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PCLinuxOS Minime - 2008

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PCLOS

sneezymelon.blogspot: GNOME has irritated me out of my wits yet again. Looks like I just cant use the same desktop environment for more than like 10 months. So for now I'm back to KDE on PCLinuxOS Minime. This piece of distro kicks balls!

Twinkle: My favorite SIP program

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I’ve been looking for an SIP program for a long time. Linphone, OpenWengo, and Gizmo all failed to work with my Logitech AK5370 USB microphone (ah, the joys of drivers!). Eventually, after about half a dozen programs, I gave up. Then, out of the blue came Twinkle, a Qt-based VoIP phone.

Fast, flexible, calculating from the command line

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Software

linux.com: GUI calculators may be user-friendly, but they don't offer much comfort for a command-line power user. Fortunately, console-based tools such as bc, Genius, and Calc offer distinct advantages over their GUI counterparts.

Ubuntu Hardy Heron Alpha 6 Review

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Ubuntu

ubuntu1501.com: Heron installs with no problems. The GRUB resolution bug that plagued Gutsy is gone. Easy as following a simple graphical user interface. The Driver Manager has a bug in it.

Bad Wine

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Linux

offworldgirl.blogspot: Ok, so I got Ubuntu Linux on my desktop running without too much trouble - but I gotta say if they REALLY want the masses to move away from Windows they are going to have to step up their game regarding "ease of use."

Mandriva 2008.1 PClinuxOS killer

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MDV

flebber.wordpress: With the release of Mandriva 2008 under its new leadership we saw a return to a quality build process and a very strong release. Based on releases up to RC1 Mandriva seems set to put out a quality release high on end-user friendliness, features and stability where will PClinuxOS niche lie then.

Creating Snapshot-Backups with BackerUpper On Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

BackerUpper is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. This article shows how to install and use BackerUpper on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon).

today's leftovers

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News
  • The GNU Flash Player Reaches Beta

  • Awn Remember the Milk Applet
  • Is celebrity contradictory with open source?
  • I can’t help myself: Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) Alpha 6
  • My week in Ubuntu: Battle for Wesnoth 1.4
  • Negroponte Not Seeking Replacement, OLPC XO to Run Windows in 60 Days or Less
  • There is Good Gaming in Ubuntu!
  • SVN vs Bazaar
  • Corrections to DistroWatch news about Entropy
  • IBM denies re-entering PC market with Russian deal
  • Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna KDE Community Edition
  • 30 Similarities Between Microsoft Office Word and OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Microsoft’s New Play for Linux Lovers

more howtos

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HowTos
  • Set up a TFTP server for easy network boots and firmware upgrades

  • Purging 32-bit libraries from an amd64 Ubuntu system
  • Copying all your emails to another account
  • Reset your MySQL root password
  • Short Tip: Create a “bash alias” with an argument
  • Fix libpango Dependency Errors
  • Transparent panel
  • Linux Networking 2: a router with port forwarding
  • Gnome-Do Plugin: Install with apturl - quick update
  • How to get your iPod working in Ubuntu

Desktop Linux goes retail

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Linux

desktoplinux.com: Desktop Linux systems have been available from vendors both small -- such as NorhTec -- and large -- such as Dell -- for some time now. But, until recently, users who feel more comfortable buying from a retailer have had few choices other than some low-end systems from Wal-Mart. Things are changing.

PCLOS TinyMe - Nothing Tiny With This Little Fella

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PCLOS

new2linux.info: I was looking around for a new distro to run my server at home, and decided on PCLinux Business Edition, which then had a link in the community to another called TinyMe. I was curious as to what this might offer, being that I am a very big PCLOS fan. So let's try this little bug out and see if it can fly with the big dogs...

Firefox 3 Beta 4 is 5x faster than IE7, 3x faster than FF2

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: The almost-but-not-quite-final beta of Firefox 3 (FF3 beta 4) is now available for download. The most noticeable improvement is speed. In some tests, it’s three times faster than Firefox 2 and a whopping five times faster than IE 7:

Also: Firefox 3 (beta) On Ubuntu - Test Drive
And: Introducing Ubuntu's Default Web Browser, Firefox 3.0

Installing Fonts on Linux

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HowTos

linuxjournal.com: One of the things I always enjoy when creating presentations, letters, videos, graphics and other documents is playing with different fonts. Fonts can change a boring text-only presentation or paper into an exciting, stylish, wild or classic experience. Yes, it is very easy to get carried away, but that is part of the fun -- trying to achieve the perfect balance between form and function.

GNOME 2.22: A Truly Amazing Desktop!

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Software

softpedia.com: Every six months, the GNOME team prepares a new and revolutionary release of the ever popular GNOME desktop environment. Whether you are on a Solaris machine or the latest Ubuntu distribution, GNOME is there and with every new release it makes your life... Simply Beautiful! Let's have a look at the new features of GNOME 2.22:

PCLinuxOS Magazine March 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, March 2008 (Issue 19) is available to download. Some highlights include: Dansguardian How-To, How-To Print to a Shared Windows Printer, Nvidia Driver FAQ, and KDE User Guide Chapter 1.

Wal-Mart Ends Test of Linux in Stores

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Linux

AP: Computers that run the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows didn't attract enough attention from Wal-Mart customers, and the chain has stopped selling them in stores, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Which Operating System Is for You?

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OS

foxnews.com: Everyone likes a good "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" commercial, but how do you really decide between today's operating systems? How do they choose between Mac "Leopard" (Mac OS 10.5.1 after the first automatic update), Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista (pre-Service Pack 1), and Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon (Linux)?

Top 10 Linux Desktop Hurdles

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Linux

intranetjournal.com: Unlike the myths that are behind the prevention of Linux adoption, this piece will closely examine the indisputable obstacles and what will have to be done to overcome each of them.

Tyan Tempest i5400XT

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Hardware
Reviews

phoronix.com: When the Intel Quad-Core "Clovertown" Xeon processors were introduced in late 2006 we had reviewed the Tyan Tempest i5000XT (S2696) motherboard. We had found this i5000X-based motherboard to work incredibly well with Linux and it ended up being awarded with our Editor's Choice Award. Today we are looking at the Tempest i5400XT S5396 motherboard.

Gnome 2.22 is out ... in Mandriva Cooker

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Software

Fabrice Facorat: Final Gnome 2.22 packages are landing in Cooker repositories, this means that the announce for Gnome 2.22 will come shortly. People willing to test new Gnome 2.22 will just need to install Cooker or Mandriva 2008.1 RC1 and install the task-gnome or the task-gnome-minimal package.

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KaOS 2020.09

KaOS is pleased to announce the availability of the September release of a new stable ISO. With almost 60 % percent of the packages updated since the last ISO and the last release being over two months old, a new ISO is more than due. News for KDE Applications 20.08 included Dolphin adding thumbnails for 3D Manufacturing Format (3MF) files, you can also see previews of files and folders on encrypted file systems such as Plasma Vaults now remembers and restores the location you were viewing, as well as the open tabs, and split views you had open when you last closed it.Yakuake now lets you configure all the keyboard shortcuts that come from Konsole and there is a new system tray item that shows you when Yakuake is running. Elisa now lets you display all genres, artists, or albums in the sidebar, below other items. As always with this rolling distribution, you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.74.0, Plasma 5.19.5 and KDE Applications 20.08.1. All built on Qt 5.15.1. Read more

Plasma adventures - 5.19.4 tried and tested

I like the momentum in the Plasma space. The last three years have been phenomenal, and there does not seem to be any fatigue, which typically affects most software projects after a while. Given that Plasma has been chugging on for a looong time now, this is rather impressive. What worries me, though, is that each new version brings in more fragility, more bugs. And this brings me back to the fundamental issue with the Linux desktop. It's simply not robust enough to be a day-to-day system for most people. My mind simply cannot reconcile with breakages and compatibility issues. They feel like the easy way out of difficult situations with legacy models and usage patterns. Instead of creating a smooth transition to whatever the new thing is, what most projects seem to be doing is - break stuff. Why should plasma 5.19 be any less stable than say 5.18 or 5.15 or whatever. All in all, there's decent progress in Plasma, most notably the visuals and the responsiveness of the desktop, but these seem to come at the cost of good ole stability. Hopefully, future versions of Plasma will be able to give us both. That said, despite my grumbling, if you're after a solid desktop, Plasma is still the indubitable winner. Version 5.20 test coming soon! Read more

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