NVIDIA 100.14.19 Display Driver

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| After a very slow summer, NVIDIA has finally rolled out an updated Linux
| proprietary display driver.


Linux Display Driver - x86


PS3 has the upper hand in video quality

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| Duane from Boot Daily interviewed Roy Taylor of Nvidia. Roy's current gig is
| VP of Content Relations, a short title for a ton of responsibilities in
| regard to Nvidia's The Way It's Meant To Be Played program for game
| developers. If you wonder what Nvidia does to get all those TWIMTBP stickers
| on numerous gaming titles, read this bit.
| Alan from FiringSquad informed us that his site just published another
| iteration of its Video Shootout, a series of articles that focus on the video
| quality of graphics cards of today. This time around, Blu-ray was the topic
| of interest, and the lads placed the PlayStation 3 console in the mix as
| well. Results were rather surprising, and in any case, this is a very
| interesting read.



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| It has been 80 days since the last NVIDIA Linux display driver was released.
| [...]
| This week is already very busy with the X Developer Summit going on where AMD
| will be releasing their new ATI R500/600 open-source driver as well as the
| specifications and it's very likely that the new NVIDIA 100.xx.xx series
| driver will meet the world in the coming days. *


NVIDIA: Got Specifications?

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| This past week AMD raised the Linux graphics bar by not only announcing their
| new fglrx graphics driver, which delivers Radeon HD 2000 support, immense
| performance improvements, and AIGLX, but it was accompanied by an
| announcement that they will be delivering specifications to the X.Org
| development community. These two announcements came after intense work
| internally at AMD and over a long period of time, but literally overnight it
| changed the minds of many Linux users on how they judge this company with its
| once notorious binary blob. AMD has really set a precedence for showing that
| a semiconductor company once criticized to no end with their proprietary
| software can update their views to assist and embrace the open-source Linux
| community while remaining competitive as a company in a triopoloy market.
| They have also thus reaffirmed that Linux is a viable desktop operating
| system. But the ball has now landed in NVIDIA's court. NVIDIA can either play
| ball by pushing forward with a similar effort, and then all of the big three *
| GPU manufacturers would be cradling an open-source strategy, or they may find
| themselves in trouble down the road. * * * * * * *


Ubuntu Linux and Symfony on a PlayStation 3

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| Running linux on a playstation 3 is not a hack, it doesn’t require any
| hardware modification, won’t disable any feature on your Playstation 3 and is *
| not difficult to do.
| Sony officially support running linux on your ps3 with dedicated tools
| present in the XMB ( Cross-mediabar, the UI of the Playstation 3).


PS3 available pre-installed with Linux

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| TerraSoft is now taking direct pre-orders with no delivery
| time guarantees for a Sony PS3 pre-installed with Linux,
| priced at $650.


PS3 + Linux + Firefox = Office 2.0 computing

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| Sony and a technology site are using a conference to show off a confluence of
| next-generation, monopoly-bypassing technology: a Sony Playstation 3
| videogame console running Linux and Firefox as a foundation for
| Web-based "Office 2.0" applications. *
| IT|Redux, a site run by blogger and tech adviser Ismael Ghalimi, is showing
| off the system at the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. IT|Redux is the
| show organizer. *


Bluetooth support for Sixaxis

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| Psubuntu forum users Protheus and mrvh have written a howto describing how to
| enable lots of much wanted functionality for your psubuntu box, building upon
| a regular PSUbuntu 7.04 installation. Follow the instructions, and you can be
| running Ubuntu on your PS3 with
| * Kernel 2.6.23 (rc6)
| * WIFI support
| * Bluetooth support for SIXAXIS controller
| * Blueray support for BD movies with UDF 2.50