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A Win-Lin situation: moving a small office over to Linux

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itwire.com: Michael Pope is a pragmatic person by nature - a developer who, before he sets out on a task, takes sufficient care to create a soft-landing in case it is needed. Hence, when he was asked by his employer to convert a small accounting firm from Windows to Linux, it is not surprising that his methods embodied his whole approach to things.

Some Random Linux Usability Thoughts, or, Linux is not Windows

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linuxtoday.com: Some Linux design decisions seem like hangovers from Windows-land. But, unlike Windows, Linux does not need to be protected from itself, so why hang on to old habits?

Options Trader Alert for Red Hat

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  • Options Trader Alert for Red Hat
  • Red Hat Approaching Its 50 Day
  • Oppenheimer Reiterates Outperform Rating on Red Hat

Linux distribution popularity trends plotted

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linuxtrends.com: In order to get a sense of the popularity of various Linux distributions over the past several years, we entered their names into Google’s search insights tool and grabbed Google’s “embed code” for the resulting graphs.

Sony PS3 gets jailbroken to run Linux

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theinquirer.net: Hell hath no fury like an angry open sourceror. WHEN THE GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Sony decided to stop people from running Linux on its Playstation 3 it made a lot of open sourcerors quite angry.

It is a Windows World

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Microsoft

jeffhoogland.blogspot: "If you don't like Windows so much then don't use it!" This is something I have been told more than once (sometimes in not those kind of words) by various people when we have been discussing operating systems.

Bazaar: A Powerful, next-generation source control system

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Intro to Bazaar, a great place to keep your code

Debian: Yesterday's Distribution?

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linux-magazine.com: The latest Debian Project News recently announced a code freeze in preparation for a new release by the end of 2010. It's a sign of the times that the news went mostly unreported. Which makes me wonder: What is Debian's role today?

Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 4 – Sabayon Five-Oh LXDE

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g33q.co.za: Today we give Sabayon Five-Oh a run. Three of the four distros we reviewed this week have been using LXDE as its desktop environment.

Two Distributions Celebrate Birthdays

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linuxjournal.com: The Linux community had two birthdays to celebrate recently. Debian GNU/Linux turned 17 on August 16 and openSUSE has been providing an excellent desktop Linux for five years.

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Mr. Robot TV Show Now Uses BackTrack Linux's Successor, Kali Linux for Hacking

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