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CUBRID Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that CUBRID is its newest member.

some odds & ends:

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News
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  • Installing Debian Linux; experiences, thoughts and opinions...
  • Using audio plugi-ins in Linux
  • Nokia looks to regain tablet relevance, plans new tablet
  • Moving to an Open Source LMS: 3 Stories
  • The oddest places to find Linux
  • XBMC Gets Working Intel VA-API Support
  • GCC 4.5 Release Candidate Is Finally Here
  • Microsoft and Patents
  • The Linux Foundation Wants Your "We're Linux" Contest Videos
  • Fedora 13 – See What’s New!
  • XML expert says Microsoft's OOXML fails standards test
  • Photoshop VS. GIMP
  • Egypt: Linux InstallFest a Success!
  • Is Linux the answer to PC woes?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Configure clear and smooth fonts in OpenSuSe Linux
  • How to Install Microsoft Office on Ubuntu Linux
  • GetDeb/PlayDeb: Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Repository Available Now
  • Getting the most out of Mandriva Linux
  • Easy pastebin uploads with Nautilus-pastebin
  • How to change default crontab -e editor
  • Add a second ip to Linux / Ubuntu /etc/network/interfaces
  • Use VLC skins to change the way your VLC looks
  • MySQL replication: adding a new database
  • Sharing links to videos and watching directly in Pidgin
  • Overcoming Python in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Elementary Gnome Menu
  • Process synchronisation in Linux
  • More Background Manipulation with the GIMP
  • How to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04
  • Handy Docky Script

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 RC

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Software

labs.adobe.com: At Adobe MAX 2009, Adobe unveiled the next release of Adobe Flash Player that realizes the promise of a consistent, cross-platform runtime across desktop and mobile devices. Flash Player 10.1 release candidate was released on April 5, 2010 and is available for download.

We are singing a new tune

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Software

getnightingale.org: So here we are, Songbird is no more supporting Linux platform, so we decided to create our own version, supporting Linux first, but also Windows and Mac OS X later…

Announcing the Gentoo Wiki Project

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Gentoo
Web

ben.liveforge.org: After the mostly positive feedback on the recent wiki discussion, we have now gone ahead, formed a preliminary team consisting of both users and developers, and put up a project page.

GNOME Foundation Board Update

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Software
  • GNOME Foundation Board Affiliations Update
  • Welcome Gnome 2.30

GNU's definitely too messy for my taste

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blog.flameeyes.eu: I think the end result of GNU software is generally very good, I find the general code very messed up and pretty much unreadable and unusable.

New Features In Bash Version 4.x - Part 1

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Software

lcorg.blogspot: So what's new in bash? A bunch of things, though most of them tend to be rather small. In this series we will look at features that, I feel, are of the most use to ordinary shell users starting with a couple of the small ones.

What's coming in the new Ubuntu Linux desktop?

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Ubuntu
  • What's coming in the new Ubuntu Linux desktop?
  • What To Do After Installing Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx?
  • Lucid Lynx two weeks after

10 Ways to Explore Linux

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Linux

daniweb.com: When I started exploring Linux back in 1994-1995, there were very few resources available and many of the problems I experienced didn't have solutions. That was a long time ago.

IBM Denies Breaking Its Open Source Promise

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OSS
  • IBM Denies Breaking Its Open Source Promise
  • IBM patent claims show open source has arrived

Getting Started with Inkscape

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Software

maketecheasier.com: A great alternative for many situations is to use vector graphics. Inkscape is a powerful free vector drawing program for Windows, Linux, and Mac, and this guide will get you started with using it to create your own smooth, colorful, scalable graphics.

Oracle Pushes Linux -- Full Force

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Based on Oracle's recent actions, it seems the company is hell-bent on driving as many of its potential customers as possible away from the UNIX offerings it acquired from Sun and into the arms of Red Hat and other enterprise Linux vendors.

Mozilla warns of unknown root certificate authority in Firefox

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: In a startling revelation, the open-source Mozilla project says that its flagship Firefox browser contains a root certificate authority that doesn’t seem to have a known owner.

New Ubuntu look too destructive

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com.au: Take a good hard look at your screen and ask yourself if it is possible to accidentally close an application while reaching for the File menu. In most cases the answer is a clear no, but for users of Ubuntu, it has become a very real and dangerous use case.

Linux is not an operating system, or is it?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: If you are at all familiar with my brain sneezes then you know I am always rabbiting on about Linux. I am always Linux this and Linux that. This gets some people upset and they claim that it should be GNU/Linux or perhaps more accurately Linux/GNU.

Red Star OS spotted in North Korea

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Linux

theinquirer.net: SOME DETAILS about North Korea's much rumoured Red Star operating system are slowly starting to emerge.

GNOME 2.30: Waiting for the Big Release

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earthweb.com: GNOME 2.30 was originally intended to coincide with GNOME 3.0 -- a massive cleanup and rethinking of the popular desktop. However, GNOME 3.0 is delayed for at least another release, which leaves GNOME 2.30 as most likely the last version in a series stretching back almost a decade.

Parallels Joins The Linux Foundation

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org (PR): The Linux Foundation today announced that Parallels is its newest member. Parallels sees Linux as the platform upon which they can provide virtualization and cloud-based services.

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Graphics: AMD, Mesa, VESA and More

  • AMD Moving Forward In Their RadeonSI Support For ARB_gl_spirv
    AMD open-source developer Nicolai Hähnle has spent the past few months working on the ARB_gl_spirv extension as mandated by OpenGL 4.6. Some of the prep work for supporting that extension has landed in Mesa 17.4-dev Git. ARB_gl_spirv is about bringing SPIR-V support to OpenGL drivers, the IR shared by Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1+. ARB_gl_spirv allows for loading SPIR-V modules into OpenGL programs and allows for GLSL to be a source language in creating SPIR-V modules. This is basically for creating better interoperability between OpenGL and Vulkan/SPIR-V.
  • Mesa Glthread Gets Adds Another Game, AMDGPU Winsys Gets Performance Workaround
    This week has started off to being another busy time in Mesa Git just ahead of the holidays. First up, Mount & Blade: Warband is the latest game to be white-listed by the Mesa glthread functionality for enabling OpenGL threading on this Steam Linux game. Mount & Blade: Warband was actually whitelisted back in July but then disabled a few days later as it turned out not to be working.
  • VESA Rolls Out DisplayHDR As Its Latest Standard
    VESA has rolled out DisplayHDR 1.0 as its newest standard. As implied by the name, the standard is in regards to specifying HDR (High Dynamic Range) quality for displays.
  • VC5 OpenGL & Vulkan Driver Advancing
    Broadcom developer Eric Anholt has offered an update on the state of the VC5 Gallium3D driver for OpenGL support as well as the work being done on the "BCMV" Vulkan driver. Additionally, the VC4 Gallium3D driver for existing Raspberry Pi devices continues to get better.
  • Initial Tessellation Shader Support For RadeonSI NIR
    The RadeonSI Gallium3D driver's NIR back-end is moving one step closer to feature parity with the existing OpenGL capabilities of this AMD GCN graphics driver. Timothy Arceri working for Valve has been focusing on the NIR back-end recently for RadeonSI. This NIR intermediate representation handling is being driven in order to add SPIR-V ingestion support to RadeonSI with code sharing for RADV's existing NIR-based infrastructure.

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If You're Ready for Arch, ArchMerge Eases the Way

Newcomer ArchMerge Linux offers a big change for the better to those switching from the Debian Linux lineage to the Arch Linux infrastructure. ArchMerge Linux is a recent spinoff of ArchLabs Linux. I recently reviewed Archlabs and found it to be a step up from most Arch Linux offerings in terms of installation and usability. Arch Linux distros, in general, are notorious for their challenging installation and software management processes. ArchMerge Linux brings a few extra ingredients that make trying it well worth your while if you want to consider migrating to the Arch Linux platform. Still, no Arch Linux distro is a suitable starting point for Linux newcomers. That reality does not change with ArchMerge, although it helps ease the process considerably for those who are ready for it. Read more