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Ubuntu Christmas Edition and Linux Mint Review

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Even with Ubuntu's official position on the use of "Automatix" and the idea that you are on your own, the fact remains that it’s tools like this that have helped to propel Ubuntu into one of the top distributions of all time.

Also: Spyware: Is Any OS Really Safe?

Simply Mepis 6.0-4 Beta 4 -- A gift from the MEPIS gods 64 Bit that actually works

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So my dreams of being free of 32 bit still live on, yet I still cannot get a package that wants to work across the board...until now. More on that later, but let's give this new polished package a review before the Feb 10th expected launch and let people know if they should move over from other KDE systems to the one out of the Mountaineer state.

Nexenta Alpha 5 Review

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Nexenta, is only a few distros that is currently using OpenSolaris. OpenSolaris is the open sourced version of Sun's main OS which has been ported from SPARC architecture to x86 and now is open sourced. Nexenta, is building itself upon the popularity of Ubuntu by offering not only the look and feel, but the functionality of Ubuntu as well.

Windows games in Linux

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Sure, for Linux there’s free games like Frozen Bubble, Tux Racer, FreeCiv etc., but the big commercial titles are rarely released for Linux. The company TransGaming Technologies tries to fill out this need for commercial Windows-games by having created an application which makes it possible to play such games without official Linux-support regardless.

Review: Geeklog delivers a portal in a box

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It's called "The Ultimate Weblog System," and if you can shear off some of the hyperbole in that you'll find that the quick-to-install Geeklog does provide what it claims: a Web portal with all the trimmings, and all of it working right "out of the box."

Savage: The Battle for Newerth

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Gaming

Savage: The Battle for Newerth, created and released by S2Games in the Summer of 2003, is a unique FPS/RTS online game. It combines first and third person combat with RTS elements such as structures, AI workers, and a team commander. On a good online server up to 64 players can easily play without any lag.

PC-BSD Day 5: Gaming

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BSD

For Day 5, I reinstalled, and set out to answer the following question: how is PC-BSD as a gaming platform? Since fun trumps work every time, Day 5 was dedicated to installing games.

Also: PC-BSD Conclusion

Pardus gives Linux a custom lift

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Apart from a KDE desktop and applications, the developers of the Pardus 2007 Linux distribution have built an entire distribution from scratch. Pardus, released last month, has its own multilingual installer, custom dependency-resolving package manager, and an INIT system that slashes boot times by several seconds. The distribution has come a long way since its first release in 2005, when it was based on Gentoo and lacked a package manager. Thanks to its custom tools, it's one of the easiest Linux distribution to run and manage.

Book review: The Definitive Guide to GCC

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Without the GNU Compiler collection GCC it would be difficult to imagine that free software would have had such a rapid penetration into the market place. If you want to use GCC (including version 4) to its utmost, The Definitive Guide to GCC, Second Edition, written by William von Hagen and published by Apress, is almost certainly for you.

OpenSuse 10.2 Review

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I looked at OpenSuse 10.2 as a Win2k replacement. I’ve been impressed with Suse over the years so I was looking forward to see what Novell brought to the table with 10.2. I am not going to judge a distribution on its setup process (OS installation, mp3 setup, flash setup, adding printer, etc), however I am going to mention some installation pitfalls I ran into during the 10.2 install.

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