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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

http://www.howtoforge.com

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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How To Upgrade Ubuntu 9.04 To 9.10 (Desktop & Server)

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Yesterday the new Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) was released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 9.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 9.10.

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KDE's Google Summer of Code 2009 Report: Huge Success

http://dot.kde.org

Google Summer of Code has again been a huge success for KDE this year. 37 out of 38 projects were finished successfully. Much of the work done during these projects is already merged into trunk and will be available for the users with the KDE 4.4 release in January 2010. Each student quickly presents his work done during the summer holidays.

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7 Things You Didn’t Know You can Do With KRunner in kDE 4.3

http://digitizor.com

KRunner is one of those KDE applications that people generally take for granted. Since it has the same shortcut key, Alt+F2, as Gnome’s Run Application terminal, those who have just started using KDE generally assume that it is just another version of Gnome’s Run Application terminal. However, it cannot be farther from the truth. In reality KRunner is one of KDE 4.3’s most useful application.

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The GNU/Linux Desktop and Borrowed Assumptions about Usability

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Is the GNU/Linux desktop headed in the right direction? Recently, I have started to wonder.

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Health check - Mono, too much monkey business

http://www.h-online.com

At the turn of this decade Miguel de Icaza was the unblemished hero of the free software movement and chief architect and co-creator, with Federica Mena, of the GNOME project, which had come into being as the free software response to KDE. Now de Icaza is regarded with suspicion because of his support for Mono. What happened to bring about this change?

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First Psystar, now Quo, but what about Linux? Enter Mond Computers.

http://www.nuxified.org

While Psystar and Quo clone the Apple experience with Mac OS X and PC hardware, we can do it with a Linux based OS. This article presents a few ideas and suggestions for such a project under the fictional brand: "Mond Computers" and "Mond OS".

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Exploring Ubuntu Recovery Mode

http://unixlab.blogspot.com

Today, I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 9.04 inside virtual box. My original idea was to play with sudoers and sudo command. I edited /etc/sudoers and logged out. Next time I tried to sudo , I go some parse error in /etc/sudoers. I was stuck . I needed sudo for modifying the file. But sudo was preventing me because of the error.

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Hands-on: KDE 4.3 delivers a Social Desktop

http://arstechnica.com

KDE 4.3 was released this week with a number of intriguing improvements. Ars test the new version, which introduces KDE's Social Desktop initiative, an effort to bring social networking integration to the popular desktop environment.

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KDE 4.3.0 "Caizen" Released

http://kde.org

KDE 4.3.0 is out, and it is a great release. It is unlikely that any one specific thing will strike the user as the most noticeable improvement; rather, the overall user experience of KDE has improved greatly in KDE 4.3.0. The release's codename, Caizen, is a Japanese philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement throughout all aspects of life. That has been the goal of the KDE team for 4.3.0: polish, polish, polish.

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Pessulus: Putt restrictions on the functions of Gnome

http://blog.dipinkrishna.info

Sometimes it is necessary to put restrictions on users, if you have a computer to the public or used by many people. For example a library, we can not allow anyone to put their taste or change certain settings. In your Gnome desktop environment

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Release Candidate for KDE 4.3.0 is Out

http://www.kde.org

KDE team released KDE 4.3.0 RC1. RC1 is an early candidate for what will become KDE 4.3.0 at the end of this month. Artwork has now also been merged, and KDE 4.3 will have a new Plasma look, sported by the new, light "Air" Plasma theme. Oxygen, the default in earlier versions of KDE 4 is still available as an option through.

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KDE's Kontact vs. GNOME's Evolution: Best Personal Info Manager?

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

This is a comparison of two PIM suits for Linux. The author compares several aspects of Kontact and Evolution. The interface, the applications for email, address books, calendars, tasks, memos, and other features -- he looked at them all closely. Is there any reason to prefer one over the other?

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KDE 4.3 Plasma Desktop Overview Screencast

http://aseigo.blogspot.com

The KDE 4.3 Plasma screencast arrives! It's 10:36 in length and covers some of the nice improvements we've in Plasmaland for 4.3, including: the new Air theme, small panel sizes, KWin integration, stability & performance improvements, new widgets (including social desktop integration, remember the milk and unit converter), geolocation, ...

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Linux, the Social Desktop

http://aseigo.blogspot.com

This is where an opportunity for Free software lies. Our strength is community. We understand it, we are driven by it, we eat and breath it. We don't need to find financial justifications for trying new things out and we have an entire stack of software (that goes waaaay beyond "stuff I used to do on paper") to play with.

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