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KDE and GNOME: Seven Irritations in Each

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

Ordinarily, I'm a tolerably contented desktop user, spending about three-quarters of my time in KDE and the rest in GNOME, with occasional forays into other desktops. But in the last two weeks, I've been noticing irritations in every interface I've used.

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Created by fr34k123 4 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 41 weeks ago
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In Defense of Distro-hopping

http://ostatic.com

Brian Proffitt recently tackled the topic of distro-hopping over on LinuxPlanet. Proffitt wonders whether the practice might be passe or something to be discouraged, but it's here to stay and should be encouraged rather than looked at askew. Distro-hopping, if you're not familiar with the term, is the practice of switching Linux distributions.

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Created by noodly appendage 4 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 41 weeks ago
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Why open source is not always the way to go

http://www.networkworld.com

While open source offers great features and flexibility the total cost of ownership issue can still result in choosing a different path sometimes.

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Created by stevenkirkby 4 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 41 weeks ago
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Linux Server Management Nightmare: Attack of the Killer Penguins

http://www.serverwatch.com

Imagine a monstrous, seven-foot reanimated Tux-the-penguin with bolts though its neck, pursued through the countryside by angry pitchfork-wielding villagers. It's not an image you're likely to forget in a hurry.

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Created by animal 4 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 42 weeks ago
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The Problem with FOSS Software on an FOSS Operating System

http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com

Am I asking for too much here to want an equally easy install experience on Linux for FOSS software as I enjoy on Windows? If Linux is ever to gain any sort of real market share in the desktop market I feel this is some thing that must happen. But maybe I am wrong.

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Created by gitikaru 4 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 42 weeks ago
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What's wrong with Gentoo, anyway?

http://blog.flameeyes.eu

Yesterday I snapped and declared my intent to resign from Gentoo. Why did that happen? Well, it’s a huge mix of problems, all joined together by one common factor: no matter how much work I pour into getting Gentoo working like it should be, more problems are generated by sloppy work from at least one or two developers.

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Created by polbaan 4 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 42 weeks ago
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Will the Decade's Best Distros Please Stand Up?

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Is Ubuntu actually good or merely popular? "It is either so bleeding edge it is a miracle the CD doesn't have stigmata, or it is really old packages that are never updated," blogger hairyfeet asserted. "Ubuntu has done more for Linux acceptance than any other distribution," countered blogger Martin Espinoza. "I'm a bit disenchanted with distros in general," said Slashdot blogger David Masover.

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Created by FamilyGuy 4 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 42 weeks ago
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Ubuntu Linux is not suitable for you if...

http://www.ghabuntu.com

This write up is a response to the 14th comment on a post I made on Jan 28. I thought my reply should actually be shared with you in case you are also thinking along the same lines like him (or her??). I am actually going to assume that Mr. Anonymous is using Ubuntu but actually needs a check list to evaluate whether it is the right OS for him and if Open Source in general is good for him.

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The 'year of the Linux desktop' has passed

http://news.cnet.com

For those still waiting for the year of the Linux "desktop," I regret to inform you that it has already come and gone.

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Created by bolony_and_cheese 4 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 42 weeks ago
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Stop Fighting Linux and Learn Your Distro

http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com

Is Linux frustrating for you? Do you find yourself spending time trying to figure out why package updates broke or undid changes you've made? You're not alone, but we have good news: it doesn't have to be that way.

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Created by smithers 4 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 42 weeks ago
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Arch is hard to replace

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There’s a good reason I stayed with Arch for so long: it was simple, easy, behaved exactly as it should and it didn’t break. Until now. I started looking at possible replacements. Over the last couple of days, I tried quite a few...

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Created by sunny 4 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 43 weeks ago
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Make your Ubuntu smarter than Windows 7

http://reviewglitz.com

I am a linux guy and most of you will be thinking that why I am writing this. Let me say , even though many people are agreeing with the statement Ubuntu is always better than Windows, there are a lot of people how think that Ubuntu has too few applications available for use. I assure you that you can make your ubuntu linux much more better in doing things.

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Why Open Source Software Isn't Exactly 'Free,' But Offers Other Advantages

http://www.insurancenetworking.com

A few years back, I heard one software industry leader refer to open source as a “channel of last resort” for software products that failed in the commercial marketplace. Of course, that is anything but true.

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Created by a known eMouse 4 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 43 weeks ago
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What happened Ubuntu? You used to be cool…

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These problems with ubuntu are pretty much show stoppers for me. This weekend my plan is to find an OS that will work instead.

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Created by iamspam 4 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 44 weeks ago
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Arch is failing me!

http://celettu.wordpress.com

I’ve been posting less and less here, simply because I’ve been very happy with my system as it was. My distribution of choice is Arch, my DE of choice is KDE, and my applications of choice are Pidgin, Chromium, Amarok (yes, it’s back), and Transmission. I don’t need more, and I was happy. However.

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