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Linux vs. Windows

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OS This is a non-biased and incomplete comparison of Linux and Windows. It can serve as an introduction to Linux for Windows users. I created it while learning about Linux as a sort of personal cheat-sheet. The topics are in no particular order.

Where Ubuntu Falls Short

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Ubuntu I’ve been using Ubuntu for a fairly long period of time. While the overall experience has been good, there have been a quite a few things that irritate me, and pretty much have convinced me that Linux is not ready for the average users desktop…. yet.

Creating Snapshot-Backups with FlyBack On Ubuntu 7.10

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FlyBack is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. From the FlyBack project page: "FlyBack is a snapshot-based backup tool based on rsync.

today's leftovers

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  • Weekend RadeonHD Reading

  • MiYahoo's future rests with open source and courage
  • Plasma tutorial video - online
  • Paul Murphy: About that Yahoo deal
  • New development on Screenlets
  • Ubuntu Wifi Management With WICD
  • Ubuntu Wireless
  • Who Needs The Goundhog? You've Got Liquid Weather!
  • Linux is tough!
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 4 Screenshots
  • Microsoft + Yahoo!: A sign that Microsoft's best days are past

The Linux community and its (future) problem

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fnmueller.wordpress: I just want to drop a line about what I believe to be the future biggest problems of the Linux community: > people who believe they have a clue but don’t (and who will misguide people in the process).

The Ubuntu Experience: Month One

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Ubuntu After seeing that seamonkey420 had taken the jump to Ubuntu, I decided to give it a try myself. Since I have been a Windows user forever, I made the commitment to utilize the OS for my day-to-day computing for at least a month.

GIT 1.5.4, "An Unusually Long Cycle"

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Linux "The latest feature release GIT 1.5.4 is available at the usual places," began Git maintainer Junio Hamano. He continued, "it has been an unusually long cycle. 5 months since the last feature release 1.5.3 was really a bit too long. But I hope it was worth waiting for. Thanks everybody for working hard to improve it."

Also: Git is the next Unix

MIT researchers fight gridlock with Linux

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Linux At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), researchers are testing a Linux-based automotive telematics system intended to reduce traffic congestion.

8 Reasons Ubuntu Aggravates Me

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Ubuntu I’ve been using Ubuntu Linux for close to 4 months now and, I’ve got to tell ya, it’s not something I want to use full time anymore. I’ve compiled a list of 8 things that aggravate me the most, not all of which are the fault of the Ubuntu team.

some howtos:

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  • How To Install KDE 4 on PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniME

  • Typography in LaTeX
  • Install JRE & JDK in Ubuntu
  • Setup Easy Hosting Control Panel (ehcp) for Debian/Ubuntu
  • Guide: Mythtv Frontend on Debian Testing (Lenny)
  • listadmin
  • How to Configure Listadmin : Command Line Mailman Moderation
  • How-To: email notification upon available package updates with cron-apt
  • Configuring NICs on Debian
  • How to install Conky

Inkscape - The Open-Source Vector Graphics Editor

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Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor, similar to Illustrator or Xara. It uses the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. It's capable of creating objects with a variety of drawing, shape and text tools. You can edit previously created objects with scale, gradients, masks, and filtered effects.

Microsoft faces possible rival bid by NewsCorp for Yahoo

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Microsoft News Corp. and Yahoo have been mulling over a merger (of Yahoo and MySpace) since the middle of last year. But the deal back then had News Corp. selling off MySpace in exchange for 25% of Yahoo’s stock. Now the roles have been reversed.

What is the coolest thing you can do using Linux that you can't do with Windows or on a Mac?

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Linux Someone asked me this recently. I don't have just one answer. I compiled a list of things I thought of and emailed it to my friend...then I thought I would post it here for future reference.

KGet - KDE’s Download Manager

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Software KGet, KDE’s download manager, was ok in KDE 3 but lacking in many areas. Enter KDE4’s KGet:

Battery status, the kernel, and Debian stupidity

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Linux So, given that I'd be on a holiday next week, I thought it would've been a good idea to do an upgrade of my Debian install on my laptop, in the hope that it'd use less power. The good news was that it seemed like it did. The bad news was that all my battery-measuring tools wouldn't work at all anymore.

Canonical and Kubuntu

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KDE I wasn’t going to do this, you know jump in on all of the “Kubuntu is treated like a second class citizen by Canonical” posts, but I have had enough time to let off some steam, and even joke around a bit with it. So here is my take…

Finding the happy medium in FOSS

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OSS In a recent iTWire article concerning Dell's inclusion of its re-worked Ubuntu 7.10 and LinDVD (a commercial Linux DVD player), comments ran the gamut from FOSS purity to legal questions to even questioning Dell's motives. Clearly the FOSS community is pulled in all directions trying to satisfy users. Is there any happy medium? Can the community balance the requests of purists and pragmatists and still release usable products?

KDE 4 Developers: An Interview with Sebastian Kuegler

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Interviews Sebastian Kuegler of KDE recently agreed to give an interview, the first in what I hope will be a series. His responses are well thought out and detailed. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Lead, kindly light: Debian shows the way

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Linux There were several shining examples at the Linux conference of people not letting disadvantage stand in the way of moving to free and open source software but none better than that of Jason White .

Free/Open-source Video Editing Software

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junauza.blogspot: Some of the best video editing software are quite expensive, like Adobe Premiere and Apple's Final Cut Pro. However, thanks to these valuable free/open-source video editing software applications, you don’t have to empty your wallet.

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today's leftovers

today's leftovers

  • Why leading DevOps may get you a promotion
    Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project and leading DevOps proponent, seems to think so. In a recent interview with TechBeacon's Mike Perrow, Kim notes that of "the nearly 100 speakers at DevOps Enterprise Summits over the last two years, about one in three have been promoted."
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  • SWORDY, a local party brawler could come to Linux if Microsoft allow it
    SWORDY is a rather fun looking local party brawler that has just released on Steam in Early Access. It could see a Linux release too, if Microsoft allow it.
  • System Shock remake has blasted past the Linux stretch goal, officially coming to Linux
    The Linux stretch goal was $1.1 million and it's pleasing to see it hit the goal, so we won't miss out now. I am hoping they don't let anyone down, as they have shown they can do it already by providing the demo. There should be no reason to see a delay with Linux now.
  • GammaRay 2.5 release
    GammaRay 2.5 has been released, the biggest feature release yet of our Qt introspection tool. Besides support for Qt 5.7 and in particular the newly added Qt 3D module a slew of new features awaits you, such as access to QML context property chains and type information, object instance statistics, support for inspecting networking and SSL classes, and runtime switchable logging categories.
  • GammaRay 2.5 Released For Qt Introspection
    KDAB has announced the release of GammaRay 2.5, what they say is their "biggest feature release yet", the popular introspection tool for Qt developers.
  • The new Keyboard panel
    After implementing the new redesigned Shell of GNOME Control Center, it’s now time to move the panels to a bright new future. And the Keyboard panel just walked this step.
  • Debian on Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate NAS
    The majority of NAS devices supported in Debian are based on Debian's Kirkwood platform. This platform is quite dated now and can only run Debian's armel port. Debian now supports the Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate NAS devices. They are based on Marvell's Armada 370, a platform which can run Debian's armhf port. Unfortunately, even the Armada 370 is a bit dated now, so I would not recommend these devices for new purchases. If you have one already, however, you now have the option to run native Debian.