Oct 29, 2006
  15. Howto: ATI fglrx driver + Xgl + compiz on Debian Sid for KDE users - Oct 21, 2006
  16. openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 5 Report - Oct 09, 2006
  17. SLED 10 rocks! - Oct 4, 2006
  18. Countdown to Final: Mandriva 2007 RC2 - Sep 19, 2006
  19. openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 4 Report - Sep 08, 2006
  20. Ubuntu Christian Edition 1.2 - Sep 04, 2006
  21. Mandriva 2007 Beta 3 Report - Sep 02, 2006
  22. Taking Fedora Core 6 Test 2 for a Live-Spin - Aug 31, 2006
  23. PCLinuxOS 0.93a - The Full Monty - Aug 22, 2006
  24. Neowin.net's Shift Linux 0.2 - Aug 14, 2006
  25. Elive 0.5 Beta-3.1 - Aug 13, 2006
  26. openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 3 Report - Aug 12, 2006
  27. Discovering Linux - The Experiences of a Linux Newbie - Aug 9, 2006
  28. KateOS 3.0 Released & Tested - Aug 9, 2006
  29. PCLinuxOS 0.93a MiniMe - Aug 5, 2006/li>
  30. HOWTO: Installing Grsecurity patched kernel in debian/ubuntu - Aug 2, 2006
  31. Mandriva 2007 Beta 1 - Aug 1, 2006
  32. Berry Linux 0.72 - July 31, 2006
  33. SimplyMEPIS 6.0 - What Happened? - July 28, 2006
  34. Testdriving Freespire Beta2 (Build 0.0.76) - July 27, 2006
  35. Dreamlinux 2.0 XGL Edition - July 18, 2006
  36. Ladislav Bodnar - Keeper of the Record - July 17, 2006.
  37. SUSE Linux 10.2a2 report - July 15, 2006
  38. Kubuntu Clash: Should I stay or should I go? - Jul 13, 2006
  39. BlueWhite64 Linux pre-11.0-beta - July 8, 2006
  40. Xandros 4: Home Edition - Premium - July 1, 2006
  41. SUSE Linux Enterprise 10rc3 - June 28, 2006
  42. Mandriva 2007.0 alpha livecd - KDE version test - June 23, 2006
  43. SimplyMepis 6.0 rc1 - June 18, 2006
  44. The Break-Up: Not a good date movie - June 17, 2006
  45. SUSE 10.2 alpha 1 tested - June 15, 2006
  46. Feel the Freedom: KateOS 3.0a1 - June 14, 2006
  47. Cars - The Must-See Movie of the Summer? - June 14, 2006
  48. Google Earth on Linux - June 12, 2006
  49. The Omen (2006) - June 12, 2006
  50. A Linux User's Look at Vista Beta 2 - June 10, 2006
  51. Taking Puppy for a short walk - June 7, 2006
  52. Updating My Toolbox - Knoppix 5.0.1 - June 4, 2006
  53. Kubuntu 6.06 - June 2, 2006
  54. Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Final Look - June 1, 2006
  55. Hola Tuquito 2.0 Beta 3 - May 30, 2006
  56. Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Release Candidate - May 26, 2006
  57. Puppy Linux 1.0.9 CE - May 21, 2006
  58. Symphony OS 2006-05 Beta (act 5) - May 18, 2006
  59. Wizard's Kid-Safe Livecd - May 14, 2006
  60. SUSE Linux 10.1 Final Report - May 12, 2006
  61. Same Austrumi - Only Better - May 09, 2006
  62. Slax 5.1.4 - Your Pocket OS - May 08, 2006
  63. Personal Computing - BSD Style - May 02, 2006
  64. emerge -p litrix 6.0 - May 01, 2006
  65. SuSE Linux 10.1 RC3 Report - Apr. 29, 2006
  66. Wolvix Media Edition 1.0.4 - Apr. 28, 2006
  67. SneakPeak at Xawtv 4 - Apr. 25, 2006
  68. xfce4.4 beta 1 - Apr. 23, 2006
  69. SuSE Linux 10.1 RC2 Report - Apr. 23, 2006
  70. The PCLinuxOS 0.93 MiniME - Apr. 21, 2006
  71. Damn Small Linux - NOT - Apr. 20, 2006
  72. LG3D LiveCD 2.4 Test 1 - Apr. 20, 2006
  73. SUSE 10.1 RC1 from a Mdv/PCLOS User - Apr 17, 2006
  74. Suse 10.1 RC 1 Report - Apr. 14, 2006
  75. Mepuntu: Mepis 6.0 Alpha 1 - Apr. 11, 2006
  76. Get your game on with SuperGamer-1 - Apr. 8, 2006
  77. Kororaa XGL - Part 0.2: The Harddrive Installer - Apr. 7, 2006
  78. It's a liiiive - with XGL: Phaeronix .85 Beta 1 - Apr. 2, 2006
  79. SuSE 10.1 Beta 9 Report - Mar. 31, 2006
  80. Damn Small Linux 2.3: 50mb of Penguin Power - Mar. 29, 2006
  81. Taking MyahOS 2.0 for a little spin - Mar. 18, 2006
  82. SUSE 10.1 Beta 8 report - Mar. 17, 2006
  83. Introducing Kwort Linux - Mar. 12, 2006
  84. Kororaa XGL LiveCD - Mar. 09, 2006
  85. Yoper 3.0 Beta Tested - Mar. 07, 2006
  86. SUSE 10.1 Beta 6 Report - Mar. 05, 2006
  87. MandrivaOne - a livecd - Mar. 03, 2006
  88. Four Flat Tires: Accelerated Knoppix - Mar. 01, 2006
  89. SUSE 10.1 Beta 5 Report - Feb. 27, 2006
  90. Mandriva One - a livecd attempt - Feb. 25, 2006
  91. Meet Hedinux - Feb. 20, 2006
  92. SUSE 10.1 Beta 4 Report - Feb. 19, 2006
  93. Elive 0.4 - Feb. 18, 2006
  94. Testdriving Wolvix Media Edition 1.0.4 Beta 2 - Feb. 17, 2006
  95. DreamLinux 1.0 Studio Edition - Feb. 13, 2006
  96. A New Breed of Puppy: Grafpup Linux 1.0.2 - Feb. 13, 2006
  97. GoblinX Premium 2006.1 Tested - Feb. 11, 2006
  98. rr4 linux 3.0b0 - Feb. 07, 2006
  99. Opera 9p2 Mini Tour - Feb. 07, 2006
  100. SUSE 10.1 beta 3 Report - Feb. 03, 2006
  101. Ultima Linux: Third Time's a Charm? - Jan. 29, 2006
  102. Solving Rubix Linux 1.0 RC2 - Jan. 25, 2006
  103. KDE 3.5.1: Just Around the Bend - Jan. 23, 2006
  104. SuSE 10.1 Beta 1 Report - Jan. 21, 2006
  105. VLOS 1.2.1 Tested - Jan. 20, 2006
  106. Little looksee at sam-2006-1-preview - Jan. 19, 2006
  107. A glimpse at SimplyMEPIS_3.4-3.rc1 - Jan. 15, 2006
  108. UltimaLinux LiveCD - Jan. 14, 2006
  109. Stx Linux 1.0 Final Look - Jan. 10, 2006
  110. What's all the FUSS? - Jan. 8, 2006
  111. When Choice Matters: VectorLinux SOHO 5.1 rc2 - Jan. 07, 2006
  112. Ubuntu Meets Gentoo: Ututo Linux - Jan. 02, 2006










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  • Fedora Server 36 Could Make It Easier To Manage NFS & Samba File Sharing - Phoronix

    Red Hat with the Fedora community have been working for years now to make Cockpit very capable for a web-based interface for administering Linux servers. In addition to this year working on shifting their Anaconda installer to a web-based interface that makes use of Cockpit, from this web management portal they are wanting to make it easier to setup file sharing with NFS and Samba. A Fedora 36 change proposal has been submitted to ship a new Cockpit module to make file sharing with Samba and NFS easier. This new module would provide a graphical web interface for provisioning and maintenance of NFS and Samba shares that can complement the existing command-line based controls for NFS and Samba servers.

  • Emma Kidney: Fedora IoT Web Page - Initial Ideas

    Just an update on what I've been working on :) Click through to see my process and progress starting to create a web page mock-up for Fedora IoT as part of the Fedora Website Revamp! As part of the Fedora Website Revamp, I got tasked with creating a mock-up of the Fedora IoT web page. I reference the Fedora IoT logo a lot here. I was unable to locate high quality SVGs, so I just made some quick vectors as placeholders.

  • I'm Thinking About You Right Now!

    My sole role at Debian alongside my teammate, aided by our mentors, is to facilitate the Node.js 16 and Webpack 5 Transitioning. What exactly does that mean? Node.js 16, as of the time of this writing, is the active LTS release from the Node.js developers while Webpack 5 is also the current release from the Webpack developers. At Debian we have to work towards supporting these packages. Debian as an OS comes with a package manager coined Advanced Package Tool or simply APT on which command-line programs specific to Debian and it's many-flavored distributions, apt, apt-get, apt-cache are based. This means before the conception of yarn and npm, the typical JavaScript developer's package managers, apt has been. Debian unlike yarn and npm, ideally only supports one version of a software at any point in time and on edge cases may have to support an extra one as noted in this chat between my mentor and a member.

  • Running OpenWRT x86 in qemu

    Sometimes it's nice for testing purpose to have the OpenWRT userland available locally. Since there is an x86 build available one can just run it within qemu.

  • Tiger Lake-U system offers 2.5GbE and dual GbE with PoE

    Arbor’s fanless, rugged “ARES-1980” runs Ubuntu or Win 10 on Intel’s 11th Gen U-series CPUs with up to 64GB DDR4, 2.5-inch SATA, triple display support, 2.5GbE, 2x GbE with PoE, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, 4x serial, DIO, 2x M.2, and mini-PCIe. Arbor has launched a rugged, 210 x 180 x 60mm ARES-1980 embedded PC designed for industrial and in-vehicle applications. The system, which follows earlier ARES-branded Arbor computers such as the Apollo Lake based ARES-5310, runs Ubuntu 20.04 or Windows 10 IoT on Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake-U processors.

  • Google Open Source Programs Office: The business impact of open source

    Amanda Casari is an open source scientist with the Google Open Source Programs Office where she leads Google’s research and engineering work with Project OCEAN. Open source programs offices (OSPOs) are established in organizations as a means to centralize policies, strategies, and guidance, and to ensure common practices across complex teams working on open source projects. Amanda offers some structure for any organization working with open source that is considering starting an OSPO of their own.

  • Mozilla Privacy Blog: European Parliament green-lights crucial new rulebook for Big Tech

    Today the European Parliament adopted its report on the draft Digital Services Act, the EU’s flagship proposal to improve internet health. Today’s vote is a crucial procedural step on the road to bringing the draft rules to reality, and we commend Members of Parliament for their efforts.

  • LibreOffice developer community - LibreOffice Development Blog

    Do you want to contribute to the LibreOffice development, but you don’t know enough about the LiberOffice code internals? Do you want to enhance the application or fix a bug in LibreOffice, but you don’t know how to do that? LibreOffice developer community can help you not only for at the beginning, but by helping you focus on the right aspect of the code. Reviewers will review your code that eventually will be part of the LibreOffice code!

  • Louis-Philippe Véronneau - Montreal Subway Foot Traffic Data, 2021 edition

    For the third time now, I've asked Société de Transport de Montréal, Montreal's transit agency, for the foot traffic data of Montreal's subway. I think this has become an annual thing now :)

  • Google sours on G Suite freeloaders, demands fee or flee • The Register

    Google has served eviction notices to its legacy G Suite squatters: the free service will no longer be available in four months and existing users can either pay for a Google Workspace subscription or export their data and take their not particularly valuable businesses elsewhere. "If you have the G Suite legacy free edition, you need to upgrade to a paid Google Workspace subscription to keep your services," the company said in a recently revised support document. "The G Suite legacy free edition will no longer be available starting May 1, 2022."

  • On DEI Research: Why the Linux Foundation? Why now? [Ed: Linux Foundation may struggle to justify its very own existence]

    The open source community is working on many simultaneous challenges, not the least of which is addressing vulnerabilities in the core of our projects, securing the software supply chain, and protecting it from threat actors. At the same time, community health is equally as important as the security and vitality of software code. We need to retain talented people to work on complex problems. While we work urgently on implementing security best practices such as increasing SBOM adoption to avoid another Log4J scenario, we can’t put the health of our communities on the open source back burner, either. Our communities are ultimately made up of people who contribute, have wants and needs, and have feelings and aspirations. So while having actionable data and metrics on the technical aspects of open source projects is key to understanding how they evolve and mature, the human experience within project communities also requires close examination.

  • A Desktop Environment For The Web Browser?!?! - Invidious

    Have you ever wanted to do everything inside of the web browser, well imagine if you have an entire desktop environment inside of your web browser, well that's DaedelOS

  • Linux Action News 224

    We explain SUSE Liberty Linux and contemplate why the community seems to be selecting distributions with newer kernels.

  • Building A Silent Linux Desktop For 2022 With The Streacom DB4 Review - Phoronix

    The long time Phoronix reader, with an excellent long-term memory, may remember an odd article from back in August 2017 on buying a passively cooled computer. It tells the tale of the consumer who decided to buy a rather niche, fanless, therefore passively cooled computer. Well, that was been my computer for four and a half years. Even though the I7-7700T the article portrayed has served me well. It did start to show age a little. Especially as of late, it will sometimes spontaneously reboot. It does so very rarely, without prior warning and seemingly unprovoked. Its a bit of a nuisance. While I wrote that article in 2017 I had also come to learn of the existence of the Streacom DB4 The DB4, of all computer cases that allow for their innards to be passively cooled, has since always been the proverbial unattainable love to me: Stunning, exciting, exclusive and she knows it.

Kernel and Graphics: AMD, Zink, and Openwashing of GPUs

  • AMD Preps for Zen 4: Different Types of Cores Now Supported in Linux | Tom's Hardware

    Perhaps, a more intriguing innovation is a new Scalable Machine Check Architecture (SMCA) of some future AMD platforms that could use different types of SMCA and therefore cores. "Future AMD systems will have different bank type layouts between logical CPUs," wrote Yazen Ghannam, an AMD engineer. "So having a single system-wide cache of the layout won't be correct. […] Patch 1 adds new bank types and error descriptions used in future AMD systems. Patch 2 adjusts how SMCA bank information is cached." So far, AMD has not announced a single hybrid processor that integrates different types of cores, though the company has never completely excluded such a possibility. Since AMD will have Zen 4 and Zen 4C cores next year, perhaps this is the time when the company might consider a CPU with both big and smaller cores. Alternatively, a new SMCA may indicate that Zen 4C will have a different machine check architecture than other Zen cores, which is why AMD needs to implement its support into Linux.

  • Zink 4ever

    After weeks of hunting for the latest rumors of jekstrand’s future job prospects, I’ve finally done it: zink now supports more extensions than any other OpenGL driver in Mesa. That’s right. Check it on mesamatrix if you don’t believe me. A couple days ago I merged support for the external memory extensions that I’d been putting off, and today we got sparse textures thanks to Qiang Yu at AMD doing 99% of the work to plumb the extensions through the rest of Mesa. There’s even another sparse texture extension, which I’ve already landed all the support for in zink, that should be enabled for the upcoming release.

  • Zink OpenGL-on-Vulkan Now Offers Broader OpenGL Coverage Than RadeonSI, Intel - Phoronix

    When it comes to OpenGL extension support, the Zink generic OpenGL-on-Vulkan implementation now has as robust coverage as core Mesa offers and what is implemented by the LLVMpipe software driver, RadeonSI Gallium3D, and the Intel i965 drivers. Zink has already offered OpenGL 4.6 support but now after recently adding some additional extensions that aren't mandated by version 4.6, it is now on-par with the other drivers for the raw number of extensions exposed and exceeds the other drivers for non-core extensions. Zink along with core Mesa / LLVMpipe / RadeonSI / i965 are at 160 extensions exposed while being the set of open-source drivers supporting OpenGL 4.6.

  • Radeon AOMP 14.0-1 Released Along WIth New GPUOpen Tool Updates - Phoronix

    A handful of new AMD Radeon open-source GPU sofware releases were made today for developers. First up, AOMP 14.0-1 is out. AOMP is AMD's downstream of LLVM/Clang targeting OpenMP offloading for Radeon GPUs. AOMP is one of several downstreams maintained at AMD and this one is all about carrying the latest Radeon OpenMP GPU offloading work until it is all upstreamed -- or in other cases, patches that are experimental or not applicable for upstreaming.