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Is desktop Linux too fragmented to succeed?

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itworld.com (infoworld): If one desktop Linux distribution were to gain a significant lead over all the others, it could boost mainstream Linux adoption significantly.

PCLinuxOS comes to my rescue

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Ubuntu

webhead.blog.co.uk: OK it was my fault! There I've said it and its true. I broke one of the rules for Ubuntu Linux which basically said "Thou shalt not use the upgrade feature in Synaptic."

Second Wave of Netbooks Near Release

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Hardware

internetnews.com (reuters): A new class of cheaper, smaller netbook computers might upset the IT establishment this year. Without Windows or Intel chips, the new trend "puts the existing PC structure at risk."

Kaffeine 1.0 Pre-Release Preview - First KDE4 Port

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Although this is a pre-alpha release, it looks just awesome, and if all the features (or at least almost all) will be implemented by the time 1.0 gets out as a stable release, Kaffeine will definitely keep being one of the most powerful video players for KDE.

Split APE and FLAC Files in Ubuntu and Add Tags by Cue File

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Ubuntu

Did you ever downloaded a single APE or FLAC file consisting of multiple songs? If so, it's quite annoying to try and listen to only one song. But you can split the files into multiple songs exactly like in the cue file (each song's start and end time are saved in the cue file, so we'll know where to cut the big file). Full article

How to decide whether desktop Linux makes sense

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Linux

infoworld.com: Eight questions to help you determine if now is the time to find a place for desktop Linux in your organization

Linux Mint 6 (Felicia) Review

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Linux

extremetech.com: Linux Mint seeks to take the ease-of-use provided by Ubuntu to a new level and, for the most part, succeeds. Linux Mint's slogan is "From freedom came elegance" and that's very appropriate for what this distribution is all about.

Ubuntu 9.04: Wow

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.04: Wow

  • Reflections on ten releases of Ubuntu
  • Whaddaya mean… sold out to Ubuntu Jaunty?!

Pros and Cons for Using CLI

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Reviews

In this article I will debate on several major advantages and disadvantages for using the command-line in Linux. When I think it's 'better' to use CLI, when not, and how can this can impact the work speed.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 300

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Xubuntu 9.04 vs Debian 5.0.1 Xfce

  • News: Ubuntu releases Jaunty, Debian Lenny gets free kernels, Fedora released re-spun images, openSUSE considers Git for its build service, interviews with Linus Torvalds and Mark Shuttleworth
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 9.04, SimplyMEPIS 8.0.06
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009.1, OpenBSD 4.5
  • New distributions: Chaox, Lin-X, Super OS, TOSS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linus on Linux: Torvalds Interview Part 2

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Interviews

linux-mag.com: In part 2 of our interview, Linus talks about the process of managing kernel developer commits, selecting a revision control system and how he personally uses git.

Eight Reasons Your next Computer Should Run Linux

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tuxtweaks.com: Earlier today on PC World, Harry McCracken had a pair of articles titled “Eight Reasons Your Next Computer Should Be a PC” and “Eight Reasons Your Next Computer Should Be a Mac“. Well, since Harry didn’t complete the series, I’ll do it for him, so here we go.

Tech Break: It's Linux Time

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Linux

oredigger.net: While Apple and Microsoft are chugging away at a release of their operating systems every few years, a free competitor is growing more and more powerful, releasing a new edition every six months and capturing low-end markets like netbooks and cell phones.

Quick look at Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
  • Quick look at Ubuntu 9.04

  • Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit with ext4
  • Kubuntu 9.04 Falls Short
  • Top Downloads For (X)ubuntu 9.04

5 Ways Xoopit Extends Gmail

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Software

I’m a huge fan of Gmail. I’ve been using it for years, and have converted several small businesses over to Google Apps so they can take advantage of it. I find it fast and flexible, and can get to my seven years worth of email from any computer on the planet.

For the last few weeks I’ve been extending Gmail’s functionality with a Firefox extension called “Xoopit for Gmail“. Xoopit makes Gmail more social, and gives flexible access to attachments others have sent me.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Eric S. Raymond: The Economic Case Against the GPL

  • FLOSS Weekly 66: OLE Nepal
  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 8
  • Skype on The Dell Mini 9
  • Linux marketing #2 : Mandriva and Grid-computing
  • First Android netbook to cost about $250
  • Using the Shell
  • X.Org 7.5 Release Schedule Revised For July
  • Will Oracle kill MySQL? Who cares?
  • One Of The Many Reasons Inetd Isn't Around Any More

Gnash Developers and Linux Fund Raise Funds for OpenStreetMap Bounty

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Web

Linux Fund and OpenMediaNow have expanded their partnership with the Gnash media player development team to bring OpenStreetMap editing support to the open source Flash® player, Gnash.

Group test: project planners

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Software

tuxradar.com: If you were suffering in silence because you thought you couldn't draw a Gantt chart or an RBS diagram on Linux, you were wrong. In this article we'll present five project managers that are aimed at non-geek desktop users.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #139

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #139 for the week of April 19th- April 25th, 2009 is now available.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0.06 Update is Available

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0.06, an update to the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. The updated components on the SimplyMEPIS ISOs include recent updates from the Debian Lenny pool and also Linux kernel 2.6.27.21, Firefox 3.0.9, jbidwatcher 2.0.1, and gutenprint 5.2.3.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed: A Linux distribution on the leading edge

So, to summarize: openSUSE Tumbleweed is a good, solid, stable Linux distribution with a wide range of desktops available. It is not anything particularly exotic or unstable, and it does not require an unusual amount of Linux expertise to install and use on an everyday system. To make a very simple comparison, in my experience installing and using Tumbleweed is much less difficult and much less risky than using the Debian "testing" distribution, and it is kept much (much much) more up to date than openSUSE Leap, Debian "stable", Linux Mint or Ubuntu. I don't say that to demean any of those other distributions. As I said at the end of my recent post about point-release vs. rolling-release distributions, if your hardware is fully supported by one of those point-release distributions, and you are satisfied with the applications included in them, then they are certainly a good choice. But if you like staying on the leading edge, or if you have very new hardware which requires the latest Linux kernel and drivers, or you just want/need the latest version of some application (in my case this would be digiKam), then openSuSE could be just what you want. Read more Also: Google Summer of Code 2017

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