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After being quiet for nearly two months, NVIDIA has come out this afternoon and released the NVIDIA 1.0-8762 Linux display drivers. Contained in this release are a few fixes, new product support, and more. Here at Phoronix we have taken a quick look at some of the changes.
Five months after release of X11R7.0, the modularized and autotooled release of the MIT ("X") Licensed X Window System source code, the X.Org Foundation has issued its first modular roll-up release.
Linux Display Driver
Operating System: Linux IA32, AMD64/EM64T, FreeBSD x86, Solaris x64/x86
Release Date: May 22, 2006
Last December I blogged about the uproar Linux creator Linus Torvalds had caused by posting on the gnome.org Usability list his extreme dislike for the direction the Gnome developers had taken with the UI. Why rehash this now?
This is our second development release on our road towards GNOME 2.16.0, which will be released in September 2006. GNOME 2.15.2 works well and you should definitely try it to see how well it works.
The amaroK team have announced the official release of amaroK 1.4, and the launch of the Fast Forward series, the cheeky successor to the well-received Airborne series.
Hardware monitoring on Linux is actually pretty straightforward, but like most other things, even the simplest stuff can be complicated. Basically there are three “layers” of software involved, all of which are based around the lm_sensors software package.
Creating ASCII art was never an easy job. For one, you need to have imagination and a knack for portraying things in an intelligent visually appealing manner. Now though, the perseverance part of the job of creating ASCII art has been elevated by a software called JavE.
In this series of Linux desktop graphical environment overviews, we saw widely used KDE and GNOME a while back. Today, we’ll take a look at XPde. This Linux graphical environment looks like a carbon copy of Microsoft Windows XP and it runs very much independently of KDE and GNOME.
Linux-only workstations are far more secure than Windows PCs when comes to trojan and viruses coming by e-mail. Therefore, many Linux users either don't feel the need to use an antivirus under Linux. The last weekend I decided to try both Linux Desktop Anti-Virii.
Arguing for an increase in your IT security budget is often an arduous task, so many administrators turn to free open source tools to help get the job done. But how can they rely on tools with no commercial support and that never get past the beta version? Well, if you think like that, you need to think again.
Mambo's core development team leader Martin Brampton has called it quits. In his resignation letter, Brampton wrote, "In terms of fundamental principles, there is a considerable concern in my mind that the Board is not informing itself about the members wishes, and not making decisions that fully take account of their interests."
Opera Software on Wednesday announced plans to bring a Web revolution to the living room. The Norway-based browser developer intends to do this through a partnership with Nintendo.