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A Five-Way Linux Distribution Comparison In 2010

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phoronix.com: With many Linux distributions receiving major updates in recent weeks and months we have carried out a five-way Linux distribution comparison of openSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, PCLinuxOS, and Arch Linux. We have quite a number of tests comparing the 32-bit performance of these popular Linux distributions on older PC hardware.

Capturing screen shots and program interaction on UNIX and Linux systems

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Modern UNIX systems provide a number of different tools to capture the text-oriented interaction between a user and a specific program and to capture graphical screens and single windows. This article focuses on different ways to keep a record of the interaction between a user and a command-line application.

Break your Ubuntu Addiction: Three Strong Distros

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earthweb.com: No one can make the claim that Ubuntu isn't becoming the de facto Linux distro out there in the world today. Sadly, there is also a problem with watching Linux being tied to a single experience. Choice goes right out the window. So thankfully, despite Ubuntu's success, there are some fantastic alternatives out there that fit the needs of most people.

The Reg Guide to Linux, part 3

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theregister.co.uk: Linux has changed almost beyond recognition since version 1.0 in 1994 and Ubuntu is about as polished and professional as it gets. It's approaching the level of polish of Mac OS X, is faster and easier to install than Windows, includes a whole suite of apps and offers tens of thousands more, runs on cheap commodity hardware and costs nothing.

A few more reason why FatELF is not

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blog.flameeyes.eu: Seems like people keep on expecting Ryan Gordon’s FatELF to solve all the problems. Today I was told I was being illogical by writing that it has no benefits. Well, I’d like to reiterate that.

Let's Lift the Red Hat and Look Inside

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fool.com: I'm not talking about the Linux veteran's cash balance, though that is certainly robust at $968 million with about $60 million of operating cash flow per quarter. No, the sneaky sales strength of Red Hat comes from a habit of landing long-term contracts with only small payments due at signing.

only in the minds of fanbois ...

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zdnet.com/blog: A lot has changed over the past decade. But one thing that hasn’t are the worn out sets of beliefs, ideologies and arguments spouted by hardcore fanbois. Let’s take a quick look.

Most popular Linux distros

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mybroadband.co.za: Clearly Ubuntu is among the most popular Linux distributions, but which other versions of this operating system are proving popular with users? Looking at a number of online lists, including the popular Distrowatch site, a general idea of which Linux versions are most popular emerges.

Linux, the Numbers

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hemispheregames.com: A little over a month ago we released the Linux port of Osmos, promising statistics on our sales and downloads. We wanted to find out - from a financial perspective, for our studio - “is it worth porting games to Linux?”

Linux as a catalyst for a smarter planet

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opensource.com: In this morning's Red Hat Summit sessions, Jean Staten Healy and Bob Sutor of IBM presented on the solutions that communities around the world are implementing using Linux as a catalyst for a smarter planet.

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Netrunner 14.1 – Main Edition (Frontier)

The “14.1” indicates an updated and polished release of Netrunner 14 LTS on the same underlying base. Since 14.1 is using the same base “trusty” like Netrunner 14, there is no need for users of 14 to migrate: Simply updating from the shared backports ppa of the Frontier release cycle should give the same result, while keeping customizations in place. Read more

Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released

Bryce Harrington, the former Canonical employee part of Ubuntu's X/Mir team turned Samsung open-source employee, has issued the first maintenance update for Wayland 1.6. Wayland 1.6.1 and the reference compositor Weston 1.6.1 were released on Friday night by Harrington. The Wayland 1.6.1 stable update has just over a dozen changes and they're mostly tiny bug-fixes/corrections but there is also improved handling for some error situations between servers and clients. The brief Wayland 1.6.1 release announcement can be read on the Wayland mailing list. Read more