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Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2015 - 4:21pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2015 - 4:19pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2015 - 4:18pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2015 - 4:16pm
Story Plasma Mobile Media and Blog Coverage Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2015 - 4:15pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2015 - 4:11pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2015 - 4:10pm
Story NetBSD Ported To Run On NVIDIA's Jetson TK1 Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2015 - 2:30pm
Story The 10 best Android features you can’t live without Roy Schestowitz 26/07/2015 - 2:17pm
Story iPhone vs Android comparison: does Android have the edge? Rianne Schestowitz 26/07/2015 - 7:54am

Mandriva Linux Wins My BIg Fat Gratitude

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MDV Over the last few days I’ve installed a smorgasboard of *nix distros, trying to find one that will work with my hardware. I was looking for a recent distribution with a decent desktop, either KDE or Gnome. You’d think that this kind of generic iron wouldn’t be a problem to find an OS for.

The Perfect File Manager?

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Software We’ve seen a tonne of awesome re-designed Nautilus mock-ups, nautilus tweaks, hacks & add-ons, Nautilus critiques, rants & diatribes over the last few months. Seif Sallam certainly thinks so and has come up with his designs for the “perfect file manager.

Using Gnome Shell – Day 7

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Software Fathers Day, and the end of my Gnome-Shell series. I still find it surreal to log into a session running Gnome-Shell and see a desktop devoid of familiar features. Gnome-Shell is the new direction Gnome is going for release 3, and Ubuntu seems set on following suit. Will this be a smart move?

Sidux Hypnos 2010-01 Xfce Review

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Linux Debian based distribution comes with two Desktops KDE, Xfce and this one going to review today here. most packages with Xfce version is upgraded to last version. Fully customized with xfce window manager, will show exactly how to fully customize many things on Sidux Hypnos.

UFO: Alien Invasion 2.3

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Gaming UFO: Enemy Unknown, otherwise known as X-COM: UFO Defense, is one of my favorite games ever published. Consequently, I was elated to see that the open source project inspired by the game has a new release.

Linux: “Free” Software vs “You Get What You Pay For”

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Linux Everyone of us has heard or read some form of the old phrase, “You get what you pay for!”. The gist of this phrase is basically if something is “free” or low cost it is probably worth nothing or very little. However, is this true when applied to Free Open Source Software (FOSS) and Linux?

PlaneShift 0.5.4 released

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Gaming PlaneShift team is very proud to announce a new update for our clients and servers!! The new release is called 0.5.4 and is a solid upgrade from previously available 0.5.3.

some shorts:

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  • ArchBang shifts to LXDE and other Changes
  • Earnings Look Ahead: In 5 days, Red Hat Releases Its Quarterly Numbers
  • Stunning new Bisigi Themes For Ubuntu

Turpial 1.3.3 – A native Twitter client for Linux

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Software In the past Ive been unimpressed by native, locally installed Twitter apps, so it was with a little hesitance I checked out Turpial.

TransferSummit - Open innovation at Apache: "No Jerks Allowed!"

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Software Over the past decade, The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has been supporting the Apache community’s development of some of the most ubiquitous products in Open Source, benefiting billions of users worldwide. Its collaborative, consensus-based development process, affectionately dubbed "The Apache Way", is one of its secrets to creating dozens of high quality, industry-leading software products that all began with a single project.

Has Windows 7 killed Linux on the desktop?

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Linux People don't just like Windows 7, it's the anti-Vista: loved for as many often spurious reasons as Vista was hated. But has Window 7 seen off any threat from open source operating systems? In other words, has Windows 7 killed Linux on the desktop?

Traditional Server Guy's Views on the Linux Desktop

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: While Linux is growing leaps and bounds, it's time we spread the same in the mass psyche, public mind share. So, where do we start? Noobs? New converts? Non-profit, governmental organizations? Or from the top, the busy Enterprise Linux server room managed by a traditional server guy? To me the latest seems a good starting point. Here is a few of his theories.

More Results from the Debian Community Poll

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twerner.blogspot: I'll publish my analysis of the remaining questions about changes to Debian now.

Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 13 Server

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This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Fedora 13 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

today's leftovers:

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  • Microsoft, VMware Trade Words Over Novell SUSE Support
  • Chrome OS In Q4 - Is It Time to Bid External Storage Goodbye?
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.0 Ships
  • Element OS - An Ubuntu Based Distro For HTPCs
  • Full Circle Side-Pod #2: A World Cup -free zone
  • My Impressions of the Ubuntu Developer Summit
  • Suicide by victory: more on SCO
  • let’s move that kde source code so it doesn’t get lazy
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 128 is out
  • Lab curves for GIMP
  • Going Linux Jun 18: #105 - Computer America #105

some howtos:

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  • Record Net Radio with Mplayer
  • Install debian server in a linux chroot environment
  • Add a Frosted Glass Caption Bar to a photo with The GIMP
  • Set up a L2TP over IPSec VPN using a Radius backend
  • Using your new Bluecherry MPEG-4 codec card and driver...
  • Backup up your GoogleMail locally with getmail
  • Spotify Links Working in Linux
  • Restrict network access by time or IP address with Squid
  • Module parameters from rc.conf in Arch

some shorts:

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  • NVIDIA 256.xx Linux Driver Enters RC Phase
  • No One Takes Linux Seriously Until...
  • Two interesting Ubuntu Themes

Results from the Debian Community Poll

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twerner.blogspot: I have closed the poll today and I will start publishing its results now.

Browser Speed – Perception IS Reality

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Moz/FF It looks as though the people over at Mozilla Foundation are more than a little fed up with the fact that their software, no matter how it changes, has of late been perceived as slow, especially at start up.

Using Gnome Shell – Day 6

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Software I was not going to spend a lot of time with Gnome-Shell doing work so I decided to bring you: THE CHEAT SHEET.

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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.

Wine and Ganes: World of Warcraft, Farm Together, Madcap Castle, Cityglitch

Security Leftovers