The missing link in mainstream desktop Linux adoption

Well, in fact, there isn't one missing link. But in this FOSSwire article, I'm going to look at one major issue standing in the way of getting desktop Linux any serious market share. And that is OEMs.

Wikipedia defines Original Equipment Manafacturer (OEM) as:

When a company purchases products or components from another company and resells the products or components with the purchasing company's name or logo ...

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Configuring Beryl

Beryl logo

The Beryl Project is what gives us the ability to have beautiful 3D desktop effects on Linux. Actually, it's forked from Compiz, which can do many of the effects too, but at the present time Beryl has more customisability and features.

In this post, I'm going to show you how easy it is to configure your 3D effects to your liking, by using in the built-in graphical settings ...

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5 useful Firefox tweaks

Firefox is a great browser, and part of that is it's extensibility. As well as extensions and themes, Firefox also has an extensive set of hidden preferences that you can't get to through the graphical Preferences dialogue.

Instead, you can access them via the built-in about:config URL (just visit that in Firefox).

#1 - setting cookies for 'sites you navigate to' only

In a strange move backwards, this ...

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Killing misbehaving programs and processes

Note: This is a straight up rip of the tutorial of the same name from the Beginner’s Linux series on my personal blog (on my personal site), but it’s content is eminently suitable for FOSSwire readers, so I’ve re-posted it here. Enjoy!

Beginner's Linux

It's time for another quick Beginner's Linux!

I'd love to say it doesn't happen on Linux, but very rarely it does ...

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