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Story Ubuntu Touch Has Over 1200 Apps And Scopes Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 12:23am
Story MakuluLinux unity Desktop is Live ! Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 12:22am
Story LXLE 14.04.2 & 12.04.5 Release Notes with Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 12:13am
Story MATE 1.10 Desktop Environment Arrives with Better GTK3 Support Rianne Schestowitz 05/04/2015 - 11:16pm

Small distro, big ego

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Dedoimedo lemma to happy computing states that the fanaticism of a Linux user is inversely proportional to the size of the user base for the said distro.

Xfce Desktop: Less Lard, More Usability

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Software

linuxplanet.com: This is the first in a series of articles looking at some lightweight, but still fully-functional, desktop alternatives to KDE or Gnome. First up: Xfce.

Telling the Linux Story

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Linux

itworld.com: If you were one of the 106.5 million people who watched the Super Bowl this year, you very likely caught the now (more) famous Google ad, "Parisian Love." I got to thinking about the search field as a storytelling metaphor the other day when I had yet another occasion to explain to a technological newcomer just exactly what Linux and open source was.

An Application Ballot Screen For Ubuntu? Oh Jeez...

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The following idea, proposed on Ubuntu Brainstorm, puts forward the sugeestion that users should be allowed to configure the application set before installation. Sort of like the Windows Browser ballot but for, well, pretty much everything.

Fedora 13 Features Preview

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Linux

blog.taragana.com: It's almost time for Fedora 13 feature freeze and we hardly expect any new last minute additions. With most accepted Fedora 13 features highlighted on Fedora Project Wiki we decided to provide a comprehensive preview of the Linux distribution.

Life with Linux: Adding a Mac-like dock

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Software

sutor.com: One of the nice things about using a Mac is the dock, the area on the bottom of the screen that contains the Finder (file and directory lister) and other applications you use. By default, Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Gnome-based user interfaces do not come with a dock, but it is easy to add.

What happened Ubuntu? You used to be cool…

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Ubuntu

botptr.wordpress.com: These problems with ubuntu are pretty much show stoppers for me. This weekend my plan is to find an OS that will work instead.

KDE SC 4.4: Fresh breeze for KDE

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KDE

h-online.com: The latest 4.4 release of the KDE Software Compilation (KDE SC) offers far more than just stability and bug fixes: The developers have added a special new desktop for netbooks, as well as more program options. They have also made major structural changes.

Linux stays single while others are married

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: There are all types of people in this world of all different nationalities, political and religious affiliations as well as languages. However, they all have something in common. They are either married or they are single. When it comes to our digital computing friends it is a similar situation.

Follow-up post to Canonical Microsoft

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Ubuntu

theopensourcerer.com: It seems as though I completely failed to make the point I was trying to make. With the question “Is Canonical becoming the new Microsoft?”, I was trying to ask if the overall level of “bad-karma” that is being directed toward Ubuntu/Canonical was potentially making it into the next entity that the world loves to hate?

Krusader Conquers Linux Files

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KDE
Software

linuxinsider.com: Linux offers users numerous separate apps to manage files and handle system-related computing chores, but Krusader packages these functions in its own tool sets.

Three signs your corporate culture isn't ready for open source

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OSS

opensource.com: It's a good bet that the next generation of defining companies will have corporate cultures built the open source way-- around openness and collaboration, while fostering community and culture that extend outside the company walls.

Arch is failing me!

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: I’ve been posting less and less here, simply because I’ve been very happy with my system as it was. My distribution of choice is Arch, my DE of choice is KDE, and my applications of choice are Pidgin, Chromium, Amarok (yes, it’s back), and Transmission. I don’t need more, and I was happy. However.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Mandriva 2010 is Faster than Ubuntu 9.10
  • Parsix 3.0r2 has been released but still plagued with issues
  • Is Unix on its way out?
  • My Favourite Firefox Addons
  • Ubuntu and SUSE: Targeting Red Hat’s ISV Base?
  • Novell and LPI Partner on Linux Training and Certification
  • The Multiple Meanings of the Term “Open”
  • Stable kernel 2.6.32.8 Released
  • Evolution and Open Source Software (last roar of the dinosaurs)
  • Events & Non-events
  • Putting Oracle a11y news in perspective
  • Can Xfce Desktop be an alternative to Gnome and Kde?
  • Linux staffs still earn 10% more pay, Dice says
  • Should you ask developers for money?
  • NVIDIA's Optimus: Will It Come To Linux?
  • Slides from my FOSDEM talk on Debian and Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint 8 achieves final KDE version
  • DtO: The family sysadmin

today's howtos:

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HowTos
  • Stunning Wallpaper Clocks For Ubuntu - Installation Simplified
  • LinuxMint8 Kde step by step installation for Newbies
  • How to install Gyachi in ubuntu
  • Guayadeque - Nice music player
  • Managing a Linux Wireless Access Point
  • Deja-dup, a great Backup utility
  • how to profile a perl program
  • Installing Pentoo on Hard Drive with LUKS encryption
  • Quick Compiz Screenshots

The State of Open Source 3D

informit.com: 3D drivers are a traditional source of complaints in open source systems. David Chisnall looks at the history and current state of the art to see what changes are in store for 2010.

AT&T: Linux is why the Internet isn't Working

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: They asked the question that all tech support are bound to ask "What operating system are you running?" Before I could say anything my landlord chimed in with "I think he uses Linux or something like that."

How to sell Linux to IT consulting clients

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen shares tips on how to pitch Linux to clients. He also explains how convincing a client to go with Linux can have long-term benefits for your consultancy.

The Linux Desktop Evolves With KDE 4.4

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KDE

linuxplanet.com: Ever since the first KDE 4 release in 2008, the KDE open source desktop has been evolving to provide a different type of experience for Linux users. With the KDE Software Compilation (SC) 4.4 release today, KDE's desktop evolution continues with more than 1,400 new features and nearly 7,300 bugs fixed.

Never reboot again with Ksplice

blogs.computerworld.com: If you use Linux, you don't reboot very often. In my case, the only time I reboot is when I upgrade a system. But suppose, just suppose you didn't have to do that. Suppose you could even make major updates and never have to reboot your system? You don't have to imagine it anymore. Ksplice delivers the goods.

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Korora 26

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