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This was the year of desktop Linux

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zdnet.com/blog: Before Israel was founded in 1948 it made sense to conclude a Passover seder with the words “Next year in Jerusalem.” With Israel a reality the arguments over the phrase have changed. Yet they endure. Desktop Linux is the same sort of deal.

A day of failure with Debian

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andym3.wordpress: Today, I tried installing Debian on my HP ProBook 4510S. Three times.

Increased Clientele for Red Hat

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  • Increased Clientele for Red Hat
  • As Novell’s Woes Continue, Red Hat Is the Beneficiary
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My Linux Experience

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Ubuntu

montanalinux.org: In the vein of recent posts, I thought I might take a second to explain how I came to use Ubuntu. My first Linux experience was with Red Hat 5 or 6 I believe. I got CD out of the back of one of those Teach your Linux books. I was probably 16.

Corporate America's Cruel Linux Hoax

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linuxinsider.com: I propose companies take a closer look at the Linux desktop and consider its potential return juxtaposed with the return they see from Linux servers in the back room.

The five inaccurate reasons Linux beats Windows for servers

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fewt.com: I am always interested in a good debate of Linux vs Windows. That said, I read an article this morning talking about the five reasons that Linux beat Windows for servers. By the time I finished reading the article though I had a list of many reasons why the article was actually wrong.

A Good Reason to Use PCLinuxOS 2010

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PCLOS

bargincomputing.com: The search for the perfect kernel scheduler is like searching for the Holy Grail. Linux 2.6 started with the O(1) scheduler, which solved a lot of issues for real-time processes. However, it didn’t scale to large NUMA (non-uniform memory access) machines.

Debian mourns the loss of Frans Pop

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Obits

debian.org: The Debian Project has lost a member of its community. Frans Pop (fjp) died on August 20th.

Five Reasons Linux Beats Windows for Servers

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pcworld.com: Rapid growth in the market for x86 servers over the past year brought good news for both Linux and Windows, as research firm IDC reported last week. That's no accident. Linux is eminently better suited to server use than Windows. Why? Let's count the ways.

Red Hat Board Gets Military Leadership

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pcworld.com: The managing board of enterprise open-source software company Red Hat has elected a retired U.S. Army officer, General Henry Hugh Shelton, to serve as chairman, the company announced Monday. Shelton takes the place of Matthew Szulik, who was the former CEO of Red Hat.

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