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Xtra Fine Computing Environment: xfce4.4 beta 1

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In my spare time last several days, I've been test driving the latest xfce4.4 beta1 desktop enviroment. It's pretty nice. For those who don't know about xfce4, it's a wonderful graphical interface that I think of as falling somewhere in-between Fluxbox and KDE in ease-of-use and functionality. Many aspects of your xfce4 desktop can be configured by graphical tools with menus, drop down boxes, icons and all. However, many aspects are hard coded and aren't adjustable even through configuration files. But it's getting there and we can see a major step forward with xfce4.4.

My Gentoo Experience...

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Gentoo

I have done a Gentoo Linux stage 1 installation on my system.

+ Extreme Performance
+ Total Control
+ Learning Internals

- Takes Long Time
- Needs Internet Connection

My Computer", Isn't "The Computer", Anymore!

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Linux

Early on, in my trek into GNU/Linux, protecting non-technical users from the Linux file system tree, and simplifying their ability to find and access their network, disks, drives, and documents was of primary concern. So too, was increasing their perception of knowing where they are at all times. A simplified method of achieving these goals on all Linux based systems is suggested in this article.

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Where Ubuntu LiveCD Both Succeeds and Fails

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Ubuntu

I mentioned yesterday that I was trying out the beta LiveCD of Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake to its friends).

First, the good news: Ubuntu LiveCD is a technological marvel, a fabulous achievement. But, despite the hard work, the user experience still falls short in a couple of important areas.

Redemption

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Linux

I don't exactly remember when I first heard about Linux. Might have been around '95 or something like that, maybe '96. One day I found some Linux-distro (I think some early Red Hat) in a local bookstore. I tried a few times, but failed. So, for a while, I didn't care a lot about that "new" free system. "Anyway, what can I do with it?" I thought.

How do I scan my Linux system for rootkits, worms, trojans, etc.?

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Security
HowTos

How do I scan my Linux system for rootkits, worms, trojans, etc.?

Either with ckrootkit or with rkhunter.

The BoxHeads LAN - April 2006

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Hardware

The BoxHeads, one of the largest LAN organizations in Michigan, which attracts visitors from all over the Midwest and Canada, had held its first LAN event for the year. A great deal of prizes were given away, and Phoronix had also sponsored a unique computer modding competition. Here at Phoronix we have a great deal of photographs to share this morning from exploding power supplies, an Ubuntu modded case, and an interesting X1900XTX CrossFire setup powering a 1-on-1 Daikatana tournament.

For a fine-tuned PC, tweak BIOS

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Misc

You can spend years using a computer without ever accessing its BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). Not surprisingly, some readers still aren't clear on what it does, or why they may have to use it in conjunction with some of the lessons we've given on security and Linux.

Mac, Windows, lock in, Linux, freedom, got it?

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OS

The Windows on a Mac story just seems to be one that refuses to go away. It seems that the whole world is going cock-a-hoop and doing back flips over the new-found ability of the Intel Mac to run Windows natively. What few seem to be saying is that it’s a crock.

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SuSE Linux 10.1 RC2 Report

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Release Candidate 2 of SuSE Linux 10.1 was released early in the morning of April 22. This release doesn't bring too many new features, but everything is really starting to come together. This release we decided to test the upgrade option and tested the software management system fairly extensively including the non-oss add-on packages. Does it look like OpenSuSE is on-track?

People Behind KDE: Frans Englich

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KDE

Tonight the People Behind KDE interview series brings to you a half-interview with Frans Englich. This man is a KDE developer whose most recent work is on KDOM and XSLT.

SUSE Linux 10.1 For *YOUR* Desktop

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SUSE

Quite often, I read articles about whether Linux is ready for the Desktop. I’ll be honest with you, it is. However, it is not a question of whether it is ready for the desktop, but whose desktop is it ready for.

Beyond Plug & Play

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OSS

Monday at the Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego, I'm going to give a talk titled: Plug 'n' Pray to Plug 'n' Play: What's it Going to Take? I was still laboring under the assumption that Linux was still a little bit behind in the desktop area. Since then I have been assured this is not so.

LSB 3.1 unifies Linux desktop standards

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OSS

The Free Standards Group (FSG) will unveil Linux Standard Base 3.1, the first LSB version to include explicit Linux desktop application support, April 25 at the Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego. Because of this standardization, application developers will find it much easier to target the complete Linux platform.

Chinese $150 Linux mini-PC races OLPC to market

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Linux

A Chinese company is touting an inexpensive Linux-based computer as a way to close the "digital divide." YellowSheepRiver's $150 "Municator" appears to be available now, with a three-month leadtime, suggesting it could reach market well ahead of MIT's $100 "One Laptop Per Child" (OLPC) device.

Review of Dapper Drake Beta running Gnome and KDE.

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Ubuntu

Since I had already used my system for a while I was not in the mood to start over so I did what some people might think is unthinkable (stupid) I went the upgrade root. I edited my sources.list and replaced all repositories with dapper drake. Then launched Synaptic and chose "mark all upgrades."

Microsoft, FOSS, and Stallman in Brazil

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OSS

On Friday, an unpublished debate from the 7th FISL revealed a tentative covergence between the software giant Microsoft and the open source community. In a meeting promoted by Infomedia TV, the business indicated a shift in its market strategy to seek coexistence between its commercial software and open source software.

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