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Clutter's Latest Release Gains Wayland Back-End

The Wayland Display Server continues moving forward and is nearing the point of usability by enthusiasts and those interested in easily trying out this display server that leverages the latest and greatest Linux graphics technologies...

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NVIDIA GT 425M: Windows 7 Ultimate vs. Ubuntu 10.10

Back in August we looked at the gaming performance between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 using a Lenovo ThinkPad W510, and the results were not too dramatic, but since then there has been a new release of Ubuntu (the 10.10 Maverick Meerkat) and new graphics hardware has been released. After...

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Here's Compiz 0.9.2; Should Be Ready For General Use

Sam Spilsbury has just announced the release of Compiz 0.9.2 as the successor to Compiz 0.9.0, which was released in July of this year. We knew that Compiz 0.9.2 was on the way and that it would offer many improvements from new animations to plug-ins that would make you feel...

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Coming Soon: X.Org 7.6 Release Candidate

X.Org Server 1.9.1 was released yesterday, which led us to wonder about the status of the X.Org 7.6 katamari that was supposed to come at around the same time as this first stable point release. We hadn't heard anything about the X.Org 7.6 release schedule in weeks and before that...

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Well, There's No Radeon HD 6000 Open-Source Surprise

Earlier this week AMD launched the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards as their first next-generation offerings that belong to the "Northern Islands" family. A day later there was the Catalyst 10.10 Linux driver release from AMD that added support for these new "Barts" GPUs to their...

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Cray Beagle Super to Power Biomed Research at University of Chicago

Cray is starting to get traction with their “Project Baker” XE6 systems. This week, the University of Chicago Computation Institute and the National Institutes of Health announced the introduction of Beagle, a 150 teraflop Cray XE6 supercomputer that will support computation, simulation and data analysis for the biomedical research community. Housed at Argonne...

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