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Why desktop Linux is its own worst enemy

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Linux

tech.blorge.com: With Microsoft getting so much flak over Vista’s issues, you’d think Linux would be getting some headway in the consumer desktop arena. Unfortunately, the only really benefiting from Vista’s bad PR is likely Apple. Why hasn’t Linux made enough of a significant mark on desktops?

Adobe Flash 10 on Linux: Looking Good

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Software

practical-tech.com: I didn’t care for Adobe Flash video at first. It was just another proprietary audio/video format in a world already over-flowing with them. Three things have happened to change my mind.

People of openSUSE: Joe Brockmeier

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: For those who have been waiting for a ‘People of openSUSE’ interview with our openSUSE Community Manager and long time Linux and open source journalist Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier since February, here you have it!

Switch: Windows Vista to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

besttechie.net: I am mainly a Windows and OSX user - however, that does not stop from occasionally attempting to use Linux as a desktop operating system. I do use Linux to run all of my servers. So I install Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) - the install is relatively quick and quite painless. Good so far.

An open-source problem? Too many scratches for too few itches

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Software

Att Masay: After writing my rebuke of Sidux, I came across an excellent post on a similar topic. Ryan Davis writes a cogent attack on software's tendency to reinvent the wheel. While Ryan's critique lingers on open-source software, it's by no means limited to open source.

coupla posts with no introduction to cp & paste

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Software
  • Some firefox 3 tips

  • Audio KDE Applications

GRAMPS: Open Source Genealogy

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Software

makeuseof.com: When we’re kids, we learn stories of the past from our grandparents, often involving their parents and grandparents. How many of you remember those stories? What about the names of the people involved? Those of you with your hands up, are you into genealogy? I’ve been working on it for a couple of years now, and I just love this program, GRAMPS.

more bloggings

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Linux
  • Top Reasons to Use Linux

  • What special about Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • Back to PCLinuxOS - The Home Coming
  • Auntie Happy w/ Ubuntu
  • Did we really need yet another Linux distribution?

What could Open Office do with a business model?

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OOo

Dana Blankenhorn: It has been amusing this Independence Day reading reaction to Microsoft’s Equipt announcement. The reaction has ranged from hope to anger, depending on the author’s attitude toward Microsoft. Rather than play either note I’d like to focus on the business model and the opportunities it offers open source.

15 Coolest GNU Wallpapers

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Linux

junauza.com: There are plenty of high-quality Linux wallpapers that you can get on the web, but not that much for the good-old GNU (GNU's Not Unix). So, I decided to take some time to find and collect a few of my favorite GNU wallpapers in existence.

KDE 4.1 Beta 2: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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KDE

earthweb.com: KDE 4.1 is supposed to make everything right with the recently troubled desktop. Everyone agrees now that KDE 4.0 was a mistake. However, what the mistake was -- and whose -- is a matter of opinion.

few bloggings

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Linux
  • Ubuntu 8.0.4 Suxors

  • My Dissapointment with Fedora 9
  • Move over Mandriva, I think I’m in love

Penumbra Overture - If You Dare

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Gaming
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I've always liked computer games. When I used Windows I liked to play games like Myst and Riven, but when I switched to Linux I had to be contented with first-person shooters. Fortunately, they do have a bit of puzzle intermixed with all the combat, but I still grow weary of gunfight after gunfight. That's why when I heard of Penumbra, I was quite excited. Penumbra Overture is a 3D first-person mystery puzzle game. It's a bit like the Quakes without the gunplay. Or perhaps it could be likened to Myst and Riven, but lots more frightening.

New Asus Eee PC 904 – an Acer Aspire One killer instead?

itwire.com: Just a day or so after Acer’s Aspire One goes on sale in Australia comes news that the Asus Eee PC 904 will shortly go on sale in the UK, muddying the waters over which is the best value ‘netbook’ to buy.

Explaining Software Freedom to a Beginner

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OSS

trombonechamp.wordpress: I needed a good way to explain software freedom to people who have little to no computer experience (possibly parents or grandparents, kids, stay-at-home moms/dads, etc.), so I created the following blog post. Many of these people could benefit from free software, but aren’t going to learn about it through mainstream media.

Six Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Deskbar

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Software

ibeentoubuntu.com: Deskbar is often associated with search and only search. Sure, you can search you files, search Yahoo!, search Del.icio.us, or even search for a word in a dictionary, but did you know that you could DO stuff, too?

Also: Ten Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Rhythmbox

Must OR Must Not Have Ubuntu Apps

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Software

my10sen.com: Ubuntu latest release, I must admit is a total kickass operating system. You got almost everything figure out for you. Pop in the cd answer some simple question and there you have it. Almost to perfection operating system with the cost of nothing. But not everything runs as you planned.

How about an Open Sourced office?

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Software

brajeshwar.com: Open source software has a lot of options for the business world, alongside the home user bandwagon. Apart from the other generic features, Open Source softwares at times have a greater degree of customization as compared to their proprietary counterparts.

Who Writes Linux and Who Supports It

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Linux

blog.linuxoss.com: Never before in the history of computing have there been so many companies, users and developers united behind one project, specifically one that has seen so much commercial success.

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Reconstructor: Creating Your Own Ubuntu Distribution

  • Fedora 9: Change Linux Hostname or Computer System Name
  • How to install Adobe Flash Player 10 beta 2 on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • General steps for installing Nvidia diplay driver in Linux
  • How-To: Install Codecs and DVD Support in Debian Lenny
  • Using LVM on AIX Unix. Part One Of No More Than Two.
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