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  • Ultimate Edition 3.0 "Gamers" Released
  • Installing Linux on a 386 laptop
  • Superdrug takes out common cold, other viruses
  • awesome Linux cheat sheet
  • Cardinal Quest
  • How eBay Leveraged Open Source to Streamline Transaction Processing
  • I installed sabayon 6 what now?
  • High-calibre ebook management
  • Software RAID in Linux – a small tutorial

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  • Unity Update Part 2: Music Lens, Indicator Changes And More
  • Does linux Need Defrag?
  • FreeCAD – Free 3d CAD application for Linux
  • Interactive SVG Mockups with Inkscape & Javascript
  • Spending Money: VMWare
  • Plasma Active, the stage is yours
  • QEMU 0.15 Brings Several New Features
  • Kate Turning 10 Years Old
  • Novell and Nortel Patent Sales Boost Linux Group Membership
  • The IBM PC is 30 today
  • Helena The 3rd Video Review and Updates
  • Thursday in Fedora
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 415

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  • GNOME 3
  • GNU Xnee 3.10 (‘Heron’) released
  • The “App Model” and the Web
  • Dragonplayer - Simple video player
  • BEEP-Game Review and Gameolith
  • plasma active & contour demo
  • A selection of photographs from some of RMS's past events
  • Linux 3.x Matures as GNOME Fork Calls 'Grow'
  • Wallpapers from... heaven?
  • Wednesday in Fedora
  • It works: Plasma now looks up missing components through PackageKit
  • BSDanywhere: time machine
  • FLOSS Weekly 177: Delta3D

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  • Color It By Numbers – Flowers, Released
  • Everything is a Compiler
  • 42 percent of PCs will be running Windows 7 by year-end
  • LF Announces Linux Training Scholarship Recipients
  • Broadcom, Dell, Linux 3.0
  • Computer: How far is it to the next good interface?
  • Using a single database for KDE programs
  • .exe file on Linux
  • But wait, there’s more
  • Toasters and Pants at Day Three of Desktop Summit 2011
  • Red Hat's Most Serious Flaw Types for 2010
  • desktop summit thoughts
  • Let’s do the Time Warp… Again! [Achron]
  • OpenSuse 11.4 Woes
  • On WebKit and WebKit2

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  • Five awesome new themes for your gnome shell
  • Samsung Remove Ubuntu Logo From Galaxy Ad
  • TRAUMA Has Been Released
  • MariaDB Crash Course released
  • KDE World Domination
  • OSCON Round-up
  • Answering critics on Linux configuration anarchy
  • Anybody got sgv, StarDraw 2.0 examples with text?
  • How to piss off a Linux kernel subsystem maintainer - part 6
  • Thoughts on FOSS Advocates
  • Get the branding: Unofficial KDE abbreviations list
  • Firefox Extension for Anonymous Browsing Hits Version 1.0
  • Day Two at Desktop Summit 2011
  • Favorite Terminal Emulators
  • Scoregasm comes to linux
  • Monday in Fedora
  • Feature preview of Fedora 16 installer
  • Some Desktop Summit videos
  • What Would Linus Do About GNOME 3? (blog safari)
  • Linux Outlaws 222 - Don't Be Harshin' Our Mellow

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  • 3D Puzzle Game 'Cubosphere' Beta Released for Linux
  • install rpm packages on other pc w/o net connection
  • Minitube 1.5 to the rescue
  • Linux Action Show s18e01: Great Linux Games
  • Mixing Debian testing and unstable packages
  • A Surprisingly Easy Tip for Upgrading Ubuntu
  • 3 Linux Apps for Converting Videos
  • Japanese in PCLinuxOS? Of course!
  • Ubuntu Membership & Tips for Applicants
  • Linux Mint: An updating tip
  • add contrib and non-free repository in Debian GNU/Linux
  • [How To] Make A Minimal-looking Narwhal Desktop

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  • The 5 Worst Videos on YouTube
  • Mandriva 2011 with kernel 3.0
  • RAW image processing with digikam
  • Contributions of Non-Technical People
  • Raspberry Pi Interview With Eben Upton
  • Record of KDE Donations complete
  • Bash, special parameters by examples
  • Ubuntu Photography Guidelines

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  • Disney to Produce Penguin Film… Called ‘Tux’
  • Recycle's Friend, Reuse
  • Sourceforge Code of Conduct and Community Contributed Docs
  • Gtk module in Vala for the onscreen positioning code
  • A Guide to Open Source Licensing
  • openSUSE Factory Progress 2011-08-05
  • Open Source Meets Systems Management
  • Rugged Individualism, Community, and Templating Systems
  • Does open source need corporate backing to succeed?
  • Going Linux Aug 05: #146 Listener Feedback
  • EU-law on re-use of public sector data may include source code
  • Atom Zombie Smasher has added to The Humble Indie Bundle #3
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.08.05
  • Open Embedded: An alternative way to build embedded Linux distributions
  • BR: Government signs up to develop OpenOffice and LibreOffice
  • Is Google too big to get anything done?

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  • Why I returned my iPad
  • Making mountains out of molehills (DMB)
  • My View of Fedora 15
  • How is booting into runlevel 1 different from single user boots?
  • Approaching the desktop summit
  • Extending our Reach: Many Layers of User Sovereignty
  • And we are back: Mono 2.10.3
  • Red Hat Certifies 400 Virtualization Professionals
  • X.Org Server 1.11 RC2 Is Released
  • In Search Of... A Few Good Developers
  • RapidDisk, A New Linux RAM Disk Kernel Module
  • Android Is the Least Open of the Open Source Platforms
  • An Open Source Gorilla In The Mists
  • $199 Asus X101 targets Linux tablet alternative
  • Linux Outlaws 221 - My Internal DNS
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 90 Interview with Jane Trembath
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 414
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 3 Episode 15

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  • KVM Virtualization: Ready for the Desktop?
  • Windows is Dying… and so are Macintosh and Linux
  • openSUSE ambassadors keep rocking…
  • Linux Australia sorts out finances, keeps membership free
  • IE User Stupidy Study a Hoax
  • Red Hat completes 10 years of Linux Kernel Leadership
  • 5 great uses for your old Windows computer
  • Unity Facebook App Adds Muti-photo Uploads and Easier Installation
  • Free Software for Little People: Interview
  • Ubuntu IVI Remix receives GENIVI Alliance Complaince Approval
  • New game titles in the Ubuntu Software Center
  • BSD Magazine August Issue Ready
  • FLOSS Weekly 176: Colin Percival
  • Linux Basement - Episode 70 - Google+ or Minus
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Ten Years as Desktop Linux User: My Open Source World, Then and Now

I've been a regular desktop Linux user for just about a decade now. What has changed in that time? Keep reading for a look back at all the ways that desktop Linux has become easier to use -- and those in which it has become more difficult -- over the past ten years. I installed Linux to my laptop for the first time in the summer of 2006. I started with SUSE, then moved onto Mandriva and finally settled on Fedora Core. By early 2007 I was using Fedora full time. There was no more Windows partition on my laptop. When I ran into problems or incompatibilities with Linux, my options were to sink or swim. There was no Windows to revert back to. Read more