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|Story||Arch + XFCE: The perfect Desktop||srlinuxx||24/07/2010 - 4:16pm|
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|Story||Using KDE 4||srlinuxx||24/07/2010 - 7:53pm|
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iTWire: I've decided to see if Ubuntu can meet my needs, but recreating this backup regime under Gutsy Gibbon is proving quite a challenge. The people behind Handy Backup are working on a Linux version, but until it's available I'll have to come up with something else. I'm not prepared to start using Ubuntu for work until I get a satisfactory backup regime in place.
infoworld blogs: I'm sorry, but it needs to be said: The new Ubuntu sucks - at least when compared to Windows Vista. Yes, it's free. And yes, it's better than the previous release, Ubuntu 7.04 "Fiesty Fawn" (Yawn?). However, at heart it's still just another Gnome-based Linux distribution and, as such, remains well behind the curve when it comes to desktop sophistication.
groklaw: We very much appreciate that you can take a little bit of time out of your very busy day -- I know that you're travelling today -- to speak with us. Maybe we could start, you could tell us a little bit about the Open Source Consortium? How long has it existed? What is its mission? What's the membership?
linux.com: Not all major software versions carry the same weight. Consider the last two releases of the Fedora distribution. Fedora 7 offered little that was obvious to desktop users, despite some behind-the-scenes improvements and the opening of the release process to public scrutiny. By contrast, if Test 3 of Fedora 8 is any indication, the upcoming release, scheduled for next month, returns to the distribution's tradition of introducing a variety of innovations.
pcworld: Are you geek enough for Linux? If you're willing to take the plunge, getting started with Linux is a matter of a few easy steps. Once you're done, you should have a fully operational desktop system suitable for learning, experimentation, or even for replacing your current PC for day-to-day computing needs.
- Flavor-specific Mandriva bugs
- Compiz and Compiz Fusion Git
- The AptURL Protocol Handler in Ubuntu 7.10
- Is the Linux engine room overheating?
- An Open-Source BIOS For ATI GPUs?
- RadeonHD Mobility R500 & R600 Fixes
- GPL v3: Was It Worth the Effort?
- Freely rotate windows. New plugin I found
- Savage 2 Linux Update
- Going places with openSUSE's SCPM
openoffice.org tips: Here’s a summary of the features from the 2.3 new features list that I considered the most useful or important to write about.
Also: OxygenOffice Pro 2.3 = OpenOffice with Clipart & Templates
rudd-O: For the last six months, I’ve been reading article after article spewing the same bovine manure: Look at how many updates Distribution X issued! How can it be more secure than Windows? Let’s bury that stupidity under a ton of facts:
Greg Kroah-Hartman: It's been a few weeks since that announcement, and we now have over 300 different developers signed up to help create, and maintain Linux drivers! What we need now is more companies participating in the project, we have the developers, but not enough work to keep them busy.
- Caution and Latency
- Security People Are Insane
- Unloadable vs. Static
- Giving openSUSE a try
- OpenSuse is Back! This time it works!
- Ubuntu 7.10
- Ubuntu 7.10
- Mandriva Linux 2008
- PCLinuxOS 2007.
- Oracle Linux is no longer simply an RHEL clone
- Kanotix: In praise of small Linux distros
zdnet: It’s been a while since Microsoft signed up any more Linux distro vendors to participate as patent-protection partners. But on October 22, the Redmondians announced they’ve added TurboLinux to the fold.
Also: Microsoft drops EU fight, makes open-source concession
cybernet: I managed to find a lot of time over the weekend to play with the new Ubuntu 7.10 that was released on Thursday. It took a little bit of extra work to get the restricted drivers installed, and then to enable Compiz Fusion, but it was well worth it.
polishlinux: Listening to the music played back from original audio CDs on a home computer creates clear discomfort — the CD drive is being blocked and the CDs have to be changed again and again (unless you have a home jukebox). Now it’s time we learn to rip (grab) our own audio collection and save it to a hard disk in the form of .mp3, .ogg, or .flack files.
arsgeek: Avant Window Navigator, or AWN is a neat little dock that sits at the base of your monitor and looks exceedingly nice. It’s a great addition to your compiz-fusion install (in fact, you need compiz or something like it running for AWN to work).
liquidat: While I had some trouble testing the newest KDE 4 Beta release on my test machine, the KDE Four LiveCD works surprisingly well. According to Stephan the version used on this LiveCD is KDE 4 Beta 3 plus a set of recent patches.
iTWire: In business, as in many other things in life, it is relatively easy to plan for failure. I guess we all do it in some small way, one of the most common being the way people back up their digital personal files to guard against hardware failure or file corruption. But how does one plan for success?
Tryst with Linux: Due to limited harddisk place, and partly because of my desire to try something new, I erased my PCLinuxOS 2007 to try out the new Ubuntu 7.10 (and also Kubuntu). What I present now are some impressions of my use of both operating systems.
arstechnica: Nokia's recent announcement of the upcoming N810 Internet Tablet is very exciting news for mobile Linux enthusiasts. We have already covered the initial announcement, but this followup discusses some additional details about the N810 operating system and development platform that have been revealed by Nokia's Maemo team.
silentcoder.co.za: So why is it then, that ChaseyLane is running Gutsy. Actually the choice wasn’t made originally. I was going to load PCLOS on it, but PCLOS couldn’t see my SATA drives, this being because the relatively new SiS made SATA2 chipset is only supported in kernels post 2.6.22 - and PCLOS-2007 has 2.6.18. This forced me to use a newer distro as I cannot install a distro that cannot see my hard drives.