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Linux Mint 12's Three Desktops

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zdnet.com: The Linux Mint distribution is giving users three different flavors of GNOME to choose from for their desktop use.

Top 6 Linux and BSD graphical installation programs

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linuxbsdos.com: New users tend to flock to distributions with easy to use installation programs, that is, to distributions with graphical installers. Some people will probably disagree with that statement, but most users feel more at home with a point-and-click interface, than with a terminal.

The Many Names of Linux Kernels

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ubuntuvibes.com: Many people think Ubuntu codenames are funny, weird, strange and what not. Do you know that all Kernel releases have their names too.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 432

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A first look at ZevenOS 2.0 "Neptune"
  • News: openSUSE 12.1 feedback, Linux Mint's GNOME dilemma, Ubuntu health check, interviews with Mark Shuttleworth and Andrew Tanenbaum
  • Questions and answers: File systems for USB flash drives
  • Released last week: openSUSE 12.1, Tiny Core Linux 4.1
  • Upcoming releases: Mageia 2 Alpha 1

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

Thoughts of Thankfulness From Linux Land

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Here in the Linux blogosphere, the start of the holidays is always met with mixed feelings. Nevertheless, plenty of good can come out of the holidays as well, and what better example than the expression of gratitude?

10 things you must teach new Linux users

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zdnetasia.com: During TechRepublic's Live Event, I said that I could hand a Linux machine to new users and give them the information necessary to make sure their transition to Linux was successful--and they wouldn't be hounding me constantly on how X is done or asking, "What is Y?"

Over time, Linux package dependencies show predator/prey relationship

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arstechnica.com: A group of evolutionary biologists, however, has now used the tools of ecosystem analysis to look at the evolution of Debian releases, examining things like package dependencies and software incompatibility.

Linux is a tortoise.

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it.toolbox.com: Lets face it. Modern day Linux installations are nowhere near as fast as they were a few years ago. It seems that they have been adding in everything, including the kitchen sink. To be fair, the kitchen sink will be used somewhere down the line. A

Why I'm quitting the Debian Lineup

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detroitgeek.com: Being an advocate of Linux Mint, which is a derivative based on Ubuntu, which is a derivative of Debian; I noticed a nasty bug back in July of 2011. Ubuntu 11.04 was released in April of that year and I waited for the bugs to be shaken out of the rug and finally installed it.

ubuntu alternatives, xfce, & having a go with fedora 16!

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ainer.org: A little over a year ago I fired up the then latest version of Fedora (13) and found much that I liked. Ultimately though, it just wasn’t the right tool for the job and I ended up going back to Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Fast forward another year.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Roundcube Webmail 1.2.0 released
    We proudly announce the stable version 1.2.0 of Roundcube Webmail which is now available for download. It introduces new features since version 1.1 covering security and PGP encryption topics...
  • Roundcube Webmail 1.2 Adds PGP Encryption
    For those using the open-source Roundcube software for your webmail needs, Roundcube 1.2 is now available as the latest stable version.
  • Systemd 230 Opens Up A New Graphics Vulnerability & FBDEV Still Should Die
    A change made in the recent release of systemd 230 makes it easy for rogue user processes to be able to spy on your desktop, assuming a few conditions are met. If you are using FBDEV, such as with Wayland's Weston FBDEV back-end, other user processes can now read from the frame-buffer device. The change in systemd is, "Framebuffer devices (/dev/fb*) and 3D printers and scanners (devices tagged with ID_MAKER_TOOL) are now tagged with 'uaccess' and are available to logged in users."
  • systemd 230 Launches with DNSSEC Enabled by Default in systemd-resolved, More
  • 7 Best Command Line Navigation Tools
    The desktop environment with its bundle of programs sharing a common graphical user interface (GUI) remains a firm favorite with users. Not surprising really given that a good desktop environment makes computing fun and simple. The graphical desktop environment has become so ingrained in almost everyone's computer activities that it might seem the command line will wither away. Yet, there is still an important role to play for the humble command-line interface (CLI).
  • GNU Parallel 20160522 ('TTIPleaks') released
    GNU Parallel 20160522 ('TTIPleaks') has been released.

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