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P3 Xubuntu

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Ubuntu

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: I've been running Xubuntu 8.1 on a 700 Mhz P3 COMPAQ ENPRO computer with 512 MB of RAM. This system originally had Windows 2000 on it and it ran fairly well if a little slow. I've tried Debian 4.0 on it and wasn't really impressed. With an earlier version of Ubuntu it was a little more lively. Xubuntu and a P3 is a good combination, especially with the xfce desktop.

Fast and 'free' beats steady and paid on MySQL

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Software

theregister.co.uk: MySQL, the lovable little database engine that could - for reasonable values of could - is starting to feel the pain of being an open source project distributed by a large company.

Is ndiswrapper Dead?

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Software

workswithu.com: For a long time, ndiswrapper, which uses Windows wireless drivers to make wireless cards work on Linux, was a vitally important component of many Ubuntu systems. In many cases, it was the only way for users to access wireless Internet. Unfortunately, the ndiswrapper project’s pulse has seemed to go from faint to non-existent over the last several months.

Best Linux/FOSS Blogs of 2008

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Web

junauza.com: I'm back. Our quest for the best of the best in Linux/FOSS of 2008 will resume by presenting to you some of my favorite blogs of the year.

Ubuntu Usability

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Ubuntu

fitekker.blogspot: I've been experimenting with Ubuntu for a few months now, and it is a great operating system. Usability could play a major role in the adoption rate of the Ubuntu OS. I worked with a team of my fellow Bentley students to perform a usability test on the operating system.

today's leftovers

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News
  • KDE 4.2 counter

  • Fatal mistakes in open-SUSE 11.1 Live CD
  • Package Size
  • rtl8187b wireless native driver support in openSUSE 11.1
  • Futzing with features: Firefox add-ons in 2008
  • Ubuntu fixes for 2009
  • RPM Package Management
  • Speed Up Multiple SSH Connections to the Same Server
  • Undervolt for Intrepid
  • Update on Ubuntu Linux
  • Patterns and string processing in shell scripts

Review: The Logitech MX Air on Linux

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Hardware

linuxloop.com: For some time I have wondered how well the Logitech MX Air mouse really works. It claims to let you control your computer simply by holding your mouse in the air, pointing it at your computer, and waving it around. Recently, I have gotten the chance to check it out.

Big Enterprise Linux Moves, Green Networks in 2009

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Linux

internetnews.com: The past year has seen strides in open source's place in the industry, cementing its role as a major force in the enterprise -- with several key players and stakeholders rising to the top. Just what do they have planned for the next twelve months?

LinuXmas: The Festival of Distros

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Linux

daniweb.com: Today, December 26, is the first day of LinuXmas, the Festival of Distros. This three day, three night uber fest of booting new Linux distributions is a new tradition for geeky boys and girls around the world. Here's how it works:

Intel UXA Acceleration Performance

phoronix.com: Subsequent to the introduction of the Graphics Execution Manager earlier this year, Intel had introduced a new acceleration architecture. UXA, or the UMA Acceleration Architecture, was developed as a temporary solution based upon the EXA architecture but with support for the kernel-driven GEM memory management. How though does the UXA performance compare to that of EXA?

3 Tips For Getting More Out Of Creative Commons

makeuseof.com: Creative Commons is becoming a web force to be reckoned with. I recently switched to a Firefox browser from Internet Explorer (a revelation in many ways, but that’s another article) and didn’t even have to modify my toolbar to create a Creative Commons search shortcut.

Text Web Browsers in Linux

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Software

linuxtuts.blogspot: These are the text webbrowsers in linux. That means you can search web or surf the net using these. You can also view html from console using these text browsers.

Why are we not using Linux?

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Linux

2basco.com: Something has been disturbing me since quite some time is - Why are we not using Linux? Considering the advantages for geeks as well as non-geeks, Linux should be at a preference over the traditionally popular propreitary operating systems.

Five Open Source Predictions The VAR Guy Got Wrong In 2008

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OSS

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy often crows about his successful predictions. But some of his blog posts missed the mark badly in 2008. He needs to eat some crow for these five open source statements that were off target in 2008.

The Window Manager Dilemma

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Software

raiden.net: One of the thing's that's been picking at my brains lately is the mess surrounding KDE4. I'm here instead to attack this issue from another angle. That angle is the dilemma we have with the wide array of existing Linux (and BSD) window managers.

Why am I moving to Gentoo?

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Gentoo

blog.hartwork.org: I think of this question again and again. For one because because people are asking me. People who love Debian, people who dislike continuous compilation. And for two because I repeatedly find myself doing something, liking something, working for something that I cannot verbally justify.

Finding a new distro... part 1?

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Linux

jdm-tech.blogspot: I've been looking pretty seriously at Arch to replace Gentoo, so this post will describe my experiences and impressions thus far. I set up a VM to try the install and get a feel for the distro, and so far it seems OK.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0 RC1 is Available for the Holidays

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Linux

mepis.org: ISO files of RC1 of SimplyMEPIS 8.0 have been released for 32 and 64 bit processors as SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.94-rc1_32.iso and SimplyMEPIS-CD_7.9.94-rc1_64.iso.

The Xubuntu Difference

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Ubuntu

linuxlandit.blogspot: There are many different operating systems based on Linux: Debian, SuSE, Gentoo, Red Hat, and Mandriva are examples. Xubuntu is yet another contender in what is already a highly competitive world. So what makes Xubuntu different?

Ubuntu vs Windows

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OS

ditio.net: After reading a bunch of articles comparing Windows and Ubuntu. For me it seemed that, authors writing this articles never used Ubuntu they just installed because manager told them to compare this two operating systems.

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Trisquel 9.0 Development Plans and Trisquel 8.0 Release

  • Trisquel 9.0 development plans
    Just as we release Trisquel 8.0, the development of the next version begins! Following the naming suggestions thread I've picked Etiona, which sounds good and has the fewest search results. We currently do our development in a rented dedicated server in France, and although it is functional it has many performance and setup issues. It has 32 gigs of RAM, which may sound like plenty but stays below the sweet spot where you can create big enough ramdisks to compile large packages without having to ever write to disk during the build process, greatly improving performance. It also has only 8 cores and rather slow disks. The good news is that the FSF has generously decided to host a much larger dedicated build server for us, which will allow us to scale up operations. The new machine will have fast replicated disks, lots of RAM and two 12 core CPUs. Along with renewing the hardware, we need to revamp the software build infrastructure. Currently the development server runs a GitLab instance, Jenkins and pbuilder-based build jails. This combination was a big improvement from the custom made scripts of early releases, but it has some downsides that have been removed by sbuild. Sbuild is lighter and faster and has better crash recovery and reporting.
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