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Fedora 13 [Review]

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Linux We downloaded and tested Fedora 13 64-bit DVD-edition, to get the full breadth of software available for the distribution. Fedora uses the Anaconda installer system which provides a powerful, and configurable installation experience, but makes the choices simple and easy to understand.

Purpose-built: Five specialised Linux distributions

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Linux We’ve all heard of Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Fedora and Mandriva. But how about RIP, Damn Vulnerable and Zeroshell Linux? Here are five specialised Linux versions worth bookmarking.

Digg, dug, buried: Linux

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blogs.computerworld: A liberal blogger has uncovered that a "group of influential conservative members of the behemoth social media site has just been caught red-handed in a widespread campaign of censorship, having multiple accounts, up-vote padding, and deliberately trying to ban progressives."

This Is Your Brain on Linux Desktop

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Linux Take Linux Desktop for a spin. Find an old computer around your house. Don't have an old computer? Bet you have friends who do. Wipe the Windows clean. Install Ubuntu, or Mandriva, or any of a gazillion more distros. Put your brain on Linux Desktop. It will thank you.

Build a Linux Media Center PC

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Software Media Center PCs have been around for almost a decade—even longer if you count earlier forays like Gateway's Destination PC lineup from the mid-1990s. It's not just about PCs, either.

Linux big in SA

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Linux Windows may still be the dominant operating system but in South Africa Linux has a good showing

High availability with the Linux Distributed Replicated Block Device

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Learn you can get High-availability storage with Linux and DRBD

Linux Mint 9 KDE (Isadora)

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Linux This release includes KDE Plasma Desktop 4.4 and Linux Kernel 2.3.2. The Linux Mint developers did a great job with this release. KDE users should be very happy indeed with Linux Mint 9 KDE.

Linux Outlaws 161

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  • Linux Outlaws 161 - The Operating System is Called Windows
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode: 365 08-04-10
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 14
  • Going Linux Aug 05: #110
  • Linux Basement Episode 59 - Minty Freshness
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-08-04

where did all the Linux netbooks go?

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Hardware Mr. Telic holds out the netbook market as the counter to my theory that Linux is doing pretty crappily in the traditional operating system ‘market’. On the face of it, hey, that’s a pretty strong argument.

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Brocade CEO: Transition To Open Source Will Be Difficult For Cisco

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