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Harry Potter and PCLinuxOS

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Techzone: Sun finally set in the English empire; wind of change is blowing hard and the inevitable has happened. A non-corporate backed distribution, PCLinuxOS, has displaced the mighty Ubuntu as the top ranked distribution on 3 months page hit ranking at distrowatch.

Protect Your Linux Box from Viruses

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Software

MaximumPC: There's a ridiculous rumor running around the net that Linux is so inherently secure -- or so securely obscure -- that you shouldn't even bother running an antivirus on it. But frankly, that's just not true.

Why desktop Linux fails in big organizations

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Paul Murphy: I believe that the key reason Unix hasn’t taken over the generic office desktop has nothing to do with the technology and everything to do with the people and processes involved.

"Pretty much anything [Mac] has, Linux can do better." Hogwash. Can we kill the zealotry?

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O'Reilly ONLamp: I just read an article at Linux.com about the OS habits of Linux users. The author of the article asked Linux Torvalds about his habits and found he exclusively used Linux. Torvalds said, “I don’t use either [Windows or Mac OS X]. OS X is kind of pointless (pretty much anything it has, Linux can do better) and Windows offers stuff that I don’t much care about. However, to Torvalds, I say, “hogwash”.

rTorrent — console P2P!

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Software

polishlinux: In this article I’d like to describe a text-mode Bittorrent client - rTorrent. It will be helpful to people that share a computer with other household members because it allows them to download files regardless of the logged in user.

How Canonical Stays on the Light Side

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Ubuntu

Linux Planet: Young successful South African entrepreneur starts a commercial company to help support and build an infrastructure around Ubuntu. Most of us have heard this story before. Young cosmonaut makes it big in the rough and tumble world of the penguin. But now, in the midst of Canonical's first big event, the question becomes: where do Canonical--and Ubuntu--go from here?

Microsoft is not bound by GPLv3: Lawyer

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Microsoft
OSS

ZDNet: Microsoft should be able to extricate itself from the implications of the new GPLv3, according to a leading Australian Intellectual Property lawyer.

Linux: Custom Kernels Trim Fat and Tune Performance

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Linux

Carla Schroder: I have some shocking news: despite the astonishing growth of Linux, there is a whole new generation of Linux users who have never, ever compiled a kernel. How to account for this sad state of affairs?

Markus Rex heading to the Linux Foundation

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Novell Open PR: Nice industry recognition coming today for Markus Rex, a long time SUSE Linux and Novell executive. He’s been appointed by the Linux Foundation to serve at Chief Technology Officer.

Sabayon Business Edition 1.0: Easy Gentoo for the office?

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Reviews

Thomas Allen @ friedcpu: Sabayon Business Edition 1.0 is the latest release from Sabayon Linux. Sabayon is a pre-compiled version of Gentoo with many tweaks and a bent for the cutting-edge. Business Edition aims to be a stable OS aimed at productivity.

Fedora vs. Ubuntu and Target Audience

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Poelcat: Mike Mcgrath started an important topic on fedora-adivsory-board-list here and one that I have been thinking about for a long time… “Who is our Target Audience?” I think the question of target audience is important to consider in light of comparisons to Ubuntu.

Printer Setup on Ubuntu: Not the Friendliest

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Ubuntu

Ken Hardin's blog @ itbusinessedge: More on my non-techie experiments with running an Ubuntu desktop on our Windows network here at IT Business Edge. All in all, setting up a printer was a little more geeky than what I encountered during my initial OS setup.

Blackle - the evil environmentally friendly search engine

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Web

seopher: When your screen is white, be it an empty word page, or the Google page, your computer consumes 74 watts, and when its black it consumes only 59 watts.

Getting to know the OLPC's 'XO'

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OLPC

eWeek: One Laptop Per Child's XO (commonly referred to as the $100 laptop) is designed to change the world by bringing computing resources to children in the developing world. But the many innovations in the XO may also end up changing the world of technology.

Also: Intel PR honcho puts spin on OLPC relationship

Preview: AWN theme Manager

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Software

Linux Movement: If you are an AWN user who can't seem to get the right color settings for there dock, then maybe you have tried asking other for their settings? Well I got some good news for you all ryancr over at the AWN forum has started work on an AWN theme manager.

Linux: Poetry in Documentation

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kernelTRAP: Lguest is an adventure, with you, the reader, as Hero, but be warned; this is an arduous journey of several hours or more! And as we know, all true Heroes are driven by a Noble Goal. Thus I offer a Beer (or equivalent) to anyone I meet who has completed this documentation. So get comfortable and keep your wits about you (both quick and humorous). Along your way to the Noble Goal, you will also gain masterly insight into lguest, and hypervisors and x86 virtualization in general.

Best Hack of OSCON Day 1

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OSS

oreilly blogs: The best hack I saw in OSCON yesterday was in Jonathan Oxer’s Hardware / Software Hacking: Joining the Real and the Virtual.

50 Things You Need to Know About Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

TechIQ: Yes, The VAR Guy is attending UbuntuLIVE in Portland, Oregon. He’s already noticed several Ubuntu Linux trends that could potentially benefit solutions providers and their customers. So, it’s the perfect opportunity for a big countdown: 50 things you need to know about Ubuntu.

Tuning Disk Performance with AIX 5L, Pt. 2

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News

Discover how to use appropriate disk placement prior to creating your logical volumes to improve disk performance. This part focuses on monitoring your logical volumes and the commands and utilities (iostat, lvmstat, lslv, lspv, and lsvg) used to analyze results.

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