How-to: Picking a desktop environment in Linux

We’ve taken you through a tour of Window Managers in Linux, and now it’s time to show you the Window Manager’s bigger brother: the desktop environment, or DE for short. With a sea of choices out there, we can see where Linux newbies might feel a bit overwhelmed. Catch us after the break and we’ll show you some of our favorites, along with a few honorable mentions. Continue reading How-to: Picking a desktop...

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BBVA moves to real-time banking

The story “BBVA moves to real-time banking” incorrectly referred to the value of an Accenture contract rather than to the cost of the BBVA project. The first sentence of the second paragraph should read: View post: BBVA moves to real-time banking see it...

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Editor’s Letter: A littler Wii takes off to the Great White North

In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Starting this week you can enjoy them on the site as well. The biggest shopping holidays of the year are over, which means it’s time to go back to paying full retail for gadgets — or whatever Amazon is charging, anyway. Sales on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday were way up over last year; Friday shot 26 percent over 2011,...

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Apple Puts Eye into iDevices

David Woodbridge relies on apps such as VoiceOver and Light Detector at work and home. Mobiles and Macs lead the way in providing accessibility for the visually impaired. DAVID Woodbridge is an Apple addict. In his house there are four iPads, four iPhones – ranging from the 3GS to the 5 – a MacBook Pro, an iMac, a MacBook Air, a gaggle of iPods – including a Shuffle, a Nano and an iPod Touch – and an Apple TV....

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Samsung Galaxy S III mini review: a small Galaxy with few stars

Samsung made a bold move when it announced the Galaxy S III mini. Here was an Android phone with the potential to take the iPhone 5 head-on. While the original Galaxy S III is clearly the flagship, its 4.8-inch display means it’s literally too much for some people to handle. By matching Apple’s screen size inch for inch, it could have been pitched as a device aimed at winning over some iOS fence-sitters. However, when you...

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