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What is it About Linux?

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elevenislouder.blogspot: Why do we love Linux so much? What is it that draws so many of us into the tinkering, experimenting, and everything else?

Thoughts: Puppy Linux 4.3 on Older Laptop

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reviewlinux.com: I have used Linux for many years. I use it on extremely fast machines and on some really slow ones. I am always encouraged when I test out a new release and find that it works on my older and much slower equipment. Puppy Linux 4.3 is just that. A stable Linux distribution that has all the tools to get that older machine running.

Home Automation with Linux

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linux.com: Home automation may sound like a science-fiction dream, but in reality it is not only commonplace, but relatively simple to get started, especially with Linux.

Choosing a Desktop Linux Distro, Part 1: Getting What You Want

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linuxinsider.com: For newcomers to the open source world, selecting a Linux desktop from the many available choices can seem overwhelming. But don't let that stop you! There's plenty of free expert advice available online to help you narrow the field and figure out which distro is likely to best suit your needs.

Linux rising

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expresscomputeronline.com: When we talk about the Linux market, it means different things to different people. While much of the industry in 2008 stagnated or even receded, Linux revenues grew 23.4% to touch $567 million. The top selling server OSs came from Red Hat and Novell.

Windows license refund donated to Linux Mint

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linuxmint.com/blog: I was recently contacted by a person called Graeme Cobbett. In his email he told me he got his Windows license refunded and donated that money to Linux Mint. Of course, as you can imagine, he felt pretty happy about it and he wanted to let people know how he did it. So here’s his article:

Fedora 12 goodness

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happyassassin.net: I just spent a fun hour and a half with Rahul bashing on the Fedora 12 Beta announcement text, trying to keep it as short and readable as possible while highlighting as many of the awesome new features in Fedora 12 as we could.

Linux virtualization and PCI passthrough

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Processors have evolved to improve performance for virtualized environments, but what about I/O aspects? Discover one such I/O performance enhancement called device (or PCI) passthrough. This innovation improves performance of PCI devices using hardware support from Intel (VT-d) or AMD (IOMMU).

Easily Upgrade Any Hard Drive with Linux

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linux.com: I can get a half-tetrabyte drive for under $100 retail (and around $60 online) seems just short of amazing. It was just such an opportunity that helped me decide to pop into the local big-box store and grab such a drive.

Linux Succeeds Across the Board

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linux.com: Linux is doing, in a word, great. There are several areas where Linux and open source software are doing great, especially in the new technologies where open source encourages innovation:

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