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How slow can Linux go?

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blogs.computerworld.com: If it has a CPU, you can run Linux on it. Xboxes or iPhones, cars or calculators, Linux can live quite happily on any of these devices. But, when it comes to the desktop or laptop, how much processing power do you need to run a modern Linux desktop?

10 Days Without Linux

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linuxhaxor.net: Lately I have been thinking about the psychology of a computer user who is switching from one operating system to another. So I decided to try it out myself. The plan was to only use Windows (Vista) for 10 days.

CrunchBang Linux Micro-Review

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beastlytech.com: Crunchbang linux is a distro based off of Ubuntu 8.10 it, brings to the table very powerful multimedia capabilities and a very customizable desktop courtesy of openbox window manager. Here are some Pros and Cons:

One week with Debian

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bloc.eurion.net: Jaunty was a great experience, until around a month ago, when my nice ext4 file systems started to get corrupt on daily basis and I had to reinstall. I decided that it’s about time that I try out Debian.

Unnecessary Fanboys ( or, As The Pendulum Swings)

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I use MS Windows. It's true. I use it almost daily. I was originally trained using Novell Netware. I have used Apple Mac to a pretty good extent. Been known to work on a 'pure' Unix system or two as well. I use Linux every single day at home and at work. find there are pros and cons for every OS.

Linux Will Never Ever Have The "Killer App"

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customdistros.com: I see a lot of articles, comments and blog posts regarding Linux and how to increase it’s user base. The reasons listed to switch to Linux are invariably the same and occasionally I’ll see someone mention some “killer apps” for Linux as an incentive to change over. Well, guess what?

Profile and visualize Linux boot process with Bootchart

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dedoimedo.com: Bootchart is an extremely simple, extremely handsome application that allows you to profile your Linux boot process, to measure the loading times of different services, to compare kernels and distributions, to identify bottlenecks and improve the performance of your system, and then to display the results in a professional-looking chart.

Confessions of a former Linux fanboy

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liquidcable.com: I am no longer a Linux fanboy, thus changing my philosophy on Linux and operating systems in general. I changed because I really asked a fundamental question about operating systems, “What should an desktop OS do?”

I am going back to Windows

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go2linux.org: That title, makes you all fellow Linux users wanted to know why someone would like to go back to Windows, really?

Prioritizing bugs to boost Linux adoption

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blogs.zdnet.com: What are the problems that need to be solved to boost Linux adoption? And in what order? If we get the order right, we can make more users happier faster.

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Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel

Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance. Dave Hansen of Intel has proposed a new "TAINT_PERFORMANCE" for the kernel that would proactively print a warning message about not using the kernel for any performance measurements. Dave explained in his RFC announcement, "I have more than once myself been the victim of an accidentally-enabled kernel configuration option being mistaken for a true performance problem. I'm sure I've also taken profiles or performance measurements and assumed they were real-world when really I was measuring the performance with an option that nobody turns on in production. A warning like this late in boot will help remind folks when these kinds of things are enabled." Read more

Scientific Linux 7.0 x86_64 BETA 3

Fermilab's intention is to continue the development and support of Scientific Linux and refine its focus as an operating system for scientific computing. Today we are announcing a beta release of Scientific Linux 7. We continue to develop a stable process for generating and distributing Scientific Linux, with the intent that Scientific Linux remains the same high quality operating system the community has come to expect. Please do not install Pre-Release software in your production environment. Read more

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Now Features Linux Kernel 3.16.1

"The Utopic kernel has been rebased to the first v3.16.1 upstream stable kernel and uploaded to the archive, ie. linux-3.16.0-9.14. Please test and let us know your results," says Canonical's Joseph Salisbury, after the latest Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting. Read more