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ATI Radeon HD 2900XT Powered By Open-Source Driver

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Hardware
Software

phoronix: The open-source Avivo driver is currently bound to supporting the ATI R500 GPU family and with efforts now being focused on the RadeonHD driver, this reverse-engineered driver will likely never support the newer GPUs. Inside our labs we tried out the Radeon HD 2900XT with the RadeonHD driver on Fedora 7.

Linux coders crack Apple's iPod Touch

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Linux

Programmers have bypassed a new difficulty in providing Linux support for the latest-generation iPods.

Some Howtos

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HowTos
  • Using Ubuntu Linux on a flash drive and run it under Windows

  • OOo: Your basic everyday sorting
  • Installing C++ Boost 1.34.1 on Slackware/Zenwalk
  • Delete files securely with shred
  • Memcached 1.2.2 on Debian Etch
  • Pretty Emacs Reloaded
  • quickly resize or rotate images within nautilus
  • Screencast HOWTO under Mandriva
  • Installing The RadeonHD Driver On Ubuntu

Introducing The RadeonHD Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix: Not only is AMD providing the open-source community with their ATI GPU specifications, but they have also been partnering with Novell on the development of a new open-source display driver. We've been telling you about AMD's open-source work all month, and today the new driver is finally available for download. In this article we have some initial information to share.

Sparse v0.4 Released

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Software

kernelTRAP: Josh Triplett announced the release of Sparse v0.04. Originally written by Linux creator Linus Torvalds, Sparse has been maintained by Josh since 2006.

SCO Blames Linux For Bankruptcy Filing

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Linux

information week: SCO Group CEO Darl McBride says competition from the open source Linux operating system was a major reason why the company was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday.

ubuntu shorts

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Forums survives first DDOS attack

  • Back to School in Venezuela, Ubuntu is waiting…
  • Why Does Ubuntu Suck…
  • Ubuntu gutsy is about to mess up

some teehees

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Humor
  • Linux Only For Geeks?

  • Ubuntu: When 100% Isn't Good Enough...
  • Good ol’ computer humour

Running Nvidia display drivers with X.Org 7.3

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HowTos

linuxinsight: I'm pretty convinced that X.Org 7.3 will work well for people, unless you're using proprietary display drivers, that is. I feel forced to use Nvidia drivers, because open source ones are quite slow (nv) or not yet ready for general usage (nouveau).

Mass-migrating Microsoft Word documents to OpenOffice.org on Linux

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HowTos

searchenterpriselinux.techtarget: Is your organization in the process of migrating from Microsoft Word to OpenOffice.org on Linux? If so, your biggest obstacle may not be getting used to the new suite, but rather moving from Microsoft's proprietary .doc format to OpenOffice's Open Document Format (ODF).

TinyME Packs a Big Punch

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Linux

reviewlinux: TinyME Test 6 was announced today on Distrowatch.Com and we thought we would take a quick look at it. This little distro packs a big punch and we enjoyed the ride.

A short Review on ReactOS 0.3.3

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OS

matthias-endler.de: FreeWin95 has come a long way since it has been renamed in 1998 and is now called ReactOS. The new version 0.3.3 of the Windows 2000 clone already has a lot to offer and has significantly evolved in almost all areas compared to the last release. The developers have made a lot of progress in the lower system area (i. e. the NT® Kernel) as well as in the application segment. Let’s have a look at some new features!

PC superstore suffers breakdown over Linux notebook

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Linux

the register: Following a conversation between The Register and a PC World spokesman it appeared as though the "misunderstanding" would be resolved with the store promising to track down Tikka and provide a full repair to the faulty hinge on his laptop. But sadly, we have learned that the saga continues to rumble on.

Some Shorts

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News
  • Short Tip: Write to syslog

  • Why is free software documentation so bad?
  • Gentoo? Use Version 2006.1
  • Ubuntu first impressions
  • Red Hat’s Szulik comments on EU vs. Microsoft
  • Happy Birthday, Jono Bacon
  • Talking OpenOffice in Barcelona

Expert tricks for Nautilus

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HowTos

linux.com: Nautilus, the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, can help you perform tasks from browsing the filesystem to accessing Samba shares on your local network or FTP sites on the Internet -- and more. Here are a couple of tips and tools that will allow you to open a terminal window from Nautilus and resize and rotate images without opening any other program.

How Linux saved our Chinese bacon

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Linux

the inquirer: BEING A BIT OF A GEEK can surely bring you a bit of extra notice in some circles. Not so strange then when about this time last week, a local educator for one of the language programmes rang us up. Her IBM Stinkpad had gone to sing with the choir invisible. Would not boot from the HD.

Another Xubuntu convert!

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Ubuntu

xubuntu.wordpress.com: Over the past week I helped my sister switch over from Ubuntu to Xubuntu. She had reasons for doing so: she wanted something faster, preferred Thunar over Nautilus, and just wanted it looking nicer. Here’s what impressed her the most:

Additional CFS Benchmarks

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "After posting some benchmarks involving cfs, I got some feedback, so I decided to do a follow-up that'll hopefully fill in the gaps many people wanted to see filled," Rob Hussey began.

OpenOffice.org 2.3 Released

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OOo

Available for download now, OpenOffice.org 2.3 incorporates an extensive array of new features and enhancements to all its core components, and protects users from newly discovered security vulnerabilities. It is a major release and all users should download it.

News from DistroWatch.com

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Web
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As you may have noticed, DistroWatch.com is now back up. The attack continues, but Ladislav was able to bring the site back online after ruthless DDOS attacks rendered the site inaccessible for much of the weekend.

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Android Leftovers

KDE Plasma 5.8.6 Released for LTS Users with over 80 Improvements, Bug Fixes

Today, February 21, 2017, KDE announced the availability of the sixth maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems. Read more