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Linux-2.6.33-libre released

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lwn.net: Linux hasn't been Free Software since 1996, when Mr Torvalds accepted the first pieces of non-Free Software in the distributions of Linux he has published since 1991. Over these years, while this kernel grew by a factor of 14, the amount of non-Free firmware required by Linux drivers grew by an alarming factor of 83.

Vine Linux 5.1 review

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linuxbsdos.com: Vine Linux is a Japanese, RPM-based, multi-purpose distribution. It is developed and maintained by Vinecaves, and it’s based on an earlier version of Fedora.

The Ultimate PC repair kit: SystemRescueCD 1.40

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blogs.computerworld.com: Like everyone who makes his living from computers, I'm always getting called on by friends and family to help them fix their PC problems. Thanks to the Gentoo Linux-based SystemRescueCD though, I'm usually able to fix most of their troubles without breaking a sweat.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 343

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Desktop comparison - Zenwalk Linux, Salix OS and GoblinX
  • News: OpenSolaris survives Oracle takeover, Fedora delays first alpha, Mandriva switches to nouveau, Linux Mint prepares LXDE edition, Kubuntu repositories
  • Questions and answers: Removing zombie processes
  • Released last week: PC-BSD 8.0, Igelle 1.0.0, Vine Linux 5.1
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 3
  • Donations: Squid receives US$250
  • New additions: IPFire
  • New distributions: UKnow4Kids
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux 2.6.24 Through Linux 2.6.33 Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: We launched our first system in the Linux kernel testing farm just prior to the Linux 2.6.33 kernel development cycle and found a number of notable regressions during the past three months. Now with the Linux 2.6.34 kernel development cycle getting into swing, we have added an additional two systems to our daily kernel benchmarking farm.

Linux: Current State of Voice Dictation and Recognition

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Software

blog.eracc.com: For the past three weeks I and my research assistant have been searching the WWW for dictation software that works under GNU/Linux. We have discovered this to be an exercise in frustration with several dead ends.

Calling all Geeks – Fedora 13 needs your help

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duncsweb.com: The Fedora project needs a slogan for their next release of Fedora, Fedora 13, they need it as quick as possible so that it can be include it in the alpha release of Fedora 13 that’s coming out on March 9.

Heroes and Villains of Tech

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Microsoft
Mac
Web
Sci/Tech

pcworld.com: Here's a look at standout good guys and bad guys -- from passionate heroes who balance profit with innovation and social responsibility to money-mad, egomaniac villains who simply cannot be trusted.

Distro Hoppin`: Igelle 1.0.0

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itlure.com: What I've got here is a Linux distribution that is based on... NOTHING! Yes, peeps, you've heard me! Igelle stands proud on its own two feet and presents itself as "the world's most flexible operatings system".

Desktop Linux vs. Windows 7

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Microsoft

fewt.com: While I have exposure to Windows and Linux distributions on many disparate devices, this review will focus on a single model computer; the Asus Eee PC 1000HE.

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