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Netbook Linux gets revved up

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computerworld.com: Scoffers have been dismissing the Linux netbook, but I've been saying all along that the Linux netbook was alive and well and that Google would make its desktop Linux move with Android this year. But, I sure didn't see everyone this side of Microsoft jumping in the Linux netbook pool for the summer. Well, you know what? That's exactly what they're doing.

Netbooks & Moblin

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gentlemanrogue.com: I recently downloaded the latest live image of Moblin. It’s pretty slick. Runs fine on my Acer Aspire One booting from the USB drive.

Migrating to Desktop Linux: What is the Big Deal? Answer: Nothing.

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blog.linuxtoday: The anti-Linux FUD has been flying thick and fast lately. It's not even interesting fresh FUD, but tired, worn-out old FUD. If you believe the headlines and all the masses of verbiage being emitted by Redmond's tame "tech" "reporter" battalions Linux desktop market share has dropped since 2001.

Up close and personal with Debian 5.0

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techradar.com: The latest Debian version – 5.0, codenamed Lenny – was released on 14 February. To mark the release, Linux Format magazine talked to some of the developers involved and took a look at the new stuff on offer.

GNU ARM toolchain embedded development on Linux

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Learn more about embedded development using the ARM core as well as how to install the GNU tools and begin using them

Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Conference Schedule

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linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced the confirmed conference schedule and speakers’ lineup for this year’s LinuxCon.

Kernel Log: Alsa driver for the X-Fi, debate over TuxOnIce

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h-online.com: The Linux kernel will soon include a driver for Creative's X-Fi sound cards. After a long pause, the kernel development team are once again debating merging TuxOnIce.

IBM: Linux desktops bucking the recession

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: IBM put out a study datelined one minute past midnight this Thursday morning commenting on the fact that outside of netbooks, the recession has largely put the kibosh on PC growth. There is according to IBM, however, an area of PC investment that actually saves money.

The one thing needed to move from windows to Linux

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toolbox.com/blogs: If you conduct any search on the internet, using any search engine, for information on moving from windows to Linux you will find a lot of information and advice on how to do it. In all the articles there is one very important factor that is missing.

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