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Open Letter to Steve Ballmer: Didn't Your Mother Teach You To Say "Thank You?"

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penguinpetes.com: Seriously, Mr. Ballmer, your lack of gratitude to your best friend in the Linux community is appalling. I am talking about Ken "Helios" (named after the Greek god of the sun) Starks, who has recently helped defeat your main competitor.

Sabayon Linux 5

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Sabayon Linux is a remastered version of Gentoo Linux. I first took a look at it when I was writing for ExtremeTech, back when Sabayon Linux was in version 4.1. This latest release is version 5.0.

I Have a Schedule to Keep - IO Schedulers

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linux-mag.com: The Linux kernel has several different IO schedulers. This article provides an introduction to the concept of schedulers and what options exist for Linux.

Is Linux the One True Religion?

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aplawrence.com: There is only one true religion, though it's impossible to know whether it's Linuxism, BSDism or SysVism. Some extremely deluded folks once thought it was McBridism but that's generally considered to have been falsified. So you have a one in three shot at salvation.

More Linux Distros That Don’t Suck

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tech.nocr.at: Following Linux Distros That Don’t Suck from earlier this year here is a comprehensive list of, you guessed it, more Linux Distros that don’t suck.

Which Linux do you tell n00bs to use?

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toolbox.com/blogs: As you were frantically pounding away at your keyboard, your workmate asks what sort of operating system you are using. Your eyes light up, you switch to evangilistic mode and start spouting the benefits of Linux.

Open Source Makes Big Gains at the London Stock Exchange

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computerworlduk.com: At first sight, news that the London Stock Exchange (LSE) is moving from the Microsoft .Net-based TradElect to the GNU/Linux-based MillenniumIT system, is just another win for free software. But the details provide some fascinating insights.

Advertising with Helios

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doctormo.wordpress: The idea of the radio adverts was to be able to increase the business of installing and supporting “Linux” based desktop computers in the Texas, Dallas area. I’ve had words with advertising people casually about the kinds of costs, for a small radio campaign they advise raising $50k and spreading the adverts around.

Puppy Linux 4.3 (step by step installation with screenshots)

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mygnulinux.com: I was looking for a small distribution to install on my old laptop for a while now. It’s a 7 year old pc, at 1.2GHz with 256mb RAM.

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