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Is PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu or any Linux Ready for Desktop?

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: A search for "linux ready for desktop" brings millions of results on any search engine. The phrase "Linux Desktop Year" has been around 5 years now. Over the years, the question on its validity has been asked again and again. Fundamentally what does one mean by "Linux Desktop Year"?

Watching the watchers of the GPL

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OSS Ah the GPL. The GNU Public License. It’s probably one of the most controversial topics in all of the IT world. What is it and how is it enforced? Who backs it and who defends it? And who watches the watchers? Now there’s the real rub.

and more ubuntu

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  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS review

  • Hidden Linux: Hardy - The way I like it
  • ubuntu 8.04 lts (hardy heron): a disappointment

Girls Love Linux

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Linux If you think that Linux is only "for the boys", then think again. Did you know that there are women-oriented Linux communities that are created to provide both technical and social support for women Linux users?

Using Dell’s D/Dock docking station with Linux

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liquidat.wordpress: Dell is shipping docking stations for it’s Latitude Laptops. I’ve tested a D/Dock and it does work with Linux. The only real problems have their roots in Linux’ shortcomings.

*buntu stuff

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  • Tribute to the Kubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

  • Other Ubuntu variants
  • Howto Disable CTRL-ALT-DEL from shutting down in Ubuntu
  • An interview with hyper_ch
  • Reset Compiz effects back to Ubuntu Defaults…
  • Ubuntu's Hardy Heron Takes Virtualization Flight

Linux Review: gOS Space 2.9

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linux-exploration.blogspot: GOS 2.9 is based off the Ubuntu distribution, and it is the operating system that is coming on the Everex G-PC's and the Everex Cloud Book. The new 2.9 version, has a Mac-OS type feel. Even though it seems appropriate, the G does not stand for Google. Gets 9,000 Signatures

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Software When started in late February, within one week of its launch it already had 5,000 signatures and days later it passed the 6,000 and 7,000 marks too. This letter was an open letter to NVIDIA looking for more information on their open-source strategy.

Red Hat sees sales abroad: CEO finds emerging economies amenable to open source

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Linux Red Hat will look primarily to emerging markets, not the United States, to expand service sales in the coming years, chief executive Jim Whitehurst said.

First Impressions: Mandriva Spring 2008

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MDV Maybe I am wrong, but I have seen only raving reviews about the new Mandriva Spring 2008. Positive reviews. Since I always like to draw my own conclusions and Mandriva is one the releases this spring, I decided to give it a spin.

more 'buntu

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  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 on a HP Compaq nx7000

  • Minibuntu 8.04 is out
  • Five Softwares to Install in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • First Impression of the Heron 8.04
  • Thanks to all the contributors for Hardy

some leftovers:

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  • Hardy Heron – my odd first experiences

  • Two Sweet New Linux Distros
  • The difficulty of building community around commercial: The OpenSolaris example
  • How To Be a Linux/Open Source Advocate
  • Hibernation in Draco
  • Going Open Source Series & Working With Open Source Companies
  • Create/Find Hardware Reviews
  • Compiz White & Black Frozen screen fix
  • GSA makes the case for open source

Mandriva 2008.1 Package Manager

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MDV Mandriva Spring 2008.1 is no doubt a great distribution. It has good collection of default software, has excellent hardware detection, has proprietary drivers and software and an overall great out of box experience. People, including me, often complain about its Package manager. Lets have a little detailed look.

Does Hate Linux Users?

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Web Up until recently there was no problem viewing video content on Fox News Video web pages. Apparently some Microsoft and Apple Only types have taken over the video content pages for Fox News.

more ubuntu

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  • I should know better by now

  • Synching the open source release schedule
  • Dapper to Hardy fails me
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS on ASUS Eee PC

Something to Really Bake Your Noodle

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KDE I pulled down the Kubuntu flavor of Heron yesterday, and thus far I like what I have seen. I haven't noticed any great leaps in speed or interface changes. The geek part of me sometimes longs for the heady days when new interfaces came out as a matter of course. I called up Aaron Seigo, the lead developer of Plasma and asked for a basic rundown of what he and his team are doing.

People of openSUSE: Michael Löffler

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SUSE This week ‘People of openSUSE’ scope out openSUSE Product Manager Michael Löffler known for his great work in helping setting up the openSUSE Project, bridge between Novell and community, openSUSE Shop, and so much more..!

few howtos:

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  • HOWTO: Install btnx for better mouse control in Ubuntu Hardy

  • List RPM keys you trust
  • How to use any command in FTP ?
  • Fast way to execute sequential commands from the command history
  • How do I find information (version, etc.) about php?

Ksplice, Rebootless Linux Kernel Security Updates

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Linux "I've put together an automatic system for applying kernel security patches to the Linux kernel without rebooting it, and I wanted to share this system with the community in case others find it useful or interesting," said Jeff Arnold, announcing ksplice.

Why you hate the GPL and why I love it

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matt asay: I'm helping to edit what is turning out to be a shockingly good book on the legal issues around open source, from the developer's perspective. When it comes out, you will want to buy it. It's incredibly well-written and expresses things much more clearly than I've yet seen in my 10 years within the open-source community.

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Ubuntu: Logic Supply and Linux 4.15/Linux 4.16

  • Tiny Apollo Lake based mini-PCs run Ubuntu
    Logic Supply unveiled two 116 x 83 x 34mm mini-PCs built around a Celeron N3350: a CL200 with 3x USB ports and a CL210 that doubles memory to 2GB LPDDR4 and 32GB eMMC, and adds a second mini-DP and GbE port. Logic Supply announced its smallest mini-PCs to date with CL200 and CL210 models that measure just 116 x 83 x 34mm. The CL200 ships with Ubuntu 16.04 while the more advanced CL210 also offers Windows 10 IoT. Both of these “IoT Edge Device” mini-PCs tap Intel’s dual-core, 1.1GHz Celeron N3350 with 6W TDP from the Apollo Lake generation, and support digital media, data acquisition, automation, and network gateway applications.
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Continues Prepping With The Linux 4.15 Kernel
    There were various calls by independent end-users voicing their two cents that Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" should ship with Linux 4.16 instead of Linux 4.15, but that isn't going to happen. In several different places the past few weeks I've seen various remarks made of how "Ubuntu 18.04 should ship with Linux 4.16" on the basis of either better Spectre/Meltdown support, Linux 4.16 will be out in time and neither 4.15 or 4.16 are even LTS releases, better hardware support, or users simply wanting all the goodies in Linux 4.16. But that's simply foolish given Ubuntu 18.04 is being a Long Term Support release and how close the timing ends up being as is.
  • Kernel Team summary: March 21, 2018
    On the road to 18.04 we have a 4.15 based kernel in the Bionic repository.

Graphics: mesa 17.3.7, mesa 18.0.0-rc5, VGA_Switcheroo and More

  • mesa 17.3.7
    Mesa 17.3.7 is now available.
  • Mesa 17.3.7 Released With A Bunch Of Fixes
    While Mesa 18.0 should finally be out on Friday as the major quarterly update to the Mesa 3D drivers, Mesa 17.3.7 is out today and it's a rather big update for being just another point release to last month's 17.3 series. Last week marked the release candidate of Mesa 17.3.7 with 50+ changes and then on Monday came a second release candidate given all the extra patches.
  • mesa 18.0.0-rc5
    The fifth and final release candidate for Mesa 18.0.0 is now available.
  • Mesa 18.0-RC5 Released, Mesa 18.0 Should Finally Be Out On Friday
    Nearly one and a half months since Mesa 18.0-RC4 and nearly one month since last seeing any Git activity on the "18.0" Mesa Git branch, it's finally been updated today with the availability of Mesa 18.0-RC5. Mesa release manager Emil Velikov announced this long-awaited release candidate today. He says this is the fifth and final release candidate. Given the month plus since the last RC, there are many fixes/changes in this release: In fact, more than 80 changes in total for Mesa 18.0-RC5.
  • Improved VGA_Switcheroo Going Into Linux 4.17
    Google's Sean Paul has sent in the final drm-misc-next pull request to DRM-Next of new feature material for the upcoming Linux 4.17 kernel cycle. Most notable with this final drm-misc-next update is the recent VGA_Switcheroo improvements by Lukas Wunner. This is the device link
  • AMD Posts Open-Source Driver Patches For Vega 12
    It's been a while since last hearing anything about the rumored "Vega 12" GPU but coming out this morning are a set of 42 patches providing support for this unreleased GPU within the mainline Linux kernel. Alex Deucher of AMD's Linux driver team sent out the 42 patches this morning providing initial support for Vega 12 within the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver.
  • DXVK Now Has An On-Disk Shader Cache
    DXVK, the exciting project implementing the Direct3D 11 API over Vulkan for Wine gamers, now has an on-disk shader cache.
  • Freedreno's MSM DRM Driver Continues Prepping For Adreno 600 Series Support
    Rob Clark has submitted the MSM DRM driver changes to DRM-Next for the Linux 4.17 kernel for benefiting Qualcomm SoC owners. Changes this cycle for the open-source MSM DRM driver include DSI updates, fixing some race conditions, DebugFS enhancements, MDP5 fixes, and refactoring/prep work for the Adreno 600 series support.
  • NVIDIA's Jetson TK1 Is Being EOL'ed Next Month
    Easily one of our favorite ARM single-board computers ever, the Jetson TK1 from NVIDIA, will be facing retirement next month. A Phoronix reader has tipped us off that NVIDIA has sent out their EOL notice that shipments of the Jetson TK1 developer kits will be ending by the end of April. Following that, it will just live on until distributors run out of their inventory.

Slax Linux Distribution Begins Planning For Its First 2018 Release

Arriving last Christmas was a rejuvenated release of Slax, the long-running, lightweight Linux distribution with its development restarting last year and having shifted from being a Slackware derivative to Debian and moving from KDE to Fluxbox+Compton. Those involved are working on a new Slax release for 2018. Slax lead developer Tomas Matejicek has announced work is underway on the next version of this modern Slax OS with Debian+Fluxbox. Read more Original: Work in progress on next version

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