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Fedora 11: Raise thy Mighty... Finger?

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jaboutboul.blogspot: Authentication is an aspect of computing which many take for granted. What's all the fuss? In the following Q&A session with Bastien Nocera, long time Fedora Contributor and Desktop Renaissance Man.

Review: PC/OS 2009v2a

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raiden.net: PC/OS is an interesting distro in that it comes in three forms: Open Desktop, Open Workstation, and Open Server. I think the general idea here is to create three different version of the distro that are designed to meet the needs of the three core groups of users.

Review: SimplyMepis 8.0

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ericsbinaryworld.com: SimplyMepis is a Debian-based distro developed by Warren Woodford who believed that Mandrake Linux was too hard for new users. He believes users should be able to listen to MP3s, use Adobe Flash, and so on. So let’s load her up into VirtualBox and see how it goes.

An acquaintance with Arch Linux

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brajeshwar.com: Simple does not mean ‘newbie friendly’, instead it means that the system is structured in such a way that a user can easily configure it to his liking by changing simple configuration files and installing just what he needs.

Where does Red Hat grow from here?

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cnet.com: By just about any measure, Red Hat dominates its open-source competition and holds its own with big proprietary peers like Oracle and Microsoft, as this Wolfram Alpha analysis suggests. But where does Red Hat go from here?

Anatomy of a Linux hypervisor

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This article begins with a quick introduction to virtualization and hypervisors and Linux-based hypervisors KVM and Lguest

Gauging Linux Momentum

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baselinemag.com: Going forward, a lot of IT organizations are going to require both Linux and Windows server stacks.

CentOS Pulse - Community newsletter

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dag.wieers.com: A CentOS newsletter was what I wanted to have for a long time. It finally materialized the past week and was published today.

Linux: I've got to admit it's getting better

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junauza.com: What struck me most after this very latest installation is how Linux has evolved and has become a more than capable desktop operating system.

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