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The Road to Linux

UNIX

UNIX was developed in 1969 in the computer labs of the US phone company AT&T, by a group of employees including Ken Thompson, Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie. The philosophy of UNIX was to roll all the basic low-level functions of the OS into a single bundle called a ‘kernel’, and to supplement this with many relatively small and simple add-on programs for carrying out specific operations. Another feature of UNIX is its heavy reliance on the C programming language, developed by Kernighan and Ritchie, which also became immensely popular and widely used. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2013 in DOS, Gnome, KDE, Mint OS, UNIX

 

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Amarok

Amarok is the default media player supplied with KDE, though it will also work under GNOME. Like most KDE applications, it aims at extreme configurability. Amarok suffered from a loss of popularity recently when it was perceived as having become overly complex. The developers have worked on the interface to try and make it friendlier, and the application has been restored to grace. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2013 in KDE, Music players

 

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Ubuntu Unity — first (and last) impressions

I must be missing something. Here we are with a new interface for Ubuntu, a new KDE, a new Gnome, a new GTK, and I haven’t yet been able to figure out what was wrong with the old ones. I used Ubuntu for more than a year, and I have used Mint, which largely entails Ubuntu’s interface, for more than a year, and I haven’t yet found anything that I want to do which the interface prevents me from doing. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2011 in Gnome, GTK, KDE, Ubuntu, Unity, Vista

 

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