Why Dolphin is a Good Choice for KDE4

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I've always been a big fan of Konqueror so when I heard that Dolphin was going to be the new default file manager for KDE4 I was disappointed. But after researching the decision further and actually giving Dolphin a try, I'm a convert.

Debian Lenny and Ubuntu Gutsy Repos Added

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Support for the Debian Lenny and Ubuntu Gutsy repositories have been added. I haven't done a complete sync with every app yet, so for now a listing will only be added once a new version becomes available.

Preparing for System Failure ... And Recovering Quickly

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Despite the improvements made each year by GNU/Linux, KDE, and GNOME, recovering from failure is one of the recurring themes many new users struggle with. Why aren't we making it easier to prepare for, and recover from, failure? Here are some proposals to make recovery less painful.

RSS Feed Preferences

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The RSS feeds for the Linux App Finder News and Blog sections are currently partial only. I'm trying to determine if I should switch them to contain the full text of the posts instead. Please vote and/or leave your comments if you have a preference that you would like to see adopted.

You can find the poll here.

Do you prefer full text or partial text feeds?

Full
77% (23 votes)
Partial
23% (7 votes)
Total votes: 30

RPM Installer for Konqueror or Dolphin in Kubuntu

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I'm a Kubuntu user and I ran into a situation recently where the app I wanted to install only came in an RPM. I've run into this situation before and always have to remember alien's syntax so I can install the RPM from Konsole. Kubuntu has a menu where I can right-click a DEB file in Konqueror to install it, so why not RPM's? Once I got bored of gripping I decided to create my own.

Krdc Gets Some Love from Google's Summer of Code

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I'm excited to see that a Krdc proposal was accepted by Google for this years Summer of Code. It's a program drastically in need of some love.

Is VMware Player Faster than VMware Server?

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I've been a VMware Player user since it was first released, but I recently decided to switch to VMware Server when I found out that it supports dual processors and snapshots. To my dismay I frequently experienced mouse lag, slow graphics, and keyboard sticking. Switching back to VMware Player resolved my issues and was noticeably faster. Has anyone else seen a performance difference between the two?