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Gimme A Light Linux from Vector (7.0)

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Linux With the newly announced Vector Linux 7.0 Light you not only get to a lightweight Linux distribution, you get to choose how light you want it. The distribution ISO includes four different configurations.

Plain and simple, Linux needs applications

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Linux We dance around the topic of what the Linux desktop needs to succeed all the time, and usually it comes down to this argument: the Linux desktop needs to have a better design.

Iceland swaps Windows for Linux in open-source push

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Linux Iceland's push to move its public sector to open-source software has made some headway, with most of the shift seeing Windows swapped for Linux.

Using Mageia 1 for Six Months Now

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Linux Back in the Fall of 2011, September 4th to be exact, I decided it was time to migrate from the sinking ship of Mandriva to the new Mageia, It is now six months later and I am ready to report on my experience.

How Linux Can Bring Life To Your Old PC

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Linux Despite all the excitement that comes with buying a new computer, it is rather hard to bid adieu to the old one. Don’t worry though, because this is where our friendly neighborhood Linux operating system steps in.

What Follows a Fedora Linux Miracle?

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Linux Though we're still a few month away from the May release date for Fedora 17 - aka 'The Beefy Miracle' - the Fedora community is now turning its attention to naming Fedora 18.

For a Speedy Boot, Try Firefox-Based xPUD Linux

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Linux Microsoft may be able to achieve relatively quick boot times using its forthcoming Windows 8, but the fact remains that for most of us--running on less-than-ideal hardware--those records will likely be out of reach. Enter Linux.

Universal USB Installer supports four more Linux distros

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Software The busy folks at Pen Drive Linux have updated their handy Universal USB Installer tool to support four more distros.

What's new in Linux 3.3

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Linux Linux 3.3 fixes problems that resulted in freezes when writing to slow disks. Hot replace support for software RAIDs removes the element of risk when hot swapping disks in RAID arrays. The network subsystem now includes teaming support, a virtual switch and infrastructure for avoiding "bufferbloat".

Exploring DIY Linux Router Distros

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Linux What I found was a multitude of Linux-based firewall/router distributions that were easy to install and configure and offered an enterprise level of robustness, not to mention some extra goodies for power users. You don’t need to have any knowledge of Linux to build one of these, so don't be intimidated. Let's jump right in!

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