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A First Look at Pardus 2007.1 Release Candidate

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Reviews

As announced yesterday, an unexpected RC of the upcoming spring release 2007.1 of Pardus Linux was made available to the public. Not all the cats are having nine lives, so my experiences with Calisan (the Live CD) and Kurulan (the installation CD) were pretty much different.

The Best Way To Choose A Linux Distro

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Linux

Other Linux users might have a different opinion, but I think the best way to choose a Linux distribution is to know how active its community is. The top 10 linux distributions based on the number of its registered members are the following:

Sidux: A live CD for Debian unstable

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Linux
Reviews

It's a rare distribution that impresses me before I've even tried it, but sidux did just that when, a few hours after I'd downloaded and burned a two-day-old preview release, the project announced that the next release was available for download.

Trying the Flock browser - Thoughts on week 1

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Software

I'm trying out Flock as my default browser this week. For those that are new to Flock, it is a browser built from Firefox, but focused on adding features for social networking types of activities. Such as built-in support for editing your blog, or adding photos to services like Flickr.

Aussie business can learn from Linux: IBM chief

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Linux

Australia's future economic prosperity will depend on it embracing the principles of community-driven technologies such as Linux and Second Life, according to Glen Boreham.

Choosing a Linux Distribution for Your Business

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Linux

If you're confused about the different flavors of Vista in the store, then the varieties of Linux available will leave you gasping like a fish on a dock. Distrowatch, a site which tracks Linux's different distributions, has well over four hundred listings. Faced with so many choices, how do you know what distribution is right for your business?

Fedora Core 6 Linux Eclipses 2M User Mark

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Linux

Red Hat's Fedora Core 6 Linux distribution has reached another big milestone, racking up two million installed users barely two months after tallying 1 million installed users.

The Truth About Staying

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Microsoft
Humor

What it's really like to move to Windows Vista. I saw a couple of articles linked to and they rang some bells. Many of the points made apply to Vista as well as Mac OS X and Ubuntu. So here it is.

20 must-have Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

A freshly installed copy of Firefox is a great software package, but what makes this open-source browser so special is the ability to customize it via extensions and themes to really make it yours. We've ferreted out 20 of the best extensions and add-ins used and recommended by hardcore Web surfers, developers and IT pros.

Ubuntu Reps Respond to [H] Consumer Article

Matt Zimmerman, CTO and Chairman of the Ubuntu Technical Board, and Scott Ritchie, who works on the Wine project for Ubuntu, have left some feedback on the forums regarding the Linux article we published yesterday. They have some interesting things to say about our findings and what we can look forward to.

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Fedora v. Ubuntu: A Performance Look

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Linux

We have compared the 32-bit and 64-bit performance of Ubuntu and started a performance comparison of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, but how does the performance of the upcoming Feisty Fawn release compare to that of Fedora 7?

KDE news: Oxygen hits the streets, KDE 4 schedule discussed

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KDE

The KDE 4 release team started a discussion about a possible release schedule. In the meantime, the developers added the Oxygen icons to kdelibs.

Google Summer of Code 2007 heats up

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Google

Have an open source project that you need some help with? Well, a well-known search-engine giant is kicking off its third Summer of Code, an innovative program that pays college students to write open-source software over their summer vacation; and the Google folks want to talk to you.

A Week In Linux: Interesting Discoveries

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Linux

It's been about a week since I started relying entirely on Linux as my operating system, and I've stumbled upon a few interesting problems, as well as discovered a few interesting caveats, along the way. I think now's a good time to share.

Dell may offer Linux as alternative to Windows

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Linux

Dell Inc. is considering offering the Linux operating system as an alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows on its personal computers, a Dell spokesman said on Tuesday.

Also: Dell and Linux: just another fan dance

Which Operating System is right for you?

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OS

To be truthfull that is an extremely difficult question to answer because there are so many variables that need to be addressed. There is the familiar and the unknown. The perceived benefits and disadvantages. The security or lack thereof. Then there is also a learning curve, hidden costs and nasty surprises waiting like some halloween ghoul.

GNU/Linux Graphics Programs in Ubuntu

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Software

While writing the previous entry about password programs, I wanted to edit the logo for Password Gorilla and was curious to see what options I had in Ubuntu other than the GIMP, really hoping for something comparable to MS Paint, which I think is easy to use and has a good set of features.

Waiting for Dell

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Linux

In Samuel Becket's masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, Godot never arrives, and the play ends with our characters still waiting. I sometimes think Linux users are also stuck in a barren landscape endlessly waiting for Dell, HP, Lenovo, or another major vendor to finally deliver a mass-market Linux desktop.

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