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SliTaz 2.0: Screenshot Tour

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linuxinfusion.com: If you are looking for something small to run on an older computer, SliTaz is definitely a worthy contender to look into. Do not let the small size of the ISO fool you. It contains more than enough software to get you going.

No Minix code in Linux Ever -- More Evidence

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groklaw.net: I saw an article the other day, repeating the mistaken view that there was Minix code in an early version of Linux. I knew that was not true, because for one thing Linus told us it was not true years ago. And Andrew Tanenbaum confirmed.

How slow can Linux go?

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blogs.computerworld.com: If it has a CPU, you can run Linux on it. Xboxes or iPhones, cars or calculators, Linux can live quite happily on any of these devices. But, when it comes to the desktop or laptop, how much processing power do you need to run a modern Linux desktop?

10 Days Without Linux

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linuxhaxor.net: Lately I have been thinking about the psychology of a computer user who is switching from one operating system to another. So I decided to try it out myself. The plan was to only use Windows (Vista) for 10 days.

CrunchBang Linux Micro-Review

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beastlytech.com: Crunchbang linux is a distro based off of Ubuntu 8.10 it, brings to the table very powerful multimedia capabilities and a very customizable desktop courtesy of openbox window manager. Here are some Pros and Cons:

One week with Debian

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bloc.eurion.net: Jaunty was a great experience, until around a month ago, when my nice ext4 file systems started to get corrupt on daily basis and I had to reinstall. I decided that it’s about time that I try out Debian.

Unnecessary Fanboys ( or, As The Pendulum Swings)

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I use MS Windows. It's true. I use it almost daily. I was originally trained using Novell Netware. I have used Apple Mac to a pretty good extent. Been known to work on a 'pure' Unix system or two as well. I use Linux every single day at home and at work. find there are pros and cons for every OS.

Linux Will Never Ever Have The "Killer App"

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customdistros.com: I see a lot of articles, comments and blog posts regarding Linux and how to increase it’s user base. The reasons listed to switch to Linux are invariably the same and occasionally I’ll see someone mention some “killer apps” for Linux as an incentive to change over. Well, guess what?

Profile and visualize Linux boot process with Bootchart

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dedoimedo.com: Bootchart is an extremely simple, extremely handsome application that allows you to profile your Linux boot process, to measure the loading times of different services, to compare kernels and distributions, to identify bottlenecks and improve the performance of your system, and then to display the results in a professional-looking chart.

Confessions of a former Linux fanboy

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liquidcable.com: I am no longer a Linux fanboy, thus changing my philosophy on Linux and operating systems in general. I changed because I really asked a fundamental question about operating systems, “What should an desktop OS do?”

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