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Ubuntu's A Fading Memory, PCLinuxOS and 64 Studio Are Fab

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linuxplanet.com: I replaced Kubuntu and Ubuntu on several of my home PCs with PCLinuxOS and 64 Studio. I was intending to wait a couple of months to post a followup because long-term performance is what matters. But a few things have impressed me so much these two newcomers to my little computing empire deserve an extra mention.

Comparing MEPIS 8 and Ubuntu 9.04

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waynekhan.com/blog: I know I’m not exactly comparing apples with apples, since MEPIS 8 is based on Debian 5.0 and uses KDE 3.5, whilst Ubuntu 9.04 uses GNOME 2.

Teaching Math with the KDE Interactive Geometry Program

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linuxjournal.com: I've written quite a bit about using Linux to help educate people. Kig allows you to use various tools to diagram and demonstrate different mathematical concepts.

15 Classic Linux Tips

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extremetech.com: Please note that this will be the last issue of Top Tips. So I figured it would be fun to finish up with 15 classic Linux tips. Hope you enjoy them.

Essential tips to help you work smarter with Linux

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techradar.com: The way we use computers has changed. The evolution of Linux has also played an important role in this revolution. The best ways to get more productive on your Linux desktop.

Ubuntu's First Ten Paper Cuts Spotted

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phoronix.com: Paper cuts are rather trivial usability bugs that are small, but in one way or another could impair the Linux desktop. The first ten of the one hundred paper cuts for Ubuntu 9.10 have now been determined.

How much do desktops matter?

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Do desktops matter? Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation insists they don’t.

10 reasons why open source makes sense on smart phones

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Open source brings a host of benefits to the mobile market, starting with cost savings. But as Jack Wallen explains, the advantages go much further - from better security to more customization options.

Is Fedora Linux Still Relevant?

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daniweb.com/blogs: I've been in discussions with a group of other writers, Linux distribution watchers, Linux community leaders and developers in the past few days concerning Linux commercial vs. Linux community versions and some of us came to the conclusion that Fedora's relevance has waned.

Red Hat unit expects 100% revenue jump

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bnamericas.com: The Mexican unit of US Linux operating systems integrator Red Hat expects revenues to increase 100% during its fiscal year 2010, which will end February 28.

Using Ubuntu as your OS in academia

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edtechdev.blogspot: I've been using Ubuntu Linux as my sole operating system for two years now, ever since before I became a professor. The switch was completely painless as I had already been using the same software on Windows and the Mac for years.

Growing Your Business Using Ubuntu

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kcdataworks.com: I am frequently asked about Open Source software and operating systems such as Ubuntu. Many people are curious if these alternatives to Microsoft and Apple are legitimate and usable. My answer typically is something to the effect of "It depends on what you want to do with it...".

How To Install Qmailtoaster (CentOS 5.3)

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HowTos

Qmailtoaster is a project that aims to make the installation of Qmail onto RPM based systems a snap. All of the packages are distributed in source RPMs so building the packages for your particular distro and architecture is as easy as running a script or a simple command for each package.

Stop Ragging on KDE4!

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KDE

raiden.net: One of the things that's been frustrating me a lot lately is all the negative press about KDE4. And the Gnome fanboys have been having a blast with it. I want to state explicitly here and now, STOP PICKING ON KDE4!!

Why I Use Linux: Bryan’s Story

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This next story comes in from Bryan Ferguson. Bryan has went through a bit of frustration with Windows.

Microsoft, Ubuntu and Social Networking

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Like many multinational corporations, Microsoft has embraced social networking as a means of making customers feel like participants, not just end users, in a Microsoft community. When it comes to community-building, however, Microsoft is fighting an uphill battle against the open-source world.

today's leftovers:

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  • Mandriva to participate at the Berlin Linux Tag

  • OpenSuse 11.1: Quick review
  • Community Remaster: PCLinuxOS Xfce – Phoenix Edition RC1
  • Fedora! Oh, Just Go For It!
  • When Zeal Becomes Zealotry: A Tawdry Tale
  • Opera Unite Web Server Benchmarked
  • Opera Unite Offers Killer Media Sharing, But Fails at Social Networking
  • Seeing a Webcam Through Linux
  • Actuate “treats” its sales force to open source 101
  • Microsoft open-source license finds (some) love
  • How a Microsoft veteran learned to love Linux, and why it matters
  • Microsoft's Secret Weapon isn't FUD, it's Inertia
  • Fedora: Credit due
  • HP and Red Hat Integrate SOA Tools
  • Red Hat KVM suite, VirtualBox 3.0 hit beta
  • Does UK Government Grok the GPL?
  • Kubuntu QA and Feedback

some howtos:

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  • Get Fancy Skype Notifications on Ubuntu

  • One String to Rule Them All...
  • Making Vim Oneliners
  • How to disable loading of unnecessary kernel modules
  • Building a Wide-area Linux-based Wireless Network, part 3
  • ATI Catalyst (fglrx) and Kernels 2.6.30 / 2.6.29
  • How to Remove The Annoying Update manager Pop-up in Ubuntu

Valve To Launch Native Linux Game In July?

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phoronix.com: Late last year we also got some confirmation of a Steam Linux client through some Linux shared libraries that had mistakenly shipped with the Left 4 Dead game client along with some other information we received through the grapevine. Well, now there may be another sign of impending Linux support by Valve Software.

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    According to Purism's Youness Alaoui, their Coreboot port to the Librem 13 v1 laptop is now considered complete. The Librem 13 was long talked about having Coreboot over a proprietary BIOS while the initial models still had shipped with the conventional BIOS. Finally in 2017, they have now Coreboot at what they consider to be 100% complete for this Linux-friendly laptop.
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Kerala saves Rs 300 cr as schools switch to open software

The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday. IT became a compulsory subject in Kerala schools from 2003, but it was in 2005 only that FOSS was introduced in a phased manner and started to replace proprietary software. The decision made by the curriculum committee to implement it in the higher secondary sector has also been completed now. Read more

Tired of Windows and MAC computer systems? Linux may now be ready for prime time

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