I'm not dead yet! KDE vs. GNOME

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Linux

No sooner had the story started to break that Novell was making GNOME the official interface for its business Linuxes, the screaming began. "Why not continue to support both!" OK, so "Why GNOME, Why?"

KDE, Debian, Google to attend Southern Calif. Linux expo

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Linux

Linux desktop stalwarts KDE and Debian will be joining such other open source projects as MythTV and NetBSD alongside large corporate sponsors like IBM at SCALE 4x, at the fourth annual Southern California Linux Expo, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Feb 11-12, 2006 at the Westin Los Angeles Airport.

Personal finance software for GNU/Linux

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Software

ntuit Quicken and Microsoft Money are two popular Windows-based packages for personal financial management. GNU/Linux offers several similar applications -- most of them free software -- that can meet or exceed the capabilities of the proprietary programs.

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PCLinuxOS .92 Test 03 Available

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Linux

Houston, TX, November 8, 2005: PCLinuxOS .92 Test 03 is available at the following location:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/.

FreeBSD 6.0

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Reviews

The FreeBSD operating system is finally through it's buggy 5.x series and into the more reliable 6.x series. Most of the problems of the old days are gone. FreeBSD still isn't perfect, but at least with 6.0-RELEASE it's more stable and functional than it has been in the recent past.

Media Giddy over Linux Worm

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Linux

You might think that the sky is falling the way the media has gone on a feeding frenzy related to a Linux worm. Sorry to disappoint you, but the worm will hardly affect the user base.

What would you like to see changed in Debian?

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Linux

As Debian users what do you think you'd like to see changed in the Debian's future releases? Are there any small changes you'd particularly like to see made?

Review: OpenLab 4 impresses with ease of use

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Reviews

Despite its clear educational leanings, OpenLab International has taken the OS to a new level with this release. The intention of OpenLab 4 is very obviously to cater for its existing OpenLab user base while at the same time making the distribution more attractive to a wider audience.

The Revolution Will Be Televised

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Web

Google, which famously runs on N thousand Linux servers (they don't say; perhaps modesty forbids), has leveraged its vast platform yet again with the launch of Google Video.

Quake 4 for Linux

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Gaming

As soon as I read the news on Slashdot that id Software's just released Quake 4 was already available as both a Linux client and game server, I ran out and dropped $50 for the game. The box contained 4 CDs, a game guide, and a license key. But that's not enough to let you play Quake 4 on Linux.

Open source app-list edges Windows users toward Linux

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OSS

A new, collaborative web page aims to introduce Windows users to high quality, free, open source applications that run on Windows.

GoblinX Mini v1.2.1 Screenshots

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Linux

Phoronix has lots of great screenshots of the newly released GoblinX Mini v1.2.1.

How a Linux Distro Saved Hard Disk Data

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Linux

Our search-and-rescue expert is back to share how he recovered a master boot record and reclaimed lost data.

Formation of KDE Marketing Working Group

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KDE

The KDE Marketing Working Group has formed, after being proposed by the KDE community at aKademy 2005, with the aim of improving KDE's marketing and promotion efforts.

Tech Retailer Makes Space For Linspire

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Linux

Micro Center hears opportunity knock, after a survey shows three-quarters of its customers are interested in desktop Linux.

A Year Without (MS) Windows

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Linux

Many people aspire to run a pure GNU/Linux environment, but often complain that some device or program is stopping them. LXer's Don Parris shares his transition from a pure Windows environment to a pure GNU/Linux environment, and how he has fared over the past year. Does he see a need to go back to dual-booting?

Co-Founder Sees Slashdot As The Original Blog

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Web

In a wide-ranging interview, Jeff Bates discusses Slashdot.org's impact on online publishing, plans for the Web site, and the benefits of "slashdotting."

Costs, culture or communism? Why governments choose open source

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OSS

ZDNet UK has just concluded an investigation into why some governments have embraced open source, while others have given it the cold-shoulder.

Installing OpenOffice.org 2.0 for Debian

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HowTos

In this introductory article, Jon Watson provides an easy guide to installing the new Open Office source on non-rpm Linux systems. The emphasis is on the use of alien to help convert rpm packages for quick installation to the latest Debian releases.

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