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Why Linux is ready for the desktop today Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 04 2009 @ 03:35 PM EDT
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Over the years, the question “is Linux ready for the desktop” has been raised time and time again, and countless articles have been written about the strengths and weaknesses of this operating system. While desktop Linux adoption has yet to go completely mainstream, recent indicators show that a major change is underfoot.

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KDE 4: The Komplete Desktop? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 04 2009 @ 02:38 PM EDT
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In the Linux world there are many opposing camps. In the editor realm it is Emacs vs Vi and in the package world it’s Deb vs RPM. Then there’s plain old binary vs source, but in the desktop arena it’s predominantly GNOME vs KDE.

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Fedora casts Mono into outer darkness Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 04 2009 @ 01:56 PM EDT
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Red Hat's community GNU/Linux distribution, Fedora, has decided to replace the Mono-dependent note-taking application Tomboy with Gnote in upcoming releases, according to a message posted to the Fedora Desktop mailing list.

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11 of the Best Free Linux Remote Display Software Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 31 2009 @ 05:40 AM EDT
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Remote Desktop Control displays the screen of another computer (via Internet or local area network) on a local screen. This type of software enables users to use the mouse and keyboard to control the other computer remotely.

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9 of the Best Free Linux BitTorrent Clients Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, May 25 2009 @ 11:50 AM EDT
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BitTorrent is an open source peer-to-peer file protocol for sharing large software and media files. It is a well established protocol which accounts for a significant proportion of internet traffic.

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9 of the Best Free Linux Educational Games Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, May 18 2009 @ 02:39 PM EDT
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Educational games are games designed to teach people, typically children, about a certain subject or help them learn a skill as they play. Sometimes this type of software is known as games edutainment because they combine education and entertainment.

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Panel PCs run Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 13 2009 @ 02:20 PM EDT
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Borg Displays announced two touchscreen panel PCs designed for home control, energy management, kiosks, and digital signage. The 15-inch Protege 15 and 8-inch Protege 8 respectively offer 1GHz Via Eden or 500MHz AMD Geode LX800 processors, and both include gigabit Ethernet connectivity, the company says.

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Brits to test life without Windows Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 13 2009 @ 01:53 PM EDT
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Two British IT workers are planning to spend a month without Windows, using GNU/Linux instead in a project designed to see whether "the Linux operating system is capable of delivering the function and style of delivery that an established Windows user can adapt to easily."

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Dell spins lower-cost netbook Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 13 2009 @ 01:51 PM EDT
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Dell has announced a lower-cost version of its popular Mini 10 netbook, which runs Ubuntu Linux. The Dell Inspiron Mini 10v sells for $300, offering a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270, 10-inch display, 120GB or 160GB hard drive, and a 1.3 megapixel webcam, the company says.

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Netbook runs on AA batteries Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 04:31 PM EDT
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NorhTec announced a netbook that operates on eight AA batteries, has an internal power supply, and runs Linux on a 1GHz x86-based SoC (system on chip). The "Gecko EduBook" has an 8.9-inch display, has an easily reconfigurable modular design, and will cost under $200, says NorhTec.

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