The Differences Between GNU/Linux Distributions

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Linux

A lot of people have heard of GNU/Linux (more commonly referred to as just "Linux") and are having trouble finding out what the differences are between different versions -- or distributions -- that are available. This article will outline the differences between several popular GNU/Linux distributions and similar operating systems.

Linux benefits from Microsoft's ads against it

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Linux

For some reason beyond my little brain, digg.com readers are upset that "Linux Today has sold a significant portion of their retail web space to Microsoft with a 'Linux Reference Center.' Microsoft then uses it to slam Linux!"

What? You thought Microsoft was going to use that ad space to say, "forgive us our Windows sins, and give us this day our daily Linux?"

Drag's Guide to Debian variations

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Linux

This intended to help people choose 'what Debian is right for them' and provide for some sort of introduction. I don't represent Debian, I am not a lawyer, or anything like that. It's just a friendly fyi.

CES 2006: Of DRM, Format Wars, the PC and Tiny Video

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Hardware

Another CES is behind us. But as the show gets bigger and less focused, finding what will be real and what will fade away is difficult at best. But we try anyway.

Linux firm MontaVista seeks new CEO

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Misc

Jim Ready, the founder of embedded Linux specialist MontaVista Software, will step down as chief executive to become the company's top technologist.

Also: Beagle search software programmer heads to Google

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CLI Magic: Miller's Quest

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HowTos

After the holidays, you might need to find a spot to get away from everyone in order to just chill out a bit. The RPG (role playing game) simulation Miller's Quest is perfect for such an occasion. You'll need to have the Ruby language installed on your system -- not to worry, it's included in most modern distributions -- but other than that, it's simply download, decompress, and go.

Ubuntu plans server Linux

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Linux

Ubuntu is making a server version of its Linux distribution. Up until now, the company has been best known for its easy-to-use desktop OS.

Linux Is Just Right For Teens

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Linux

I decided to consider something that I had never before considered. LINUX! I picked up another Pentium III (this one was a bit more powerful than her old laptop) desktop for under $100.00. I added some old memory that I had sitting on a shelf. I downloaded SUSE Linux and went to work.

A new Vista on Linux

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Linux

With Linux continuing its struggle to convince the world's businesses that it's a viable Windows alternative, David Braue asks if the pending release of Windows Vista could finally provide the boost it's been waiting for.

2006 - the year for open source

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OSS

It's a perfect time for open source proponents to put down their 'Microsoft Bad, Open Source Good' banners and start addressing the concerns of large enterprises and government agencies, says Simon Moores.

China Says Yes to Linux, No to Open-Source Middleware

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OSS

Although Linux is catching on rapidly in China, don't expect to see open-source application software taking off in the country any time soon, said an analyst familiar with the Chinese IT market.

Firefox at Critical Mass?

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Moz/FF

"Firefox is very close to hitting a critical mass of 10 percent, which could mean a more rapid adoption rate," Vince Vizzaccaro, NetApplications executive vice president of marketing and strategic relationships, said in a statement.

What's all the FUSS?

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Linux
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Free Upgrade Southtyrol's Schools (FUSS) is a project aimed at providing a system of only free software to it's teachers, students, and parents. It may emphasize educational programs, but it is also a full distro based on morphix and featuring the gnome desktop environment. Soledad-live-1.0, was released on Dec. 22, 2005 and is currently on Distrowatch's waiting list. Today Tuxmachines took Soledad 1.0 for a spin and here is a summary of what we found.

Why Some Vendors Refuse to Open Source Drivers

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OSS

Some vendors refuse to open source their drivers. Some refuse to even provide a driver. The most distinguished of these are NVIDIA, ATI and Broadcom. Wireless drivers are a big problem today and gave rise to NDIS support under Linux.

Gentoo Weekly Newsletter

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Gentoo

Entering its fourth year of publication, this week's Gentoo Weekly Newsletter shows what's to be expected from next month's Gentoo presence at the FOSDEM conference in Brussels, and calls for Lithuanian translators to help with the Gentoo documentation. A portrait of Andrea Barisani in the dev-of-the-week column, international news and press clippings are included this week, with reports from the community that had time to mature over the GWN's extended hibernation period during the holidays and into the new year.

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Linux News from sys-con

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Linux

From 'The Linux Standard Base Achieves ISO Approval as International Standard' to 'OSDL Targets Next-Generation Handsets with Mobile Linux Initiative,' here's several interesting tidbits from Sys-Con.

AMD's and Intel's CES booth tour

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Hardware

It's Intel inside at the chipmaker's massive booth — even if the company has dropped that slogan for the new one and, of course, it's Intel inside tons of devices on display, from PCs connected to massive displays ... AMD may not have had a massive booth with giant gaming rigs and colored tentacles hanging from the ceiling like Intel, but the company did still manage to highlight some of its partners.

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