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16 things that could be improved in Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: In this post I’m going to list 16 things that I think could be improved in Lucid.

Linux Arpeggiators, Part 1

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Software

linuxjournal.com: In my last article I looked at performance loopers for Linux. This week I begin a 2-part review of similar applications called arpeggiators.

Window Maker Desktop: Lightweight Linux Minimalism

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Window Maker is a fast, lightweight window manager based as closely as possible on the look and feel of the NeXTStep interface.

GNOME Do to get more pizazz

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Software
  • GNOME Do to get more pizazz
  • GNOME Developer Kit Slimmed Down
  • Setting up a slide show screen saver in GNOME

Kernel Log: Linux 2.6.34 goes into testing

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Linux

h-online.com: Linus Torvalds has released the first RC of Linux 2.6.34 and completed the integration of the next version of the kernel's most important changes. Improvements include graphics drivers for recent Radeon GPUs and for the graphics cores of some Intel processors that are only expected to be released early next year. Another new addition is the LogFS SSD file system.

And thank you for the penguins

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Linux

raiden.net: Of the many thousands of things we have Linus Torvalds to thank for, one of them is the venerable penguin, symbol of all things Linux. But what if Linus had chosen to instead use the Gnu, or a beaver, or a bear, or maybe a demon like Freebsd uses?

PCLinuxOS 2010 mini review

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PCLOS

linuxexperimentation.blogspot: The much awaited PCLinux OS 2010 was released in beta yesterday. Time for another celebration and another install test. PCLinux OS (PCLOS) is all I wanted, a stable KDE distro with the latest KDE 4.4.1 and Firefox 3.6. I spared no time and tried the beta on my Virtualbox setup.

The 10 Most Downloaded Open Source Apps Of All Time

geektrio.net: Everyone loves open source software. After all… its free! Many times I’ve heard the question, “what are the most popular open source applications of all time?” I decided to find out.

Nokia's N900 vs. Other QWERTY Keypads

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Hardware

Since Nokia's Maemo-powered smartphone is a mobile device (albeit a rather large one), I thought it might be interesting to see how it fares against other Nokia qwerty devices for character input.

In other words, it’s time for a smackdown!

System 76 Lemur Review

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Hardware

jonobacon.org: System76 are well known in the Open Source community for shipping Ubuntu on their machines, being active community members and for helping LoCo teams with machines too. I have never owned a System76 box so I thought this was a good opportunity to give it a ride and share some feedback.

Ubuntu Road Test

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Ubuntu

cristalinux.blogspot: Every now and again at work, I am involved in helping end users (sales representatives) with their machines. Sometimes I am amazed at the beating those machines get, it is surprising they even boot after a year in the field.

On benchmarks

kdedevelopers.org: Benchmarks, on their own, mean almost nothing if you don't understand them. Especially if they are seriously flawed, but even if the results are useful numbers, it is still necessary to understand what the numbers actually say.

The Direction Of Intel Graphics With Fedora 13 Alpha

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phoronix.com: Fedora 13 Alpha was released yesterday with a plethora of new features and updated packages for this Red Hat Linux distribution. Aside from the features like Btrfs system rollback support and PolicyKit One support for Qt/KDE applications to excite end-users, each Fedora release always pulls in the very latest Linux graphics code.

Rebuttal: Linux on the desktop: Still not happening

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blog.eracc.com: I am seriously annoyed by the constant disingenuous articles that state GNU/Linux is not ready for the average user’s desktop PC as the primary, or only, operating system. What a dump truck load of manure!

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux 2.6.34 development marches on
  • Open-PC will use KDE
  • For Sale: Linux OS and Other Assorted Assets
  • Best Lucid Feature: edit-patch
  • Project: Getting Ready For Ubuntu 10.04 - Part 1
  • Haiku OS Hopes For New 3D Stack
  • Your way is the right way
  • Distros and End Of Life
  • London Government Accused Of Open Source Inaction
  • Ubuntu's new look << more important things to do?
  • Mozilla borrows from WebKit to build fast new JS engine
  • Mozilla lays foundation for web's next 100 years
  • New Ubuntu Design Created on Apple Mac
  • Task Coach - Your friendly task manager
  • For teaching touch typing, it’s clearly Klavaro
  • Yellow Dog Linux licks CUDA
  • DtO: Orphaned process...
  • Linux Basement - Episode 51 - Eating the Tonido

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create a Larger than 4GB Casper Partition
  • Resuming Broken Downloads with Firefox
  • How To Share Files and Folders Between Windows and Linux
  • Install Avira Antivir on Linux
  • How to Create Space Scenes Quickly and Easily in Gimp
  • Automated Linux Server Backup Tips and Tricks
  • Intro to IO Profiling of Applications

Operating Systems and Market Share Statistics

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Did you know that 55% of statistics are made up on the spot? (or maybe it was 68% I don't recall) If you have ever taken a statistics class you know that data is everything, but it's not just about the data itself.

Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD Installer gets improved look

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD has ditched the boring ‘black on white text’ menu approach and instead delivers up a GUI menu. Whilst we’re still 2 months away from the final installer design, here’s a quick peek at it as it currently exists: -

Jonathan Schwartz: How to play patent games

  • Jonathan Schwartz: How to play patent games with Steve Jobs, Bill Gates
  • Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal
  • Jonathan Schwartz: What He Couldn't Say (on Patents, OpenOffice, and Bill Gates)
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Mozilla Leftovers

  • Making WebAssembly even faster: Firefox’s new streaming and tiering compiler
    People call WebAssembly a game changer because it makes it possible to run code on the web faster. Some of these speedups are already present, and some are yet to come. One of these speedups is streaming compilation, where the browser compiles the code while the code is still being downloaded. Up until now, this was just a potential future speedup. But with the release of Firefox 58 next week, it becomes a reality. Firefox 58 also includes a new 2-tiered compiler. The new baseline compiler compiles code 10–15 times faster than the optimizing compiler.
  • Firefox Telemetry Use Counters: Over-estimating usage, now fixed
    Firefox Telemetry records the usage of certain web features via a mechanism called Use Counters. Essentially, for every document that Firefox loads, we record a “false” if the document didn’t use a counted feature, and a “true” if the document did use that counted feature.
  • Firefox 58 new contributors
  • Giving and receiving help at Mozilla
    This is going to sound corny, but helping people really is one of my favorite things at Mozilla, even with projects I have mostly moved on from. As someone who primarily works on internal tools, I love hearing about bugs in the software I maintain or questions on how to use it best. Given this, you might think that getting in touch with me via irc or slack is the fastest and best way to get your issue addressed. We certainly have a culture of using these instant-messaging applications at Mozilla for everything and anything. Unfortunately, I have found that being “always on” to respond to everything hasn’t been positive for either my productivity or mental health. My personal situation aside, getting pinged on irc while I’m out of the office often results in stuff getting lost — the person who asked me the question is often gone by the time I return and am able to answer.
  • Friend of Add-ons: Trishul Goe
    Our newest Friend of Add-ons is Trishul Goel! Trishul first became involved with Mozilla five years when he was introduced to the Firefox OS smartphone. As a JavaScript developer with an interest in Mozilla’s mission, he looked for opportunities to get involved and began contributing to SUMO, L10n, and the Firefox OS Marketplace, where he contributed code and developed and reviewed apps. After Firefox OS was discontinued as a commercial product, Trishul became interested in contributing to Mozilla’s add-ons projects. After landing his first code contributions to addons.mozilla.org (AMO), he set about learning how to develop extensions for Firefox using WebExtensions APIs. Soon, he began sharing his knowledge by leading and mentoring workshops for extension developers as part of Mozilla’s “Build Your Own Extension” Activate campaign.

24-Way NVIDIA/AMD GPU Benchmarks With X-Plane 11

With the next update to X-Plane 11 introducing VR support, I have renewed interest in this realistic, cross-platform flight simulator. It's been a few years since we last delivered any benchmarks with X-Plane, but for your viewing please today is an assortment of 24 graphics cards both old and new, low-end to high-end from NVIDIA and AMD in looking at how this flight simulator is running on Ubuntu Linux. Read more

Librem 5 Privacy-Focused Linux Phone Crowdfunding Campaign Ends with $2 Million

Librem 5 was successfully crowdfunded about two weeks ago when it surpassed its goal of $1.5 million, but the campaign continued to run, and now it appears to have gathered half million dollars more, ending with $2 million, which we believe is more than enough to build world's first truly free mobile device. Powered by PureOS, Purism's own GNU/Linux distribution based on the popular Debian GNU/Linux operating system, but focused on offering users a privacy-focused and more secure desktop solution, Librem 5 will be using KDE's Plasma Mobile and GNOME's GNOME Shell user interfaces, along with powerful open source software. Read more

Linux Kernel: Linux 4.14.14, Linux 4.9.77, Linux 4.4.112 and Linux 3.18.92

also: Linux Kernels 4.14.14, 4.9.77, 4.4.112, and 3.18.92 Released with Security Fixes