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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 351

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Gazing at Scientific Linux
  • News: On first beta of RHEL 6, hidden features in Fedora 13, Edubuntu 10.04 improvements, new SimplyMEPIS USB images, the end of Xandros Desktop
  • Questions and answers: Release cycles
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2010, Macpup Opera 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 10.04, openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 6
  • New distributions: GnackTrack, Kappan OS, MaheshaBSD, MeeGo
  • Reader comments

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

Windows Malware: The final straw that broke the penguin's back

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Microsoft It was simply a matter of time before Linux became my primary operating system. My most recent malware incident was the final straw that sent me into welcoming and safe haven of Ubuntu.

Keeping up with Fedora

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  • Keeping up with everyone (& free Fedora Blogs)
  • A peek into Fedora 13beta
  • How to Install the RPM Package in Fedora

What SHOULD Linux be?

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Linux Recently I was involved with a conversation on a Linux mailing list regarding the current state of the operating system. Outside of all the gladhanding and back patting (well deserved I must say), one of the issues that was brought up was emulation.

The Debian Taliban Responds

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robinzrants.wordpress: A Debian web site linked to my “Debian Doesn’t Love Me” post here and, as expected, the response has been predictable. I received more than a dozen very rude, very vitriolic comments to moderate. Some were absolutely profane.

VMware Workstation in Linux - Fantastic!

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Software I am a great fan of virtualization products, VMware in particular. Player, Server, ESXi, they all offer a range of creative, useful solutions to the computer user when it comes to running multiple instances of various operating systems, all at once.

10 Linux commands for beginners

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Linux For tasks like controlling and monitoring the distro's underlying system, the command line remains indispensable. Here are some commands that will elevate you from a total newbie to an informed command line user.

Analyzing I/O Performance In Linux

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Linux Monitoring and analyzing performance is an important task for any sysadmin. Disk I/O bottlenecks can bring applications to a crawl. What is an IOP? Should I use SATA, SAS, or FC? How many spindles do I need? What RAID level should I use? Is my system read or write heavy?

Linux System Information Decoded

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Linux System Administrator Dilemma #942: Send a Data Center Service Tech out to pop open the case to tell you what’s in your system or use two simple commands.

How to switch your small or home office to Linux

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Software With Linux and free software making a name for itself in the world of big business, many people are testing the feasibility of switching small and home office software to their open source equivalents.

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