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Modeling Furniture in Blender

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packtpub.com: As furniture is a key element, every item of furniture that we add to the scene increases the level of detail, and the sense of realism. We can classify furniture into two : internal and external furniture. With the first type, we have all the objects that populate our interior scenes such as sofas, beds, and chairs. The second type refers to items of urban furniture such as cars, fountains, and fences.

Linux Graphics, a Tale of Three Drivers

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linuxfoundation.org: The purpose of this essay is to illustrate by example the strengths and weaknesses of the open source development model versus the binary driver one. The three graphics drivers in question are Intel, ATI and Nvidia. Between them they account for a majority of the graphics market.

Write fast 3D software without a PhD

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HowTos

fosswire.com: There are two kinds of fast in programming: Fast to code and fast to run. 3D applications and games are known to be speedy. But the time it takes to write and understand the code behind it? Not so much. On the flipside, many abstraction layers designed to make coding easier usually aren’t very efficient. So where’s the median?

A Date with Elyssa

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Linux

junauza.com: I was really impressed with the past versions of Mint, so I made a vow to always keep track of its latest development. Since Mint 5 is derived from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, I expect it to be filled with exciting new features.

Microsoft to developers: ‘Open source is a choice’

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inquirer.net: In a presentation by noted IT entrepreneur Winston Damarillo, mentioning indicators that open source is ready for primetime deployment, one answer reads: "The number of times in a month Microsoft says: ‘We support open source.’"

ZFS on Linux: my story and HOWTO you can have it too

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rudd-o.com: Have you heard about ZFS? It’s a generation-defining stable high-performance high-end filesystems, created by Jeff Bonwick at Sun, and ported over to Mac OS X and the BSD family. Oh, and for Linux, using the FUSE (Filesystem in userspace) kernel abstraction. Here’s my ZFS story.

KDE 4.1 Beta 2 Release Announcement

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community is proud to announce the second beta release of KDE 4.1. Beta 2 is aimed at testers, community members and enthusiasts in order to identify bugs and regressions, so that 4.1 can fully replace KDE 3 for end users.

LGP Introduces Linux Game Copy Protection

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Gaming

phoronix.com: For seven years Linux Game Publishing has been selling their Linux-ported games with no form of copy protection on their CD/DVDs, but beginning with their forthcoming port of Sacred: Gold that will be changed. Linux Game Publishing has developed their own Internet-based game copy protection system for Linux.

openSuSE 11.0 - A Closer Look

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: Since posting the First impressions blog about the new openSuSE 11.0 release, I have spent quite a bit more time exploring it - in the process of which I have installed it three more times. Here are some more observations made along the way.

Debian Project News - June 23rd, 2008

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Welcome to this year's 4th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Some of the topics covered in this issue: Call for new New Maintainer Application Managers, Backports.org keyring package?, and Debian powers Max Planck Institute 32.8 TFlops supercomputer.

Hotwire: a combined terminal/GUI for GNU/Linux

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: There is nothing more guaranteed to ignite a bad tempered, incandescent flame war that an outbreak of hostilities between the rival Gnome and KDE camps. Well, except perhaps a slanging match between the champions of the GUI and the command line. Enter stage left the compromise candidate which might just unite the warring factions: Hotwire.

Nokia delivers knockout blow to Android

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  • Nokia buys rest of Symbian, will make code open source

  • Nokia delivers knockout blow to Android
  • Opening up Symbian – Good or Bad for Linux?
  • Nokia Symbian deal shows Google on right track

KDE 4.1: The Annoyances

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polishlinux.org: Only one month is left before KDE 4.1 is announced. That’s why I thought it’s a good occasion to perform yet another visual changelog (rev 823000). Today’s article will be a bit different than the previous ones since I’m going to focus on the biggest annoyances of KDE 4.1 from my personal perspective.

openSUSE 11.0 Beats Vista, Leopard, and Ubuntu Hands Down

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ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: The battle of operating systems is over. The dust clouds of the Linux distributions wars can finally settle down. The victor is known to all and we simply have to bow our heads in gratitude. After working intensely with OpenSUSE 11.0 for at least a full day there is not a shadow of doubt that this is the release everyone has been waiting for.

40 minutes with KDE4 under openSUSE 11.0

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SUSE

beranger.org: After dozens of reviews or mentions of openSUSE 11.0 on various blogs, I finally got persuaded to give it a try by two reviews: one by Bruce Byfield (OpenSUSE 11: A Feature-Rich Distro in Search of Direction), and the other one on TechMoe.com.

Open Source Data Recovery Tools To The Rescue

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informationweek.com: Disasters happen to the best of computers. Luckily, open source apps like SystemRescueCD, dd, Partedmagic, BackTrack, Security Tools Distribution, Helix, and TestDisk can help recover important data and bring dead systems back to life.

Sun: We screwed up on open source

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builderau.com.au: Many open source developers remain sceptical of Sun because their memories of the company focus on Sun's interactions with the community in 2001/2002, which Sun's chief open source officer Simon Phipps concedes was a period where Sun "screwed up".

Am I missing something?

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blogbeebe.blogspot: I'm looking at the latest batch of updates for Ubuntu 8.04, 17 in all. One set of updates is for the kernel. That's right, yet another kernel update. And why are we updating the kernel this time? So that we can shave 3 seconds off the boot-up sequence!

today's leftovers

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  • NVidia says no to request to release open source drivers, once again

  • Gedit plugins for everyone
  • Open source vs. piracy
  • Another SLED Pre-install: MSI and the Wind NetBook
  • Print is Dead: Linux Magazine Goes Web Only
  • Newly discovered opensuse 11 Gem
  • Why is Linux still the weird cousin in the corner?
  • Review: openSuSE 11.0
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Microsoft's OOXML bid: No knowledge, no regrets
  • Zero Ballistics Beta for Linux available
  • Open source tour of Europe: Croatia
  • Open Source Consumer Electronics: Neuros OSD
  • Can we give every school child in the UK a Linux notebook and still save money?
  • Gizmo5 - a more open VoIP solution

How-To keep busy : Ten things to do this summer

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teenlinuxlounge.com: One of the first things you should do this summer is join a nice Free & Open Source Software community. Personally I'm joining a very interesting project called SourceMage Linux, there I hope to help with their packaging and bash scripting. They have a great community!

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