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Fixing some Ubuntu 9.04 annoyances

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Ubuntu
  • Fixing some Ubuntu 9.04 annoyances

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  • Kubuntu 9.04 Wifi Bug To Be Fixed?
  • Quick and Simple Tips to Personalize your Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalop

Which KDE 4 Distro for my Laptop?

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Linux

I have a Mandriva Spring 2009.1 RC 2 install on my main production box. I have Kubuntu Jaunty on my experimental box. Which to install on my Acer Laptop?

Arch Linux 2009.02: More solid, same work

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Arch Linux is a strange beast. It's closer to Gentoo than anything else, and even that comparison is imperfect. It's a do-it-yourself, minimalist OS that has everything I don't want in a desktop.

Fedora 11 Preview

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Linux

phoronix.com: Red Hat is expecting to deliver the final release of Fedora 11 in just less than one month, but today they have offered up a preview build of this next open-source Linux distribution update that is known as Leonidas. This afternoon we have screenshots.

Also: Red Hat Fedora 11 Focuses on the Linux Desktop

Lin-X: A Quick Review

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Linux

jonreagan.wordpress: Recently a new Linux distribution was born, called Lin-X. Based off Ubuntu 8.10, and designed to look like Mac OS X, it grabbed my attention.

Are there too many desktop Linuxes?

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: I like choice. I like being able to pick just the right operating system for the right job. But, when I look in the mirror, I don't see an ordinary user. Most people want to use 1 (one) operating system and that's more than enough for them.

Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu: What Does It All Mean?

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Ubuntu

bmighty.com/blog: Ubuntu Linux isn't just an operating system -- it's an ecosystem. Here is a quick guide to help you wind your way through this desktop jungle.

What’s behind “lzma compressed livecds”

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SUSE

opensuse.org: There are various ways to build a live cd and since 11.2 Milestone 1 there is a new one: clicfs. I’ll try to explain:

Are Linux netbooks becoming extinct?

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Linux
Hardware

itwire.com: The netbook ought to have been the domain of Linux. It certainly started that way. Then Windows XP came back into vogue and the vendors backed away. Both ASUS and Dell confirmed today that Linux features little in their future plans.

Which Programmer are you?

Debian and LXDE

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Linux
Software

celettu.wordpress: I’ve been trying to use Linux since 94. It replaced XP as my desktop OS in 2004, and I’ve been using it exclusively since then. So it’s rather puzzling to me I’ve never installed Debian.

Experimenting with Alternate Desktop Managers

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Software

zdnet.co.uk/blog: I have been recently been looking into desktop managers other than Gnome and KDE. Fortunately, with Ubuntu (and probably others) it is relatively easy to download and install several such desktop managers, and then choose between them on login.

HP debuts ProBook laptops with preinstalled SuSE Linux

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Hardware
SUSE

blogs.zdnet.com: Hewlett-Packard today announced its new ProBook series of 14-, 15.6- and 17.3-in. laptops intended to merge business functionality, stylish design cues and a (hopefully) low price tag.

Ubuntu brings advanced Screen features to the masses

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Software
Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: The latest version of Ubuntu includes some nifty embellishments to the GNU Screen program. These improvements make some of Screen's more sophisticated features accessible to users and simplify.

Ubuntu Karmic development kicks off

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Ubuntu

tectonic.co.za: With Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) now safely out the door the Ubuntu team has kicked off Karmic Koala development, the next major release scheduled for October this year.

Make Your Linux Desktop More Productive

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Linux
Software

debaira.blogspot: Apple has convinced millions that they can make the switch from Windows to OS X, but those curious about Linux have to see for themselves if they can work or play on a free desktop. The short answer is that, for most halfway tech-savvy people who aren't hardcore gamers, yes, you can.

The Great Mixer Debate (or, Where Did All My Sliders Go?)

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Software

happyassassin.net: Those of you - you poor, poor people - who read the Fedora development mailing list - were treated this week to a flamefest regarding the change to the official GNOME audio volume control applications which will appear in Fedora 11.

OIN spearheads review of Microsoft FAT patents

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: The Open Invention Network is making good on its pledge to try to overturn the Linux-related patents that were contained in Microsoft’s recently settled litigation against TomTomNV.

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

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