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The Linux Desktop Myth August 20, 2006

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It’s entirely possible that you may not have heard of Linux. Maybe you own a Mac or Windows computer and don’t read technology news. You may have a TiVo, but it doesn’t have a huge sticker on the box that reads “Powered by Linux” (even though it is).

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Hi-Res Color Pictures from the 1930s and 40s August 14, 2006

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In the spirit of a previous digg’d post of London in 1949, here are some pics from the Library of Congress of America in the 30s and 40s. Gives you nostalgia about a period way before most (dare I say, ALL?) of us were born…

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gdebi August 6, 2006

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Ever heard a windows user make the argument that all they have to do to install a package is “click on it”? Forget the fact that apps like Synaptic further equipt with a beefed up /etc/apt/sources.list can provide over 19,000 packages to a debian based system… without searching the web for app “x”, library “y” and driver “z”… “One click” makes Windows superior to linux, dammit!!! Ok, ok… settle down 😉

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PCLinuxOS MiniMe screenshots, mini review August 6, 2006

Posted by oktyabr in distro reviews, linux, pclinuxos, screenshots.
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From distrowatch.com came news of PCLinuxOS MiniMe, a “slimmed trimmed down version of PCLinuxOS which gives the user the opportunity to install the packages they want and make the system their very own.” so I thought I would give it a whirl…

Now I’m not entirely new to PCLinuxOS… in fact, before I had a debian swirl tatooed on my arm (more…)

rsync is a beautiful thing! August 6, 2006

Posted by oktyabr in desktop, linux, pclinuxos, screenshots, ubuntu.
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rsync is a computer program for Unix systems which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate. An important feature of rsync not found in most similar programs/protocols is that the mirroring takes place with only one transmission in each direction.”

That’s from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rsync

Now before I get into the meat of this post let me qualify this by saying that I am NOT a linux guru and I don’t do IT for a living! (more…)