Welcome to BlogNotions' Linux Blog

The BlogNotions Linux blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives from various Thought Leaders in the industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum allows IT enthusiasts to explore and learn about different Linux distributions such as Ubunto, Fedora, and OpenSUSE, and their personal experiences. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Linux for migrants: Zorin OS

Some Linux distributions try to find their own way in arrangement of the user desktop. Take, for example, Ubuntu with Unity. Whatever is your opinion about this Desktop Environment, you can’t deny that it brought some fresh ideas as to how to organize the user’s desktop. At the other pole are Linux distros which intentionally […]

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Three Great Linux Gaming Services/Applications

Today I would like to take a moment to talk about three different ways to get access to some great games on your Linux PC. They are DJL, Desura and Gameoltih. DJL – DJL is an installable application that manages various games you can install from their repository. Their repository currently contains over 120 games […]

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Geek-in-Pink: When I installed Mandrake on my computer, my boyfriend was not happy at all.

I have been using Linux for 6 years. My boyfriend at that time had a set of Mandrake CDs. He wanted to install Linux but couldn’t figure out the hard drive partitioning. The way he and my best friend described Linux was that it was a power user’s system and very easy to tweak. I had already been tearing Windows apart and modifying it to suit my fancy. So one day I got the Mandrake CDs and installed Mandrake on my computer. My boyfriend was not happy at all…

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Customizing GNOME3

GNOME3 and the GNOME Shell are no doubt, major improvements. They bring in usability and quite a bit of eye candy (in a different way compared to compiz) while at the same time, a few features went missing in 3.0 release – like Emblems, for instance. Nevertheless, GNOME3 is a great release and has been […]

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HOWTO: Use APT without the Bloat

Today I would like to share a small tidbit with all the users of APT distros out there. One of the reasons Bodhi Linux is so light weight and snappy is because when I install all the base packages for Bodhi I install them with the minimal amount of extra dependencies. For whatever reason a good […]

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Google Code-in Update

For the first half of Google Code-in, we have more than 94 tasks for the students. Already over 53 have been done and around 12 are work in progress. By the end of the first phase, I really hope to see all these tasks done. Some of the most interesting tasks that have been done […]

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Coming back to Humanity, or getting Ubuntu 11.10 installed again

What is my overall impression of Ubuntu 11.10? I’d say it is not bad in general. It definitely got better and more user-friendly than Ubuntu 11.04. Yes, there are some points I still can’t get used to. But despite these facts I think I’ll keep Ubuntu 11.10 on my hard drive for some time. Maybe I’ll get used to new Unity interface and its features.

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Multimedia support for Scientific Linux 6, / RHEL 6

I just tried out Scientific Linux 6 on my home machine. Scientific Linux is a customized and unbranded Red Hat Enterprise Linux made by CERN and Fermilab. Therefore it’s very stable and made to work. But even for working it’s nice to play mp3 music oder view mpeg films. To do so you have to enable […]

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