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May 2009

some odds & ends:

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News
  • How to control a computer remotely using Gnome vnc server

  • 11 Free Linux Remote Display Software
  • 915resolution with built-in uvesafb
  • 5 keys that work in Windows and Ubuntu 9.04
  • “Because humans need Oxygen.”
  • More on static analysis with gcc - meet dehydra
  • Kids in 26 schools get laptops
  • Open Government: the Latest Member of the Open Family

So What's the Real Problem in Desktop Linux?

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: It's a peculiar world of computing where some say Linux is ready to replace Windows on the Desktop. They consider Linux is better than Windows. So, what's holding the Tux back?

Blender 2.49 Released With Great Changes

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Software

phoronix.com: A new release of Blender, the immensely popular open-source 3D modeling software, is now available. This is not the much-anticipated Blender 2.5 release, but instead version 2.49.

Ubuntu - Long Term Support - How long is it really?

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Ubuntu

linux.com: Ubuntu GNU/Linux Long Term Support which are the Ubuntu GNU/Linux versions that are supported for three years for desktop versions and five years for server versions.

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 7 (Gloria)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 7 (Gloria) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers:

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  • Acer Aspire One D150 - Mini-review and Ubuntu 9.04 install

  • Build Your Own Linux Ubuntu Supercomputer For Under $350
  • Linux Surge Looms as Threat to Microsoft
  • Linux vendors trumpet cost savings
  • GNOME Power Manager unstableness
  • Adventures in Compiling
  • TDS Telecommunications Corp. donates bandwidth worth $1.4 million to OSU Open Source Lab
  • Computer Language Trends in 2009
  • Managing Cloud Environments with Landscape in Ubuntu
  • How Open Source Will Save the World (Really)
  • Linux can do video editing too
  • inter-linux migration: From Ubuntu to Opensuse
  • Reset MySQL root password on Ubuntu
  • Nine new Ubuntu users converted today
  • migrating from fluxbox 1.0.0 to 1.1.X
  • Richard Stallman Honorary Degree Recipient
  • Microsoft cannot be trusted!
  • Command Line Basics: Create Custom Commands with Alias
  • 3 Things You Might Not Like About Ubuntu
  • 6 Linux Distros that can save your old hardware

Hacao Linux 4.21 Pro release.

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Today, Hacao Linux 4.21 Pro release.

1. Hacao 4.21 standard (119M): Unicode support, Unikey, Font, Stardict,...
2. Hacao 4.21 Pro (319M): OpenOffice, Skype video, Gimp, Wine, Stardict,....

some shorts:

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News
  • OpenSolaris 2009.06 Coming Out Monday

  • New Yo! Frankie Vid
  • ATI Catalyst Display Driver 9.5
  • Cost of my Linux system vs Mac System
  • More Details on Ubuntu One Integration
  • FLOSS Weekly 71: Fedora

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Become a Command Line Commando

  • 10 Unknown but Useful Linux Terminal Commands
  • Install Readair In Ubuntu
  • How to open .mht files in Firefox on Linux
  • Encrypting and decrypting files from command line with gpg
  • Connect to MSSQL with PHP on Fedora 10

More in Tux Machines

Videos: Software Freedom, OpenSUSE 15.2, "Rolling Rhino" and Linux Headlines

Games: Oxygen Not Included, Proton, GDScript

  • The first DLC for Oxygen Not Included sounds huge, free update soon too

    Klei Entertainment have been busy working behind the scenes on the next free update and first expansion for Oxygen Not Included and they've detailed what's coming. First, the free update coming within the next few days should fix plenty of issues, including one involving infinite digging which sounds annoying. More exciting is the DLC though, it's sounding like it's going to be massive!

  • VKD3D-Proton is the new official Direct3D 12 to Vulkan layer for Proton

    VKD3D was originally a project created directly by the Wine team, the compatibility layer that Proton is built upon. However, the original founder passed away and it seems Valve-funded developers are taking the torch to push it much further. It's actually been a thing for a while but today they adjusted the name of their project as VKD3D-Proton, to give it some official status plus preventing any naming conflicts elsewhere and just be clear about their goals. They're going for supporting the "full" Direct3D 12 API on top of Vulkan, with an aim of both performance and compatibility using modern Vulkan extensions and features, so this comes at the expense of compatibility with older drivers and GPUs. They're also not looking to keep backwards compatibility with the original vkd3d.

  • GDScript progress report: Type checking is back

    After completing the new tokenizer and parser as mentioned in the previous reports, I started working on the code analyzer, which is responsible for type checking and also for used for other features like warnings and some optimizations. This was done before as a second pass inside the parser but it was now moved to another class to make it clear that it doesn't happen at the same pass thus avoiding issues with functions being called out of order (which happened by a few contributions that missed this detail).

today's howtos

NomadBSD 1.3.2 is now available!

We are pleased to present the release of NomadBSD 1.3.2. Read more