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sK1: Open Source Vector Graphics Editor Similar to CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator

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sK1 is an open source vector graphics editor similar to CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand which just had it's first public release a few days ago.

Switching My Dad to Linux--Part Two

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pcworld.com: I'm not a very good Linux evangelist. I don't try and convert family and friends to Linux. Therefore, as surprising as it sounds, putting Ubuntu on my dad's new laptop--as I did a week ago--was the first time I've ever directly converted another individual to Linux.

Defining a New Community

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Web

Brian Proffitt: So far, the response to the new Linux.com has been really positive and, save for a few glitches here and there, we've been very happy with how the launch has gone thus far. As we transition from launch mode to operations mode, it's worth taking a little time to reflect on what we're going to be doing on Linux.com.

PackageKit in Fedora 11

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Software

marilyn.frields.org: When PackageKit was first introduced to the masses, it was meant to smooth out the experience of someone using the free desktop. In Fedora 11, fonts and some content types are also automatically handled for users.

The Day, Or Year, The Linux Desktop Died

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informationweek.com/blog: It was back in 2002, according to Sam Trenholme, the creator of the secure DNS server software MaraDNS. That was the year that forces conspired to make sure Linux on the desktop would never become a reality.

Do Kids Really Need Their Own Computer OS?

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: When should a baby get his or her own first computer? According to some marketers, it could be the perfect 1st birthday gift. I'm not convinced.

A Reviewer Gets a Closer Look at the EVO Console

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Hardware
Gaming

ostatic.com/blog: What's the saying? "The road to ruin is paved with good intentions?" Though I am not a fellow Alabamian like reporter Dan Whisenhunt, I had my own reasons for hoping the Envizions EVO Linux Game Console would at least -- well, get a better review than it did.

So you say you like Linux but.....

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toolbox.com/blogs: So you say you like Linux. You say you have tried it and it is very good. You say it looks good, it is fast and your grandmother can use it. But you don't use it. Why is that?

Linux.com Still Unhelpful for New Users

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workswithu.com: Linux.com, which was taken over recently by the Linux Foundation and received a major overhaul, has gone live. Unfortunately, like the old Linux.com, the site is not a very intuitive resource for beginners.

GNU/Linux: rubbery figures don't help the cause

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itwire.com: Over the last 10 days there has been a spate of reports all based on some surprising statistics titled "Operating System Market Share" put out by a company named Net Applications.

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Sorry, Windows 9 Fans, This Is How Multiple Desktops Should Work – Video

The Linux platform has always taken pride in this cool feature. Having multiple desktops is a great way to increase the productivity and there are numerous means to implement it. Lots of Linux distributions have this option, which is used in various ways. Read more