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LXer Weekly Roundup for 29-Jul-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Jul 29, 2012



LXer Feature: 29-Jul-2012

The latest installment of the LXer Weekly Roundup for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 22-Jul-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Jul 23, 2012


LXer Feature: 23-Jul-2012

In this week's Roundup we have Richard Stallman speaking out against UEFI, 5 things about Linux virtualization you might not know, Apple gets spanked in court, a revamped Nautilus for Ubuntu 12.10, Cinnamon comes to Fedora, and how free is your phone? Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 15-Jul-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Jul 16, 2012


LXer Feature: 16-Jul-2012

The latest installment of the LXWR of the weeks big stories for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 01-Jul-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Jul 02, 2012


LXer Feature: 02-Jul-2012

The latest installment of the LXWR of the weeks big stories for your reading pleasure. Sorry its a day late. Enjoy!
Happy Fifth, Scott Ruecker!
By Carla Schroder - Jun 22, 2012


LXer Feature: 22-Jun-2012

Can you believe it? Our esteemed Editor-in-Chief has been toiling at LXer for five freaking years!
Linux and FOSS Are Not Selfish
By Carla Schroder - Jun 13, 2012


LXer Feature: 13-Jun-2012

This "selfishness" business has never sat right with me, and lionizing Linus' "cute" insults is tiresome and counter-productive. Characterizing the motivations of FOSS contributors "selfish" is wrong, and here is why.
LXer Weekly Roundup for 10-Jun-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Jun 11, 2012


LXer Feature: 10-Jun-2012

All kinds of big news this week for you LXWR readers out there. Linus express his true feelings for the newest Gnome, Red Hat decides to get into bed with Microsoft, Our own Carla Schroder has an opinion on it, Mark Shuttleworth thinks Windows Azure is great..and here I thought I had heard it all. Nope, not even close. Enjoy!
Red Hat Drinks the Microsoft Kool-Aid
By Carla Schroder - Jun 07, 2012
LXer Feature: 07-Jun-2012

Fie on ye, Red Hat. It's a sad bad day when you polish the Microsoft road apple.
Can Ubuntu Be What Everyone Would Use?
By ubuuser - May 28, 2012


LXer Feature: 28-May-2012

Whenever there has been new transition, people have resisted to adapt to changes. Same has happened for gnome 3 based desktops. Specially from people who used to use gnome 2 as their primary desktop environment. Change for just the shake of change is not the best solution in most cases. However changes with desktops is something that can make or break the deal.
Why Wine is Important!
By Rpim - May 15, 2012
LXer Feature: 15-May-2012

Wine enables you to run some Windows programs on Linux. If we work on wine I think Linux the desktop will become extremely popular and successful. I'll explain why. You often here people say things similar to gaming on Linux is rubbish..


LXer Weekly Roundup for 13-May-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - May 14, 2012


LXer Feature: 13-May-2012

In the LXWR this week we have all kinds of FOSS news including our own Dr. Tony Young asking how long a piece of string is, Dell announces Linux laptop designed for devs, Microsoft wants to restrict access to its OS..I know, I wasn't surprised either. Dinotrac asks for some advice, Larry the Software Guy gives an apology, Carla Schroder asks where Linux innovates or imitates as well as a Ubuntu 12.04 review. Enjoy!
The good and bad of Ubuntu 12.04 (part 2)
By ubuuser - May 12, 2012
LXer Feature: 12-May-2012

I had written an article in beta days. I want to revisit the topic. No operating system is perfect, so to consider Ubuntu to be bug free is just like saying software does not have bugs. The reality is software always has bugs. Its the amount and severity of bugs that gives a good metrics of how usable a system is.
OK - So what do I tell my Mac friend?
By Dean Pannell (aka dinotrac) - May 10, 2012
LXer Feature: 10-May-2012

So...I'm at a Ruby hack night when a friend tells me that his older Mac Book slowed to a crawl with the new Lion OS, so...he's toying with the idea of putting on Linux. But...
How Long is a Piece of String?
By Dr. Tony Young - May 08, 2012


LXer Feature: 08-May-2012

This item is dedicated, with thanks to Gus3. Without his suggestion it never would have been written. I stress the following text involves Linux only obliquely......but I hope all my friends here on LXer will find it interesting, and perhaps, useful.
LXer Weekly Roundup for 22-Apr-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Apr 23, 2012


LXer Feature: 22-Apr-2012

In the Roundup this week we have word of the first Raspberry Pi computers being delivered, Larry Ellison knocks Oracle's own Linux strategy, Linus Torvalds is up for a Millennium Technology Prize, Joey Bernard expounds on science the GNU Way, The Slackware website continues to be down, Guillermo Garron's iptables cheat sheet and contrary to popular belief Mandriva is alive. Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 15-Apr-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Apr 16, 2012


LXer Feature: 15-Apr-2012

The latest installment of the LXWR of the weeks big stories for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 25-Mar-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Mar 26, 2012


LXer Feature: 26-Mar-2012

The latest installment of the LXer Weekly Roundup for your reading pleasure.
Create Your Own Ubuntu Distro
By - Feb 28, 2012


LXer Feature: 28-Feb-2012

If you have been using Ubuntu for several releases now, you know the time you had to spend on your computer on the installation day, e.g to configure different nuisances, install your work software, your favorite stuff etc. One such thing is multimedia support, sometimes networking issues, graphics issues and so on. If you break your system during that process you either dig deeper into the problem or start over again. Even after installation of Ubuntu, you want certain things Ubuntu ships to not be there. Many times I have had to remove certain default packages to make Ubuntu more to my liking. Today I will show how to create your own custom ubuntu DVD.
LXer Weekly Roundup for 26-Feb-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Feb 27, 2012


LXer Feature: 26-Feb-2012

The latest installment of the LXer Weekly Roundup for your reading enjoyment.
LXer Weekly Roundup for 19-Feb-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Feb 20, 2012


LXer Feature: 19-Feb-2012

The latest installment of the LXer Weekly Roundup for your reading enjoyment.
LXer Weekly Roundup for 12-Feb-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Feb 13, 2012


LXer Feature: 13-Feb-2012

Its been quite the week, Canonical pulls the funding for Kubuntu, Jared Smith steps down as the Fedora project leader and then Robyn Bergeron is named as his successor, unsung heroes of Linux, Is Linux still cool? Is is fractured? and Why The Linux Desktop Matters More Than Ever, This Time? All these questions and more in this week's Roundup. Enjoy!
Why The Linux Desktop Matters More Than Ever, This Time?
By - Feb 12, 2012
LXer Feature: 12-Feb-2012

If we look back at failures of Linux on Desktops till today and analyze the technical part, it was due to hardware support and the software quality (GUI) that general computer users could use.
LXer Weekly Roundup for 05-Feb-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Feb 05, 2012


LXer Feature: 05-Feb-2012

Is it February already? This week we have a new Linux powered Spark tablet and btrfs goes production ready. Take the road less traveled in installing Ubuntu, the death of file sharing, Venn diagrams and a whole lot more. Enjoy!
SCaLE 10x: Onward and Upward
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Jan 30, 2012


LXer Feature: 30-Jan-2012

As I walked into the Hilton on Saturday morning I knew something was up. I saw lots pf people wearing lanyards with a silhouette of a Penguin, it seemed SCaLE 10x was upon me already in full swing. I walked right onto the exhibitor floor and 'did a loop' through the Expo as it were..
Why OEM's Should Avoid (possibly) Making It Harder To Install Linux.
By Rpim - Jan 24, 2012
LXer Feature: 24-Jan-2012

There has been a lot of worry lately about windows 8 secure boot making it (possibly) much harder or impossible to install certain Linux's (possibly all) on pcs with windows 8 secure boot. So I decided to list the arguments against making it possibly harder or impossible to install Linux's.
LXer Weekly Roundup for 22-Jan-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Jan 22, 2012


LXer Feature: 22-Jan-2012

What a week, no? What started out as Wikipedia joining Reddit, Mozilla and others in blacking out their websites this past Wednesday in protest to the SOPA and PIPA vote in Congress, quickly exploded into thousands of websites following suit. For one, it made surfing the internet on Wednesday a scavenger hunt to find a site that wasn't dark. And two, the ensuing media storm it created had the effect of actually getting Congress to postpone their vote on it. I have been in Los Angeles all weekend attending SCALE 10x and will have my full review for you later in the week, but I will tell you that it was bigger and better than ever. Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 08-Jan-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Jan 09, 2012


LXer Feature: 08-Jan-2012

In the Roundup this week we have 13 niche Linux distros, an OpenDNS freeze on Google, Linux on the Windows Cloud, Data predictions for 2012, some confusion about Gnome 3 and last but not least..could RMS have been right all along? Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 01-Jan-2012
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Jan 03, 2012


LXer Feature: 02-Jan-2012

You have my apologies for the lateness of my first Weekly Roundup of 2012 but I have been as sick as its gets over the weekend and have only just now come to realize what year it is. Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 25-Dec-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Dec 26, 2011


LXer Feature: 25-Dec-2011

For Christmas this year I bring you a LXWR overloaded with FOSS goodness such as Larry the Free Software Guy spends a "Week in Limbo", BT gives the gift of a patent war to Google, Ubuntu..a Linux apart, two original articles entitled "Why The Linux Desktop Still Rocks" and "Why Linux Desktop Makes Total Sense", the 5 types of very annoying Linux users and last but not least Helios gets to play Santa..and likes it. Enjoy!
Why Linux Desktop Makes Total Sense
By - Dec 21, 2011


LXer Feature: 21-Dec-2011

Unity is more natural and user friendly to me than anything else..finally. I have not booted windows for 4 months. This is not one of those hate article or Windows vs Linux article, so if you have such intentions please feel free to escape this article presently.
Why The Linux Desktop Still Rocks
By Alfred 'vector' Moabi - Dec 20, 2011
LXer Feature: 20-Dec-2011

I needed that peace of mind that I never got with Windows, viruses always crashing my PC. I would have liked to get a Mac at some stage but the cost of it was a problem. Then I settled on Linux, and haven't looked back since.
LXer Weekly Roundup for 18-Dec-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Dec 19, 2011
LXer Feature: 19-Dec-2011

In the news this past week we had Dell pulling out of the Netbook market, CNet caught adding malware to Download.com, two articles on how 2011 was apparently not a good year for Linux and our own Emery Fletcher's rendition of 'The Day The Desktop Died'. Enjoy!


LXer Weekly Roundup for 11-Dec-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Dec 12, 2011
LXer Feature: 12-Dec-2011

In this week's Roundup we have another dagger in the heart of the desktop proclaimed, the Mozilla - Google deal still lives, a cool developerWorks article on shells in Linux, HP to contribute webOS to FOSS, Glyn moody and the Open Source TCO as well as the late addition of a LXer Feature entitled "Gnome 3, Try 3". Enjoy!
Gnome 3, Try 3
By number6x - Dec 11, 2011
LXer Feature: 11-Dec-2011

I just finished my third try with gnome 3. This time was the longest. I spent the month of November using it daily.
LXer Weekly Roundup for 04-Dec-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Dec 05, 2011
LXer Feature: 05-Dec-2011

In the LXWR this week we have the news of a secret application on millions of smart phones that logs everything you do, Cloud predictions for 2012, Continued debate over Distrowatch rankings, R.C. Harner responds to Lisa Hann's "Disadvantages of Using Linux." article and Linus says he is actually starting to like Gnome 3. Enjoy!


The Advantages of Using Linux
By R.C. Harner - Nov 29, 2011
LXer Feature: 29-Nov-2011

This is article is in response to the article, "Disadvantages of Using Linux." from DarkDuck; By Lisa Hann
LXer Weekly Roundup for 27-Nov-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Nov 28, 2011
LXer Feature: 27-Nov-2011

In the Roundup this week we have why Linux isn't just for geeks, Steven Rosenberg wants to keep it our Internet, LibreOffice might get a visual touch up, syslog may not be around for long and an apology to the Debian community. Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 20-Nov-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Nov 21, 2011
LXer Feature: 21-Nov-2011

Welcome to this week's collection of big stories from the LXer Newswire. Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 13-Nov-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Nov 14, 2011
LXer Feature: 13-Nov-2011

This past we saw the usurping of Ubuntu off the top of the DistroWatch.com rankings which Ubuntu has held for several years, Kes Hess continues his search for the ultimate desktop, Sam Varghese thinks its time for Ubuntu to drop 'it', in a guest editorial by Cathy Malmrose she describes "The Computer I Need" and Larry Cafiero is gearing up for SCALE 10x..as well am I. Enjoy!
The Computer I Need
By Cathy Malmrose - Nov 10, 2011
LXer Feature: 10-Nov-2011

I never knew I needed a tablet the same way I did not know I needed a cell phone. Once that first cell phone landed in my pocket, I never looked back. The transition was purely natural. It increased my productivity by allowing me access to hundreds of previously physically-based things. My phone now scans my receipts (no paper, no saving and stashing), tracks my tasks (no To Do lists floating around), takes photos (no extra camera), and a hundred other backpack-lightening life upgrades.
LXer Weekly Roundup for 06-Nov-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Nov 07, 2011
LXer Feature: 06-Nov-2011

Welcome to this week's collection of big stories from the LXer Newswire. Enjoy!
Be in Peace, Alex Bayley
By Martin Bähr - Oct 27, 2011
LXer Feature: 27-Oct-2011

After seeing two great people leave us, I thought this month could not get any worse. but it did. Many of us mourn the loss of John McCarthy and Dennis Ritchie. but what are we losing really? their legacy lives on. Much greater is the loss of a person who has left our community not because of death but because she has been made to feel unwelcome!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 23-Oct-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Oct 24, 2011
LXer Feature: 24-Oct-2011

Welcome to this week's collection of big stories from the LXer Newswire. Enjoy!
The Little Desktop That Could
By Emery Fletcher - Oct 19, 2011


LXer Feature: 19-Oct-2011

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, the Elder Gods of the Digital Universe decreed that the Icon would rule the World of Desktops, just as it had dominated the Land of the Hand-held since the dawn of time. No matter that on a giant monitor the Firefox appeared at nearly life size, all desktop items were to be stripped of verbal clues to the nature of their meaning.
LXer Weekly Roundup for 16-Oct-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Oct 17, 2011
LXer Feature: 17-Oct-2011

Welcome to this week's collection of big stories from the LXer Newswire. Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 09-Oct-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Oct 10, 2011
LXer Feature: 10-Oct-2011

In the Roundup this week we have Linux on a flash drive saving the day, Larry the Free Software Guy goes deep into the heart of TexOS, Helios wants to know if you can name that app, My Linux Rig profiles our Publisher Bob Whitinger and Carla Schroder asks do volunteers write better code? Enjoy!
Why Do Volunteers Write Better Code?
By Carla Schroder - Oct 06, 2011
LXer Feature: 06-Oct-2011

Volunteers write better code, and maintain it better. At least that's what Michael Meeks, SUSE's desktop architect and senior LibreOffice developer says.
LXer Weekly Roundup for 02-Oct-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Oct 03, 2011
LXer Feature: 02-Oct-2011

In the LXWR this week we have memory leaks found on Firefox 6.0, an impatient distro dev sings a song, the KDE vs. GNOME schism and are Linux users playing to their strengths or shooting themselves in the foot? Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 11-Sept-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Sep 12, 2011
LXer Feature: 11-Sept-2011

Welcome to this week's collection of big stories from the LXer Newswire. Enjoy!
LXer Weekly Roundup for 04-Sept-2011
By Scott Ruecker (Phoenix, U.S.) - Sep 05, 2011
LXer Feature: 05-Sept-2011

The latest installment of the LXer Weekly Roundup. Enjoy!

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