Archive for December 21st, 2009

Linux Mint 8

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The recent release of a major new version of Ubuntu means that it’s time for new versions of various remastered distros. This time around it’s Linux Mint 8. Linux Mint, as you may already know from previous releases, takes Ubuntu to another level by slicking it up with tools, multimedia codecs and more.

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Slackware 13.0

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Even though I gave up on reviewing Linux distros a while back, I keep getting mountains of hits on here for people who who want Linux reviews.  Since my Slackware 12.2 review was the second-most commented post on this blog, I decided it was a good distro to revisit.  So, when Slackware 13 came a few months ago on the LXF magazine, I decided to throw it into Virtualbox to see how it has changed.  One difference this time around is that I now have the dual core machine so I am running Slackware on that machine (especially since it has hooks for better virtualization so it should run better)

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Fedora 12 Constantine – Mixed feelings

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Constantine is the name of a mediocre movie starring Keanu Reeves, the name of a few Roman imperators and also the name of the latest Fedora release. After having tested the tsunami of exciting new releases, starting with Ubuntu Karmic Koala and having recently published a Mandriva 2010 article, also known as the Autumn Distro Release Fever (ADRF), it’s time for a Fedora review.

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NVIDIA Linux 2009 Year In Review

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Another annual tradition of ours besides running a Linux Graphics Survey is to provide a “year in review” analysis of the ATI and NVIDIA Linux drivers with their respective graphics driver releases from the past year in terms of both feature improvements and how their quantitative performance has changed. We have been doing these annual ATI and NVIDIA yearly reviews going back to 2005, but now it’s time to share our thoughts and numbers for 2009. We are beginning with our NVIDIA Linux 2009 Year In Review.

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Ten KDE 4 Tricks Worth Knowing About

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Since I discovered just how great KDE 4 is a couple of months ago, I’ve been using it full-time and am loving it. In all that time, I’ve discovered a few tips and tricks that I couldn’t live without, and all of them are listed here. Some of these include an inline CLI, split folders, setting up a media keyboard and using advanced wallpapers.

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Fedora 13 all set for the Rocketry Artwork

Monday, December 21st, 2009

By now you would know that the next Fedora release, Fedora 13, will be named “Goddard”, after the famous Rocket scientist Robert H Goddard. After deciding on the name, fedora contributors have started working on the designs, themes and other artwork for the next release. There are a few ideas in the air about Rocketry related artwork but they are also looking of other fedora users and enthusiasts to come up with their more innovative stuff

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