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6 of the Best Lean Linux Desktop Environments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 30 2008 @ 12:17 PM EST
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Mainstream Linux distributions typically default to one of two desktop environments, KDE or GNOME. Both of these environments provide users with an intuitive and attractive desktop, as well as offering a large raft of multimedia software, games, administration programs, network tools, educational applications, utilities, artwork, web development tools and more.

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On File Systems Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 30 2008 @ 10:48 AM EST
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Although the file system is one of the most important pieces of an operating system, we generally put little thought into them these days. Put bits in, pull bits out. It usually works well enough for desktop systems until the power fails - but even that is usually pretty painless these days.

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Fedora 10 first impressions Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 26 2008 @ 02:36 PM EST
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Right on cue, the Fedora Project has updated its community-sponsored Linux distribution, notable for being "free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute." Fedora 10 features a really nice NetworkManager (no more calling it "NetMangler"), improved printer tools, and a host of enterprise improvements, too.

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Fedora 10 debuts with nips, tucks Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 25 2008 @ 01:43 PM EST
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The Fedora Project today will take the wraps off the open development Fedora 10 release, six months and twelve days since Fedora 9 came on the scene and more or less in sync with the six month development cycle that the project has established for the code base that eventually becomes Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Switching from FrontPage to KompoZer Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, November 24 2008 @ 05:04 PM EST
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Eric Geier writes "I confess, I'm a long-time Microsoft FrontPage user. It is the first website authoring application I used and just haven't had the desire to learn a new tool. I've downloaded trial versions of Dreamweaver and a few others, but FrontPage still remains my main instrument for creating and maintaining sites, even though the software title is now kaput, replaced by Microsoft Expression Web."

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A graphical way to MySQL mastery Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, November 21 2008 @ 04:03 PM EST
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MySQL GUI Tools is a suite of graphical desktop applications for working with and administering MySQL servers. The suite consists of three tools: MySQL Query Browser, MySQL Administrator, and MySQL Migration Assistant (available only on Windows). We'll look at the first two to see how well they let us manage MySQL without using the command line.

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10 Linux-powered E-book Readers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 12 2008 @ 02:40 PM EST
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Linux just keeps popping up on many of the popular gadgets that are hogging the limelight nowadays. Some are quite conspicuous about it, like the Android phone that is being developed by a group that makes it very obvious, calling themselves the Open Handset Alliance. However, there are some that don't flaunt Linux around, like the Amazon Kindle. Not that they have to, but well, allow me to do it for them here anyway.

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Mac OS X 10.5 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 Benchmarks Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 06 2008 @ 02:35 PM EST
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This time around we're switching out the hardware we're testing on to Intel's newer Core 2 series and we're comparing the performance of the x86 and x86_64 editions of Ubuntu 8.10 against Apple's Mac OS X 10.5.5 operating system.

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The LXF Test: Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 30 2008 @ 04:09 PM EST
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Ubuntu 8.10 is here! Neil Bothwick takes it for an early test run, looking at the new netbook version and installer updates...

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Microsoft Office for *nix Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 28 2008 @ 01:46 PM EST
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In a continuing series of articles highlighting that GNU/Linux is a viable replacement operating system, today we're exploring CrossoverOffice (or installing Windows applications on Linux systems).

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