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Linux Getting Closer to Being Ready for the Desktop

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suffolk757.com: Linux as a Desktop has been a work in progress for years now. After being flamed for complaining about it’s weaknesses, I decided to give it another chance to be fair.

Another Linux distro for your netbook, but based on Arch Linux

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gadgetmix.com: In the last few months, numerous Linux distros (Ubuntu NBR, EEEbuntu 3.0) have been released for the netbooks. Here is another one, but unlike the two distros mentioned above, it is based on highly sophisticated Arch Linux.

Distro Review: Crunchbang 9.04.01

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danlynch.org: My first stop on this journey is Crunchbang 9.04.01; a distribution I’ve used only briefly in the past, but one that many of my friends use and like. It’s a British Ubuntu-based development and largely the work of one man, Phillip Newborough AKA Corenominal.

Ohio LinuxFest 2009 Sept 25-26

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michaeldolan.com: It’s only a little more than a month from now, the seventh Ohio LinuxFest. This year we will be celebrating 40 years of Unix!

Kernel Log - Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 2: Graphics, audio and video

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h-online.com: Linux 2.6.31 will offer Kernel-Based Mode-Setting for Radeon graphics cards up to model X1950. The developers have included new drivers for X-Fi sound cards and for Intel's "Next-Generation Graphics Device". Many further improvements affect the drivers for webcams and TV hardware.

Moblin Linux - The next big operating system

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dedoimedo.com: I have spent the last few days playing with Moblin 2. Boy, it's something else. Mark my words. In 2015, two out of every three netbooks will be running Moblin.

Are there too many versions of Linux? No.

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raiden.net: Gene over at Errac webload recently posted (as many others before him have) that there are too many versions of Linux. At one time I would glady have agreed with him.

Back To School With Linux!

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oneclicklinux.com: I just received my first back to school notice in my email box. It came from PCMagazine. They're touting "Back to School software." But they also feature a review of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.

Linux Distro with a Hint of Hyper-V a la Perlow

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daniweb.com/blogs: My good friend and partner in crime, Jason Perlow is working on (as I'm writing this) a new Linux distribution that is Hyper-V ready. It is a modified OpenSUSE 11.1 that includes the Linux Integration Components (ICs) from Microsoft.

A look at the server GUI argument

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: So much has been said about the pros and cons of using a GUI/X server on a Linux server. It has been condemned, vilified and threatened with brutality by the "command line only" crowd. It has been revered, praised and even worshiped by the "GUI or Bust" crowd. What is it really all about?

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