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October 21, 2013
Most often when running Intel Linux graphics benchmarks these days we're using Haswell hardware since that's where the most exciting developments are now happening with it being the latest-generation Intel products. ..... especially now this week Mesa 10.0 receiving OpenGL 3.3 support, it's time for some new benchmarks.
Since the first release nine years ago today, Ubuntu Linux has been powering millions of PCs around the world. Love it or hate it, the Ubuntu project has made a great stride for the overall betterment of Linux, and no one can deny that. Celebrating its 9th birthday today, I am going to share interesting facts and history behind Ubuntu Linux.
After a few months I wanted to demonstrate my Raspberry Pi to a friend of mine, so I started up LibreOffice. Nothing. I rebooted it. It came up, but with errors. Fortunately ssh was still working, so it was not too big a problem. Until another reboot several months later when it just showed the dreaded kbd[he]gt[/he] prompt. That was no good.. I started googling and found out I had become the victim of "SD card corruption".
Every so often I like to look at the trends in the technology our readers use to access the site. What kind of computers, what kinds of operating systems, mobile or desktop, etc. There's a lot of interesting data in the latest numbers. But for anyone who's been on the web back into the 90s, here's the most striking piece of information. Fewer than 50% of the visits to TPM now come from computers running a windows operating system.
Earlier this week Painkiller: Hell and Damnation was released as the latest popular game title reaching Linux. Painkiller: Hell and Damnation is powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and its Linux porter has recommended an interesting choice of drivers...
For the past month at Phoronix we have been busy benchmarking the System76 Galago UltraPro. This latest creation from the Linux-friendly System76 is an Intel Haswell ultrabook with Iris Pro graphics. Here's our look at this Linux-loaded ultrabook and the benchmarks we've run on this powerful yet lightweight system.
I thought you could take care of turning off suspend when the laptop lid is shut under GNOME 3 by using GNOME Tweak Tool. That doesn’t work. Automatic suspend when the lid is closed doesn’t work for me because suspend/resume doesn’t function on my HP hardware, and I’d like to close the damn lid every once in awhile without having to do a hard boot afterward. It’s the little things.
October 20, 2013
This tutorial is a detailed guide on how to install Flash in Ubuntu, specifically Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander. I documented three ways to do it, two methods covering installing from the official repositories and one method for installing it manually from the official website. Screenshots for beginners on how to use the USC are also available.
Google’s third-quarter results were published on Thursday, and I had a chance to look into the results this morning. Some of the key financial figures were already covered in Thursday's brief post on this, so I’d like to focus on what I thought was interesting out of the conference call.
NFTables is a new firewall subsystem / packet filtering engine for the Linux kernel that is poised to replace iptables. NFTables has been in development for several years by the upstream author of Netfilter. This new nftables system is set to be merged now into the Linux 3.13 kernel.