Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
Ubuntu

Submission + - Dell Introduces New 1080p Linux Laptop

jones_supa writes: Dell has refreshed its Ubuntu laptop line-up, by releasing updated XPS 13 that now has a 13.3-inch 1920x1080 display while shipping Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The updated Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition notebook has an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor with Intel HD 4000 graphics, 8GB of DDR3 system memory, and a 256GB solid-state drive. The weight on the laptop is 1.36 kg and within the United States the updated Linux laptop targeting developers is currently priced at $1549 USD. Canonical also says they will now be offering this XPS 13 Ubuntu laptop in parts of Europe, Middle East, and Africa too. More details on this updated Ubuntu laptop can be found at the Ubuntu Dell partner page.
Linux

Submission + - Moving Linux Console to the Userspace (phoronix.com) 2

jones_supa writes: David Herrmann has provided an update on his ambitious initiative to kill of the Linux kernel console. Herrmann has long been working on making the Linux kernel CONFIG_VT option unnecessary for providing a Linux console by punting it off to user-space. The Linux kernel VT console hasn't been changed much in the past two decades and Herrmann is hoping to see it replaced with a user-space solution he's been developing that would allow for multi-seat support, a hardware-accelerated console, full internalization, and other features.
Games

Submission + - A Proposal To Fix The Full-Screen Linux Window Mess

jones_supa writes: The SDL developers Ryan Gordon and Sam Lantinga have proposed a window manager change to work out the full-screen X11 window mess, primarily for games. The proposal is to come up with a _NET_WM_STATE_FULLSCREEN_EXCLUSIVE window manager hint that works out the shortcomings of the full-screen hint used currently by most games, _NET_WM_STATE_FULLSCREEN. Ryan and Sam have already worked out an initial patch for SDL but they haven't tried hooking it to any window manager yet. Those interested in the details, information is available from this mailing list message. One of the key changes is that software would make the request to the window manager to change the resolution, rather than tapping RandR or XVidMode directly. Martin Gräßlin of KDE was rather wary about the patch and said that games changing the resolution just tend to mess up the desktop.
GUI

Submission + - Ubuntu Still Aims For Wayland

jones_supa writes: While there's still more than one month until the Ubuntu 12.10 feature freeze, Ubuntu developers continue to work towards their tight schedule of having Wayland serve as the compositor for the Quantal Quetzal release due out in October. Canonical's intends to provide smooth transitions from boot to shutdown. Wayland is also used for session switching and other operations, avoiding traditional VT switching, providing a consistent monitor layout, using the greeter as the lock screen, ensuring that locked sessions are actually secure from displaying, and showing the greeter while the session loads. Phoronix remains skeptical about Ubuntu making the deadline.
Linux

Submission + - NVIDIA Responds To Linus Torvalds

jones_supa writes: NVIDIA's PR department has issued a statement following the harsh comments by Linus Torvalds last week where he referred to the graphics company as the single worst company they have ever dealt with, called them out on not supporting Optimus, and other issues. Basically the company replied they're committed to Linux using their proprietary driver that is largely common across platforms and, this allows for same-day Linux support with full OpenGL implementation. They also promote how they're active in ARM Linux for Tegra and support a wide range of hardware under Linux. Despite having not made any commitment to better support Optimus under Linux nor providing technical assistance to the Nouveau community, NVIDIA assures that 'at the end of the day, providing a consistent GPU experience across multiple platforms for all of our customers continues to be one of our key goals.'
Linux

Submission + - TOY FAIR 2012: new Linux system for RC cars (hobbymedia.it)

An anonymous reader writes: Last weekend during the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2012 I spotted a really cool new system for "professional" RC models based on Embedded Linux.

The WiRC allows to control an RC car (or any other RC vehicle) with an iOS/Android device using WiFi.
The core of this system is a 240 MHz ARM9 processor, with 16 MB SDRAM and 4 MB FLASH (with 2 USB ports and 802.11b/g WiFi, a microphone input and a Speaker output). It features 8+4 channels of output.

A free software SDK is now in development to code your own transmitter applications.

Slashdot Top Deals

"A car is just a big purse on wheels." -- Johanna Reynolds

Working...