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Fluffy - How pink can we get?

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Linux

fsfe.org: I had not seen Harald since - dunno - some CeBit, about 3 years ago. Anyway, it was horrible to meet him again. We started and pink magic turned the upstairs attic at the xRandar sprint into fluff (much to the entertainment/annoyance of the others).

An appeal to upstream KDE developers

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KDE

blog.flameeyes.eu: While I have stopped using KDE almost two years ago, I don’t hate KDE per-se… I have trouble with some of the directions KDE has been running in – and I fear the same will happen to GNOME, but we’ll see that in a few months – but I still find tehy have very nice ideas in many fields.

Eight Ways GNOME Could be Improved

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Software

earthweb.com: Not too long back, I highlighted my feelings on KDE. I want to show you that the GNOME desktop has a number of issues that need attention as well.

Sensationalism Isn’t Helping Linux

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: From everywhere in the Linux online community, you will find articles that speak of the time, situation, or market opportunity that has made a perfect storm for market-shifting amounts of people to move from Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS to Linux.

Comparative Test Problems – Hardware, Windows7 and Linux

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Linux
Hardware
Microsoft

g33q.co.za: Most modern operating systems support most PC hardware configurations either out of the box, or with the needed drivers installed. Boy did I not expect these kind of problems!

Ubuntu 10.04

Developer Survey Reveals Greater Linux Development

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Linux

itworld.com: The Eclipse Foundation has released its 2010 Eclipse Community Survey results, which reveal an interesting snapshot of one slice of the development community.

The Epic War of Browsers

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Moz/FF

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Since Symantec released its report in 2005, Microsoft lobbyists have quoted the old document to make people believe that Internet Explorer is the safest browser today.

Top 10 Avant Window Navigator Themes ” AWN “

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Software

linuxnov.com: My favorite Dock Avant Window Navigator, one of the best Docks available so far, it’s fully customizable with themes, extra plugins, and extra applets. So, lets check Top 10 AWN Dock Themes:

The Leading Enterprise Linux Vendors

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Linux

earthweb.com: The conventional wisdom about Linux is that it isn’t owned or created by any one company, but instead a whole group of players that give and take as needed. That said, there are several major companies that are readily identifiable as the biggest corporate sponsors of Linux.

Evolution of Linux computing and its implications

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Linux

koreatimes.co.kr: Thirty years ago, computers were so physically immense that they often had to have rooms and buildings built with the purpose to accommodate them. Each one had a different, unique operating system until a collection of information and technology (IT) developers collaborated in 1969 to design code able to adapt to the multiple systems.

Top Linux games your money can buy

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Who said Linux games have to cost nothing? Well, quite a few people, actually. But just as you pay, or at least, are expected to pay for Windows games, there's no reason why you should not do the same thing in Linux.

Why Ubuntu Netbook fails in real life

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Ubuntu
  • Why Ubuntu Netbook fails in real life
  • Ubuntu: when Linux ideology meets business
  • How To Get The Most Out Of UNE
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #196
  • Nice Volume Slider (10.10)
  • Canonical rejigs Ubuntu support services

Chrome and Rust: Pros and Cons of Google's Browser

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Software

earthweb.com: First released in 2008, Google Chrome is the third most widely used web browser, coming after Internet Explorer and Firefox with a 7% market share. However, until the recently, the GNU/Linux version lagged behind the Windows version.

The Ransbotham FUD attack on open source fisks itself

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OSS

zdnet.com: You don’t expect misleading FUD about open source from MIT’s Technology Review. But here it is.

Five tips for helping your users switch to Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: You can make the transition to Linux a smooth one, even for your least technical users. Here are some ways to anticipate their concerns and help them feel at home in their new environment.

Final Review: Pardus 2009.2

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Linux

cristalinux.blogspot: Not long ago I wrote an ARTICLE on Pardus 2009.2 Release Candidate, which I used as a preview for the latest release of this Turkey based Linux distro. As I mentioned then, that release candidate was very well rounded, so the preview already had a bit of review feel to it.

5 Open Source Wi-Fi Hotspot Solutions

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Software

linuxplanet.com: You'll find many Linux-based and/or open source options when searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot solution. Whether you're wanting to give away or charge your visitors for the wireless Internet, you should find something that will work. The best part is that most of these solutions are free.

Why I’m using Fedora 13 now

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: There’s a reason I don’t update that much anymore: I’m no longer as excited by Linux as I was before. What I mean is, I no longer install every OS and every application anymore, just to know what it’s like.

Many hands make the light work; few make it shine

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Software
Ubuntu

humphreybc.wordpress: Ubuntu lives in a special place between Windows and Mac OS X reserved only for Linux: more shine than Windows, less than OS X, resulting in a steaming pile of mediocrity.

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  • Writing Chuck – Joke As A Service
    Recently I really got interested to learn Go, and to be honest I found it to be a beautiful language. I personally feel that it has that performance boost factor from a static language background and easy prototype and get things done philosophy from dynamic language background. The real inspiration to learn Go was these amazing number of tools written and the ease with which these tools perform although they seem to be quite heavy. One of the good examples is Docker. So I thought I would write some utility for fun, I have been using fortune, this is a Linux utility which gives random quotes from a database. I thought let me write something similar but let me do something with jokes, keeping this mind I was actually searching for what can I do and I landed up on jokes about Chuck Norris or as we say it facts about him. I landed up on chucknorris.io they have an API which can return different jokes about Chuck, and there it was my opportunity to put something up and I chose Go for it.

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