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From Windows Capable to the Linux laptop

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Linux I think you can draw a straight line from the Vista Capable brouhaha to recent introductions of laptop Linux by HP and Dell, once Microsoft’s most loyal OEMs.

The Super Windows That...Couldn't

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Linux One of the more bizarre accusations flung by Microsoft at GNU/Linux over the years is that it doesn't scale. Sadly, that narrative has been rather undermined by the independent Top500 supercomputing sites ranking.

Linux Mint

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Linux I’ve always had a geeky side which has led to experimentation with other operating systems, such as FreeBSD, Solaris, and Linux. This weekend I started to wonder what the Linux community was up to so I headed over to DistroWatch to read up on the news. I saw a distro that I had never heard of before in the number 3 spot: Linux Mint.

Banshee 1.4.1 Review

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Another crappy review of Banshee? I don't think so!

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 278

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Commentary: DistroWatch Weekly - end of an era

  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 3.5.1, Ultimate Edition 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 1, Fedora 11 release schedule
  • New additions: ExTIX
  • New distributions: CAINE, Canaima, Progex, RsLive, Suriyan Linux, VortexBox, WeakNet Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

8 Great Alternative Desktop Managers For Linux

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Software Most of the Linux users should be familiar with Gnome and KDE since both of them are the most commonly used desktop managers in the various Linux distros. Now, if you are using an old PC with low hardware specs, you might find that the above two desktop environments are too heavy for your computer to handle.

Attack Of The Ubuntu Forks

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Ubuntu Every time there is a new Linux distro that is making a lot of noise in the Linux community, it is just waiting to be forked by someone. Today, we will look at some of the well-received Ubuntu based forks out there, which are not supported by Canonical.

The wit and wisdom of Linus Torvalds

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Linux Linus Torvalds is known, rightly so, as the creator of the Linux kernel. What began as his own hobby project now powers major data centres, enabled the netbook market to exist, and has given rise to many a user group install-fest. It's no wonder his opinion is canvassed regularly but the answer may not always be what you expect. Here are some of the best and most defining.

Enrich your Joomla! site with image extensions

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Software Several extensions can help you work with photographic images on your Joomla! content management system. Here are some of the best.

Dell’s Linux Ads: Microsoft’s Nightmare Before Christmas?

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Linux For at least the third time in recent weeks, prominent Dell newspaper advertisements feature the Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook running Canonical’s Ubuntu 8.04 (that’s a small Linux notebook, folks)

GTKRawGallery, a Python Based RAW Developper and Organizer

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jcornuz.wordpress: Just after packing my photo computer for overseas travel, I received an email from Daniele Isca the man behind GTKRawGallery. I had been waiting for that email for months.

The extremely vocal desktop Linux tinority

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Linux Neither Ubuntu nor any other brand of Linux is ever going to make it as a mainstream desktop operating system. Listen to a roar of protests from some of the millions of Linux desktop users around the world. Very loud they are but in the scheme of things their numbers are tiny - they are a tinority.

Mint 6 RC1 on the Acer Aspire One

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on-being-open.blogspot: Mint 6 is built off the solid basis of Ubuntu 8.10, and inherits most of its goodness, and layers on the extras that make Mint my favorite Distro right now.

Unjustifiable Criticism of Richard Stallman by Linus Torvalds

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OSS A recent attack piece against Richard Stallman was written by Linus Torvalds on the eve of Obama’s election. Linus begins with this: So I’m pretty well-known for not exactly being a huge fan of the FSF and Richard Stallman, despite the fact that I obviously love the GPLv2 and use it as the license for all my projects that I care about.

Discovering Ubuntu as a Windows User

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Ubuntu Going through hard financial times—who isn't? As you may already know, you can use free operating systems (OSs) and software applications, provided by the Linux open source community.

Ratpoison is very tasty stuff

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Software With computer interfaces getting more and more orientated towards fancy graphics and mouse orientated tasks more of your computing power is going towards eye candy than ever before. Sometimes you just don't need that sort of speed sapping click here, click there interfaces.

Linux, Windows and Mac - The OS Race

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OS If you belong to the “Linux Community” bandwagon, you may just have a different opinion on the fact that there are lessons to be learned from Windows and Mac.

Adobe answers cries for 64-bit Flash on Linux

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Software Starting to answer the clamorous demand from open-source fans, Adobe Systems plans to release an alpha version of its Flash Player technology on Monday for those using 64-bit Linux software.

No longer a KDE fan

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ardchoille.nfshost: KDE used to be a very nice desktop environment for Linux. I thought it was the best desktop environment available for the Linux operating system. But lately things have gone downhill.

odds & ends

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  • Weekend adventures with F10, GNOME 2.24, PackageKit...

  • Sun: Dead company walking?
  • Compiz With Radeon DRI2 Driver Almost There
  • NVIDIA VDPAU Benchmarks
  • Congrats Linux Community, You've Been Punked
  • Virtual Machine Backup and Restore: What’s Your Strategy?
  • The benefits of Linux in the law office
  • Boycott Novell Protesters Man-handled at Conference on Free Software
  • Vim and Qt Creator’s Quick Browse
  • NASA turns to open-source problem-tracking databases
  • first impressions from openSUSE
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