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Slackware 12.2: Still not for me.

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Slack

techiemoe.com: Those of you who've read them know I'm not a fan, and a lot of people don't like that. Nevertheless, with each new version I hope that this one will be the one I can actually use. I admit there's a kind of geeky cool that comes from running Slackware.

ferm: a straightforward firewall configuration tool

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Grumble… a postgresql server on an old Sun workstation isn’t visible to another old Sun workstation which (in theory…) is storing data on the postgresql server. The culprit was a misconfigured firewall.

“More Linux Distributions” Isn’t Necessarily the Answer

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Linux

jonathancarter.co.za: AJ Venter writes that we need more, not less Linux distributions. I’m not convinced that we need more distributions. More distributions would result in huge duplication of work:

Intel Atom On Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuSE, Mandriva

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: Back in September we looked at the Intel Atom performance on a few Linux distributions using the ASUS Eee PC 901, but now with new stable releases of some of the most popular distributions out in the wild, we've decided to re-conduct these tests. We are using a slightly different Atom-based system this time and we are comparing the performance on Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 10, Mandriva 2008, and OpenSuSE 11.1.

Flock - The Ultimate Student Browser

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Software

makeuseof.com: I’m using Flock as my main browser. However for most of you, Firefox will be your choice. The reason I would recommend using Flock over Firefox to create the ultimate student research browser is the number of built in functionalities which really is quite useful for a student.

Also: Install Flock in Ubuntu

Benchmarks: gtk+ engines

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Software

gentoo.org/developers/nightmorph: Here are some fast and dirty benchmarks of various gtk+ engines installed on my system, using app-benchmarks/gtkperf-0.40.

How To Help A Newbie

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I was once a newbie to Linux. That was several years ago now, but I remember the feeling of using it for the first time. Unfortunately, many newbies open that door and it gets slammed in their face. I have seen first hand how newbies and experienced users work together.

Also: Linux. There Are No Stupid Questions.
And: Ubuntu users.

Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an Ubuntu 8.10 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).

Interview with Samba's Jeremy Allison

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Interviews

techradar.com: Jeremy Allison's contributions to the free software world are legion, and yet the project he's best known for continues to be Samba. Linux Format magazine asked him about KDE, NAS, LSB, DCs and other acronyms, and now his answers are here for your TLA titillation…

Happy holidays from KDE

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KDE

wadejolson.wordpress: I actually had some free time tonight, and that means holiday wallpapers for you, gentle reader. Four 1920×1200 wallpapers and one 1600×1200 one.

Lets drive your car in Linux

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Gaming

linuxmini.info: Here are three racing games for Linux. Want realistic racing? Then you need to try VDrift. If you want a powerful racing game, look no further than TORCS. If arcade-style racing is your style, give Trigger a try.

Ubuntu’s biggest threat

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Linux

rafavargas.wordpress: Yesterday, I installed Skype for Linux in Ubuntu. It was very easy. I just had to download a .deb package file and double-click it. I was prompted my password (my account is in sudoers file) and voilà. Some people might say this is okay, but I think this is WRONG!

The 2008 State of My Linux Address

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Linux

meandubuntu.wordpress: Hooray! This is the one-year anniversary of my adoption of Ubuntu! And that’s a good as an excuse as any for me to indulge in a bit of reflection and pontification.

Having trouble with your wireless internet connexion? Try Wicd

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Linux

The Gnome Network Manager is really buggy and a lot of people are having trouble configuring the network connexion and getting it to work. That’s when i found out about Wicd, an alternative for the gnome Network Manager.

Nautilus and Light Windowmanagers

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Linux

Interesting article explaining how to run Nautilus inside light windowmanagers such as Fluxbox.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Customize a fresh Ubuntu Desktop

  • 2 of CNET's Best Cell Phones of 2008 Run on Linux
  • Introducing KDE 4... on Windows
  • Paalam Kubuntu
  • Famous Awk One-Liners Explained, Part II
  • Install Fedora Cursor Theme in Ubuntu
  • Desktop with screenlets
  • ‘I develop for myself’, trolls, criticism
  • Firefox: Most Risky App to Businesses in New Study
  • Thank God Ubuntu comes as Live CD
  • The F Word Still Remains - More Linux Humor
  • Ubuntu World of Warcraft Desktop Panel on top
  • Configure Your Own FTP Server In Linux
  • Deploying ActiveMQ on Ubuntu 8.10
  • Circular Application Menu for Ubuntu
  • A day with RMS
  • Teaching Teachers About Linux
  • Ubuntu vs XP
  • Safely Remove USB Device in Ubuntu with Ejecter
  • Sabayon 4: 8 good reasons to not use KDE 4.1 by default

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 50

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #50 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Pre-order openSUSE 11.1, Wanted: Tester from SUSE Studio, and Password Protect for GRUB.

NVIDIA 180.16 Beta Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: It was just eleven days ago that NVIDIA had released the 180.11 Beta Linux Driver, but in the wee hours of Saturday morning NVIDIA has pushed out a new beta driver. This driver contains a few fixes, support for new GPUs, and an updated implementation of the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix.

The Ideal Xmas Gift: Mandriva Flash 2009

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MDV

news.softpedia.com: Now here's a special Christmas present for all of you Linux enthusiasts out there, as Mandriva just launched a new version of its portable USB Mandriva Flash Drive.

playonlinux - Play Windows Games on Linux

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Gaming

ubuntu-snippets.blogspot: playonlinux seems to be similar to cedega except that playonlinux is open-source and free. playonlinux almost support 11 Linux distros. Although there is no package for Ubuntu Intrepid but adding Ubuntu Hardy sources file to my intrepid seems to be working fine.

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Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.