KDE Neon – Distcc and Qt

One of the tools which was wildly touted years ago was distcc. This is a distributed compilation system which can be brutal to set up, but can also dramatically reduce compilation times for big jobs. It has fallen out of favor in recent years because most developers end up getting a quad or more core …

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First Look – Solydxk

This is really what KDE Neon should have been. Not some buggy YABU but straight off of Debian. Hopefully those in charge will consume this distro and re-brand it KDE Neon. Having heaped that kind of praise it is not without its quirks. While the “Welcome” screen slide show you manually navigate through seems nice, …

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The Lattice Project

Those who know me know that I load BOINC on my desktop computers so I can give something back to society with their idle time. No, I’m not like the current GOP replacement for Obamacare which could be more aptly named “be rich or die.” Every person who has a desktop computer sitting at home …

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BOINC’s Holy Grail

The holy grail for people with BOINC machines is a Linux distro which comes with BOINC pre-installed AND automatically installs the NVIDIA drivers so GPU projects can merrily crunch away. It also needs a tiny Web browser and usable text editor, but that is it. Every minimal BOINC distro project seems to die an agonizing …

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