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The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 11 (GNOME)

http://www.howtoforge.com

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 11 desktop (GNOME) 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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Created by falko 5 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 26 weeks ago
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The Linux UI future; more complex than ever

http://www.h-online.com

With Linux being used as the foundation for numerous smartphone and mobile internet devices, it is tempting to suggest that this movement is going to open the doorway to desktop Linux. Tempting, but not accurate.

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Created by jefe 5 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 26 weeks ago
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Introducing KDE 4 plasmoids

http://www.ibm.com

KDE 4 includes many exciting new technologies, including Plasma, a feature that forms the desktop shell of KDE 4. See how to write simple Plasma applets (known as plasmoids) to greatly improve the desktop experience and how to turn a plasmoid into a simple memory monitor.

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Created by JRepin 5 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 27 weeks ago
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Embed a Terminal into Your Desktop using Compiz [Howto]

http://webupd8.blogspot.com

I guess you could use a screenlet or something similar to embed a terminal into your desktop, but I want to have it transparent, with no titlebar or border and basically to look like my wallpaper has a terminal. For that, i used Compiz and this is what it looks like:

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Created by nilarimogard 5 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 30 weeks ago
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Announcing BrDesktop for the Brazilian home desktop user

http://times.debian.net

BrDesktop is a selection of *official* Debian GNU/Linux packages. A Pure Blend, pre-configured and targeted for Brazilian Debian GNU/Linux home desktop users.

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Created by andremachado 5 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 31 weeks ago
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How slow can Linux go?

http://blogs.computerworld.com

If it has a CPU, you can run Linux on it. Xboxes or iPhones, cars or calculators, Linux can live quite happily on any of these devices. But, when it comes to the desktop or laptop, how much processing power do you need to run a modern Linux desktop?

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Created by vikash 5 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 34 weeks ago
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Silly Linux Myths Exposed: Linux Has Great Hardware Support

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Perhaps one of the most common myths surrounding desktop Linux is the belief that modern distributions do not provide decent hardware support.
In this article, I'll not only provide what I deem to be significant evidence to the contrary, but also provide real examples of PC peripherals and hardware that work out of the box, often with little to no configuration involved.

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Created by Noog 5 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 35 weeks ago
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The Year of the Linux Desktop

http://thefreedesktop.blogspot.com

I have heard every year predictions of each year being the year of the Linux desktop. I've got some bad news for you. It's not coming soon. Not this decade, probably not the next. The good news? We don't need a year of the Linux desktop.

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Created by charlesgoodwin 5 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 38 weeks ago
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The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2009.1

http://www.howtoforge.com

This tutorial shows how you can set up a PCLinuxOS 2009.1 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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Created by Noog 5 years 39 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 39 weeks ago
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Desktop applications poll for Linux bloggers

http://www.stefanoforenza.com

A simple meme for bloggers, to help gather ideas for new desktop applications or say no to any particularly overrated kind of software. Nothing really serious, mostly for fun.

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Created by tacone 5 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 43 weeks ago
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KDE 4.2 Review From Inside Out. Part 1: Oxygen, KWin, Plasma and KRunner

http://adymo.blogspot.com

Alexander Dymo writes: "KDE 4.2 is going to be the first "real" release targeted not only at KDE developers and enthusiasts, but at general public - all the people who eagerly waited for the next KDE desktop to arrive. With this review I'd like to let people know that the KDE 4 is ready and to once again celebrate the hard work of all the people who put tremendous effort creating this great desktop."

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Created by JRepin 5 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 49 weeks ago
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25 Best Linux Desktop Customization Screenshots

http://www.tux-planet.fr

One of the advantage of using Linux is that you can choose the graphic environment you want to use and you can customize it as you want. This article offers you a list of the 25 best screenshots, found on the Internet, and which will give you inspiration to customize your desktop.

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Created by ptiseb 6 years 12 hours ago – Made popular 6 years 3 hours ago
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KDE 4.2 Beta 1 Provides First Look at Upcoming User Experience

http://kde.org

KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of "Caterpillar", (a.k.a KDE 4.2 Beta 1), the first testing release of the new KDE 4.2 desktop. Caterpillar is aimed at testers and reviewers. It should provide a solid ground to report bugs that need to be tackled before KDE 4.2.0 is released. Reviewers can use this beta to get a first look at the upcoming KDE 4.2 desktop which provides significant improvements all over the desktop and applications.

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Created by JRepin 6 years 3 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 3 weeks ago
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[FSF] Thank you SGI, for freeing the GNU/Linux 3D desktop!

http://lists.gnu.org

The GNU/Linux 3D desktop is now free! Finally, direct rendering support! :)

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Created by brunomiguel 6 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 13 weeks ago
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KDE Community Stabilizes Desktop with KDE 4.1.1

http://www.kde.org

It bears the codename "Cebidae" referring to an in-joke often made during Akademy 2008. With only a good month of development time -- and Akademy in between -- the changelog is still impressively long. Pretty much all applications have received the developers' attention, resulting in a long list of bugfixes and improvements.

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Created by JRepin 6 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 15 weeks ago
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