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  • How's Mandy so far?

  • Microsoft, the Bully
  • Trying Ubuntu Linux for the First Time
  • Shell Scripting, Factorial Primes And Huge Number Computations On Linux And Unix
  • Open source tour of Europe: Poland
  • GNOME Improvement Areas
  • An interview with ugm6hr
  • In Defense of a Linux Education
  • SLED 10 SP2 makes wireless 3G a snap
  • Site Exploits Linux Programmer's Death On Rainier To Hawk Malware
  • Why I use Gentoo GNU/Linux (video)

Linux Only, Two Months Later

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Ubuntu Since I built my new PC roughly two months ago, I have been running Linux (Ubuntu 8.04 64 bit) as my primary operating system, and I have not looked back.

Charging for GNU/Linux is not the answer

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Linux I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw a item entitled “Maybe we should charge for Linux” in an established GNU/Linux site like Linux Today, and from the managing editor no less! Well I just couldn’t let it pass without comment.

few howtos:

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  • How to set Default Operating System to boot IN GRUB

  • Aenigma Fonts for Ubuntu
  • Use more than 3GB RAM on 32-bit Ubuntu 8.04
  • Sierra Wireless MC5725 on Debian Linux
  • Howto Read Vista Burnt DVDs in Ubuntu

KDE 4.0.82 Beta Testing Report

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KDE This week-end I upgraded my KDE 4 test installation to KDE 4.0.82, which is now included in Mandriva Cooker. Time to follow up on the bugs I reported last week and to take a deeper look at Plasma, the new desktop concept introduced in KDE 4.

The Linux Terminal For Beginners

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HowTos A very long time ago, computers didn’t have mice, icons or fancy graphics. Instead of an Operating System with a Graphical User Interface, there was the Command Line Interface. Many computer technicians, expecially Linux geeks, consider it to be one of the best ways to interact with the PC for certain kinds of tasks.

Episode 18 Open Season podcast

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theregister: Episode 18 of our fine show kicked off with a look at ex-Broadcom chief Henry Nicholas and his current travails with the legal system. If you've yet to hear about this story, you're in for a treat. I mean, really, how can you pass up on a underground hooker bunker?

Linux haters be damned

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Linux Lately it seems there’s a lot of hatred directed at Linux. I hear it on certain podcasts, read it on certain blogs and read it in certain articles. Some of these haters are feeling the heat of more and more people switching to Linux. Most of them make their livelihoods sucking on the Windows tit. They feel threatened and scared. It’s the human reaction of your world crumbling around you.

10 Best KDE Applications Not Included in KDE

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  • How-To: Enable Support for Playing DVDs in Debian Lenny

  • 10 Best KDE Applications Not Included in KDE
  • Use Several Firefox Versions with Different Profiles
  • 3 BitTorrent Clients for Linux - Review
  • Opera 9.50 Is Out! Review of the Newest Opera Release
  • What You Need to Compile Software in Debian

Configuration Time: Ubuntu vs. Arch

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Linux I’ve been thinking lately about the configuration time I’ve spent with Arch vs. what I’ve spent with Ubuntu. Now, by configuration time, I’m not just talking about hardware, I’m also referring to customizing and setting up the working environment to my liking.

Linux Mint 5 Elyssa Review

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Linux Linux mint is a distro which forked off Ubuntu Edgy but has mirrored many of the changes in ubuntu since, resulting in a very close matched distro which can run off of Ubuntu’s repos.

Review of the EEE-PC 701

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Hardware One of the most interesting aspects of the EEE-PC is it's tiny size, little more than a paperback book it doesn't require a herculean stature to transport; hell, it'd fit in my coat pocket. This brings me onto the most crucial thing you need to appreciate with the EEE-PC.

5 Awesome Linux Apps

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Software Well, a lot of time has passed since my little article about the ten apps I immediately install onto a default Linux setup. And time in open source means evolution! I’ve switched to a few apps that really make my desktop experience more enjoyable because of speed, stability and beauty.

Missed Opportunities.

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I think we can all agree, that Linux is taking a foothold, and gaining a certain degree of traction among desktop users, the gripes of the past, are being chipped away, and the product is becoming slowly more solid. Now its time to market the product, in a cheap and easy way, by telling us what hardware already works....

Koreans to showcase open source experience in Cebu summit

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OSS The local community will get a first-hand account of South Korea's open source experience from government and private executives visiting a national meet in Cebu later this month.

Mandriva Linux One Spring 2008 Review

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MDV This month’s Linux Format Magazine had Mandriva on it and it could run as a LiveCD, so I’m doing this review within the LiveCD. The first thing that pops up (from Mandriva - as opposed to from LxF’s formatting of the disc) is a language dialog box.

People of openSUSE: Rupert Horstkötter

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SUSE This week the openSUSE Project announced the launch of, a merger of the three largest openSUSE forums. Continuing the openSUSE Forums euphoria we present you the Project Manager - Rupert Horstkötter.

Asus Eee PC 901 20G Linux Edition

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Hardware After all the anticipation the Eee PC 901 is the first Intel Atom powered Eee PC. Running as standard at 1.6GHz the Atom processor is designed to be as frugal as possible, while delivering the performance required to browse the Internet, watch videos, listen to music and plenty else besides. This may sound simple enough, but the achievement is nothing short of remarkable.

An Interview with Asa Dotzler (Mozilla)

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Moz/FF If you are into Mozilla’s products and/or interested in web browsers then Asa Dotzler name should be well known for you. However, if you are not familiar with him. He has been an active member of the Mozilla community since 1998. Dotzler joined the Mozilla organization, and has played a key role in delivering products.

FolderView is the awesome?!

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KDE So there has been a lot of confusion about the KDE 4 desktop and FolderView lately and some nasty stuff I don’t want to go into right now. In the comments to Aaron’s blog someone said they don’t see how exactly it will be better and help them be more productive. So let me show you.

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I did not do any other testing, no extensive tweaking, no customization. I felt no need or desire to do so. Now, do remember Zorin OS 12 is still in beta, so we can excuse some of the problems we see here. But others are purely Ubuntu, and have been ported over from the parent distro without any discrimination or any improvements and fixes introduced in the last six months. The big offenders include: multimedia and smartphone support, poor software management, and then the somewhat heavy utilization and slow performance. Zorin is quite pretty but weary on the eyes, it tries perhaps too hard to be more than it is, and overall, the value it brings is negatively offset by the myriad papercuts of its design and the implementation of its unique style, plus the failings of the Ubuntu family. It's an okay choice, if you will, but there's nothing too special about it anymore. It's not as fun as it used to be. Gone is the character, gone is the glamor. This aligns well with the overall despair in the Linux desktop world. Maybe the official release will be better, but I doubt it. Why would suddenly one distro excel where 50 others of the same crop had failed with the exact same problems? Final grade, 5/10. Test if you like the looks, other than that, there's no incentive in really using Zorin. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Read more

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