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ext4: The Fourth Extended Filesystem

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kyleabaker.com: The ext4 file system is to be the successor to the ext3 journaled file system. The ext4 file system is now, as of December 25, 2008, released as stable and can be used as the dominant file system without fear of data loss.

Mandriva Linux: What Windows should be

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MDV

blog.stablephp: For the last 15 or more years I have been waiting for Linux to be as user frienly as Windows. Now, I am finally satisfied.

PCLinuxOS-N1PTT-TR6 Finally Released

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PCLOS

pclinuxos.com: The Ripper Gang is pleased to announce the first public beta ISO release of what will ultimately become PCLinuxOS 2009. This beta iso features kernel 2.6.26.8.tex3, KDE 3.5.10, Open Office 3.0, and Firefox 3.0.5.

10 obscure Linux applications you need to try

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blogs.techrepublic.com: With thousands of Linux tools out there, it stands to reason that some of the very best ones might get lost in the crowd. Jack Wallen introduces some excellent apps that more admins should know about.

Fatal Windows 7 Flaw Will Bolster Linux Netbooks

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Microsoft

workswithu.com: I think Microsoft has done a reasonably good job developing Windows 7. Most early buzz about the operating system was positive. But when it comes to running Windows 7 on netbooks, Microsoft has made a fatal design decision that will open the door for more Linux netbooks.

You Get What You Pay For

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: "You get what you pay for" is a common FUDphrase used to discredit Linux and FOSS, because so much of it is available free of cost. Which scares the purveyors of overpriced crapware, who would rather walk barefoot through broken glass and burning dung than write software that customers actually feel happy paying for.

Embracing Change: The Linux Paradigm

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Linux

daniweb.com: It's time to embrace change in the IT world. Linux, for many, is ushering in a new age of reason. But why the sudden move this direction? Is it a trendy move or a paradigm shift?

KDE 4 is not user ready

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KDE

kdedevelopers.org: It is often said that many open-source-software is not enterprise-ready. But in order to be enterprise-ready, software must first be user-ready. I want to give you a feeling what I mean.

Why Does Everyone Heart Boxee?

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gigaom.com: The buzz has been building for Boxee lately. Mainstream news outlets like The New York Times, BusinessWeek and NPR are getting hip to the little open-source media center that could quite possibly change the way you experience TV.

Linux Around the World

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: One of the coolest things about the Internet for me personally is that it lets you travel the world, yet can always bring you home in an instant. This may sound corny, but it never fails to amaze me, especially when I am far from home, as I am now.

Tiny Silent Linux PC Gets Updated

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Linux
Hardware

automatedhome.co.uk: In 2007 we ran a story on the tiny linux PC The Linutop. Now the diminutive system has hit version 2.4 and with it an official launch in the UK. The pint-sized, open source Linux PC is designed to run silently and is highly energy efficient at just 8 watts.

Damn Small indeed

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Linux

tangledbits.blogspot: Over the last several weeks I have been cleaning out my computer room. While digging through paperwork I found a pen that someone had given to me. The pen contained a 64MB USB drive. I set the pen off to the side. "Great," I thought, "now I can try to put Linux on there."

Xfce creator talks Linux, Moblin, netbooks and open-source

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Interviews

slashgear.com: SlashGear caught up with Xfce creator Olivier Fourdan, whose desktop environment has not only been selected by Intel for Moblin but can be found on many existing Linux netbooks, and talked Intel, Moblin, the future for netbooks and what challenges he sees for open-source newcomer Android.

why a widget, brother?

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KDE

More about Linux games - Part 5

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: This time of season again: Linux gaming. Today, I will show you several more interesting titles that you may want to run on your Linux desktop.

Canonical's Survey Results Give Insight to Server Market Far Beyond Ubuntu

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: After taking a closer look at the survey, I'd recommend it to anyone interested in current server technologies, or where the server market is headed -- even if Ubuntu Server isn't part of the equation.

RPM 4.6.0 released

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heise-online.co.uk: Nine months after the last release, the RPM.org developers have announced RPM 4.6.0, a new version of the RPM Package Manager, one of the main packaging formats for many Linux distributions and part of the Linux Standard Base (LSB).

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