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Matt Asay: the Linux desktop is "utter crap"

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In Matt Asay's critique of Linus Torvald's comments in the Sydney Morning Herald, he states, "Let's be honest: the Linux desktop is "utter crap" compared to either OS X or Windows."

Purchasing free-software-friendly hardware

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Hardware

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Many people have complained about the lack of pre-integrated computers running GNU/Linux or the lack of fully free software drivers for important hardware. Ultimately though, it’s up to you, the consumer, both to satisfy your own requirements and to send a message to vendors that supporting free software pays.

Distro Review: Wolvix 1.1.0 Hunter

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adventuresinopensource.blogspot: This is the 3rd part or my trip through Slackware-based distros and today's candidate is Wolvix 1.1.0 Hunter, I was intrigued to see how it would compare to Zenwalk and Vector which I tested recently. So here's how I got on...

Will Ubuntu Become Bigger Than Linux?

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Ubuntu

ubuntuist.com: It seem that Ubuntu is becoming a name that may become as recognizable as Linux it self. This is definitely a good thing for Ubuntu but may end up being a confusing and frustrating issue for Linux users.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • CLI Magic: Manage all your archives with atool

  • Filesystem check after every 30 boot ups
  • Installing (K)Ubuntu In Ubuntu With VMware Server
  • Unlocking a LUKS encrypted root partition via ssh
  • Sync your iPhone with Ubuntu Linux
  • 3 ways to fix a bad Ubuntu screen resolution
  • USB PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008

Ubuntu makes it easy for parallel virtualization

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desktoplinux.com: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, will announce on Feb. 6 that it's making Parallels Workstation for Linux available to users through the Ubuntu Partner Repository.

Will Microsoft kill Linux

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Linux

theangryadmin.blogspot: Will Microsoft kill Linux? No it won't, Linux will kill Linux. Let me tell you a story. It'll start as all good stories do with once upon a time.

Make KDE More Attractive: Add a Nice Touch to It

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KDE

linuxlove.org: I know that everyone has different tastes and each ones perception of attractive is different but this is how my KDE looks like, I really enjoy it and if someone else enjoys it too, then this post wasn’t written for nothing.

KDE 4.0.1 Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.1, the first bugfix and maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop.

Kubuntu 8.04 FAQ

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Ubuntu

blog.nixternal.com: We are seeing more and more questions relating to Kubuntu 8.04, the Hardy Heron, and KDE 4, and some KDE 3 as well. So to hopefully save you some keystrokes on IRC, forums, or mailing lists, lets try this out first.

Video conversion in Linux with RippedWire and WinFF

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Software

linux.com: If you are interested in codecs other than Theora and Dirac, you have a lot more options to choose from. Let's consider two utilities that advertise both ease-of-use and quality: RippedWire targets DVD ripping and conversion specifically, and WinFF, which can convert DVD content and other video sources.

Mozilla Developer News - February 5

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Moz/FF

In this issue… Firefox 2.0.0.12 schedule, Firefox 3 Beta 3 code frozen, Thunderbird in France, and Mitchell interviewed for McKinsey Quarterly.

Fedora 9 Alpha Preview

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phoronix: On this Super Tuesday here in the United States, Red Hat has this morning released the first and only alpha release for Fedora 9. This ninth Fedora release, which has been codenamed Sulphur, will ship in April and go head-to-head against Ubuntu 8.04 LTS "Hardy Heron", but what features can one expect in this forthcoming release?

KDE Quickies: KDE 4.0.1, openSUSE Live CD, New KDE Repository Layout

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KDE
SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Just in time for the KDE 4.0.1 release, the openSUSE KDE team has updated the KDE 4 packages in the Build Service to the KDE 4.0.1 state, featuring several improvements over the plain KDE 4.0.1 release and including further integration fixes.

A Linux Valentine - Oh Linux, how do I love thee?

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Humor

linuxhow2.com: Way number 1: You breathe new life into old hardware. They should age PCs in dog years. Here's a trusted dog year calendar that helped me better determine the age of my Laptop. My three-year old laptop is going on 25 dog years now, and Windows is like the Army, and 25 year old recruits are starting to get too old to put on the front lines.

Elive distro illustrates power, beauty of Enlightenment

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linux.com: The Elive Linux distribution combines beauty with ease of use. Elive is based on Debian and uses Enlightenment as its windows manager, which gives the distribution a Mac OS X look and feel. Elive comes with dozens of easy-to-use desktop applications that just work.

Red Hat 11th fastest growing company in America

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linuxhelp.blogspot: Forbes magazine recently compiled a list of the top 25 fastest growing companies in America. And guess what, Red Hat is placed 11th in the list.

Free/Open-source Digital Audio Editors

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junauza.blogspot: A digital audio editor is a computer application for audio editing or digital audio manipulation. I have here a list of well-known free/open-source digital audio editors for the music enthusiasts, professionals and non-professionals alike.

Will OpenOffice.org 3.0 be better?

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OOo

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Following on from my piece on whether OpenOffice.org can do the job I have remembered that OpenOffice.org 3.0 is due for release in September. So—with my comments on 2.3 in mind—let’s see whether the new version will address my needs.

Open-Source Creative X-Fi Support

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phoronix: Last Friday 4Front Technologies had released the binaries and source-code to OSS 4.0 Build 1013. This new build of the Open Sound System brings two major changes, which include the full source code now being available for the M-Audio Revolution and Delta sound card drivers, and a beta driver for the Sound Blast X-Fi series from Creative Labs.

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