- 21 of the Best Free Linux Window Managers
- All window managers are not equal in screen redraw speed.
- 15 Tips to Improve your Linux Experience
- Nix fixes dependency hell on all Linux distributions
- Memorable Linux moments of 2008
- Linux Foundation December Newsletter
- Explaining Linux to my Mom
My mom is smart, but no computer expert. She’s a teacher, and of course uses Windows. We’re on an international cell phone call. I’ve mentioned Ubuntu to her before – specifically Edubuntu as she is interested in kids and computing. We’re talking about getting Skype set up and she asks me why I don’t use Windows.
- The Progression of My Linux Usage
- Linux Approaching Tipping Point
If I were Microsoft, I’d be worried. And I drank the Redmond Kool-Aid many years ago when Steve Balmer gave me a free copy of all of Microsoft’s business-related software in order to help my fledgling book publishing company. In return, I helpd convert 2 companies into Microsoft shops. I still love Microsoft, but with an almost or actual depression staring the world in the eyes, I’m not sure I can afford their stuff any longer.
- Seven Ways From Sunday: Reducing Costs
- I’m *Not* Linux
One of the most powerful aspects of free software is that its entire approach and mindset is orthogonal to proprietary software. It’s not just better, it’s profoundly different. That’s one of the most important reasons that *everything* Microsoft has thrown against free software has not just failed, but failed dismally. The company can fight and win against more or less any conventional rival, since it has spent years honing its attack methods. But the latter are simply inappropriate when trying to compete against projects that are profoundly non-commercial: the community cannot be bought off or out; nor can it be undercut by selling goods at a loss against it. In fact, it is striking that along with undeniable strengths, the increasing commercialisation of open source has also brought with it vulnerabilities – notably legal ones – as some of free software’s angularity has been smoothed down to make it more “acceptable” to enterprises.
- A Linux Literary Trilogy
- Wow! Kubuntu looks very nice!
If you’ve never used KDE on your PC before, it will take some time to load all the way to the desktop on the very first run. I believe it sets up all the menus and shortcuts for all the installed software. If you log off and log back into KDE, all the logins (and the splash screen) will load a lot faster…
- Giving (Or Getting) an MP3 Player for Christmas?
- Wow! Kubuntu looks very nice!
Debian, Ubuntu, and Derivatives
- GR: Municipalities to get open source platform for electronic services
- Upcoming European Open Source Conferences: links 21-12-2008
- The advantages of open source software
- Record Labels Continue To Go After Music Startups
- Chilling Effects: Another Mixtape Provider Shut Down
- RIAA Abandoning Mass Lawsuits In Favor Of Backroom 3 Strikes Policy
- RIAA Caught Lying About Stopping Lawsuits
- Oz net censorship apparatus to target BitTorrent
- Aussie net filtering scheme has serious security risks
- Consumer Group Calls On Google To Offer Zero Personal Data Retention Policy
- How to Bypass Internet Censorship :: Book Review
- A declaration of digital rights
Digital Tipping Point: Clip of the Day
Markos Moulitsas, creator of the Daily Kos on-line political magazine 03 (2005)
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