Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Free CDs available at shipit

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn is finally available at Ubuntu Shipit, so you can ask for your Feisty Fawn Free CDs


Install Livna repository FC6

Installing the Livna repository for Fedora

rpm -Uhv http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm

(This will download the rpm for you from the web and install it.)

Getting and installing the GPG key so the packages could be verified with its signature.

rpm –import http://rpm.livna.org/RPM-LIVNA-GPG-KEY

That is all, now you can start using the packages from the Livna repository with yum or yumex.

Wi-Fi Bug Found in Linux

A bug has been found in a major Linux Wi-Fi driver that can allow an attacker to take control of a laptop — even when it is not on a Wi-Fi network.

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Ubuntu 7.04 Review

A mature Linux desktop…

Feisty boots in 40 seconds on my laptop, while Vista needs about 50 (with McAfee turned off). Additionally, Ubuntu now seems to be more usable than before with 256 MBs of RAM (with CUPS services turned off) and 512 MBs seem to be more than enough — a number that’s the minimum for Vista.

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Nvidia Releases A Performance And Debug Tool For Linux

NVIDIA has, more often than not, been extremely helpful when it comes to making sure it is supportive of the desktop market. Today’s post just goes to reaffirm this, I think.

NVPerfKit is a comprehensive suite of performance tools to help debug and profile OpenGL and Direct3D applications. It gives you access to low-level performance counters inside the driver and hardware counters inside the GPU itself. The counters can be used to determine exactly how your application is using the GPU, identify performance issues, and confirm that performance problems have been resolved.

NVPerfKit 2.1 now includes support for 64-bit Windows platforms, as well as 32-bit and 64-bit Linux platforms. Other improvements include an updated installer, Release 90 driver support, enhancements to NVPerfHUD, and more.

The performance counters are available directly in your OpenGL and DirectX applications and in tools such as Intel VTune and Graphic Remedy’s gDEBugger via the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Performance Data Helper (PDH) interface. A plug-in supporting Microsoft PIX for Windows is also provided, giving you low-latency access to NVPerfKit performance counters directly from the driver… [Source: LinuxLookup]