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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Back in September was when NVIDIA shared they would begin supporting the Nouveau driver and assisting these independent open-source developers with some public documentation. Since then we've seen release a little bit of GPU documentation and then chime in on mailing list conversations from time-to-time as was done on Friday.
GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.
With GParted you can resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss, enabling you to:
Grow or shrink your C: drive
Create space for new operating systems
Attempt data rescue from lost partitions
The antiX homepage says that it is designed to be fast, lightweight and easy to install.
Based on Debian's testing branch, antiX is truly one of those distributions designed to run on older machines.
The homepage states that it will comfortably work on a Pentium PII computer with 64 megabytes of RAM.
There are 3 versions of antiX available varying in size from 690 megabytes down to a core version weighing in at just 135 megabytes. Last but not least antiX is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
My hopes were high, and if you go back and read some of my posts during that time it shows in the way I wrote about it. Then there were rumours that there might be a KDE version of LMDE, and I thought that would be Nirvana for sure.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has just announced a few minutes ago, December 8, that the fourth maintenance release of the Linux kernel 3.12 is now available for download.
Clement Lefebvre has announced earlier today, December 8, that the Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Linux Mint 16 KDE Edition operating system is available for download and testing.
Although Fedora 19 and Korora 19 are genetically identical, we admit it's a little unfair to pit these distros against each other. Fedora is more than an OS: it's an ecosystem and caters to a wide spectrum of users. On the other hand, Korora is just one branch of that ecosystem that has been pruned and cultivated to serve one section of Fedora users: the everyday desktop user.
Most folks either love or hate Chromebooks but in spite of what you might think they make good gifts for the holidays. They are all nice laptops that with the exception of one, are some of the cheapest notebooks around.
Mentor Graphics has updated its Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench and Analyzer embedded development tools with faster performance and improved debugging.
Of course there are other independent derivatives of Ubuntu — ones that use Enlightenment, KDE, etc. Those too are needed to ensure diversity and suitability to more potential audiences.
How distributions which were largely forgotten some years ago are making a comeback and spawning new derivatives
What stood out, however, were hardware efforts. First, there was GCW-ZERO, the open source gaming console . Then there was Piixl Jetpack [13-19] and the $499 Steam Machine we alluded to before .
The number one distribution was, as usual Ubuntu. But, Ubuntu only got 16 percent, with Debian coming in second at 14.1 percent. So, one could say that Debian is strong since Ubuntu is based on Debian. One could also say that Ubuntu is surprisingly weak. One would think it would be higher. One possibility is that Linux Journal readers are pretty hard core, and might often eschew Ubuntu for other distributions that cause more pain. Face it. Real Linux users like to wear hair shirts.