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Story PCLinuxOS 2014.07 Arrives with Linux Kernel 3.15.4 and KDE 4.12.3 – Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2014 - 12:33pm
Story First Update to KDE Frameworks 5 Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2014 - 12:28pm
Story Plasma Addons - Where we are in Plasma5 Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2014 - 12:21pm
Story Oracle Solaris 11.2 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2014 - 11:09am
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Story Qubes 2 RC2 Is Probably the Most Secure Operating System in Existence – Gallery Roy Schestowitz 07/08/2014 - 8:03am
Story Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2014 - 7:48am
Story China Issues Ban On iPad, MacBook Pro, And Other Apple Products For Government Use Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2014 - 7:41am
Story Computer Dating, Linux Style Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2014 - 7:31am
Story Distro Hopping, Ubuntu's #1, and Open Source Death Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2014 - 7:17am

24 Open Source Apps for the ASUS Netbook

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earthweb.com: Eighteen short months ago, Taiwanese manufacturer Asus debuted the Eee, the netbook that launched the latest craze for small, lightweight, inexpensive laptops. And then they got to work – creating new open source apps specifically for the Eee and similar netbooks.

How to choose the best Linux distro for you

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tuxradar.com: At the time of writing, there are three hundred and twenty three distributions being tracked on distrowatch.com. This is the world of choice, and it's a world made possible by free and open source software.

Kontact: The Swiss Army Knife of PIMs

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ghacks.net: If you’ve ever used a PIM (Personal Information Manager) you know how important they can be for both business and personal organization. Most users know Microsoft Outlook. Most Linux users know Evolution. But there is another PIM out there that has more to offer than any other PIM available.

First look: Ubuntu 9.04 stays the course

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Ubuntu

infoworld.com: Having rocketed to prominence as one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions in just a few years, Ubuntu has earned a reputation for stability and ease-of-use. The latest edition -- version 9.04, code-named "Jaunty Jackalope" -- continues that tradition and is mostly a maintenance release, but it brings a number of updates that should enhance its appeal.

Fanboys Spread The Most Lies About Linux

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Linux

customdistros.com: I found myself revisiting “100 reasons Linux beats Windows” this morning and once again started getting annoyed at what was written.

WiFi cards to offer Linux drivers

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Socket Mobile has joined the trend of offering Linux support for WiFi cards by announcing Linux drivers for its Go Wi-Fi SDIO WLAN cards and modules.

Fixing some Ubuntu 9.04 annoyances

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Ubuntu
  • Fixing some Ubuntu 9.04 annoyances

  • Quality Aluminium Ubuntu Stickers
  • The Best Place To Buy Ubuntu Case Badges
  • Can't Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04?
  • Ubuntu Jaunty Tries to Set the Usability Agenda
  • Why Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty So Slow???
  • Things to Avoid on Ubuntu
  • Kubuntu 9.04 Wifi Bug To Be Fixed?
  • Quick and Simple Tips to Personalize your Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalop

Which KDE 4 Distro for my Laptop?

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I have a Mandriva Spring 2009.1 RC 2 install on my main production box. I have Kubuntu Jaunty on my experimental box. Which to install on my Acer Laptop?

Arch Linux 2009.02: More solid, same work

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Arch Linux is a strange beast. It's closer to Gentoo than anything else, and even that comparison is imperfect. It's a do-it-yourself, minimalist OS that has everything I don't want in a desktop.

Fedora 11 Preview

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phoronix.com: Red Hat is expecting to deliver the final release of Fedora 11 in just less than one month, but today they have offered up a preview build of this next open-source Linux distribution update that is known as Leonidas. This afternoon we have screenshots.

Also: Red Hat Fedora 11 Focuses on the Linux Desktop

Lin-X: A Quick Review

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jonreagan.wordpress: Recently a new Linux distribution was born, called Lin-X. Based off Ubuntu 8.10, and designed to look like Mac OS X, it grabbed my attention.

Are there too many desktop Linuxes?

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blogs.computerworld.com: I like choice. I like being able to pick just the right operating system for the right job. But, when I look in the mirror, I don't see an ordinary user. Most people want to use 1 (one) operating system and that's more than enough for them.

Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu: What Does It All Mean?

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bmighty.com/blog: Ubuntu Linux isn't just an operating system -- it's an ecosystem. Here is a quick guide to help you wind your way through this desktop jungle.

What’s behind “lzma compressed livecds”

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SUSE

opensuse.org: There are various ways to build a live cd and since 11.2 Milestone 1 there is a new one: clicfs. I’ll try to explain:

Are Linux netbooks becoming extinct?

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Hardware

itwire.com: The netbook ought to have been the domain of Linux. It certainly started that way. Then Windows XP came back into vogue and the vendors backed away. Both ASUS and Dell confirmed today that Linux features little in their future plans.

Which Programmer are you?

Debian and LXDE

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Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve been trying to use Linux since 94. It replaced XP as my desktop OS in 2004, and I’ve been using it exclusively since then. So it’s rather puzzling to me I’ve never installed Debian.

Experimenting with Alternate Desktop Managers

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: I have been recently been looking into desktop managers other than Gnome and KDE. Fortunately, with Ubuntu (and probably others) it is relatively easy to download and install several such desktop managers, and then choose between them on login.

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