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Review: Gnome Shell

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raiden.net: Gnome Shell is a redesign to the way the gnome desktop looks and works. I find it very interesting, because it stops trying to base itself on windows' functionality and design, and instead it consists of an original design and functionality.

Battery improvements in kde plasma 4.4

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vizzzion.org/blog: The battery applet in KDE Plasma 4.4 has gotten some nice improvements. First of all, I wasn’t really happy with the layout of its popup dialog. It looked messy and didn’t scale well with bigger fonts. During Tokamak3 in September, I started improving this.

What GNU/Linux Developers don't get about the 'mainstream" market

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: Linux devs are very good about seeing what techs and admins want. They don't do well at fulfilling the mainstream desktop market, largely because they don't like what they see. It depresses some of them.

Mandriva 2010 - I mean ... Wow!

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MDV

dedoimedo.com: Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere is a happy time. Lots of fresh Linux distribution releases coming out, all ready for plucking and testing. Mandriva 2010 is one of those. Debuting two weeks ago, it has drawn many, mainly positive reviews, sparking intrigue and a desire to take it for a spin.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 5)

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h-online.com: The forthcoming kernel version will support Intel's Moorestown platform, SFI - the alternative to ACPI, and the Trusted Execution Technology, which used to be called "LaGrande Technology". If required, the new KSM can now reduce memory loads by combining identical memory content in virtual machines. The new kernel also includes Timechart, a new tool for visualising what's going on in the system and kernel.

Again, Linux is not an OS

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nuxified.org/blog: Linux is not an OS. Besides the typical point that Linux is just the kernel my basic point was that what we typically call "Linux" is not really a single coherent operating system, but rather a framework for developing them or an ecosystem which spawns them.

GTG – A Productivity Tool for GNOME Desktop

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linuxandfriends.com: Getting Things GNOME! also known as GTG aims to be a simple, powerful and flexible organization tool to the GNOME desktop environment. It is a productivity tool which aids you in organizing your work flow into tasks and sub-tasks, uniquely tagging them so as to get things done in a more efficient manner.

We Don’t Really Want Innovation

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: Innovation is one of those things we pretend to want and then complain when it happens. When the KDE team decided to innovate with plasma, all they got were heaps and heaps of criticism thrown at them. Now it appears that Gnome 3.0 is going to suffer the same fate.

5 of the Best Free and Open Source CD/DVD Writing Software for Linux

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junauza.com: If you are using Linux, there are plenty of optical disc-authoring programs to choose from. Here are some of those that I like:

Howto: Building a Cheap Nettop Media PC

The origin of this project was an article on Lifehacker, however, i've expanded on it, and can point you in the way of actually getting this working. because i found the lifehacker article a good stating point for what I wanted, but left me short of sound and other items.

Using eBox As A Windows Primary Domain Controller

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eBox Platform is an open source small business server that allows you to manage all your services like firewall, DHCP, DNS, VPN, proxy, IDS, mail, file and printer sharing, VoIP, IM and much more. These functionalities are tightly integrated, automating most tasks, avoiding mistakes and saving time for system administrators. This tutorial shows you step by step how to use eBox as a Windows Primary Domain Controller. At the end of it you will be using eBox Platform 1.2 for users and shared resources management on your Windows domain.

today's leftovers:

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  • From Ubuntu… to Gentoo..? No, to Debian!
  • KDE Window decoration behind translucent windows
  • Compiz Elements changes for today and the future
  • Ubuntu Live to lose GIMP - Will it matter?
  • Corel Buys Out Corel
  • Touch Freeze, automatically disables touchpad while you type
  • Losing vendor dependence helps Swedish police save 20 million
  • BOH Update 7
  • Linux Text Processing using Damn Small Linux
  • I was afraid of worms, Roxanne!
  • Epiphany, take a seat. Chromium, you’re up.
  • EbonHack 1.01
  • Let's explore a little more: home clouds
  • Thanksgiving: a displaced Brit writes…
  • Apache Incubator: Extraordinary Made Ordinary, the Subversion case

some howtos:

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  • How to fix “No root file system defined” Error in Linux?
  • [How to] boot from Linux ISO FILE using Grub 2
  • Creating an Ad-Hoc Network Between Two Open-Suse Computers
  • Clutter: a beginner's tutorial
  • Package management cheatsheet
  • Network & sharing in VirtualBox - Full tutorial
  • Perhaps there is a stale lock file?

Ubuntu User On Fedora 12: Using It And Liking It

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linuxcanuck.wordpress: I have been a full time Ubuntu user since 2006. Before that I tried to like it, but couldn’t. I moved to it out of necessity when MEPIS began to play around with it core, switching from Debian to Ubuntu and back in six months. It was a fun ride, but it was not what I was interested in.

My life with Linux: Day 4

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pcauthority.com.au: Stuart Turton spends the fourth day of his one week odyssey with Linux, hailing the ease of GIMP, before a graphics card meltdown causes his computer to 'kill' his desktop.

Ubuntu Linux keeps being buggy... will I go back to XP?

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Ubuntu

beranger.tumblr.com: Well, I did it once, after years of Linux (registered with the Linux Counter on August 26, 1996). Then I went back to… Ubuntu Jaunty, then I switched to CentOS 5.3 and have built my own extra repository Odiecolon.repo, only to end in Xubuntu Karmic, now being on Ubuntu Karmic.

Less blogging about Ubuntu - (Funny) Howto

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Web

andrearatto.homeunix.org: There’s blogging nowadays and everyone has to be writing stuff on the web all the time about what they have been doing. Sometimes even to the cost of not actually doing it properly.

My recent experiences with some Linux distros

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standardsandfreedom.net: Fall season is one of the busiest times for Linux distributions, and this year is also a very busy time for me. Ever since two years now I gradually migrated family and friends to Linux. This year these new Linux users gave me quite some work, especially on week-ends, and my own upgrade gave me quite some work.

Lenovo smartbook may run Android

electronista.com: A demo of a smartbook prototype from Qualcomm may have provided more details of Lenovo's smartbook for AT&T, including its choice of OS.

An Update Of What Is To Come With KRunner In KDE SC 4.4

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Software

digitizor.com: With the next version of KDE SC to be released early next year, KRunner, one of KDE SC’s most powerful feature since v4.0, is getting some major updates. The hard feature freeze for KDE SC 4.4 is already done. So, in this article, we shall look at some changes.

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