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In Defense of Distro-hopping

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ostatic.com/blog: Brian Proffitt recently tackled the topic of distro-hopping over on LinuxPlanet. Proffitt wonders whether the practice might be passe or something to be discouraged, but it's here to stay and should be encouraged rather than looked at askew.

Why GNU/Linux for academics and why Debian in particular?

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cddesjardins.wordpress: This is an attempt to explain my position as to why I use GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/Linux, in particular, and why you as a reader, surfer, or couch academic, should want to run GNU/Linux and Debian.

The Linux Desktop Expansion

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pcplus.techradar.com: There are three reasons why Linux isn’t succeeding on the desktop, and none of them are to do with missing functionality, using the command line or the politics of free software.

Mint Enlightenment

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linuxcritic.wordpress: A couple of weeks back I was talking with my Dad about what to do with his nearly-antiquated laptop (meaning from 2002.) Having had recent experience with lightweight linux distros and window managers, I decided to shop around a bit and see what else was out there.

Linux users, the coolest cats in town

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computerworlduk.com: My experience of individuals in the Open Source Software community, has been and continues to be, a privilege. They are amongst the most able and independent thinkers I have met.

Fedora 13 Alpha Pushed Back By A Week

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phoronix.com: The first alpha release of Fedora 13 (codenamed Goddard) was going to be due out next week, but that release is now pushed back by a week.

Lubuntu 10.04 Alpha 3 Released (w/ Screenshots)

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The most important changes in Lubuntu Alpha 3 are 4 new default applications: Chromium for the browser, gnome-mplayer as the default media player, Wicd has been replaced with the Network Manager and Pcmanfm2 as the default file manager.

But there are a lot of visual changes too. Full Story

The (Involuntary) Unification of Linux

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lunduke.com: One of the great things about Linux (on the desktop) is the wide variety of options available. Linux, as many would say, “is all about choice”.

The Move to Linux – “Daddy’s a penguin!”

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linuxjournal.com: It might come as a surprise that terms like Linux and Open Source and epiphytes like bloody Microsoft and it shouldn’t be this hard are fairly common in my household. And not always spoken by me!

From Mandriva to Mint

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abhay-techzone.blogspot: I have liked Mandriva since Mandrake Linux 9.1. Its been an amazing distribution ever since. My wife's vaio completed 1 year and ran out of official warranty. The problem started right after the first install.

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