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Story Exton|OS Light Distro Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 and Openbox to Ubuntu 15.04 Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 9:21pm
Story FreeBSD Making Progress With Their Linux Binary Emulation & More Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 9:14pm
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Story Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Update with All the Latest Linux Kernels Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 4:48pm
Story Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Review - A Diamond in the Rough Roy Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 4:14pm
Story AMD issues new Linux drivers Roy Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 4:02pm
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 10:44am

Why Do Open Source Advocates Attack Each Other?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Maybe it's a trend, or maybe I just noticed because I was looking, but following my article last week about the strange parallels between Life of Brian and the critics of the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement, there have been a number of similar articles.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Release Date Revealed

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Gaming
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent Release Date Revealed
  • DigitalMan Open Source Game Competition
  • Is LGP Going The Way Of Loki Software?

The Reg guide to Linux, part 2: Preparing to dual-boot

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Linux
HowTos

theregister.co.uk: On Monday, we suggested Ubuntu as a good starting point for experimenting with desktop Linux. You'll be very pleasantly surprised by the transformation from a lumbering old XP with a fresh install of an OS that doesn't need multiple layers of security software. If you don't have that option, though,

Moving to mandriva?!

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MDV

blog.lowkster.com: Never thought I would be writing this, but I am actually considering moving my Linux boxes (based mainly in OpenSuSE and Fedoras) to Mandriva!

Also: Mandriva saved by CEO

Is HP Rude To Gnu/Linux Users?

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Linux

muktware.com: HP has introduced its first all-in-one PC as part of the enterprise-class HP Compaq 6000 Pro family. It is unfortunate that HP doesn't offer Gnu/Linux on these machines.

Old school Linux tips

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Linux
HowTos

ghacks.net: Some times you just have to pull some tricks out of the vault. These tips can be timeless, classic, or just retro. But generally speaking they still apply to users today. Naturally, since these are mostly old school tips, they are going to be command line tips.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Helping others get Fedora
  • E3 Rage Footage
  • Ubuntu’s vmbuilder Script
  • HOWTO: Use Ubuntu Software Center in Mint 9
  • When Linux Isn't Called Linux
  • tch meego
  • GUI toolkit adds OpenGL support
  • Whoops, X.Org Server 1.9 Gets Another RC Today
  • D.C. launches test of open-source online voting, PR
  • eWeek's Fedora 13 Slideshow
  • ThinkGeek's Best Ever Cease and Desist
  • How to Hide Porn in Linux?
  • TinyMe 2010 Acorn RC 1 Review
  • Binary wallpaper with hidden Fedora message
  • SFLS Episode 0x2A: Waiting for Bilski

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create a Mail Icon with the GIMP
  • Keep your passwords safe in Linux with KeePassX
  • How to access / mount Windows shares from Linux
  • Tweak Photo Metadata with FotoTagger
  • C++ Pretty Functions
  • How to Find the Most Memory taking process in Ubuntu Linux
  • Increase download speed with Aria2 utility
  • FTP and SFTP Beginners Guide with 10 Examples
  • Install the Banshee Meego Interfact in Ubuntu

Get off your Windows high horse: Try something new

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com/blog: The vast majority of students use Windows, with a small selection using Mac’s and a very niche number using a Linux variant. But what good is it if you are going into a working environment and they don’t use the software you’ve always been used to?

2010 Readers' Choice Awards Survey

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Awards offer the opportunity for readers to vote for their Linux and Open Source favorites.

Open Clip Art Library Launches Logo Design Contest

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OSS

blog.worldlabel.com: From now, until the submission deadline of 11:59p on July 9th, The Open Clip Art Library will be accepting user-created and remixed entries, as a part of the Free Culture Research Conference Logo Design Contest.

WordPress Social Media Optimization in a Nutshell

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Software

Wordpress is a great platform for SEO — in fact, most of the title and meta optimization is done for you right out of the box. However, that is not the case of social media. Here is a brief list of ways you can use Wordpress to improve the social media optimization of your blog or content site.

Why did I choose to use Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

computer-supports.com: Currently I prefer to use Ubuntu, after I felt the ability to provide Ubuntu Graphical on my laptop, especially Ubuntu 10.04. There are a few that made me feel at home using and choosing Ubuntu Linux operating system, which are as follows:

Marten Mickos says open source doesn't have to be fully open

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OSS

networkworld.com: The term "open core" essentially means that the heart of a software project is built on, and remains, open source but added features may not be (particularly a commercial version intended for enterprise use).VC-funded software startups love this model.

User Space File Systems

linux-mag.com: Having file systems in the kernel has its pros and cons. Being able to write file systems in user-space also has some pros and cons, but FUSE (File System in Userspace) allows you to create some pretty amazing results.

openSUSE Linux seeks own direction, more autonomy from Novell

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SUSE

arstechnica.com: The developers behind openSUSE are drafting a new "community statement" as part of a broader effort to define a technical strategy for their project. The purpose of the community statement is to describe the kind of collaborative environment that the project wants to create as it refines its technical focus.

Firefox 3.6.4 with Crash Protection Now Available

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Moz/FF

developer.mozilla.org: Today, Mozilla is happy to release Firefox 3.6.4, the latest security and stability release for Firefox, used by nearly 400 million people around the world to browse the Web. This release provides crash protection for Windows and Linux users by isolating third-party plugins when they crash.

Xnoise: A New Lightweight Linux Music Player (Can Play Videos Too!)

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Software

webupd8.org: Xnoise is basically an music player but it can also play videos too and unlike other Linux music players, it uses a tracklist centric design:

50 Open Source Tools That Replace Popular Education Apps

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Software

earthweb.com: The educational community has discovered open source tools in a big way. Analysts predict that schools will spend up to $489.9 million on support and services for open source software by 2012, and that only includes charges related to operating systems and learning management systems.

Mozilla, Opera, and Flock Release VP8 Ready Browsers

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Software
Moz/FF

linuxjournal.com: The latest wares of three popular browsing applications were released this week reflecting a changing Internet. Open formats are taking center stage at Mozilla, Opera, and Flock as lock-in (or freeze-out), security concerns, and performance issues fuel the drive toward the VP8 video format.

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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
    California-based FATHOM, which expanded its on-site managed services and announced important partnerships with Stratasys and Desktop Metal last year, is introducing a fascinating new open source project called Crystallon, which uses Rhino and Grasshopper3D to create lattice structures. FATHOM industrial designer Aaron Porterfield, also an Instructables member, developed the project as an alternative to designing lattices with commercially available software. He joined the company’s design and engineering team three years ago, and is often a featured speaker for its Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) Training Program – and as the project developer, who better to explain the Crystallon project?

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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