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Are source compiled packages really faster?

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toolbox.com/blogs: It is often a question of debate. Are packages compiled from source really faster than pre-digested ones? In other words will your Linux distribution run faster with apt or rpm packages compared to having everything compiled from source on your machine?

10 Mistakes Linux learners should avoid

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penguininside.blogspot: Today, Linux distributions are getting more and more popular, specially Ubuntu. Many ‘technical users’ of Microsoft Windows are showing interest in using or trying out Linux, but they repeat some common mistakes. Which are,

A netbook users review of Linux Mint 8

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fewt.com: Thursday evening I broke my install on my Eee PC 1000HE in such a way that I needed to recover the data from my /home partition and reinstall the OS. I thought that since I'm waiting for EB4 I may as well just install another distribution and play.

15 Cool and Funny Linux T-shirts

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junauza.com: Since I'm planning to buy several Linux-inspired clothes, I was searching the web for places or sites that offer printed t-shirts that look cool and have a bit of sense of humor. Here are some of the coolest and funniest.

Linux at Bett 2010

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computerworlduk.com: You'll have to look hard for Open Source software at Bett 2010, but it's there all right and may even win a BETT award!

Linux is Terminally ill

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: Are you a programmer? do you use Linux often and find it fun?.. is the rest of you family and friends all programmers? your Pizza delivery guy? or that lassie at your local supermarket chain who can't work the till properly? ? does she know about repositories or how to install Linux apps from other distros?

Kernel Sandbox

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kdubois.net: Kernel coding is a bit of a pain, if you compare it to userspace coding. You loose a lot of nice things in userspace, like segfaults (think you can’t live with them? try living without them Wink ), and a bad kernel build can easily stop a system cold. These stupid little annoyances can really stop beginners from getting involved!

10 Characteristics of a Linux Guru?

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daniweb.com: I just read a post on another site from someone who calls himself (herself?), linux guru, and it made me ponder the following question: What is a Linux Guru?

An API for easy Linux virtualization

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The libvirt library is a Linux API over the virtualization capabilities of Linux that supports a variety of hypervisors, including Xen and KVM, as well as QEMU and some virtualization products for other operating systems. This article explores libvirt, its use, and its architecture.

Will the Linux-Windows Netbook Change the OS Wars?

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earthweb.com: Back in June, when I wrote an opinion piece about the enduring competition between the three major operating systems, I assumed the race would just go on indefinitely. But in a brilliant stroke of diplomatic ingenuity, Lenovo brought to the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a single hybrid laptop in which Windows 7 and Lenovo's custom form of Linux.

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