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Beau Duquette
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Any distro reccomendations? I'm building my new computer next week, intiel i3, gt640, 8gb ram. Nothing special just a refresh on my aging Phenom ii based system. I'd like something that uses SystemD, and Gnome fairly easy to maintain (so no arch) that maybe has some long term update support. Might be asking to much but thought I would ask.
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 I don't so much mind RPM's as much as I despise what Fedora is. Sure SUSE uses them to but they at least built a decent way to get and handle them. Fedora is just always buggy garbage when I use it. I really like Arch just sick of the maintenance and the bleeding edge.
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It's 5$ Friday people. Find an opensource project and donate 5 dollars. Dev's need bacon to...
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Yeah +Sagir Fahmid I also through Wikipedia some money every time they have a fund raiser. It's another organization/phenomenon that continually changes my life.

I also like to support public radio, and some podcasts I listen to. I really appreciate their payment models. If it wasn't pay what you can, I would be able to enjoy these sorts of enriching media.

Firefox is another one... I try to spread my contributions among the GREAT free software that I use.
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New review impressions of openSuse on the blog...
Anyone reading this blog (both of you) know I don't run Microsoft's proprietary OS better known as Windows in it's various forms. As such I use and test various open source operating systems ranging ...
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Been getting my install "right" for a bit now. New Arch user, so go gentle. XFCE, a simple Cairo setup and the "Dark Arch" theme from the AUR. 
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It looks pretty, i like "dark style".
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Looks like an OK ship. It's neither fish nor foul like the Avenger. Can't say I'm a fan of the tank on display with it's lack of speed and maneuvering. Then again, a lot of that is the fact you have a really strange choice of BOFF layout and skill selection.
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 Installed openSuse 12.3 on a whim. Will deliver a deeper more comprehensive review in a week or two. I am surprised and slightly disappointed in a couple facets of the way things are done, but once those hurdles are cleared it's VERY polished and relatively easy to use with a base install.
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 This coming Monday the gnome foundation will be releasing version 3.8 of their popular gnome desktop environment.
  I urge everyone in the linux community not to install, use, endorse gnome 3.8 in any way shape or form... let me present the case of why I think it's best to do so: 
  With gnome3, and each subsequent release, the gnome foundation has been intentionally breaking user themes and extensions. They have been maliciously removing your ability to setup the gnome3 DE as you see fit.
  The gnome developers clearly want you to use the gnome3 they designed, from the default experience to the stock look, taking away your freedom to use your own theme, to use your own extensions, in a sentence: to customize gnome3. 

 This is straight from the horse's mouth: 

 " “Facilitating the unrestricted use of extensions and themes by end users seems contrary to the central tenets of the GNOME 3 design. We’ve fought long and hard to give GNOME 3 a consistent visual appearance… The point is that it decreases our brand presence… every GNOME install should have the same core look and feel.” 

                                                                          Allan Day, GNOME dev

  Brand presence = "Our brand, our look, don't you dare change a pixel"
  They want all gnome installs to look the same and maliciously break all beautiful themes that artists so painstakingly at their own expense put together. (One only has to look at 3.4 and 3.6 and the numerous artists that simply got tired and gave up)

   " Themes and extensions will be harmful to our larger goals. "

                                                                          Jon McCann, GNOME dev

 There you have it, by becoming the antithesis of freedom the gnome project is now a sinking ship. Fork, modify, call it your own but do not use gnome 3.8.

 " I've had enough of this shit, this growing culture of enforced conformity from GNOME devs, wasted hours designing and putting together themes and for what, getting spit in the face"

 " I will no longer be making themes for gnome 3 "

 " Guys, I will no longer be updating my themes but feel free to do so ... over and over again ;) "
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Dear XFCE,

 Please add tab functionality to Thunar. Thanks.

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