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Gamer Completes Quake Under 1 Hour @ 100%

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Gaming A gamer completed the original Quake title for the PC in just over 52 minutes, killing off all enemies and discovering all secret areas.

Debian contributors to thank

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  • 16 Debian contributors that you can thank
  • How to install build-essential in Debian

tune-up your Ubuntu

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  • Easy steps to tune-up your Ubuntu / Kubuntu Linux System
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 218

How many Fedora-based distros

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  • Fedora: How many Fedora-based distros are there?
  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) EVP, CFO Charles E Jr Peters Sells 22,364 Shares
  • Is Red Hat Ready to Rebound?
  • Windows 7 fails to power down idle disks, Fedora 14 works
  • More Yum Plugins: Security and Package Priority

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 386

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Learning About NetBSD 5.1
  • Statistics: DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking statistics in 2009 and 2010
  • Questions and answers: Online Linux resources
  • Released last week: Puppy Linux 5.0 "Wary", Parted Magic 5.8, SystemRescueCd 2.0.0, Linux Deepin 10.12
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 8.2-RC2

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

A tip for software companies.

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Linux It amazes me that so many times people who are in charge of large and small software companies make dumb decisions. They get nice salaries but often make decisions that come back and bite them later on. One good strategy for any large or small company that is lagging behind on the Windows or Mac OS market is to create software for GNU/Linux.

Why I am still supporting Free Software?

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handypenguin.blogspot: Today I was debating with a friend the relevance of Free Software, he pointed that at the current development rate is very unlikely that Linux (most common Free Software subject) will have a significant end users market share in 50 years.

Meet the SmartBook: Tablet, netbook, MID and more in one.

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Hardware Always Innovating’s new Smart Book device is so much of everything that’s it’s almost hard to describe.

A holiday miracle, thanks to PhotoRec

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Software Yesterday I sat down at my Linux computer to transfer some rather special New Year’s Eve photos from my new camera. I can’t say for sure exactly what happened,

Free Software: the road to a Universal bundle, a powerful app store, and world domination

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OSS Apple is doing it again: they are releasing an app store for OS X on the 6th of January. Just like the iPhone app store, and the Android app store, this is going to be a hit: the OS X ecosystem will get a giant boost from it, and we are left — once again — with a lot to learn.

The differences between Linux IO Schedulers

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Linux The Linux kernel input/output scheduler (IO Schedulers) controls the way the kernel handles read/write to disks. Different I/O schedulers may have different impact on certain workloads. Here are the list of available Linux I/O schedulers:

Linux Mint vs

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  • Linux Mint vs Pinguy OS Review
  • Mint vs. LMDE: Sudden weight gain

Evangelistic Linux

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Linux Step right up! Step right up! Come one, come all. I am reverend Locutus and the Linux train is about to take off. If you are not on board then you will be left behind in the boon docks. For those of you who are still with us then welcome to the LINUX SAVES show.

openSUSE finished 2010 big

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SUSE October, the openSUSE community has been extremely active. New projects announced there have had progress, others have emerged.

Linux and open source prognostications for 2011

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OSS Happy new year to everyone! It’s that time again, when every media-type with a keyboard and a sense they “know” what’s coming ’round the bend starts making their predictions for the upcoming year.

Is Netflix a Friend or Foe to FOSS?

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OSS Well it's 2011 at last, and those of us here in the FOSS community have a great deal to look forward to this year. But what about Netflix?

Sandy Bridge is the biggest disapointment of the year

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Hardware If you try to use Sandy Bridge under Linux, it is simply broken. We tried to test an Intel DH67BL (Bearup Lake) with 2GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3, an Intel 32GB SLC SSD, and a ThermalTake Toughpower 550W PSU.

Ubuntu and the price of Unity

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  • Ubuntu and the price of Unity
  • Ubuntu’s fundamental flaw: Frozen full-screen apps
  • Bacon: Thinking About Ubuntu And 2011

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Ubuntu 10.10: Change grub menu timeout
  • KStars with experimental OpenGL support in RC2
  • How to install Linux Mint Debian Edition on an encrypted LVM
  • Fedora 14 - How to make Samsung Fn Brightness buttons work
  • How to upgrade Salix from 13 to 13.1
  • LibreOffice Ubuntu PPA makes installation easy
  • How to find out the various manpage sections to which a command belongs
  • Tar Tricks on Linux
  • Report on the Tel Aviv Perl Mongers Meeting
  • VLC Shares: Watch HD Videos from Your Wii and Android Phone
  • Using Case in Variables in Bash Shell Scripts
  • Use dpkg to find what's created at install
  • Falling Snow/Leaves/Objects on Ubuntu Background
  • Grep This!
  • Install Gnome Color Chooser On Ubuntu
  • How to clear or drop the cache buffer pages from Linux memory
  • How to Import KeePassX Password to LastPass (And Vice-versa)
  • Multiple Concurrent Linux Distributions
  • Pardus Linux 2011 RC Overview/Review (Video)

Xfce 4.8pre3 Released

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Software Today we are pleased to announce the third and hopefully final preview release of Xfce 4.8 which is set to be pushed out to the public on January 16th, 2011. Compared to Xfce 4.8pre2 this release mostly features translation updates and bug fixes.

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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.