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CrunchBang Linux is best for old notebook

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Linux

linux.bihlman.com: I tried to get Puppy Linux installed on my old Presario notebook PC but I just couldn’t get the install to take. That gave me a good excuse to try another distro, and I’m glad I did!

Linux: I take it back

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Linux

dwasifar.com: Regular readers will remember quite a few posts in which Your Humble Narrator complains about this, that, or the other flaw in desktop Linux in general or an Ubuntu distribution in particular. Well, I take it all back.

Linux-Based Cell Phone Netbook Dream Machine

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Linux

blog.linuxtoday: I don't like cell phones. iPhone? Don't make me laugh. Blackberry and other smartphones? Close. I want Nice Inexpensive Linux Netbooks That Do Everything.

Automotive gauge cluster design runs Linux

linuxdevices.com: Automotive telematics display firm Yazaki North America announced an instrument cluster display based on embedded Linux, designed for reconfigurable dashboard TFT/LCD displays.

SquashFS: Not Just for Embedded Systems

linux-mag.com: Who knew that compression could be so useful in file systems? SquashFS, typically used for embedded systems, can be a great fit for laptops, desktops and, yes, even servers.

NVIDIA ION Linux Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: NVIDIA's ION platform is designed to provide superior graphics performance and quality than what is available with the Intel 945 graphics that up to this point were all that was available in Atom-based products.

Ubuntu Is Driving Me Away

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Ubuntu

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I have used Ubuntu exclusively since Feisty and have tested each new release from alpha on. I have always been a big booster of Ubuntu and am active on several help forums. Yet, despite all of this history together I am thinking seriously of leaving Planet Ubuntu. Here’s why.

Are Apple's Price Drops Aimed at Linux?

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Mac

daniweb.com/blogs: Yesterday, Apple announced significant price drops on many of its consumer products including the iPhone and Mac Air. This is an unusual move. So what's up with this big price drop? Is Apple out to "get" Linux?

Fedora 11: So easy you'll forget it's Linux

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Linux
  • Red Hat's Fedora 11: So easy you'll forget it's Linux

  • Red Hat goes one louder with Fedora 11
  • Fedora 11 to get link to Exchange
  • A New Fedora, Size 11
  • F11 = F1 (Help) + 1

Fedora 11 Released

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Linux

redhat.com: The Fedora Project today announced the availability of Fedora 11, the latest version of its free open source operating system. The community's eleventh release includes the broadest feature set to date.

Provider of Interactive Teaching Solutions Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation announced today that mimio® has become the newest member of the Linux Foundation. mimio® embraces Linux as an important and affordable platform for interactive teaching technologies.

The best netbook-friendly Linux distros

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Linux

reghardware.co.uk: We loved the Xandros based OS the Asus put on the original Eee PC and Acer's version of Linpus. For 90 per cent of the tasks anyone's likely to perform on a netbook, they're spot on and allow the machines to boot up in under 20 seconds. But what about that other ten per cent of tasks?

15 Cool Google Chrome Wallpapers

junauza.com: We've seen plenty of awesome Firefox wallpapers here before, but since everybody's talking about Google Chrome web browser, I decided to collect some Chrome wallpapers. Here they are:

Seven Mistakes Being Made in FOSS Branding

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OSS

earthweb.com: Traditionally, any mention of marketing has the average member of the free and open source software (FOSS) community reaching for the garlic and crucifixes. Yet, despite the baying of mobs with pitch forks and torches in the background, the topic of how FOSS presents itself to the world at large has started to be raised in blogs.

OSS popularity spurs training demand

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: The shift among local organizations toward open source software (OSS) is driving more IT professionals to undergo additional training to equip themselves with the right skills.

Novell ponders "open-source apps store"

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SUSE

pcpro.co.uk: Novell plans to bring the wealth of open-source software to everyday users through an "open-source apps store".

Fedora 11: Leonidas is Hardly a Spartan Linux

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Linux

internetnews.com: Red Hat's community Linux effort, Fedora is out today with its latest release, Fedora 11. While Fedora Linux 11 is an optimized release, some might even call it a 'Spartan' release, though not for lack of new features.

OpenSolaris: how long will it be with us?

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OS

itwire.com: OpenSolaris came out with its third release last week and within a year there seems to have been some pretty good progress. The biggest question hanging over OpenSolaris is whether Oracle will decide to continue the project.

The Gospel of Tux

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Linux

linux.com/community: Every generation has a mythology. Every millenium has a doomsday cult. Every legend gets the distortion knob wound up until the speaker melts. Archeologists at the University of Helsinki today uncovered what could be the earliest known writings from the Cult of Tux, a fanatical religious sect that flourished during the early Silicon Age, around the dawn of the third millenium AD...

Why Normal People Don't Use Linux

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Linux

community.zdnet: A way back I blogged in a self-important and knowing way about Why People Don’t Use GNU/Linux. I'd like to update that now, and thus the appearance of The Four Eyes:

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