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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 04/01/2015 - 1:07am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 6:23pm
Story New tool to track use of open source Web code Roy Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 4:17pm
Story Coreboot Ported To Another Lenovo ThinkPad Roy Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 4:13pm
Story X.Org Server Saw More Code In 2014 Than 2013, But Its Heydays Are Over Roy Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 4:10pm
Story Korora 21 (Darla) Beta - Now Available Roy Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 4:02pm
Story So the Smartphone 'Bloodbath' Annual Preview for Year 2015 - This is so boring Roy Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 12:51pm
Story New Apt-Fast Version, Now With Full Apt-Get Syntax Replacement hotice 2 03/01/2015 - 8:16am
Story Open source carries software-defined storage forward Rianne Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 5:11am
Story ArchBang New Release 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 03/01/2015 - 4:46am

Is the Linux Desktop Too Much Like Windows, Mac OS X?

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osnews.com: A complaint you hear quite often is that the Linux desktop environments, which mostly refers to KDE and GNOME, are trying too hard to be like Windows and Mac OS X.

Five Features We Want to See in Firefox

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Moz/FF

lifehacker.com: It's no secret that Firefox has long been our favorite browser, but much has changed recently. The browser landscape is increasingly competitive, so with that in mind, we'd like to suggest a few features and improvements we're desperate to see from Firefox.

Saving Linux cash on Vista clunkers

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: My friend Joe Eckert recently penned a short, funny piece entitled, "Does Tech Need a Boost? How About "Cash for Vista?". After I got done smiling at it, I thought: why not offer desktop Linux to people with Vista clunkers?

Canonical Unveils The Ubuntu Software Store

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Ubuntu
  • Canonical Unveils The Ubuntu Software Store

  • What's Wrong with Wireless on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Repositories Screencast
  • Karmic: 1st Artwork Drop Brings Four New Themes & Two New Icon Sets
  • Enough with the “Shuttleworth offers olive branch to Debian” blogs already!

Learn Linux, 101: The Linux command line

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Linux

GUIs are fine, but to unlock the real power of Linux, there's no substitute for the command line. Get to know some of the major features of the bash shell. By the end of this article, you will be comfortable using basic Linux commands like echo and exit, setting environment variables, and gathering system information.

10 New Features/Changes In Karmic You May Not Know About…

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Ubuntu

d0od.blogspot: Below is a list of 10 features and changes in Ubuntu 9.10 that you may not already know about… Or even be expecting!

Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" - I've got a new favorite.

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Linux

techiemoe.com: I must confess to a good bit of laziness with some of my rants. For Linux Mint, I went whole hog and installed it on the laptop in a spare partition.

Vista User On SimplyMepis 8.0.10

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: The recently released version of SimplyMEPIS may just be the beginner friendly Live CD that pushes you over the edge. Released on August 25th, 2009, SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10 can bring you a ready to use Linux desktop featuring an interface that is easier to use than Vista and ideal for XP and Win98 users. Right?

Foresight and Fedora, ClarkConnect Becomes ClearOS

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Linux

linux-blog.org: Last week it was reported by LWN and a few other Linux news sites that Foresight Linux may employ a change of direction…that is, create a spinoff project that places the Conary package manager onto a Fedora Linux base.

Checking In On Ubuntu Karmic's Boot Time

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: By the time Ubuntu 10.04 LTS rolls around next April, Canonical is interested in seeing Ubuntu boot on an Intel Atom netbook (specifically the Dell Mini 9) in less than ten seconds. These incredibly fast boot time goals even led Canonical to decide against investing more time in enhancing the boot experience with Red Hat's Plymouth.

SimplyMepis 8.0.10 - Won't knock your socks off, but won't chew them up either

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Mepis and I have a long history. We got along well in the beginning, but things started getting distant between us and I haven't had so much as a phone call in months.

A Little Empathy For Pidgin

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Software

linux-mag.com: With the integration of the Telepathy framework into GNOME, most distributions are dropping the old instant messaging favorite Pidgin, for the new upstream application Empathy.

Ubuntu 9.10 vs. Mac OS X Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7

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Microsoft
Mac
Ubuntu

junauza.com: Over a short period of time, three major operating system releases will take place. For all of you, I'm going to highlight the main features of Ubuntu 9.10, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and Windows 7.

Why do Linux and open source lovers give Apple a free ride?

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Microsoft
Mac
OSS

blogs.computerworld: In its "Windows 7 Sins" campaign, the Free Software Foundation has labeled Windows 7 as "treacherous computing," and accuses Microsoft of such acts as "poisoning education." But Apple is arguably even more closed than Microsoft, yet always gets a free ride from vociferous open source proponents. Can anyone explain this hypocrisy?

SimplyMEPIS 8 Update Released

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10 has been released, and it is as usual very good. I've been pleased and impressed with MEPIS for quite some time now. Despite being what might be considered a "minor" release, going from 8.0.06 to 8.0.10, there are a number of significant changes in this distribution.

Sometimes It Won't Work (II)

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Linux

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Linux user for a couple of years. Only Linux and I love it. Still, some things are wrong, they are wrong, and unfortunately, as I see it, they will always be wrong.

NetWalker, Sharp's Latest Ubuntu Netbook... Hands-On

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Hardware
Ubuntu

Here's the latest Ubuntu powered ultra compact netbook with a 5” WSVGA (1024x600) touchscreen, the NetWalker aka PC-Z1-W. This little baby is powereb by a i.MX515 Freescale CPU @ 800MHz, with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory,

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