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Story OS showdown: Windows 10 vs Linux Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 1:42pm

Pleasant Surprises with Ubuntu 10.04 RC

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: I've had a couple of very pleasant surprises with the Netbook Remix of the Lucid Release Candidate this weeend.

Windows Malware: The final straw that broke the penguin's back

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Linux
Microsoft

zdnet.com/perlow: It was simply a matter of time before Linux became my primary operating system. My most recent malware incident was the final straw that sent me into welcoming and safe haven of Ubuntu.

Thoughts on Nautilus

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: With the release of Nautilus-Elementary 2.30, I've been thinking quite a bit about File Browsers. I did a comparison of the 4 file browsers I see the most often, but now I'd like to focus a bit more on just Nautilus and Nautilus-Elementary.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Speak to us, oh great and wise computer
  • Some GNU mistakes
  • GNU Screen: a free virtual terminal multiplexer
  • Happy World Penguin Day!
  • Stephen Hawking: aliens "almost certain to exist," could invade Earth
  • Leonard Nimoy in 'no more Spock' shock
  • Enchance launchbar menu with cairo-dock, Docky
  • Getting Friendly with GCC 4.5
  • Browse Internet faster with Ziproxy
  • DtO: Drafted

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Using git-svn to connect to a Subversion repository via Git
  • replicate your MySQL database
  • Easy way to Reduce/Skip "sudo" Password Query's in Linux
  • bash: send a command to a screen session
  • Tip: discover and terminate high CPU processes
  • How to Color Gradient match photos in GIMP
  • Fix Google Gadgets incessant crashing with an update

A Dozen GNOME Themes

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Software

thelinuxbox.org: Now there are plenty of sites that have posted their top 10, top 16, top 25, even their top 50 themes for GNOME, but some how their lists always include the same designs over and over. The goal here is to look at some newer and/or forgotten themes.

Keeping up with Fedora

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Linux
  • Keeping up with everyone (& free Fedora Blogs)
  • A peek into Fedora 13beta
  • How to Install the RPM Package in Fedora

PCLinuxOS Falls Short Of Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu
  • PCLinuxOS 2010 Runs Against, But Falls Short Of Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 on Sony Vaio UX
  • Get all Media packages in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Flyback - Time Machine Style Backup for Ubuntu

What SHOULD Linux be?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I was involved with a conversation on a Linux mailing list regarding the current state of the operating system. Outside of all the gladhanding and back patting (well deserved I must say), one of the issues that was brought up was emulation.

Download music from Amazon with clamz

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Software

ghacks.net: Lately I have been going on and on about the Ubuntu Music Store. So much so, it would seem I have forgotten the other music store that is friends to Linux. Not so. I am still a fan of the Amazon MP3 store.

Dell may be working on convertible netbook tablet

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Hardware
  • Dell may be working on convertible netbook tablet, ARM-based netbook
  • New Dell leak shows Android-based Athens, Sparta smartbooks
  • Dell Sparta and Athens leak

Either it’s free or it’s not

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OSS

kmandla.wordpress: I used to get a lot of hate mail — a lot. That was over two years ago. So you can imagine my relative surprise when a rather acerbic blog took offense more than a year after it had been forgotten.

X-Server problems in Ubuntu 10.04 rc

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Ubuntu
  • X-Server problems in Ubuntu 10.04 release candidate
  • X.org server memory leak bug fix [Call for testing]
  • Notifications in Kubuntu 10.04
  • Full Circle Podcast #5: Manual Dexterity

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Desperately Seeking Winamp-ish
  • Apple and Linux do it differently
  • DoomRL: Hurt me plenty, in textmode
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Review
  • Running Linux applications on WebOS
  • Easily Test Driving Gallium3D In Ubuntu 10.04
  • Make Linux easier to use: Ailurus 10.04.2 is released
  • Linux Consulting: Seeing the Bigger Picture
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) features
  • Cross Compiling Options
  • O’Reilly MySQL Conference Awards 2010
  • State and the Syntax of Encapsulation

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to make see-through text to image in GIMP
  • Disable CapsLock in GNOME (and other keyboard fun)
  • Configure apt-get to work behind a proxy in Ubuntu 10.04
  • install Roxbird Download Manager in Ubuntu
  • sed (stream editor) to colorise script output
  • How to Use Your Palm Pilot With Ubuntu
  • mount ftp folder to local directory in Ubuntu
  • Install Wolvix to a Flash Drive using Windows

The Debian Taliban Responds

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Linux

robinzrants.wordpress: A Debian web site linked to my “Debian Doesn’t Love Me” post here and, as expected, the response has been predictable. I received more than a dozen very rude, very vitriolic comments to moderate. Some were absolutely profane.

Status Reports

  • FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 120 is out

10 Applications You Must Install On Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: Normally when a new release comes out, a lot of people (myself included) like to start over with a fresh install. So if you decide to do so, come the 29th, here are some of the Ubuntu applications that you might want to install on a fresh Lucid Lynx install.

More cool gnome-shell tips and tricks

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Software
HowTos

ghacks.net: Because of this stability I feel confident that, with the help of these (and more) tips, you can also become an early adopter of GNOME 3 and be ahead of the curve. In this article you will see a few more of these tips.

VMware Workstation in Linux - Fantastic!

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Linux
Software

dedoimedo.com: I am a great fan of virtualization products, VMware in particular. Player, Server, ESXi, they all offer a range of creative, useful solutions to the computer user when it comes to running multiple instances of various operating systems, all at once.

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