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Using KDE4 – Days 2 & 3

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KDE

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 363

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Taking a Walk on the Zen Side of Life
  • News: Virtualization Comparisons, the Future of OpenSolaris, Squashing Debian Bugs
  • Questions and answers: Fine-grained file permissions

Fedora vs Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: The Linux market is changing, however, opening the way for old and trusted favourites to re-emerge. Among these is Fedora which is increasingly offering a compelling alternative to Ubuntu.

Sabayon Linux 5.3 “Extra Spins” releases

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Linux

wgo.wolf911.us: Our crew, is happy to announce the immediate availability of XFCE, LXDE and SpinBase/OpenVZ Sabayon 5.3 “Spins” built on top of Sabayon “SpinBase” ISO images.

openSUSE Education 11.3 - still not there yet

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SUSE

zdnet.com/blog: I really wanted to love the latest version of openSUSE’s education-oriented distribution, Li-F-E (Linux For Education).

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Make gnome-terminal profiles work for you
  • Skype on a 64bit Fedora 13 – The solution
  • List openSUSE packages
  • Play Profile Roulette
  • Test Ubuntu Software Center 2.1.5
  • The Linux Action Show! s12e09 - openSUSE 11.3 Review
  • Monty Says: A Definition of an Open Source Company
  • NVIDIA's Oldest Legacy Driver Will Not Gain New Support
  • This damn Linux has more holes than swiss cheese
  • How to configure encrypted LVM on Mandriva 2010 Spring
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Review – Part 2

My first week on KDE, part 1

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KDE

nancib.wordpress: Last month I mentioned that I was looking at switching my desktop environment (DE) from GNOME to KDE and I was considering a move away from Ubuntu completely. About a week ago I installed KDE on my computer and started tweaking things to see how I like it. It’s not too bad, actually.

Firefox is breaking my heart...sort of

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Moz/FF

blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I went to download the beta version of Firefox 4 and had my heart broken by a few disconcerting issues. One of these issues surprises me and the other issue REALLY surprises me…and then there’s another issue that doesn’t really surprise me.

Five distros for “slow” machines

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: One or two of the five distros I mentioned yesterday had been labeled as “lightweight” either by their designers or the community around them, and I was probably pushing that definition just a little bit.

First look at Unity Linux 2010.1 - Mini Review

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: Unity Linux had their first release on 09/07/2010 after around 1.5 years of development. The project was created in 2009 after some developers in the PClinuxOS (hereafter abbreviated PCLOS) community were unhappy about being shut out, as they perceived it, after the project leader Texstar had returned.

Peppermint Ice

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Peppermint OS One made quite a splash when I reviewed it. Many people had never heard of it, and there was a lot of curiosity about a web-oriented remaster of Ubuntu. Some time has passed and there’s a related version that has been released. This new distro is called Peppermint Ice. Why is it called Ice?

A week or two with Kongoni GNU/Linux

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Linux
Interviews
Reviews

Kongoni GNU/Linux is a young project that had its first release in 2009. It was originally started by a South African developer which explains the location of the project’s website. He left in February 2010 citing lack of help and time. I got in touch with Robert Gabriel who is working towards the next release for a short interview, and then proceed to review it.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 132 it out

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SUSE

We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News! In the issue 132 you can read openSUSE 11.3 is here, OBS Development Team Member Job Position, Sirko Kemter: Improve the distribution design, Thorsten Leemhuis: Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 2) – File systems and storage, and IBM developerWorks/Ian Shields: Learn Linux, 101: Create partitions and filesystems

Autoten – Install utilities & proprietary codecs under Fedora

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Software

gauravlive.com: Autoten is a nifty application which makes installing proprietary codecs & other proprietary stuff a piece of cake on your Fedora system.

Down on the farm(ers market) with Linux

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Colonel Panik, my good friend and constant commenter to this blog, asked me to give you all some insights about what we’re finding at the Felton Farmers Market every Tuesday. So here’s what we’re finding in Felton:

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2010.1 (Spring) Free (x86_64) [ISPConfig 2]

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a Mandriva 2010.1 (Spring) Free (x86_64) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig 2 (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box). This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of Mandriva 2010.1.

Technology Rivals Lobby to Break Microsoft’s Hold Over European Governments

nytimes.com: A European plan to advise governments on software purchases has set off a lobbying battle this summer between the U.S. software giant Microsoft and its rivals Google, I.B.M., Red Hat and Oracle over a set of guidelines that could redefine the competitive landscape for proprietary and open-source software.

New Peppermint Ice Cloud-focused Linux OS Set to Ship

eweek.com: The team behind the Peppermint cloud-based flavor of Linux is at it again, this time delivering Peppermint Ice – a new version of Peppermint featuring Site Specific Browser (SSB) technology for launching web applications and cloud applications.

Five distros for “fast” machines

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: The motive in part was to seek out a few ultralight systems that might start up nice with the Mebius, although it was clear after a few seconds that some of them weren’t “light” in the way I need “light” to be.

Linux Mint 9 LXDE released

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Linux

linuxmint.com/blog: The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 LXDE.

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