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Calculate Linux 9.5 Has Desktops In A Cube

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Linux

downloadtube.com/blog: Just released on April 29, 2009, Calculate Linux Desktop 9.5 is a Gentoo based Linux distribution designated for both PCs and notebooks.

Desktop Linux great white hope hits the canvas

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Linux

itwire.com: At the beginning of 2008, the landmark Eee PC netbook running Xandros Linux left an unprepared red faced Microsoft with 0% share of a burgeoning new market. Nine months later, recent reports suggest that Linux on netbooks is down to single digits and heading south.

Linux desktops... too much too late

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: My marketing director's twitteration induced me to click on a link to a ZDNet article which asserted that Linux desktops, have missed the boat; Good though they are, blah. The article was fine, but what is this obsession with the GUI?

Powerhouse Programs of Linux

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Software

nixtutor.com: Linux comes packed with some pretty powerful tools. Here is a list of what I consider to be the powerhouse programs of Linux and some common usage for each.

What I’ve learned from Fedora

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Linux

jaysonrowe.com: Many people say that Linux can never be a viable player on the desktop because there are too many distributions. I don’t think that is a problem, because the way I see it right now there are only three Linux distributions.

Also: Learning from F11-Preview

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Diary of a Linux Virgin

  • Are there too few people who understand desktop Linux?
  • Initial Impressions of the openSUSE Community
  • Microsoft targets Windows, Linux management
  • An interview with Mark Shuttleworth
  • Europe funds secure operating system research
  • Making package management even faster?
  • VMware vSphere: Out of the Box and into the Clouds
  • Open source developer? Uncle Sam wants you
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 Spring Installfests
  • Linux Sucks! Video from LinuxFest NW
  • Comux 010010
  • What Should We Do If We Can't End Software Patents?
  • SFLS Episode 0x0C: Patently False
  • Mozilla Developer News 04/28
  • Continued funding for Minix
  • Mark Shuttleworth Q+A
  • Ubuntu and Kubuntu 9.04 Experience

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to create DVD movies in Linux with DeVeDe

  • 5 Popular Tricks to Customize Nano
  • Fix for flash not working after Jaunty Upgrade (64bit)
  • Pretending IceWeasel to be Firefox in Debian Linux
  • quickly adding new baddies to iptables
  • PyMOTW: multiprocessing, part 2
  • Install Ubuntu Linux in 5 Minutes
  • PIDA - A Python IDE
  • /dev/null and /dev/zero What's the diff
  • Postfix Backup MX eMail Server Anti-Spam Configuration
  • Run Windows Apps Seamlessly Inside Linux
  • How to set up a mail server on a GNU / Linux system
  • Connect Remotely to Your Linux Machine Graphically
  • Commandline 101: Free!
  • Adding a simple progress bar to dd
  • Close shell keeping all subprocess running
  • Easily Configure QEMU to Run Bootable ISO Images

Linux Inside … Jeopardy! AI

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Linux

sutor.com: Yesterday, like many of you, I read about IBM’s project to create software that can compete effectively with humans on the popular game Jeopardy!.

The List: Top 10 FREE Linux Games

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Gaming

linuxcauldron.com: It often gets me when a lot of people say there are no good Linux Games. That depends on what you consider “good” in the first place. I did a little hunting and testing, and came up with what I thought the Top 10 Linux games were to me.

24 Open Source Apps for the ASUS Netbook

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Software

earthweb.com: Eighteen short months ago, Taiwanese manufacturer Asus debuted the Eee, the netbook that launched the latest craze for small, lightweight, inexpensive laptops. And then they got to work – creating new open source apps specifically for the Eee and similar netbooks.

How to choose the best Linux distro for you

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Linux

tuxradar.com: At the time of writing, there are three hundred and twenty three distributions being tracked on distrowatch.com. This is the world of choice, and it's a world made possible by free and open source software.

Kontact: The Swiss Army Knife of PIMs

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Software

ghacks.net: If you’ve ever used a PIM (Personal Information Manager) you know how important they can be for both business and personal organization. Most users know Microsoft Outlook. Most Linux users know Evolution. But there is another PIM out there that has more to offer than any other PIM available.

First look: Ubuntu 9.04 stays the course

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Ubuntu

infoworld.com: Having rocketed to prominence as one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions in just a few years, Ubuntu has earned a reputation for stability and ease-of-use. The latest edition -- version 9.04, code-named "Jaunty Jackalope" -- continues that tradition and is mostly a maintenance release, but it brings a number of updates that should enhance its appeal.

Fanboys Spread The Most Lies About Linux

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Linux

customdistros.com: I found myself revisiting “100 reasons Linux beats Windows” this morning and once again started getting annoyed at what was written.

WiFi cards to offer Linux drivers

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Socket Mobile has joined the trend of offering Linux support for WiFi cards by announcing Linux drivers for its Go Wi-Fi SDIO WLAN cards and modules.

Fixing some Ubuntu 9.04 annoyances

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Ubuntu
  • Fixing some Ubuntu 9.04 annoyances

  • Quality Aluminium Ubuntu Stickers
  • The Best Place To Buy Ubuntu Case Badges
  • Can't Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04?
  • Ubuntu Jaunty Tries to Set the Usability Agenda
  • Why Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty So Slow???
  • Things to Avoid on Ubuntu
  • 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

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Leftovers: Software

  • Are you Struggling With Finding Text In Files Or Locating Files? Try 'Recoll' Program In Linux
    Recoll is a full text search QT based free, open source program especially made for Unix-like and Linux but it is also available for Windows and Mac systems, licensed under GPL. It provides efficient desktop full text search from single-word to arbitrarily complex boolean searches, basically it indexes the documents data (along with their compressed versions) and huge number of files then let you find quickly whatever you search for. Recoll updates its index at designed intervals (for example through Cron tasks) but if desired, the indexing task can run as a file-system monitoring daemon for real-time index updates.
  • New Inkscape 0.92 breaks your previous works done with Inkscape
    I hope this type of blog-post will shake the mindset a bit, and make developers more serious about compatibility. The users shouldn't be prompted with a dialog with jargon. The artwork or rendering shouldn't be broken. Inkscape should do the auto-conversion to keep the artwork as it was (especially because the software can). Isn't it the task of Inkscape to be able to read SVG? to properly read itself? I hope a version 0.92.x will happens and solve this serious bug [1] . For those who have been following my work for the last ten years, I like to promote the release of new Free/Libre and Open-Sources Software versions. It costs me a lot emotionally and in production-time to have to make this type of blog-post against a project I love. But what else can I do?
  • Ardour + Cinelerra + 4 Cams + Heavy Blues
  • Albert Quick Launcher 0.9.0 Released With External Extensions Support
    Albert is a quick launcher for Linux inspired by Alfred (Mac). It can be used to run applications, open files, search the web, open bookmarks in your web browser, calculate math expressions, and more.
  • MKVToolNix 9.8.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Support for DVB Subtitles
    Moritz Bunkus released today, January 22, 2017, a new stable release of his popular, multiplatform, and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. There are bunch of exciting new features added in the new MKVToolNix 9.8.0 release, which comes three weeks after the previous version, namely MKVToolNix 9.7.1, but first we'd like to inform package maintainers about an important change in the build system as parallel builds are now enabled by default.
  • Libvirt 3.0 Released With Various Improvements
    The libvirt virtualization API saw a major 3.0 release this week to succeed its earlier v2.5 milestone.
  • 5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators
    The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.
  • What Spotify Takes Away, the Open-Source Community Brings Back…
    One of my favourite bands has just released a new album, which means I now have 11 new songs to learn the words to before I go see them play next!
  • Skype for Linux Alpha Video Call Support Begins ‘Rollout’

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