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Why There is no Kernel Hacker Sell-Out

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computerworlduk.com: One of the talks at LCA2010 gave the fact that "75% of the code comes from people paid to do it.” In my view, this 75% figure indicates two things.

Amazing Wallpaper - Evolution Of Ubuntu 9.10

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Amazing Wallpaper - Evolution Of Ubuntu 9.10

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 338

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Hymera and commercial Linux
  • News: Booting Ubuntu in 15 seconds, Lubuntu update, Slackware articles round-up, insecurity of OpenBSD, Qimo 4 Kids 2.0
  • Questions and answers: Linux on Apple hardware
  • Released last week: Tiny Core Linux 2.8, Càtix 1.6
  • New additions: DigAnTel, Element
  • New distributions: Alpine Linux, Gosalia, LFU, MCL, simpleLinux, stali, ÜberStudent, Ubuntu Electronics Remix
  • Reader comments

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

Linux market share grows vs. Windows and Mac OS X shrinkage

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blogs.computerworld: We're told Linux is the only OS with a growing market share: Windows and Mac OS X actually shrank. The Net Applications report also shows Windows 7 already dwarfing all versions of Mac OS combined.

Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris Benchmarks

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BSD

phoronix.com: Last week we published the first Debian GNU/kFreeBSD benchmarks. We have now extended that comparison to put many other operating systems in a direct performance comparison to these Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD snapshots of 6.0 Squeeze to Fedora 12, FreeBSD 7.2, FreeBSD 8.0, OpenBSD 4.6, and OpenSolaris 2009.06.

NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source

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cio.com.au: A New Zealand high school running entirely on open source software has slashed its server requirements by a factor of almost 50, despite a government deal mandating the use of Microsoft software in all schools.

New Linux user asks: "Where's the anti-virus?"

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So far, I don’t have much to say about Linux, however, the one thing I’m seriously hung up on is the lack of anti-virus. Having been a Windows user for such a long time, it’s etched in my brain that anti-virus is a must and that if you don’t have it, then you’re an idiot.

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Open source champion Richard Stallman’s netbook

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liliputing.com: Ever find yourself wondering what warrior for the open source movement Richard Stallman uses as his primary computer? It’s a Lemote Yeelong netbook.

Linux performance basics

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spyced.blogspot: I want to write about Cassandra performance tuning, but first I need to cover some basics: how to use vmstat, iostat, and top to understand what part of your system is the bottleneck -- not just for Cassandra but for any system.

Life with Linux: Connecting two machines with a USB KVM switch

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sutor.com: This weekend I put together a new machine for my home office to complement the iMac on my desktop. Since I didn’t want to fill up the desk with another mouse and keyboard, I decided to get a USB KVM (Keyboard, Video, Monitor) switch that allows me to go back and forth between the two machines.

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