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Distro life cycles, updates and small business

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: You will notice that some of the 'community' versions of the distros are supported for a much shorter time frame than the paid for company backed versions. There are those who say it is partially a technique employed by the 'sponsoring' company to encourage users to go to the paid versions, particularly in business related areas. I don't know if that is true or not, but I can see how it could appear that way to some folks.

Funny Linux Merchandise from Zazzle

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Linux Let’s start with amusing Linux merchandise on Zazzle. They have all sorts of stuff like shirts, bumper stickers and stickers in general. Here are some interesting designs.

What Linux cannot do

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Linux There are so many articles out on the internet tubes that I don't know which one to shake a stick at. So to prevent my brain from going totally rusty I decided to pull out some points of what Linux can not do.

CentOS 5.3 - Serious Linux for serious people

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Linux CentOS is not your everyday Linux. It's a server distribution, meant to be used in production environment where users do not care about what applications they have installed. It's a distro that you will most likely run without any GUI, reboot once every other year or so, if that, and upgrade only when you really must. What I'm going to do today is a sort of a capital sin.

Top ten Linux distributions

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Linux Ubuntu stands out as the most popular Linux distribution but which other versions make up the top ten?

Novell vs. Red Hat: How their Linux strategies affect your data center

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Linux More than 90% of all commercial Linux server subscriptions are from Novell and Red Hat, with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), respectively. A Gartner report gives Red Hat more than 60% of the paid Linux market, and Novell more than 30%. Why is Red Hat the Linux market share leader?

Distro Review: Pardus Linux 2009

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Linux This week I revisited a distribution I first wrote about back in 2007, Pardus Linux. It’s developed by the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptography, it has its own package management system called PISI (Packages Installed Successfully, as Intended), and it’s not based on any other Linux distribution, which makes quite a change these days. I was eager to see how it had developed since our last encounter.

Austrumi Linux 1.9.3

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Linux I thought I’d take a look at Austrumi Linux in this review. Austrumi Linux is based on Slackware and is pretty tiny in terms of size, weighing in at about 108MB.

Linux vs Windows 7

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Microsoft It's something of a tradition that we pit the latest version of Windows against our trusty old operating system. This isn't because we want to raise the profile of Windows, or ignite further flamewars on which is better or worse. It's about understanding the market and understanding the competition.

5 Reasons to Get Excited about Linux on the Netbook

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Linux Late last year, we boldly proclaimed that your next computer might be a Linux PC. Thanks to the ever-growing market for the low-end machines dubbed "netbooks," this seemed like a real possibility at the time. But then...

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