Wednesday, March 28, 2007

ATI Driver Update


AMD has posted an update to their proprietary Linux driver for ATI graphics cards. Here is the announcement. From the notes:

Resolved Issues

The following section provide a brief description of resolved issues with the latest version of the AMD Catalyst™ Linux Graphics Driver software suite. These include:

  • The screen no longer turns black if the X-Server is terminated from the text console. This condition was known to occur only on certain laptop confgiurations. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26829.

This is very good news for those of us with these particular laptop configurations. Note: I have not yet installed this driver, as I just now saw the announcement, so I'd love to hear from anyone who's already installed it.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

New Gimp Manual


The Gimp developers announced the release of a new users manual today. From the announcement:

After three months of hard work we are proud to announce a new release of the user manual for GIMP 2.2.
  • New content (incl. spelling and grammar fixes) for German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and Korean
  • The PDF version of the manual is now generated using dblatex
  • Lots of bug fixes
. They recommend you wait until it's been prepackaged for your distribution before installing it on your system, but you can always check it out online at

Monday, March 5, 2007

[H] On Ubuntu


I don't have any actual content for you right now, but I just saw this article, 30 Days With Linux that I thought I'd share. This is a very even handed review of my favorite linux distribution, Ubuntu.

The article is geared towards people who like to tinker with their machines but who aren't necessarily programmers or even script kiddies. (This group is also sometimes referred to as "power users" but that just sounds so lame... I shudder every time I hear it.) If you've been wondering if the time is right for a move toward linux, or if you're (rightly) upset about the price range or hardware requirements, or embedded DRM of Windows Vista, I'd highly recommend reading this article. The article is a bit long, so if you're short on time, you might just read the first and last pages. If you do have time, the article is well worth the read, even if you're already using linux.


Friday, March 2, 2007

Free Stock Photography

8 comments has free royalty free stock photography available for download. This is a great resource for anyone wanting to build a website or magazine on the cheap. The stuff I've seen is pretty high quality, which is rare from a free stock photo site, so I thought they were worth a highlight. Go give them a look.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Open Font Library Logo Competition


The Open Font Library has announced a logo competition. From the announcement:

The Open Font Library (OFL.o) needs a logo to help identify the project. We want the community to help create this logo and three judges from the OFL.o will select the winning logo which we will use in all of our branding.
One of the stipulations is that it must be in SVG format, so fire up Inkscape and get cracking!