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Linux, the chicken and the egg

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toolbox.com/blogs: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The answer has never been fully resolved to everyone's satisfaction. Linux has a bit of a chicken and egg quandary too. To compile a Linux distribution you need to start from Linux. However I am approaching this question from another angle.

Is Android really open? Really?

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I’m not Android-bashing here by any means. I regularly use Google Wave and have a Gmail account. But I’m hesitant to turn over all of my personal data — specifically my address book and appointments — to Google.

Why? I'll tell you why...

KDE SC 4.4 RC3 Released

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kdenews.org: With the number of fixes still going into the 4.4 branch after RC2 last week, the release managers have decided to pop another release candidate in between. Last night, Dirk tagged KDE Software Compilation 4.4 RC3, and we're releasing it today already.

Hybrid Graphics Comes To Linux In Crude Form

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Software

phoronix.com: While the support for graphics processors on Linux in the free software stack has improved a lot over Linux, there still are entire areas of support missing, such as with supporting NVIDIA's SLI or AMD's CrossFire technologies.

5 Reasons I would swear my loyalty to Firefox

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Moz/FF

spreadfirefox.com: Who wouldn't like if their browser wears a haute couture skins or the pleasure of viewing Megan fox images on a 3D wall with uncluttered black background or get to know if the weather permits you to tee over the weekend just by moving the mouse over or download all the links on a page with just one click!

Linux is not hard, it's ignored

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mybroadband.co.za: It's a regular complaint: Linux is too hard. But is it hard, or are there other factors at play?

Video editing in Linux: a look at PiTiVi and Kdenlive

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Software

arstechnica.com: While Linux still lacks a direct competitor to tools like Apple's iMovie or Final Cut Pro, the current crop of video editing tools are much more capable and easy-to-use. Two tools in particular stand out: PiTiVi and Kdenlive.

Pardus 2009.1 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Pardus is a Linux, desktop-oriented operating system developed by Onur Küçük and his team from Turkey. At a time when nearly every new Linux distro is based on or derived from Ubuntu, Pardus is a rarity.

Yo momma uses Ubuntu

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geekscrap.com: Recently I replaced my mother’s PC, and I thought I could switch her to Linux. She was previously using Windows XP with several Open Source applications. I decided to install Ubuntu 9.10, since it seems that it’s most devoted to non-expert users.

The Best Google Chrome Extensions

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Software

pcmag.com: Google Chrome finally has an answer to Firefox's add-ons; we recommend eleven of our favorite Google Chrome extensions.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 339

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Opinion: GNOBSD - killed by GUI-is-for-wimps hacker culture
  • News: Future of Solaris, Ubuntu - Yahoo deal, Mandriva's auto_inst and "Cooker" changes
  • Questions and answers: Converting ext3 to ext4
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 8.04.4, PC/OS 10
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Alpha 2
  • New additions: GNOBSD, NexentaStor
  • New distributions: gnuArtist, KLEO, Prayaya Q3
  • Reader comments

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

February 2010 Issue of PCLOS Magazine Released

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the February 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. Highlights include: 10 Beginner Mistakes To Avoid, Game Zone: Machinarium, and KDE 4: Plasma FAQ.

today's odds & ends:

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HowTos
  • TinyMe 2010 Beta 2 review, or: is Unity strength?
  • Wireless Ad-Hoc Network – Linux
  • Install RPM with yum
  • Germany Rural district uses open source to manage IT at schools
  • DtO: The Bourne Hacker
  • Tether your Android phone to your Linux laptop
  • Inkscape Class Day 5
  • KiCad
  • How to Recover/ Hack / Reset Windows Password Using Ubuntu Live CD
  • Microsoft on HP and Linux, 2002: oh, noes

From (Y)AWN to Cairo!

About 1 1/2 years ago, I began experimenting with the various docks available to Linux which utilize Compiz's 3D offerings. I saw this as one more way to add a "wow" factor to show off Linux to others.

K3b goes beta!

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Software

michalm.wordpress: After two months of work I’m pleased to announce the first beta release of K3b. It is the last testing version before stable 2.0. If everything goes fine, the stable version will be ready in the end of February.

Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes Jan 18 - 31

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Linux kernel 2.6.33 rc6 is now the default kernel in Mandriva Cooker. In this kernel, the anticipatory I/O scheduler has been removed, and there were again various performance improvements to the CFQ I/O scheduler, which is the default already for a long time.

5 reasons why the Ubuntu-Yahoo deal is a win-win affair

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ghabuntu.com: I also had my doubts initially when I heard Ubuntu Lucid would have Yahoo as the default search provider in Firefox. However, upon a second look I have come to believe that the deal is a win-win situation for both Canonical and Ubuntu users.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #178

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is Issue #178 for the week January 24th - January 30th, 2010 and is available here.

Proposed themes for Lucid

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Ubuntu
  • 'Homosapien' - Proposed Metacity for Lucid
  • Hanso - A new elegant rich brown hybrid theme
  • Elementary Empathy Theme

Showing files metadata under KDE is like Russian roulette

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KDE

linux-wizard.net: since KDE 4.x and Nepomuk integration Dolphin is unable to show metadata informations for a file if the file is not indexed by Strigi and Nepomuk ( KDE bug #193592 ). This explains why I had more and more issues having the size of a photo ... This is really insane.

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