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Review: PCLinuxOS Gnome 2.21.2

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jon-reagan.blogspot: PCLinuxOS Gnome 2.21.2 is PCLinuxOS with, well, Gnome 2.21.2. PCLinuxOS is one of the most popular Linux distributions that is built and run by a community of users.

Linux Is A Community.

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oneclicklinux.blogspot: Folks always ask me if it's easy to make the move to Linux. I tell them it is. It's very easy to move to Linux. But, the big key to getting any Linux Distro to work well for you, and to make a successful and smooth move, is to get involved in the Linux community.

shorts & stuff

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  • arch linux on olpc xo-1

  • Music recording studio in Ubuntu Hardy
  • Suse vs Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu random crash glitch solved (For me)
  • Creating a Linux Music Studio

some howtos:

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  • 10 Steps to Convert a Windows User to Linux

  • Creating a shared home partition between Mac OS X and Linux
  • Linux Tip No. 18: Restart Network Service
  • Configuring Xen HA with Heartbeat for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Dawn of War on Linux (How-to guide)
  • KDE-Improve Your Lock Screen Button!

Where KDE 4 Falls

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KDE When KDE 4 was released, I rushed to grab the brand new packages like a kid on Christmas day. Now, a few weeks on, I can share some of the problems that I encountered that would pose a real problem for the average user.

Virtual Testing - Xen Vs. KVM

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Software Some of you might know that I use virtualization for quite some time already, usually to test other OSs and the development of EasyLFS without having to leave my working-environment, and without having to have a free partition.

Firefox 3 Beta 3 Brings a New Browsing Interface

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Moz/FF With the release of Beta 3 of Firefox 3, we are definitely getting closer to the final release of Mozilla's open-source Web browser. But for a third beta, this version of Firefox 3 includes some fairly significant changes from the previous betas, including changes to the main user interface of the browser.

Installing Ubuntu(s) on a Windows 98-era Laptop

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ibeentoubuntu.blogspot: My friend told me that his laptop wasn't working, and asked if I would fix it for him. He volunteered that he was open to Ubuntu, which I had installed on some mutual friends' computers. I started a download of Linpus and torrented gOS 2.0.

Survey: Half 'Have No Plans' To Deploy Vista

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OS The survey asked participants if they had "considered the possibility of deploying any non-Windows operating system as an alternative to adopting Windows Vista." It turned out that 44 percent of participants said that they were indeed considering a non-Windows alternative.

Time to dump Windows?

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InfoWorld: InfoWorld's "Save XP" petition asking Microsoft to keep Windows XP available indefinitely has prompted many readers to suggest that maybe the best answer for those who don't like Vista is to switch to another operating system completely. Can it be done? Is it the right time? Find out what it'll take to finally switch to desktop Mac OS X or Linux.

Fedora Developer Interview: KDE 4

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Interviews KDE 4 is set to be the default KDE environment in the next major release of Fedora. We caught up with two members of the KDE SIG to talk about the work they're doing to get it ready for release, their own opinions on the software and what they think about the progress made by Fedora in getting over its GNOME centric reputation.

Five must-have apps for a new Linux install

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Software So, having re-installed a brand new copy of Ubuntu and required updates, there are a few applications that I immediately download because, without them, I would not be able to do most of my day-to-day work. Here, in no particular order, are the five application or tools I have to have but aren’t included in a default Ubuntu install.

Inside Firefox 3's Latest Beta Update

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LinuxInsider: Based on Mozilla's Gecko 1.9 Web rendering platform, which has been under development for 30 months, Firefox 3 beta 3 contains some 2 million lines of code changes that correct more than 12,000 issues, according to Mozilla. While Gecko is designed to support open Internet standards, version 1.9 includes redesigns for a variety of improvements.

Top 6 apps you should install after installing Ubuntu

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stardustinmybones.wordpress: My top 6 favourite applications to be installed on Ubuntu Linux would be as follows:

Playing with Pendrivelinux

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pammiepi.blogspot: Always intrigued by alternative operating systems, I decided to play with Pen Drive Linux this weekend...a portable open source operating system which can be booted to from a USB flash drive, or can be run from within Windows without rebooting.

Giving Linux Another Try

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eriksrantz.blogspot: So, I decided to give Linux another try, it's been a few years and the last time was frustrating enough to say it's not ready enough yet. I formatted and forgot about it. Well, now I keep hearing about Ubuntu and "it just works", fanboys tout it as better than Windows and easier to use.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated to 4.0r3

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Linux The Debian project is pleased to announce the third update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename etch). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

The £99 laptop: how can it be so cheap?

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Hardware A new laptop computer for just £99 sounds like the kind of offer found in a spam e-mail or on a dodgy auction website. But the British company Elonex is launching the country’s first sub £100 computer later this month and hopes to be making 200,000 of them by the summer. It will be aimed at schoolchildren and teenagers, and runs on Linux.

Linux, which and why?

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Linux Linux is awsome, and i definitely recommend everyone to try it. To give you reasons i can say, Linux has better graphics, even better than vista and consumes much less ram than vista does.

The Top Ten Usability Problems With Ubuntu 8.04LTS Hardy Heron

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ibeentoubuntu.blogspot: I've put together my opinion on the top ten usability issues that exist now in Hardy's Alpha and will most certainly be in the final long-term release. I also try to suggest a solution, if there is one.

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