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Story Meet Cubicle OS 2.3, a Failed Attempt at Building a Proper Linux Distribution Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 10:02pm
Story Trying Out Nouveau GPU Re-Clocking On Linux 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:58pm
Story PC-BSD 10.0.2-RC2 Available for Testing Roy Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:43pm
Story First handheld Steam Machine revealed Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:39pm
Story Tails interview Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:32pm
Story Debian 6 Gets LTS Support That Will End in February 2016 Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:27pm
Story IFC6410 Snapdragon 600 dev board now supports Fedora, Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:23pm
Story DOCKBARX 0.91 RELEASED WITH BUG FIXES, BATTERY APPLET Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:19pm
Story LibreOffice 4.2.5 RC2 Is Available for Testing, Final Version to Arrive Soon Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:12pm
Story CONKY MANAGER GETS REVAMPED UI, NEW OPTIONS (CONKY GUI) Rianne Schestowitz 16/06/2014 - 9:05pm

Ubuntu Linux on the laptop

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Ubuntu

decrepitoldfool.com: You may not have gotten up this morning wondering; “What is Linux up to these days?” But while we weren’t looking, it began seriously kicking windows’ ass.

Why the world isn't ready for Linux

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Just talk

I'm a firm believer, that in order to own a PC, you should have to take lessons, and a test, to get a licence, there seem to be plenty of people willing to do this to drive to work, if you don't, then your PC experience, should be limited, as it would do if your driving a car, to a 50cc Moped of an experience. And i think i'm not the only one, as this is what the "Cloud computing" experience is serving up..

Late 2008 Fav Distro

*BSD
2% (26 votes)
Fedora
4% (73 votes)
Debian
6% (105 votes)
Slackware
3% (57 votes)
Gentoo
3% (43 votes)
Mandriva
6% (99 votes)
PCLOS
10% (162 votes)
SimplyMepis
8% (134 votes)
openSUSE
19% (314 votes)
*Ubuntu
27% (444 votes)
Other
11% (183 votes)
Total votes: 1640

National Lampoon’s Ubuntu Vacation

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Ubuntu

tuxramblings.wordpress: Well it was that time of year again, time of giving and getting. And wow, my girlfriend out did herself this year. I unraveled box after box of amazingly thought out gifts. For a non-geek girlfriend, she sure did her homework on getting me some quality gifts.

Ease into Linux from windows.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: So many times people have told me that they don't want to use Linux because it is too big of a leap. They say that there is too much to learn at once. That is not true.

12 handy tips for your new Linux netbook

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Linux
Hardware

techradar.com: The netbook trend has been called something of a Trojan Horse for the spread of Linux; we're not about to disagree. It really is a fully-fledged PC - so check out our tips to help you get the most out of your low-cost laptop.

Revolution OS: A Review

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Linux
Movies

thelinuxblog.com: Went by the library today and picked up a few Linux newb books (no LINUX FOR DUMMIES, I WAS SADDENED). So I’ll be reading that. In the meantime, here’s a review for a documentary about Linux I just got my hands on, relatively speaking. The documentary: REVOLUTION OS.

Gentoo Sucks, Ubuntu Doesn’t.

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

biodegradablegeek.com: I used Gentoo for a few years, and at first I loved it. Mainly because of portage. When I first began my new job, the only distro available was Ubuntu, which deep down I hated without any real reason. But 10 minutes into using it, I made the decision that I’m wiping out Gentoo.

Pay As You Go Computing? Linux is "Free As You Go!"

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OS

oneclicklinux.com: Microsoft has patented "pay as you go" PC computing. This means users could purchase low cost computers with usage based fees. A user would only pay for and use the specific software application needed. No thanks!

today's leftovers

  • Linux Void Episode 16 - Scaling for 2009

  • Thoughts on KDE4
  • The Super User/Root User
  • Howto Upgrade from Debian Etch (4.0 ) to Lenny (5.0)
  • An Open Source Backup Option
  • OpenGoo: A Free, Open Source Productivity Suite
  • Why Software Reform is Like Healthcare Reform
  • Open source makes its way into educational institutions
  • Installing RPM Packages on Ubuntu
  • Big Blue urged to open Notes and Domino
  • openSUSE 11.1 and ext4
  • Binary Blues
  • AMD Releases Open-Source R600/700 3D Code
  • Random Debian Developer Interviews: Lars Steinke
  • KDE Forums Klassroom: Kourse 2
  • MEPIS projects are nearing completion; position relative to sidux
  • Mozilla chairman unfazed by Google Chrome
  • Ted Ts'o: Debian Can Learn from Ubuntu
  • OpenSolaris gets a Crossbow for Christmas
  • Getting Copies Right: Open Source Gaming
  • Connecting to Linux via RDP using NOMAD on openSUSE 11.1

wbar, for fun and profit

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Since I started messing with Tiny Core Linux, I started appreciating wbar — another one of those floating icon punch-button bars that sometimes crop up in other big-name operating systems.

Where the heck is Bayanihan Linux 5.0?

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Linux

junauza.com: In May 2008, Manilatimes.net reported that the latest version of our very own Bayanihan Linux is about to be released. With the year comes to an end, I’m left wondering where the heck Bayanihan Linux 5.0 is.

Debian mourns the loss of Thiemo Seufer

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Obits

debian.org: The Debian Project has lost an active member of its community. Thiemo Seufer died on December 26th in a tragic car accident.

The Future Of The Netbook?

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Hardware
  • The Future Of The Netbook?

  • What’s the Allure of these Netbooks?
  • Are Netbooks the Future of PCs?
  • Cease and Desist: the netbook war of words
  • MSI Wind

Use sidux 2008-04 for a "Cool Yule"!

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: I have been promoting sidux for a while now, and sidux 2008-04 is one of their best yet. Decked out in Yuletide green, with a white ground cover, sidux 2008-04 is one cool desktop system for the Yuletide season. Why do I like sidux so much?

We already had the year of the Linux desktop

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: For me, it's been the 'year' of the Linux desktop since 1995. That's when I started using Linux on a regular basis. My first distribution was Slackware. Slackware is still around, and it's still a fine Linux for people like me who came to Linux from Unix.

A Computer Genius, His Russian Bride, The KGB, Intrigue And Murder

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Reiser

cbsnews.com: A new "48 Hours Mystery" segment on the Hans Reiser case will air this Saturday, Jan. 3 on CBS. Check your local listings for the nighttime program. The segment features interviews with Reiser and his former best friend, Sean Sturgeon.

10 Linux Predictions for 2009

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Linux
OSS
  • 10 Linux Predictions for 2009

  • Open source trends in 2009
  • Will 2009 Be Open or Closed?
  • Worst open-source predictions of 2008
  • Enterprise Linux 2008: The year in review
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