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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The migration to Linux, is though Open Source applications, on Windows, creating a comfort zone, a feeling of familiar desktop apps, something which isn't alien, when you make the transition to the Linux Desktop.
I got my first laptop as an early Christmas present. It's an Acer Aspire 6930. Since it has Intel 5100 wifi built in, I needed a Linux version that would support that.
GoblinX just released the first beta of the next stable release.
"Merry Christmas!! The GoblinX Project is proud to announce the first beta of the next stable release. The G:Micro 3.0 beta 01 is released."
Interesting article explaining how to run Nautilus inside light windowmanagers such as Fluxbox.
Take a big, deep breath and repeat after me, "There is no perfect OS, there is no perfect OS".
OK, fine, now read this.
So they other day my wife decided to start playing World of Warcraft again. Thats fine since I still play and our accounts are still active. She has an HP DV5000t laptop with a dedicated Nvidia 7400 graphics card and 2gb of ram. The game has always played perfectly on the laptop even when I had to install Vista on it( I needed to learn how it works so I could fix the computers at my work).
This may sound like a pro-Ubuntu campaign. But I have no intentions to lure people into the charm this world has to offer. Please do not take this as a disclaimer, but as a prelude to this post.
I have read a lot of blogs about netbooks, usage, where do they fit in etc, and i thoug i would add my 2 cents worth
Sometimes when you try to install device drivers on your Linux system, you might fail to do it. It could be due to incompatibility of the operating system Kernel with your device driver or device. To work around this issue, you need to install the latest version of Linux kernel. It may include ‘forcedeth’ patch, which is capable of resolving most of the incompatibility issues
Reading Lisa's and Don's stories remind me of my Linux roots. Many of their thoughts and experiences reflect my own and got me to reminiscing. My path was a bit more convulted and sometimes I chuckle, but I'm here now and I'm staying.
As Mandriva prepares for its 2009 release, I've been updating Mandriva 2009 daily from their "cooker" (development) repository ever since I installed a beta version a few weeks ago. Last night's update was massive, with an update of over 350 packages.
GoblinX published a screenshot tour of the Xfce 4.5.90. The tour is a good preview of the next Xfce.
Probably the most important thing that you can do when investigating a performance problem is to record every output that you see, every command that you execute, and every piece of information that you research. A well-organized set of notes allows you to test a theory about the cause of a performance problem by simply looking at your notes rather than rerunning tests. This saves a huge amount of time. Write it down to create a permanent record.
When switching, or planning to switch to Linux, most people find it hard to understand the new or technical terms that come with using Linux. Here is a list of 10 terms you probably should know.
Today we have hundreds of distributions out available. Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian and many more. Many of them are based of each other. Ubuntu for instance is based on Debian, while OpenSUSE is based on Fedora. Despite the fact that they are all under the name of "Linux", most of these Operating Systems are leading their own development.