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Story Mozilla News Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 11:32am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 11:30am
Story Fedora 23 Alpha, Mint 17.2 KDE, and Tumbleweed Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 8:26am
Story Second Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 Stable Version Now Ready for Raspberry Pi 2 Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 8:25am
Story Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 8:22am
Story Celebrate Ubuntu Touch's New Film Scope and Win an Ubuntu Phone Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 8:19am
Story Fedora 23 Alpha Approved for August 11, Final Version to Arrive on October 27 Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 8:17am
Story BQ Aquaris E45 Ubuntu Edition review Roy Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 8:12am
Story New GTK+ 3.18 Milestone Re-Implements Copy/Paste Across Multiple Screens Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 7:56am
Story FreeBSD 10.2 RC3 Is Out for Testing, Final Release Arrives on August 31 Rianne Schestowitz 08/08/2015 - 7:55am

Lightspark VS Flash: Benchmarked

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Software The team behind open-source Flash alternative LightSpark pushed out a new bug-fix release a few days ago. Seeing as we're a few releases in, I felt now was a prime time to see just how well LightSpark performs against its proprietary counterpart -

Purpose-built: Five specialised Linux distributions

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Linux We’ve all heard of Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Fedora and Mandriva. But how about RIP, Damn Vulnerable and Zeroshell Linux? Here are five specialised Linux versions worth bookmarking.

The Amnesia Game Gets Ready For A Linux Release

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Gaming For those trying to find a new Linux game that offers good graphics while not being a first person shooter with little to no plot -- as is the case for a majority of the commercial and open-source games available for Linux -- the Amnesia: The Dark Descent game is expected to be released next month.

Digg, dug, buried: Linux

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blogs.computerworld: A liberal blogger has uncovered that a "group of influential conservative members of the behemoth social media site has just been caught red-handed in a widespread campaign of censorship, having multiple accounts, up-vote padding, and deliberately trying to ban progressives."

Mandriva 2010.1

This Is Your Brain on Linux Desktop

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Linux Take Linux Desktop for a spin. Find an old computer around your house. Don't have an old computer? Bet you have friends who do. Wipe the Windows clean. Install Ubuntu, or Mandriva, or any of a gazillion more distros. Put your brain on Linux Desktop. It will thank you.

Build a Linux Media Center PC

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Software Media Center PCs have been around for almost a decade—even longer if you count earlier forays like Gateway's Destination PC lineup from the mid-1990s. It's not just about PCs, either.

Linux big in SA

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Linux Windows may still be the dominant operating system but in South Africa Linux has a good showing

Private browsing modes in four biggest browsers often fail

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Moz/FF Features in the four major browsers designed to cloak users' browser history often don't work as billed, according to a research paper that warns that users may get a false sense of security when using the built-in privacy settings.

High availability with the Linux Distributed Replicated Block Device

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Learn you can get High-availability storage with Linux and DRBD

today's leftovers:

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  • Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04: Dual Boot vs Wubi vs Virtualization
  • Xiphos: Free Software Bible Study
  • Debian Linux on cheap MIPS mini netbook
  • GNOME Shell - Ambiance Theme
  • GHCA’s Computer Lab Running Gentoo Linux
  • DebConf 10: Day 3
  • FCC chief says supports open Internet
  • Upgraded to openSUSE 11.3
  • Liquidware Announces Open Source Scientific Calculator
  • I hate Git
  • The Linux 2.6.36 Kernel Will Have Some Fun DRM
  • Open source, the demo-meritocracy
  • You Wave "Good-bye" and I Wave "Hello"
  • Spicebird: A Modern Thunderbird Remix
  • GNOME 2.31.6 Release Arrives GTK3-Free
  • More Than 1 in 10 Mozilla Bug Finders Turn Down Cash
  • What Canonical ought to do

some howtos:

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  • Get a Dynamic Interplanetary Background with Xplanet
  • Faster OpenOffice
  • Create Launcher on Ubuntu Desktop Link to A Special WebSite
  • Manage Google Calendar From Command Line onto Desktop
  • view Textual information embedded in an executable file
  • Easily browse your activity with GNOME Activity Journal
  • Linux DNS server BIND configuration
  • Adding Chapters to Videos Using MKV Containers
  • Create LVM Using vgcreate, lvcreate, and lvextend lvm2 Commands
  • Persistent SSH
  • Power Management with cpufrequtils
  • CPU scaling governors and you
  • Get VMware Workstation 7.1 to work with Linux 2.6.35
  • Top 15 GIMP Tutorials From Around The Web
  • Linux Filesystem Benchmark using Blogbench

f.lux For Linux Now Sports A Simple GUI

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Software There’s nothing new about f.lux, a piece of software designed to make nighttime computer usage easier on your eyes. There isn’t even, in theory, anything new about flux in the Linux world. What is new is the GUI for f.lux.

8 Best Linux Terminal Emulators You May Have Never Heard Of

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Software Since majority of popular Linux distributions utilizes either KDE or GNOME desktop environment, you may have only used terminal emulators such as Konsole, GNOME Terminal, and xterm. But did you know that there are capable and unique terminal emulators for Linux other than those I've mentioned?

Linux Mint 9 KDE (Isadora)

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Linux This release includes KDE Plasma Desktop 4.4 and Linux Kernel 2.3.2. The Linux Mint developers did a great job with this release. KDE users should be very happy indeed with Linux Mint 9 KDE.

Jolicloud 1.0 Review

  • Jolicloud 1.0 Review (Ubuntu Based Netbook OS)
  • visual tour of Jolicloud 1.0

Building a better netbook

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Ubuntu The NB30, built around the low-power 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 system-on-a-chip (SoC) with integrated memory controller and graphics core with 1GB RAM, is pretty inexpensive at $379. But what did Samsung do? It decided the device should ship with Windows 7. So, what could improve on this situation?

(More) Distraction-free writing tools

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Software Distractions. They’re everywhere. Believe it or not, one of the biggest sources of distractions is your computer desktop. For a writer, distractions are not only annoying they also put a huge dent in your productivity.

Linux Outlaws 161

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  • Linux Outlaws 161 - The Operating System is Called Windows
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode: 365 08-04-10
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 14
  • Going Linux Aug 05: #110
  • Linux Basement Episode 59 - Minty Freshness
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-08-04

where did all the Linux netbooks go?

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Hardware Mr. Telic holds out the netbook market as the counter to my theory that Linux is doing pretty crappily in the traditional operating system ‘market’. On the face of it, hey, that’s a pretty strong argument.

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FATHOM releases Crystallon

  • FATHOM releases Crystallon, an open-source software for lattice-based design
    Lattice structures are integral to 3D printed designs, and Aaron Porterfield, an industrial designer at additive manufacturing service bureau FATHOM, has developed Crystallon, an open source project for shaping them into structures.
  • FATHOM Introduces Open Source Software Project for Generating 3D Lattice Structures
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Kernel and Graphics: Machine Learning, Mesa, Wayland/Mir, AMDGPU

  • AI-Powered / Machine Learning Linux Performance Tuning Is Now A Thing
    A year and a half ago I wrote about a start-up working on dynamically-tuned, self-optimizing Linux servers. That company is now known as Concertio and they just launched their "AI powered" toolkit for IT administrators and performance engineers to optimize their server performance. Concertio Optimizer Studio is their product making use of machine learning that aims to optimize Linux systems with Intel CPUs for peak performance by scoping out the impact of hundreds of different tunables for trying to deliver an optimal configuration package for that workload on that hardware.
  • Pengutronix Gets Open-Source 3D Working On MX8M/GC7000 Hardware
    We've known that Pengutronix developers had been working on i.MX8M / GC7000 graphics support within their Etnaviv open-source driver stack from initial patches posted in January. Those patches back at the start of the year were for the DRM kernel driver, but it turns out they have already got basic 3D acceleration working.
  • SDL Now Disables Mir By Default In Favor Of Wayland Compatibility
    With Mir focusing on Wayland compatibility now, toolkits and other software making direct use of Mir's APIs can begin making use of any existing Wayland back-end instead. GTK4 drops the Mir back-end since the same can be achieved with the Wayland compatibility and now SDL is now making a similar move.
  • Mesa 18.1 Receives OpenGL 3.1 With ARB_compatibility For Gallium3D Drivers
    Going back to last October, Marek of AMD's open-source driver team has been working on ARB_compatibility support for Mesa with a focus on RadeonSI/Gallium3D. Today that work was finally merged. The ARB_compatibility support allows use of deprecated/removed features of OpenGL by newer versions of the specification. ARB_compatibility is particularly useful for OpenGL workstation users where there are many applications notorious for relying upon compatibility contexts / deprecated GL functionality. But ARB_compatibility is also used by a handful of Linux games too.
  • AMDGPU In Linux 4.17 Exposes WattMan Features, GPU Voltage/Power Via Hwmon
    AMD's Alex Deucher today sent in the first pull request to DRM-Next of AMDGPU (and Radeon) DRM driver feature material that will in turn be merged with the Linux 4.17 kernel down the road. There's some fun features for AMDGPU users coming with this next kernel! First up, Linux is finally getting some WattMan-like functionality after it's been available via the Windows Radeon Software driver since 2016. WattMan allows for more fine-tuning of GPU clocks, voltages, and more for trying to maximize the power efficiency. See the aforelinked article for details but currently without any GUI panel for tweaking all of the driver tunables, this WattMan-like support needs to be toggled from the command-line.

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