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KDE, one year later

http://ardchoille42.blogspot.com

Back in November of 2008 I attempted to migrate to KDE. That migration proved to be a lesson in futility. Today I installed Kubuntu Kubuntu 9.10 on three different computers to see how much progress this once awesome distro has made in a year. This is what I found...

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Created by Formaxx 4 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 41 weeks ago
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Using Windows Is Like...

http://community.zdnet.co.uk

Fill in the blank: Using Windows is like kicking a ________ down the beach.

The correct answer is dead whale.

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You don’t need to convert them…

http://www.terminally-incoherent.com

Recently a friend of mine approached me with a weird question: how to install Windows on a machine without a CD or Floppy drive. I was intrigued. The obvious question here was “why?” “Why don’t you just keep Ubuntu?” I asked him.

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Created by fossfreak 4 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 42 weeks ago
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Good karma

http://www.kdedevelopers.org

This weekend I visited my parents in law. I noticed that the laptop they use was still running Kubuntu Feisty with OpenOffice 2.2. So in a slightly reckless move I decided to update the machine to the next Kubuntu.

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Created by armin 4 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 43 weeks ago
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Thoughts from 6-month-old Gentoo user

http://fedoratux.blogspot.com

I am a six-month-old Gentoo user now! Six month ago, I posted about being a newbie of Gentoo. Now I could say I am happy with my decision of switching from Fedora. Please note that Fedora is a great distribution, I personally think Fedora is better than most of distributions—Ubuntu included.

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Ubuntu – good enough for grannies and girlfriends

http://shaneosullivan.wordpress.com

I recently installed Ubuntu Linux 9.04 on my girlfriends lovely new EEE Netbook), but left the original Windows install intact, because, well, I’ve always had a need to go back to Windows for 30 minutes at some point for some reason or another.

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Created by a known eMouse 4 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 47 weeks ago
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Life Lessons Learned From Using Linux

http://www.junauza.com

It's no secret that those of us who have learned to appreciate Linux and in effect all things that are related to FOSS have gained some wisdom that can be applied to our daily lives. I'm not an inspirational writer but I would like to share to non-believers some of the wonderful life lessons that I've discovered from using Linux.

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Created by natural83 4 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 49 weeks ago
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My Arch Linux Experiment (Part 2)

http://www.itnewstoday.com

Welcome to part two of my Arch Linux experiment, where I am attempting to determine if Arch is a viable replacement for Kubuntu on my machine. Previously, I bombed out big time and here the saga continues.

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Created by electrocomputer 4 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 50 weeks ago
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How Free Software Magazine overcame the 3FN disaster and switched to CariNet

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

A couple of months ago, Free Software Magazine (and FSDaily.com) went through what you'd call a "rough patch" in terms of hosting: 3FN, which hosted FSM, was effectively shut down by the FTC in the United States. Many companies had their backup servers on 3FN's networks - and therefore lost everything. We were lucky enough to have a full backup over in Europe.

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Adventures in Karmic

http://mdzlog.alcor.net

I rebooted my laptop today, to effect the latest updates to Karmic. After the reboot, new problems so far include:

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Problems installing Eeebuntu on an Eee PC 700 via bootable USB device - Solved!

I recently had some trouble installing Eeebuntu on a Eee PC 700 via a bootbale USB drive. So, I thought I'd share the experience so that anyone else with the problem can find the solution.

I was in visiting my mother-in-law last week and she asked me to take a look at her Eee PC 700 which recently stopped loading the Xandros-based OS desktop properly.

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How a Microsoft veteran learned to love Linux, and why it matters

http://www.techflash.com

I first met Bill Gates at the age of twenty. He stood in the yard of his Washington lakefront home, Diet Coke in hand, a tastefully small ketchup stain on his shirt, which no one had the courage to point out, and answered our questions, in-turn, like a savant.

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Senior uses Ubuntu system 14 months trouble free

http://helpmerick.com

Computers started making their way into homes, en masse, 15 years ago. After 15 years, computer users should not be afraid of using their computer.

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Created by goofy 5 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 9 weeks ago
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Why I Use Linux

http://www.itnewstoday.com

Everyone that uses Linux has his or her own reason for doing so. Some prefer it outright, others may be sick of the politics surrounding other operating systems. I have been using Linux since around 2002 and it has been an incredible journey.

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Created by LinuxPwns 5 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 11 weeks ago
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Linux: I've got to admit it's getting better

http://www.junauza.com

I recently installed Linux (Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” to be exact) on my not-so-old pentium 4 HT machine, the very same computer where different Linux distros have been installed over the course of two years. What struck me most after this very latest installation is how Linux has evolved and has become a more than capable desktop operating system.

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Created by HeresJohnny 5 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 11 weeks ago
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