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AMD Catalyst 8.02 Linux Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: Whether it is a big or small update, every month AMD releases a new Catalyst package for both Linux and Windows for their supported ATI Radeon products.

Android: It’s real!

blogs.zdnet.com: Vincent Nguyen over at Phone Magazine posted a video of Android software running on off-the-shelf hardware at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Accounting Software for the Geek Ranch

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Software

linuxjournal.com: The Geek Ranch will need an accounting system. Being, Chief Geek, that means I need to solve the problem. To make it a bit harder, our accountant will not be on the list of English speakers so the program needs to work in Spanish. Well, I have done a lot of looking around.

Rare Jon 'maddog' Hall video interview

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OSS

linux.com: He's a popular guy, that maddog. And with good reason. It's a little surprising that there is nary a video of him speaking to be seen anywhere on the Web. So here you go, video-lovers and maddog fans. These videos are for you.

Why Gentoo is dead :(

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Gentoo

computingfunnyfacts: I finally removed myself from all the Gentoo mailing lists. I did this with some sad thoughts. I had been using gentoo for almost 4 Years and it taught me quite a lot about Linux. Unfortunately I have been seeing the Gentoo project die over the past year or so.

Linux News Readers - A call from the dark ages

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Software

raiden.net: Contrary to popular belief, Usenet is not dead. It's not a dying technology, nor is it an old school technology that is going the way of classic services such as Kermit and Zmodem. Usenet is one of the biggest information sharing and collaborative tools out there in the world.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Mount Network File systems (NFS,Samba) in Ubuntu

  • Installing Adobe Flash Player in Ubuntu
  • Sysvconfig: How not to go postal over a service
  • Meet the Anti-Nmap: PSAD
  • Pimp your Blogspot
  • Browse Anonymously In Thirty Seconds and Three Easy Steps in Ubuntu
  • Joining an Active Directory domain with Ubuntu

Linux, the language of love

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Linux

iTWire: It’s St Valentine’s Day in much of the western world (and, it seems, the World of Warcraft too). Did you know Linux is unique among operating systems due to its inherent romanticism? Here’s how Linux helps sling forth Cupid’s arrows on this day. Spice up your love life with these seven sure-fire tips.

Drupal 6.0 released

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Drupal

drupal.org: After one year of development we are ready to release Drupal 6.0 to the world. Thanks to the tireless work of the Drupal community, over 1,600 issues have been resolved during the Drupal 6.0 release cycle.

30 Reasons Why I Love Linux

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Here’s something for Valentine. You might find this a little bit corny, but I guess that’s what Love is all about. Enjoy!

eeeXubuntu

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Ubuntu

linuxlibrarian.org: This morning I installed eeeXubuntu on the solid state disk of the little Eee. It's pretty cool. The default Xandros in advanced mode was okay, but it was also a bit limiting.

Vector Linux 5.9: Light, fast Slackware-based distro

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Reviews

Vector Linux 5.9, released in late December of last year, is a Slackware 12.0-based distribution that uses Xfce 4.4.2 as its default user interface. Generally speaking, Xfce requires less horsepower than other UIs, like GNOME and KDE, and so Vector Linux bills itself as an excellent operating system to install on older, lower-powered computers. I've been using it for the past two weeks, and like what I see.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 9

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SUSE

Issue nine of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2 is out, openSUSE Membership Now Open for Applications, and In Planet SUSE: Lightning-fast package management for 11.0, Command-line 1-Click-Install.

SLAX 6.0.0: the revival!

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Linux

beranger.org: Slax.org was relaunched, SLAX 6 was released, mirrors were announced, and the new life of SLAX is only starting! The only thing I fail to understand is Tomas' position on the (optional) $30 donation... per month!

Take advantage of multiple CPU cores during file compression

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HowTos

linux.com: With the number of CPU cores in desktop machines moving from two to four and soon eight, the ability to execute computationally expensive tasks in parallel is becoming more important. The mgzip tools that can take advantage of multiple CPU cores during file compression, while pbzip2 uses multiple cores for both compression and decompression.

Open Source breaking barriers

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OSS

deccanherald.com: Besides the apparent commercial benefits of adapting open source approach, technology developers also appreciate the possibility of altering the software to suit their architecture.

A sad state of affairs: open source in the UK

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OSS

blogs.the451group: I stated yesterday that open source had not been widely adopted in the UK without really backing the statement up. Fortunately SiriusIT, the UK-based open source services firm, has revamped its site with a blog entry explaining the situation with the example of open source adoption in the schools sector.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Dell Promotes Linux on the Desktop

  • Corporate Code Searching with Krugle
  • Ubuntu Developer Week - Your Shipment Of Win Has Arrived
  • Ars at SCALE: the exhibit hall
  • 451 weighs in on GPLv3
  • Mozilla offering limited live chat support for Firefox
  • Must Do Better, BECTA
  • GNU's upcoming 25-year anniversary
  • Next Up for Enterprise Open Source: Nexenta?
  • The long tail of open source

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • HowTo Create an IPv6 over IPv4 Tunnel to Reach the IPv6 Internet

  • Ping IPv6 IP Address With ping6 Command
  • HowTo Fix vmsplice Local Root Exploit in Gentoo Linux
  • Pimp your WordPress
  • Linux Tips: find all files of a particular size
  • Windows XP, Ubuntu, GParted & Super Grub Disk
  • Small-scale SNMP reporting
  • Ebuild 2 Overlay
  • Linux Tip No.15:IP Address Aliasing - Temporary

Group interview: a graphic view of the open hardware movement

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Hardware
Interviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Excitement in the Open Graphics community is quite high as it approaches its first production run of the FPGA-based “Open Graphics Development” board, known as “OGD1”. As an insider in this group, I had a unique opportunity to interview several of its members.

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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.

ASUS Launches Its Thinnest and Lightest Flippable Chromebook, the Flip C101

ASUS announced a new Chromebook on its website, the Flip C101, which is a smaller and lightweight version of the C302 model. Featuring a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, the all-new Chromebook is priced at only $299 in the US. Read more