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The Reg guide to Linux, part 1: Picking a distro

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theregister.co.uk: One of the common complaints about Linux is that there are too many different editions (or “distributions”) to choose from, and only a hardcore nerd can tell them apart.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 359

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: An introduction to Peppermint OS
  • News: Open letter to Mandriva, openSUSE strategy proposal, Debian release update, anti-vuvuzela filters and plugins
  • Questions and answers: Slackware-based live CDs

This Mac devotee is moving to Linux

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salon.com: Seeking real freedom of choice in a technology ecosystem where vendors are exerting more and more control

Sidux Hypnos 2010-01 Xfce Review

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linuxnov.com: Debian based distribution comes with two Desktops KDE, Xfce and this one going to review today here. most packages with Xfce version is upgraded to last version. Fully customized with xfce window manager, will show exactly how to fully customize many things on Sidux Hypnos.

Linux: “Free” Software vs “You Get What You Pay For”

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blog.eracc.com: Everyone of us has heard or read some form of the old phrase, “You get what you pay for!”. The gist of this phrase is basically if something is “free” or low cost it is probably worth nothing or very little. However, is this true when applied to Free Open Source Software (FOSS) and Linux?

Has Windows 7 killed Linux on the desktop?

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techradar.com: People don't just like Windows 7, it's the anti-Vista: loved for as many often spurious reasons as Vista was hated. But has Window 7 seen off any threat from open source operating systems? In other words, has Windows 7 killed Linux on the desktop?

Traditional Server Guy's Views on the Linux Desktop

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: While Linux is growing leaps and bounds, it's time we spread the same in the mass psyche, public mind share. So, where do we start? Noobs? New converts? Non-profit, governmental organizations? Or from the top, the busy Enterprise Linux server room managed by a traditional server guy? To me the latest seems a good starting point. Here is a few of his theories.

More Results from the Debian Community Poll

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twerner.blogspot: I'll publish my analysis of the remaining questions about changes to Debian now.

Results from the Debian Community Poll

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twerner.blogspot: I have closed the poll today and I will start publishing its results now.

Are the shoulders of Linux groaning under the weight of the world?

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toolbox.com/blogs: I never get tired of mentioning the fact that Linux supports more hardware and is on more devices than any other operating system I know of. It runs on anything from the largest super computers in the world to a computer smaller than a matchbox. In short practically the whole world is supported by Linux.

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