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Windows Malware: The final straw that broke the penguin's back

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zdnet.com/perlow: It was simply a matter of time before Linux became my primary operating system. My most recent malware incident was the final straw that sent me into welcoming and safe haven of Ubuntu.

Keeping up with Fedora

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  • Keeping up with everyone (& free Fedora Blogs)
  • A peek into Fedora 13beta
  • How to Install the RPM Package in Fedora

What SHOULD Linux be?

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I was involved with a conversation on a Linux mailing list regarding the current state of the operating system. Outside of all the gladhanding and back patting (well deserved I must say), one of the issues that was brought up was emulation.

The Debian Taliban Responds

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robinzrants.wordpress: A Debian web site linked to my “Debian Doesn’t Love Me” post here and, as expected, the response has been predictable. I received more than a dozen very rude, very vitriolic comments to moderate. Some were absolutely profane.

VMware Workstation in Linux - Fantastic!

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dedoimedo.com: I am a great fan of virtualization products, VMware in particular. Player, Server, ESXi, they all offer a range of creative, useful solutions to the computer user when it comes to running multiple instances of various operating systems, all at once.

10 Linux commands for beginners

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techradar.com: For tasks like controlling and monitoring the distro's underlying system, the command line remains indispensable. Here are some commands that will elevate you from a total newbie to an informed command line user.

Analyzing I/O Performance In Linux

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cmdln.org: Monitoring and analyzing performance is an important task for any sysadmin. Disk I/O bottlenecks can bring applications to a crawl. What is an IOP? Should I use SATA, SAS, or FC? How many spindles do I need? What RAID level should I use? Is my system read or write heavy?

Linux System Information Decoded

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linux-mag.com: System Administrator Dilemma #942: Send a Data Center Service Tech out to pop open the case to tell you what’s in your system or use two simple commands.

How to switch your small or home office to Linux

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Software

wine-reviews.net: With Linux and free software making a name for itself in the world of big business, many people are testing the feasibility of switching small and home office software to their open source equivalents.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.34 (Part 2) - File Systems

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h-online.com: Version 2.6.34 of the Linux kernel will be the first to support the Ceph and LogFS file systems. A number of changes to the Btrfs and XFS code promise improved performance. The kernel should now be better at working with drives with 4 KB logical sectors.

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Ten Years as Desktop Linux User: My Open Source World, Then and Now

I've been a regular desktop Linux user for just about a decade now. What has changed in that time? Keep reading for a look back at all the ways that desktop Linux has become easier to use -- and those in which it has become more difficult -- over the past ten years. I installed Linux to my laptop for the first time in the summer of 2006. I started with SUSE, then moved onto Mandriva and finally settled on Fedora Core. By early 2007 I was using Fedora full time. There was no more Windows partition on my laptop. When I ran into problems or incompatibilities with Linux, my options were to sink or swim. There was no Windows to revert back to. Read more