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First 15 minutes on F15!!!

Posted 08-31-2011 at 07:12 AM by hi2arun
Tags f15, fedora, linux

Well.. I wanted to share my feel when I went live on F15. yeah!

Here goes how I was literally lovelocked with Gnome 3.0 and F15 on the day I installed it.

Phenomenal GUI. Am pretty sure M$ will leech its glossy touch. F15 with G3.0 is gonna lure lotta gui-freaks to Linux.

Though the GUI looked so gr8 with oh-is-this-really-linux kinda transitions, I felt a lil hard to figure out how to configure static IP for my WiFi adapter. Well. Perhaps FC15/G3 could
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7 reasons why Ubuntu is so successful

Posted 07-06-2011 at 04:01 AM by dEnDrOn

1) A good start: Ubuntu started with a strong background. It wasn’t “yet another” distribution, it was a distribution that had a vision and enough people and money behind it to support that vision.

2) Easy and straightforward installation: From the text-based installer of the first few versions, to the point&click installer of today, ubuntu always had a very straightforward and simple installation. Every step of the installer was explained in a short, yet clear manner that made...
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Red Hat's Missed Opportunity

Posted 10-18-2010 at 04:20 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)
Updated 10-18-2010 at 04:22 PM by beetleman64 (typos)

Those of us who use Ubuntu will be aware that Ubuntu has got a "partner repository", a repository which contains proprietary software which, by nature, cannot be included in the main repository. It is an idea which I personally think is excellent, as it allows software which goes against the principals of Open Source to be included for the benefit of standard users.

It's such a good idea that I'm amazed no-one else has copied it. Those who use a distro outwith the Ubuntu...
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Installing gconf-editor (to stop showing volumes on Desktop)

Posted 03-02-2009 at 11:17 PM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-02-2009 at 11:55 PM by phoenixrising

In Fedora, after making a small and harmless change in my fstab following what it said here, ALL the partitions started mounting and APPEARING on my desktop. That made the desktop look totally obnoxious.

Here's what I had to do.

I had to install the 'gconf-editor'

Code:
su -c 'yum -y install gconf-editor'
and then I launched the gconf-editor from the Applications -> System Tools -> Confguration Editor

From that app, I...
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