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Story Mandriva Moving Forward With PCLinuxOS and Mageia Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 2:29pm
Story KDE Becomes Mature in 2014 Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 1:54pm
Story 2013 Brought More Desktops to GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 1:29pm
Story Despite US Roots, Red Hat Appears to Have Benefited From NSA Scandals Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 1:11pm
Story Christmas a Good Time to Install Fedora 20, But Not Upgrade to It Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 12:47pm
Story When FRAND meets FOSS: Bottom Up or Top Down? Rianne Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 7:46am
Story Free DU Speed Booster app for Android Rianne Schestowitz 24/12/2013 - 7:31am
Story Linux 3.13-rc5 released Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 9:00pm
Story How Docker turned intricate Linux code into developer pixie dust Roy Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 8:58pm
Story Unvanquished Advanced Open-Source Gaming In 2013 Rianne Schestowitz 23/12/2013 - 5:14pm

KDE4: The MS Vista of Linux?

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theeternaluniverse.blogspot: Most people in Linux circles have heard the slogan: "Release Early, Release Often." This often translates to a rule that you make small software changes frequently instead of doing major overhauls that take a long time to get out the door. Two projects, recently, have strayed from the above rule: Microsoft Vista and KDE4.

few howtos:

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  • Control CPU scaling in Ubuntu

  • Add Open Command Prompt Here Functionality To Nautilus In Ubuntu
  • pstree command
  • IPSec between Linux and the NetScreen
  • Install 3.0 Beta on Ubuntu
  • Deploying a Git Repository Server in Ubuntu

Why Is So Hard for Windows Users to Understand That Linux Is Not Windows

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: This is just a rant (hopefully it will be regarded as pertinent and non-'laming') on why Windows users try Linux and return frustrated to Windows after several hours or days. I won't praise Linux and the way it works, I won't even compare and say 'here Linux is easier because ...', instead I have a few questions for all of you who blame Linux for not being and behaving like Windows.

Tough choices ahead for Red Hat? I missed Red Hat's fiscal 1Q09 release a few weeks ago, so I went back and read the transcript and dug into the numbers a little. Total revenue growth has averaged 31 percent/quarter since fiscal 1Q08. Surprisingly though, Sales & Marketing and R&D have grown 32 percent/quarter and 37 percent/quarter over the same period.

Open Source Development: About Community and Sponsored Projects

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OSS Classifying Open Source production models is not an academic curiosity, as result from recent conversations on how the development model affects at large the software life-cycle and, more important, the business strategy.

Apricot - Open-Source Blender Game

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Apricot is the newest project from the Blender Institute with the goal to build an open-source game instead of a Blender video this time. The characters used in the game are from the Big Buck Bunny movie, the last free movie developed using Blender under the name Project Peach.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Desktop Enviroment

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Software I hadn’t expected such a response to my article about choosing the right desktop environment when I was writing it. It was a really quick write-up, a kind of a brainstorming session. Well this time, I tried improving it. More info, more research and more work are contained in this post.

New Features, Games Coming To CrossOver

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Software CodeWeavers, the company behind the WINE-based CrossOver Office, had introduced CrossOver Games as a gaming-oriented version of their pay-to-use edition of WINE.

Quad Boot - Friday Update - It's Good!

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Linux After nearly a full week of working with this quad-boot setup in various stages of completion, I can say that I am very pleased. It is working well and it is allowing me to easily compare the three different versions of Linux, which is just what I wanted. Here are some notes about each of the versions.

Moving Forward with openSUSE 11.1

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Andreas Jaeger: Since both Coolo and Michl are on vacation for two weeks, I’m a bit more involved with the openSUSE distribution. Besides announcing the openSUSE 11.1 roadmap, I was busy to stabilize the factory trees and get an installable distribution after quite some major changes have been checked into factory. The goal was to have a snapshot of factory as internal Alpha0.

Response to “Lancelot, KDE and Gnome”

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KDE Well, this is one of the Aaron-style “explain to the unbelievers why they are wrong”. This is in response to Well, as all trolls on the internet, you have a couple of things obviously not clear to you.

Aspire One: the netbook Eee PC killer from Acer?

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Hardware Hot on the heels of the Asus Eee PC comes more small subnotebooks, with Acer giving them the Intel inspired name of the netbook. Does the Intel Atom-powered Aspire One ‘netbook’ fill you with desire to acquire one?

Acer's Linpus Linux Lite (Fedora) ultra portable laptop piles the pressure on Microsoft

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Hardware First Asus, then Dell, then MSI, Elonex, the Cloud and all their clones. Now Acer has entered the fray and it is all, at least initially, good news. It looks like they’ve all found a bit of Dutch courage and started to turn on the schoolyard bully from Redmond. Of what do I speak? Ultra lightweight portable laptops computers. Running varieties of GNU/Linux.

An Introduction to Linux for Activists

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angryveteran.blogspot: So I have said that Linux is one of the keys to creating a truly free flow of information in the computer world. There is not just one kind of Linux. There are thousands of different versions availible. Most versions of Linux are completely free and all versions of Linux are OPEN SOURCE. Different versions are geared towards different uses. So with so many versions availible to you where should you begin?

The 12 best Firefox 3.0 tweaks

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Moz/FF Firefox 3.0 is great, but to make it even better check out these functions and features. Each can be altered or tweaked to make your web-browsing experience near perfect.

today's leftovers

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  • Linux

  • Ubuntu MID - part 1: application list, part 2: communication, part 3: communication
  • Top of the charts: five open source file sharing apps
  • A lament for the system tray
  • Salute to an icon
  • OLPC Nigeria One Year Later: Hard Lessons Learned
  • Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS released
  • First look at Ubuntu 8.10 - Intrepid Ibex
  • Sabayon 3.5 + some really miscellaneous links
  • Microsoft Mends Breach in Open Source Sandcastle
  • WordPress 2.6 Beta 2 Review

some howtos:

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  • IOzone for filesystem performance benchmarking

  • Configuring your fonts optimally in openSUSE 11.0
  • Basic I/O Redirection Differences In Sh/Ksh, Bash and Zsh On Linux And Unix
  • How to write a thorough review of a Linux distribution
  • Printing Directly To PDF in Ubuntu 8.04
  • Linux Easter Egg Fun
  • Let Firefox 2 and 3 co-exist in your Linux box
  • VI Basic Movement

It's not the Gates, it's the bars

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Richard Stallman: To pay so much attention to Bill Gates' retirement is missing the point. What really matters is not Gates, nor Microsoft, but the unethical system of restrictions that Microsoft, like many other software companies, imposes on its customers.

Ubuntu vs PCLinuxOS

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stormy-subbu.blogspot: Well It is not about which is a better OS overall, but which suited me better. PCLinuxOS(/Ripper Gang) did a really nice job in giving a very polished setup and collecting very good packages for PCLinuxOS 2007.

My first hours with PCLINUXOS

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Ubuntu As a mentioned in my previous post I spent a little time last night installing PCLINUXOS on my laptop. I installed the MiniMe version of the distro, the Live CD of which weighs in at just over 200MB. It’s meant to be just enough to get get everything up and running so you can then, through ATP or Synaptic, install just the software you want.

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