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Pardus 2009 Looks Fantastic

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easylinuxcds.com: I had read in the Pardus release announcement that the Pardus had been “improved graphically in every part of the distribution”. It takes about 3 seconds to realize this.

A Linux security story

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blogs.computerworld.com: There's no such thing as perfect security. There are no programs that give you absolute software security. After all, security is a process, not a product. Linux's security process, though, is outstanding, which is one reason why it has great security. Here's an example.

linux malware, sure it’s possible

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bambambambam.wordpress: I did a bit of research into it and discovered that a few people have already documented this possible vulnerability, and that it is somewhat legitimate.

Linux Kernel Virtual Machine improves build performance

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Create a build service using the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) for better performance

Intel claims No. 2 Linux contributor spot as hedge against Microsoft

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cnet.com: In 2007 Red Hat stood on top of the Linux kernel contributor list with room to spare. At 12.7 percent of the Linux kernel contributed by Red Hat. In 2009, things get more interesting, with Intel making a serious challenge to claim the top spot in Linux kernel contributions.

ASUS N10J - Netbook or Notebook?

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: By sheer chance and very good fortune, I now own an ASUS N10J netbook. Or notebook. The N10J came preloaded with Windows Vistaster Business, it should be no surprise to anyone that it runs like a terminally ill DOG. I have installed a variety of Linux distributions on it.

The missing piece of every Linux distribution

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toolbox.com/blogs: There are many Linux distributions out there, nay hundreds of Linux distributions, ready and waiting for your computing pleasure. They all have one thing in common, one missing piece.

OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: With it being a while since we last compared many Linux distributions when it comes to their measurable desktop performance, we decided to run a new round of tests atop four of the most popular Linux distributions: OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Mandriva.

the home desktop, the the work station and the school desktop, oh my!

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: It is the dream of untold OpenSource developers to have OpenSource and Linux dominate the home desktop market. To banish Microsoft Windows from the the 'adults' table over to the 'kids' table forever. What is it that Linux and OpenSource need to offer to accomplish even a portion of that dream?

Sidux 2009-02 (KDE)

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Sidux is based on Debian and you can download a version that uses the XFCE or KDE desktop environments. You can also opt to download the lite version that weighs in at about 600MB or the full version that weighs in at around 2.1GB. Being the greedy app pig that I am, I opted to download the full KDE version.

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