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nvidia, opengl, compositing: play nice!

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Software

nthrbldyblg.blogspot: I was pleased to see this in the ChangeLog for the nvidia drivers 256.53: "Fixed a bug that caused extremely slow rendering of OpenGL applications on X screens other than screen 0 when using a compositing manager."

Eight Bogus Beliefs of the Linux Community

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Every now and then, it's good to take a step back - all the way back, away from the glowing screens, away from the terminal emulators, all the way to the forest.

Launching the Revolution: Kickoff's redesign ideas

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Software
SUSE

anditosan.blogspot: The launcher menu paradox has almost been around ever since graphical environments were created. It is time for a revolution, a change. The first thing that we need to do in order to change the start menu is to understand it.

10 reasons to make KDE 4.5 your desktop of choice

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KDE

blogs.techrepublic.com: Despite a rocky start, KDE 4 has come out on top. Jack Wallen offers a stellar review of the vastly improved KDE 4.5.

emelFM2: Another fast file manager

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Software

ghacks.net: Today I’m going to take a look at another lightweight Linux file manager called emelFM2. This particular file manager will pull at the heart-strings of old school Linux and UNIX users because it is based on the old Norton Commander file manager.

EXT4 & Btrfs Regressions In Linux 2.6.36

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Linux

phoronix.com: Recently when benchmarking the Btrfs and EXT4 file-systems we were left surprised that the performance of the next-generation Btrfs file-system had regressed against EXT4 to the point where the evolutionary file-system is measurably faster in a greater number of disk benchmarks.

Also: Videos from LinuxCon and end to maintenance of 2.4 and 2.6.27

How Ubuntu is Made

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Ubuntu
  • How Ubuntu is Made
  • A Quick Look at Lubuntu 10.04
  • How Ubuntu Plays Nicely With Others: The Sponsorship Process

Why we are here

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Linux

lateral.netmanagers.com.ar: Yesterday the government of Argentina announced that they are giving way 3 million netbooks to students with the option of Windows 7 or Ubuntu. There was, of course, the typical reaction from the FLOSS side:

Spotlight on Linux: Zenwalk Linux 6.4 "Live"

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Zenwalk Linux is a Slackware based distribution introduced in early 2004 that aims to be fast, easy, modern. Zenwalk tends to have a very loyal user-base in addition to leaving most distro hoppers and reviewers impressed. Most agree with Zenwalk's latest tagline: It just works.

Survival horror "Amnesia: The Dark Descent" is Released

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Gaming

frictionalgames.com: We at Frictional Games are happy to announce that Amnesia: The Dark Descent is now available for instant download!

The 6 dimensions of Open Source

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OSS

fnords.wordpress: Why do people choose to participate in Open Source ? It’s always a mix of various reasons, so let’s try to explore and classify them.

Linux Stability - An oxymoron once reserved for Windows

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Linux

fewt.com: I remember a time when Linux was rock solid, and Windows computers couldn't stay running no matter what you did to try and make them stable. Boy things sure have come full circle.

Zorin 3 - A great distro for newbies

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Several readers contacted me, urging me to review Zorin. My interest piqued, I set about the lanes of Google, searching for more information. Zorin aims to be a simple, friendly operating system for Linux newbies.

A Look at KDE Desktop Effects

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KDE

maketecheasier.com: KDE’s visual effects for windows and menus technically dates back to KDE 3. With the coming of KDE 4, the number of effects has multiplied, and KWin (KDE’s window manager) is now on par with Compiz.

Linux Mint Debian review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Linux Mint Debian is the latest addition to Mint’s suite of Linux desktops. Mint has long promoted itself as a distribution based on Ubuntu and Debian, a claim that I have long discounted as misleading.

The 1% “myth” is pretty accurate

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Linux

thepcspy.com: I recently read two posts throwing mud at the 1% statistic. Neither give evidence to show Linux at a higher level.

Mozilla fixes Firefox holes, curtails clickjacking

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: Mozilla released two new versions of its browser on Tuesday, Firefox 3.6.9 and Firefox 3.5.12, to close 10 critical security vulnerabilities.

Also: Mozilla: Now is the time for browser-based games

4 Linux and BSD Firewall/Router Projects pfsense and m0n0wall

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Linux
Software
BSD

linuxplanet.com: Here we'll look at four different firewall/router projects from the open source community:

Amnesia: TDD Ready

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Linux

Although I've not seen an official announcement yet, Amnesia: The Dark Descent is ready to download - at least for pre-orders.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Awesome Right Click Menu Alternative Mockup for Ubuntu
  • Asia not ready for key apps to go open source
  • PlayStation 3 software update breaks jailbreak
  • cross-distro default security protection review
  • Firefox 4 Beta With Faster Graphics and New Audio Capabilities
  • 5 Extensions To Add Calendar & Task Manager To Thunderbird 3
  • Opera 10.62 Release Candidate 2
  • Various Linux Distro Stickers
  • Package Management in Ubuntu Server
  • CAD software for Linux
  • GNU Debugger adds D language support
  • Back from the OOoCON, on to the next one
  • Screen capture tour of OpenSUSE 11.3 installation
  • Fedora conference in Switzerland next week
  • Well, There Is No i8xx Fix For Ubuntu 10.10
  • 30 Linux-related Twitter accounts
  • SparkleShare Shaping Up to be Slick FOSS Alternative to Dropbox
  • NVIDIA Puts Out A Major Beta Linux Driver Update
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