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Story Linux Mint 16 KDE Edition Release Candidate Uses KDE 4.11 Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:33pm
Story Fedora 19 vs Korora 19: which is the best distro for you? Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:29pm
Story Early KDE Plasma 2 Images Now Available Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:20pm
Story Sailfish ported to Nokia N9! +miniTutorial Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 11:30am
Story Gift Guide 2013: Top Chromebooks for the holidays Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 1:18am
Story Inforce IFC6410: Quad-Core Snapdragon SBC for $150 Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 11:25pm
Story Mozilla Firefox Enables VP9 Video Codec By Default Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 10:02pm
Story Calligra 2.8 Beta Released Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 9:47pm
Story Embedded Linux dev tools speed up Rianne Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 8:22pm
Story Benefits of Ubuntu’s Derivatives: MATE, Cinnamon, and the Depth Desktop Environment Roy Schestowitz 08/12/2013 - 5:21pm

KDE for Grannies

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KDE Some time ago I bought a used ThinkPad for my grandparents - fully equipped with printer and high speed internet connection. I installed Kubuntu on it and most of it ran out of the box. So far so good. Then came the time of learning.

Businesses don't need to buy Linux

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: The 451 Group has issued a report that shows that companies are beginning to pick up something serious Linux users have known since day one: You don't have to buy Linux to use it.

Update On The TechCrunch Tablet: Prototype A

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Hardware Update on the TechCrunch Tablet: A humble (and messy) beginning. Prototype A has been built. It’s in a temporary aluminum case that a local sheet metal shop put together for us that’s at least twice as thick as it needs to be.

Google To Launch New Open Source Web Browser

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  • Google To Launch New Web Browser Chrome Tomorrow; Open Source

  • Google to Release Web Browser Tuesday
  • Google plans bold new browser, "Chrome", based on Webkit
  • Google Ignites a New Browser War With Microsoft By Unveiling One of its Own This Week
  • Google Chrome, Google’s Browser Project
  • Inside Google’s Open Source Browser
  • Is Google Chrome an IE/Firefox/Opera/Safari killer?
  • Google comic announces new open source browser
  • Google to launch browser to battle IE; Is Firefox a target or tag-team partner?
  • Google unveils Chrome: its own web browser
  • Google plans to launch web browser: report
  • Thoughts on Chrome & More
  • Google plans 'Chrome' browser
  • Why is Google Releasing a Browser?
  • A fresh take on the browser

Is Windows Vista really driving people to Linux?

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Microsoft Last year, curious over the hype that was flooding the internet in the wake of the release of Windows Vista, I decided to turn masochist and inflict a 14-day Vista trial on myself. I found the operating system much worse than even its worst critic.

Entering the world of GNU/Linux

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linuxondesktop.blogspot: Linux is a UNIX like operating system and has been one of the most popular proponents of free open source software. Even though popularly GNU/Linux is called Linux operating system, but the name is somewhat misleading because Linux is the name of the kernel of the operating system.

Ubuntu on the Asus eee 901

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Ubuntu I recently wrote about my frustrations with the 901 model of the Asus eee PC. My solution, at least for now, is to load Ubuntu, and I have done so. Here is a not-so-brief rundown of what I did, what issues still exist, and my general impressions of Ubuntu on a device like this.

Also: Installing Ubuntu 8.04 on the Eee PC 901

CTL vows $149 Atom, Linux-based desktop

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Hardware Classmate PC reseller CTL plans to set a new floor for desktops with a nettop that shares the same design philosophy as Intel's portable. The 2go pc nettop will cost as little as $149 thanks to its use of a 1.6GHz Atom processor but desktop-oriented parts.

Andrew Lampitt defines Open-Core Licensing

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Matthew Aslett: JasperSoft’s business development director Andrew Lampitt has kicked off his new blog with an interesting post related to business models used by open source-related vendors.

Open Source Etiquette

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OSS I follow a lot of mailing lists…all of them either Linux or open source in nature. Some of these lists I have been following for years. So I figured I had best offer some advice for those of you who might venture out into the world of Linux/open source mailing lists. Here’s my top advice.

few howtos:

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  • Background with xplanet and XFCE

  • Browse your KDE Bookmarks with KIO_Bookmarks
  • Remove debian udev persistent-net-rules
  • Gimp Giving You a Headache?

Are you ready for Ubuntu Developer Week

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Ubuntu Only a very few hours left until we start a fantastic week of Ubuntu Developer action. So let’s take a look at the schedule for today:

6 Places to Buy Pre-installed Linux Computers

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Hardware Gone are the days when the only source of linux distribution was the web. Today, we will look at some of the popular distributors/resellers, who are selling pre-installed linux systems for home users (not servers).

Interview with Aza Raskin, Head of User Experience for Mozilla Labs

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Moz/FF What’s cooking in Mozilla’s labs? We decided to make some questions to Aza Raskin, user interface guru, son of the great Jef Raskin, founder of Humanized Inc., music search engine Songza and above all Head of User Experience for Mozilla Labs.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 268

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: The upcoming release season

  • News: SUSE Studio, Xubuntu on OLPC, Linpus Linux Lite, interviews - openSUSE's Joe Brockmeier and FreeNAS's Olivier Cochard-Labbe and Volker Theile
  • Released last week: Turbolinux 12, Beyond Linux From Scratch 6.3
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009 RC1, Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 5
  • Donations: Parsix GNU/Linux receives US$300
  • New additions: PC/OS
  • New distributions: iMagicOS, Linux Tiger, Macpup, Salgix, ScratchLinux
  • Reader comments

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

Things I Miss When I'm Forced to Work in Windows

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blog.ibeentoubuntu: I do 95% of everything in Debian Gnome, but my school standardized on Windows XP. As a result, there are times when I'm required to use it. There are a few things that I really miss, even when the work is shallow and quick.

Puppy Linux 4.0 Review

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happylinuxthoughts.blogspot: After my last review of Puppy Linux, I was very skeptical about the new release. But, I'll say right away that it has improved quite a bit.

Transmission: don’t “fix” what ain’t broken!

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celettu.wordpress: I love fast, simple, lightweight applications, so when I discovered Transmission it seemed like a godsend. Transmission is a bittorrent client that’s just that: small, simple, fast, easy. But lately they changed the layout of their file-selection dialogue, and in my opinion, screwed it completely.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 31 August 2008

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The August issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: PHP4 removal, GSOC interview, new Gentoo-based distributions, and more!

today's leftovers

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  • Enlightenment LiveCD based on OpenSUSE-11.0

  • Distros For Old Pentium Computers
  • Comparing KDE 3 with $SOMETHING
  • Why Linux...? You might be surprised
  • How to create KVM virtual machines
  • Minor Linux Victory: Getting Amazon MP3 Client To Work in Kubuntu
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 24th August 2008
  • GNU/Linux / FLOSS Podcasts
  • Age of Linux
  • 10 Reasons I Use Linux
  • The Flavor of Mint
  • Backups and Data Recovery in Linux
  • Mobile Linux app developer snapped up by Wind River
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Distro Development: Rescatux and Bodhi

  • Rescatux 0.40 beta 9 released
    Many code in the grub side and in the windows registry side has been rewritten so that these new features could be rewritten. As a consequence it will be easier to maintain Rescapp. Finally the chntpw based options which modify the Windows registry now perform a backup of the Windows registry files in the unlikely case you want to undo some of the changes that Rescapp performs. I guess that in the future there will be a feature to be able to restore such backups from Rescapp itself, but, let’s focus on releasing an stable release. It’s been a while since the last one. UEFI feedback is still welcome. Specially if the Debian installation disks work for you but not the Rescatux ones.
  • Bodhi 4.0.0 Updates and July Donation Totals
    Late last month I posted a first alpha look at Bodhi 4.0.0. Work since then has been coming along slowly due to a few unpredictable issues and my own work schedule outside of Bodhi being hectic over the summer. Bodhi 4.0.0 will be happening, but likely not with a stable release until September. I am traveling again this weekend, but am hoping to get out a full alpha release with 32bit and non-PAE discs next week.

Devices and Android

Leftovers: BSD/LLVM

Emma A LightWeight Database Management Tool For Linux

Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma. Read