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Free 3D Video Drivers needed to spread the Linux Desktop

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gnuski.blogspot: Desktop use of GNU/Linux is on the rise, and one of the factors leading people towards its use is videos such as these, showing off the newest effects. However, to get these effects on a KDE or Gnome desktop, you must* use a 3D-accelerating hardware driver for your video card.

Google CEO hints Google/Linux netbooks may be coming

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Hardware

blogs.computerworld: On March 3rd, though, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said, What's particularly interesting about netbooks is the price point. Eventually, it will make sense for operators and so forth to subsidize the use of netbooks so they can make services revenue and advertising revenue on the consumption. That's another new model that's coming."

OpenOffice extensions - When good gets better

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OOo

dedoimedo.com: Firefox has extensions - and so does OpenOffice. OpenOffice extensions allow you to ... extend the basic functionality of the software and make it more suited to your needs, better looking and more productive.

World of Goo

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tuxradar.com: Two whizz-kid programmers exit EA, decide to create a game to enter the Independent Games Festival, snatch awards for design innovation and technical excellence, and Linux gets a cracking new game as a result.

EXT4 is improving the Linux experience

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celettu.wordpress: It’s a universal truth that all PCs are slow. All of them, no matter the hardware, no matter the OS, they’re slow. The faster it goes, the faster we want it to go. It’s never enough.

Handy binary packages

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OSS

polishlinux.org: On distribution of Linux programs. In response to the painful article, I’d like to touch the topic of a handy and easy way to install programs under Linux.

Free/Open Source Workout/Fitness Software for Linux

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junauza.com: Since I have a healthy goal for 2009, I’ve been looking for a program that can help me accomplish my objective. I found several workout/fitness desktop applications for my Linux box, but very few have satisfied my needs.

If you blog, Shutter will rock your socks

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stefanoforenza.com: Yesterday night, I’ve been contacted on IRC by Vadim. Turned out he was in the development team of Shutter and told me to take a look to the new release (0.7).

Putting Open Source to the Mom Test

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Ubuntu

linux-magazine.com: I stumbled across Amber's blog by accident today – she's writing a series of posts that document her experience installing and using Linux distros and a variety of open source applications.

So you want to run windows programs on Linux?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: It seems to be a big sticking point for windows users that they can't run their windows programs on Linux. They say they would use Linux if only they could run such and such windows program. Sounds to me like they wish to have their cake and eat it too.

Testing Fedora 11 Alpha on the HP tx2000z Tablet PC..

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securemind.org: In my anxious haste I’ve decided to try out Fedora 11 Alpha on my Tablet PC… I don’t expect many things work correctly but I figured it was worth trying out. To start with my tablet has a AMD Turion x2 64 so I downloaded this live cd torrent. My overall experience was as follows:

Mandriva 2009.0: Much improved since last year

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izanbardprince.wordpress: After having gone over 2009.0, both Free (on my desktop) and One (on my laptop), I feel that Mandriva 2009 is much improved, I’ll go over some talking points here.

Taking Ubuntu 9.04 Out For A Spin

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itnewstoday.com: Earlier this week, I previewed Kubuntu 9.04, so I thought it would be a logical next step to preview Ubuntu 9.04 as well.

today's leftovers

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  • RISC CPUs get Linux development service

  • Fedora trademark guidelines
  • Microsoft's secret plan behind the TomTom suit?
  • Mandriva 2009.0 KDE 4.2.1 packages available - With Qt 4.5.0 final
  • More Unix And Linux Wallpapers. Why, Work? Whyyyyyyy?
  • Red Hat's Plymouth Sees New Work
  • Trying out Songbird
  • Miro 2: A Mini-Review
  • NY Bill Proposes Tax Credit for Open Source Developers
  • Are consoles destined to be dead come the era of super Linux desktops?
  • Linux Gets Faster with Splashtop
  • Distribution of the week: BackTrack — Network Security Suite
  • Xen vs. Citrix Xenserver?
  • Open Source -- Is it Free?
  • Can we build a world with open source?
  • Cuba Gets an (Open) Hand from Brazil
  • Tiny x86-compatible CPU module runs Debian
  • Suicide Linux
  • EU lightens up on Microsoft

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Monitor CPU Speed with Gkfreq Plugin for Gkrellm

  • Using Gmail to Bypass “Email Already In Use” Errors
  • Using ssh as a generic stdin consumer and stdout producer
  • Remove trash in Ubuntu
  • How To Download Almost Any Web-Based Email Via POP
  • How To Find What Package Provided a File?
  • Bash tips: if -e wildcard file check => [: too many arguments
  • AOL on PCLinuxOS
  • Adjust sudo timeout
  • Qt-4.5.0 on Gentoo portage tree
  • Upgrading to PostgreSQL 8.3 on Gentoo

MSWord To OpenOffice And Back Again

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oneclicklinux.com: I've been working on a letter and needed a little bit of input. I called my brother Dave and he said he'd take a look at what I had composed so far.

The Flock Flap

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informationweek.com: Dealing with rumors and gossip is like nailing jelly to the wall. The right (wrong?) ones take on a patina of truth they don't deserve, just because they sound right or we feel they should be right.

MythTV made easy

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tuxradar.com: MythTV is an incredibly ambitious suite of applications designed to sit at the heart of your home entertainment centre. It records, pauses and rewinds television, plays music and videos, catalogues your photo and DVD collections, browses the internet, makes phone calls, delivers the news and the weather and plays games - and it does all this thanks to the power of Linux.

Dinner with Microsoft

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fsf.org: When you visit Microsoft's web site for New England Research & Development Center you don't get a sense that it is a part of a 30 year old multinational proprietary corporation with a bad track record when it comes to user freedom and community support. But, we aren't fooled.

Should Opera abandon the desktop?

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kyleabaker.com: According to Nate Lanxon at CNET UK, yep. I’m not going to quote the whole “article,” but here are my thoughts.

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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.