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Story Qt Creator 3.5 Beta 1 Drops BlackBerry, Improves For Android Rianne Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 6:52pm
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Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 6:25pm
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PCLinuxOS 2010 Gnome Screenshots

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PCLOS The PCLinuxOS 2010 Gnome theme is dark with black and grey colors throughout the boot menu, login, and desktop screens.


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Linux Full-featured desktop Linux distributions like PCLinuxOS and Linux Mint are quite useful, but there are times when a smaller and lighter distro can also be desirable.

Surprise spam figures for Linux machines

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Linux Linux computers send more spam relative to market share than Windows machines, says Symantec

new features in Ubuntu 10.04

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  • Discover the new features in Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx
  • Canonical's Press Release
  • Ubuntu 10.04: Where Ubuntu goes from here
  • Shuttleworth: Global Menu for UNE
  • Ubuntu's Linux OS -- Mac OS X's Doppelganger?

EasyPeasy and the Challenges of Linux Netbook Design

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Linux Netbook desktops in free and open source software (FOSS) are in a state of rapid development. Should a netbook be treated as more as a mobile device than as a laptop? Should developers assume that netbooks are used for light computing such as social networking, rather than for productivity?

Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx: screenshots

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Ubuntu Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx is slated for release later this week and arrives as the harbinger of a new look for the distribution. ZDNet Australia has installed the release candidate to give you a peek.

Maintaining Linux in the home

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Linux Sure there is still a lot of focus on Linux for home use and there are many distributions who's target audience is for home users. I do feel that there is something missing in all the hype.

Drupal founder, Dries Buytaert, on the open source way

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Drupal While attending DrupalCon San Francisco 2010 last week, I got a chance to catch up with Dries Buytaert, founder and project lead of Drupal to get some insight beyond the bits and bytes. We talked about the open source way and some of the things he's learned over the past 10 years.

Good and Bads of LXDE

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saleem-khan.blogspot: LXDE is a relatively new and highly adoptable free and open source desktop environment. Although designed to work on the older resource-constrained computers it works very well on new generation computers.

All Done With Ubuntu (Part 2)

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Ubuntu With my previous article, regarding my decision to end my support for Ubuntu, there were some points that I felt where misunderstood, judging from some of the comments.

Processing 10000 Pictures Using Many Computers With Oropo (Debian/Ubuntu)

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Have you ever had a lot of data to process? In such a moment after a while of processing we realize that it will take ages to complete. It would be faster if we could use two or three or even more computers. Let's use some computers - you think it is a lot of configuration? You are wrong. With Oropo it's easy. Let's discuss a problem of processing large number of pictures. First approach for solving this problem is to process pictures sequentially on one computer. Second approach is to process pictures parallelly on many computers.

today's leftovers:

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  • Docky + Zeitgeist = Puppy Love
  • Five Essential Firefox Add-ons for Internet Ninjas
  • Alien Arena 2010 Coming "In A Few Weeks"
  • NVIDIA 195.36.24 Linux Driver Released
  • Typing Tutor for ubuntu / Debian Linux : Klavaro
  • Yes, More Steam & Source Engine Linux Details
  • Free NVIDIA Fermi Cards To Open-Source Developers
  • Open vs. Closed: What Does Open Really Mean?
  • From Novice to Adept: Perldoc
  • Just because it's free doesn't make it open source
  • Poulsbo on Mandriva with X server 1.7
  • The adoption and use of Linux in Africa- A detailed African perspective
  • Japanese Consortium Looking To New Mobile Platform For Symbian And Linux Smartphones
  • Interview With Kip Warner About Avaneya
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 139: Flight Cancelled!
  • Why Desktop Linux (Still) Sucks. And What We Can Do To Fix It.
  • LinuxFest Northwest 2010 | The Linux Action Show! s11e09

some howtos:

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  • Stop brute force attacks with these iptables examples
  • How to select a background image in OOo
  • Add Microsoft Core Fonts to Ubuntu
  • The Ultimate Tar Command Tutorial with 10 Practical Examples
  • Ubuntu how to faillog
  • How To Install VirtualBox on openSUSE Linux
  • How to enable port 587 (submission) in postfix
  • Python 2.6+MySQL for CentOS/RedHat/Fedora

Sabayon – Nightly Builds, Installer & Recruitment

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Linux So what is going down in Sabayon HQ? Well there have been many interesting developments recently which I want to talk about.

Keeping 1000 devs focused: new Debian leader speaks

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Interviews Ten days back, the new leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, Stefano Zacchiroli, began his term as the only elected leader of a free software project. But that's not the only thing that makes Debian unique in the FOSS space.

FreeBSD 8.1 Release Date: 9 July 2010

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BSD Ken Smith wrote to the freebsd-stable mailing list that FreeBSD 8.1 is scheduled to be released on 9 July 2010:

OpenSolaris back on track.

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blog.hydrasystemsllc: The acquisition of Sun by Oracle left a few projects in questionable states. It was unknown as to whether Oracle would continue supporting these open source projects. OpenSolaris was included in that list.

Enemy Territory Quake Wars - OMG!

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Gaming There are many Quake-based games, but it's really simple, actually. Forget all the others. There's only Enemy Territory Quake Wars.

More Konqueror tips and tricks

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  • More Konqueror tips and tricks
  • How to Use KDE’s Clipboard and Klipper App

FUDCon headed to the Southwest?

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  • FUDCon headed to the Southwest?
  • Graphical su in Fedora
  • Fedora 13 coming soon!
  • Poulsbo packages for F12, F13 may be incoming
  • HP and Red Hat: Ganging Up On Sun?
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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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