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ATI Open vs. Closed-Source AIGLX Perf...

For those that may have missed it, the ATI/AMD fglrx 8.42 display driver that was released last month had introduced AIGLX support. The open-source “Radeon” driver for ATI graphics cards going up to the R400 generation has supported AIGLX for quite some time, but the ATI binary display driver hadn’t until last month. However [...]

Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna BETA 021 releas...

This is the first BETA release of Linux Mint 4.0, codename Daryna, based on Celena and compatible with Ubuntu Gutsy and its repositories. Daryna is using Gutsy’s package base (kernel 2.6.22, Gnome 2.20, OpenOffice 2.3, Thunderbird 2.0…etc). (more…)

ATI releases Catalyst 7.10 drivers fo...

AMD and ATI weren’t fibbing. The graphics company, now part of Advanced Micro Devices, has released high-end Catalyst 7.10 graphics drivers for the Linux desktop. ATI, once AMD bought it, promised to be more friendly to Linux desktop users. While this release still contains some proprietary bits, it does offer advanced 3D features for L [...]

Linux Mint 3.1 Celena

This is Linux Mint 3.1, codename Celena, based on Cassandra and compatible with Ubuntu Feisty and its repositories. Celena is using Cassandra’s base (kernel 2.6.20-15, Gnome 2.18). What’s new in Celena (more…)

10 Features in 10 Days: Desktop Effec...

Corey Burger continues in the 4th part of his series, Today we soldier on to Desktop Effects with Compiz Fusion. It can be safely said that few features are as keenly desired as Desktop Effects. Ever since Compiz was announced XXX years ago, users and developers have been playing with the bling-tastic effects and wondering when it will hit a [...]

Mandriva rolls out Linux 2008

Lately, in the Linux desktop races, distributions like Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS and openSUSE have been taking most of the headlines. Older Linux company Mandriva isn’t ready to concede the desktop market to these Linux distributions as it releases its newest version, Mandriva Linux 2008. Mandriva launched its latest community desktop Linux dis [...]

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Day 2...

Corey Burger continues in Part 2 of the 10 part series in The Fridge: Yesterday we kicked this whole thing off and took a look at Deskbar and Tracker. Today we turn our attention to X, the graphical subsystem of any Ubuntu (or Linux or Unix machine). As any existing Ubuntu user knows, not only do you need to configure X, but breakages can hap [...]

opensuse-xgl-settings

cb400f has released his popular opensuse-xgl-settings for openSUSE 10.3, it is a GUI tool for KDE that makes installing and configuring Compiz Fusion painless. And the friendly installer :) Get it Here or here

Mandriva Linux 2008 is now available

Mandriva Linux 2008 is now available for download on the official site and on the network of public mirror servers. In 2008 you will find KDE 3.5.7 and the new GNOME 2.20 already integrated, a solid kernel 2.6.22.9 with fair scheduling support, OpenOffice.org 2.2.1, cutting-edge 3D-accelerated desktop courtesy of Compiz Fusion 0.5.2, Mozilla [...]