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Technologies Holding Back the Linux Desktop

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earthweb.com: Even after considering the success seen with Linux on netbooks, there is really no question that it feels like something ominous is holding back desktop Linux from the masses.

Some Things Linux Can Do, That Windows Won’t.

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ubuntulinuxhelp.com: I had an interesting chat with a friend today, part of which dealt with the differences between Windows and Linux (hence this post). In a nutshell, he was trying to grasp why I really preferred Linux.

What will Fedora 13 Linux be named?

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blog.internetnews.com: Among the bits of minutiae that I personally find entertaining about the Linux distribution release cycle is how different distros come up with their respective release names.

Where to Find Linux Screencasts/Video Tutorials

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stephencuyos.com: The importance of video in learning Linux cannot be overemphasized. For most people, the best way to learn is to watch someone do it first. The video tutorials and screencasts offered in the following sites cover a wide range of Linux systems and applications.

Why the CrunchPad mattered

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Hardware

crunchgear.com: The CrunchPad was a testament to the power of online media and a fascinating study in the ability of new media to enact real changes on the real world. While the product faltered, it’s fascinating that the project went as far as it did given the forces arrayed against it.

My life with Linux: Day 5

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pcauthority.com.au: Stuart Turton spends the fifth day of his one week odyssey with Linux, gets his hands dirty with 'Gnome Do' and quickly realises his new found joy for Ubuntu. Has Stuart finally cracked Linux?

"Now it's time to say goodbye, to all our fam i ly..."

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I find myself becoming argumentative and generally frustrated trying to argue about nuances in Linux development and that is not what I want to come across as or be. So, I will be letting Polar Bears and Penguins go. I want to thank everyone who visited and was supportive of the things posted here.

It is no longer about the Killer Application

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Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: I have been thinking about the Open Source world more than I have in the past. And as I have been talking about it with people, I have been getting the standard responses you might expect. An email from my friend Karl, in response to an email I sent, seemed to sum it all up:

Linux Mint 8 - Review and Commentary

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linuxcritic.com: With this new release, comes a new green based desktop that has been heavily customized. The welcome screen has the option to open a chat room, forums or contribute to the system in other ways and acts as a good introduction to the OS.

Fedora Linux 12

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: The latest release of Fedora is version 12 and it includes some nifty new features. I downloaded the Live CD version of Fedora 12 that features the Gnome desktop environment.

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