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techiemoe.com: CentOS, for those unfamiliar, is a clone distribution. The maintainers take the freely-available source code released by Redhat for its commercial Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) product and recompile it, stripping out any trademarked artwork, then redistribute it as CentOS.
desktoplinux.com: Dell is shipping two new laptops with widescreen LCD displays and Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) operating systems with DVD playback. Additionally, the largest U.S. PC maker has started offering Hardy Heron on three models previously available with the earlier Gutsy Gibbon Ubuntu release.
blog.linuxbox.co.nz: I recently downloaded the Mandriva 2009.0 beta 2 KDE 4.1 live cd. I kept of list of things I found as I had a look around it. I only focused on the desktop.
intranetjournal.com: Considering the success of Ubuntu Linux as a distribution of the open source operating system, it has become clear that locating good alternatives to this release is becoming increasingly difficult. With that said, I've decided to round up the best candidates.
celettu.wordpress: Finally. Since 1995, when Patrick Volkerding announced that he would no longer include GNOME in Slackware, people had to rely on projects like GWARE, GNOME Slackbuild or Dropline to enjoy their favourite desktop environment on the oldest Linux distribution around. Until now.
blogs.techrepublic.com: Lately I have been poking at various Linux distributions to see what they have to offer. But most of the distributions I have looked at are geared toward new users, users with older (or strange) hardware, or corporate users. But what about those that do not fall into any of the above? What about those Linux users who want a challenge? Something that doesn’t hand-hold you through the entire computing experience? Well, you’re in luck.
- Bash & (Ampersand)
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- Add Computer Network And Trash Icons To Desktop
- Creating global keyboard shortcuts in GNOME
- Bash Trap Control C
- How to Install aMSN 0.98b with anti-aliasing in Ubuntu
- Recover plesk access
- Puppet can ease system administration tasks across the network
- Floating Point Math in Bash, Part 2 (Wait for System Load)
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geekzone.co.nz: Software and computers are all pervasive in today's world and thus demand our utmost diligence: The lives we live are run and organised by software, we depend on software, we trust our most intimate data to software systems. Thus, the importance of free software: Only free software can protect our freedoms.
news.cnet.com: There are, of course, the constant reports of how easy Linux is to install and use on the desktop. Then there are the more pragmatic posts like this one from Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols calling out a few things Linux needs to succeed on the desktop, despite its otherwise strong credentials. And yet the dog isn't barking. Few are buying. Why?
liquidat.wordpress: The Khronos Group has released a new mile stone version of the OpenGL API: version 3.0, codename Long Peaks. While this is really good news, Khronos is still unable to communicate with the community.
Here is an interesting discussion of the changes KDE 4 (via Mandriva Linux 2009 pre-releases) brings to desktop interaction. It's a very comprehensive and thoughtful discussion and explanation of the new features KDE 4 introduces and what they mean for how you interact with your desktop. If you're not sure how to go about using KDE 4 to its full potential, read it!
blogs.the451group: A recent talk I led about community Linux and Ubuntu in the enterprise at LinuxWorld generated some discussion over at Slashdot. I can’t say that I completely agree with the headline, ‘Paid support not critical for Linux adoption.’ Well, not critical to some adoption. If we’re talking about the enterprise, and particularly if we’re talking large enterprise, paid support is absolutely, positively critical to use of Linux.
opensuse.org: The acronym ENOS stands for ‘Encontro Nacional de openSUSE‘, a Portuguese expression which can be translated to ‘National openSUSE Meeting‘, an event meant to unite the Portuguese openSUSE users, as well as provide the participants an inside view into the latest developments in the openSUSE project and stimulate them to take an active part in the community itself.
blogs.computerworld.com: I see my colleague Preston Gralla is looking for the best Linux for a Windows pro. That's a good question with several good answers.
itwire.com: Professionals who work on the basis of billable hours rarely take the time out to write an article for publication unless they have a valid reason for doing so. That's why I'm generally a bit sceptical when lawyers come out with articles that attempt to make a case against the use of free and open source sofware.
blogs.zdnet.com: School starts early in Georgia. The kids are all back at it. It was on a pre-semester visit to my son’s high school that I got a shock on Friday. Linux.
izanbardprince.wordpress: I’ve started my simulated migration from Linux to Vista already, starting my dog food challenge two days early, I will go over my findings so far, sometimes making the assumptions a new Windows user would, and mostly from the perspective of a Linux “switcher”, with a dose of sarcasm.
- Ubuntu devs are considering using empathy as default for Intrepid
- Why GnomeBaker and Brasero Aren't Standard on Gnome
- Ubuntu: Intrepid Ibex - A quick look at Empathy
- Ubuntu Podcast Episode #4
- How I plan on fixing Wine for Intrepid
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Feature: Meet LoLiTa - the Linux user's group of French Polynesia
- News: openSUSE KDE3 live CDs, Debian 5.0 and Fedora 10 features, mixed fortunes for Linspire and Freespire, updates on Foresight KDE and PC-BSD, "divorce" at Blastwave.org
- Released last week: Musix GNU+Linux 1.0R2R5, CCux Linux 0.9.9
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4, Frugalware Linux 0.9 RC1
- Donations: Linux Mint receives US$400.00
- New distributions: Bubuntu, Elastix, GUFI, Medianix, Ojuba Linux, OzOs, Ryder Linux, Tin Hat, WorkBench Linux
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
linuxinsider.com: Is free software taking over the world one town at a time? Residents of Felton, Calif., recently pledged to go proprietary-free for at least a week. Plans for similar events are reportedly under way in town in Oregon and New Mexico, as well as 100 towns in Italy.