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Story Nitrux Develops an ARM Mini-Computer Called QtBox, Powered by KDE Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2014 - 7:37pm
Story You Can Say What You Want but GNOME Is the Best Linux Desktop, Here's Why Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2014 - 4:01am
Story Mageia 4 Cinnamon, KDE and GNOME 3 screen shots Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2014 - 3:55am
Story Enlightenment E19 Going Into Feature Freeze Soon Rianne Schestowitz 02/02/2014 - 1:09am
Story First Look at Maxthon Cloud Browser for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 8:27pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 6:56pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 6:55pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 6:53pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 6:44pm
Blog entry Slight Site Changes Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2014 - 5:01pm

BibleWorks 7 on Linux

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Software BibleWorks 7 on Linux, using Wine 0.9.53, is mostly happy. Here are the problems I've had.

Debian and Ubuntu

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Linux Ubuntu seems to be the latest, greatest thing in the world of operating systems. The creators of Ubuntu have done some good things in terms of making Linux easier to use and in providing guidance for Linux newbs. But with newbs you bring ignorance, and there are a couple things I’ve been seeing that are kind of ridiculous.

Linux woes told through PCLinuxOS

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: I just want to share some of linux ecstacy and agony with you. Linux is a great server. In my office we never had any problem running web servers on Mandriva, RHEL or Debian. But I wonder why Linux Desktop is still rough around the corners.

Choosing a Linux distribution

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linmaya.blogspot: Choosing a Linux distribution is actually a matter of personal faith. There are largely three kinds of people: the one who use one of the many distributions available as is, those who install an available distribution and customize it to their satisfaction and the geeks who go a step further and create and use their own distribution.

mobile linux headlines

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  • XO and Asus EeePC: Comparing Size, Keyboards & Screens

  • The Eee PC: After a week
  • crux linux 2.4 on olpc xo-1
  • One Laptop Per Incarcerated Prisoner
  • Getting businessy with Ubuntu and a Nokia E65
  • Cheapo laptops don't quite cut it

Will the real monopolist please stand up?

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Mary Jo Foley: In this corner we have Chief Legal Officer for Google, with a statement warning that if Microsoft ends up buying Yahoo, it will be the end of openness and innovation on the Web. And in this corner General Counsel for Microsoft warning that a world without a MicroHoo will be a world without true competition on the Internet.

Also: Yahoo may consider Google alliance, source says

More Reasons Why Kubuntu is Good for KDE

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KDE First off, cheers to Jonathan for his great work with Kubuntu and KDE. Everyone should go read his reasons why Kubuntu is good for KDE. I’d also like to share some of my own comments about Kubuntu and KDE.

The Evolution of an Ubuntu EeePC

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Linux It’s officially been a week since I purchased an Asus EeePC. I’ve been reading a lot about them since they were released last year and now that I’ve got it setup and tweaked to my liking I’m very pleased with my purchase. Over the last week of usage, my EeePC has morphed and evolved quite a bit. on Ubuntu Gutsy: smooth as rabbit fur

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Software Most commercial support for Linux distributions still consists of monolithic installations, wrapped up with checksums to prevent you tampering with them, and installing themselves on your computer in whatever location and potentially harmful fashion they fancy. With’s client, I needn’t have worried.

Nautilus Replacements

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jatecblog: Personally, Nautilus is my file manager of choice. However, it is a little heavier then a plain file manager needs to be. If you have a lower-end setup, or want to squeeze out every drop of speed, you may want to consider an alternative.

Why Kubuntu is Good for KDE

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jriddell's blog: Tsk to marketing types who bring negatives tones to otherwise peaceful Planets. I like to walk cheerfully over the world so here's some top reasons why Kubuntu is good for KDE.

Linux Exploration…

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blog.dazedaboutdotcom: I’ve thought about doing this quite a lot but never actually got round to it but today I decided to finally go for it. I’ve heard some nightmare stories about the installation of some linux distributions. I really didn’t want all that hassle so imagine how pleased I was when I discovered that installing Ubuntu was an absolute dream!

Looking outside my Windows

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Linux Linux operating systems are like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to get. And with so many varieties of Linux operating systems to choose from, finding the best for your agency can be a hassle. We reviewed four of the most popular Linux operating systems and judged them on ease of use and installation, performance, functionality and price.

Kernel Rate of Change

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Linux "I re-ran some statistics the other day on our kernel development rate. Turns out that as of 2.6.24-rc8 for the 2.6.24 kernel release we did: lines added per day, 4945; lines removed per day, 2006; lines modified per day, 1702."

Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” alpha 4

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: For a while now I’ve been keeping a close eye on Ubuntu releases, and on Friday alpha 4 of Ubuntu 8.04, code-named Hardy Heron, was released - so I grabbed a copy and started playing with it!

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
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Graphics and Games

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