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15 Must-Have Linux Desktop Apps

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Software Recently it was brought to my attention that all the desktop Linux hoopla in the world doesn't mean squat without compelling applications to get the end user interested. To address this need, I’ve rounded up fifteen powerful Linux applications that reflect the best that Linux has to offer.

Moving beyond the Microsoft monoculture

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  • Moving beyond the Microsoft monoculture
  • Why the Windows Server crew deserves respect, too

How Canonical and Ubuntu broke my heart

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  • How Canonical and Ubuntu broke my heart
  • openSUSE, Banshee and the root of all evil

Life at rPath: 4+ Years And Counting

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OSS Since you want to work with Open Source and Python, you should send your cv to the guys at rPath… … and so I did…that same night… The very next day I got up at 8am and there was a reply in my INBOX.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 395

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: ArchBang Linux 2011 - coming in with a bang
  • News: openSUSE 11.4 feature articles, Red Hat's kernel source "obfuscation", new scrollbars in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Tips and tricks: Using the Secure Shell
  • Released last week: Scientific Linux 6.0, Linux From Scratch 6.8, KANOTIX 2011-03
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.4, Fedora 15 Alpha
  • Donations: OpenShot receives US$300
  • New additions: Porteus
  • New distributions: Elephant OS, Fern Linux, Hybryde, Otakux

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

Ubuntu Light Review – The future of Ubuntu in mobile

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Ubuntu Canonical’s new frontier is the potentially lucrative dual boot market. With Ubuntu Light Canonical is offering swift boot times, access to media in Windows partitions and the fastest route to the internet possible on small form factor computers. Russell Barnes investigates.

Jolicloud runs on Dell Inspiron Duo

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The Dell Inspiron Duo is a convertible tablet style netbook with a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Dual core processor, 10 inch, and 1366 x 768 pixel capacitive touchscreen display. But reviewers haven’t been all that impressed with the custom touchscreen software Dell bundles with the netbook. Enter Jolicloud.

Firefox 4 RC Vs. IE9 RC: The First Duel

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Moz/FF Mozilla posted the first builds of the Release Candidate of Firefox on its FTP servers: Time for a first comparison with IE9 RC, its main rival. How fast is Mozilla’s Firefox 4 RC1?

Ubuntu 11.10 to be an "Oneiric Ocelot"

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Ubuntu Mark Shuttleworth has announced that the next release of Ubunutu, after April's Natty Narwhal (11.04), version 11.10, will be named "Oneiric Ocelot". The name refers to the leopard-like cat whilst "Oneiric" is defined as "Of or relating to dreams or dreaming."

Is the iPad an iFad?

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Mac It's been just a little over a year since Linux Girl last raised the "pad" question with Linux bloggers, who were noncommittal at best back then. Now that we're on to the next iteration, she couldn't resist checking back to see if their opinions have changed.

some odds & ends:

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  • Denver Museum promotes Linux
  • Red Hat corporate timeline
  • openSUSE 11.4 Will Be First To Roll Out With LibreOffice
  • Inkscape plugin for engraving fonts
  • Microphone Volume Control Added To Sound Menu Of Ubuntu 11.04
  • Noobie Linux & BSD Tips | LAS | s15e09
  • Forbes Estimates M$ Down to 75% Share of PCs
  • Open source or proprietary: Killing creativity or enabling end-users
  • FreeBSD needs fresh Blood
  • Best Lightweight Linux Distro
  • Going Linux Mar 05: #131
  • Super Meat Boy Linux Confirmation

some howtos:

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  • XBMC Install, Setup, & Configuration Guide for Ubuntu
  • Adding Borders To Photos Using digiKam..
  • Addition and subtraction arithmetics with Linux date command
  • Using Photoshop Brushes in GIMP
  • Connecting to WPA networks
  • Get the Inode utilization data of a filesystem using df command
  • Title Case in vim

First Post: Tiny Core 3.5

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loatl.blogspot: Tiny Core Linux. The name immediately hints at the creator's intentions, but only once I had booted up the LiveCD did I really know how "Tiny" it was. With the .iso file (available here) being about 10 megabytes, one could easily download Tiny Core 3.5 over dialup!

Facebook and open source: 'we've come a long way'

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OSS With over 500 million users, Facebook is by far the world's biggest social networking site - and has also been making important contributions to the open source community.

Did Alexandre Dumas Use Linux?

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linuxblog.darkduck: Porteus system is relatively new system on the Linux sky. It came to light when developer of SLAX, Tomas M. gave up the project. Even before that, there was a fork called "SLAX remix". Now it is named Porteus.

No More Compiz Desktop Cube Plugin for Unity

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Ubuntu Do you use the Compiz Desktop Cube plugin? I don't use it so I didn't notice this but it seems you can't enable the Desktop Cube in Ubuntu 11.04 if you use Unity - a bug about this has been submitted but it was marked as "opinion" so it doesn't look like it's going to be fixed, at least not in Ubuntu 11.04:

Ten Days of openSUSE, Day Six: Music Players

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SUSE We're down to the final stretch! Only a few more days until openSUSE 11.4 is finally released! An integral part to any modern desktop experience is great music and openSUSE tries to meet everybody's musical needs by shipping numerous players.

Linux 2.6.38 Kernel Multi-Core Scaling

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Linux While the Linux 2.6.38 kernel does have a lot of interesting changes from the low-level improvements to hardware driver enhancements and file-system improvements, at least with the same workload used last month to illustrate the multi-core multi-OS scaling, there really isn't any difference with this newest Linux kernel code that was fetched last week. Fortunately, at least, there are no regressions.

5 Things OS X Does Better than Linux

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Mac Linux is, without doubt a good operating system, although I feel more needs to be done to de-alienate it for the average user. I’m going to list 5 things i feel OS X does better than Linux, or should I say Ubuntu Linux to be more specific?

Another Real-life Open-Source Test: An Academic Presentation

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: As an advocate of Open Source, I decided since I stated this blog not to say anything good about Free Software if first I haven't used it myself. That's why whenever I say a newbie can use a distro, it is because I, being a newbie myself, have been able to use it.

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