Ubuntu 15.10 Review: Less Exciting & Largely Unchanged

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Largely unchanged, Ubuntu 15.10 (code named: ‘Willy Werewolf’) is a less exciting release, well, for those that use the desktop version at least. Kernel is updated to version 4.2, X.org to 1.17.2, Compiz 0.9.12.2 and Unity desktop version is still at …

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How to Make GNU/Linux (Fedora 22) More Responsive?

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Even though Hard disk drives are getting faster and faster, they’re still far behind compared to the speed at which other major hardware components of your computer operate (the CPU, GPU, RAM…). And since the hard disk is also the primary storage …

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Fedora 22 Review: Bit of a Slow Boot-up, Otherwise Much Improved

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It’s tough, robust, stable, idealistic, and loyal to its principles. This is my conceived idea of the GNU/Linux distribution known as ‘Fedora’. That said, I don’t necessarily admire all of its characteristics, but I deal with Fedora with respect because I have a history with …

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KaOS 2015.02 Review: Delivers a Pure KDE Plasma 5.0 Desktop

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My previous encounter with ‘KaOS’ was a delightful one. It was a beautiful, fresh (barely nine months old back then), fast and a responsive GNU/Linux distribution. And from an emotional perspective, it also felt ‘focused!’. And it in fact is focused, …

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Install ‘mpv’ (media player) on Fedora 21 [How to]

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‘mpv’ is a powerful multimedia player that is based on MPLayer and mplayer2 projects. It also contains new features of its own (according to the developers) and supports hardware (GPU) based video decoding (through VDPAU, VAAPI and VDA APIs) as well. It …

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