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Boot Speed War: Xubuntu 9.04 vs. Fedora 10 vs. PCLinuxOS 2009

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junauza.com: The freshly released Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" is said to have significantly improved its boot speed. So I got curious and decided to compare its boot performance to Fedora 10 and PCLinuxOS 2009.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.30 - File systems

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h-online.com: The patches adopted in Linux 2.6.30 introduce many significant changes affecting data security and Ext3 and Ext4 performance. Support for the EXOFS and NILFS2 file systems is new, as is the cache for the AFS and NFS network file systems. There are also a few fixes for the almost forgotten ReiserFS file system.

5 Things Linux does better than Windows

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Linux

ghacks.net: Some of you may scoff and say “There is nothing Linux does better than Windows.” To that I would say you might want to reconsider that opinion. I am going to help you with that process.

Has Ubuntu Reached the End Of the Line?

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Ubuntu
  • Has Ubuntu Reached the End Of the Line?

  • The Ubuntu Forums: A Dumbass Factory
  • How much do Canonical job offers tell us about Ubuntu?
  • One frozen Jackalope, to go
  • A Windows user's first impression of Ubuntu Part 1
  • KUbuntu 9.04 on HP TX2000z Tablet PC Guide
  • Super OS 9.04 Is More Than Ubuntu 9.04

Is desktop Linux too fragmented to succeed?

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itworld.com (infoworld): If one desktop Linux distribution were to gain a significant lead over all the others, it could boost mainstream Linux adoption significantly.

PCLinuxOS comes to my rescue

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

webhead.blog.co.uk: OK it was my fault! There I've said it and its true. I broke one of the rules for Ubuntu Linux which basically said "Thou shalt not use the upgrade feature in Synaptic."

Second Wave of Netbooks Near Release

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Hardware

internetnews.com (reuters): A new class of cheaper, smaller netbook computers might upset the IT establishment this year. Without Windows or Intel chips, the new trend "puts the existing PC structure at risk."

Kaffeine 1.0 Pre-Release Preview - First KDE4 Port

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Reviews

Although this is a pre-alpha release, it looks just awesome, and if all the features (or at least almost all) will be implemented by the time 1.0 gets out as a stable release, Kaffeine will definitely keep being one of the most powerful video players for KDE.

Split APE and FLAC Files in Ubuntu and Add Tags by Cue File

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Ubuntu

Did you ever downloaded a single APE or FLAC file consisting of multiple songs? If so, it's quite annoying to try and listen to only one song. But you can split the files into multiple songs exactly like in the cue file (each song's start and end time are saved in the cue file, so we'll know where to cut the big file). Full article

How to decide whether desktop Linux makes sense

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Linux

infoworld.com: Eight questions to help you determine if now is the time to find a place for desktop Linux in your organization

Linux Mint 6 (Felicia) Review

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Linux

extremetech.com: Linux Mint seeks to take the ease-of-use provided by Ubuntu to a new level and, for the most part, succeeds. Linux Mint's slogan is "From freedom came elegance" and that's very appropriate for what this distribution is all about.

Ubuntu 9.04: Wow

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.04: Wow

  • Reflections on ten releases of Ubuntu
  • Whaddaya mean… sold out to Ubuntu Jaunty?!

Pros and Cons for Using CLI

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Reviews

In this article I will debate on several major advantages and disadvantages for using the command-line in Linux. When I think it's 'better' to use CLI, when not, and how can this can impact the work speed.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 300

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Xubuntu 9.04 vs Debian 5.0.1 Xfce

  • News: Ubuntu releases Jaunty, Debian Lenny gets free kernels, Fedora released re-spun images, openSUSE considers Git for its build service, interviews with Linus Torvalds and Mark Shuttleworth
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 9.04, SimplyMEPIS 8.0.06
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009.1, OpenBSD 4.5
  • New distributions: Chaox, Lin-X, Super OS, TOSS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linus on Linux: Torvalds Interview Part 2

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Linux
Interviews

linux-mag.com: In part 2 of our interview, Linus talks about the process of managing kernel developer commits, selecting a revision control system and how he personally uses git.

Eight Reasons Your next Computer Should Run Linux

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tuxtweaks.com: Earlier today on PC World, Harry McCracken had a pair of articles titled “Eight Reasons Your Next Computer Should Be a PC” and “Eight Reasons Your Next Computer Should Be a Mac“. Well, since Harry didn’t complete the series, I’ll do it for him, so here we go.

Tech Break: It's Linux Time

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Linux

oredigger.net: While Apple and Microsoft are chugging away at a release of their operating systems every few years, a free competitor is growing more and more powerful, releasing a new edition every six months and capturing low-end markets like netbooks and cell phones.

Quick look at Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
  • Quick look at Ubuntu 9.04

  • Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit with ext4
  • Kubuntu 9.04 Falls Short
  • Top Downloads For (X)ubuntu 9.04

5 Ways Xoopit Extends Gmail

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Software

I’m a huge fan of Gmail. I’ve been using it for years, and have converted several small businesses over to Google Apps so they can take advantage of it. I find it fast and flexible, and can get to my seven years worth of email from any computer on the planet.

For the last few weeks I’ve been extending Gmail’s functionality with a Firefox extension called “Xoopit for Gmail“. Xoopit makes Gmail more social, and gives flexible access to attachments others have sent me.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Eric S. Raymond: The Economic Case Against the GPL

  • FLOSS Weekly 66: OLE Nepal
  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 8
  • Skype on The Dell Mini 9
  • Linux marketing #2 : Mandriva and Grid-computing
  • First Android netbook to cost about $250
  • Using the Shell
  • X.Org 7.5 Release Schedule Revised For July
  • Will Oracle kill MySQL? Who cares?
  • One Of The Many Reasons Inetd Isn't Around Any More
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