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Experiencing Sabayon 5, oh!

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Gentoo

linuxforu.com: Sabayon’s strength has always been to showcase the power of FOSS on the desktop. Once upon a time, it used to come preinstalled with Linux-compatible games. But the current releases have done away with the idea of showcasing the games factor and concentrate on giving an out-of-the box desktop experience.

Sugar: The Cooler Desktop

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ujjwol.com.np: Most of you, Linux users have always been limited to the two big desktop names in Linux. GNOME and KDE today represent the Linux desktop. But one desktop was made with small screen and children in mind. Yes, the Sugar.

DebConf10 Debian Conference Set for August in NYC

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eweek.com: The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian GNU/Linux operating system, has established August 1-7, 2010, as the dates and venue for its next annual conference, DebConf10.

Linux-Kongress 2009 Tuning Gathering

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linux-magazine.com: The Linux-Kongress is traditionally where kernel developers exchange honors and advice about new features and enhancements. This year a number of speakers presented performance improvement data and discussed what aspects of Linux can be drawn out even more.

Citibank Doesn't Want Your Business, Linux User

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consumerist.com: For some reason, Citibank won't let customers using Linux computers log in to their online accounts. Adam argues that in 2009 this doesn't make sense, especially when no other major corporate website blocks him like this.

Make Linux faster and lighter

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HowTos

tuxradar.com: With just a few tweaks, your Linux box can be lighter, sprightlier and quicker than ever before. Read on for the best ways to speed up your boot sequence, optimise KDE and Gnome, and get better performance from your favourite apps. We've also got some top tips from our favourite free software gurus...

Round up of recent distro releases

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linuxfordevices.com: The following briefly summarizes in reverse chronological order some of the key Linux distribution announcements over the last two months.

Dominitrix Linux TV ad

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Humor

Trying Out IBM Lotus Symphony Office Suite In Ubuntu

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Not so long ago, IBM teamed up with Canonical to create an application which contains an office suite featuring word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications based on IBM Lotus Symphony, an e-mail client that is based on IBM Lotus Notes, the social networking and collaboration cloud-based tools provided by LotusLive.com and the underlying Ubuntu operating system.

Open source advocate calls for Microsoft version of Linux

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Microsoft

news.idg.no: Keith Curtis, author of the book After the Software Wars, says just that. But he goes further. He thinks Microsoft and its customers would be better off if the company ditched Windows and instead built its own version of the Linux operating system.

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