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PCLinuxOS 2010 beta - fantastic!

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PCLOS

opensuse.org: I recently put a brand new desktop system together in order to get better performance with some of the FPS games I like to play. Of course the first thing I did was install openSUSE 11.2. After installing and re-installing many different versions of openSUSE, I just decided to accept the fact that my machine was too new. Then yesterday I stumbled into PCLinuxOS.

Valve mum On Steam for Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: Back in 2007 we reported on Valve looking for a senior software engineer to port their Windows-base games to Linux, then in 2008 we said the Source Engine would be coming to Linux based upon our sources. This week Valve finally announced Mac OS X support for Steam and the Source Engine.

Why Ubuntu is Better Than Windows

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Ubuntu
  • Why (I think) Ubuntu is Better Than Windows
  • Canonical's design team responds to theme criticisms
  • Time For Ubuntu to Fork Evolution
  • New Ubiquity slide-show for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
  • Using testdrive to save time on testing

Banshee 1.5.5 Released With Grid View, YouTube Plugin And Gapless Playback

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Linux

Like we told you a few days ago, Banshee 1.5.5 (aka 1.6 RC1) got a very nice new YouTube extension but the new version also brings some other new features like Grid View and Gapeless Playback.

What is it with the “dist-upgrade” option of apt-get?

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Software

ghacks.net: There has always been a bit of confusion when people learn they can do a full upgrade of their distribution from the command line.

Health Check: Mandriva

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MDV

h-online.com: Mandriva began life in July 1998 as Linux Mandrake in France in Gael Duval's bedroom after he ported a KDE 1.0 desktop onto Red Hat Linux 5.1, uploaded the result onto two FTP servers, went away on holiday, and came back to find that he had a popular and successful Linux distribution on his hands.

Virtual Linux

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Linux

earthweb.com: The definition of virtual Linux is as fluid as the Linux platform itself. For the desktop user, virtual Linux translates into being able to use Linux without changing their existing operating system. For those working with servers however, virtual Linux can mean something very different altogether.

Meet Ubuntu Linux's new CEO (Q&A)

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Interviews
Ubuntu

news.cnet.com: Jane Silber has been chief executive of Canonical for 11 days. But she's no outsider swooping in to take over Ubuntu Linux's corporate sponsor. She joined Canonical in June 2004, two months after previous CEO Mark Shuttleworth founded the company.

Firefox 3.6.2 Coming March 30th - Where is 3.6.1?

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Moz/FF

blog.internetnews.com: From the 'What Happened to Firefox 3.6.1?' files: No, that's not a typo. Mozilla is currently scheduled to release its next open source Firefox browser version 3.6.2 on March 30th.

Linux: Big With the Bulge Brackets

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Linux

securitiesindustry.com: The open-source software Linux has become by far the most-widely used operating system among the largest firms on Wall Street, according to a presentation made Thursday by Tabb Group analyst Kevin McPartland.

Virtualization With VirtualBox 3.1.x On A Headless Fedora 12 Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless Fedora 12 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

HP Elite 7000 Microtower review

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Hardware
SUSE

linuxuser.co.uk: In an age when Linux has become a powerful platform for development work, graphics processing and video production, it’s a welcome relief to see a mid-range system built for people who may or may not have experience with Linux.

Linux Mint team member Mats Geier passes

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Obits

linuxmint.com/blog: I don’t really know how to say this. Our friend and fellow team member Mats Geier passed away. Some of us have been working with him for 3 years now. Husse and I were in contact almost every day and I find it really hard to cope with his loss. I’m sure many people in the community will be deeply touched.

Fedora 13’s Artwork – Need Your Help for F13 Beta!

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Linux

mairin.wordpress.com: So now that Fedora 13 Alpha is out…. have you given it a try? What do you think about the wallpaper? We want to hear your feedback, because there isn’t actually that much time to update the wallpaper for beta.

Why You Don’t Need Anti-Virus Software For Linux

davestechsupport.com/blog: I was just browsing Ubuntu Forums recently and someone wanted to get a second opinion to see if it were indeed true that Linux doesn’t need anti-virus software. I humbly obliged them with my own answer on the matter:

Fav Browser

Firefox
54% (1142 votes)
Konqueror
3% (63 votes)
Opera
14% (288 votes)
Safari
1% (25 votes)
Chrome
13% (286 votes)
IE
1% (21 votes)
Flock
0% (5 votes)
Other
14% (303 votes)
Total votes: 2133

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A quick look at some new features in Banshee 1.5.5
  • A Year of Quake Live
  • Google's Slow March Toward World Domination
  • Multi Tail – Multi Tail!
  • Turn your old computer into a music server with VortexBox Linux
  • What CPAN Doesn't Do
  • PCLinuxOS 2010 Beta 1
  • All Hail Our Benevolent Corporate Overlords
  • The MicroShills Are At It Again
  • The Linux Foundation Store: Linux gets silly
  • Updating the Mozilla Public License
  • Linux struggles to make a dent in desktop
  • IMDbPY projects IMDb.com data onto your screen
  • Microsoft's Internet Driving Licence: stupid, unworkable and unenforceable
  • Mozilla refreshes its open-source backbone
  • And the winner of the Novell sweepstakes is...Microsoft?
  • Peering at Paldo 1.21
  • City of Athens using Drupal
  • A Bright Future for Drizzle
  • Dominions 3: The Awakening v3.24 Released
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 135 - Darktable

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • AWK Arrays Explained with Examples
  • Rescue that infected Windows machine with Trinity Rescue
  • msrp, a useful addition to your toolbox
  • Sync your iPhone Music Libary With Rhythmbox in Ubuntu
  • Two front ends for Clamav
  • SSH Warning: “Remote host identification has changed
  • How to enable Facebook Chat in Pidgin

Selecting an Open Source Operating System

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Linux

networkworld.com: There's a large selection of free and open source (FOSS) operating systems available these days, and choosing the right one for any given circumstance can be quite a challenge. This article outlines the key factors.

Saving Money with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Saving Money with Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Gets New Logout Dialogues
  • Canonical speaks to the 'commercial' debate
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Security: DHS on Potential Voting Machines Cracking, Joomla Patches Critical Flaw

  • DHS tells 21 states they were Russia hacking targets before 2016 election
  • 1. WikiLeaks, Russian edition: how it’s being viewed
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OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

Today in Techrights

Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.