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techiemoe rants:

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  • Sabayon 4.2 - I see a Gentoo and I want to paint it black

  • SAM Linux 2009 - Green desktops and ham
  • Kongoni Linux - Not from Kenya

PCLinuxOS 2009.2 Review

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After running into Problems with Mandriva 2009.1 with my sound cutting out and making static sounds and sometimes not working at all I decided to give PCLinuxOS a try.

10 Basic Linux Questions, Answered - The Easy Way

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Linux Almost all my friends use Windows or Mac. (not many of them are geek like me.) And when I talk to them about Ubuntu (sometimes) they ask various questions.

Laptops in extreme and unusual locations The truly great thing about laptops and netbooks is that you’re not bound to your desk. You can bring them with you anywhere. Some people are taking that to the extreme, bringing their laptops with them to places where most of us wouldn’t.

The Desktop or the Browser: Is the Netbook Escalating the Battle? People doing everything in their browser scares me not because I think everyone should use the desktop but rather because I don't think the browser is the best user tool for doing all those things.

Reviews of KDE 4.3

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KDE Since KDE 4.3 has been released, various reviews have appeared on the web. The DOT had a look at some of them.

Review: Pardus 2009

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Linux Pardus Linux is a distribution that likes to put a lot of "roar" in the user experience. Hailing from Turkey, it's a distribution that looks to make your desktop user experience exciting. So what does Pardus offer you that others don't? Well, let's have a look.

Linux Monday: Updating the Old Boxes

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jdeeth.blogspot: How many computers is too many? According to me, I have a 16 port hub and I still have slots left. The flexibility of Linux means you can install a full-featured desktop, or a minimalist system.

Keep an eye on your own open source cloud environment

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Linux Want to live in the cloud but don’t quite trust it? SourceForge's open source project of the month for August may be for you! eyeos is a self-hosted cloud operating environment for business, schools and home built in PHP.

Is too much choice getting in the way of Linux' acceptance?

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Linux During this discussion we discussed what it would take to create a “definitive manual” for new Linux users migrating from Windows.. It became all too clear that there is one issue at the heart. That issue? Too many choices.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 315

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Pardus Linux 2009

  • News: KDE 4.3 in distributions, Mandriva "Cooker" and Sabayon Linux 5.0 updates, Yellow Dog Linux on a stick, BSD Magazine special, Open Invention Network
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 7 "KDE", Arch Linux 2009.08
  • Upcoming releases: OpenBSD 4.6 release notes, Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4
  • New additions: PLoP Linux, Super OS
  • New distributions: Grusha Linux, PTS Desktop Live, Scentlinux, Zencafe GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Pressure Mounts on Windows Tax?

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Microsoft Since I wrote about getting the Windows license fee refunded on my Asus 1008HA netbook here in the UK, there have been more examples where individuals have had some success.

Bringing Windows games to Linux

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Gaming On the back of the dotcom boom, Michael Simms ploughed £350,000 of his own money into a games company with the intention of bringing some of the most playable Windows titles to Linux.

Is Linux Irrelevant?

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Linux It's not the distro or even the Linux kernel that matter. It's the things made with Linux -- the servers, smartphones, netbooks, and other mobile devices.

SUSE Studio: Too Good To Be True?

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SUSE I just built my own Linux distribution through my browser. It can be ran as a Live CD or installed on your system. No, you did read that correctly. I actually used Firefox to build my own SUSE-based distro.

Also: Hands on with SUSE Studio

OpenSource World/NGDC/CloudWorld

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OSS I’ve been watching, and involved with, LinuxWorld Expo since the very early days. As with other operating system focused conferences in the past, the conference has had its glory days and then faced a declining interest from sponsors and attendees.

Noteworthy PCLinuxOS updates (Aug 1st – Aug 8th 2009)

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PCLOS There were a lot of updates to the PCLinuxOS repository last week. Here is a list of interesting updates and new packages.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • How to create VirtualBox virtual machines from Command line

  • disable the touchpad in Ubuntu
  • Regenerate SSL certificate and Reset MySQL root password on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Disable Pango to Get a Faster Firefox
  • Dim your GNOME screen at dark
  • Customizing and Enabling Metacity's extra features - Compositing Manager
  • Nagios & Ubuntu 9.04 – Part 3
  • Electronic whiteboard for Linux (ubuntu)
  • Map your network with Zenmap
  • Merging Tux3 Into The Mainline Linux Kernel

  • Debian LiveCD with KDE 4.3.0
  • Ubuntu it is
  • Fun with the new Conky
  • Microsoft CEO belittles Apple and Linux in one speech

Linux Ain't Broke But Here's Five Ways to Fix It

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Linux Linux distributions could use a boost in a few different areas, specifically these five: Virtualization, Graphics, Games, Point-of-Sale and Education.

Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes (27 July – 9 August 2009)

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MDV There were a lots of package updates in Mandriva Cooker during the last two weeks, amongst others because of rebuilds of all Perl packages. Currently a complete rebuild of all packages in the Main repository is going on. Here’s a list of some more interesting changes:

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Themes for Ubuntu

  • Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme
    Flattiance is pitched as a “semi-flat fork” of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme. You know, the one that ships out of the box and by default. On the whole Flattiance keeps to the same color palette, with dark browns and orange accents, but it ditches the gradient in app headers in favour of a solid block.
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Graphics and Games

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  • Steam For Linux [Steam review]
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  • A look at Codroids, a puzzle game with a focus on simplicity

today's howtos

Ubuntu and elementary

  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
  • AppCenter Spotlight: Beta Testers
    Over the past month we’ve been beta testing the new AppCenter with a number of developers, from elementary OS contributors to backers of our Indiegogo campaign. After testing out the submission process and getting some apps into the store (and seeing rapid updates!), I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the first apps.
  • elementary OS to get improved AppCenter, showing off a few new applications
    I have to hand it to the elementary OS guys, they have a massive focus on design and it does look quite incredible. It is easily one of the best looking Linux distributions, which I do admire. Their new AppCenter, for example, looks extremely clean and clear.