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Windows 7 Is Superior to OS X, Linux, and to All Platforms

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news.softpedia.com: Windows 7 is superior to Apple’s Mac OS X, the open source Linux and to all operating systems on the market, noted Kevin Turner, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer during the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2010.

Is it time for OpenSUSE to say goodbye to Novell?

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techgenie.com: It seems after years of working together in developing a complete Linux platform the openSUSE project that was taken in by Novell have developed different interests are seeking to co-exist with different set of goals and ideas.

The Rise of Mac (and Linux) Gaming

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Gaming
  • The Rise of Mac (and Linux) Gaming
  • The VDrift Racing Game Continues Speeding Up
  • Classic Roguelike : Dungeons of Dredmor Is Coming To GNU/Linux Soon

The Real Open Source Hardware Revolution

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Hardware

computerworlduk.com: I recently wrote about the latest iteration of the Open Source Hardware Definition, which provides a framework for crafting open hardware licences. It's a necessary and important step.

Seven Current Issues on the Linux Desktop

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Linux

earthweb.com: Not long ago, the overwhelming issue on the Linux desktop was catching up with Windows and OS X. Instead, the Linux desktop has become the testing ground for exactly what the future of computing will be, often places the free desktop at the center of experiment and innovation.

Using KDE4 – Days 2 & 3

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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:

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  • Google drops new Edge zero-day as Microsoft misses 90-day deadline

    Google originally shared details of the flaw with Microsoft on 17 November 2017, but Microsoft wasn’t able to come up with a patch within Google’s non-negotiable “you have 90 days to do this” period.

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Red Hat introduces updated decision management platform

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KDE Says Its Next Plasma Desktop Release Will Start a Full Second Faster

According to the developer, the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.13 desktop environment release will start a full second faster than previous versions because of the removal of the QmlObjectIncubationController component, which apparently slowed down the entire desktop, and promises to let users pin apps on the panel that contain spaces in their desktop file names. Goodies are also coming to the upcoming KDE Applications 18.04 software suite this spring, which makes creating of new files with the Dolphin file manager instantaneous, improves drag-and-drop support from Spectacle to Chromium, and lets users configure the Gwenview image viewer to no longer display the image action buttons on thumbnails when they hover with the mouse cursor over them. Read more

Intel Coffee Lake OpenGL Performance On Windows 10 vs. Linux

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