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Installing SUSE Linux 10.0 on a laptop

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Both Mandrake Linux 10.1 and Fedora Core 4 installed fine on this machine, but both had problems. Let's delve into these problems a bit before we look at whether SUSE did any better.

Higher Order Perl: A Book Review

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If you're an experienced Perl programmer, HOP up to the next level with this book.

Damn! This is one small Linux Distribution

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What is unique about DSL is that it is one of the first distribution which contains a GUI environment contained in its small size and targeted at the ordinary user.

Book Review: Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning

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Where Self Service Linux was tightly focused on debugging problems, Linux Debugging and Performance Tuning takes a look at finding performance snags and tweaking them out of a system. See if this book would make a good addition to your reference library in our latest review.

Review: Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

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Intuitive controls make Internet browsing and sending e-mail simple. If you use a PDA, then you should feel right at home.

Mutagenix 2.6.14.2-1 Reviewed

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Mutagenix has always been one of Tuxmachines favorite pet projects and when they released version 2.6.14.2, we just had to take a look.

Henry's Damn Small Review

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My name is Henry the Adequate, and I am a superhero.

Now that I am also a computer expert it is only right that I share my experience with those less fortunate, who do not have access to the powers of my enormous brain. To that end I present my first distro review...

KDE 3.5 Unannounced

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Although 3.5.0 is unofficially released as RC2 temporarily while final tagging occurs, it thinks it's final. It states in all the about's and in the control center that it is indeed 3.5.0, as well as in the tarball name and svn directories. It's not announced yet, but it was said that rc2 will be renamed to final if no real showstoppers appear. I've only had one little problem myself, so I suspect an announcement probably next week. Here a little sneak peak.

Firefox 1.5 Review

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At first glance, Firefox 1.5 (we tested RC3) doesn't seem much different from Firefox 1.0. And in case you're considering a download, 1.5 RC3 is rock-solid.

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