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Ubuntu Linux on the laptop

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Ubuntu

decrepitoldfool.com: You may not have gotten up this morning wondering; “What is Linux up to these days?” But while we weren’t looking, it began seriously kicking windows’ ass.

Why the world isn't ready for Linux

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Just talk

I'm a firm believer, that in order to own a PC, you should have to take lessons, and a test, to get a licence, there seem to be plenty of people willing to do this to drive to work, if you don't, then your PC experience, should be limited, as it would do if your driving a car, to a 50cc Moped of an experience. And i think i'm not the only one, as this is what the "Cloud computing" experience is serving up..

Late 2008 Fav Distro

*BSD
2% (26 votes)
Fedora
4% (73 votes)
Debian
6% (105 votes)
Slackware
3% (57 votes)
Gentoo
3% (43 votes)
Mandriva
6% (99 votes)
PCLOS
10% (162 votes)
SimplyMepis
8% (134 votes)
openSUSE
19% (314 votes)
*Ubuntu
27% (444 votes)
Other
11% (183 votes)
Total votes: 1640

National Lampoon’s Ubuntu Vacation

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Ubuntu

tuxramblings.wordpress: Well it was that time of year again, time of giving and getting. And wow, my girlfriend out did herself this year. I unraveled box after box of amazingly thought out gifts. For a non-geek girlfriend, she sure did her homework on getting me some quality gifts.

Ease into Linux from windows.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: So many times people have told me that they don't want to use Linux because it is too big of a leap. They say that there is too much to learn at once. That is not true.

12 handy tips for your new Linux netbook

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Linux
Hardware

techradar.com: The netbook trend has been called something of a Trojan Horse for the spread of Linux; we're not about to disagree. It really is a fully-fledged PC - so check out our tips to help you get the most out of your low-cost laptop.

Revolution OS: A Review

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Linux
Movies

thelinuxblog.com: Went by the library today and picked up a few Linux newb books (no LINUX FOR DUMMIES, I WAS SADDENED). So I’ll be reading that. In the meantime, here’s a review for a documentary about Linux I just got my hands on, relatively speaking. The documentary: REVOLUTION OS.

Gentoo Sucks, Ubuntu Doesn’t.

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

biodegradablegeek.com: I used Gentoo for a few years, and at first I loved it. Mainly because of portage. When I first began my new job, the only distro available was Ubuntu, which deep down I hated without any real reason. But 10 minutes into using it, I made the decision that I’m wiping out Gentoo.

Pay As You Go Computing? Linux is "Free As You Go!"

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OS

oneclicklinux.com: Microsoft has patented "pay as you go" PC computing. This means users could purchase low cost computers with usage based fees. A user would only pay for and use the specific software application needed. No thanks!

today's leftovers

  • Linux Void Episode 16 - Scaling for 2009

  • Thoughts on KDE4
  • The Super User/Root User
  • Howto Upgrade from Debian Etch (4.0 ) to Lenny (5.0)
  • An Open Source Backup Option
  • OpenGoo: A Free, Open Source Productivity Suite
  • Why Software Reform is Like Healthcare Reform
  • Open source makes its way into educational institutions
  • Installing RPM Packages on Ubuntu
  • Big Blue urged to open Notes and Domino
  • openSUSE 11.1 and ext4
  • Binary Blues
  • AMD Releases Open-Source R600/700 3D Code
  • Random Debian Developer Interviews: Lars Steinke
  • KDE Forums Klassroom: Kourse 2
  • MEPIS projects are nearing completion; position relative to sidux
  • Mozilla chairman unfazed by Google Chrome
  • Ted Ts'o: Debian Can Learn from Ubuntu
  • OpenSolaris gets a Crossbow for Christmas
  • Getting Copies Right: Open Source Gaming
  • Connecting to Linux via RDP using NOMAD on openSUSE 11.1

wbar, for fun and profit

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Since I started messing with Tiny Core Linux, I started appreciating wbar — another one of those floating icon punch-button bars that sometimes crop up in other big-name operating systems.

Where the heck is Bayanihan Linux 5.0?

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Linux

junauza.com: In May 2008, Manilatimes.net reported that the latest version of our very own Bayanihan Linux is about to be released. With the year comes to an end, I’m left wondering where the heck Bayanihan Linux 5.0 is.

Debian mourns the loss of Thiemo Seufer

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Obits

debian.org: The Debian Project has lost an active member of its community. Thiemo Seufer died on December 26th in a tragic car accident.

The Future Of The Netbook?

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Hardware
  • The Future Of The Netbook?

  • What’s the Allure of these Netbooks?
  • Are Netbooks the Future of PCs?
  • Cease and Desist: the netbook war of words
  • MSI Wind

Use sidux 2008-04 for a "Cool Yule"!

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: I have been promoting sidux for a while now, and sidux 2008-04 is one of their best yet. Decked out in Yuletide green, with a white ground cover, sidux 2008-04 is one cool desktop system for the Yuletide season. Why do I like sidux so much?

We already had the year of the Linux desktop

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: For me, it's been the 'year' of the Linux desktop since 1995. That's when I started using Linux on a regular basis. My first distribution was Slackware. Slackware is still around, and it's still a fine Linux for people like me who came to Linux from Unix.

A Computer Genius, His Russian Bride, The KGB, Intrigue And Murder

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Reiser

cbsnews.com: A new "48 Hours Mystery" segment on the Hans Reiser case will air this Saturday, Jan. 3 on CBS. Check your local listings for the nighttime program. The segment features interviews with Reiser and his former best friend, Sean Sturgeon.

10 Linux Predictions for 2009

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Linux
OSS
  • 10 Linux Predictions for 2009

  • Open source trends in 2009
  • Will 2009 Be Open or Closed?
  • Worst open-source predictions of 2008
  • Enterprise Linux 2008: The year in review
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Graphics: Vulkan and Vega M

  • Vulkan Virgl Has Kicked Off For Supporting This Graphics/Compute API Within VMs
    Of the hundreds of projects for this year's Google Summer of Code, there are many interesting GSoC 2018 projects but one of those that I am most excited for is Vulkan-Virgl for getting this modern API supported with hardware acceleration by guest virtual machines. As implied by the name, this effort is based upon the Virgl project started by David Airlie and originally tasked with getting OpenGL acceleration to guest VMs using a fully open-source Linux driver stack. Virgl has been in good shape for a while now with OpenGL, while this summer the hope is to get the Vulkan API support going for opening up VMs to using this high-performance graphics and compute API.
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Plasma 5.13 – Amazing Tux, How Sweet Plasma

Plasma 5.13 is (going to be) a very nice release. It builds on the solid foundation that is the LTS edition, and adds cool, smart touches. The emphasis is on seamless integration of elements, which is what separates professionals from amateurs. It’s all around how the WHOLE desktop behaves, and not individual programs in isolation. And Plasma is making great strides, offering a polished version of an already mature and handsome product, with extra focus on fonts, media and browser connectivity and good performance. There are some rough patches. Apart from the obvious beta issues, those goes without saying, KDE Connect ought to be a true multi-phone product, the network stack really needs to be spotless, and that means full Microsoft Windows inter-operability, Spectacle should allow for configurable shadows and alpha channel, and I want to see if the decorative backend has been cleaned up, i.e. can you search and install new themes and icons without encountering useless errors and inconsistencies. But all in all, I’m quite impressed. The changes are big and noticeable, and above all, meaningful. You don’t just get features for the sake of it, you get things that improve the quality and consistency of the desktop, that maximize fun and productivity, and there’s deep thought in orchestrating it all together. It ain’t just a random bunch of options that happen to work. I like seeing patterns in things, and I’m happy when there’s functional harmony. This spring season of distro testing hasn’t been fun, and Plasma 5.13 is balm for my weary wrists, so hurting from all that angry typing. More than worth a spin, and highly recommended. Full steam on, Tuxers. Read more Also: This week in Usability & Productivity, part 20

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