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Linux Minty Fresh

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Linux Mint is the prettiest incarnation of the Ubuntu family, yet it doesn't seems to get the same attention as its *buntu parents. I've been wanting to be able to use Mint since my first little test run of a beta of 2.2, but at that time wireless support shattered those plans.

Book Review: Moving to Ubuntu Linux

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If you are new to Ubuntu Linux and are thinking about installing it on your computer this book will make the process easy and relatively painless for you. It covers all of the basics, from loading the bootable DVD through installing to your hard drive and accessing everything you’ll need to make your computing experience complete.

Review of Linux Mint Bianca KDE Edition - Ubuntu derivative

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With all the hype surrounding Ubuntu at the moment I think it's important not to overlook the other recent releases. One of these is Linux Mint Bianca: KDE Edition.

CentOS 5 as a Desktop System

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CentOS is an enterprise class GNU/Linux distribution basing on the publicly available source packages of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Just like RHEL or Debian stable, CentOS focuses on stability and security, sacrificing the “latest and greatest” packages. Is CentOS 5 really that stable? And does it fit on the average Joe’s desktop? This is what I’m gonna find out.

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first look at CentOS 5 Xen

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I have just installed a machine running CentOS 5 as a Xen server. I installed a full GUI environment on the dom0 so that GUI tools can be used for managing the virtual servers.

Beryl: The Cool Linux UI Reviewed

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To this day, I still have to smile when new Linux users decide to take the plunge because they want the cool looking visual effects that Beryl offers. To some limited degree, I can understand the motivation. The stunning videos on YouTube are certainly compelling to those who have never tried to use the setup themselves.

Review of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 - final release

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I pondered whether it was worth my time reviewing a distro as popular as Ubuntu considering how much it has been dominating Linux news this week. However it would be stupid to continue my documentation of the battle for "most usable Linux" without delving into one of this years biggest releases.

A quick overview of Desktop BSD 1.3

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Being a huge fan of FreeBSD and a big fan of Linux, I’ve sometimes found myself torn between the two. I love FreeBSD for its simplicity, it’s structure, and how tight and clean it is. Linux is similar to that, but not quite as clean, and definitely not as tight and simple.

Fallen Under the Spell of Arch Voodoo

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I received an email the other day from a visitor saying how much he enjoyed reading my reviews, but he was a disappointed as it seems tuxmachines had been ignoring his favorite distro.

Lunar Linux 1.6 - Linux *almost* from scratch

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Much like most of the distributions that I come to me via recommendation, Lunar was out of left field. I'd never heard of it and didn't understand why it existed.

After reading the introduction article (which is offered as part of the install process, not unlike Gentoo's documentation) I found that Lunar was an ancestor of Sorceror Linux, a source-based distro.

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