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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:9533 | -finid, July 25, 2013

Nuvola Player: Enjoy all your Cloud music services from one interface

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And with tight integration with the Linux desktop (multimedia keys, system tray, media player applets, dock menu, notifications and more), it provides a better user experience when compared to using the same Cloud music services from a Web browser. read more...
permapage | score:9533 | -finid, August 21, 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:9521 | -finid, July 21, 2012

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:9507 | -finid, September 27, 2012

Stella: RH/CentOS 6.3 based Desktop OS

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If you are familiar with CentOS, you know that out of the box, it is not really designed as a desktop distribution. Stella changes all that, as it is primarily aimed at desktop users, while retaining the core enterprise features and capabilities of CentOS. read more...
permapage | score:9501 | -finid, August 1, 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:9489 | -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:9486 | -finid, December 15, 2011

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:9486 | -finid, April 29, 2012

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:9462 | -finid, April 19, 2012

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:9459 | -finid, July 5, 2013

Worlds smallest 4 megapixel USB3 vision camera and Tux, the Linux mascot

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Well, it just so happens that the company is no stranger to Linux, because their CURRERA-R series of machine-vision, smart cameras (integrated with an Intel-based personal computer) has support for Linux. read more...
permapage | score:9454 | -finid, November 1, 2012

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:9447 | -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:9444 | -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:9437 | -finid, July 23, 2012

4 third-party repositories for Fedora 19

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There are any number of such repos that you can enable. The recommended ones to install are RPM Fusion and rpm.livna.org. The latter is complementary to the former, shipping only those applications that, for one reason or another, are not available in RPM Fusion. read more...
permapage | score:9428 | -finid, July 8, 2013

Linux Mint 15 MATE and Cinnamon screen shots

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This is the default desktop. According to sources from deep inside the Linux Mint team, this is the best desktop background ever designed by man, or woman. That’s why it will be the default desktop on all releases of Linux Mint or Linux Mint Debian from now till Thy Kingdom Come. read more...
permapage | score:9422 | -finid, May 31, 2013

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:9421 | -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:9417 | -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:9415 | -finid, June 6, 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:9409 | -finid, July 6, 2013
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