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Ubuntu 9.04 and Intel graphics

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Ubuntu

h-online.com: For Linux users who don't need absolute top-notch 3D performance, Intel is considered the preferred graphics solution. However Intel’s drivers are currently in a state of some disarray.

Inside Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

informationweek.com: Critics are calling 'Jaunty Jackalope' as slick and seamless as Mac OS X. We uncover the Linux distro's pitfalls and gotchas.

Top 10 KDE4 Applications

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KDE

tuxarena.blogspot: Here's a list of great applications for the KDE 4 desktop such as Yakuake, Amarok 2, and SMPlayer.

FreeBSD 7.2 Review

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BSD

cyberciti.biz: FreeBSD is just plain old good UNIX with rock solid networking stack. It is quite popular amongst hosting companies, ISPs, portals (such as Yahoo) and a few large financial institutions because of its reliability, robustness and performance.

Do we really "need Photoshop" on the Linux desktop?

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Software

the-gay-bar.com: Whenever the talk comes to Desktop Linux and why it has not had the success people predicted this year you'll hear the "Photoshop Myth": "I would love to switch to Linux but I really need Photoshop."

Arch User Magazine Issue 2

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Linux

The second issue of Arch User Magazine is read to preuse. Some highlights are Replacing the Arch Initscripts, Command Line: Grep by Paragraph, and Disaster Preparation.

Linux Gazette May 2009 Issue online

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Linux

The May issue of Linux Gazette is now online and ready to read. Some highlights include Command-Line Processing with 'process-getopt,' New Options in the World of File Compression, and TCP Wrappers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Action...Reaction: Open Invention Network (OIN) seeks prior art to bust some FAT patents.

OIN appears to be in a "FAT busting" mood. Maybe you can help?

today's leftovers

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News
  • Standing up for Linux support

  • An interview with a 'normal' Linux user
  • 2 Days of Ubuntu 9.04
  • Don’t gloat about bloat
  • Shiretoko
  • View Videos from the 09 Collaboration Summit
  • What can you do if your Ubuntu display screwed up
  • Are all Fedora developers Contributors?
  • A screenshot tour of Windows 7 RC
  • Open Source: Wide Open Spaces
  • Linux Outlaws 89 - The Rickroll of Death
  • A brief introduction to mod_perl - Part 2
  • Web Design Setup On Linux
  • Use Spamassassin for better SPAM detection
  • Shadowgrounds: Survivor Is Still M.I.A.
  • Sabayon 4 Lite MCE Review
  • OpenBSD 4.5 light cycles into the wild
  • Might be time to move away from Ubuntu

In Praise of Gparted

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Software

zdnet.co.uk/blog: Gnome Partition Editor (gparted) has really been fantastic. Using it, I have added, removed, moved, enlarged and shrunk all sorts of partitions, all without ever losing anything.

Taking FOSS to the Next Level

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: Form follows function. First make it work, make it efficient and reliable, and then make it pretty. If you make prettiness the priority, then the whole work becomes irreparably flawed.

The trouble with Ubuntu Server for beginners

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Ubuntu

beep.name: Most people end up in the Linux camp and the Ubuntu Server build feel like a natural winner. After all, Ubuntu desktop is quite impressive so the server edition should deliver the same kind of experience, right? Wrong! Ubuntu’s Server Edition, like many other Linux Server-oriented releases come without a GUI.

Ubuntu 9.04: A Social Event

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The release of Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.04) on April 23 might have been the most celebrated open source operating system release to date — with 110 release parties taking place across the globe. But here’s the twist:

"Linux Sucks" Talk by Bryan Lunduke

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Linux

the-gay-bar.com: I do agree with him that Linux sucks. It just sucks a lot less than the alternatives. His presentation brought me to thinking about writing more about the bad parts of Linux in the future instead of where it's good.

config vfat no create with longnames

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Linux

groklaw.net: The community is at work, I see. Not only is there a prior art search going on regarding three Microsoft patents asserted against TomTom, but now Andrew Tridgell has posted some code on LKML. You'll never guess what it does?

Kdenlive: Video Editing Breakthrough

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Reviews

In my view, it has for a number of years now been the greatest failing of Linux: video editors have been a joke. No one who is serious about video editing could really be happy in the least with the sorry state of non-linear video editing apps.

Speed up Common Tasks with Launchy

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Software

linux-magazine.com: There are quite a few good launcher utilities out there that can make a great addition to your productivity arsenal. Gnome Do is probably the most popular, but if you are looking for something less flashy and more streamlined, try Launchy.

The GNOME Journal, May Edition

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Software

The GNOME Journal is back. A brand new issue has just been published. It features an interview with Stormy Peters, a look at the GConf Configuation System, and editorial on GNOME 3.0.

Terminating a Bad Assumption

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Linux

lxer.com: Why do we in the "Linux community" assume prior experience with Windows, or any WIMP interface? At its core, this is a bad assumption for absolutely everyone, proprietary software houses included.

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Graphics: Wayland, RadeonSI, NVIDIA and More

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    KDE Wayland developer Roman Gilg who started contributing to Wayland via last year's Google Summer of Code is proposing a new Wayland protocol for dealing with desktop session suspension and restoration. This protocol extension would allow for more efficient support for client session suspension and restoration such as when you are logging out of your desktop session and want the windows restored at next log-in or if you are suspending your system. While Roman Gilg is working on this protocol with his KDE hat on, he has been talking with Sway and GNOME developers too for ensuring this protocol could work out for their needs.
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    For coinciding with the start of the Computer Vision and Patern Recognition conference starting this week in Utah, NVIDIA has a slew of new software announcements. First up NVIDIA has announced the open-source DALI library for GPU-accelerated data augmentation and image loading that is optimized for data pipelines of deep learning frameworks like ResNET-50, TensorFlow, and PyTorch.
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    - The initial list of sponsors have been announced for the annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC2018) where Wayland, Mesa, and the X.Org Server tend to dominate the discussions for improving the open-source/Linux desktop. This year's XDC conference is being hosted in A Coruña, Spain and taking place in September. The call for presentations is currently open for X.Org/mesa developers wishing to participate.
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    Intel developers working on the GVT-g graphics virtualization technology have published their latest batch of Linux kernel driver changes.

Fedora and Red Hat: Fedora Atomic, Fedora 29, *GPL and Openwashing ('Open Organization')

  • Fedora Atomic Workstation To Be Renamed Fedora Silverblue
    - Back in early May was the announcement of the Silverblue project as an evolution of Fedora Atomic Workstation and trying to get this atomic OS into shape by Fedora 30. Beginning with Fedora 29, the plan is to officially rename Fedora Atomic Workstation to Fedora Silverblue. Silverblue isn't just a placeholder name, but they are moving ahead with the re-branding initiative around it. The latest Fedora 29 change proposal is to officially change the name of "Fedora Atomic Workstation" to "Fedora Silverblue".
  • Fedora 29 Will Cater i686 Package Builds For x86_64, Hide GRUB On Boot
    The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) approved on Friday more of the proposed features for this fall's release of Fedora 29, including two of the more controversial proposals.
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    Starting today, Red Hat announced that "all new Red Hat-initiated open source projects that opt to use GPLv2 or LGPLv2.1 will be expected to supplement the license with the cure commitment language of GPLv3". The announcement notes that this development is the latest in "an ongoing initiative within the open source community to promote predictability and stability in enforcement of GPL-family licenses".
  • Red Hat Launches Process Automation Manager 7, Brackets Editor Releases Version 1.13, Qt Announces New Patch Release and More
    Red Hat today launched Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7, which is "a comprehensive, cloud-native platform for developing business automation services and process-centric applications across hybrid cloud environments". This new release expands some key capabilities including cloud native application development, dynamic case management and low-code user experience. You can learn more and get started here.
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Server Domination by GNU/Linux

  • Security and Performance Help Mainframes Stand the Test of Time
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  • HPE announces world's largest ARM-based supercomputer
    The race to exascale speed is getting a little more interesting with the introduction of HPE's Astra -- what will be the world's largest ARM-based supercomputer. HPE is building Astra for Sandia National Laboratories and the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The NNSA will use the supercomputer to run advanced modeling and simulation workloads for things like national security, energy, science and health care.