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ruminationsonthedigitalrealm: I have used the GNOME desktop for most of the time in the last year and a half, but the series about PC-BSD and DesktopBSD did a lot to build up appreciation for the KDE desktop. PCLinuxOS is running the KDE 3.5.8 desktop (after updates) and let’s see how it is organized and what applications are delivered by default.
arstechnica.com: Vast legions of open-source software enthusiasts and industry analysts eagerly proclaim every twelve months that the elusive Year of the Linux Desktop is finally upon us. Although these prophecies have obviously yet to be fulfilled, the open-source OS is rapidly gaining immense traction in the mobile and embedded space.
computerworld.com: Intel's resignation from the One Laptop Per Child Project's board of directors will have "no impact" on the group's operations, since the chip maker contributed little to the project since joining last year, OLPC President Walter Bender said in an interview.
Also: Is OLPC in trouble?
linux.com: You might imagine that a utility as simple as a multiple clipboard would have become standard on the GNU/Linux desktop. Although at least six multiple clipboards are available, choosing which to use is a matter of trade-offs that depends partly on your desktop environment and partly on which features you want.
tectonic.co.za: Mark Shuttleworth, founder and head of Canonical, the company backing Ubuntu Linux, has been named among the top ten people to watch in 2008 by online publication TechWeb.
c|net blogs: It didn't take long after installing Canonical Ltd.'s Ubuntu 7.10 version of Linux for me to decide I liked what I saw. A quick tour of the Applications, Places, and System menus indicated that converting from Windows to Linux would be relatively seemless. The only fly in the ointment was my inability to get any of three wireless adapters to work with the OS.
forum.mandriva.com: I had a somewhat difficult time getting Mandriva 2008 to work on my HP dv6113us, and given the lack of posts regarding this particular laptop series (despite its popularity), I figured I'd document what steps I took to get a FULLY FUNCTIONING Mandriva install.
maketecheasier.com: Firefox is a great browser that you can easily customize to suit your browsing needs. I have compiled my list of the 12 best Firefox add-ons below:
dedoimedo.com: If you are a beginner Linux user looking for a simple, friendly distribution, you might want to look at Linux Mint. In this article, I'll demonstrate the classic GUI installation, but also a few things more. It should not be boring.
- Add Additional Directories To Ubuntu Desktop Search Index
- Ubuntu Weekly Report: 16th - 29th December
- The innovation dilemma
- Reset the root password on MySQL
- Access? Open source? Rethinking the digital divide
- Drupal and Open Source in 2008 : Dries Buytaert's Predictions
- Should Mozilla go public? In a word: No.
- Open source: a conservative force?
- Lock-Stepping Red Hat Enterprise Linux - CentOS 4 Receives an Upgrade
- Interoperability Still Stumbling Block for Open Source in 2008
- Ubuntu Live keynotes/presentations now online
- Linux-based system speeds bolt inspection
- Intel drops out of One Laptop Per Child program
- Will you try the KDE 4 desktop?
- Linux saves the junkyard dogs
- Linux display disk total statistics including time spent reading and writing data
linuxworld: Homeland Security requirements in the USA, along with compatibility and budget demands everywhere, are putting Linux and open source into more and more public sector IT shops.
- Easy and safe bash history searches
- Copy Set of Files to All Users Home Directory
- Speeding up Ubuntu installations
- Nautilus-Flac-Converter: Convert Flac to Ogg from Nautilus
Troy Unrau: Just a reminder folks! FREEZE for tagging is tonight at midnight, UTC! Any changes not in SVN at that point will not be part of the 4.0.0 release.
451 CAOS Theory: I wanted to be among the first to post about how 2008 looks to be the year of desktop Linux (half jokingly, of course). Then I thought about how far the Linux OS has to go before it is approaching even Apple’s slice of the market (which by the way is getting bigger).
tectonic: We’re all swamped with information: emails, documents, pictures and the hundreds of websites we visit every week. There are two ways to deal with the data overload: Get organised or you can use GNOME Do.
jaysonjc.com: I recently uninstalled Windows from all my machines and installed Ubuntu on them. There are two reasons for this:
tech.blorge.com: A hacker’s just exposed a Mozilla Firefox security flaw - one that makes phishing far too easy and clueless Net users far too vulnerable.
bbspot.com: 11. You're afraid of Gnomes.
10. You can't pronounce Ubuntu, and too embarrassed to ask.
9. No disk space left after installing Vista Ultimate.
Aaron Seigo from the KDE Project is interviewed and talks about the impending release of KDE 4.0
phoronix.com: We've just been notified that gOS 2.0 will be released next week at the 2008 Consumer Electronic Show. This Linux distribution started making news two months ago as the conceptual Google Operating System and shipping on a sub-$200 (USD) Everex PC.