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Once again we are shown Microsoft knows how to fix their operating system, but chooses not to

Posted 12-20-2010 at 03:09 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

This drives me insane.

Microsoft has just released version 2 of their free Security Essential antimalware suite. In the comments, people are praising how 'Great it is', how 'Microsoft is getting it right' and 'Linux sucks because no one makes an equivalent to this'.

Listen to me, you have all been lead.

If Microsoft can provide a free anti-malware...
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kubuntu plasma desktop

Posted 12-18-2010 at 04:00 AM by sturg_nz
Updated 12-18-2010 at 04:01 AM by sturg_nz (typo)

Quite liking this as an alternative to the Ubuntu Gnome flavour. Different way to get around but reasonably intuitive. Desktop effects are pleasing and perform well on my little EEEPC. My Dell desktop doesn't have the grunt to run it very well, but the Gnome desktop does just fine on that.
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Old Laptop Wall Decoration

Posted 12-18-2010 at 01:18 AM by leehanken


Aim was to recycle an old Windows 98 Toshiba laptop to do something useful or fun.

- Using an installation of Slackware 13.0 and a wireless dongle.

- Script to display email inbox, facebook stream and a number of rss feeds, onto the console.

- Alternatively to play a slideshow of photos.

- Choose a radio station and play in the background, depending on the time of day.

How this was achieved:-
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Chrome OS = Moblin?

Posted 12-17-2010 at 10:44 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

I recently have begun to feel that Chrome OS is becoming increasingly like Moblin in regards to look and feel.

Case in point: Many of the Chrome OS features have been backported to the Chrome and Chromium browsers, including the Apps section of the New Tab page and the Web Store as well as the Pinned Tabs feature.

Secondly did you know that if you install a theme the theme can change the background of the New Tab page? I have tried this myself:

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Ordering blindly!Obeying and executing blindly!

Posted 12-16-2010 at 04:45 PM by irajjs
Updated 12-16-2010 at 04:52 PM by irajjs (dictation correction)

As every body knows,The U S government has imposed some sanctions on Iranians,one of which is software sanctions.I am going to talk about this sanction which is pretended to be against Iranian government and not against Iranian people.
It is obvious that Iranian government has a lot of possibilities to get and gain all needed software ,while the reverse is true for Iranian people because not many of them can travel abroad to get needed software!
Now the question is that: Does U S government...
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