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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I've been blogging a lot more about Linux recently, and there is a reason for that. I have a strong belief that the rise of Ubuntu has killed the Linux desktop. There appears to be a severe lack of innovation out there in Linux desktop land with Ubuntu Spin Offs being all over the place. Ubuntu in a shiny new jacket is still Debian..
Who is going to step up to the mark from one of the other Distros and give ubuntu a run for its money? Or am i right, and Ubuntu has the desktop pwnd now.. And Unity will become the Desktop wars Winner?
Is this what the Linux Desktop market has boiled down to a commercial distro link Canonicals Ubuntu has triumphed over years of community blood sweat and toil?
The Acer Aspire one is a a 1Gb, Intel Atom Netbook PC, and while you may think the netbook is dead, having a low powered throw in the bag computer is never a bad thing. However even in these heady days when Microsoft are willing to convince you that Windows 7 will happily run on devices such as this, and then effectively killed the market a customers just couldn't figure out why their £200 netbook ran like a dog there is still hope with the Gnome 3 based Distro..
Over the past few weeks, it really has struck me just how much you can do with SSH, this is because ssh is not a command as such it is a suite of tools. In reality the suite is most useful when copying files over the internet as your providing an encrypted tunnel to work in, however using it internally is not such a bad thing either. These are just a few of the functions you can use the SSH to perform.
There are a lot of reasons why Ubuntu has become the byword for Linux over the last few years. It had a promise, a simple one really "Linux for Human beings" and as an Operating system Ubuntu has more than delivered on that promise.
I know I just said in my last blog that KDE3 is the best desktop of all time, but you know how sometimes "home" means /home/ (everybody's home) and sometimes "home" means ~ (my home)? This is MY best desktop of all time. If you don't know anything about customizing fluxbox, it's worth looking at
KIARA GNU/Linux is a Live CD based on Slax with applications ported from Slackware 12.2, including virtually all official components of KDE 3.5.10, and is upgraded to contain the latest Web applications from Mozilla and Opera. KIARA combines a full-featured classic KDE3 desktop with an up-to-minute web experience. The live format lets you run legacy software with rock solid security, and keeps your hard drive free for when you need to run something a little less old-school.
KIARA releases immediately follow each new release of Mozilla Firefox
Besides KDE3, KIARA also contains some popular light Desktop GUI's, including FVWM, Fluxbox, and XFCE, and even some text-based applications chosen with running from the console in mind (emacs, irssi, lynx, and GNU Screen).
If you have ever had the need to get a nested virtual environment working, so virtualbox running inside vmware, I've put some instructions together un an ubuntu1110 server on my blog.
If you've every had to migrate a Linux machine in VMware or Virtualbox, you'll probably have noticed that the eth0 either disappears or changes to eth1 I've put up on my blog why this happens, and how to solve the problem.
Back in October i wrote what was described as a scathing post about the lack of innovation coming out of Canonical.
The complete lack of innovation part i feel stands. However I have had a chance to play with the Unity Interface and I'm getting accustomed to it.
It seems the move toward a more OSX looking system is very obvious especially when the background is changed and the borders are changed to a lighter colour.
Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/11/ubuntu-1110-take-2.html
It's not without surprise that Ubuntu is not without its faults, one of them is, from a new users perspective it's a Distro which does need a lot to setup to get it functional. What Pinguy Tries to do is provide a better Out of the Box experience..
Read More: me.hippofield.com
I guess this is a bug report. I'll be filing this soon, probably tomorrow, but I wonder if anybody else has seen this.
The screens hots probably aren't going to show up here so go to http://unityisntthatbad.blogspot.com/
Linux is an important OS, has a long history, and serves many people well, which is why it is time to kill it and end this game...
These are not the ramblings of a lunatic looking to start a flame war.. This is the reality in todays dog eat dog world.
Read More: http://me.hippofield.com/2011/10/linux-is-far-from-dead-on-desktop-but.html
I've flip flopped over the years between many linux distros for Servers, from CentOS and Ubuntu following the great guides at Howtoforge while learning how different things work. Now however i'm looking for quick and easy solutions to problems.
There are many Linux Distros out there, covering all manner of reasons for having them, what i've put together here is my list of the 6 Most useful Linux Distros I actually use regularly. I'm not looking at Linux Desktop's here, these are LaaS Linux as a Service Distros each one providing a certain type of functionality and should be kept in any half decent tech's Knowledge Base.
I was a Konqueror fanboy before I was KDE fanboy. Lately, Konqueror hasn't even been part of the default Desktop in Kubuntu. There are people who still haven't gotten over the switch to KDE4, and Konqueror is usually the reason. In KDE3, Konqueror was the most comprehensive desktop application ever, a web browser as well as a file manager, but it was even more than that.