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KDE 4.2: Finally a new Linux desktop I can like Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 05 2009 @ 02:54 PM EDT
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What got me to look at KDE 4.2.2 was the unofficial release of openSUSE 11.1 'Reloaded' with KDE 4.2.2 packages. As Joe Brockmeier, openSUSE's community manager told me, "This is an installable live CD, so it's good for anybody who wants to run 11.1 without having to grab all of the updates since December, and for users who want to test out the latest & greatest KDE without having to re-do their system."

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Is Gnome Desperately Chasing KDE? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 23 2009 @ 01:42 PM EDT
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The Internet has a habit of making anything you say obsolete as soon as you say it. No sooner had I compared the future of the GNOME and KDE desktops than GNOME announced that a version 3.0 would be released after all.

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Linux Mint: Ubuntu plus stuff you probably want Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 16 2009 @ 01:00 PM EDT
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Although it is based on Ubuntu (currently using 8.10, of course), Linux Mint has its own desktop theme, menu system, package manager, update manager and lots more.

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20 of the Best Free Linux Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 05 2009 @ 04:27 PM EDT
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Individuals wanting to learn about the Linux operating system have a large selection of books to choose from. There are many thousands of informative Linux books which are in-print and available to download or buy at reasonable cost. However, as many users are attracted to Linux for the very reason that it is available under a freely distributable license, some will also want this to extend to the documentation they read.

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ext4 File System: Introduction and Benchmarks Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 31 2009 @ 05:44 PM EST
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Destined to become the default file system for the more popular Linux distributions, ext4 is out of experimental mode and gearing up for production environments. Here’s what you need to know.

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Why Debian is the Leader of the Linux Pack Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 24 2009 @ 03:52 PM EST
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You can count on two things for every Debian release: It will be later than expected, and it will be suitable for every possible level of expertise. Debian 5.0 is no exception.

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More specialty Linuxes to the rescue Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 24 2009 @ 01:58 PM EST
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The day of the mold-your-own OS has come, and Linux is the clay.

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HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition User Review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 28 2009 @ 02:05 PM EST
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The HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition (Mini 1110NR) is a cool-looking, low-cost netbook focused on easy Web access and entertainment. It uses the same design as the Mini 1000, but runs the Mobile internet (Mi) software rather than Windows. Mobile internet is an easy-to-use interface built on Linux, but is it enough for most people to enjoy their e-mail, Internet, digital photos, music, and video?

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Which is the best Linux office suite? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 10 2008 @ 02:26 PM EST
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OpenOffice hogs the limelight, but Linux users can actually choose between quite a few different "office" or "productivity application" suites. A newly published review compares good ol' OO.org with two commercial and two community supported alternatives, including StarOffice, Lotus Symphony, KOffice, and Abiword.

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Real World Benchmarks Of The EXT4 File-System Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 03 2008 @ 03:01 PM EST
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With the EXT4 file-system being marked as stable in the forthcoming Linux 2.6.28 kernel, and some Linux distributions potentially switching to it as an interim step until the btrfs file-system is ready, we decided it was time to benchmark this journaled file-system for ourselves.

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