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Some of my must-have apps for linux

Posted 06-14-2011 at 12:05 AM by tuxandpucks

My List Of Must Have Applications

My list of must have linux applications.

The following list consists of applications that I must have on my linux computer. When I install a distro, I always grab these applications first. Some of these applications do have a windows counterpart, and by no means am I saying that these are linux-only applications.


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I am loving the Green Monster

Posted 04-05-2011 at 08:03 PM by tuxandpucks
Updated 04-05-2011 at 08:09 PM by tuxandpucks

I am loving the Green Monster

This is a quick post from the openSUSE live cd that I received with my recent issue of Linux Format Magazine. I am publishing because I am so impressed by what this distro has to offer, I am pondering chucking Ubuntu for this green monster.

I am most impressed with the Kinfocenter where running processes, real-time memory usage and much more information is displayed. I know, I know, Ubuntu has these tools, I simply like these tools better....
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Offense or Defense?

Posted 03-09-2011 at 01:27 PM by tuxandpucks

My brain tends to generate a lot of questions all day long. This latest one has me thinking. Should Open-Source software go more on the offensive and point out any of the faults of proprietary software? Should a website be generated that continuously runs ads pointing out that proprietary software is less-customizable, less secure from virus threats, and doesn't want to be shared? Another part of an ad compaign that would be essential is the fact that very little proprietary software programmers...
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Hello and Goodbye!

Posted 03-08-2011 at 06:15 PM by tuxandpucks

Welcome and Goodbye!
You know who you are. Yes, you, who said hello and turned around without ever giving me another consideration.

Too many times you freely grab my excited possibilities and open-considerations only to say, nope, not for me. Why? Oh, darn, you see something different than you are used to. Oh, my! So sorry to inconvenience you and your stubborn, stuck, dug-in, overpaid, under-produced, not-so-safe system.

Dare I say that many tools, gadgets,...
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