linuxcritic.wordpress: What do you get when you combine the flexibility, versatility and ease of maintenance of Ubuntu, the blinding speed and simplicity of LXDE, and a focus on social media and the cloud?
h-online.com: In his "Rethinking PID 1" blog post, open source developer Lennart Poettering, who is known for his work on Avahia and Pulseaudio, has announced "Systemd", an alternative to SysV-Init and the Init system Upstart.
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- Reviews: First look at Ubuntu 10.04
- News: Ubuntu 10.04 features list, Linux Mint for PowerPC, Fedora Kiosk spin, overview of SUSE Studio
- Questions and answers: The future of OpenSolaris
- Released last week: Ubuntu 10.04, Ultimate Edition 2.6, EasyPeasy 1.6
- Upcoming releases: DEFT Linux 5.1
- Donations: Bacula receives US$250.00
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toolbox.com/blogs: What it really boils down to is that installing either Linux or windows is pretty simple and takes similar amounts of time. However, the install does not finish once the installation CD is ejected from the computer. The operating system then needs to be updated.
robinzrants.wordpress: It has been argued both ways for years. Both sides have valid points, and experience varies so widely depending on so many factors that it seems impossible to come to a conclusion.
technologysolutionslive.com: Though Linux has evolved considerably over the years, it has yet to eclipse the popularity of Microsoft’s Windows operating system at the consumer and small business level- which is dominated by “desktop” computer sales.
linusearch.com: Why is it that most people still have not heard of Linux? Could it be that one of things that drives many people toward Linux, the fact that it is free as in free beer, is also an impediment to it’s adoption?
penguinpetes.com: Funny how it's always Linux which Microsoft is alleging is infringing on Microsoft's patent portfolio, isn't it? Not FreeBSD, not OpenBSD, not NetBSD, not Solaris (open or closed), not Plan Nine From Bell Labs, not ReactOS, not Minix, not GNU-HURD, not any of the flavors of proprietary Unix.
bloggeringidiot.blogspot: I had been running the PCLinuxOS 2010 beta in VMWare Player for a while, and update after update it just kept getting better and better. So much better in fact, I decided it was finally good enough to install on the laptop.
icewalkerz.blogspot: boot.fedoraproject.org (BFO) is one of the unique features in Fedora. This effort by Fedora community hopes to completely remove DVD installations in long term.