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Pick Your Distro: Cutting-Edge, Bleeding-Edge, Blunting-Edge

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Linux You might remember Bryan Lunduke from his extremely pointed "Linux Sucks -- Let's Fix It" presentation of a few months back. Now he's aiming fighting words at Fedora over F11, and from that I've gleaned a few larger questions about what is the real role of any given Linux distribution.

Windows is good enough? Well so is Linux!

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Linux There are too many times that I have heard this phrase. "Windows is good enough which is why they have the market share." I saw it again today and this time it has flipped the switch between my brain and my fingers.

Review: CentOS 5.3

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Linux CentOS is a "Community Enterprise OS", hence it's name. It's designed with the business user in mind, both on the desktop and in the server room. Since the last time we reviewed CentOS, it's under gone some changes, and seen a minor version upgrade to improve a number of features.

Top 10 Linux Backup and Recovery software

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Software Its imperative to have a comprehensive backup and recovery solution that would enable the recovery of Linux servers, helping you to get back to business and minimize the downtime.

Linux Netbooks: back to the facts

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Linux There has been a lot of talk about the success or failure of the Linux netbooks recently, to the point that it is now a very controversial topic. I think that it is time to go back to the facts.

Everything you need to know about Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF Mozilla recently released the second release candidate of Firefox 3.5 and is due to launch the final version before the end of the month. Here's your one-stop guide to the key new features in the latest version.

Enter ext4, the filesystem of the future

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Interviews The ext4 filesystem has been around for a while as experimental code in GNU/Linux distributions. Recently one distribution decided to make it the default for an install.

today's leftovers:

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  • 25 Great-Looking Compiz Emerald Themes

  • Police expert calls for open-source data tools
  • Can open source police open source?
  • Move Over Opera Unite: Welcome Meiga
  • GNU/Linux Tops TOP500 Supercomputers Again
  • SFLS: Episode 0x10: Carlo Piana and the EU Antitrust Case Against Microsoft
  • Is Palm a Player or Just a Pre-Tender?
  • Why Mono is a Red Herring
  • Fedora Board election results
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition
  • Intel, Nokia to develop mobile Linux devices
  • Ubuntu: Miracles Are Happening
  • Cisco offers Linksys 802.11n router with Linux
  • Ubuntu Switches on Intel Kernel Mode-Setting
  • iXsystems Unveils PC-BSD Workstation
  • How friendly is the Movable Type fork?
  • NVIDIA 190.xx Linux Driver Leaks Onto The Web
  • Splashtop Adds Instant-On to Acer, Sony Computers
  • (A tentative list of) One Hundred Paper Cuts
  • 3D Realms Countersuit Says Duke Nukem Forever Still Alive
  • Feedinvader: News Ticker and Feed Reader for Firefox
  • Ed McMahon dies at 86

some howtos:

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  • Compiling conky from sources

  • TV-Browser – Online Digital TV Guide in Ubuntu
  • What Services are Really Running on Your Linux Machine
  • Quick Linux Copy/Paste Tip
  • Using the Synaptic Package Manager to Ease Installations
  • Mirroring Fedora
  • How to disable touchpad in Ubuntu Netbook Remix
  • Howto Turn On KMS at Ubuntu Jaunty and Karmic
  • Manage dotfile configuration with subversion

Project FrankenMac – help me turn my old Mac Pro into an open-source multimedia monster!

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Now that I’ve replaced my MacBook with a lean, mean, Linux netbook machine the next step in my open-source assimilation is to install some kind of Linux on my two year-old Mac Pro.

Windows and Linux desktop enterprise support comparison.

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OS I was requested to install Linux as a desktop machine for an end user the other day. While this made me very proud it also would help answer my personally unanswered question. Is it feasible for a Linux machine to be used as an end user desktop and what would the support be like.

The Proprietary Software/Linux Conundrum

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Linux For most people, computing comes down accomplishing their daily tasks with as much time saved and cost efficiency as possible. There are also users (such as myself) who want to know that the applications we use are running code that is not locked in by any one company. This gives us freedom of choice.

From Arch to Ubuntu?

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celettu.wordpress: I’m a big fan of Arch. It’s the Swiss army knife of Linux distributions, with the possibility to install as little or as much as you want. However, I’m also a fan of Ubuntu and when I install Linux on the PC of a friend who wants to try it, that’s the distribution I’ll use.

From where do you get Linux?

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Linux One of the questions that some beginners do worry about is "from where do I get Linux?" After all most people received their current operating system preinstalled with their computers or purchased it in a box at a retailer such as best buy or office depot.

Linux: It doesn't get any faster

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blogs.computerworld: The Windows' fan club likes to point out that Windows is far more popular than Linux. The reason for that has nothing to do with quality and everything to do with monopoly. Nothing shows that better than the semi-annual TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers.

Changing the Desktop Metaphor

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Linux MIDs are not the desktop. So, to say Linux is making strides on the desktop because it is making strides on netbooks, phones, and the like is inaccurate in my opinion.

Taking screenshots in Linux

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Software So you’ve been reading about Linux on ghacks for a few months now and you’ve noticed plenty of screenshots or images of applications in action. Now it’s time you found out just how those images are taken.

Alien Arena 2009 Brings New Gaming Improvements

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Gaming Now just a mere six months later, we have Alien Arena 2009 and it brings more graphics improvements along with many other technical improvements and new game content.

Kernel Log : Winding down the IDE subsystem

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Linux David Miller has stepped in to maintain the IDE subsystem, but plans to make it maintenance only, with no major development work. On Friday, one LinuxTag venue will be dedicated entirely to the Linux kernel.

Palm Pre, webOS: Software outshines device Ever since Palm unveiled the Pre and its brand new mobile operating system, webOS, in January at the CES 2009 show, Palm's smartphone has been the talk of the Web. That's for good reason.

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