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What's in a Name? In the Linux World, Much Silliness

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Linux A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, as Shakespeare's Juliet so famously said, but what if its name were Pink Farting Weasel?

Pinoy Linux flavor stirs ripple in OS community

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Linux The latest version of a locally developed operating system made the country proud early this month when the Linux-based software made a good impression among enthusiasts of the open source community.

And the best distro of 2011 is ...

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  • Is Fragmentation Hurting the Linux Desktop?
  • Review: Chakra 2011.12 "Edn"
  • 13 weird and wonderful niche Linux distros
  • Two decades of Linux: the big open source stories of 2011
  • Arch, Ubuntu, and Debian Linux ported to the HP TouchPad tablet
  • AgiliaLinux 8.0.0: Ooops, We Did It (Again)!
  • Tiny Core Linux 4.2 Introduces Tiny Core Plus
  • Samsung 305U - Part 2, Linux Preparation and openSuSE Installation

Clonezilla: A Drive-Duping Monster With a Fearsome Face

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Linux One of the fastest and most reliable ways to restore an afflicted computer is to copy its previously saved image onto the hard drive. This is particularly useful when the cure for what crashed your computer is a failed hard drive. Clonezilla is one of my top choices.

Interview with Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation

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Interviews The Linux Foundation was set up in 2007, and initially occupied a rather marginal position in the open source ecosystem. That's changed more recently, and the Linux Foundation has become one of the most important forces defending and promoting Linux and associated free software.

As 2012 Dawns, Mint Leads the List of Top Linux Distros

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Linux What a difference a year makes. linuxRoughly 15 months ago, I put together a guide to the top 10 Linux distributions at the time, and Ubuntu was far and away the most popular choice.

Is Linux Mint the operating system for you?

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Linux Recently, a friend was racing to meet a deadline, when his computer started acting up. It wouldn’t play any sound, the internet was slow and his start button went missing. He couldn’t even fire up his task manager. A virus had struck. He was on the verge of giving up when he remembered that he had installed another operating system beside Windows — Ubuntu.

10 Reasons Why Not to Install Linux

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Linux There are some user requirements Linux doesn’t cover, and think it’s important to share these incompatibilities with those who would install Linux so we can ensure they’re getting the best possible experience once they load up their first Linux distribution.

Fedora 16 Live/Install CD

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Linux I used Unetbootin to install the Live/Install CD onto a USB stick. No problems booting into live mode and then installing from the live mode. The installed edition booted just fine. With the exception of

How to make Linux the preferred desktop choice

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Linux The fight for the desktop might be entering its final phase, but not in the way any of us could have imagined 10 years ago.

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  • Akonadi for e-mail needs to die
    So, I'm officially giving up on kmail2 (i.e., the Akonadi-based version of kmail) on the last one of my PCs now. I have tried hard and put in a lot of effort to get it working, but it costs me a significant amount of time and effort just to be able to receive and read e-mail - meaning hanging IMAP resources every few minutes, the feared "Multiple merge candidates" bug popping up again and again, and other surprise events. That is plainly not acceptable in the workplace, where I need to rely on e-mail as means of communication. By leaving kmail2 I seem to be following many many other people... Even dedicated KDE enthusiasts that I know have by now migrated to Trojita or Thunderbird.
  • Virtual keyboard support in KWin/Wayland 5.7
    Over the last weeks I worked on improved input device support in KWin/Wayland and support for virtual keyboard. KWin 5.7 will integrate the new QtVirtualKeyboard module which is now available under GPLv3. For us this means that we have access to a high quality QML based keyboard. For Qt it means that the virtual keyboard is exposed to more users and thanks to the open source nature it means that we can upstream fixes.
  • Virtual Keyboard Support For KWin / KDE Wayland 5.7
    The latest KWin/Wayland hacking project by Martin Gräßlin is adding virtual keyboard support to KWin for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7 release. This virtual keyboard support is powered by the QtVirtualKeyboard module and provides a high-quality, QML-based keyboard that will work on KWin/Wayland when no hardware keyboard is available. Implementing this virtual keyboard support with Wayland compatibility was actually quite a feat, but has now become a reality thanks to the work by Martin.

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