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Story A Linux LiveCD To Play With Wayland/Weston srlinuxx 11/08/2012 - 4:07am
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Story Kernel Log: Major overhaul of Nouveau srlinuxx 10/08/2012 - 11:19pm
Story Unknown Horizons | Friday Game srlinuxx 10/08/2012 - 11:17pm
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Story Steam on Ubuntu could hurt gaming on Linux srlinuxx 10/08/2012 - 10:52pm
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Story Raspberry Pi cases round-up srlinuxx 10/08/2012 - 8:27am
Story Fuduntu review srlinuxx 10/08/2012 - 3:53am

Don't use Emacs, says Java's father

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Software

computerworld.com.au: Known in the development world as the father of Java, Sun Microsystems' vice president and fellow James Gosling has urged coders to stop using the antiquated Emacs text editor and move to a more modern IDE like Sun's own open source NetBeans.

The $100 Headache

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OLPC

popsci.com: This past year has brought the high-flying OLPC back to earth. Production of the laptops has stalled, and the price tag of the machine has doubled to $200. As of January, OLPC had built only around 250,000 laptops, and delivery problems left some critics fuming.

ATI & NVIDIA In The Linux Hollywood

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Linux

phoronix.com: The first main talk that occurred at FOSDEM was on the major growth of Linux within the motion picture industry and Hollywood. Linux is now the primary operating system being used in the render farms and post-production environments.

Hans Reiser Denies Murdering His Wife

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Hans Reiser was just sworn in. His attorney, William DuBois, is lobbing questions to him. The defendant says he met his wife in a café in 1998 in Russia.

Open the full KDE Control Centre in Kubuntu

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KDE

fosswire.com: Kubuntu (and some other KDE-based distributions) features a special System Settings application which takes the place of the full KDE Control Centre application, which is used for setting all sorts of KDE preferences and changing different settings on the system.

The LinuxSampler Project

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Software

linuxjournal.com: This week we'll look at what's been going on recently with LinuxSampler, a very cool software audio sampler. I have to say at the outset that this article was tough to write, I was just having far too much fun with the program.

Absolute FreeBSD 2nd Edition review

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BSD

thejemreport.com: There aren't many FreeBSD books on the market -- compared to the number of Linux books, anyway -- so it's important that the few extant titles be superbly written and technically accurate. I was really looking forward to reading Absolute FreeBSD 2nd Edition because I'd heard such great things about the aged first edition.

Also: How To Upgrade FreeBSD 6.3 to 7.0 Stable Release

Asus announces EeePC with 9-inch display

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Hardware

tech.blorge.com: It’s here just a little bit sooner than expected; the EeePC with a 9-inch display. If you liked the 7-inch model then you’ll love the 9-inch model. There isn’t much available in the way of specs yet, aside from the larger display.

Ubuntu 7.10 Now Available to Dell Customers in China

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Ubuntu

direct2dell.com: Earlier today, we began offering Ubuntu 7.10 on the Inspiron 530 desktop to customers in China. We did this because many Dell China customers have asked about it there.

Easing into Open Source

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OSS

eweek.com: Open-source software can save an organization money and open the door to customization, but it pays to know where to start and where to get help.

Mandriva 2008.1 What's New Wiki Online

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MDV

wiki.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring is coming this April. The planned schedule for the final is April 9. This page provides a run down of the biggest new versions and features that will be coming with Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring.

NDISwrapper and the GPL

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "A change after 2.6.24 broke ndiswrapper by accidentally removing its access to GPL-only symbols," noted Pavel Roskin, offering a patch to address the issue. Linux creator Linus Torvalds was unimpressed, "I'm not seeing why ndiswrapper should be treated separately."

Ten Steps Needed for Fiery Desktop Linux Adoption

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Linux

itmanagement.earthweb: With each passing month, I find one article after another claiming to have the magic formula needed for desktop Linux to see significant gains. But to me, this feels a lot like putting the carriage before the horse. Here’s a list of the areas that I believe are in desperate need of attention.

Green Computing With Gigabyte's EP35-DS4

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Gigabyte has made a few changes to their latest motherboards in order to provide heightened power efficiency. The newest Gigabyte motherboards support DES, or Dynamic Energy Saver, technology. In this review we are taking a brief look at Gigabyte's efforts into green computing with their Dynamic Energy Saver technology on the GA-EP35-DS4 motherboard.

Bash and command line (terminal)

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HowTos

roderick-greening.blogspot: OK, so you've undoubtedly come across some problem and found a post which says you need to open a terminal and run some series of commands. You ask yourself, what is this terminal and why am I typing commands and what do they mean?

Open Source Tool of March: ZoneMinder

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Software

linuxsecurity.com: Surveillance software with this kind of remote monitoring capability isn't just for those with thousands of dollars. It's free, it's open source and its ZoneMinder.

My thoughts on Slackware 12.0

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Slack

raiden.net: It seems that the strength of OSS and GNU/Linux in the past was the number of projects that existed. Now that very strength gets in the way of a person searching for the distribution that works for them. Many distributions of GNU/Linux and other operating systems do much of what most people need, but very few do everything that the average user wants their computer to do.

Hands on: Inside the Eee

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Linux
Hardware

whatpc.co.uk: Every so often a new product comes along that fires up almost everyone who sees it. The latest product to earn this kind of cult status is the Asus Eee PC 4G, a mini laptop that stole the show at Computex 2007.

A slight difference of opinion

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Microsoft

Matthew Aslett: The Ballot Resolution Meeting to discuss the technical comments arising from the fast track process to have Microsoft’s Office Open XML formats accepted as an ISO standard was held last week in Geneva. The object of the BRM is to seek consensus on potential modifications. Opinion is divided as to whether the meeting was a success, however:

Also: What's in a label? ODF vs. OOXML and Open Standards
And: Rubber-stamping of OOXML raises concerns

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 242

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Linux
BSD

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • First looks: FreeBSD 7.0

  • News: Debian 5.0 "Lenny" updates, KNOPPIX 5.3 CeBIT edition, what's new in FreeBSD 7.0, Cooker vs Rawhide, RHEL risk report
  • Released last week: FreeBSD 7.0, SystemRescueCd 1.0
  • Upcoming releases: Gentoo Linux 2008.0 Beta, Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 6
  • Donations: Frugalware Linux receives US$340
  • New addition: MythDora
  • New distribution: Russix
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Open Source Initiative, Breathing Games Collaborate By Creating Open Source Gaming Software
    The Open Source Initiative (OSI) announced that Breathing Games an international community working to improve the quality of health care and life expectancy for people with respiratory disease through therapeutic, science-based-and fun-games, had become an affiliate member. With one person in five now affected by chronic respiratory diseases-asthma, obstructive disease, and cystic fibrosis among many others-creating effective and engaging patient therapies is an increasingly challenging public health care issue. Patients, especially children, often perceive effective, traditional breathing exercises as boring and tedious. Poor patient compliance results in additional hospitalizations and increased costs. Research shows health-based gaming delivers promising results in positively changing behaviors and influencing health care practices.
  • Dolphin 5.0 Emulator Released, Now Requires OpenGL 3 & 64-bit
    Version 5.0 of the open-source Dolphin Emulator for playing Nintendo GameCube and Wii games on Windows/Linux/OSX is now available. Dolphin 5.0 is powered by a revitalized dynamic compiler, requires OpenGL 3.x support (or Direct3D 10 on Windows), there is also an experimental D3D12 back-end but not yet any Vulkan back-end.
  • FORCED SHOWDOWN now available on Linux & SteamOS
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  • Two Worlds Epic Edition openworld action RPG now on GOG for Linux
    GOG have now added in a Linux build for Two Worlds Epic Edition that requires Wine in order to function. I have no problem with Wine being used to bring over older games.
  • Nidhogg, the fencing action game is heading to Linux with a Beta

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