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January 2008

Reiser's son afraid to return to U.S.

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Reiser

abclocal.go.com: Attorneys for Nina Reiser's mother say Nina's son is afraid to return to the U.S. from Russia because of all the trauma he has suffered since Nina disappeared, a social services worker testified today.

Also: Cops Find $9,000 and Passport on Hans Reiser

Motorola responds to Nokia's Trolltech buy

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Software

linuxdevices.com: Motorola has responded to the news earlier this week that rival Nokia plans to purchase Trolltech, long-time supplier of the graphical development framework used in Motorola's Linux phones. In a nutshell, the response boils down to, "We were over Qt, anyway."

Track your collections with Tellico

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Software

linux.com: Is there anyone who doesn't collect something? I, for instance, have a sizable collection of books. Remembering who gave me which ones, and keeping track of ones I've currently lent to friends, is a nightmarish chore. Happily, the Tellico collection manager can catalog all sorts of collections, including books, movies, games, cards, coins, comic books, and even wine.

The data demonstrates Ubuntu's march into the enterprise

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Ubuntu

Matt Asay: Ubuntu is making inroads at IBM, with IBM making a significant commitment to lift Ubuntu out of its alleged "community" status to true enterprise status. (It's already enterprise-class, but perception lags technology.) IBM's reason for its Ubuntu move? Customer demand.

SCSI Targets

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Linux

kernelTRAP: As you probably know there is a trend in enterprise computing towards networked storage. This is illustrated by the emergence during the past few years of standards like SRP (SCSI RDMA Protocol), iSCSI (Internet SCSI) and iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA)," began Bart Van Assche, proposing that SCST be merged into the mainline kernel.

Daniel Robbins Declines Gentoo Nomination

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org: By the end of our discussion, we both realized that we would have much more fun and many more opportunities to work together to improve Gentoo by focusing our efforts outside of the existing project.

Gnome Linux desktop updated

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Software

zdnet.co.uk: The Gnome project has released the first test version of Gnome 2.22 this week, including a new web-browser engine, a new virtual file system and updates for virtual network computing and accessibility.

Ubuntu Alphas Offer a Sneak Peak at 'Hardy Heron'

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Ubuntu

blog.wired.com: Hardy Heron, the next release from the Ubuntu Linux team, isn't due until April 2008, but already the early alpha releases are filled with significant changes and improvements. Alpha 4, the most recent release of Hardy Heron, features a new BitTorrent client, new CD/DVD burning tools and PulseAudio which will be the new audio handler.

600,000,000 Firefox Add-on Downloads

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com: In John Lilly’s blog post in November about Firefox market share, he said one of the most important factors for figuring out how Firefox is doing is the health of addons.mozilla.org.

ndesk-dbus and the end of freedom in GNOME

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Software

beranger.org: Officially, "It aims for compatibility with Mono and Microsoft .NET frameworks supporting the 2.0 profile. " I find this worrying because it is a Mono-implementation of D-Bus, which I would consider a core-technology for the desktop.

More in Tux Machines

Graphics: Intel Gen12, Navy Flounder, Sway and DRM-Next

  • Intel Gen12 Graphics Bring EU Fusion - EUs Fused In Pairs

    While we remain eager to find out more about (and benchmark) Intel Gen12 graphics in Tiger Lake and Xe discrete graphics with this generation bringing the biggest changes to the ISA since i965, Linux patches and bug reports do continue offering new tid-bits of information on Gen12. One bit that I don't believe has been reported publicly or at least not widely is that starting with Intel Gen12 graphics there is "EU Fusion" or the execution units now being paired for yielding a larger warp size.

  • "Navy Flounder" Is The Newest AMD Navi 2 GPU Being Added To The Linux Driver

    In addition to the "Sienna Cichlid" support recently published for the open-source AMD Radeon Linux kernel graphics driver, there is another new graphics processor being added to their driver: Navy Flounder. Sent out this week were patches for Navy Flounder as another Navi 2 part, Navi 22 to be exact. The patches mostly reuse the existing Sienna Cichlid code paths. The codename, like Sienna Cichlid, is the Linux naming convention currently being used by the AMD Linux team of a color followed by a fish species.

  • Sway 1.5 Wayland Compositor Released With Adaptive-Sync/VRR, New Protocols

    Sway 1.5 is out as a big feature update to this Wayland compositor inspired by the i3 window manager. A big user-facing feature with Sway 1.5 is support for Adaptive Synchronization / Variable Refresh Rate, such as AMD FreeSync. Up to now the FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync has been principally been in place for the Linux desktop when running on an X.Org session. However, Sway now supports Adaptive-Sync/VRR for reducing stuttering and tearing within games.

  • Early Intel DG1 Graphics Card Enablement Sent In To DRM-Next For Linux 5.9

    As we have been anticipating for weeks, initial (but still early) enablement of the Intel DG1 graphics card on their open-source driver stack will indeed be sent in for the upcoming Linux 5.9 cycle and is currently being queued in the DRM-Next repository. It was in late May that Intel sent out the DG1 patches to light up the graphics card on Linux and building off all the existing Gen12/Xe graphics code already mainlined within the kernel. Since then the kernel work has continued with other features getting squared away.

Record, Edit and Mix Audio Using Latest Ardour 6.2 Release

Ardour Digital Audio Workstation aka DAW application recently released the first maintenance release version 6.2 after its major release Ardour 6.0 which was released earlier. Read more

today's howtos

OpenCV Project Announces Raspberry Pi-like Hardware Kits to Make Embedded AI Projects

If you are interested in this field, you must have heard of OpenCV. OpenCV is a popular open source project aimed at real-time computer vision. The OpenCV project has announced its hardware project: OpenCV Artificial Intelligence Kit (OAK). It is basically a Raspberry Pi like single board computer specially focused on Computer Vision. This project is running a Kickstarter funding campaign. If you’re someone already working on computer vision, you may have heard of Nvidia Jetson Nano developer kit as one of the Raspberry Pi alternatives tailored for AI projects. Even though Jetson Nano could be a better option for AI projects, it looks like OpenCV AI kit actually makes it easy to get started with building projects with OpenCV out of the box. Read more