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A Linux Program To Overclock Your AMD CPUs

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Besides Linux drivers for gaming peripherals (like mice and other things) being an area where Linux tends to struggle compared to the level of support and functionality offered under Windows, enthusiast-oriented programs for being able to overclock your CPU and RAM is another area where Linux really provides no suitable alternatives.

Gaming is Alive and Well on Linux

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Gaming

linuxplanet.com: Gaming on the Linux platform is alive and well, thank you very much. In fact, there are more quality games available for Linux today than ever before.

Midori – The Little Browser that Just Might Surprise You

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Software

maketecheasier.com: You know all the web browsers, right? At least, all the REAL browsers. There’s Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, and of course Internet Explorer. It’s not likely any more little guys could join a game with players like that, right?

Why Windows Is Bad for Business

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Microsoft

pcworld.com: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is highly skilled at being "a little cocky" as he trumpets the global desktop dominance of his company's Windows operating system.

Linux as a mobile OS, much more than just Android

royal.pingdom.com: These days it seems like Android is on the lips of every tech geek out there, and it is arguably one of the most successful Linux-based products ever. But Android is not the only Linux-based mobile OS in town. Far from it.

Fedora 14 On Its Way

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Linux
  • Fedora 14 Well On Its Way to a Desktop Near You
  • Fedora 14 beta review
  • Option Pros Looking for a Big Move in Red Hat

Get More Out Of Your Home Wireless Setup With Open Source Apps

ostatic.com/blog: Want better performance out of your home Wi-Fi setup? Most of us are now so dependent on Wi-Fi around the house that we do want that, but not everybody realizes that there are open source tools that can help improve your wireless experience.

Simply Mepis 8.5 challenge: the first four days

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Linux

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: I decided that it was time for me to test SimplyMepis 8.5, so that I could have a closer impression of this efficient Linux distribution to write a non-technical review. As I promised, I have been running SimplyMepis consistently for four days now and these are my first findings:

My Search for the Best Audio Editing Software

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Software

thelinuxexperiment.com: Lately, I’ve been doing some audio recording. In addition to a couple of podcasts that I work on, I occasionally like to record my own musical compositions.

openSUSE Announces Second 11.4 Development Milestone

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Today, Thursday October 7, the openSUSE project announces Milestone 2 of openSUSE 11.4. Milestone 2 (M2) is the second of six periodic development snapshots of openSUSE 11.4 and includes updates to major components across the breadth of the distribution.

In Appreciation Of Pidgin

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Software

techiemoe.com: There was a time when instant messaging was dominated by two clients: AIM and ICQ. They both over the years developed feature creep, or feature bloat, becoming lumbering behemoths full of abilities well beyond the scope of Instant Messaging and in my opinion beyond the scope of sanity and usefulness.

Ubuntu 10.10 ‘Maverick Meerkat’ Is Now Official

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 ‘Maverick Meerkat’ Is Now Official
  • Ubuntu Linux upgraded for netbooks, desktops, and servers
  • Differences Between Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, etc.
  • Ubuntu 10.10 to feature Windows, iPhone & Android syncing...

GNOME and KDE 2011 Desktop Summit dates confirmed

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KDE
Software

h-online.com: The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. boards have announced that the 2011 Desktop Summit will take place in Berlin, German from the 6th to the 12th of August at the Humboldt University.

Setting Up An NFS Server And Client On Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on Ubuntu 10.04. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk.

Latest Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition makes cloud deployment easier than ever

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Linux

Canonical to sponsor users with free cloud time on Amazon EC2 to let users experience improvements for themselves

London, October 7, 2010: Canonical today announced the upcoming availability of Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition for download on Sunday, October 10 -- making it easier to configure, update and run both in development and deployment environments of public clouds.

Latest Ubuntu Version Puts Focus on Consumers and Mobile

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Linux

Ubuntu 10.10 adds features for desktop and netbook users

London, October 7, 2010: Canonical today announced the upcoming availability of Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop and Netbook Editions for download on Sunday, October 10.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • “We are more than 1%” initiative
  • Dropbox on Linux
  • Ubuntu One Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
  • Nouveau With Mesa 7.9 Is Better, But Still Slow
  • Refreshing the Firefox Search Bar
  • Two Top Tools for Cracking the PDF Nut
  • My new #! CrunchBang desktop
  • Tiny Core: Ultralight DIY distribution
  • Arch Linux 2010.05 [Review]
  • Linux dev platform takes on embedded multimedia UIs
  • University of Washington at Tacoma adopts Drupal
  • Teach.gov using Drupal
  • SFLS 0x2E & Free as in Freedom 0x00: Goodbye, and Ahoy Hoy!
  • Wanted: Acer Aspire 5551 seeks distro
  • Open Source Software Licenses

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Unix How-To: Nifty One-Liners
  • Trace and profile function calls with GCC
  • Make sudo forget your password
  • How to Configure Language Settings in KDE
  • Easiest GUI programming with KDIALOG
  • 12 Unique Blender Tutorials
  • Where to find global php.ini file in Debian
  • How to manage disk encryption passphrases and key slots
  • How to Remove the Fortune Message from the Command Line

Desktop Dominance Is Still Not the Holy Grail for Linux

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: n a post yesterday, I wondered whether current efforts by the Canonical community to woo Windows XP users over to the Ubuntu platform (now that Microsoft is ending support for XP) would succeed.

In two flavors: AntiX at 150Mhz, 32Mb

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: A long time ago I tried Feather Linux, came back to it a week ago, and found it just as useful even on a machine with considerably weaker guts. I have a similar experience to report … more or less … from AntiX.

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Trisquel 9.0 Development Plans and Trisquel 8.0 Release

  • Trisquel 9.0 development plans
    Just as we release Trisquel 8.0, the development of the next version begins! Following the naming suggestions thread I've picked Etiona, which sounds good and has the fewest search results. We currently do our development in a rented dedicated server in France, and although it is functional it has many performance and setup issues. It has 32 gigs of RAM, which may sound like plenty but stays below the sweet spot where you can create big enough ramdisks to compile large packages without having to ever write to disk during the build process, greatly improving performance. It also has only 8 cores and rather slow disks. The good news is that the FSF has generously decided to host a much larger dedicated build server for us, which will allow us to scale up operations. The new machine will have fast replicated disks, lots of RAM and two 12 core CPUs. Along with renewing the hardware, we need to revamp the software build infrastructure. Currently the development server runs a GitLab instance, Jenkins and pbuilder-based build jails. This combination was a big improvement from the custom made scripts of early releases, but it has some downsides that have been removed by sbuild. Sbuild is lighter and faster and has better crash recovery and reporting.
  • Trisquel 8.0 LTS Flidas
    Trisquel 8.0, codename "Flidas" is finally here! This release will be supported with security updates until April 2021. The first thing to acknowledge is that this arrival has been severely delayed, to the point where the next upstream release (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) will soon be published. The good news is that the development of Trisquel 9.0 will start right away, and it should come out closer to the usual release schedule of "6 months after upstream release". But this is not to say that we shouldn't be excited about Trisquel 8.0, quite the contrary! It comes with many improvements over Trisquel 7.0, and its core components (kernel, graphics drivers, web browser and e-mail client) are fully up to date and will receive continuous upgrades during Flidas' lifetime. Trisquel 8.0 has benefited from extensive testing, as many people have been using the development versions as their main operating system for some time. On top of that, the Free Software Foundation has been using it to run the Libreplanet conference since last year, and it has been powering all of its new server infrastructure as well!