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Story DNF 0.6.5 and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE 0.1.6 Released Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 6:36pm
Story Git Success Stories and Tips from Puppet Labs' Michael Stahnke Roy Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 5:59pm
Story A community distribution of OpenStack Roy Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 5:11pm
Story Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca KDE review Roy Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 10:59am
Story 9 Hidden Features in KDE Roy Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 10:55am
Story GNOME 3.16.1 Arrives on April 15, Arch Linux Users Can Now Update to GNOME 3.16 Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 5:33am
Story Introducing Chromixium, an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Distro that Looks Like Chrome OS Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 3:41am
Story Evolution of Solus and Fedora 22 Delayed Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 3:37am
Story Cinnamon 2.4.8 Desktop Environment Is Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 12:25am
Story GNOME 3.16.1 newstable tarballs due Rianne Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 12:21am

GNOME 2.26 Released

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gnome.org: GNOME 2.26 is the latest version of the GNOME Desktop: a popular, multi-platform desktop environment for your computer. GNOME's focus is ease of use, stability, and first class internationalisation and accessibility support.

Why I prefer KDE over GNOME

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KDE

temporaryland.wordpress: In my early days of using Linux (around 2000) I used to always install GNOME as well as KDE. I wanted to be proficient in both and had no bias to either one. But then the GNOME developers decided to force everyone

Opera is THE BEST BROWSER for Ubuntu 8.10

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daveshields.wordpress: I have been using Firefox for years, but I noticed the Ubuntu version was a bit sluggish, so I decided to try Opera a couple of days ago. I have found Opera to be much faster than Firefox.

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional

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Reviews
GIMP

books.slashdot.org: While many professionals would opt for the paid programs, there is a free alternative: GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program). The only stumbling block is learning how to use it properly. That is where Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Akkana Peck comes in

My Latest Linux Experiment

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PCLOS

lockergnome.com/blade: As I mentioned last week, I was going to give Linux another try to see what some of the latest new distributions have to offer.

Open Solaris 2008.11 - A step in the right direction, but

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OS

dedoimedo.com: My review of Open Solaris 2008.05 was a rant of a dissatisfied Linux user, who found the fresh new Open Solaris desktop edition to be too messy and difficult for daily usage. I decided to try the latest release, Open Solaris 2008.11.

The different between Ubuntu Desktop, Alternate CD and server CD

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Ubuntu

samiux.wordpress: Newbies of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu will be confused by the name of her official released CDs - Desktop Live CD, Alternate CD and Server CD. Why she makes these different CDs?

The Linux Staging Tree, what it is and is not.

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kroah.com: The Linux Staging tree (or just "staging" from now on) is used to hold stand-alone drivers and filesystems that are not ready to be merged into the main portion of the Linux kernel tree at this point in time for various technical reasons.

Realistic netbook expectations

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Hardware
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  • The quiet Ubuntu netbook revolution
  • Realistic netbook expectations
  • Netbooks, Linux and the Lenovo S10
  • No SUSE Linux for ARM netbooks: Novell
  • Linux on netbooks to fall below 10% in 2009
  • Linux losing ground on netbooks

6 Ways Learning Linux Can Help You in 2009

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Linux

openmode.ca: By taking steps to learn about Linux, and using it at home, you are actually investing your time by making a good investment in solid skills and that you will gain perspectives that will help you for the future.

First Look: OpenGEU 8.10

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news.softpedia.com: Another week, another First Look and yet another Enlightenment-using distribution came knocking at our doors. It's OpenGEU this time around and it has reached version 8.10.

50 ways to impress your geeky linux friends

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laptoplogic.com: Our own Geek Queen Blair Mathis is back with 50 ways to increase your Linux knowledge and help you along the way to true geekdom.

“Oh, well allow me to retort.”

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marilyn.frields.org: Red Hat VP and Assistant General Counsel, wrote about Red Hat’s patent policy in response to some stories in the “press” spreading FUD about some AMQP-related patents, and (non sequitur alert) the recent virtualization agreement with Microsoft.

What the IBM-Sun talk means for open source

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OSS
  • What the IBM-Sun talk means for open source

  • An IBM Acquisition May Be Good for Sun, But it's Still Worrisome
  • The rise of the Blue Sun, IBM and Sun
  • IBM and Sun? What's In It For Linux?
  • IBM Looks to Buy Sun: Further Proof It's Darkest Just Before Dawn

The Squirrel portable shell and scripting language

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Linux

The Squirrel Shell provides an advanced, object-oriented scripting language that works equally well in UNIX, Linux, Mac OS X

Review: PcLinuxOS 2009.1

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PCLOS

raiden.net: In 2007 as one of our first Linux distro reviews, we took a peak at PcLinuxOS 2007 (aka PCLOS) and found it at the time to be a stellar product for it's time, stable, clean, easy to use and enjoyable. Will 2009 still retain it's former glory, or has the new version ended up as a fizzling dud?

Linux is more than just a Novel Concept

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: Linux is characteristically found to be one of the most unswerving, stable, secure, cost effective and well-organized system.

Easystroke

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the-gay-bar.com: Easystroke is an application for X that allows you to specify mouse gestures to invoke actions.

Kernel Log - What's new in 2.6.29: Part 8

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h-online.com: A glance at the changed files and code makes it clear how hard the kernel hackers have been working on 2.6.29, with more new lines of code added over the current development cycle than ever before.

Unreleased ATI Catalyst Driver Appears In Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Last year when Ubuntu 8.10 was released it had shipped with an unpublished ATI Catalyst driver since the proprietary ATI drivers available to the public were not compatible with X Server 1.5. Now with Ubuntu 9.04 we have run into a similar situation.

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