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We've chosen a few desktop environments in this poll, but there are many more. Which is your favorite and why? You can tell us in the comments, or even submit an article about it.
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I only have dual-core cpu, w/ 4gb ram; so that leaves out cinnamon, and gnome-shell, but other than that I use them all somewhere or other.
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Like Scotty pulling a bit of extra power out of the Enterprise, the "Star Trek: Axanar" fan film easily warped past its initial $250,000 goal this weekend. Now, its creators plan to ask an old "Star Trek" ally for help.
Like Scotty pulling a bit of extra power out of the Enterprise, the "Star Trek: Axanar" fan film easily warped past its initial $250,000 goal this weekend. Now, its creators plan to ask an old "Star Trek" ally for help.
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Proteus has been upgraded and now comes with an Nvidia 960M graphics chip… at no extra cost! +LinuxGaming +Proteus +Ubuntu +Ubuntu_mate
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Awesome t-shirt for sysadmin day ;) http://amzn.to/1gdZ3ki  #funny #IT 
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That is awesome... Hehehe..
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Reno, NV, everyone. Where the news comes to you....unfiltered.
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I think it's more the not having to leave home or realizing you forgot something as you get home.
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Brave or stupid, you decide.
 
Dude is very confident in his precision
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+Jeff Pliska If you're gonna sit you can finish your meal too. :P
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These Android app launchers help you customize your Android layout to best fit your workflow.
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This sums up how I woke up this morning, in a nutshell. Clearly I'm becoming crunchy in my old age.
 
Dear job, please stop messing with me when I'm trying to get ready to leave for GenCon .
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As a child, I wanted to be a hawk-man for about a month solid. ;) #OriginalSpartaMovie  
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Still laughing at the idea of a Viking Tooth Fairy. Spot on, to be honest. Never thought of it like that.
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If you know newcomers to the world of smartphones, namely Android...and they just want their apps without a lot of fuss -- here ya go.
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Not an Elementary user myself, but at least we see applications coming out of their efforts. This is always a bonus. :)
 
There is nothing to compare between Gnome News and Feed Reader, but I want to focus on another thing here. 

When you first run Feed Reader it will place a "start-up" service in your session, so every time you log in, this service is running and updates the news. To use Feed Reader you log-in on 3rd party services, and therefore you can use it together with more applications and devices. Pretty cool, and in general it is a pretty cool and feature rich desktop news application.

As a side note here, Feed Reader developer updated the window controls that previously (when I 1st blogged it) were only properly working on +elementary

Gnome News at least for now doesn't support third party logins, instead you manually add the feeds. Now the part I want to talk about, is that Gnome News uses Tracker to retrieve and to store the feeds.

That actually means that if you reset Tracker database, which personally is something I often do, you will also lose all the feeds you added. 

At least is what happens now, and I'm saying in case you're wondering where the feeds were gone!

#GNOME   #News   #Feed   #RSS  
 
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I tend to attack life's challenges like a ninja with a wiffle ball bat wearing a "onesie." I may look ridiculous, but I still manage to get the job done. -- Me
Introduction

Matt Hartley was a co-founder of the ever popular and once iTunes front page featured podcast, Weezy and The Swish. These days, Matt works diligently as a consultant for Earth Networks (WeatherBug), proprietor of the largest privately owned weather station network on the planet. In between his duties at WeatherBug, Matt writes on Linux and Open Source projects for QuinStreet. For those looking to connect with Matt, he can be found on TwitterYouTube and Friend​​​​​​​​​​feed.

In addition to everything above, Matt works on a joint project with his wife called The Home Makeover Diva and provides volunteer services as an assisting project ​​​​​​​​​​coordinator for the WebcamStudio project. Matt also maintains this Website and everything that goes with it.

Previous to his online career, Matt maintained a successful computer repair business. Most of his clients were high-end, big spending home users that were tired of half-baked solutions from his competition. Matt retired from his computer repair business a few years ago as to pursue new interests on the Web.

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My experience with various desktop Linux distributions dates back to early releases of Red Hat, but really took off with early versions of Knoppix. From there, I traveled to Linspire 4.0-5.0, SimplyMepis 3.1, Debian and then finally settled on Ubuntu. Most recently I made the permanent switch to Linux Mint.

My problem solving and troubleshooting dates back to solving a Flash/Audio issue on Linspire 4.5 with a minor piece of code. Since then, I’ve offered up scripts, work-a-rounds and other ways to make the Linux experience as painless for new users as possible.

These days, I spend my time answering questions, writing articles and providing common sense solutions to problems that crop up for the casual Linux enthusiast. I’ve shared tips on selecting software, peripherals among other items of interest to ease the transition for newer Linux users.

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You can find my resume here. I am currently accepting new assignments on a case by case basis, so feel free to reach out if you have something in mind.

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