- KDE vs. Gnome by A.Y. Siu
One of the most common questions people new to Linux ask is "Should I use KDE or Gnome?" Unfortunately, the answers are usually useless--anything from "Just try each one to see what works for you" to "Gnome is much better." That said, selecting a desktop environment should probably be one of the last things you worry about as a Linux "newbie." Hardware detection, email set-up, etc. are far more important to day-to-day functioning than your desktop environment. It's sort of like just learning how to ski and worrying about the color of your skis--learn how to ski first! Also, most versions (or distributions) of Linux have a default desktop environment (for example, Blag and Ubuntu default to Gnome, and Mepis and PCLinuxOS default to KDE)
A detailed comparison between Gnome and KDE
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- Linux is Not Windows
If you've been pointed at this page, then the chances are you're a relatively new Linux user who's having some problems making the switch from Windows to Linux. This causes many problems for many people, hence this article was written. Many individual issues arise from this single problem, so the page is broken down into multiple problem areas. If you really want the security and performance of a Unix-based OS but with a customer-focussed attitude and an world-renowned interface: Buy an Apple Mac. OS X is great. But don't get Linux: It will not do what you want it to do.
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Note: If you really just want Windows without the malware and security issues: Read up on good security practices; install a good firewall, malware-detector, and anti-virus; replace IE with a more secure browser; and keep yourself up-to-date with security updates. There are people out there (myself includ ...moreed) who've used Windows since 3.1 days right through to XP without ever being infected with a virus or malware: you can do it too. Don't get Linux: It will fail miserably at being what you want it to be.
- The Linux Desktop Myth by A.Y. Siu
Great discussion article on why linux isn't on more desktops. It's entirely possible that you may not have heard of Linux. Maybe you own a Mac or Windows computer and don't read the 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). You may use Google, but it doesn't have any announcement on its homepage that it's run on Linux servers (even though it is). Whether you've heard of Linux or not--it probably plays a role in your life somehow.
An in-depth look at the Linux desktop--present and future.
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- Open Source Web Design
Open Source Web Design is a place to download free web designs and share yours with others. We help make the internet a prettier place. Download and upload free web designs.
Download and upload free web designs.
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Note: I quite like these ones: http://www.oswd.org/design/preview/id/3006 http://www.oswd.org/design/preview/id/2864
Conceptually the navigation on this one is awesome:
Songbird is the world's last desktop media player: it is open source, runs on Windows, Mac and Linux and supports user-contributed extensions because it is built on the same Mozilla platform as Firefox. Songbird is the world's first Web player: Songbird plays music and movies from the Web, shares playlists across the 'net, and automatically synchronizes your music to the online locker of your choice. What would you like Songbird to do?
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- minimal Gallery
minimal Gallery is a free, open source, and standards compliant, picture gallery system written in PHP
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- Installing MythTV on Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy) with a Hauppauge PVR-150/250/350/500
First, credit where credit is due: I first set up MythTV under Fedora Core 3, using the excellent HOWTO by Jarod Wilson. For reasons better left unexplained, I decided to try out MythTV on Ubuntu. For this, I leaned heavily on two HOWTOS: one written by Andrew Barbaccia and one by Joe Kallo. While each are very useful, I did run into a couple of issues that I wanted to pass along, and therefore, this HOWTO was born. In this HOWTO, I also give you links to various files along the way, so that you can see exactly how it is set up on my system.
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- Installing MythTV on Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper) with a Hauppauge PVR-150/250/350/500
An adaption of: "Installing MythTV on Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy) with a Hauppauge PVR-150/250/350/500" for Ubuntu 6.06
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- justcurio.us // strangers helping strangers
justcurio.us is an anonymous question and answer system, open to anyone, with one simple rule: to ask a question, you must first answer someone else's question.
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- Open problems in topology edited by Jan van Mill, George M. Reed.
Title: Open problems in topology / edited by Jan van Mill, George M. Reed. Published: Amsterdam [Netherlands] ; New York : North-Holland ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A : Distributors for the U.S. and Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co., 1990.
in Educational > Mathematics > Topology Books
Note: Doesn't seem like they got to their third edition, despite saying it was due around 1995. Need to know a lot more topology before I can understand the problems.
- The Boston Consulting Group/OSTG Hacker Survey
Who are the hackers that create all this great free software? How much time do they spend? Why do they do it? Where are they from? Do they think its sustainable? In order to better understand the nature of this dynamic community and provide lessons to the business world about innovation, Surveyed hackers participating on software projects on SourceForge.net, the world's largest collaborative software development Web site for the Open Source community and the Linux kernel mailing list.
A media, services and e-commerce network that provides and promotes Open Source software downloads, development, discussion and news.
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Note: • Participants note extremely high levels of creativity in their projects. • Defeating proprietary software companies is not a major motivator. • Truly global in composition with respondents coming from 35 countries. • Most participants dedicated at least 10 hours per week in their shared programmin ...moreg efforts • Contrary to popular belief about hackers, the open source community is mostly comprised of highly skilled IT professionals who have on average over 10 years of programming experience
- The Sunbird Project
The Sunbird Project is a cross platform standalone calendar application based on Mozilla's XUL user interface language.
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