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3 free Linux alternatives for your netbook

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computerworld.com: If you're buying a new netbook for this holiday season, odds are that it will be loaded with Windows 7 Starter Edition. While many users will be happy with Microsoft's new OS, others might balk at the limitations. What are your alternatives?

GoblinX – An Alternative OS With 4 Different Flavors

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makeuseof.com: In today’s Ubuntu dominated Linux landscape, it’s refreshing to stumble upon an alternative linux software distribution choosing to follow its own path. GoblinX is one of these.

Linux Gazette Nov '09 #168 Released

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This month's Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Highlights include: Setting up a MySQL Cluster for your Linux desktop, A 'revisited' guide to GNU Screen, and A Short CGI Script for Passing 404s to Another Server.

Linux jobs outpacing Windows; virtualization is 'hot'

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techtarget.com: Windows job-seekers may have 30% more available openings today in the U.S. than their Linux counterparts. On the upside, however, the number of Linux listings nationwide is growing while demand for Windows staffers is dropping.

Review: Red Hat's Fedora 12 Beta Operating System

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eweekeurope.co.uk: eWEEK Labs' tests show that Fedora 12 will provide the latest and greatest versions of popular open-source applications, as well as features that strengthen not only Fedora but also Linux distributions in general

Review: Vector Linux 6 Standard

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raiden.net: It's been over two years since Vector Linux 5.8 was released, and a lot can happen in that time. But what specifically is that? And has all that extra time allowed Vector to improve and grow and become a distribution to be reckoned with? Let's find out.

Sabayon 5 GNOME review

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linuxbsdos.com: Sabayon is a Gentoo-based, multi-purpose, GNU/Linux distribution. The latest version is Sabayon 5, released October 2, 2009. Two iso images, Sabayon 5 GNOME and Sabayon 5 KDE, are available for download. This post is a review of the GNOME edition.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 327

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: An overview of Ubuntu 9.10 variants
  • News: Lubuntu update, upgrading openSUSE and Mandriva development releases, future of Puppy Linux, Phoronix Test Suite live DVD
  • Questions and answers: The best "base" distribution
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 9.10, ALT Linux 5.0
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2010
  • New distributions: Phoenix OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

CentOS 5.4 vs. OpenSuSE 11.2 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: We decided it was a good time to see how the server / workstation performance between this new CentOS release compares to that of Ubuntu 9.10, which was released last week, and also how it performs up against the release candidate of OpenSuSE 11.2.

Where is Linux's Answer to Microsoft's Small Business Server?

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linuxplanet.com: It's funny isn't it? By default, any Linux distribution comes with business server functionality like an e-mail, file, and print serving, but Microsoft still gets the lion's share of the small business server world. What's going on here?

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