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Desperately Seeking LAMP 2.0

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computerworlduk.com: It seems hard to believe, but the venerable LAMP stack – Linux, Apache MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python – is beginning to fade from people's memories. And yet in many ways it was LAMP that created the flourishing ecosystem of Internet startups after the catastrophic dotcom meltdown. Today people are lost in the fog of cloud computing.

Is Linux Really Harder to Use?

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pcworld.com: Not surprisingly, the misperception that Linux is harder to use than other operating systems is also one that competing vendors routinely use to scare potential new users away from Linux.

If Linux is not for Everyone, Neither is Windows

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: When contrasting Linux and Windows, one frequently hears the fallacy that Linux is not an OS anyone can use. Read this reaction about it. That recurrent argument is based on several misconceptions that I would like to discuss.

In Search of the Perfect KDE4 Distro – 3 Linux Mint 9

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g33q.co.za: I am writing this from Linux Mint 9 KDE4. Already I am feeling very at home with it. Is Linux Mint 9 the KDE nirvana I am looking for?

Debian Developer Conference Underway in New York City

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eweek.com: The tenth annual Debian Developer Conference has opened in New York City. DebConf 2010 is the first time the event has been held in the United States.

4 Educational Linux Distributions

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linuxplanet.com: As you may know, the Linux and open source community provides a wealth of free operating systems. Today, we'll review 4 different desktop distributions specifically designed for educational and academic use.

Red Hat - GNOME Contribution Press Release

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  • GNOME Study Shows Red Hat Desktop Development Lead (PR)
  • Shuttleworth and DeKoenigsberg Kiss and Make-up
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #204

IT Lure Search Distro Hoppin`: Pinguy OS

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itlure.com: Yes, yes, ANOTHER Ubuntu based distribution... This OS is based on the latest release of Ubuntu - 10.04 - and comes with both 32- and 64-bit editions.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 365

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Linux Fund)
  • News: Improvements to DTrace in FreeBSD, guides to networking and changes in the openSUSE project
  • Questions and answers: A comparison of BSD and Linux
  • Released last week: Clonezilla, Linux Mint, GhostBSD
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

What's new in Linux 2.6.35

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h-online.com: Measures to support the power saving mechanisms of AMD graphics chips, network code optimisations for multi-core processors, features for de-fragmenting the working memory and an improved support of the power management and turbo features offered by modern processors are KL 2635 Logo among the highlights of the new kernel version.

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