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5 Linux-based Virtualization Companies to Watch

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daniweb.com/blogs: There's only one company that doesn't use Linux for its server virtualization platform. Can you guess which one it is? For the rest of us, who are either too stubborn or too smart to make the shift to Hyper-V, what are our choices?

Dire Predictions: Tech Vendors That May Not Survive 2009

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channelinsider.com: In the Channel Insider 2009 Market Pulse Survey, we asked solution providers which vendors they thought would go out of business or be acquired in 2009. The results may shock you. Number 1 on the list: Novell.

Ubuntu System Panel Gives You Quick Access To Your Applications

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makeuseof.com: Ubuntu System Panel (USP) is a configurable Gnome launcher that you can add to your Ubuntu (and other Linux distros based on Gnome) panel for quick and easy access to the various applications and places.

Amarok 2.0.1.1 "Magellan" Released, Includes Security Fix

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dot.kde.org: The Amarok team is pleased to announce the release of Magellan, Amarok 2.0.1.1. It includes some of the features users have been waiting for, bugfixes as well as a security fix.

Docky - the newest awesome

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daenim.com: Ever wanted a linux dock that did parabolic zoom (the fisheye effect that mac’s have)? Ever wanted a dock that did was more stable then rm? Ever wanted a dock that actually made sense? Ever want a dock that actually knew what to populate it with?

dstat: versatile tool for generating system resource statistics

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debaday.debian.net: During my work with computers, I like to check the usage of system resources in my network. Sometimes a running process takes up too much CPU load, or the disk I/O goes too high. Since I have found out about dstat, I can cleanly check out all the system resources used by my computers.

The understated usefulness of SSH, part 2

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omegamormegil.wordpress: Last time, I covered some different ways of using SSH for remote access on a LAN or over the Internet. This time, I’ll talk about using SSH with X11 forwarding, using VNC with SSH, and making it all run faster.

The Linux Applications Alternative Series: Bittorrent

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hehe2.net: Its a common misconception that Linux doesn’t have applications for day to day computing, nothing can be further from the truth. This article’s category will be: Bittorrent Clients:

Gwget:Download Manager For Gnome

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helpforlinux.blogspot: What Ubuntu really lacks, is a good download manager. I wanted one and no, Firefox extension 'Downloadthemall' wouldn't work for me.

Hot Babe - View your system activity in a ’special’ way

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quicktweaks.com: What could be the more ’special’ way of seeing your CPU usage than a girl undressing as the temperature of CPU goes up.

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