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temporaryland.wordpress: In my early days of using Linux (around 2000) I used to always install GNOME as well as KDE. I wanted to be proficient in both and had no bias to either one. But then the GNOME developers decided to force everyone
daveshields.wordpress: I have been using Firefox for years, but I noticed the Ubuntu version was a bit sluggish, so I decided to try Opera a couple of days ago. I have found Opera to be much faster than Firefox.
books.slashdot.org: While many professionals would opt for the paid programs, there is a free alternative: GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program). The only stumbling block is learning how to use it properly. That is where Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Akkana Peck comes in
lockergnome.com/blade: As I mentioned last week, I was going to give Linux another try to see what some of the latest new distributions have to offer.
dedoimedo.com: My review of Open Solaris 2008.05 was a rant of a dissatisfied Linux user, who found the fresh new Open Solaris desktop edition to be too messy and difficult for daily usage. I decided to try the latest release, Open Solaris 2008.11.
samiux.wordpress: Newbies of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu will be confused by the name of her official released CDs - Desktop Live CD, Alternate CD and Server CD. Why she makes these different CDs?
kroah.com: The Linux Staging tree (or just "staging" from now on) is used to hold stand-alone drivers and filesystems that are not ready to be merged into the main portion of the Linux kernel tree at this point in time for various technical reasons.
- Will half-baked Ubuntu Linux netbooks ruin the OS for consumers?
- The quiet Ubuntu netbook revolution
- Realistic netbook expectations
- Netbooks, Linux and the Lenovo S10
- No SUSE Linux for ARM netbooks: Novell
- Linux on netbooks to fall below 10% in 2009
- Linux losing ground on netbooks
openmode.ca: By taking steps to learn about Linux, and using it at home, you are actually investing your time by making a good investment in solid skills and that you will gain perspectives that will help you for the future.
news.softpedia.com: Another week, another First Look and yet another Enlightenment-using distribution came knocking at our doors. It's OpenGEU this time around and it has reached version 8.10.
laptoplogic.com: Our own Geek Queen Blair Mathis is back with 50 ways to increase your Linux knowledge and help you along the way to true geekdom.
marilyn.frields.org: Red Hat VP and Assistant General Counsel, wrote about Red Hat’s patent policy in response to some stories in the “press” spreading FUD about some AMQP-related patents, and (non sequitur alert) the recent virtualization agreement with Microsoft.
- What the IBM-Sun talk means for open source
- An IBM Acquisition May Be Good for Sun, But it's Still Worrisome
- The rise of the Blue Sun, IBM and Sun
- IBM and Sun? What's In It For Linux?
- IBM Looks to Buy Sun: Further Proof It's Darkest Just Before Dawn
The Squirrel Shell provides an advanced, object-oriented scripting language that works equally well in UNIX, Linux, Mac OS X
raiden.net: In 2007 as one of our first Linux distro reviews, we took a peak at PcLinuxOS 2007 (aka PCLOS) and found it at the time to be a stellar product for it's time, stable, clean, easy to use and enjoyable. Will 2009 still retain it's former glory, or has the new version ended up as a fizzling dud?
brajeshwar.com: Linux is characteristically found to be one of the most unswerving, stable, secure, cost effective and well-organized system.
the-gay-bar.com: Easystroke is an application for X that allows you to specify mouse gestures to invoke actions.
h-online.com: A glance at the changed files and code makes it clear how hard the kernel hackers have been working on 2.6.29, with more new lines of code added over the current development cycle than ever before.
phoronix.com: Last year when Ubuntu 8.10 was released it had shipped with an unpublished ATI Catalyst driver since the proprietary ATI drivers available to the public were not compatible with X Server 1.5. Now with Ubuntu 9.04 we have run into a similar situation.
linux-foundation.org/weblogs: In this blog let’s look at something simple, yet apparently, not used nearly enough. Let’s look at configuring the Linux kernel with various options for debugging.