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Tux Droid - Talking Linux Penguin

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trustedreviews.com: No matter how many strange products we get through the doors here at TrustedReviews there's always something stranger ready to pop up and baffle us some more. I think, though, that for pure surrealism the Tux Droid is going to be pretty hard to beat.

Book Review: Drupal 5 Themes

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Slashdot: Out of the box, Drupal offers only a handful of themes. However, if the administrator cannot find one that exactly matches their needs or those of their client, then they will either have to pay someone to custom-build a theme, or learn how to do it themselves. Fortunately, creating a new theme or modifying an existing one, is not that difficult, as demonstrated in Drupal 5 Themes, by Ric Shreves."

Book review: Fedora Linux Toolbox

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redhatmagazine.com: Christopher Negus is responsible for some of the most widely-read and well-respected mass-market books on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Recently, Negus teamed up with author François Caen to produce Fedora Linux Toolbox, which gives eager command-line enthusiasts a dense but easy reference for powerful shell tools.

Litrix: Linux from Brazil to your desktop

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linux.com: Litrix Linux is a distribution developed in Brazil and based on Gentoo Linux. As with Gentoo, users are left to do some of their own configuration, but with good hardware detection and the Litrix Central configuration tool, building your own personalized Linux system is a little easier than you might expect.

SimplyMEPIS 7.0 is a keeper

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linux.com: The long awaited SimplyMEPIS 7.0 was finally released just before Christmas, and it was worth the wait. In this mature and sometimes underrated operating system, everything looks good and works well.

The OLPC XO laptop

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reghardware.co.uk: Originally known as the '$100 laptop' from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, the XO laptop is now available through retail. I bought one under the Give One, Get One program where for a $400 donation, OLPC would send one XO to the donator, and another to a child. This is my story of working with it for a couple of weeks.

Linux Networking Cookbook: Tasty Linux recipes

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linux-watch: Even before I picked up Unix, I worked on networks. While networking has gotten simpler, it's almost all TCP/IP now instead of Arcnet, Token-Ring and a half dozen dusty wiring and protocol schemes. The services that use networking have gotten ever more powerful and more complicated. That's why a book like Carla Schroder's Linux Networking Cookbook is so valuable.

Asus Eee PC 701 Review

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linuxlinks: The Eee PC (pronounced as a single E) is marketed as an "Easy to Learn, Easy to Work, Easy to Play" computer. Due to its size, it is classified as an Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC). The Asus Eee PC has received considerable pre-launch media coverage. Not without reason, it isn't every day that a well specified device undercuts its competition in price by a considerable margin.

Review: Linux Mint 4.0

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raiden's realm: Mint has struck again! The developers of this elegant Linux distribution are back with a new version of their elegant Linux distribution for you to enjoy. What makes Linux Mint 4.0 better than the existing 3.0 version we previously reviewed?

ASUS P5K-E WiFi vs. Gigabyte P35-DS4

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phoronix: At hand today we have the ASUS P5K-E WiFi and Gigabyte P35-DS4 motherboards, both of which are similar in many respects and use the P35 + ICH9R combination with DDR2 memory.

Eeextremely Eeenticing: a review of the Asus Eee PC

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arstechnica: The Asus Eee PC challenges many conventional assumptions about mobile computing. The daring, diminutive device combines a svelte subnotebook form factor with a unique Linux software platform and a budget-friendly price—factors that could make this unprecedented product a mainstream marvel.

The Battle For Wesnoth

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Gaming

Phoronix: The Battle for Wesnoth is not your typical run-of-the-mill TBS game. The genre turn-based strategy, or TBS, is very self-explanatory. It is, simply put, a game where-as the game flow is broken down into turns or rounds and the game plays from there on.

Linspire 6: Two steps back

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linux.com: Former Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony was pretty gung-ho about the company's upcoming release back in June. He said it would "fill some key holes in our current offering." Unfortunately Linspire 6, released last week, lacks the refinements you'd expect in a distro you pay $50 to download.

An OS for the Rest of Us: PC-BSD

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BSD

ExtremeTech: I've always been a fan of alternative operating systems. I can't help it. It's in my blood for some reason. So I decided to give PC-BSD a shot and I came away very pleasantly surprised.

Mandriva Linux PowerPack 2008.0 review

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softwareinreview.com: Mandriva Linux has a history of inconsistency; one release will be superb, and the next one will be so bug-ridden and feature-weak that it's unusable. True to form, Mandriva 2008.0 is an excellent release, following the terrible 2007.1, and the just as excellent 2007.0.

Review : Engarde Secure Linux

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All About Linux: There are hundreds of Linux distributions targeting a diverse sets of users. One such specialized Linux distribution which is targeted specifically at servers is the Engrade Secure Linux. As the name indicates, this Linux distribution lays stress on the security aspect.

openSUSE 10.3 RC 1 Report

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SUSE
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OpenSUSE 10.3 final is due out in just a few days, so let's take a look at the progress. Folks have been testing this release candidate and posting their thoughts here and there. My own testing was delayed primarily due to the some of the joys of running Gentoo fulltime, but I was finally able to devote my full attention to openSUSE 10.3 RC1. As per my usual, I downloaded the DVD iso delta. This time it was 422 MB. I don't usually test everything with these developmental releases, but what I have tested is looking good.

Kind of fond of FaunOS

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linux.com: FaunOS offers a full KDE desktop system with a comprehensive set of applications as either a live DVD or a live USB flash drive. The USB format is the distro's primary focus. FaunOS is based upon Arch Linux, and ships with Arch's package management system. The more I tested FaunOS, the more impressed I was.

Divining from the Entrails of Ubuntu's Gutsy Gibbon

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Ubuntu

datamation: According to the 2007 DesktopLinux.com survey, Ubuntu is the distribution of choice for 30% of GNU/Linux users. The exact figure is questionable, but Ubuntu's dominance is not. At times, I wondered whether the popularity might be preventing Ubuntu from finishing some rough edges.

Review: Ark Linux H2O 2007.1

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Raiden's Realm: Ark Linux is a distribution that strives to provide the end user with the easiest possible install and the greatest ease of use. Indirectly derived from Red Hat Linux, it really strives to set itself apart as the preferred distribution for the new user to Linux. But exactly how user friendly is Ark Linux?

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