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Kickstart 2010 with Linux

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mybroadband.co.za: If your new year's resolution is to kick the Microsoft habit, here are some Linux versions you might want to look at.

Give the Gift of Linux for the Holidays

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extremetech.com: There's absolutely no denying that we're in a terrible economy right now. Unemployment is way up over the last year and consumer spending is down significantly. So what's a person to do for Christmas gifts this year? the gift of Linux!

10 Linux-based Technologies to Look for in 2010

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daniweb.com: Everyone has posted their predictions for 2010 but here's the real scoop on what's going to happen in 2010 with Linux and Linux-oriented hardware and software products. Get ready to see the biggest increase in Linux adoption in history. You can say you saw it here first. These are in no particular ranking or order.

Best of Linux Cheat Sheets

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linuxscrew.com: Below list of Linux cheat sheets can be used by everybody who administer Linux operating system including beginners/newbies and bearded gurus.

How-To: Change GRUB Splash Screen (For GRUB Legacy)

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Although GRUB 2 replaced the older GRUB 0.9x (currently known as 'GRUB Legacy'), the latter still is the default boot loader on some distributions, like Debian 5.0 for example. The splash screen for GRUB Legacy is an XPM image which appears as a background when you select which OS to boot. For those who are tired of the default splash screen, here is a short tutorial on how to change it.

Acer Adventure 6: Fedora

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goodbyemicrosoft.net: The next Linux I'm trying on the Acer Aspire One is Fedora. Judging from their information page, Fedora 10, 11, and 12 all work on the Aspire One, with different limitations. Fedora 12 has a few too many unresolved issues at this time, so I've downloaded Fedora 11.

Fedora 13 all set for the Rocketry Artwork

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linuxers.org: By now you would know that the next Fedora release, Fedora 13, will be named "Goddard", after the famous Rocket scientist Robert H Goddard. After deciding on the name, fedora contributors have started working on the designs, themes and other artwork for the next release.

Sabayon Linux CoreCD 5.1 Released

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wolf911.us: The Sabayon Linux CoreCD 5.1 release is available for download. The CoreCD is designed with a minimalistic feature set to provide a foundation for building a customized installation tailored to the users specific needs.

SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux free until 12-31-09

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SoftMaker is giving away the 2008 versions of their Office suites for charity until the end of this month. This is a commercial verison of Open Office. It is lightweight, powerful and fast. MS file conversions are much better than OOo. More details can be found here.

The state of the Penguin

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blogbeebe.blogspot: Over the past week I've been collecting ISOs and burning CD and DVD ROMs from them for the purpose of just seeing how the boot, and then taking a few moments to see how they look and generally operate.

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Ubuntu vs. Fedora Linux On Lenovo's X1 Carbon With Core i7 Broadwell

The latest distribution I tried on the X1 Carbon (and the OS I'll ultimately use for running the X1 Carbon in a production capacity as my main system) is Fedora 21. Fedora 21 booted up on the X1 Carbon wonderfully without any issues aside from the trackpoint button clicks being wonky (though the button clicks in the corner of the trackpad works fine). Fedora 21 with Wayland also ran fine on this system with Intel HD Graphics 5500. Overall, it was a pleasant experience without any major problems. Read more

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