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Ubuntu vs Mandriva and paradigm shift

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Linux

irrisorie.thetorturegarden: I’m primarily a Linux user, but the main reason I ended up with Ubuntu on the desktop was primarily due to wireless support. However it occurred to me that the more popular a distribution gets the more popular still it’s bound to become.

My sweet desktop environment - KDE 4.2 RC

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KDE

blog.solnic.eu: About a month ago I installed Gentoo Linux on my MacBook Pro and I just want to show you some screenshots of a just released KDE 4.2 RC that is totally amazing…

Also: KDE 4.2 Beta on openSUSE 11.1

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #125

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #125 for the week of January 11th- January 17th, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Jaunty Alpha 3 released, Ubuntu Developer Week, and Fridge Mockups.

The Evolution of Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I had a situation where a KVM was the cause of Xorg not being able to read the correct modes from my monitor. It took me a while to figure out what was going on, but in the process I discovered something about the most recent Xorg that is both exciting and disturbing at the same time.

My first year with Linux

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ldjackson.net: As of December 25, 2008 it has been a year since I first installed a Linux distro on my home computer. With the help of my brother, I installed Debian based sidux and I have to say, I have been very pleased with the results. I thought I would share a few of my thoughts about my first full year of using Linux.

Linux Broadcasts

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Linux

rktoday.blogspot: As a big proponent of the GNU/Linux operating system, I thought I would recommend a few broadcasts you can listen to on the Internet that deal with this great alternative to Microsoft Windows.

Linux Development, is it ready for mainstream?

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Linux

bushweed.blogspot: There are tens ( hundreds? ) of thousands of developers dedicating free time to writing fantastic software for Linux, and there is no doubt in my mind that the popularity of the Linux desktop is rapidly increasing. But what is the state of Linux for the average modern developer?

Xara LX and the leading, bleeding edge of free software graphics

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The latest vector graphics package for GNU/Linux is a Linux port of a proprietary Windows application called “Xara Xtreme”, which is in the process of being converted to a GPL license. There are a number of sharp broken edges along this path, including non-free library dependencies that need to be free-licensed or replaced with free versions, and support for free graphics standards like SVG in order to interoperate with other packages.

AMD Catalyst vs. X.Org Radeon Driver 2D Performance

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Software

phoronix.com: One of the common complaints about the ATI Catalyst Linux driver is slow 2D performance, but is this really the case? Does AMD's binary-only Linux driver have 2D performance issues that could actually make it run slower than the open-source driver developed by the X.Org community through specifications released by AMD?

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Windows 7 Edition

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Microsoft

junauza.com: Windows 7, the much-hyped upcoming version of Windows operating system is now in Beta. And though it’s kind of promising based on reading some of the positive reviews, I know you all love seeing the infamous Blue Screen of Death.

Move over PC and Mac; it's time for "I'm Linux"

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itwire.com: The Linux Foundation hopes to succeed where Microsoft’s short-lived Jerry Seinfeld experiment failed, namely landing a glove on Apple’s unrelenting "I'm a Mac" ads. And not a moment too soon.

6 tools for configuring Firewall on Ubuntu

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Software

quicktweaks.com: With Linux you can be assured that you are safely connected to the Internet or with any network but prevention is always better than cure. One way to make sure that your computer is safely connected with the other computers (and also with the internet) is to enable firewall.

Eee PC Operating System Choices

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OS

zenco.net: Every time I visit eeeuser.com, new users always seem to pick a particular operating system for their Eee PC, then stick with it through to the end. But there isn’t anywhere that lays out the basic choices you get with the Eee PC, so I thought I’d give a brief description on each one.

Epidermis Theme Manager: Promising for the Future, Problematic for Now

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Software

linuxloop.com: Epidermis is a project that promises to bring together all the aspects of a complete GNOME theme in to a single interface, allowing you to install and apply a completely new theme in a single click.

atop: an ASCII full-screen performance monitor

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Software

debaday.debian.net: Every system administrator must be familiar with the top(1) command that shows the most active running processes in a Linux environment. atop is different than that.

Open Source Alternatives

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Software

mr-oss.com: Open source is rarely taken seriously. It has became a buzzword just like going green. What can open source actually do for your organization? What alternatives are available to replace our proprietary systems?

Linux is not good for you…

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Linux

fred.dao2.com: A friend of mine was telling me how she went to buy a new computer, asked to have Linux on it, and was told “Linux is not good for you at home” and that she shouldn’t worry, they’ll just install her Windows XP.

some howtos & stuff

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News
  • Unix and Linux SysAdmin Humor - Keep It To Yourself

  • Getting Rid of AWN and Replacing it with Gnome Do's "Docky"
  • Linux Void Episode 18 - Mania
  • Ubuntu 8.10 on a Dell Latitude D420
  • Ease Linux Networking With /etc/hosts
  • howto convert mpg to 3gp in ubuntu
  • OpenSuse 11.1: Broadcom bcm43xx Wireless Card
  • How to change the running process priority
  • How-To: Multiple monitors with ATI graphics
  • Wake-on-LAN setup (linux)
  • rsync and emelfm2
  • Photos From The Golden Age Of Computing
  • HOW-TO open an exe file in Linux Mint?
  • Linux: Fun with Big Files
  • Linux Html Editors; What Works, What Doesn’t

ZYpp project now on git

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SUSE

duncan.mac-vicar.com: You may have noticed (or not?) that svn.opensuse.org/svn/zypp is now read-only. Since a couple of weeks the ZYpp project repository is now hosted on git.opensuse.org.

What’s New In Windows 7?

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Linux
Microsoft

workswithu.com: Many of the new features planned for the next release of Windows, however, seem more like catch-up than innovation. In particular, here’s a list of features new to Windows that have been around in the Linux world for more than a little while

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