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How to popularize Linux (or any hypothetical foss os) ?

Posted 06-21-2010 at 01:04 PM by entz

After pondering , debating with great passion the issue of linux and why it doesn't achieve mainstream adoption , i personally came to the following points that would if adhered to increase the odds of popular success.


The Manifest:

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1) User Friendliness should be an essential and integral part of any desktop system, which its achievement has no ramifications or negative impact on stability, power , flexibility as well as security.

2) The development process
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KPackageKit cannot mount CDROM

Posted 06-20-2010 at 11:08 PM by Nityanandi
Updated 06-21-2010 at 11:34 PM by Nityanandi (not complete, nor precise)

Kubuntu 10.4 on HP Pavilion dv3 laptop. I bought 8 DVD software library because not on Internet at home, and cannot build the index to use this repo, because KPackageKit says Error, Cannot mount CD-ROM. KPackageKit is a tremendous disappointment all around, especially after Synaptics Package Manager was piercingly good, and has vanished.

The file managers and K3b are mounting DVDs. There is no /etc/fstab line for it.

I am VERY grateful to Linux Community.
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Lmgtfy

Posted 06-20-2010 at 07:30 PM by 2ck

Every once in a while I read a post that is nothing more than a google search url with the thread title entered as the query. That bothers me.

I know that there are several very experienced posters on these forums who are understandably irked when inane questions pop up. It is tempting to admonish the askers, or patronise their lack of resourcefulness. However, doing so demonstrates an attitude of, at best, carelessness regarding the thought behind the question being asked....
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real second blog entry

Posted 06-20-2010 at 06:06 PM by gnyrfta

Ok, this is my real second blog entry.

I wrote a simple program where I enter my ingredients at home, and the program checks recipes to see how many ingredients are missing to make the different recipes.
I had a long busride with the vegetarian cookbook my sister gave me, and I was thinking how most of it looked good but Im always missing some ingredient or other...

Anyhows, the program works fine - I wrote it in Octave, which is what we learnt at school and...
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Installing Ubuntu in windows using Virtualbox

Posted 06-19-2010 at 09:24 AM by sheshta
Updated 06-19-2010 at 09:28 AM by sheshta

This Article First Appeared in Mostafa Sheshtawy's blog ( Images for the steps are located in the blog)

As everyone knows , The new Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) is released. It is pretty awesome and more stable than the ones before it. If you haven't seen what's up with the new ubuntu and its new look, i recommend reading this blog post Quick Review on Ubuntu 10.04 .

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So first step is downloading Ubuntu. It depends which version do you want. the 32-bit...
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