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Linux Kernel Recompilation: Is it Worth the Pain?

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: With Linux Kernel 2.6.32 around the corners I see some guru's suggesting users to recompile their own kernels for a dozen of reasons: performance, fast booting, support of some esoteric drivers, bla... bla...

NSA helps Apple, Sun and Red Hat harden their systems

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h-online.com: That the American National Security Agency has previously helped Microsoft harden various Windows versions is old hat, but what is news is that the NSA now also assists Apple, Sun and Red Hat with increasing the security of their operating systems.

Fedora 12: A little *too* convenient.

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techiemoe.com: Fedora, and Redhat before it, has held a special place in my heart for years, being that Redhat Desktop was the very first Linux distribution I ever used, and the one I kept coming back to during my programming classes in college.

Also: Fedora 12 rolls out impressive features

Gnome Music Player Client (GMPC) + MPD - Just WOW

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GMPC, or Gnome Music Player Client is a lightweight client for MPD, extendable through plug-ins: alarm, album view, AWN applet, dynamic playlist, fullscreen info, jamendo, last.fm, libnotify, lirc, lyrdb, lyricsplugin, lyricwiki, magnatune, wikipedia info, taglib (for editing tags) and so on (in the latest version).

My life with Linux: Day 2 - ups and downs of switching

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pcauthority.com.au: Stuart Turton spends the second day of his one week odyssey with Linux, battling Fedora and DVD playback troubles, while trying valiantly not to go back to the relative 'safety' of Vista, as frustrations start to boil over.

Fedora 12 - it's a horse, not a camel

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theregister.co.uk: The Fedora Project has announced the latest version of its popular open source Linux distribution. So what does the Fedora 12 release have to offer? The answer is quite a bit.

Time to compile the naughty list: Who isn't playing nice with Linux?

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blogs.techrepublic.com: I might be a bit of a rabble-rouser, but since I brought up the example of Linux/open source discrimination in my last post, “You can’t get there from here: Linux platform hurdles” and asked for your feedback, I keep seeing all sorts of complaints of the similarly disgruntled from all over the Internets/series of tubes.

Fedora 12 LXDE Spin withdrawn

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HowTos
  • Fedora 12 LXDE Spin withdrawn (for now)
  • Fedora 12 Cheat Sheet
  • No root permissions needed
  • How to Upgrade your existing system to Fedora 12
  • Fedora 12 On A Stick (Tutorial)

A tiny cloud in Android

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This article proposes creating an Android-based service that emulates a network server that enhances the value of the local machine in unique and unexpected ways. Put a tiny cloud in your Android handset and experience the usefulness of a local Web server.

Benchmark Your System With PTS Desktop Live

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makeuseof.com: Everybody likes benchmarks. One way to address these inconveniences is to use PTS Desktop Live, a live CD built on Ubuntu containing the test suite which removes any operating system or software requirements for the target machine.

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