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Installing Ubuntu On Laptops: My Experience

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Ubuntu

allaboutubuntu.wordpress: Installing Ubuntu Linux onto a laptop ranges from simple to challenging, depending on the hardware you choose. What is that experience like? Here is how it went for me and where I found the support to do it.

What a Linux Mobile Device Needs

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: With the coming Linux powered devices, there are some things that I think are necessary for success. Hardware, system, and price all play a role in the overall success of a device.

Linux! Evil! MWAH HA HA HA HA!!!

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I'll admit that I'm not a Marvel Comics fan (color me Vertigo), but this one's got me genuinely stumped: Iron Man is fighting the dark forces of Linux. That's direct from the writer's mouth!

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux faithful see ray of light shining on client OS

  • Kernel space: Toward better direct I/O scalability
  • HP-UX Powered by Linux Development Tools?
  • The Secret of Open-Source Project Success
  • Live from the Linux Foundation! It's sjvn!
  • Linux and Ipod Video Conversion
  • If Windows Vista Advertisers Were Hired by Canonical…
  • Old laptop and Mepis 7.0: very nice indeed
  • Xfburn and the unbelievable mess in XFCE
  • RadeonHD 1.2 Driver Released
  • Another Red Letter Day For Open Source At ... Microsoft?
  • Support Libre Graphics 2008!
  • Virtual Servers Update: VMware vs. Microsoft vs. Xen

Why I can't get a new laptop

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Linux

dwasifar.com: It's all Linux's fault. All these cool new laptops that have been coming out over the last year or so. I want one. I want them ALL. But I can't have them. Why?

First Look: The GIMP 2.5.0

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GIMP

news.softpedia.com: The GIMP team announced today the first release from the 2.5 development series. It is true that this version is unstable, but a little bird told me to give it a try and see what's it capable of.

KDE 4 in Actual Usage

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KDE

digested.blogspot: I've been building KDE 4 from svn for a while, testing from time to time to see if it could be used. The answer was negative until recently. Most of what I want has stabilized enough to become my working desktop.

You Have To Take Your Hat Off To Red Hat

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Linux
  • You Have To Take Your Hat Off To Red Hat

  • Red Hat wrestles with Linux apathy
  • Red Hat leads open source contributions to Linux Kernel
  • Red Hat exec hits back at govt open source shyness

OOXML Drops An ‘O’

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OSS
  • OOXML Drops An ‘O’

  • OOXML to harmonise with ODF?
  • OOXML approved by ISO: What next?
  • OOXML ISO aftermath in Poland

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Hidden World of Linux: Follow up Part 1 - NAS

  • Turn on ClearType like Smooth Text in Ubuntu Linux
  • Secure your system with Tripwire
  • How To Restore Grub In Ubuntu
  • KDE4 - How to Install latest development version on your Linux PC, from source code
  • Adjust Volume of Individual Applications with PulseAudio
  • Evolution: Synchronizing My Ipaq
  • ptunnel: send/receive TCP traffic via ICMP reliably
  • Twitter and GNOME integration

Shuttle's New $99 KPC Review

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Linux
Hardware

tomshardware.com: When it's your job to review new PC hardware, it's easy to get caught up in the cutting edge of technology. However, not everyone requires the fastest hardware. It is for these folks that Shuttle introduced the KPC, which stands for "Korporate Personal Computer".

Power Management on Linux, Part 1

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HowTos

linuxplanet.com: Power management on computers has three parts: selecting devices that are more power-efficient, tuning your systems to run more efficiently, and configuring systems to use less power during periods of inactivity. The first step is finding the power hogs on your systems, so today we'll learn how to measure hardware power usage.

Fixing bugs: how distributions react

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Linux

itwire.com: Two weeks from today, the next version of Ubuntu should be available for download; the scheduled release date is April 24. A few significant bugs still remain and it would be interesting to see how one, in particular, is tackled.

Europarlement testing Ubuntu, OpenOffice and Firefox

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OSS

ec.europa.eu: The European Parliament's IT department is testing the use of GNU/Linux distribution Ubuntu, OpenOffice, Firefox and other Open Source applications, the British MEP James Nicholson explained last week in a letter to Italian MEP Marco Cappato.

Open source video editing: what we have now and what we need

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Software

linux.com: Watching the evolution of open source tools for video editing and manipulation over the last 10 years has been less than a thrilling experience. But are things about to change for the better in the near future? Can even the people most disenchanted with the current state of affairs feel tempted to regain a spark of hope?

Harvard starts teaching open source

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OSS

Matt Asay: It's about time that United States elite academic institutions finally got around to not only using open-source software, but also teaching it. In the April 2008 edition of Harvard Business Review, Harvard gives its MBA students a taste of the decision facing every company that leverages technology as part of its business: Should I embrace or fight open source?

PCLinuxOS Gnome links two worlds

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Linux

linux.com: If you're looking for a GNOME desktop for the popular PCLinuxOS (PCLOS), then newly released PCLinuxOS Gnome might be for you.

Will Linux Dominate Ultra-Portable Market?

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Linux

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy was guilty of hyping Windows-based Ultra-Portables from startups like OQO a year ago, but he has drastically changed his thinking about the Ultra-Portable computer market. He thinks current market dynamics greatly favor Linux over Windows in the Ultra-Portable industry. Here’s why.

ThinkFree Office: Running on Ubuntu 8.04!

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Software

jonreagan.wordpress: ThinkFree is a company, which for the longest time, has offered their free online office suite, much like Google docs or Zoho Office. On April 7, things changed…

How Google could Win the OS Wars

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OS

Matt Hartley: For a number of years now, Google has been waging a battle to win over your desktop without ever settling for one OS platform. Opting to play it safe by not entering the platform wars, but what if they were to put this mindset aside, and find themselves in a position to take on Microsoft in a more direct way? I think they might be able to make it work, so long as they utilize the following commonsense strategy.

Also: gOS Goes with Awn!

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Games: Open Source Puzzle Games and SDL 2.0.6 Release

  • Improve Your Mental Mettle with These Open Source Puzzle Games
    The puzzle genre often tests problem-solving skills enhancing both analytical and critical thinking skills. Word completion, pattern recognition, logical reasoning, persistence, and sequence solving are some of the skills often required to prosper here. Some games offer unlimited time or attempts to solve a puzzle, others present time-limited exercises which increase the difficulty of the puzzle. Most puzzle games are basic in graphics but are very addictive.
  • SDL 2.0.6 Released With Vulkan Helpers, DRM/KMS Driver
    SDL 2.0.6 was released on Friday as the latest feature update for this widely-used library that allows for more cross-platform portability of applications and games centered around input, audio, and video helpers.

BeagleBone Announces the Open Source PocketBeagle USB-Key-Fob SBC

  • BeagleBone Announces the Open Source PocketBeagle USB-Key-Fob SBC
    You've probably heard of BeagleBones and the Beagleboard Foundation by now (check out that link if you're not familiar with them). They make open source SBCs and have an online community much like the Raspberry Pi Foundation. While Beaglebones don't have as large of a community or market share as Raspberry Pi, their boards are still quite popular because they tend to be more application-focused than Raspberry Pis. For example, there's the general-purpose Beaglebone Black, the sensor-oriented Beaglebone Green, and the Beaglebone Blue for robotics applications.
  • What is PocketBeagle?

today's howtos

Graphics: NVIDIA, Nouveau, X.Org Server

  • NVIDIA Making Progress On Server-Side GLVND: Different Drivers For Different X Screens
    While NVIDIA isn't doing much to help out Nouveau, at least the company is contributing to the open-source Linux graphics ecosystem in other ways. In addition to presenting at XDC2017 this week on the Unix device memory allocator API and DeepColor / HDR support, they also presented on server-side GLVND. Server-side GLVND is separate from the client-side GLVND (OpenGL Vendor Neutral Dispatch Library) that evolved over the past few years and with modern Linux systems is supported both by Mesa and the NVIDIA binary driver. Server-side GLVND can help PRIME laptops and other use-cases like XWayland where potentially dealing with multiple GPU drivers touching X.
  • Nouveau Developers Remain Blocked By NVIDIA From Advancing Open-Source Driver
    Longtime Nouveau contributors Martin Peres and Karol Herbst presented at this week's XDC2017 X.Org conference at the Googleplex in Mountain View. It was a quick talk as they didn't have a whole lot to report on due to their open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver efforts largely being restricted by NVIDIA Corp.
  • X.Org Server 1.20 Expected Around January With New Features
    X.Org Server 1.19 is already almsot one year old and while X.Org is currently well off its six month release cadence, version 1.20 is being figured out for an early 2018 release. Adam Jackson of Red Hat who has been serving as the xorg-server release manager held a quick session on Friday at XDC2017 to figure out what's needed for X.Org Server 1.20. His goal is to see X.Org Server 1.20 released in time for making the Fedora 28 version. For that to happen nicely, he's hoping to see xorg-server 1.20 released in January. The Fedora 28 beta freeze is the middle of March so there is still time for the 1.20 release to slip while making the F28 Linux distribution update.