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Story Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 12:13pm
Story PCLinuxOS Magazine August 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 8:14am
Story Ubuntu Touch Image #157 Comes With Mir And Unity 8 Improvements, Among Others Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 7:11am
Story The Best Lightweight Graphical Email Clients Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 7:08am
Story Let's Use Linux and Android SDK for Better Android App Development Roy Schestowitz 03/08/2014 - 6:59am
Story Randa Meetings Interview Four: Myriam Schweingruber Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 10:17pm
Story Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Power Monitoring Results Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 10:08pm
Story Linux Advocates in the Wild Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:50pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:32pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2014 - 9:04pm

Linux Is Supposed To Be Easy?

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Linux

cyberciti.biz: Linux is extremely powerful, robust and flexible, which means it must have a significant amount of complexity. Do you think I learnt everything in a day? I don't know who told you Linux was easy, many times other people make it harder than it has to be by thinking they need to understand everything at once.

"Aaron, we owe you" or "Why I am happy that Nepomuk is not as popular as Plasma"

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KDE

trueg's blog: After more than two weeks of vacation I read up on my email and of course am also sickened by some of the stuff I have to read there. Let me open with a quote: Here's a real suggestion: give us back our Desktops! That is just plain sad!

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

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News
  • LiMo Foundation Says It Welcomes the Symbian Foundation

  • Opera 9.51 RC 1
  • Bill Gates Would Like Apt-Get
  • Sourcefire: Don't Snort at open-source security
  • Google Browser Sync Now Open Source?
  • Easy way to install Ubuntu 8.04 from hard disk
  • My OpenSuse 11.0 experience. OpenSuse or Ubuntu? I have made my choice.
  • Solar system's biggest impact scar discovered on Mars
  • Ubuntu With Google Over Easy

Free as in Speech

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OSS

sharplinux.blogspot: With Independence Day coming up, I want to do a series of posts about freedom and what "free software" actually means. The English language is weak in the area of freedom, so when somebody says "free software" they think "free of charge." But that's still not what "free" means in the term "free software."

Does KDE even need (certain) users?

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KDE

troy-at-kde.livejournal: The only real benefit to KDE of having users is that some users turn into developers. This directly benefits the KDE project, the code, and the KDE developers who are writing the software (essentially) for themselves.

Linux laptop retailers fearlessly face name-brand competition

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Linux
Hardware

linux.com: Linux Certified sells Linux laptops and offers IT training to individuals and organizations. Its product line ranges from small, affordable units to performance laptops that cost well over $2,000. Major manufacturers have begun to take notice of Linux's potential on the laptop.

Bill Gates: It's a Wonderful Life

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Linux
Microsoft
Humor

eweek.com: At first glance, Bill appears to be an ordinary man. But he is anything but ordinary. What the world would have been like if Gates had never been born.

Red Hat net profit rises, expects steady growth

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Linux

reuters: Red Hat Inc, the world's largest publicly traded provider of Linux software, reported Wednesday a quarterly profit that met Wall Street expectations as its revenue grew 32 percent.

Novell/openSUSE stuff

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SUSE
  • YaST Workshop in Nuremberg, June 30 through July 4

  • Get your openSUSE posters! Posters for everyone!
  • New director of PR at Novell

how nvidia impedes free desktop adoption

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OSS

vizzzion.org: There has been quite some discussion about Free and closed drivers and documentation of hardware lately. Kernel developers demand open drivers, docs and development processes, NVidia refuses to open their drivers, arguing that the technical quality is not a problem, and that the driver contains intellectual property they wish to protect.

Even Easier to Love

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Linux
Hardware

canllaith.org: The very day the EeePC 701 was available in stores in New Zealand, swept up in the internet hype, I bought one. The hype was well deserved. I had a lot of fun putting my EeePC through its paces.

Shuttle KPC K45 Barebones System

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Linux
Hardware

thetechlounge.com: I've had this KPC for a month now. Maybe longer, actually. This review has seen setback after setback: I've had entirely too grand a time playing with this little Linux wonder to really bother with writing.

KDE 4.04: Bad, Just Plain Bad

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KDE

practical-tech.com: I wanted to like KDE 4. I really did. I can’t. It is the most annoying GUI (graphical user interface) I’ve used in years. And, yes, I’m including Vista’s slow as sludge Aero in my evaluation.

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ripping Videos for MythTV with AcidRip

  • Setting up your Huawei E220 3G USB Device on Ubuntu
  • Linux Security: Easy as 1-2-3
  • Easy RPM packet preparation
  • Changing the GRUB background in openSUSE
  • Linux Lessons : Installing to USB/CD
  • 8 Most Useful Commands and Keyboard Shortcuts Linux Newbies Should Know
  • Build your own ultimate boot disc
  • Quickzi: How To Delete Bash History
  • Locking Down Xubuntu LTSP

LinuxQuestions.org Turns 8

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Web

linuxquestions.org: It was on June 25, 2000 that I made the very first post at LQ, introducing it to the world. Fast forward eight years and we have almost 3,200,000 posts and over 350,000 registered members.

Dear Microsoft, thanks for the help, Linux

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop.

OxygenOffice-2.4.1 Blues on Mandriva 2008 PowerPack

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Software

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Enough Open XML and ODF battle for standards. The topic of "which is the better" apart, the bare truth is that many people have to deal with docx, xlsx and pptx files, willingly or unwillingly.

PackageKit finds sweet spot in quest for universal package tools

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Software

linux.com: Different GNU/Linux distributions provide incompatible systems for package management, and to date no one has quite figured out a foolproof way to get the best of them all. But where the alien utility tries to convert between major package formats, and Smart and Klik try to imagine new, universal forms of software installation, PackageKit has the more modest goal of supplying a universal front end that leaves the native package systems intact underneath.

A Cow Says Moo!

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Software

cookingwithlinux.com: Once upon a time, ASCII art was practiced in e-mail messages sent around the world. Unfortunately, fancy fonts and HTML-ized e-mails have struck a powerful blow to this ancient and noble art form. The most missed are probably the cows, for Tony Monroe, anyhow.

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