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To Ubuntu bashers: Stop sulking and get a life

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manishtech.wordpress: Looks as if Ubuntu bashing has become a fashion lately. After getting fed up with MS, Apple and Adobe now its chance for Ubuntu to face the wrath of the trolls.

No Minix code in Linux Ever -- More Evidence

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groklaw.net: I saw an article the other day, repeating the mistaken view that there was Minix code in an early version of Linux. I knew that was not true, because for one thing Linus told us it was not true years ago. And Andrew Tanenbaum confirmed.

How slow can Linux go?

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blogs.computerworld.com: If it has a CPU, you can run Linux on it. Xboxes or iPhones, cars or calculators, Linux can live quite happily on any of these devices. But, when it comes to the desktop or laptop, how much processing power do you need to run a modern Linux desktop?

A Review of Popular Window Navigators for Linux

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Software

thelinuxcauldron.wordpress: After a long time, I said to myself, can I lose that bottom panel? I really wanted something semi-flashy that had function, giving me access to my favorite shortcuts.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #138

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #138 for the week of April 12th- April 18th, 2009 is now available.

Trying KDE again

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KDE

sourceguru.net: When Kubuntu switched to KDE4 as it’s main desktop, I was disheartened. KDE 4, at the time was just, well, pretty unusable for me. It kept crashing, I couldn’t do the things that I wanted to.

Xfce 4.6.1 Released

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xfce.org: The first bugfix-release of xfce 4.6 has been released. We have been able to fix several issues during the past few weeks.

How Novell is Killing SuSE Linux

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SUSE

serversolved.blogspot: I just can't hold back anymore. About five years ago (roughly), Novell acquired the rights to SuSE Linux. They created a set of custom distributions, but their plans beyond that have always been questionable.

10 Days Without Linux

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: Lately I have been thinking about the psychology of a computer user who is switching from one operating system to another. So I decided to try it out myself. The plan was to only use Windows (Vista) for 10 days.

Xen: How to Convert An Image-Based Guest To An LVM-Based Guest

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HowTos

This short article explains how you can move/convert a Xen guest that uses disk images to LVM volumes. Virtual machines that use disk images are very slow and heavy on disk IO, therefore it is often better to use LVM.

Yoo-hoo from Ubuntu!

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  • Yoo-hoo from Ubuntu!

  • 13 Ubuntu Themes To Personalize Your Experience
  • Ubuntu And Ayatana
  • Kubuntu 9.04 and notifications
  • 6 Ways to Make Ubuntu Fast
  • Getting that OS X Experience on Jaunty is Simpler Than Ever

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A quick look at Mandriva 2009.1 RC2

  • FLOSS Weekly 65: Jono Bacon
  • Linux Sets You Free - the video
  • Some details about our old friends the .la files
  • NVIDIA 180.51 Display Driver Released
  • When Stick Figures Attack
  • 5 Reasons you should try Ubuntu
  • Email applications

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bash tips for power users

  • Arduino hardware hacking: Part 2
  • LatencyTOP - Measuring and Fixing Linux latency
  • Fine tune your Linux command line History
  • Vim regexes are awesome
  • Fix for OpenOffice Writer bad screen redraw refresh
  • Perfect Paper Passwords - One Time Password System
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs in Debian

CrunchBang Linux Micro-Review

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beastlytech.com: Crunchbang linux is a distro based off of Ubuntu 8.10 it, brings to the table very powerful multimedia capabilities and a very customizable desktop courtesy of openbox window manager. Here are some Pros and Cons:

Crash Testing ext4 on Ubuntu

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beginlinux.com: One of the more controversial aspects of the Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope release is the use of the ext4 filesystem. This article provides some basic information about ext4 and then provides some test results on a Ubuntu 9.04 server.

Introducing KDE 4: Akregator News Feed Reader

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introducingkde4.blogspot: Welcome to another issue of the Kontact series, this week we will give a look to Feeds part of Kontact, I used to use this application on KDE 3.5, and it seems like it didn't change much. But this isn't a bad thing.

One week with Debian

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bloc.eurion.net: Jaunty was a great experience, until around a month ago, when my nice ext4 file systems started to get corrupt on daily basis and I had to reinstall. I decided that it’s about time that I try out Debian.

The Eternal Battle: Gnome 2.26 and KDE 4

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Software

thelinuxcauldron.wordpress: It seems this debate has been discussed over and over again, with no end in site. It often looks like the only people fighting are the Gnome guys, but its the same on both sides. I cannot tell you how many times I visit a forum and ask question, and somehow everyone starts fighting.

Unnecessary Fanboys ( or, As The Pendulum Swings)

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I use MS Windows. It's true. I use it almost daily. I was originally trained using Novell Netware. I have used Apple Mac to a pretty good extent. Been known to work on a 'pure' Unix system or two as well. I use Linux every single day at home and at work. find there are pros and cons for every OS.

Linux Will Never Ever Have The "Killer App"

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customdistros.com: I see a lot of articles, comments and blog posts regarding Linux and how to increase it’s user base. The reasons listed to switch to Linux are invariably the same and occasionally I’ll see someone mention some “killer apps” for Linux as an incentive to change over. Well, guess what?

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