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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:9645 | -finid, August 16, 2013

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:9627 | -finid, July 7, 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:9625 | -finid, July 23, 2012

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:9614 | -finid, June 6, 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:9597 | -finid, September 7, 2013

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:9595 | -finid, September 27, 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:9593 | -finid, July 25, 2013

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:9591 | -finid, August 25, 2013

Ubuntu is not a community distribution

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What most people fail to realize is this: Ubuntu is a suite of operating systems (Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Touch) sponsored by a company called Canonical Ltd. And Canonical is a commercial entity with employees, paid employees. As such, any decision taken by its management is taken with the commercial interest of the company front and center. read more...
permapage | score:9581 | -finid, March 25, 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:9551 | -finid, July 21, 2012

The Android-powered MeMO Pad HD 7 is just $149

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There are some 7-inch Android tablets that can be had for less than US$100, some for just US$70. And virtually all the ones I’ve seen in stores are crappy, from no-name manufacturers. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. read more...
permapage | score:9550 | -finid, August 14, 2013

Dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on UEFI System

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What follows is a step-by-step guide on how I succeeded in dual-booting Windows 8 Pro and Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop on a computer with UEFI firmware on the motherboard, using 64-bit installation images of both operating systems. read more...
permapage | score:9550 | -finid, November 10, 2012

CoolShip Android all-in-keyboard computer

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But this one is unlike other Android units. It’s not in a USB stick, but in a keyboard with most of the connectivity of a standard desktop or notebook computer. read more...
permapage | score:9546 | -finid, February 26, 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:9543 | -finid, July 6, 2013

I quit using Linux because…

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Once in a while, a prominent or not so prominent member of the Linux community makes a switch – for one reason or the other – to another operating system, usually to Mac OS X. The latest is Denis Koryavov, the former GUI Development lead for ROSA Laboratory, a Linux software solutions provider based in Russia and the publisher of ROSA Linux. read more...
permapage | score:9535 | -finid, August 13, 2013

How to install Ajenti on Ubuntu 13.04 server

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Besides being a server administration panel, Ajenti may also be used by developers as a rapid-development platform to create Web frontends, and by hardware vendors to create Web interfaces. read more...
permapage | score:9526 | -finid, September 7, 2013

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:9525 | -finid, July 8, 2013

webOS: The latest Linux distribution

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The source or cause of the joy is none other than the announcement from HP that webOS will be, in their own words, a “pure open source project.” Awesome! Did I see this coming? Yes, sir! Did I influence HP’s decision? Perhaps.

Ok, alright, that last one is a stretch, but back on August 19 2011, after HP had announced that it “will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones,” I suggested in a blog post (see what HP should do with webOS), that “to not let webOS be a failed distribution, here’s what I think HP should do with webOS – make it a free, Linux distribution, such that the relationship between it (HP) and webOS would be akin to that between Red Hat and Fedora, or Canonical and Ubuntu.” read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9524 | -finid, December 12, 2011

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:9514 | -finid, August 20, 2013

GhostBSD 2.5 review

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GhostBSD is a desktop distribution based on FreeBSD. It comes as an installable Live DVD image and is developed by Eric Turgeon and Nahuel Sanchez. The latest edition, GhostBSD 2.5, based on FreeBSD 9, is the project’s fourth release, and was made available for public download on January 24.

This article provides the first review of this distribution on this website, and it is based on test installations of the 32-bit version. read more...
permapage | score:9513 | -finid, February 3, 2012
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