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Windows 7 Vs. Linux: Let's Get Real

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OS

bmighty.com/blog: So, is Windows 7 really a Linux-killer? Does Linux finally have Microsoft on the ropes? Maybe both sides in this "debate" need to step off and get a grip.

Also: A Linux users review on windows 7

today's leftovers

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News
  • Samsung NC10 netbook

  • Netbooks: What's All The Fuss?
  • The Good And Bad things about a Multi-Touch Touch Pad
  • Xandros Linux for netbooks with ARM Cortex-based CPUs
  • Samsung eyes Linux push this year
  • Novell and Leading Chinese Linux Firm CS2C to Expand Linux in China
  • At Southern California Linux Expo this weekend
  • Interview: Eigen Developers on 2.0 Release
  • Why Google loves open source
  • Extracting 7z Files in Linux
  • Custom NAS Server Using Damn Small Linux
  • Comparing local and remote files
  • HOW TO: Edit GRUB menu to dual boot Linux distributions
  • Multiple Desktop Environments in a Single Linux Install

Updating to Debian Lenny

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Linux
  • Updating to Debian Lenny

  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: Screenshots
  • Running Debian Squeeze

Ubuntu Training Program Improved Throughout USA

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Ubuntu

news.softpedia: One of Ubuntu's strategies for gaining a larger user base is providing quality, comprehensive training for everyone who desires. For that purpose, Canonical has recently included Fast Lane and Bridge Education.

Microsoft realises it's in trouble

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Microsoft

itexaminer.com: Microsoft's announcement last week that it plans to open its own chain of retail stores "to create a better PC and Microsoft retail purchase experience" might be viewed as just the company's next move. But it might also be a sign that the company has realised it's in trouble.

Red Hat deal a kick in the guts for Novell

itwire.com: The good people over at Novell must be wondering what to do next after Red Hat and Microsoft inked a deal on server virtualisation interoperability yesterday.

PCLinuxOS 2009: My Experience

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PCLOS

kzimm.wordpress: Okay, technically, the 2009 iso isn’t out yet. But the repositories have been unfrozen, and the “Big Update” was pushed to all the mirrors. I updated a couple of weeks ago. So how is it going?

10 free RAW image tools for Linux

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Software

darrenyates.com.au: You don’t need to have played with a digital SLR camera for long to run into the continuing frustration that is RAW images. But that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. In fact, in the Linux world, the community has done a terrific job of supporting digital camera enthusiasts.

'Lenny': Debian for the masses?

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: The venerable Debian Linux distribution has experienced a significant new release with its latest update, dubbed Lenny. While Debian is still not the easiest Linux distro to install and use, Lenny makes significant leaps forward and remains one of the most powerful Linux options.

17 Awesome Linux Applicaitons to Improve your Productivity

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Software

techcityinc.com: I always appreciate any useful application I can find for Linux that can help its users enjoy and have the same comfort they have in Windows.

Will Ubuntu 9.04 Be Jauntily Fast?

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: When announcing Ubuntu 9.04, the Jaunty Jackalope, Mark Shuttleworth had hoped to make this next Ubuntu Linux release perform better and to boot "blindingly quick." Well, with Alpha 4 have been released earlier this month, are Canonical developers and the community in the right direction with making Ubuntu 9.04 boot quickly?

How Linux Helped Adopt My New Daughter

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: If you noticed that LDN was a little quiet last week, it was because my wife and I were out of town last week--way out of town. Our destination was Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, where we were to bring home our new seven-year-old daughter.

Antec Skeleton Open Air Case

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Hardware

techgage.com: Antec has become well-known for their innovative case designs over the year. The Skeleton is no exception! Although it's unorthodox, an open-air design allows for easy access, improved ventilation, and a great view of system components that a standard case simply can't provide.

KDE in nearly all public schools in brazil.

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KDE
Interviews

plagioastral.wordpress: Today I was in a public school near where I live for a interview with Nazareth, the coordinator of a social-inclusion project for the less afortunate kids in brazil, that live in 2 poor-communities: Alto do Coqueirinho and Bairro da paz.

Dell Netbooks: Windows XP Beats Ubuntu on Value

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Linux

workswithu.com: Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 Netbooks running Windows XP and Ubuntu are on sale. But US newspaper advertisements from Dell and Best Buy show Dell’s Windows XP netbooks to be a far better bargain than Dell netbooks with Ubuntu Linux.

Windows 7 Vs. Linux: The Battle For Your Desktop

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OS

informationweek.com: With the release of Windows 7's first public beta, there's a feeling in the air that Microsoft has finally created the Windows they've been promising for a long time. They've got little choice: the public and professional reaction to Vista, and mounting pressure from low-cost Linux on low-cost computing devices, means they've had to act fast.

Howto Upgrade Debian 4 Etch to Debian 5.0 Lenny

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HowTos

cyberciti.biz: Debian version 5.0 has been released. It is recommended that you upgrade the system to latest version. Upgrading remote Debian server is a piece of cake. In this tutorial, you will learn.

How Not To Make A Commercial Linux Distribution

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: I have nothing against commercial Linux distribution. As a matter of fact, I thought that the experience was good enough for me to justify paying for a Linux distribution. Enter iMagic OS.

Bruce Perens: How Many Open Source Licenses Do You Need?

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OSS

earthweb.com: The Open Source initiative has, to date, approved 73 licenses. How many do you really need? If you're a company or individual producing Open Source software, no more than 4. And you can get along with just 2 of them.

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Dell Has Sold ‘Tens of Millions’ Dollars’ Worth of Linux Laptops

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The Many, the Humble, the Ubuntu Users

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