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GNOME 2.26

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Software

techpark6.com: GNOME 2.26 is set for release for March 18th and if you’re wondering exactly what the developers have cooked up for their latest bi-annual release, well you’ve come to the right place.

Top 10 Open Source Gaming Projects To Revive

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Software

freegamer.blogspot: The great thing about open source is a project can never become extinct - there is always a chance of it being brought back to life either by the original authors who re-find their motivation, by new contributors who see the potential, or a mixture of both.

Open Enterprise Interview: Mike Olson, Cloudera

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Interviews

computerworlduk.com: Yesterday, I wrote about the launch of the open source company Cloudera. Olson explains the background to the company, and to Hadoop, the software it is based on: what it does, and why business might want to use it; he talks about his company's services and business model, and why he thinks cloud computing is neither a threat nor an opportunity for open source.

Where Ubuntu Fits Between Apple, Microsoft

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: The past 48 hours have been filled with drama for me. My MacBook Pro died on March 15, forcing me to scramble all of my blogging and business efforts over to a System76’s Pangolin Performance laptop running Ubuntu.

Introduction to the xmonad Tiling Window Manager

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Software

tombuntu.com: What good is having a large display if you’re constantly rearranging windows to fit them on the screen? I got tired of try to fit a web browser with other smaller windows and decided to try xmonad, a tiling window manager that could do this for me.

Top 10 Reasons I’ll Never Use Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ubuntuproductivity.com: It’s too inexpensive. In fact, paying is only an option & I don’t feel compelled to pay for it. It’s just not as fun owning an operating system I don’t have to pay for.

Opera puts browsers in Turbo mode

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Software

news.zdnet.com: Browser maker Opera Software has released a test version of software called Opera Turbo, designed to use compression and the company's own servers to speed browsing over slow Internet connections.

Also: Web browsers battle at festival

ASUS Eee Top Fails With Linux

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: ASUS is among the few tier-one hardware vendors that understands Linux. Of the dozens of ASUS products we have tested over the years, it is hard to remember a product from ASUS that did not work well with Linux.

Upgrade Ubuntu Linux to Jaunty Jackalope the super-easy way

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Ubuntu

itwire.com: Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty Jackalope, is being released next month. What does this mean for your existing Ubuntu setup? Fear not, here is the super simple way to go forwards without reformatting, reinstalling or losing data in any way.

Also: Ubuntu 9.04's New Themes

Talking Community With Ubuntu's Jono Bacon

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Interviews
Ubuntu

ostatic.com/blog: This week I had a unique opportunity to talk with Ubuntu's community manager, Jono Bacon. As community manager, Bacon is the Ubuntu community's connection to Canonical.

An Open Letter To Foresight Linux

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Linux

linux-blog.org: I have decided - after running Foresight for two months - to no longer use Foresight Linux on my systems. Let me say however that I found the experience interesting and dare I say - challenging.

End of the line

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: I'm pulling the plug in openSUSE 11.1, and in the process, on Linux in general as a home system. So, like Béranger, I'm defecting from Linux to Windows as a rational act.

Virtualization With KVM On A Debian Lenny Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Debian Lenny server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).

Firefox New Tab: Next Iteration

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Moz/FF

labs.mozilla.com: Since releasing an experimental new tab page for Firefox a week ago, we’ve got a lot of great feedback. For the past week we’ve been using the feedback as a springboard for designing the next iteration.

Also: Firefox is still king for developers

GIMP 2.6.6 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.6.6 is a bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. This release contains an important fix for compiling GIMP against the recently released GTK+ 2.16.

Kicking off Debian Squeeze

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Linux

h-online.com: Adeodato Simó from the Debian release team has officially launched the development of the next stable release of Debian, code named "Squeeze" and has announced the general principles for its development.

odds & ends

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News
  • Gnome Replaces Nautilus-CD-Burner With Brasero and RIP Rhythmbox

  • Save Flash-videos in KDE 4.2
  • Linux: The Brand
  • Linux T-Shirts. For Sale?
  • PCLinuxOS 2009 Not Diggworthy
  • Build a Web Developer PC and Enable Most Media Playback Using Ubuntu
  • Installing XBMC in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Fixing Firefox Bookmarks after a crash
  • Novell/IDC Survey Reports Interest in Linux Interoperability, Virtualization
  • Red Hat patent app sparks open source lockdown fears
  • Gushing, gossip, grapevine, gabble
  • RadioTux interview with Fedora's Max Spevack and Robert Scheck
  • Mono and Qt

The GNU/Linux Desktop: Nine Myths

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Linux

earthweb.com: Nobody questions whether Mac OS X is ready for the desktop. With GNU/Linux, however, the story is different. For over a decade, columnists and bloggers have been explaining how GNU/Linux isn't ready for the desktop -- and, despite all the progress in the operating system over the last ten years, the arguments haven't changed much.

Testing Linux Distributions in VMWare and Parallels

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Linux

extremetech.com: A long time ago I used to actually use a separate computer to install and test Linux distributions. I even built some of the boxes that I used to do the testing. These days I use VMWare and Parallels to run Linux on my Macs. Why?

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Graphics: XWayland and Mesa

  • XWayland Gets Patches For Better EGLStreams Handling
    While the recently released X.Org Server 1.20 has initial support for XWayland with EGLStreams so X11 applications/games on Wayland can still benefit from hardware acceleration, in its current state it doesn't integrate too well with Wayland desktop compositors wishing to support it. That's changing with a new patch series.
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    Based off the Gallium3D "mesa_glthread" work for threaded OpenGL that can provide a measurable win in some scenarios, the Intel i965 Mesa driver has implemented this support now too. Following the work squared away last year led in the RadeonSI driver, the Intel i965 OpenGL driver supports threaded OpenGL when the mesa_glthread=true environment variable is set.
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    With the recent Mesa 18.1 release there is OpenGL 3.1 support with the ARB_compatibility context for the key Gallium3D drivers, but Marek Olšák at AMD continues working on extending that functionality under the OpenGL compatibility context mode.
  • Mesa Begins Its Transition To Gitlab
    Following the news from earlier this month that FreeDesktop.org would move its infrastructure to Gitlab, the Mesa3D project has begun the process of adopting this Git-centered software.

Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?

Comment Ubuntu 18.04, launched last month, included a new Welcome application that runs the first time you boot into your new install. The Welcome app does several things, including offering to opt you out of Canonical's new data collection tool. The tool also provides a quick overview of the new GNOME interface, and offers to set up Livepatch (for kernel patching without a reboot). In my review I called the opt-out a ham-fisted decision, but did note that if Canonical wanted to actually gather data, opt-out was probably the best choice. Read more

How CERN Is Using Linux and Open Source

CERN really needs no introduction. Among other things, the European Organization for Nuclear Research created the World Wide Web and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator, which was used in discovery of the Higgs boson. Tim Bell, who is responsible for the organization’s IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group, says the goal of his team is “to provide the compute facility for 13,000 physicists around the world to analyze those collisions, understand what the universe is made of and how it works.” Read more