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Maximum PC Primer: Lightweight Netbook Computing with Linux

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maximumpc.com: These days, netbooks have become a very popular alternative to conventional notebooks for mobile computing. Linux is an ideal choice for netbooks for multiple reasons in addition to CPU architecture. This primer will help you set up and optimize Linux for your netbook.

Invisible Locked-Up Linux and Crippled Linux

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linuxtoday.com: Last year Ken Starks asked a penetrating and simple question at the Second Annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. It was a panel discussion with an open mike for audience questions, so Ken took the opportunity to ask this panel of industry heavyweights and supposed Linux supporters:

The Twisting Path To Linux

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linuxlock.blogspot: Dave Kaplan, a friend and colleague of mine who spearheaded the Portland Lindependence event, emailed me a few days ago and told me about a successful switch to Linux.

Red Hat Investors Are Overpaying

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seekingalpha.com: Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), the provider of open source operating systems for enterprises, has seen its stock rocket 268% from the low set last November. Investors are now willing to pay a hefty premium for the stock due to its stable track record of sales and earnings growth.

Also: Red Hat Adds to Board of Directors

ZaReason's New Terra A20 Ubuntu Netbook: Everything Works

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linuxplanet.com: Netbooks of late have lost some of the charm and excitement marking their initial reception. ZaReason is one of the few and preloads Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix on their Terra A20 netbook.

The Laptop Renovation Project

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linuxcritic.wordpress.com: At my office, we have a pair of old laptops purchased back in 2003 or 2004, which are terribly slow, woefully underpowered and horribly outdated. In other words, they made a perfect target for an OS makeover.

Fedora 12 Alpha Announcement

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Fedora 12 "Constantine" Alpha release is available! What's next for the free operating system that shows off the best new technology of tomorrow? You can see the future now at:

Linux Gazette: October 2009 (#167)

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The October issue of Linux Gazette is now online and ready to peruse. Highlights include: A Quick-Fire chroot Environment, Two is better than one, and Using Linux to Teach Kids How to Program, 10 Years Later.

Red Hat files brief in Supreme Court patent case

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  • Red Hat files brief in Supreme Court patent case
  • Red Hat Urges Supreme Court to Address Difficulties Posed By Patents to Software
  • Red Hat comes out swinging against software patents
  • Red Hat Files its Bilski Brief: Asks Supreme Ct. to Exclude Software From Patentability
  • Thursday Options Update: RHT

Damn Small Linux Rocks

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glycotrainer.blogspot: At the beginning of the summer, I too had a Win98 machine which I REVIVED by installing Damn Small Linux on it. This is a 50MB OS! That's ridiculously small!

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