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Kernel Log: 2.6.29 development kicks off, improved 3D support

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heise-online.co.uk: Following the release of Linux 2.6.28 on Christmas Eve, the start of the hectic merge window phase of development for the next version was delayed for a few days of peace on earth, before business as usual, with Linus Torvalds begining to collect changes for 2.6.29 on the 28th of December.

TORCS 1.3.1 released

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Gaming

linux-gamers.net: TORCS version 1.3.1 is available for download. The most important changes are reworked cars and tracks, new and better looking opponents, and a lot of little improvements and a few new features.

A call for a Linux powered wearable PC

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raiden.net: One of the great technologies I've been looking forward to for years is the wearable PC. The idea of a wearable PC has been in the mindset of the general public since at least the early 80's, or possibly sooner.

Meet Google Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: It was only inevitable that Google Android would find its way onto the PC. But what exactly does this mean for Linux? Does it really hold any value or will it be nothing more than a flash in the pan?

Should open source boycott Microsoft?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: I don’t think so, but then I read headlines like this, from the Manila Bulletin in the Philippines, and I wonder if such a boycott does not already exist.

Fedora 11 release name voting

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: As was just announced on the announcement mailing list*, the voting ballots for the Fedora 11 release name are now open.

Saving the Planet with Linux

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jdeeth.blogspot: This is supposed to be a political blog, but it's Linux Monday and that means it's time for a look at the politics of software. Nothing's a hotter issue these days, literally, than global warming, and today we'll see how Linux can save the planet.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 284

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Linux and distributions through the years

  • Statistics: DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking in 2007 and 2008
  • News: Debian clears Lenny firmware issue, Ubuntu proposes new notification agent, openSUSE discusses roadmap for 11.2, Xubuntu and Bayanihan Linux updates
  • Released last week: FreeBSD 7.1, Sabayon Linux 4, sidux 2008-04
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008.2
  • Donations: LXDE receives US$250
  • New distribution: Chakra LiveCD
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Interview With Stormy Peters - GNOME Foundation

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Interviews

howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Stormy about History and scope of the GNOME umbrella project, The relationship between GNOME and the public, and Branding an open source project in a world of mixed solutions.

GRUB 2 Receives New Font Engine

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Software

phoronix.com: GRUB 2, the next-generation Linux boot loader, has received a new font engine. Version 2 of the GRand Unified Bootloader introduces this new font engine that's written in C and with a font tool in Java.

Gaming on Linux: I’ll Stick With Wine, Please

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Gaming

workswithu.com: There’s been some discussion lately about promoting Linux as a gaming platform in order to win the struggle against proprietary operating systems. It’s an interesting idea, but I don’t think it meshes well with reality. Here’s why.

The world may be unstable but Linux is not

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toolbox.com/blogs/locutus: As the old Chinese curse goes, we live in interesting times. The whole world is in a state of flux and nobody really knows what will happen. One thing I do know is that at least my favourite operating system just keeps on going.

FreeBSD 7.1 released

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heise-online.co.uk: The FreeBSD project have released FreeBSD 7.1, an update to the FreeBSD 7 series of stable releases. Among the highlights of the release is support for DTrace inside the kernel, which has been imported from OpenSolaris.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Major Win for ODF in Brazil

  • Another perfect Intrepid install
  • Disaster: Ubuntu 8.10
  • fedora 11 feature - proposal
  • YaST Software Management module in openSUSE 11.1
  • Migrating from Windows
  • Please, keep your Gentoo in a consistent state
  • Pinoy open source firm, MS ink unholy alliance
  • Campus Party Brazil - maddog's challenge - multimedia and Free Software
  • Using rsync with no command like [linux]
  • Review: MSI Wind

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Six ways to speed up Yum on Fedora

  • Choosing a Secure Password
  • [HOWTO] Use equery to master portage
  • Understanding Linux /etc/fstab
  • Emacs - a beginner's setup
  • Adding watermark to your images using GIMP

Mozilla chief John Lilly is fired up about making a better Web browser

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Moz/FF

latimes.com: Reporting from San Francisco -- The gig:Chief executive of Mozilla Corp., maker of the Firefox Web browser, which broke Microsoft Corp.'s hold on the market so that it couldn't dominate the Internet the way it does computer operating systems.

Another Reason to Run GNU/Linux...

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opendotdotdot.blogspot: The Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant. So why might GNU/Linux help?

Samung NC10 Netbook

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix.com: It seems that each and every week there are new netbooks that are introduced, but there are not many differences between most models. However, one of the latest companies to join the netbook bandwagon here in the United States has been Samsung with the introduction of the NC10. Is there anything special about it?

Also: My First Netbook Experience

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #123

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #123 for the week of December 21st- January 3rd, 2009 is now available.

An Inconvenient OS Truth

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: This post has been in the making since mid-December, when I came across one of the most outrageously titled posts on a professional web publication that I think I've ever read: "Dumbass consumers squander netbook experience by rejecting Linux."

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Linux 4.18 RC2 Released From China

  • Linux 4.18-rc2
    Another week, another -rc. I'm still traveling - now in China - but at least I'm doing this rc Sunday _evening_ local time rather than _morning_. And next rc I'll be back home and over rmy jetlag (knock wood) so everything should be back to the traditional schedule. Anyway, it's early in the rc series yet, but things look fairly normal. About a third of the patch is drivers (drm and s390 stand out, but here's networking and block updates too, and misc noise all over). We also had some of the core dma files move from drivers/base/dma-* (and lib/dma-*) to kernel/dma/*. We sometimes do code movement (and other "renaming" things) after the merge window simply because it tends to be less disruptive that way. Another 20% is under "tools" - mainly due to some selftest updates for rseq, but there's some turbostat and perf tooling work too. We also had some noticeable filesystem updates, particularly to cifs. I'm going to point those out, because some of them probably shouldn't have been in rc2. They were "fixes" not in the "regressions" sense, but in the "missing features" sense. So please, people, the "fixes" during the rc series really should be things that are _regressions_. If it used to work, and it no longer does, then fixing that is a good and proper fix. Or if something oopses or has a security implication, then the fix for that is a real fix. But if it's something that has never worked, even if it "fixes" some behavior, then it's new development, and that should come in during the merge window. Just because you think it's a "fix" doesn't mean that it really is one, at least in the "during the rc series" sense. Anyway, with that small rant out of the way, the rest is mostly arch updates (x86, powerpc, arm64, mips), and core networking. Go forth and test. Things look fairly sane, it's not really all that scary. Shortlog appended for people who want to scan through what changed. Linus
  • Linux 4.18-rc2 Released With A Normal Week's Worth Of Changes
    Due to traveling in China, Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 4.18-rc2 kernel a half-day ahead of schedule, but overall things are looking good for Linux 4.18.

A GTK+ 3 update

  • A GTK+ 3 update
    When we started development towards GTK+ 4, we laid out a plan that said GTK+ 3.22 would be the final, stable branch of GTK+ 3. And we’ve stuck to this for a while. I has served us reasonably well — GTK+ 3 stopped changing in drastic ways, which was well-received, and we are finally seeing applications moving from GTK+ 2.
  • GTK+ 3.24 To Deliver Some New Features While Waiting For GTK4
    While the GNOME tool-kit developers have been hard at work on GTK4 roughly the past two years and have kept GTK3 frozen at GTK+ 3.22, a GTK+ 3.24 release is now being worked on to deliver some new features until GTK+ 4.0 is ready to be released. While GTK+ 4.0 is shaping up well and GTK+ 3.22 was planned to be the last GTK3 stable release, the developers have had second thoughts due to GTK+ 4 taking time to mature. Some limited new features are being offered up in the GTK+ 3.24 release to debut this September.

Finally: First stable release of KBibTeX for KDE Frameworks 5

After almost exactly two years of being work-in-progress, the first stable release of KBibTeX for KDE Frameworks 5 has been published! You can grab the sources at your local KDE mirror. Some distributions like ArchLinux already ship binary packages. After one beta and one release candidate, now comes the final release. You may wonder why this release gets version number 0.8.1 but not 0.8 as expected. This is simply due to the fact that I noticed a bug in CMakeLists.txt when computing version numbers which did not work if the version number just had two fields, i. e. no ‘patch’ version. As the code and the tag of 0.8 was already pushed, I had no alternative than to fix the problem and increase the version number. Otherwise, the ChangeLog (alternative view) is virtually unchanged compared to the last pre-release. Read more

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