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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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Hahahaha, ,no way man, it's just the old thing that works, the "don't fix if ain't broken" stuff.
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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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Have you had many troubles with #Xubuntu 16.04?
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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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Do you believe that PC Linux OS improved?
I published an extremely short review of PC Linux OS not so long ago. It was short because I could not connect to my wireless network from the Live run of that Operating System. At the same time I mentioned that the most recent version of PCLOS was about 1.5 years old - too much even for the ...
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+Alessandro Ebersol​​ - I'm really sad that I have to agree with you. I like PCLinuxOS very much, but development has virtually stopped, and it pains me to say that death is only a matter of time. 
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Man, April's 1st was 3 days ago.
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Which one do you use?
Everyone today needs security and when it comes to things like data, PC, messaging, cloud etc then one become much paranoid about it. Security is required in all the fields these days. Be it dual verification from Gmail, Cinavia Message Code 3 for BluRay players or any other similar thing, ...
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I use keePassX, KeePassDroid, and LastPass for redundancy.
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Should anybody bother with this Zombie #PCLOS #PCLinuxOS?
You have probably noticed that BuyLinuxCDs.co.uk site has recently changed its design. The first order that came from the redesigned site contained a highly unexpected item: PCLinuxOS. But unexpected or not, you certainly can purchase a disk with this operating system from BuyLinuxCDs.co.uk, ...
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Get a discount in February on http://buylinuxcds.co.uk
What? - you may ask. You only changed the BuyLinuxCDs.co.uk design back in October 2015! And now again? Yes, again! - I will tell you. BuyLinuxCDs.co.uk is a commercial arm of this blog. You can order a disk with your favourite operating system on that site and it will be delivered to your door.
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Do you play Windows games on Linux?
Linux operating systems gives the stability that Windows platform somewhere fails to deliver. But what about gaming? Can we compare Windows and Linux on gaming front? I don't think it will be a fare game to compare both on this aspect. Users who want to go with gaming will rarely use Linux and ...
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Yup. Winetricks is a must.
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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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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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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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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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Dmitry K

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Do you agree with the poll results?
Fedora 24 and Ubuntu 16.04 families are due to release within next month or so. Just about a month ago the Linux notes from DarkDuck blog started a poll where you could vote which of these two distributions you await more. It is time to give the results of that poll now.
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There's no option for None of the above, and I would choose that.
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Dmitry K

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A useful feature for those who cannot create a disk himself.
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Do you like or use Zorin OS?
Zorin OS 11 continues the line of Linux distributions for the users who migrate from other operating systems. It was released at the beginning of February 2016. Let's have a whistle-stop tour for the main features of this operating system.
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Do you use Whatsapp on computer?
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Do you use the Telegram messenger? Do you run it on your Linux machine?
Mobile technology develops rapidly nowadays. Do you remember that just 5-8 years ago the most you could get from your mobile device was phone calls and text messages? Today your smartphone can do more than a typical computer could do 10 years go. Plus, smartphone is also mobile and very often ...
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Yup, yup.
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