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Hard Times May Boost Linux Financial Services

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Interviews

hpcwire.com: Today Linux is the go-to operating system for high performance computing, while it continues to extend its footprint in the broader IT community. In the financial services arena, in particular, Linux is being seen as a critical technology for increasing ROI.

My Fantasy Operating System

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pcworld.com: Most of us have fantasies about winning the lottery. It's part of being human. Along with buying property, fast cars, and a life-sized Kylie Minogue fembot (including optional hot pants accessory), my fantasy would be to create the perfect operating system.

Linux laptops look to phone stores and Web for distribution

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Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Microsoft’s strategy for fighting off Linux laptops, which are Netbooks powered by Ubuntu or Android, seems clear. Keep them out of retail distribution.

Morgan Stanley Growing Its Use of Linux

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wallstreetandtech.com: Anthony Golia, executive director of enterprise computing at Morgan Stanley, told attendees at the High Performance Linux on Wall Street show this morning that his firm has been using Linux in a big way since 2001.

Review: Parted Magic 4.0

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raiden.net: Parted Magic, one of the best stand alone partition editors, is back once again with a new and updated version. But what's so special about this version, considering the narrow scope of things that Parted Magic is designed to do?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 297

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: Parted Magic 4.0

  • News: Linux Foundation to control Moblin, speculations on future of OpenSolaris, two interviews with Mark Shuttleworth, kFreeBSD support for Debian sid, GNOME 3.0 plans
  • Released last week: CentOS 5.3, Parted Magic 4.0, VectorLinux 6.0 "Light"
  • Upcoming releases: FreeBSD 7.2 release schedule, Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC2
  • Donations: smxi receives US$200
  • New additions: Calculate Linux, Chakra
  • New distributions: Omnia XP
  • Reader comments

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

Linux Runs on Text: Understanding & Handling Text

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HowTos

linux-mag.com: Text plays a central role in the Linux operating system. Take better control of your system with a firm understanding of what text is and how best to handle, format and convert it.

Hacker and slasher or stable and steady. There is a Linux for you.

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toolbox.com/blogs: We are not all made from the same mold. To cover all of those bases there is a plethora of Linux distributions ready for the picking.

Chakra: my new distro of choice

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pindablog.wordpress: I’m the type of guy who goes distro-shopping every now and then, but usually ends up with the distro I came from. And then, two days ago I suddenly came across Chakra.

why no Linux for NSW high school laptops?

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itwire.com: It comes as both a surprise and not a surprise that the New South Wales (NSW) state government chose a "safe bet" of Lenovo and Microsoft to supply many thousands of taxpayer-funded laptops to secondary school students. Was Linux ever on the short list?

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Eclipse Luna for Fedora 20

If you are a Fedora Eclipse user, then you're probably saddened since the release of Eclipse Luna (4.4) because you are still using Eclipse Kepler (4.3) on Fedora 20. Well, be saddened no longer because Eclipse Luna is now available for Fedora 20 as a software collection! A software collection is simply a set of RPMs whose contents are isolated from the rest of your system such that they do not modify, overwrite or otherwise conflict with anything in the main Fedora repositories. This allows you install multiple versions of a software stack side-by-side, without them interfering with one another. More can be read about this mechanism on the software collections website. The Eclipse Luna software collection lives in a separate yum repository, which must be configured by clicking on this link to install the release package. Read more