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Story Ubuntu 13.10: A desktop tour (Slideshow) Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2013 - 6:21pm
Story NVIDIA Dropping 32-bit Linux Support For CUDA Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2013 - 5:46pm
Story Alpine Linux Reaches Version 2.7.0 with OpenSSH 6.4 Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2013 - 5:43pm
Story Dev kit runs Linux on 1.2GHz quad-core ARM SoC Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2013 - 5:37pm
Story Making Linux More Accessible Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2013 - 5:34pm
Story The Linux 3.13 Kernel Is Already Super Exciting Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2013 - 5:19pm
Story Pear OS 8 Has Been Officially Released Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2013 - 5:16pm
Story Shall we waste twelve more years promoting Free office suites instead of open office formats? Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2013 - 5:08pm
Story AMD Lands Open-Source "Hawaii" GPU Driver Code Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2013 - 4:56pm
Story What Happened in Mobile is Happening in Desktops Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2013 - 12:59pm

ATI Open vs. Closed-Source Performance

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phoronix: This past Friday we had delivered benchmarks comparing the performance of the open-source Radeon driver against the new closed-source fglrx driver from AMD. In addition to these Compiz benchmarks, on the same system we had also ran some additional benchmarks to see for gaming and 2D rendering how the two ATI Linux drivers compare.

DesktopBSD Day 4 - Software Management Snags

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BSD

ruminations: Let’s continue with software management. I expected to wake up with a completely updated system, ready to receive further instructions in order to become a fully usable open source desktop. What I got was a system that had halted at 75%. Various updates hadn’t finished successfully. Today I spend most of my time playing with that.

Zenwalk 4.8 Review

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Linux

I am just in love with xfce based distributions; they are fast, simple and elegant and Zenwalk is no exception. It has a really good control center and out-of-box multimedia support. Except for few initial hick-ups (network card module) it is really user friendly. I would recommend it to new Linux users.

Don't complain. Do something useful instead.

Life throws us curve balls, but how we react or respond to a given situation is what really matters.

The year of the Linux desktop has finally arrived

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Linux

iTWire: While Windows advocates may smirk and say here we go again, as 2007 draws to a close I get the strong feeling that we may look back upon this year and recognize it with hindsight as the year that the Linux desktop finally arrived. There are a number of events that point to 2007 as being the turning point for Linux.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • MP3s On Ubuntu - The OGG Alternative

  • how to create animate gif from your mobile video
  • Short Tip: Extract Files from an RPM file
  • Howto Setup firefox for kmail

An interview with matthew

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Interviews
Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: The management of the Ubuntuforums includes a Forums Council, which was established in the past year as a way of integrating the forum community into the greater Ubuntu framework. The council is presently made up of forum administrators; matthew — a writer, guitarist and father — is one of them.

How to dual-boot Vista with Linux (Adding Linux on Vista machine)

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HowTos

blorge.com: If you want to explore and enjoy both Vista and Linux world in a single PC, then you have to configure your PC to handle dual-boot system. It may sound difficult but it’s really within the knowledge of average computer users. Here are the steps to add Linux on your Vista system for a dual boot.

Also: GSoC: final look at Bootloader Manager

Torus-trooper: a shoot-’em-up in a tunnel

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Software
Gaming

DPotD: Torus-trooper is a pretty nice abstract shoot-’em-up taking place in what could be called a space tunnel. You drive some kind of ship or car who has to stay on the sides of the tunnel, and shoot bad enemies.

Also: Read Comic Books with Jomic

Installing Songbird 0.3 Developer Pre-Release On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide shows how to install the Songbird media player (0.3 Developer Pre-Release) on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop. Songbird is a free software audio player with media database capabilities written using XUL and VLC, with an interface similar to Apple's iTunes.

Determining the Value of Open Source Software

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OSS

opensource.sys-con.com: Open source technology is a boon to companies that want to add features and functionality to their applications without the overhead. It eliminates the cost of databases, operating systems, and other infrastructure components, enabling quick and cost-effective access to new features.

Cheap Linux PCs may pressure One Laptop Per Child

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Linux

networkworld.com: As component prices drop, the aggressive pricing of commercial Linux notebooks could hamper efforts by One Laptop Per Child to supply inexpensive laptops to children in developing markets.

Also: Eee Pc impressions

Google to unveil 'Android' phone software

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Linux
Google

c|net: Google is ready to unveil a suite of software for mobile phones based on open-source technology, backed by some of the largest wireless industry companies in the world.

From a PCLinuxOS user: Kubuntu Gutsy doesn't totally reek.

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Linux

I'm a confirmed PCLinuxOS and KDE user. But, I've given a brief trial on my test box of Kubuntu Gutsy-X86_64. Aside from the whole sudo vs su issue (I hate sudo), Kubuntu Gutsy doesn't totally reek. Actually it's usable. Either I have changed as a Linux user, or Kubuntu has gotten better.

gOS Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: Earlier this week Everex launched the gPC TC2502, which is a sub-$200 PC sold at a major US retailer, but what makes this unique is that it runs the gOS. The gOS (GreenOS) is designed to be a conceptual Google Operating System that is based upon Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Impressions

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Ubuntu

boldinvestors.com: Hello guys, I finally had some time to play around with the latest release of Ubuntu 7.10 and write down my impressions. Overall I'm really impressed with it. In most cases it has exceeded my expectations.

Out the windows...

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Linux

1ntrep1d.blogspot: ... in with the doors. Or put in another way why and how I ditched Windows (Vista) for Linux. Vista the worst operating system from MS ever. It eats resources like candies. Come on, on new double core systems it drags and drags for a bit of shiny graphics...

Fedora 8 RC 3

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Linux

/home/liquidat: Fedora 8 RC 3 was released three days ago. This RC shows what users can expect from the upcoming Fedora 8. It comes along with a huge list of new features and bug features. Among them are a KDE 3.5.8, a new NetworkManager core, PolicyKit, PulseAudio and RandR 1.2 support for the open ATI drivers.

Upgrading to Mandriva Linux 2008.0 is a pain!

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MDV

lpsolit.wordpress: So I finally decided to upgrade my Mandriva Linux 2007.1 installation to the new 2008.0 release. I expected the upgrade to be quick and painless, but it was the opposite.

Mandriva Has No Case Against Microsoft On Intel's Classmate PCs in Nigeria

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MDV

nigeriantimes.blogspot: I have investigated this matter and to be honest and transparent, Mandriva's CEO François Bancilhon, did not tell the whole truth on this deal.

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Wine and Games

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