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Linux Mint 10 KDE released; Mint 11 based on Ubuntu 11.04, but no Unity

Just a few days after the emergence of a release candidate, Linux Mint 10 KDE has been released. There are a few bugs (most notably, VLC is slow to open files), so be sure to check the full release notes. Mint, which claims to be the 4th most popular desktop operating system (behind Windows, OS X and Ubuntu), prides itself on its elegance and out-of-the-box ease-of-use. With version 10, the...

Debian 6 Squeeze, the universal operating system, finally released

After exactly two years of development and with over 10,000 new packages, version 6 of the wunderkind jack of all trades, Debian, has been released. This release, along with support for i386, amd64, powerpc, sparc, mips, mipsel, ia64, s390 and armel architectures, also features a technical preview of Debian ported to the FreeBSD kernel, dubbed Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. Along with the usual slew of...

With Ubuntu's shift to Qt in 11.10, an attack on the mobile sector must be imminent

Qt, come the end of 2011, is to become a standard component of Ubuntu 11.10. Ubuntu currently, and in the upcoming 11.04 Natty Narwhal distribution, uses Gtk+, a competing toolkit maintained by the GNOME Foundation. When Canonical announced Ubuntu's shift away from the GNOME desktop manager in 11.04, the switch to Qt was almost a foregone conclusion; GNOME requires Gtk+, but Unity doesn't --...

Win Themer brings KDE's Oxygen icons to your Windows desktop

If you've used Kubuntu (or any other Linux distro which features KDE), you may have found yourself wishing you could easily install the default Oxygen icon theme on your Windows machine. Well, you can -- using Win Themer! Download Win Themer and run it (you may need to right-click and run as administrator on Vista or Windows 7), and the Windows defaults will be swapped out for their Oxygen...

Google Chrome users on Linux to get encrypted password storage

A bit of welcome news for Linux users who browse with Google Chrome: a change has landed in the Chromium source code which adds support for the built-in, secure password stores for both GNOME and KDE. Why is this a big deal? Using Chrome's built-in password manager, anyone can click into your options > personal stuff > show saved passwords and view anything you've stored. Call me crazy,...

Five fun, educational Linux games for kids!

Technology provides today's school with numerous avenues to provide quality education to kids while making learning fun. With schools increasing the use of technology to deliver learning, parents are faced with embracing technology to provide learning and fun experiences for kids growing up in a technology saturated world after school. As a concerned parent, I want to do my part in making sure...

Clementine is an attractively simple music player and organizer

I only ever used iTunes once, just after I bought my second-generation iPod. I still remember the day that Apple ported iTunes to Windows. The world was giddy with excitement -- and, as I plugged in that FireWire cable... I admit, I was giddy too. Christ was that excitement short lived though. iTunes was a steaming hunk of bloated slowness. It might be better today, but truth be told I haven't...

Firefox Friday Five!

I just glanced at the world weather forecast and it seems, somehow, that it is sunny EVERYWHERE. Unless you're reading this in India or China, in which case the sun has already set -- but that's beyond the point! It looks like summer is finally here (unless you're in Australia, but it never gets cold there, so who cares) -- and with the balmy heat, a slew of new releases have been ejected from...

KDE 4.4 hits release candidate 2, stays on track for February 9 release

It looks like KDE 4.4, the newest version of the popular Linux desktop environment and app suite, is on track for its scheduled February 9th release. A second release candidate just became available for ambitious experimenters to try out, and that milestone was only a few days off schedule. A bump from 4.3 to 4.4 doesn't sound like it would be a big deal, but don't discount it just because it's...

10 easy ways to play with Linux without leaving Windows

While I haven't made the switch to Linux full time, I find myself spending more and more time experimenting of late. In particular, I'm enjoying projects like Moblin and the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. If you're still using Windows for your primary OS there are tons of ways to get your feet wet like a true penguin without making any serious commitments. Here are ten ways to play with Linux...

Open source office suite KOffice hits 2.0, gets Firefox-like addon support

KOffice is the open source, cross-platform office suite that isn't OpenOffice.org. You may not have heard much about KOffice unless you've used a Linux distribution using the KDE desktop environment. But KOffice and KDE have come a long way in recent years. You can run KDE apps like KOffice in Windows, although installation is still a lot simpler in Linux distributions like Kubuntu or OpenSUSE. ...

Amarok 2.0 Linux music player released

Open source music player Amarok 2 was released this week. The latest version of the popular KDE-based application features a completely retooled user interface, integration with online services like Shoutcast, Magnatune, and Jamendo, and support for the KDE 4 desktop environment. That last bit is important, because if you try to install Amarok 2 on a system running KDE 3.5 you'll probably need...

KOffice comes to Windows: A brief loook at KOffice 2.0 Alpha 8

The K Desktop Environment, or KDE, is best known as a user interface and software suite for Linux. But for the past few months a team of developers has been hard at work porting KDE applications to Windows. When we looked at the KDE on Windows project earlier this year, it was still in the early stages and there honestly weren't many applications worth running. Now that's all changed. The...

Flipping the Linux switch: Linux web tools, Pt. 3 - Intro to HTML editors

An XHTML editor is a lot like a teacup dog breed or a designer pig. Okay, so they don't tremble incessantly or have the tendency to pee in the corner of your living room. They are really just highly specialized, souped-up versions of something else. Chihuahuas are pack animals, just like wolves. Potbellied pigs know instinctively how to root around for tasty things, as do wild boars. And XHTML...

KDE 4.1 beta released, adds more KDE 3.5 apps

The developers behind the open source KDE desktop environment made some major changes when they launched KDE 4.0. While KDE 3.5 had long been described as one of the best Linux desktop environments for users familiar with Windows, KDE 4.0 introduced a whole new look and feel. The start menu was completely redesigned and the desktop environment made heavy use of widgets. And oh yeah, a number of...