NVIDIA 169.04 Driver Brings Improvements

Phoronix reports that NVIDIA’s 169.04 driver brings out a lot of improvements over its predecessor. This X.Org driver contained a number of GeForce 8 fixes, initial support for the GeForce 8800GT graphics card, monitoring of PowerMizer state information, and other changes.  What Phoronix had not tested, however, at that time was a performance comparison of…

Ubuntu 7.10 Supports Install-Time Encryption

    If you have wanted to encrypt your Ubuntu installation on your hard drive quickly and easily, with Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” it’s become even easier now that the alternate installer supports encrypting partitions. However, the Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” Ubiquity installer currently lacks LVM and dm-crypt support. The Ubuntu Wiki states: “Both the…