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The road to GNOME

October 12, 2009 Tyler B 4

As you know we are all going to be transitioning from our current desktop environment (DEs) to something new. I did a bit of quick […]

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Climate Change

October 11, 2009 Tyler B 1

Here at The Linux Experiment we are all about shaking things up. After all, we have committed to using Linux for four whole months just […]

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A Pretty New Desktop Theme

September 5, 2009 Jon F 0

This morning I spent some more time messing around with Compiz. I followed this tutorial to add an alternative repository to my sources list that […]

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Finally Up and Running

September 3, 2009 Jon F 1

As you may recall, last night, I ruined my system by manually editing the xorg.conf config file according to a sketchy tutorial on the Debian […]

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September 1, 2009 Dana H 1

Hi, everyone!  Dana here posting from a successful installation of Fedora 11.  I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t get the option to install KDE […]

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Coming close

August 23, 2009 Tyler B 1

The experiment is set to begin in less than 10 days and now is the time to settle on all of those little decisions that still need to be made.

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Which download to pick?

August 19, 2009 Tyler B 5

Without getting into a GNOME vs KDE debate which of these do you think I should get? I’m leaning toward the DVD because as I see it the Live CD is worthless – I’m going to be installing it one way or another. Then again I’m going to have an internet connection during install, is downloading the extra 3.5GB of DVD really worth it when compared to the CD based ones?

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The Showdown: Fedora 11 vs Mandriva 2009.1

August 17, 2009 Tyler B 14

The Final Contenders

Well here we are. After a couple of weeks of research I have finally narrowed down my choice to either Fedora 11 or Mandriva 2009.1 to use during the course of this experiment. The two distros are both very mature and feature rich which makes this choice extraordinarily difficult. To help alleviate some of this I have decided to square them off head to head in a series of different areas. So without further ado let’s start this.