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A Linux User in Vista-land: Part 2

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Nosredna Ekim: The first thing any OS aficionado does when he installs an OS is check how it performs on his hardware. Vista performs well, but it sure takes its liberty with the hardware. Fresh install size was 11GB. I wouldn’t begrudge it 11 GB if it had one of two things.

Ubuntu Linux 7.04

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PC World: Ubuntu Linux has been deemed one of PC World's Best Products of the Year for two years running. Why? It's completely free, it installs easily from one downloadable CD, and it focuses on user-friendliness.

First look at Fedora Core 7: installer problems abound

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apcmag: It was with much anticipation that we nabbed the new Fedora Core 7 Live CD in the hope of checking it out first before installing it. Unfortunately, the live CD had other plans.

Granular Linux - What Am I Missing?

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Granular Linux is a Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS and features the XFCE4 and KDE desktops. It appears to have been in development since about the beginning of 2007 and has had one previous release. The developers of Granular have recently released a test of their upcoming .90 and I thought I'd see what it offered.

Quick First Review of the Dell Ubuntu Notebook Computer Inspiron E1505N

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About.com: One of the three Ubuntu systems Dell started to sell a few weeks ago is a notebook computer, the Inspiron E1505N. Since I was in need of a new notebook computer I decided to order one.

Hardware review: Dell Inspiron E1505N with Ubuntu Feisty

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the Distrogue: By now, you should certainly know that Dell's offering computers with Ubuntu installed. After just getting one, here are some points about the entry-level Inspiron E1505N laptop:

How to cleanup your GNOME registry?

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The other day I stumbled upon this neat tool that helps cleanup your GConf registry, called GConf Cleaner. While GNOME registry size isn't nowhere near the size of Windows registry, and thus shouldn't slow your computer too much, it's still nice to have a tool that cleans unused and obsolete entries.

Fedora 7: They've jettisoned the Core

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techiemoe.com: As I've noted on forums in the past, the Fedora project has failed to excite me for a long time. I wasn't really looking forward to trying out this latest iteration. As much as Fedora claims to be the "bleeding-edge" distribution they rarely if ever innovate anything.

Book Review : The Linux Programmer's Toolbox

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All about Linux: What does it take to start writing programs for Linux ? Most people will guess a text editor, knowledge of a programming language and the compiler and libraries of that language would suffice. But ask a professional programmer who has been writing code for Linux and he will differ with you.

On the Bench: PCLinuxOS 2007, radically simple?

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opensourcelearning: PCLinuxOS released it’s most recent incarnation and has even succeeded to surpass Ubuntu in popularity with (if we use the Distrowatch ranking as an indication of that). With it’s roots solidly in Madriva and dedicated to be even more userfriendly it does deserve a closer look.

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn — Cool, Fresh and… Unstable

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polishlinux.org: I started using Ubuntu Linux just when this distribution first appeared, 3.5 years ago with Warty Warthog. Since then I upgraded the system more or less regularly every six months, following the Ubuntu release cycle. I had to clean install only once since two years ago I changed my laptop. So, what was the biggest surprise in the recently released Ubuntu 7.04 to me?

Linux Mint 3.0 Cassandra - A Review

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shift+backspace: Last night I was sitting around watching some baseball when I decided to bring out my aging and dying laptop in hopes of writing a new article for Shift+Backspace. I booted the old Inspiron 8500 to find out that I still had an old beta version of Linux Mint 3. This spawned a great idea!

Fedora 7 Advances on Rivals

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eWeek: After devoting the bulk of its efforts over the past couple years to realizing the advanced server technology goals of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux product, the community-powered Fedora Project has turned its attention toward catching up with the distribution and packaging advances of its Linux rivals.

Review: Fedora 7

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linux.com: Fedora 7 was released last week, a little bit behind schedule, with a spate of new features, updates, and live CD installable "spins" of Fedora in KDE and GNOME flavors. I found a lot of good in this release, but a bug in the FireWire stack that attacked my external backup drive made this release just a little shy of perfect.

Also: Fedora 7 FAQ Online

Linux Game Review: World of Padman

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Raiden's Realm: "World of Padman - Stand Alone Complex" is an exciting, comic, and downright loony adventure through the fictitious world of "Padman", a comic book superhero drawn in the oddest of styles.

Defcon Review

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linuxgames: Computer-room four star generals are probably disappointed with the lack of Real-Time-Strategy games for Linux; the last commercial release worth playing was either Introversion's own Darwinia, Tribal Trouble, or Linux Game Publishing's Majesty. Before that, there was Kohan. In the commercial realm we are missing out on great games like Company of Heroes or Supreme Commander. The most recent indie RTS games of note were Gate 88 and Galcon. Is Defcon worth playing? Let's find out together!

Ubuntu 7.04 - Feisty Fawn Review

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synergymx: It's been over 6 months now since the Ubuntu team has released the last version of Ubuntu. I have to say I see more progress with this distro in 6 months than I've seen with Red Hat in years! I've been hooked on Ubuntu since version 5 was released, and with each new version the system gets better and better.

Ubuntu 7.04 on a MacBook

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Friendly Linux: When I got my MacBook almost a year ago, I instantly fell in love in OS X - it’s Unix, it’s compatible and it’s pretty, but the love wasn’t truly returned. Sure, OS X has some cool stuff bundled, and sure, it’s easy to install and remove stuff in OS X, but well, I just didn’t feel free to do whatever I wanted, so I decided that it was time to replace OS X with something better.

A Look at Ubuntu Studio

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Linux Online: Ubuntu has been the most popular Linux distribution for quite some time now. Now, a new variant has appeared called Ubuntu Studio. This particular distribution is designed to provide and environment for people who work with graphics, audio and video.

Amarok - A Review

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Shift+Backspace: Before my full-time migration to Linux, I always used iTunes for playing my music and managing my iPod. When I began to use Amarok (1.4.5) I immediately noticed a sense of polish and completion.

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