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What do KDE 4.2 and Windows 7 have in common?

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KDE
Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: I tried, I really did, to like KDE 4.2 I really didn't like the early versions of KDE 4. I then tried KDE 4.1. I hated it. I kept getting told by people that I just didn't get it.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Remote Desktop Between Ubuntu/Linux and Windows, Part II

  • Full screen mode with toolbars in Opera
  • Inkscape Tutorial - Raised Lettering Effect
  • 7 tips how to make your computer healthy
  • List drives by UUID in Ubuntu

Desktop distros inch closer

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: MEPIS and Mandriva are moving closer to new releases of their Linux distributions, and a French project called Jolicloud has posted a screen (pictured) from its upcoming netbook distro. MEPIS posted SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC2, and Mandriva released its second alpha for Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring.

Also: SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC2: On the Home Stretch

Windows Kicks Linux to the Curb? You’ve got to be kidding

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Linux
  • Windows Kicks Linux to the Curb? You’ve got to be kidding

  • Linux to spend eternity in shadow of 'little blue E'
  • Microsoft's Netbook Woes Also Mean Linux Yays ... Right?
  • Linux dead at hands of Windows 7? Horse puckey!
  • No Linux killer

Torvalds, KDE 4, and the Media Circus

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KDE

earthweb.com: Just as KDE 4 is poised to prove itself with the user-friendly 4.2 release, the year-long controversy over the changes from the KDE 3 release has ignited again. This time, the spark was a interview comment by Linus Torvalds that he had switched to GNOME and thought that the KDE release had been mis-managed.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 287

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Linux.conf.au 2009

  • News: Ubuntu and Fedora adopt ext4, Slackware prepares for KDE 4.2, Mandriva developers move to Red Hat, ClarkConnect reveals new features
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, Granular Linux 1.0
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2008.2
  • Site news: Update on package management cheatsheet
  • New distribution: Bee Linux, Kuki Linux
  • Reader comments

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

plasma is now plasma-desktop

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: When Plasma was first ripping its way out of my meandering thoughts, I was rather preoccupied with one thought only: "I need something that can improve on kicker ..." When I eventually added the desktop to that thinking I felt I was making progress and getting ambitious.

Linux Monday: command lines and vintage keyboards

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: If you're younger than about 30, you probably don't have much memory of the DOS prompt. And about the third thing you've heard about Linux is "you have to type in commands a lot."

Are you an "average" user?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Everybody uses in their arguments the yardstick of the average user. This is the user that people measure the suitability of an operating system and form their arguments around. What exactly is an average user?

Linux Foundation Announces Formal Kick Off for “We’re Linux” Video Contest

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the formal launch of its “We’re Linux” video contest.

today's leftovers

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News
  • End of backports and about KDE in Lenny

  • KDE 4.2 coming to Gentoo
  • $200 Laptops Break a Business Model
  • Warning! Linux Security. Are You at Risk?
  • Why Linux is Superior
  • What Would an Atheist Linux Distro Look Like?
  • Monitor and Inspect your Hard-Disk easily with GSmartControl
  • How To Create And Install Your Own Usplash Theme In Ubuntu
  • The Dark Side of Linux

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #126

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #126 for the week of January 18th- January 24th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS released, Ubuntu on Italian TV, and much more!

Interview with Liam Bennett: creating a SMS service in Australia using GNU/Linux

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Interviews

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Liam Bennett manages eConfirm Inc, an Australian company that offers SMS sending — and responding — services, based on GNU/Linux. Here’s what Liam has to say about his experience with GNU/Linux and free software in general.

Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language: A Book Review

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Software

millionchimpanzees.blogspot: I wasn't particularly happy when I heard that Python 3 wasn't backwardly compatible with previous versions of Python, but I tried to keep an open mind about this. When I heard that Programming in Python 3 was being published in Addison-Wesley's Developer's Library series, I saw a chance to get up to speed quickly with what had changed.

Can a BasKet Replace Google Notebook?

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Software

For the last few years, Google Notebook has played a part in organising my information. When Google announced the other week that they are going to stop developing Google Notebook, I decided to review my information management process, and see if it can be improved.

What vendors really mean by 'open source'

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Like me, you've probably read articles on how free software, or open source, is going to thrive in 2009, and how businesses everywhere are going to survive the recession by migrating to it.

A conversation with Bdale Garbee

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Linux
Interviews

itwire.com: It's difficult not to notice Bdale Garbee, the chief technologist for open source and Linux at Hewlett-Packard, when he attends the Australian national Linux conference.

PCLOS - Big Update Coming

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: Well, it's almost time for the BIG UPDATE! The Rippers have been working for months on this to make it as trouble free as humanly possible. We're hoping there won't be too many problems.

10 Things a Power User Will Love about Linux

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Linux

blog.ajlisy.com: If you’re a power user but haven’t yet given Linux a shot, you should definitely try it out. Here are 10 things that you will love about Linux over Windows or OS X.

How Good Is the Asus Eee 1000?

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Linux
Hardware

openmode.ca: I don’t have many tech gadgets or toys, but my Eee PC 1000 is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Though admittedly I have conditioned myself to say that after paying so much for the 1000 model when it was still fairly new in Canada.

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