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OpenShift Online: a non-developer guide

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OpenShift Online is a developer-targeted service, but this article is aimed at non-developers, just to highlight the aspect of the service you can take advantage of. read more...
permapage | score:9537 | -finid, March 31, 2013

PC-BSD 9.1 preview

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PC-BSD is a desktop-centric distribution based on FreeBSD. It used to be primarily a KDE-using distribution, but the installer now has options to install a system using other major desktop environments. read more...
permapage | score:9529 | -finid, July 21, 2012

StartOS 6 GNOME 3 and KDE preview

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The very first edition of what is now called StartOS were based on Ubuntu, but the distribution has since dumped Ubuntu to become one that is not based on any other distribution. In other words, it is now an original or independent distribution, with its own package management system. read more...
permapage | score:9527 | -finid, July 7, 2013

Fedora 16 KDE review

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Fedora 16 is the latest stable edition of Fedora, a Linux distribution whose development is sponsored by Red Hat, Inc. The main edition uses the GNOME 3 desktop environment, but there are editions, called Spins, that use other desktop environments.

The available Spins in order of popularity, based on download count, are: Fedora KDE, Fedora Xfce, Fedora LXDE, Security, Games, Design-suite, Scientific-KDE, SoaS, Robotics, and Electronic-Lab. This review is of Fedora 16 KDE. read more...
permapage | score:9523 | -finid, December 15, 2011

Pre-release Ubuntu 12.10 has partial support for manual LVM and disk encryption

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Today, I took another look at a daily build of Ubuntu 12.10 to see how far the coders have come in implementing manual LVM and disk encryption. Here is what I found: read more...
permapage | score:9511 | -finid, September 27, 2012

Elementary OS 0.2 Luna review

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Rather, it uses a custom desktop interface called Pantheon, which like the Depth Desktop Environment of Linux Deepin, is built atop GNOME 3 technologies. read more...
permapage | score:9505 | -finid, August 25, 2013

Linux Mint Debian 201204 MATE/Cinnamon review

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Linux Mint Debian 201204 MATE/Cinnamon is the latest edition of Linux Mint Debian, a desktop distribution based on Debian. It offers a choice of two GNOME-based desktop environments – MATE and Cinnamon.

The MATE/Cinnamon edition was released at the same time as the Xfce edition. This article is a review of the MATE/Cinnamon edition. read more...
permapage | score:9494 | -finid, April 29, 2012

Google Chromecast and the new Nexus 7

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The Chromecast is not an original idea, but are their any original ideas left in this arena. Cynically, the question is, how many backdoors are there in this thing? read more...
permapage | score:9492 | -finid, July 25, 2013

The Old Reader to shut down – in 2 weeks

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Maintainers of The Old Reader have announced that the service will no longer be accepting new registrations, the service itself will be shutting down in two weeks and existing accounts migrated to a private site. read more...
permapage | score:9485 | -finid, August 1, 2013

Microsoft Surface RT is an Unmitigated Disaster

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And after the company successfully locked out Linux distributions from ARM tablets running Windows RT, any bad news streaming from Steve Ballmer’s office is sweet music to my ears. read more...
permapage | score:9481 | -finid, August 16, 2013

Add an entry for a Linux distribution in Windows boot menu

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To make managing your dual-boot system less of a hassle, especially when both operating systems are installed on the same hard drive, the recommended location (for the Linux boot loader) is in the first sector of the Linux distribution’s boot or root partition. After that, you must then add an entry for the Linux distribution in the Windows boot menu. read more...
permapage | score:9474 | -finid, July 23, 2012

Preview: Snapdragon SDK for Android

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Qualcomm has announced the public preview release of Snapdragon SDK for Android. Snapdragon is Qualcomm’s single-chip, all-in-one mobile processor for smartphones and tablet computers. read more...
permapage | score:9459 | -finid, June 27, 2012

Triple-boot Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.10 and Fedora 18 on one HDD

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That single-point-of-failure issue is the sole case, and a very important one, against setting up a multi-boot system on one HDD. Aside from that, nothing prevents you from installing as many operating systems on one HDD that it can hold. read more...
permapage | score:9455 | -finid, March 7, 2013

Customize Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon

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How to customize Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon by disabling the Hot corner and adding the Expo, Scale and Workspace switcher applets to the panel. read more...
permapage | score:9452 | -finid, June 6, 2013

Upgrade Fedora 18 to 19 using fedora-upgrade or FedUp

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Since Anaconda, the Fedora system installer, no longer has an upgrade option, FedUp is the recommended method for upgrading from Fedora 17 onwards. Fedora-upgrade is just another method, which works just as well (on the systems that I tested it on) as FedUp. read more...
permapage | score:9451 | -finid, July 5, 2013

Install Cinnamon on Fedora 19

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But while it does not have its own Fedora 19 installation image, you can run a Cinnamon desktop on Fedora 19 by installing the cinnamon package either from the command-line or from Apper, the graphical package manager. read more...
permapage | score:9446 | -finid, July 6, 2013

Ubuntu Edge sets crowdfund record

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At more than US$10 million, it passed the previous record (US$10,266,844) set by the Pebble smartwatch. However with just six days to go, the campaign looks likely to also set a dubious record for a high-profile campaign that failed to meet its target. read more...
permapage | score:9445 | -finid, August 20, 2013

This is not just about your personal privacy

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To those people, there’s nothing you can say to convince them that a violation of privacy is a violating of privacy, whether the victim(s) have something to hide or not. But worse than that, they fail to see that this matter has implications that go beyond personal privacy. read more...
permapage | score:9429 | -finid, September 7, 2013

Fedora 17 GNOME, KDE, LXDE and Xfce beta

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Fedora 17 GNOME beta, as well as the beta of the KDE, LXDE and Xfce Spins, were released yesterday – almost two weeks past due date. This, however, is not highly unusual for the Fedora project. Unlike Ubuntu, their release schedule is not cast in concrete. They are more interested in getting stuff that works out the door, instead of shoving something out to meet a set deadline.

Even for a beta release. read more...
permapage | score:9427 | -finid, April 19, 2012

Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon review

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This article is a review of the Cinnamon edition, and starts by taking a look at the installation program. Keep in mind that all Linux Mint editions share the same installation program, so everything that’s written here for the Cinnamon edition also applies to the MATE edition. And also to the KDE and Xfce editions, though the final editions of those are yet to be released. read more...
permapage | score:9424 | -finid, July 5, 2013
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