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Ubuntu 13.04 preview

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April 11, 2013
Ubuntu 13.04 preview

Ubuntu 13.04 beta 2 has been released, so I thought I’d check it out for a sneak peek. The ISO file I downloaded weighed in at 825.5 MB. Note that Ubuntu 13.04 is a live distro, so you can try it without having to do an install on your system. I recommend this if...
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Linux Mint Debian 201303 RC preview

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March 13, 2013
Linux Mint Debian 201303 RC preview

Linux Mint Debian 201303 RC has been released. Linux Mint Debian is one of my favorite distros, so I’m very happy to see an update to it. If you aren’t familiar with it, here’s a brief description. Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a semi-rolling distribution based on Debian Testing. It’s available in both...
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Distrohopping on Reddit

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February 23, 2013
Distrohopping on Reddit

Last night I was browsing through my site states, and saw a link to a subreddit about distrohopping. I had no idea such a reddit existed, but I was delighted to find out that it did. One of Eye On Linux’s older columns was even listed in the top articles tab. Currently, the distrohopping...
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Linux podcasts for iOS devices

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February 22, 2013

Here’s a list of Linux podcasts that you might want to tune into on your iPhone, iPad, iPod or iPad mini. Going Linux Going Linux is a podcast for computer users who just want to use Linux to get things done. The Linux Action Show! Linux enthusiasts talk top news stories, current trends and...
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The 2013 Linux jobs report

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February 22, 2013
The 2013 Linux jobs report

The Linux Foundation and Dice have released a report about 2013 Linux jobs. The report indicates that Linux professionals are in high demand. You can download the report here. Today the professionals who manage the data centers that support the world’s largest web companies, e-commerce businesses and social networks are in high demand. Software...
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Who cares about Microsoft Office for Linux?

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February 10, 2013
Who cares about Microsoft Office for Linux?

So rumors are swirling right now that Microsoft is considering releasing Microsoft Office for Linux. I suppose that this might have been big news…about ten years ago. But does anybody really care at this point if Microsoft Office runs on Linux? I sure don’t, and here’s why. Linux Office Suites Linux has a number...
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Reddit software for Linux

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January 7, 2013
Reditr for Linux

Here’s how you can download a free desktop Reddit client for Linux. 1. Go to the Reditr download page. 2. There are four options for Linux users: 32bit .DEB 64bit .DEB 32bit .RPM 64bit .RPM 3. Click on the option that you prefer, and your download will begin. Here’s a description of the free...
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SuperTuxKart .8 racing game for Linux

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January 1, 2013
SuperTuxKart for Linux

The new version of SuperTuxKart is available, and you can download it now. It’s a fun racing game that brings back memories of Mario Kart on Nintendo 64 (my favorite version of Mario Kart). Description “SuperTuxKart is a Free 3d kart racing game; we want to make the game fun more than we want...
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Microsoft and the Windows 8 attack on Linux

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December 31, 2012

Steven has a good look at what a pain in the ass it is to install Linux on a Windows 8 computer. The ridiculous “secure boot” is an obvious attempt by Microsoft to kill Linux on the desktop. Microsoft has announced that if computer makers wish to distribute machines with the Windows 8 compatibility...
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Steam and distros besides Ubuntu

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December 31, 2012
Steam for Linux

It looks like the Steam folks are considering releasing it for distros other than Ubuntu. I think this is a great idea, though there are certainly pitfalls involved in doing it. Don’t get me wrong, Ubuntu is a fine distro and many people love it. But I’ve always been a big believer in choice,...
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