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The Year of Linux on the Desktop


October 11, 2007 09:59 AM PST

Being ready for the desktop does not equate to being successful on the desktop.

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Linux Source Code Browsing


March 2, 2007 11:58 AM PST

There are a few free and not so free varieties of code browsing tools available for Linux. Two of the free kind are KScope and Source Navigator.

Both of these tools allow you to import existing code projects and build cross reference indexes. They both will also function as a code editor and project manager. Both can be pointed at existing projects regardless of their structure. Both allow for code browsing without having to compile without special flags, unlike some tools. KScope has been around for a while now and is actively being developed. Source Navigator has more features than KScope but development pretty much stopped in early 2004. Source Navigator still works perfectly fine however, although the X style GUI makes it seem dated.

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ESR rants on Fedora


February 21, 2007 11:59 AM PST

This ESR letter is pretty good. He basically covers my biggest frustration with Linux over the last decade. All of my distribution experience has basically ended up the same way: hours and hours of dependency chasing to try and install a single package. It usually ends with me either giving up or hosing my system to the point that lots of other things stop working. It is interesting though that most of my serious Linux attempts were derivatives of Redhat / Fedora. I also echo his experience with Ubuntu. In my few hours of playing with Ubuntu and Kubuntu 6.10 I have been pretty impressed with the package install / updating process. Could it be that someone will finally figure this out? Only time will tell.

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