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Spotlight on Linux: VectorLinux 6.0

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: VectorLinux is one distribution that seems to hum along under most users' radar. This is a mistake because Vector has many of the characteristics that make Linux great while adding some that has often been heralded by competitors as not existing except with larger commercial distributions.

The Kno Textbook Tablet Preview

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Hardware
Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: Almost every new tablet that has emerged in the iPad-dominated market has essentially been a direct competitor to the iPad, offering little, if any, basic usability advantages. It is for that reason that the Kno tablet stands out.

How You Know When It’s Time to Switch to Linux

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Linux

pcworld.com: It's easy to be content with your computer installation as long as it keeps doing what you want it to without too much trouble. When frequent problems arise, however, it's hard to remain faithful for long.

The Real Future of Linux and FOSS (Is Not Shiny Toys)

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Linux
OSS

linuxplanet.com: There is a word that is to me as a pebble in a shoe, as fingernails on a blackboard, and that is the word consumer. Consumer is a perfectly good word that has become incurably tainted. What does this have to do with Linux and FOSS? Everything.

Browsers 2010: The Year in Review

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Software
Moz/FF

internetnews.com: The past year was one of the busiest in recent memory for browser developers, with multiple releases and innovations from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Opera.

The Big Presentation: The Familiar, the Frustrating and the Flashy

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Software

linuxinsider.com: The world of Linux includes several options for users who need to create slide presentations in the style of Microsoft PowerPoint.

Pinguy OS 10.10.1

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I have had mixed feelings about Pinguy OS since I first heard of it. I am really not interested in trying out "Yet Another Ubuntu Derivative" every time one comes along, so my tolerance level for ignoring what I consider "background noise" is set fairly high. With Ubuntu themselves wandering off in some rather strange directions, and some free time over the holidays, I decided to take a look.

Cuba sets to migrate to free, open-source software

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Linux
OSS

xinhuanet.com: Cuba has set a strategic goal in 2011 to migrate most of its computers to open-source software, a move designed to strengthen the country's technological security and sovereignty.

10 Instant Messaging Clients for Linux

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Reviews

aMSN is a powerful, highly configurable and feature-rich client for the WLM (formerly known as MSN) protocol with support for skins, plugins, system tray integration, webcam, tabbed chat windows, multi-accounts, offline messaging, chat history, display picture and many, many more. The configuration options are abundant via the Account->Preferences menu.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Is Linux dead on the desktop?
  • World of Padman 1.5
  • Schools Prefer Not To Scrap Working PCs
  • Can an old PC be saved by Linux? Yes, but
  • Coding styles comparison in the Open Source Software world
  • Ettercap Troubles on SourceForge
  • Red Hat goes after Windows server market share
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.9: urgent update for single-sourceslist users
  • Linux Mint News Update
  • Microsoft: Novell is toast and the patent Juggernaut rolls on

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Desktop, Create Custom New Tab Page In Firefox
  • How to build your own router
  • gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
  • Appnr - Web-based ubuntu package browser
  • Switch Between Tab Groups in Firefox with a Keyboard Shortcut
  • Create & Use A USB Ubuntu Linux Boot Jump Drive
  • The best way to dual boot Linux and Windows
  • A Guide to Wine on Ubuntu for Beginners
  • Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian Edition
  • Securing Apache—Part 4
  • Systemclean- A nautilus script to clean your system from unnecessary files
  • Tips and Tricks for the Python Interpreter
  • Integrate Thunderbird In The Ubuntu Messaging Menu [PPA]
  • How to add gbr files to gimp in windows...
  • Replace Default Scrollbar Buttons For Mint-X-Metal Theme

PCLOS 64-Bit Suffers Delays, but Still Coming

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PCLOS

ostatic.com: A long anticipated 64-bit version of PCLOS was reported to be in development this past November. And as 2010 draws to a close, some wonder what is its current status.

Swiched to Fedora

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KDE
Linux

omat.nl: Yesterday I was so annoyed by my computer that I burned a cd with Fedora and installed it. I also had a 1,5TB disk waiting to be inserted, combining that made the switch pretty easy.

Linux for the rest of us?

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Ubuntu

firstarkansasnews.net: Back in the late 1990s, people were touting Linux as the “next big thing.” Think back to 1998 when an internal memo released by Microsoft about the “Linux threat” was leaked to the public. It appeared that Linux might be on the verge of seriously challenging Microsoft’s dominance in the marketplace.

More details emerge on ‘mystery’ Ubuntu tablet

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Hardware
Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: More information has surfaced on the new Ubuntu-powered tablet device we wrote about last week.

Finally a Download Accelerator for Linux that Works with Chromium

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Software

ubuntuvibes.com: There are not many download accelerators for Linux that integrate well with web browsers and have support for downloading links right from the browser. Command line tools like Axel download accelerator and Aria2 are available for Linux but then you have to download links by copy/pasting them into terminal or in a GUI for it.

Red Hat reasserts itself in Thailand

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Linux

bangkokpost.com: Seeing the growth potential of cloud computing in the Asia-Pacific region, Red Hat is promoting its open source software to universities and reasserting its presence in Thailand for the first time in three years.

Opera 11 Takes On IE, Safari, Chrome

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Software

eweek.com: Opera 11 shipped Dec. 16 with new extensions, tab stacking and visual navigation aids that put the web browser on a competitive footing with Microsoft's IE. The features add productivity and conveninece to the Opera experience and could be compelling advantage.

Will Intel's Sandy Bridge & P67 Play Well With Linux?

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Next week Intel is set to roll out their much-anticipated "Sandy Bridge" CPUs during the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. With these 32nm, LGA-1155 next-generation Intel Core processors will also come the Intel P67 Chipset on a whole selection of new motherboards at launch like the ECS P67H2-A2 and ASRock P67 Pro3. How well though will Intel's newest hardware play with Linux?

Open Source Languages in 2010: Developer Year in Review

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Software

developer.com: 2010 was a busy year for open source programming languages, with major new releases and upheavals that will shape the development landscape for years to come.

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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.