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Peppermint OS: a review

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Linux

linuxcritic.wordpress: What do you get when you combine the flexibility, versatility and ease of maintenance of Ubuntu, the blinding speed and simplicity of LXDE, and a focus on social media and the cloud?

KDE 4.4.3 reached Debian Sid, and its awesome

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KDE

gnuski.blogspot: Today, the 3rd of May 2010, KDE SC 4.4.3 has been uploaded to Debian Sid (Unstable). This is the first of the 4.4.x series that Debian has had (outside of the Experimental repository and an unofficial repository), and so far the whole of it is awesome.

Is Windows 7 Actually Faster Than Ubuntu 10.04?

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: While Linux has long been talked about as being a faster operating system than Microsoft Windows, in 2010 is this still the case?

Systemd presented as SysV-Init and Upstart alternative

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Linux

h-online.com: In his "Rethinking PID 1" blog post, open source developer Lennart Poettering, who is known for his work on Avahia and Pulseaudio, has announced "Systemd", an alternative to SysV-Init and the Init system Upstart.

We have an early Linux tablet video

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Hardware

theinquirer.net: FUSION GARAGE has announced the availability of its Joojoo tablet in the UK, and The INQUIRER went along to the launch for a walk-through of the Linux handheld device and obtained an exclusive demonstation video.

shuttleworth: Window indicators

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: Why limit indicators to the panel? Let’s make it possible for applications to use indicators themselves, for all the things that indicators are good at:

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 352

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Linux

This Week in Distrowatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Ubuntu 10.04
  • News: Ubuntu 10.04 features list, Linux Mint for PowerPC, Fedora Kiosk spin, overview of SUSE Studio
  • Questions and answers: The future of OpenSolaris
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 10.04, Ultimate Edition 2.6, EasyPeasy 1.6
  • Upcoming releases: DEFT Linux 5.1
  • Donations: Bacula receives US$250.00
  • Reader comments

This and more in this week's Distrowatch Weekly...

Installing fresh operating systems, then updating them

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: What it really boils down to is that installing either Linux or windows is pretty simple and takes similar amounts of time. However, the install does not finish once the installation CD is ejected from the computer. The operating system then needs to be updated.

Have Debian Forks Hurt Debian?

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Linux

robinzrants.wordpress: It has been argued both ways for years. Both sides have valid points, and experience varies so widely depending on so many factors that it seems impossible to come to a conclusion.

6 Things I like about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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Ubuntu
  • 6 Things I like about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • It’s the fat that makes you look fat
  • Unscrewing Your Failed Ubuntu 10.04 Upgrade

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Who is KDE part XXX
  • A shout-out to nouveau
  • Debian on a Lenovo IdeaPad S10
  • Easter eggs in Firefox
  • It’s time for Hulu to adopt HTML5 instead of Flash
  • Apache Cassandra gets boost from Riptano (Q&A)
  • Nouveau, Gallium3D, and Compiz on Debian
  • apt-rdepends: How to know the dependencies of a package in Ubuntu
  • Using Linux again - on an Acer Aspire 250D
  • apt-get how to fix very broken packages
  • How to Split mp3 audio files - Mp3splt
  • Linux Action Show! s11e10 | Ubuntu 10.04 Review

Ogg versus the world: don't fall for open-source FUD

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OSS

zdnet.com/Bott: While researching the recent battle over H.264 as the default HTML5 media format, I’ve discovered that open-source advocates are just as capable of spreading FUD as those mega-corporations. And the single worst offender is the Free Software Foundation.

Four tools I don’t use

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have no idea if these things work. None whatsoever. They might do what they claim and then again, they might spiral wildly out of control and create more problems than they’re worth.

The Social Black Box Paradox

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OSS

doctormo.org: An article has caught my eye; it’s a semi Free Software, semi philosophical entry about freedom and how it is traded. This is my response.

Ubuntu Poor Choice - Battle of Movie Editors

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Software
Ubuntu

everydaylht.com: Yet again, with Lucid Lynx, Ubuntu has shunned a much better technology for no good reason other than what appears to be NIH syndrome. Now PiTiVi has been around for a long time, but has progressed very little.

Top 10 science and technology writers

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Sci/Tech

pcauthority.com.au: From Albert Einstein to Robert X. Cringley, these are the famous people who make progress understandable.

Linux On The Desktop?

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Linux

technologysolutionslive.com: Though Linux has evolved considerably over the years, it has yet to eclipse the popularity of Microsoft’s Windows operating system at the consumer and small business level- which is dominated by “desktop” computer sales.

Does free software create a challenge for Linux?

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Linux
OSS

linusearch.com: Why is it that most people still have not heard of Linux? Could it be that one of things that drives many people toward Linux, the fact that it is free as in free beer, is also an impediment to it’s adoption?

Ubuntu 10.04 is Awesome

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #191
  • Ubuntu 10.04 is Awesome
  • Packages I install after a fresh load of Kubuntu 10.04
  • Tracking The Performance Of Ubuntu 10.10
  • Empathy as Ubuntu's IRC client

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig 2 (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).

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