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Fedora 14 vs. Ubuntu Maverick: Distinct Differences

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Ubuntu For several years, users' experience in Linux has depended more on the desktop than the distribution. Fedora 14 and Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick), conveniently released within a few weeks of each other, do little to challenge that assertion.

ZEN-Mini Gnome 2010.10 Reviewed

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Linux The slick metallic-themed Desktop seems simple enough and Gnome loads faster than Ubuntu’s by far. The ZEN-mini is actually a spin-off of PCLinuxOS that has a separate website, “ZEN-mini (often shortened to ZEN) is a minimal livecd that is bootable and can be installed.

Ted Ts'o: EXT4 Within Striking Distance Of XFS

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Linux There's just two months to go until the annual Linux.Conf.Au conference, which in 2011 is taking place in Brisbane, Australia. Ted Ts'o, the maintainer of the EXT4, will be speaking at the 2011 Linux.Conf.Au and he's just shared his "money shot" from his presentation about this evolutionary file-system building atop EXT2/EXT3.

The Corporate Hoax on Linux Revisited

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Linux The very same corporations that are making small fortunes with Linux servers give short shrift to Linux Desktop, I argued in a recent article, setting off a spirited discussion.

Linux Gazette November 2010 Issue

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November 2010 (#180):

  • News Bytes
  • Away Mission - ApacheCon, QCon, ZendCon and LISA
  • Enemy Action (PDF splitting)
  • House, Lies and Sysadmin
  • Installing/Configuring/Caching Django on your Linux server
  • Ten Tips to Harden Your Website
  • and more

The Filesystem Hierarchal Standard

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HowTos If you open nautilus and browse to the root filesystem, you’ll see something that looks like the image to the left. This is the default layout of the filesystem in Ubuntu 10.10, and is a peek into the ancient history and genealogy of Linux.

Fedora 14 is leading-edge Linux

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Linux To see what the latest and greatest Fedora could do I put it on my reliable laptop buddy, a Lenovo ThinkPad R61. This 2008-vintage notebook is powered by a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7500 and has 2GBs of RAM. I also tried it out on a Dell Inspiron 530S.

Improving The Linux Desktop: 20 Needed Fixes

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Linux I love using Linux. I "live Linux" exclusively, every-single-day. And I have done this for years. With this article, I hope to address new ideas alongside some challenges that I believe, if dealt with realistically, would make using Linux more accessible for everyone.

Are there too many Linux Distributions?

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Linux From time to time, I can read an article stating that there are too many Linux Distributions, and that this situation is counter productive for Linux.

London Stock Exchange delays Linux launch after live test

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Linux The London Stock Exchange has postponed the launch of its Linux-based IT system for cash markets, after a third live test was completed with customers over the weekend.

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