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Scientific Linux: A Distro For More Than Labs

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: Here's further proof there really is a Linux distribution for every need out there: Scientific Linux. The name alone should speak volumes about its intent and design, but as always there's more under the hood.

ZaReason's New Linux Netbook

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Hardware

linuxplanet.com: Cathy and Earl Malmrose founded ZaReason several years ago. ZaReason is a Linux OEM that has long intrigued me for a number of reasons: they encourage customers to open their boxes and tinker, they specialize in OEM Linux boxes, and they demonstrate that there is still room for independent shops in the rough-and-tumble world of computer retailing.

New Red Hat Linux's top five features

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Linux

computerworld.com: Red Hat has released its latest version of its flagship operating system RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 5.4 and there's a lot to like in this new business Linux.

The GNU/Linux Desktop and Borrowed Assumptions about Usability

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Linux

earthweb.com: Is the GNU/Linux desktop headed in the right direction? Recently, I have started to wonder.

My Arch Linux Experiment (Part 1)

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: I decided to review Arch Linux and give it a score just as I do everything else. However, Arch Linux isn’t like most distributions. The mission is simple. I decided to see if I can duplicate my existing Kubuntu set up into Arch Linux.

Fedora, good and bad

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Linux

flameeyes.eu: In the past few days, since I’ve been spending time at my sister’s house, I’ve used as single system the laptop I bought a few months ago, with runs Fedora 11.

Linux market share drops as Win 7 launch looms

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Linux

tgdaily.com: OS and browser stats have just been published for August, showing that Windows 7 continues to grow its market share even though it still hasn't been launched.

Slackware Linux Installed

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Slack

zdnet.co.uk/blog: I think that the first "packaged" Linux distribution that I ever tried was Slackware Linux. I haven't had much to do with Slackware in quite a few years, though. When I saw the release announcement for Slackware Linux 13.0, I happened to be working on MMS (my MultibootMiniServer), and I thought it might be interesting to try it on there.

How To Add A Splash Image To GRUB 2 On Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can add a splash image to your GRUB 2 boot loader on Ubuntu 9.04. Please note that you should use this tutorial only if you have upgraded your bootloader to GRUB 2 previously.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • A Video Editor that Just Works
  • Ubuntu certified on the latest HP Servers
  • Sutor's Red Hat Summit keynote: “Linux Everywhere?"
  • Microsoft contract forces cancellation of Stallman talk in Argentina
  • Linus Torvalds in Live Streaming from LinuxCon
  • Red Hat Announces Enhancements to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Management Solutions
  • Put Trading Swells on Red Hat (RHT)
  • Metadata Performance of Four Linux File Systems
  • msec future and plans
  • Hunt for the perfect Operating System
  • Enterprise windows and Linux destops. Is it possible?
  • Kindle Hacking: It's a "lovely little Linux box"
  • A Few Details On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Linux Outlaws 109 - Saturday Light Live
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 16

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create a Bootable FreeDOS USB Drive on Linux With UNetbootin
  • How To: Upgrade Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 to v5.4
  • Locating Your Laptop With Dynamic DNS
  • Easy way to use any DialUP modem Without WVDIAL in Ubuntu/Linux
  • Ubuntu Dual Boot Install
  • Record screencasts to animated GIF files
  • Howto: Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows on RAID 10
  • Encrypting your private data - Part 2
  • Exclude Websites From Appearing In The Firefox Address Bar
  • Make your own Wayback Machine or Time Machine in GNU/Linux with rsnapshot
  • How To Fix The KStars Broken Package in Kubuntu 9.04 (KDE 4.3)
  • Firefox Can’t Find Acobat Reader In Your Home Directory (Linux)

CrossOver Games 8.0, Now With Zombie-Plague Protection

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Software
Gaming

ostatic.com/blog: It's been a while since CodeWeavers updated CrossOver Games and today's release of version 8.0 is a doozy.

openSUSE-LXDE live CD now ready

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Yes, that’s true! After some develop and tests i finally completed the openSUSE-LXDE live installable iso based on openSUSE 11.1 made with SUSE-STUDIO.

Should the Gates Foundation support Mac, Linux PCs

computerworld.com: The Gates Foundation has done a commendable job for the past ten years installing Windows computers in public libraries around the country. While the purpose of these donated computers was not to maintain and expand Windows market share, the net effect of this philanthropy has been to do just that.

10 Linux file managers worth checking out

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve never given your file manager much thought, maybe it’s time to look at the wide range of features offered by Linux file management tools.

Murphy's Law: Open-Source Should Go Unrewarded

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OSS

maximumpc.com: Why do open-source programs win awards? Or, rather, what is it about open-source that makes us so prone to dishing out accolades--as if the very nature of a program being open-source somehow makes it indistinguishable from any other common application you can use. Why do we keep giving the same programs the same awards?

Interview with Eric Hameleers: Why You Should Try Slackware

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Interviews
Slack

linux-mag.com: Linux Magazine spoke with Eric Hameleers (known as Alien BOB) about the 64-bit port and why users should consider switching to Slackware. As Eric discusses, this 64-bit release came from a ground up approach which has even managed to benefit the 32-bit build in the process.

Also: Continued Amazement

Internet celebrates 40th birthday: but what date should we be marking?

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Web

telegraph.co.uk: The internet celebrates its birthday today, September 2, with 40 years having passed since the first successful transfer of data between two computers.

The best netbook ever?

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Hardware

education.zdnet.com: Netbooks, in a variety of applications, are certainly among my favorites. After all, they’re cheap, they do most of what we need them to do, they fit well in backpacks, they’re cheap, and, oh yeah, they’re cheap.

Opera 10 – Finally a browser that is NOT sluggish

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* Opera 10 – Finally a browser for linux that is NOT sluggish
* Opera 10 - A First Look At This Fabulous Web Browser
* Fun and games with Opera 10 widgets

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    I have to hand it to the elementary OS guys, they have a massive focus on design and it does look quite incredible. It is easily one of the best looking Linux distributions, which I do admire. Their new AppCenter, for example, looks extremely clean and clear.