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5 Things Linux Does Better Than Mac OS X

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pcworld.com: I think the success of the Mac is mostly a matter of marketing. Whatever your own personal beliefs, though, there's no denying that there are certain things Linux clearly does better than Mac OS X. If you're trying to decide on a platform for your business, these factors are worth keeping in mind.

Salix OS Live 13.1.1 LXDE

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Salix OS is a distro based on Slackware. Slackware, as you probably already know, has not had a reputation as being the easiest distro to use. Salix OS makes Slackware accessible to more users by making it easier to install, configure and manage.

The Ideal Linux Distribution, As I See It

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: As I review more distributions, I'm continually fleshing out exactly what I want to see in a distribution. Here's what I'd like to see:

Multicore may not be so scary - Linux will keep up

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web.mit.edu: Research suggests that the free operating system Linux will keep up with the addition of more ‘cores,’ or processing units, to computer chips.

The Difference Between Apple and Linux

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asinen.org: Mike has ditched Linux for Mac OS X. His blog post and most of the comments are quite measured, which is nice. A lot of Mike’s criticisms are probably quite valid too. However, he is comparing quite different things.

Postcards from Laughlin

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Just to clear something up, I am not writing this from the southern Nevada community of Laughlin. For the last month or so I’ve been running Fedora 14 Alpha on one of my laptops because I could.

Linux Mint: the tastier Ubuntu

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linuxtrends.com: Launched in October of 2004, Linux Mint has rapidly emerged as one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions. In this review, LinuxTrends takes a look at the latest Linux Mint release and finds it to be preferable to Ubuntu in several significant ways.

Linux in Schools

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scienceblogs.com: This is an excellent guest post by Scott Rowed on the use of Linux in K-12 schools, including strong evidence that school districts that do not have students using the Linux operating system are placing their students at a disadvantage, as well as a description of one outstanding success story.

Is Fedora's Boot Time Increasing?

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phoronix.com: The last time we closely examined the boot performance of Fedora Linux was in 2008 when comparing the boot times from Fedora Core 4 through Fedora 8. We decided to see how long it's taking Fedora to put its hat on these days.

Loss Leaders and Linux

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broadcast.oreilly.com: I bought a low-end, small footprint desktop: an eMachines EL-1300G. The cost at a local big box retailer was $159. The first thing I did with my system when I got it home was make sure that it powered up and seemed to work. The second thing I did was wipe the hard drive and load Linux.

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