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Why GNU/Linux is ready for the Average User

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I spend a fair amount of time on UbuntuForums.org and while poking around there this afternoon I came across this thread. To quickly sum up the thread the original poster is detailing why he believes Ubuntu is not ready for the "average user" because of a recent poor experience he had.

Why do I use Ubuntu?

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scottnesbitt.net: Because it works. Yes, it’s that simple. Because. It. Works. Case in point:

Open source commemorative challenge coin minted

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Web

itwire.com: Need something unique for the open source Linux-loving GNU-spouting Free Software Foundation member in your life? ThinkGeek has the answer.

Fine-Tune The Kernel

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jdeeth.blogspot: One of the advantages we Linux geeks like to claim over competing operating systems is the flexibility of the system. We're not talking about changing your screen saver--we're talking the guts of the operating system itself.

Chrome OS and the death of the Free desktop: a response

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The article “Google Chrome OS. Or, how KDE and GNOME managed to shoot each other dead” is intentionally outspoken and controversial. It invites comment and criticism - one can hardly declare two of the best known and most widely used Free Software projects to be “dead” without causing uproar.

A look at Linux in the recession: Linux 2009 year in review

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techtarget.com: The big story of 2009 was the economy. After the collapse of major financial institutions in the fall of 2008, people began looking for a silver lining in open source and Linux. Here are some highlights from the Linux world in 2009.

KDE TimeVault Progress Update

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blog.chatonka.com: TimeVault is alive! Ok, so maybe it was never really dead. But I’ve found some time to work it and after reworking most of the internals I’ve finally gotten it to back up again.

NVIDIA's Response To Recent Nouveau Work

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phoronix.com: Last week after many DRM improvements went into the Linux 2.6.33 kernel Linus Torvalds got a bit upset and wanted Nouveau merged into the mainline kernel. This essentially spells the end of the xf86-video-nv driver, which was never good and should have died off long ago.

Lucid Alpha 1 – Fewer Games, Installer Changes, Impatient Friendly

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 was released late last week and although very little cosmetically has changed, we’ve pointed out the obvious changes below.

Review: Moovida Media Center

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raiden.net: Moovida, formerly called Elisa, is a cross-platform (Windows and Linux) media suite sponsored by Fluendo. The test installation used version 1.0.9. The program has promise, notably in its elegant design. But it faltered in some areas of performance, and could use some polishing.

The Linux Command Line - First Edition Is Now Available!

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lcorg.blogspot: After a two year effort, I have released the first edition of "The Linux Command Line" in all of it's 522 page glory!

SFLC hammers GPL violators

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Legal
  • SFLC hammers GPL violators
  • SFC and SFLC sues Samsung, Zyxel, Western Digital and others over GPL violations
  • Best Buy, Samsung, Westinghouse, And Eleven Other Brands Named In SFLC Lawsuit
  • GPL, might goes to the right
  • Freedom or Sponsors, Not Both?
  • If Proprietary Software is "Illegitimate", Why is the FSF Funded by It?

Why I Use Ubuntu

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diffperspective.wordpress: A former student of mine noticed that my laptop looked different. Well, maybe not the laptop itself, but the user interface. She immediately inquired how I “did that” while she pointed at the screen of my Thinkpad.

Sabayon Linux 5.1-r1 - Review and Commentary

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linuxcritic.com: The latest release of Sabayon Linux was announced yesterday and being big fans of the desktop, we decided to take it for a test drive and see what has changed.

My Love – Hate Relationship With Fedora

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: I am a K/Ubuntu user. That means that I am lazy and spoiled. I have access to the largest repositories. I have the biggest and friendliest community. I have lots of podcasts, blogs, IRC channels and help forums devoted to my every need. In short, K/Ubuntu has everything that I need except for one thing. It is not Fedora.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 333

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A look at LinuxConsole 1.0.2009
  • News: openSUSE wins KDE distro comparison, Archiso-live delivers working installer, Ubuntu presents 10.04 feature list, Katana reveals multi-boot security suite
  • Questions and answers: Kubuntu a second-class citizen?
  • Statistics: CDs sold by online vendors
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.1, Ultimate Edition 2.5
  • New additions: KahelOS, Unity Linux
  • New distributions: BioPuppy Linux, Comunix GNU/Linux, dwmarch, Matriux, Quirky, SCLive, ShepherdPup, Simplicity Linux, TOP Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Distributions: No winter break in Linux land

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h-online.com: With Fedora 12 and Ubuntu 9.10 now out the door, developers are already turning their attention to the spring releases. KDE3 has definitively gone the way of the dodo as far as openSUSE and Mandriva are concerned. Google is taking its first steps in the operating system market with Chrome OS.

Is Desktop Linux Handicap Accessible?

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earthweb.com: Simple access to desktop computing: It's something that myself, among countless others, take for granted every single day. With proprietary operating systems, there are programs readily available for those who need accessibility assistance with their computers. But what is it like for someone who needs accessibility options on the Linux desktop?

Linux Mint: Making Linux easy

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mybroadband.co.za: Most users that have used Linux as their desktop operating system for any length of time will tell you that Ubuntu is one of the most user-friendly Linux versions available. The people over at Linux Mint disagree.

Why the BSDs get no love

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blogs.techrepublic.com: It was a warm summer night, circa 1996, when I installed my first Linux distribution. I remember it well, the old text-based installation of Caldera Open Linux. The install took some time to get used to, but it worked. But what about the BSDs?

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