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Dmitry K

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Do you use or tried Lubuntu?
It is difficult to believe, but Linux notes from DarkDuck blog has never published a review of Lubuntu . The Lubuntu distribution is a...
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i actually prefer to install Xubuntu and replace XFCE with LXDE later - and in situations that i need a lighter distribution, BunsenLabs is a quite good choice imho 
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Dmitry K

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How visible and accessible is Linux in your country?
There is no secret that I am a born Russian living in the United Kingdom. I travel to my motherland for different reasons from time to time....
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i see a lot of people using Android on tablets and smartphones, and it is known that Android uses Linux as kernel! :) 
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Just another Debian spin or something interesting? What do you think?
Emmabuntus is no stranger to Linux notes from DarkDuck blog. I have reviewed this distribution several times and even interviewed their team member. All the previous versions of Emmabuntus were based on Xubuntu. But there was a new release recently, and Emmabuntus Debian Edition 1.0 saw the ...
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How-to guide with screenshots
Desktop Environments are not something set in stone. They develop and change their design. Linux notes from DarkDuck published an article some time ago where you could learn how to configure keyboard layouts in Cinnamon Desktop Environment. That article was written in 2013 when Cinnamon 1 was ...
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The 2nd part of the good how-to. I hope you enjoyed the 1st part.
This is the 2nd part of the how-to guide for Arch Linux installation. Please click here for the 1st part. Now we are finally booted into our Arch Linux computer! At this point we can install some basic packages. I will install PulseAudio and alsa-utils by entering.
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Dmitry K

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Do you think that MATE is a breakthrough or last century?
Linux bloggers have plenty of topics to write about every 6 months. These are release cycles for Ubuntu and Fedora families. Canonical and RedHat give us an opportunity to write reviews of their operating systems often enough to keep the blogs going. Many derivatives of these distributions add ...
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i have a different opinion, sorry... Mate was a divine gift for me, kept me safe from the constantly disastrous decisions from the Gnome development team - replacing nautilus with caja, gedit with pluma, gnome-terminal with mate-terminal, etc., just brought me a huge peace of mind, and i really thank to all Mate development team from my heart for starting and maintaining such project! :)

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Dmitry K

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Is there a real need or possibility to use FOSS-only operating systems?
Once upon a time... Oh no... 5 years ago! ...in the kingdom far far away... Oh no... in my blog! Yes! That happened exactly 5 years ago, believe it or not. 5 years ago, 31st of May 2011, I wrote my first, and so far the last, review of the distribution supported by the Free Software Foundation ...
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If the FSF's principle forbids the ability to use the hardware, I need to forbid that principle on that hardware. The FSF does not forbid the use of that hardware, they just tell you that it's a bad deal and won't distribute non free software. Software owners have offered you the use of a second rate network card, but only if you are willing to surrender control of your computer and jump through their hoops. There are many distributions that include non free drivers and other non free software if you value your computer and privacy at less than the cost of a used wifi fob. There are only a few FSF endorsed distributions that have refused to carry water for software owners. The user is free to add non free software to those distributions or to install a distribution where someone has bent over backwards for the software owner.
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Dmitry K

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Have you had many troubles with #Xubuntu 16.04?
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Dmitry K

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My take on #Xubuntu 16.04
The previous post about Xubuntu 16.04 that I published just a week ago had a great success. That's why I continue the series of these posts. As I have mentioned, Xubuntu 16.04 is a part of Ubuntu 16.04 family that was released by Canonical on the 21st of April 2016.
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Dmitry K

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Which of them do you prefer?
Linux notes from DarkDuck blog publishes reviews for different Linux operating systems. Which review is the best? That was a question of the...
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PCLinuxOS all the way, except KDE, which SUX big time. In another note, I'm a big fan of TWD.
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Is Korora really an alternative to Mint?
Cinnamon is a desktop environment that is widely promoted by the Linux Mint team. Linux Mint Cinnamon is their flagship distribution. In its turn, Linux Mint is a leader in the world of Linux distributions, especially for the newbie-oriented part of it. Unfortunately, the recent release of Linux ...
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Cinnamon how-to for keyboard layouts setup
Desktop Environments are not something set in stone. They develop and change their design. Linux notes from DarkDuck published an article some time ago where you could learn how to configure keyboard layouts in Cinnamon Desktop Environment. That article was written in 2013 when Cinnamon 1 was ...
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Do you like Linux Mint 18?
The release of Linux Mint 18 was very interesting from many aspects. The most interesting for me was the fact that it is the 1st release of Mint based on LTS version of Ubuntu after skipping several non-LTS versions. If you remember, up to Linux Mint 16, each new version was based on consecutive ...
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Dmitry K

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Have you tried to install Arch Linux yourself?
Arch Linux is often rather challenging or scary when it comes to a newbie's first Linux experience. Some reasons you may want to go with Arch would be the Pacman package handler, or the fact that it comes with no bloat software that will allow you to truly make it your own.
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Dmitry K

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Will Mandriva soul survive through its forks?
Mandriva was one of the most famous names in the Linux world just a few years ago. Unfortunately, the company behind that Linux distribution had some difficulties that inevitably created issues for the project. Mandriva Linux also became a base for several offsprings, derivatives, and forks.
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Sure, and PCLinuxOS will live even more, after all, can't kill a walking dead... ;-D
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Dmitry K

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Have you tried CentOS on desktop?
CentOS is one of those operating systems in the Linux world that are often recommended for students who want to continue their career as Linux system administrators. There is no wonder here, because CentOS is a re-branded compilation of the corporate operating systems leader RedHat.
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Dmitry K

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Do you think Fedora or Ubuntu will be the next big thing in the Linux world? Or neither?
While working at Dell Inc. in the 2011 I met some Linux enthusiasts that introduced me to Ubuntu. I have heard about SUSE, Debian and Red Hat before but they were never promoted as real alternatives to Windows and OS X. But Ubuntu changed my mindset toward Linux so I decided to give it a try.
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Next big thing ? They were the big thing like, 5 ~6 years ago.
The next big thing will be Microshaft using the Linux kernel to power that crappy UI of theirs, called winblow$...
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Dmitry K

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Have you tried Xubuntu 16.04 yet?
Canonical released the new range of its operating systems last week which includes many members of Ubuntu 16.04 family: Ubuntu itself, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu GNOME and, of course, Xubuntu. Of course, you can purchase your own disk with any of these and many other distributions ...
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Yes, running it now on my home desktop.
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