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Killing Linpus Linux, reaching for Ubuntu on netbooks

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Ubuntu If you, like me, bought an Acer Aspire One and have been suffering with the ultra stripped down Linpus Linux Lite for your sins; then you've probably (also like me) only dreamed lazily of the heavenly possibility of having a "proper" operating system on your machine.

A bid to keep LUGs relevant

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Linux There was a time when Linux user groups were the source of support for those who install and run the free operating system. Installfests were held at least once a year and people who were interested in testing out GNU/Linux waited for these events.

No FAFSA for FOSS Users

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I've written twice now about various pieces of online software that restrict your freedom to use the operating system of your choice to access them. My girlfriend is also a student and was annoyed when she found out.

Looking over Crux again

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kmandla.wordpress: It’s been a while since I installed Crux on any machine in the house, and even longer since I put it on anything faster than about 150Mhz.

Best Linux distros for netbooks

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Linux There are now some fantastic varieties of Linux that make ideal replacements for the operating system that's currently installed on your netbook.

Ultimate Edition 2.9 released, Screenshots

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Ubuntu Ultimate Edition 2.9 has been released! according to the announcement, this release was built off Ultimate Edition 2.8 which is built off Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat'. All updates fully updated / upgraded, old kernels purged, new initrd and vmlinuz rebuilt.

Had A Gnuff?

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gurublog.wordpress: Yesterday a reader dropped me a link to Gnuffy, which is an offshoot of Arch Linux started about three years ago. Looking over what has been accomplished with it thus far, I was very impressed with their ideas on expanding Arch.

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.1 released

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Linux The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename squeeze). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

Continued Adventures in Distro Remixing

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Linux I've been making a personal Fedora remix for a while now... since Fedora 10. While that might sound hard, thanks to Fedora's livecd-tools package and their livecd-creator script, it is really quite easy. I recently started making a remix of Scientific Linux 6.0 and wanted to share.

Exotic Linux distros: A walk on the wild side

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Linux Some Linux distributions are more valuable than others, but even some of the odder varieties can come in handy, says Jack Wallen.

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