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Top 4 Alternatives to Ubuntu Linux

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Linux

intranetjournal.com: Considering the success of Ubuntu Linux as a distribution of the open source operating system, it has become clear that locating good alternatives to this release is becoming increasingly difficult. With that said, I've decided to round up the best candidates.

Zenwalk 5.2 GNOME Edition (beta)

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: Finally. Since 1995, when Patrick Volkerding announced that he would no longer include GNOME in Slackware, people had to rely on projects like GWARE, GNOME Slackbuild or Dropline to enjoy their favourite desktop environment on the oldest Linux distribution around. Until now.

Debian: The OS for the rest of us

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Lately I have been poking at various Linux distributions to see what they have to offer. But most of the distributions I have looked at are geared toward new users, users with older (or strange) hardware, or corporate users. But what about those that do not fall into any of the above? What about those Linux users who want a challenge? Something that doesn’t hand-hold you through the entire computing experience? Well, you’re in luck.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bash & (Ampersand)

  • Accessing Ubuntu files after reformatting Windows
  • Add Computer Network And Trash Icons To Desktop
  • Creating global keyboard shortcuts in GNOME
  • Bash Trap Control C
  • How to Install aMSN 0.98b with anti-aliasing in Ubuntu
  • Recover plesk access
  • Puppet can ease system administration tasks across the network
  • Floating Point Math in Bash, Part 2 (Wait for System Load)
  • Linux Guides (Must Read)

My disagreement with Richard Stallman

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OSS

geekzone.co.nz: Software and computers are all pervasive in today's world and thus demand our utmost diligence: The lives we live are run and organised by software, we depend on software, we trust our most intimate data to software systems. Thus, the importance of free software: Only free software can protect our freedoms.

The Linux desktop, Mac OS X, and barking dogs

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Linux

news.cnet.com: There are, of course, the constant reports of how easy Linux is to install and use on the desktop. Then there are the more pragmatic posts like this one from Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols calling out a few things Linux needs to succeed on the desktop, despite its otherwise strong credentials. And yet the dog isn't barking. Few are buying. Why?

OpenGL 3.0 released

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: The Khronos Group has released a new mile stone version of the OpenGL API: version 3.0, codename Long Peaks. While this is really good news, Khronos is still unable to communicate with the community.

Reimagining The Desktop

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KDE
Linux
MDV

Here is an interesting discussion of the changes KDE 4 (via Mandriva Linux 2009 pre-releases) brings to desktop interaction. It's a very comprehensive and thoughtful discussion and explanation of the new features KDE 4 introduces and what they mean for how you interact with your desktop. If you're not sure how to go about using KDE 4 to its full potential, read it!

The community Linux impact

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Linux

blogs.the451group: A recent talk I led about community Linux and Ubuntu in the enterprise at LinuxWorld generated some discussion over at Slashdot. I can’t say that I completely agree with the headline, ‘Paid support not critical for Linux adoption.’ Well, not critical to some adoption. If we’re talking about the enterprise, and particularly if we’re talking large enterprise, paid support is absolutely, positively critical to use of Linux.

Announcing ENOS 2008

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SUSE

opensuse.org: The acronym ENOS stands for ‘Encontro Nacional de openSUSE‘, a Portuguese expression which can be translated to ‘National openSUSE Meeting‘, an event meant to unite the Portuguese openSUSE users, as well as provide the participants an inside view into the latest developments in the openSUSE project and stimulate them to take an active part in the community itself.

Giving an old Windows hand some Linux advice

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: I see my colleague Preston Gralla is looking for the best Linux for a Windows pro. That's a good question with several good answers.

Why lawyers don't like Linux

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Linux

itwire.com: Professionals who work on the basis of billable hours rarely take the time out to write an article for publication unless they have a valid reason for doing so. That's why I'm generally a bit sceptical when lawyers come out with articles that attempt to make a case against the use of free and open source sofware.

The kids are all right with Linux

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: School starts early in Georgia. The kids are all back at it. It was on a pre-semester visit to my son’s high school that I got a shock on Friday. Linux.

Why Vista is not ready for Linux and Mac users

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Microsoft

izanbardprince.wordpress: I’ve started my simulated migration from Linux to Vista already, starting my dog food challenge two days early, I will go over my findings so far, sometimes making the assumptions a new Windows user would, and mostly from the perspective of a Linux “switcher”, with a dose of sarcasm.

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu devs are considering using empathy as default for Intrepid

  • Why GnomeBaker and Brasero Aren't Standard on Gnome
  • Ubuntu: Intrepid Ibex - A quick look at Empathy
  • Ubuntu Podcast Episode #4
  • How I plan on fixing Wine for Intrepid

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 265

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Meet LoLiTa - the Linux user's group of French Polynesia

  • News: openSUSE KDE3 live CDs, Debian 5.0 and Fedora 10 features, mixed fortunes for Linspire and Freespire, updates on Foresight KDE and PC-BSD, "divorce" at Blastwave.org
  • Released last week: Musix GNU+Linux 1.0R2R5, CCux Linux 0.9.9
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4, Frugalware Linux 0.9 RC1
  • Donations: Linux Mint receives US$400.00
  • New distributions: Bubuntu, Elastix, GUFI, Medianix, Ojuba Linux, OzOs, Ryder Linux, Tin Hat, WorkBench Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Visions of a Microsoft-Free World

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Is free software taking over the world one town at a time? Residents of Felton, Calif., recently pledged to go proprietary-free for at least a week. Plans for similar events are reportedly under way in town in Oregon and New Mexico, as well as 100 towns in Italy.

The Right Linux Distribution

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Linux

itweb.co.za: In a previous column, I asserted that Linux is ready to meet the demands of corporate desktops, while it is still some way off from being ready for mass use in the consumer environment. But, with that said, the obvious question that remains is: which distribution is right for your organisation?

Firefox Wins the “Who’s the Next Open Source Idol”

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Moz/FF

businesswire.com (PR): GroundWork Open Source, Inc. (www.groundworkopensource.com), announced today Mozilla’s Firefox was successful in beating out the other three contestants, reigning champion “Tux” the Linux kernel penguin, “Beastie” the BSD demon and the GNU “Gnu” to become the world’s favorite Open Source Idol.

It wasn’t supposed to be this easy

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Linux

scottnesbitt.net: A few weeks ago, our old printer gave up the ghost. I never used it much, but my wife did and immediately ordered a new HP multifunction from a well-known electronics chain. What attracted her to it was the price, and the printer’s wireless capabilities.

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    So another two weeks have passed and it’s time to sum things up and reflect a little on the struggles and accomplishments that have marked this time period, which was quite a bumpy ride compared to the others, but definitely more exciting.
  • GNOME Keysign 0.6
    It’s been a while since I reported on GNOME Keysign. The last few releases have been exciting, because they introduced nice features which I have been waiting long for getting around to implement them.
  • Testing for Usability
    I recently came across a copy of Web Redesign 2.0: Workflow That Works (book, 2005) by Goto and Cotler. The book includes a chapter on "Testing for Usability" which is brief but informative. The authors comment that many websites are redesigned because customers want to add new feature or want to drive more traffic to the website. But they rarely ask the important questions: "How easy is it to use our website?" "How easily can visitors get to the information they want and need?" and "How easily does the website 'lead' visitors to do what you want them to do?" (That last question is interesting for certain markets, for example.)

SUSE Leftovers

  • Newest Tumbleweed snapshot updates KDE Applications
    The latest openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot has updated KDE Applications in the repositories to version 16.04.3. Snapshot 20160724 had a considerably large amount of package updates for Tumbleweed KDE users, but other updates in the snapshot included updates to kiwi-config-openSUSE, Libzypp to version 16.1.3, yast2-installation to version 3.1.202 and Kernel-firmware to 2016071
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 22
    openSUSE Conference’16, Hackweek 14 and the various SUSE internal workshops are over. So it’s time for the YaST team to go back to usual three-weeks-long development sprints… and with new sprints come new public reports! With Leap 42.2 in Alpha phase and SLE12-SP2 in Beta phase our focus is on bugs fixing, so we don’t have as much fancy stuff to show in this report. Still, here you are some bits you could find interesting.