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Story Interview: Timothy Miller, Open Graphics Project srlinuxx 03/09/2006 - 9:06am
Story Interviewing Ryan Paul of Gwibber srlinuxx 17/08/2010 - 2:26pm
Story Interviewing the Naev Team srlinuxx 31/01/2012 - 3:53am
Story Interviewing Thomas Pfeiffer, member of the Board of Directors of KDE e.V. Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2017 - 8:52am
Story interviews w/ RH and Ubuntu srlinuxx 26/07/2011 - 4:42am
Story Interviews with FLOSS developers: Elena Grandi Rianne Schestowitz 29/08/2015 - 6:48pm
Story Interviews with the Ubuntu Community Council Roy Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 5:18am
Story Interviews: Bruce Perens Answers Your Questions Roy Schestowitz 13/06/2014 - 7:21am
Story Interviews: Jon "Maddog" Hall srlinuxx 02/11/2006 - 2:16am
Story Interviews: Linus Torvalds Answers Your Question Roy Schestowitz 02/07/2015 - 10:57am

Stop this GNOME 3.0 Tabs Stupidity!

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i-nz.net: I really hope this GNOME 3.0 Tabs “mania” is a prank, because it just seems so, sooooo stupid. Really. It’s like flushing down the toilet all of the UI simplicity that GNOME is supposedly aiming for. Here is a mock-up.

Notes from the Field: Mandriva 2009 KDE Alpha 2

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MDV

blogbeebe.blogspot: Mandriva 2009 Alpha 2 hit the wires yesterday for both the KDE and Gnome desktops. As usual I did the download/ISO burn/boot three-step to check out the KDE version. And as usual, in spite of glowing reviews it had enough rough edges to constantly remind me this is an alpha release.

10 Best KDE Applications

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: This article is a continuation of the 10 Best KDE Applications Not Included in KDE which I wrote a while ago. In this second part I'll add 10 more applications which I consider to be full-featured and to have a high quality. So, here goes the list...

The Dragon Roars: Myah OS 3.0 KDE Edition Review

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: SOME Linux distributions are fair game for a reviewer's criticism. I am thinking of the mega-distros like Ubuntu, Mandriva, openSUSE, Fedora, Debian – the big boys with deep pockets, large teams of developers, or both. But how is a reviewer to approach a distribution born of one person's many long, frustrating, sleepless nights?

We don’t want you to talk, Mr. Ballmer

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Steve Ballmer deigns to talk about open source. I hate to go all Bond villain on Mr. Ballmer, but the question of whether Microsoft talks to open source, about open source, or even engages open source is just not relevant any more.

Banshee 1.0, A Great Gnome Media Player

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kdubois.net: Banshee logoBanshee 1.0 was released in the recent past, and I just got around to installing it to give it a whirl. All in all, I’m impressed.

Brasero vs K3B: CD Burning in Linux

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alternativenayk.wordpress: I have not hidden my preference for KDE over GNOME. However, for K3B my comparison was mainly Nero or GNOME’s older default burning application. With Ubuntu 8 point whatever came the Ubuntu CD Burner Brasero. And I was keen to see how it worked. Here’s a brief comparison.

Beyond the Rumors of KDE 4.1's Folder View

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KDE

earthweb.com: No icons on the KDE 4.1 desktop? For over a month, rumors of this change have been sweeping through the free software community, adding to the controversy that has surrounded the popular desktop.

X.Org 7.4, Mesa 7.1 In Ubuntu 8.10

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Since last night's release of Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 2 we have been trying out this latest work from the Canonical camp. While many Linux desktop users would just shrug off X.Org 7.4 as not being too relevant to them if you're a faithful Phoronix reader you should already know about much of the recent driver work.

Closed Source vs. Open Source in Desktop Linux

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earthweb.com: When most people in IT think of Linux, they picture an open source operating system kernel, along with other software, coming together to create the server and desktop OS based on Free software. But at what point do we accept that – whether we like it or not – closed source applications will eventually have to be let in to this otherwise "open" world?

Mac OS X - Highly Customized Linux

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linuxtreat.blogspot: Few players in the Linux arena creates their Linux distro to look like Mac OS X or Windows.... Here I'm going to list some distro which looks like Mac OS.

Ubuntu Adventures

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Ubuntu

mmiika.wordpress: For me PC has equaled Microsoft since I sometime in late eighties/early nineties booted my fathers “portable” Panasonic into MS-DOS the first time. That is, until last couple of weeks. A “heated discussion” with Vista on my laptop lead me on a trip to Ubuntuland.

Top Ten Worst Uses for Windows

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Microsoft

networkworld.com: While I have joined the chorus of security folks who rail against the Microsoft Monoculture I still cannot believe some of the uses for Windows. Some of them are just downright silly, some you may claim are criminally negligent. So here is the Top Ten List of Worst Uses for Windows.

Distinctively Draco

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junauza.com: Draco GNU/Linux is a unique Linux distribution based on Slackware but with a package management system created by NetBSD. It is currently developed by Norwegian Ole Andre Rodlie with a main aim of creating a lightweight and simple desktop operating system.

United States Leads in Linux Use

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reallylinux.com: In the past State of Linux articles, I began to explore the areas where Linux use was growing rapidly. It is impossible to miss the substantial way that the United States retains the firmest and most substantial growth of Linux in the enterprise.

KDE 4.2 Kopete Mockups

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nienhueser.de/blog: One of the things I want to do for KDE 4.2 is a “Contacts” plasmoid: A Kopete-centered plasmoid that displays your contacts status and allows for a quick chat initiation. So far I have two mockups.

Ubuntu Intrepid Alpha 2 released

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A Little Linux and Unix Humor - Error Messages

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linuxshellaccount.blogspot: For this weekend, I went trolling around looking for something funny (because not enough funny things happen to me at work) and I found this great list of 189 Funny Error Messages. They're tagged under Unix but some of them are definitely MainFrame/IBM or Linux errors.

Linux in schools: a teacher speaks

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itwire.com: Catching them young is a popular slogan and one that yields dividends too, no matter whether one applies it to the adoption of software or the learning of a language. And with a small window seemingly open for Australia's FOSS community to push for the use of free and open source software in schools, the question arises - how does one go about making the first inroads?

today's leftovers

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  • Shuttleworth's Ubuntu Ambitions: Challenge the Mac

  • Elive
  • Sabayon 3.5
  • Xandros buys Linspire – What does it mean for Linux?
  • Is Linux ready for your Small Business?
  • Linux web tools, Pt. 5
  • Open source and hiring: Is NZ behind the times?
  • Resource Monitor In Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • Effective use of Software Repositories on openSUSE 11.0
  • Chris DiBona, Open Source Program Manager, Google
  • WINE 1.1.1 Released, New Improvements
  • Growing demand for Linux - Novell SA
  • UK at bottom of open source adoption league
  • Did Hans Reiser's lawyer know he was guilty?
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GNOME: Themes, GTK and More

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