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January 2012

The Dilemma of the Linux Desktop

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Linux
Software

datamation.com: Last week, the current crisis on the Linux desktop was neatly summarized in the headlines.

Command-line programs for everyday use in Linux

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Linux
Software

how-to.linuxcareer.com: I must admit, I'm a command line geek. Whenever I have the chance, regardless of desktop environment or distribution, I open a terminal and start fiddling something.

The diminishing of the operating system

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Linux
MDV

itworld.com: Do Mandriva's current troubles mark the end of standalone Linux sales? This will not make me popular, but I seriously think it's time for Mandriva to start to wrap up it’s affairs and close up shop.

Red Hat extends Red Hat Enterprise Linux lifecycle to ten years

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Linux

zdnet.com: Like your RHEL on your servers just the way it is? That’s fine by Red Hat, which has extended its flagship Linux operating system’s lifecycle to ten years.

Linux: A Getting-Started Guide

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Linux

pcworld.com: Are you fed up with Microsoft Windows and ready to give Linux a try? Here's how to get started.

today's leftovers:

Filed under
News
  • Emulators on Linux, part 4
  • IBM calls time on Symphony OpenOffice fork
  • User Friendly? I Choose Expert Friendly
  • Red Hat developer explains open source color calibration hardware
  • GCC 4.7 Moves Along Into Stage 4
  • GNU Project renews focus on free software in education
  • Razor-qt 0.4 - Qt based Desktop Environment
  • Linux at CES 2012: Everything You Need to Know
  • Discover Cool Bash Tricks With Bash One-Liners
  • Proprietary vs. Open Source Support – Common Misconceptions
  • Mozilla Working On Developing A Reset Button For Firefox
  • Linux: a lot of hullabaloo about a vulnerability
  • Announcing The Lima Open-Source GPU Driver
  • Learning Python: a good IDE can help
  • Mozilla Readies Firefox 10 With Better Extension Updating
  • Why lazy consensus is the Apache way
  • ODF Toolkit gets first Apache release
  • People Behind Debian: Josselin Mouette
  • Red Hat Quietly Joins the OpenStack Effort
  • Stella - a Centos desktop remix
  • Met Office cuts off Linux users with new weather widgets

Soup Up GNOME 3 using Opera Widgets

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HowTos
  • Soup Up GNOME 3 Desktop using Opera Widgets
  • How-To: Make KDE Like Unity
  • FOSS is __FUN__: Get the Basics Right
  • Bulk renaming using Thunar
  • Drush: Managing Drupal from the Command Line
  • Alsa Reload
  • Linux on POWER
  • How to Change Your Terminal Hostname in Ubuntu

Ubuntu 12.04: What to Expect

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 12.04: What to Expect
  • 'HUD' Factor: A Step Forward or Back?
  • Install Ubuntu the way you've never done it before
  • Full Circle Magazine #57 – out now!
  • Featured Ubuntu Software Centre apps for January 2012
  • Bringing Ubuntu (GNOME) Classic To 12.04 LTS?
  • Ubuntu's HUD: Why It's A Great Idea
  • Default theme for Lubuntu 12.04 Almost there
  • Canonical Promotes Standard Ubuntu Branding with New Website
  • Beginning Linux: Part 4 - Exploring the Unity interface
  • ZaReason Alto 3880: Fastest $1000 14″ Laptop

Why KDE is the future

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KDE
  • Why KDE is the future
  • KDE 4.8 minor tweaks, major improvement
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 8th January
  • What’s new in Gwenview from KDE 4.8
  • A look at KDE SC 4.8
  • Configuration heaven

Dreamlinux 5 review - Splendid

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: You all know that I don't like the Xfce desktop. For some reason, nearly every single implementation thereof lacks something so important, so basic. Then, there's Dreamlinux.

More in Tux Machines

Fedora 35 Cleared For Release Next Week

After dealing with blocker bugs the past two weeks, Fedora 35 is now confirmed for releasing next week. The latest Fedora 35 RC compose has been declared a "GO" at today's Fedora meeting for releasing next week. Fedora 35 will be shipping on 2 November after missing its original final target date of 19 October and follow-up of 26 October due to unresolved issues. It's not as bad like Fedora's notorious release delays from many years ago and at least they side with quality rather than timeliness. Confirmation of Fedora 35 being ready to ship next week was announced today. Read more

Interview of Nicolas Lécureuil, chair of the Mageia Board, on Linuxfr.org

Nicolas Lécureuil, alias NeoClust, is a long time user of LinuxFr.org. He has an account on the website dedicated to Linux since 2005. Nicolas became the president of the Board of Mageia early in 2021. Nicolas has been, and still is, very active everywhere in the Mageia forums, discussion lists and the cauldron development, where new versions of the distribution are being cooked. In this interview, we will see that he is an early Mageian. Also, we will discover his ambitions and projects for this distribution, which is one of the most accessible to the general public. Read more

deepin OS: The Artistic, Unique Features Computer Users Would Love

This is an overview of deepin OS for everyone who looks for the best alternative operating systems for their computing. It is a GNU/Linux distribution that is well made, artistic and beautiful, practically easy to use, and at the same time unique no other Free Software Desktop Systems could ever thought to be. We made this review based on version 20.2.4 and hopefully this can give you pictures of deepin OS. Lastly, we still hope that deepin OS will soon be mass produced so people can just purchase a deepin laptop or deepin PC they want to start their software freedom. We think deepin OS is artistic and unique for user's computing with aforementioned features explained in the whole article. We, once again, wish deepin OS to be mass produced, as we believe it is ready and deserves mass production more than either Windows or macOS so millions of people could start their software freedom computing. We strongly appreciate one shop, The Linux Laptop, who sell laptops with deepin OS preinstalled and international shipping, as that would help many people who can only work with, not take care of nor install the hardware or software in their computers. Is it not good if Wuhan Deepin Technology as the organization behind deepin OS, does the same? All in all, the unique traits of deepin OS can be a good study for everybody including other Free Software Desktop Systems developers. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Computer science education is a global challenge
  • October GNU Spotlight with Mike Gerwitz: 8 new GNU releases!

    8 new GNU releases in the last month (as of October 24, 2021): automake-1.16.5 gdbm-1.22 gnuastro-0.16 gnuastro-0.16.1-e0f1 gnupg-2.3.3 mygnuhealth-1.0.5 nano-5.9 parallel-20211022

  • A Patent Troll Backs Off

    I hope you never get sued by a troll but if you do, take a deep breath. Realize you're not powerless. The more we all realize that and the more we band together, the more they go away.

  • [Old] Mycroft Defeats Patent Trolls…Again…For Now

    So how does this end? For the troll? Badly. Unified Patents’ IPR [sic] is extremely likely to succeed in invalidating one of the troll’s two patents. Mycroft’s IPR [sic] is likely to succeed in invalidating the relevant claims of the other. In the meantime the trolls have to pay their counsel ( assuming their “counsel” are actually “counsel” and not investors/directors/officers of the shell company ) and associated fees and costs for defending the IPR. [sic] But that’s not the end of it. Mycroft is pursuing damages against the trolls under a Missouri statute designed to defend Missouri companies from trolls. And the dismissal of the troll’s infringement case? It makes Mycroft’s case for damages extremely strong.

  • China Has Already Reached Exascale — On Two Separate Systems
  • FLOSS Weekly 653: Web Servers and Cybercrime - Paul Mutton

    Paul Mutton of Netcraft gives Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman an hour of wisdom, experience and stories about items we can worry about less because he and Netcraft are on the case. If you care about cybercrime, phishing, malware, or any of the many vulnerabilities that afflict us all online, this episode of FLOSS Weekly is for you—especially if you operate web servers.

  • 3×38: Nikola Where Are You Now