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I recently replaced my aging Thinkpad with a Dell M3800. I selected it over the 15" MacBook Pro after spending almost a month with the MacBook. It is the nicest laptop I have ever had, and I am not the only one to highly recommend it as a Linux laptop for developers. My machine was ...

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I have been surprised at the adoption of OSX by developers; it seems to have become the default choice, especially for open source savvy web developers. I find it especially odd when open source advocates tell me how they love free-as-in-freedom, but just can't give up their OSX. People frequently express surprise that I ...

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As we near the release of Alfresco Enterprise Edition 5.0, Community Edition has evolved a lot. Community Edition 5.0.a was an opportunity for the Engineering team to get feedback on the improvements in the 5.0 source tree. Though it was a solid release, there was still a lot of new development ...

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My family invested in the complete set of the Avatar cartoon series (both the Last Airbender / Legend of Aang and the Legend of Korra season 1). If you haven't seen the series, I highly recommend you watch it; it is a masterpiece in nearly every way.

I don't often buy DVD's ...

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The CMIS browser in version 4 of LibreOffice is a great example of what we at Alfresco hoped people would do with this standard. It makes it very easy to access your content in Alfresco (or any other CMIS compliant repository) and take advantage of content management features like check-ins and metadata.

I want to ...

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When did it get so hard to buy a Linux computer? From 2004 to 2010, every computer I bought had Linux pre-installed. I purchased from Dell and Lenovo, but HP and Asus also had them on offer. Sure, I had to make compromises, but it was possible.

I was unpleasantly surprised when in the summer of ...

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I was pretty successful moving to my new house without breaking anything valuable, but unfortunately the old HP Pavilion laptop I have been using as my web server / firewall for the past several years did not make it. Shortly after hooking it up in its new home, the hard drive gave up the ghost. I ...

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Background to Buying a Linux System

My family switched to all-Linux in 2002. Mid-2004 was the last time I purchased a Windows license for personal use; though I have a copy of XP that I still occasionally load in a VM. 2004 was the year I bought an HP laptop that came with Windows, and I ...

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For the last ten years I have mentally divided the computing world into three camps:

  1. The sorry masses of Windows users who don’t realize that happy alternatives exist to their computing purgatory.

  2. The camp of OSX users who enjoy their addiction to beautiful and functional proprietary technologies.

  3. The free and dis-organized Linux users who will conquer the ...

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I am about to start a big project for work, and I wanted to get the latest tools on my machine because I know I won’t have the opportunity for a while. Unfortunately, my install of Kubuntu Hardy 8.04 is starting to feel behind-the-times and the latest versions of my applications are getting ...