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A Linux Baker’s Dozen

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Linux

testfreaks.com/blogs: First, let’s take a look at the most popular distributions of Linux. The next most popular distro is Fedora, with SUSE, Debian, and Red Hat filling out the top 5.

16 Slick Lucid Wallpapers From Around The Web

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Ubuntu

techdrivein.com: Here is some more eyecandy coming your way. Collection of 16 beautiful made-for-lucid wallpapers from around the web.

PCLinuxOS 2010.1 KDE 4 Edition Released

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: PCLinuxOS 2010.1 KDE 4 Edition now available for download. Linux kernel updated to 2.6.32.12-bfs.

Canonical clarifies its H.264 licence

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Ubuntu

h-online.com: With the current controversy over H.264 patent pools and open source codecs, some observers have noted that Canonical is listed as a licensee of H.264 from MPEGLA, the patent pool which licenses out the codec patents, causing some to ask if Ubuntu users were covered by this license.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • EasyPeasy 1.6 Screenshots Tour
  • Fedora 14 Might Be Called Fytnargin
  • Introducing Open Source to A Middle School
  • Performance problem in AMD's Phenom II X6 under Linux
  • GTK surprises on Maemo
  • Solving an upgrade hitch en route to Ubuntu 10.04
  • Android 2.2 to get full Flash support
  • FOSS community, FOSS business, and the nature of allies
  • Red Hat Open Your World forum
  • A Database Admin/Music Enthusiast's Linux Workstation
  • Heroes of Newerth Launch Date
  • When Linux interoperable incompatibilities frustrate
  • After Scid row, a new chess app is born
  • Testing out Funtoo
  • Managed Hosting Provider ServInt Joins Linux Foundation
  • Who Needs Flash?
  • Going Linux 101 May 5- Ubuntu 10.04, Wav, iTunes alternatives

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Grub Error codes explained
  • create a customize Ubuntu distribution – Reconstructor
  • Unable to mount USB
  • Browse Through Your System Information
  • fix intel video card freezing problem in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Managing MySQL with MySQL Workbench
  • Rotating email into your inbox using imapfilter
  • Bug in Ubuntu 10.04 causing Firefox crashes with NoScript
  • Creating an Underwater Scene in Blender- Part 1
  • Complete Guide to Symbolic Links (symlinks) on Windows or Linux
  • Wacom bamboo CTL-460 in Ubuntu 10.04

PulseAudio and Jack

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Software

0pointer.de/blog: One thing became very clear to me during my trip to the Linux Audio Conference 2010 in Utrecht: even many pro audio folks are not sure what Jack does that PulseAudio doesn't do and what PulseAudio does that Jack doesn't do.

Storage Technology for the Home User

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Hardware

linux-mag.com: Sometimes you just have to get excited about what you can buy, hold in your hand, and use in your home machines. Let’s look at some cool storage technology that the average desktop user can tackle.

Other Highlights For GNOME 2.31.1

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Software

phoronix.com: Other packages are also being checked-in this week for the first GNOME 3.0 development release known as GNOME 2.31.1. Besides the updates to Totem and the major work going on to the GNOME Shell / Mutter / Zeitgeist, there is some other interesting new features too.

My Last Hop?

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Linux

robinzrants.wordpress: I have truly grown weary of distro-hopping. What I have right now is just about perfect. Best Linux ever for me, Linux Mint 8, Xfce Edition. So why would I want to look around again?

The Humble Indie Bundle

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Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: The Humble Indie Bundle ! Pay What You Want !

Ubuntu 10.04 Is More Power Hungry Than Windows 7

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Today we are continuing to compare the two operating systems as we look at the power consumption of Ubuntu and Windows on a netbook and notebook.

HP's Linux OS Alternative Gets a Face Lift

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Let's focus on HP. Linux leaves the company in a rather tricky situation. That's because HP is a big fan of the open source server software -- it's a phenomenon too big to ignore.

Microsoft, Apple Will Never Allow An Open Web

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Web

katonda.com: There were high hopes with HTML5. It was expected to set the Web free of locked, closed, proprietary formats. That may not be the case anymore. Apple and Microsoft seem determined to put locks on this possibility.

Turn Chrome’s New Tab Page into an Ubuntu Forums Powerhouse

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Software

howtogeek.com: There’s a lot of start page plug-ins for Google Chrome, but if you’re an Ubuntu Forums enthusiast, you might be interested in the powerful UbuntuForums.org Start Page extension.

i don't need no stinking nepomuk .. right?

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Every so often (this is today's theme) I hear someone say something along the lines of, "I don't need Nepomuk Desktop Search. All my files are properly arranged in a neat folder hierarchy. I am not in need of any help with that, so Nepomuk is a waste of resources and I don't care to have it installed."

The other Ubuntu Linux distributions

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld: Here's my list of the most important of the Ubuntu-based distributions.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Kernel: What Is It?

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Sitting at the heart of every Linux OS distribution is a Linux kernel. When it comes to the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 release, the issue of which kernel is being used is not a cut and dried answer, however.

A First Look at Linux Mint 9

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Linux

softpedia.com: today, we are proud to present a few screenshots and introduce you guys to the main features of Linux Mint 9 (Isadora).

Get inside Virtualisation

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Software

linuxuser.co.uk: There are many alternatives to VMware’s expensive and proprietary software. Join us as we investigate four of the most prolific tools kickstarting the revolution in open source virtualisation…

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Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.