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The Plasma desktop shell of KDE 4

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See how to write simple Plasma applets that improves the KDE 4 Linux desktop

Linux 2.6.30's best five features

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blogs.computerworld: Linux's changes may not be as big from version to version, but they tend to be more thoroughly tested and stable. What most users will like in this distribution starts with a faster boot-up for Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 307

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Fedora 11

  • News: Fedora posts workaround for ext4 bug, project delivers up-to-date FreeBSD images, sidux users react over removal of non-free firmware, Novell creates custom Geeko builder site
  • Released last week: Fedora 11, FreeNAS 0.69.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2010 and Fedora 12 release schedules
  • New distributions: Eden Live, LinuxAdvanced
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Fedora 11 Fails to Impress

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Linux Fedora 11 was released recently, and I decided to check it out. Unfortunately, my time with Fedora 11 would have been better spent elsewhere.

Is Xandros a Linux distro, a marketing machine or a Microsoft stooge?

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Linux You may know of Xandros Linux; for many people exposure came through the Eee PC, with this being the distro chosen by Linux-turncoat ASUS. Yet, what is Xandros' stance on open source software? Might Xandros be a thinly-veiled Microsoft tout as Linspire reborn?

ZaReason Ion Breeze 3770

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Hardware Last week we published an in-depth article looking at the NVIDIA ION Linux Performance using a nettop device that contained this chipset with GeForce 9400M graphics rather than the usual Intel 945 graphics. In this review we are taking a closer look.

Death of the Linux desktops

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Linux There is sad news from the USA: 95% of netbooks (i.e. the likes of the Asus EeePC, the Dell Mini etc) are being now supplied with Windows XP rather than Linux pre-installed. It's all over, but wait! comes the new smaller, greener, lighter Smartbooks.

Linux For Graphics Artists

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customlinux.wordpress: Although Mac OS X is generally the operating system associated with computer graphics, Linux is in fact just as much or even more capable. With an efficient operating system, the user can customize it for the purpose of graphics.

Fedora 11's Biggest Improvements Are In Virtualization

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Linux Fedora 11 provides a sneak peak at what's coming in the more staid and stable Red Hat Enterprise Linux. During tests, eWEEK Labs found that the biggest improvements in Fedora 11 come in the area of virtualization, although Fedora still lags systems from VMware in functionality and polish. Fedora will also serve well in desktop roles, but will need more care and feeding than other desktop Linux distros.

Taking Gloria out for a spin: A review of Linux Mint 7.0

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Linux There is a soft spot in my heart for Linux Mint: Mint 3.0 was the first Linux distribution that I really used rather than experimented with.

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