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The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 10 (GNOME)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 10 desktop (GNOME) 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.

Loving KDE 4.2

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jtechinda.blogspot: Now that KDE 4.2 beta1 packages are finally done we can start using KDE 4.2! I think the changes are absolutely great. Nothing too radical, but the KDE team packed in a lot of features everywhere and it really adds up!

VMGL brings 3-D effects to VMs

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Software VMGL is a little-known application written as part of Google's Summer of Code 2006 program that lets OpenGL apps running inside a virtual machine take advantage of the graphics hardware acceleration on the host.

10 Great Thunderbird Addons You Must-have

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Moz/FF More than a year back, Aibek has written a great list of 35 must-have thunderbird addons. Since then, a lot of great addons have been created and some of the older addons have also evolved to become a better one.

10 Reasons To Choose Linux in a Bad Economy

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Linux Whether the ailing economy is real or imagined, you might be looking for ways to shed some pounds off your bloated IT budget. You should seriously consider Linux and Open Source software to put your 2009 financial appetite on a diet. Here are 10 reasons.

Sad metrics on Mandriva community decline

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MDV I’ve been saying it for a while, but never really put hard evidence to it. Our community has declined and by the numbers I’ll produce, I’m going to say it declined a lot.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Optimized for XO Laptop

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Ubuntu Thanks to the tireless efforts of Teapot, we now have Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid optimized for the XO laptop! Teapot designed this release to be reliable and consistent with these modifications:

Osalt, open source as alternative

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Web Around the net there are a number of open source directories, among them the independent Osalt. Osalt is aimed at helping end users to find open source alternatives to well-known proprietary products like Photoshop or Dreamweaver. I asked Anders Ingeman Rasmussen, Osalt Editor, a few questions.

OpenSolaris 2008.05 vs. OpenSolaris 2008.11 Benchmarks

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OS Seven months after the release of OpenSolaris 2008.05 (a.k.a. Project Indiana) its successor was finally released earlier this week. To see how this new work has affected the performance of Sun's OpenSolaris operating system, we have benchmarked both releases through some different tests.

The ups and downs of Fedora 10

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Linux This is a "mini review" of Fedora 10. I skipped Fedora 9, it just didn't feel "all there" to me, so I've been sticking with Fedora 8 on all of my machines. With the release of Fedora 10, I've installed it on a couple of systems here and wish to share some observations.

Red Hat Chooses Food Bank Over Festivities

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Linux Red Hat may not be spending much when it comes to the company holiday party this year, but it certainly is no Scrooge. Rather than splurge on a swanky party for its employees, the Linux distributor will give money and food to charity.

A Mac Devotee Looks at Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex"

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Ubuntu WE GOT VMware Fusion for a song when my wife bought her MacBook Pro, and the dilettante in me couldn't resist using it to give Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" a whirl.

PC/OS: Insert CD, use desktop

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Linux PC/OS aims to be an easy-to-use Linux distribution right out of the box. Being Ubuntu-based, it has a head start on being user-friendly, but PC/OS goes above and beyond Ubuntu's measures to ensure ease of use by having common third-party non-GPL software included in the install.

Introducing KDE 4: KRunner

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introducingkde4.blogspot: It's the "run command" dialog of KDE, it was already available for KDE 3.5.x, but it got a new appeareance and functions, now it's completely plugin based, and shares your plasmoid theme.

Also: Review of: KDE 4.2 beta 1

openSUSE 11.1 Review

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SUSE openSUSE 11.1 features all of the great new improvements in the Gnome and KDE desktops, combined with many of their own direct innovations.

Puppy Linux - A pocket-size atom bomb

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Linux The category of small-sized Linux distributions (or mini distributions) is fast evolving. But believe me, Puppy Linux is not yet another mini distro. It is an everything OS. Puppy comes as an installable livecd, and can be installed on a number of medium, such as hard-disk, USB pen drive, external hard-disk and more.

Linux is our sandbox, let us play.

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Linux In my last couple of articles there has been a great debate going on about the people who program for Linux and open source software in general.

today's leftovers

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  • How KDE 4 is blocking Qt 4.5

  • FFmpeg Picks Up Support For New Formats
  • Fedora 11 release schedule set
  • Epic Troll
  • Linux Basement Episode 32 - Python Extravaganza
  • Fedora Classroom: KDE4 for KDE3 users
  • PCLinuxOS on the Dell Inspiron 1526
  • Want Your Friend to Switch?
  • RandR 1.2 Coming To NVIDIA's Binary Driver
  • gOS Cloud instant-on OS shown on video
  • Learn and Use a Good, Free OS: Linux - PCLinuxOS
  • Password stealing malware masquerades as Firefox add-on
  • Linux comparison: Introduction and Ubuntu
  • Linux Comparison: openSUSE
  • The FLOSS License Drafter's Responsibility to the Community
  • Sanyo using Drupal
  • Linus Torvalds: Debugging hell
  • Super Mario Firefox!
  • Actuate's Open Source Survey Says...
  • Moving to Linux — slowly
  • Fancy Up Your KDE or GNOME With Eye Candy
  • The reality of being Root
  • Is China an open source friend or foe?
  • More Linux File Systems

some howtos:

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  • Working with multimedia files - Part 2

  • Dynamic Theming in Drupal 6 - Part 1
  • Ubuntu: Try KDE 4.2 Now
  • OpenOffice, JDBC and MySQL
  • UsplashSmooth : Time Based Usplash for smoother bootup bar
  • How to customise the Acer Aspire One GUI
  • BPF for IP or VLAN Traffic
  • Password Protect Your GRUB Bootloader
  • Installing Ruby on Rails in Linux
  • Enabling Automatic Login on Ubuntu
  • Compiz on openSUSE 11.1
  • Acer 5315 AR242x wireless
  • Tips For Documentation Writers

The 2008 Ovatio Awards, by Ars Technica: Distro(s) of the Year

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Linux The Linux distro landscape is always evolving, and virtually all of the mainstream distros have made significant progress this year. After careful consideration, we decided to give the Ovatio for Distro of the Year to two distributions that we think are particularly deserving.

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Games Chronicon, BROKE PROTOCOL, Internet Archive

  • 2D action RPG 'Chronicon' to arrive on Linux with the next big update
    The colourful action RPG Chronicon [Steam, Official Site] should arrive on Linux with the next big update, the developer has said.
  • BROKE PROTOCOL is like a low-poly GTA Online and it's coming to Linux
    BROKE PROTOCOL [Steam], a low-poly open-world action game that's a little like GTA Online and it's coming to Linux.
  • The Internet Archive Just Uploaded a Bunch of Playable, Classic Handheld Games
    The non-profit Internet Archive is perhaps best known for its Wayback Machine that takes snap shots of web sites so you can see what they looked like in the past. However, it also has a robust side project where it emulates and uploads old, outdated games that aren’t being maintained anymore. Recently, the organization added a slew of a unique kind of game that’s passed into memory: handheld LCD electronic games. The games–like Mortal Kombat, depicted above–used special LCD screens with preset patterns. They could only display the exact images in the exact place that they were specified for. This meant the graphics were incredibly limited and each unit could only play the one game it was designed to play. A Game Boy, this was not.
  • Internet Archive emulator brings dozens of handheld games back from obscurity
    Over the weekend, the Internet Archive announced it was offering a new series of emulators. This time, they’re designed to mimic one of gaming’s most obscure artifacts — handheld games. When I say a “handheld game,” I don’t mean the Game Boy or the PSP — those are handheld consoles. These are single-game handheld or tabletop devices that look and feel more like toys. The collection includes the very old, mostly-forgotten games sold in mini-handhelds from the 80s onward.

Linux Foundation Videos and Projects

LibrePlanet free software conference celebrates 10th anniversary, this weekend at MIT, March 24-25

This weekend, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) present the tenth annual LibrePlanet free software conference in Cambridge, March 24-25, 2018, at MIT. LibrePlanet is an annual conference for people who care about their digital freedoms, bringing together software developers, policy experts, activists, and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments, and tackle challenges facing the free software movement. LibrePlanet 2018 will feature sessions for all ages and experience levels. LibrePlanet's tenth anniversary theme is "Freedom Embedded." Embedded systems are everywhere, in cars, digital watches, traffic lights, and even within our bodies. We've come to expect that proprietary software's sinister aspects are embedded in software, digital devices, and our lives, too: we expect that our phones monitor our activity and share that data with big companies, that governments enforce digital restrictions management (DRM), and that even our activity on social Web sites is out of our control. This year's talks and workshops will explore how to defend user freedom in a society reliant on embedded systems. Read more Also: FSF Blogs: Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time: March 23rd starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC