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Boot times

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  • Boot Times are Important.. sort of

CentOS 6 - Simple, robust, efficient, and finally here

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Linux Waiting for CentOS is almost like buying my Golf GTI thingie. Anyhow, CentOS 6 is finally here, and I have waited most eagerly for its release. While Scientific Linux did soften the anticipation somewhat, I was still looking forward to trying the latest release.

Choosing the Right Linux Distro for Your Business

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Linux In the ever-changing world of business computing, the push to do more with less never seems to let up. In response, some companies are considering deploying Linux. But which distribution?

Joli OS Review: Best OS for Netbooks?

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Linux Joli OS 1.2 is a very interesting project. It is basically an Ubuntu based Linux distro optimized to work in netbooks and other older computer hardware. When you think about it, there is not much choice for netbook users as far as Linux distros are concerned.

Linux 3.0: More important than you think

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Linux Linux turns 3.0 and does so with little to no fanfare. Read why Jack Wallen believes this might be one of the more significant (and fanfare-worth) releases of the Linux kernel to date.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 415

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Debian's GNU/kFreeBSD
  • News: OpenBSD 5.0 and Fedora 16 features, farewell for Max Spevack, interview with Debian's Martin Michlmayr, ten reasons to use Slackware
  • Tips and tricks: Command-line fun
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7, Ubuntu 10.04.3
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2011 RC2
  • New additions: PUIAS Linux
  • New distributions: BeedBox
  • Reader comments

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

Debian Project News - July 25th

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Welcome to this year's eleventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Is Microsoft Linux's New BFF?

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Microsoft (blog safari): "M$ hates Free Software of any kind," asserted blogger Robert Pogson. "They have attacked Linux, the GPL, copyleft, etc. -- stuff that would be of no interest to them at all except their customers see the advantages of Free Software."

Sabayon 6 GNOME review

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Linux Sabayon is a multi-purpose, Linux based on Gentoo, with support for binary package installation. Sabayon 6 is the latest stable release and installation images for the E17, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, and Xfce desktop environments have been released.

CrunchBang worth more than just a test run

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: I have an affinity for distros that — how can I put this tactfully? — are unique and can be arguably considered as “boutique” or specialized distributions.

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Nautilus – Looking into 3.20

3.20 it’s approaching, and we have mostly all the changes we wanted in place. I would like to explain them, so you are aware, and I would like you to test them and provide feedback before the UI freeze this week. So now it’s your time to change the way Nautilus will look and work for 3.20 and improve it for all us to enjoy it. Read more

Leftovers: OSS

  • Dispatches from FOSDEM, new survey data, and more OpenStack news
  • Open Source and .NET — Why It's Not Picking Up
    Open-source in .NET is not picking up. Despite good efforts from many good people and companies, it seems as if the Microsoft developers scene is far from embracing open-source. Why is this happening, and is there still hope for change? [...] But, this doesn't seem to be enough. OSS projects in .NET are not striving; there is not much innovation happening in this space; and OSS communities aren't being formed. It is all left as a dream we keep dreaming, but never actually getting to fulfil.
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    A few days ago I posted a number of LLVM Clang optimization level benchmarks using the latest code for the upcoming Clang 3.8 release. Those tests went from -O0 to -O3 -march=native, but many Phoronix readers wanted -Ofast so here are those results too. I didn't include -Ofast in the original tests since I don't know of many using this optimization level within a production capacity considering it has the potential of doing unsafe math as it disregards standards compliance in the name of performance. However, since several readers requested it and I still had this LLVM/Clang 3.8 build around in the same system configuration, I added in extra runs with -Ofast and -Ofast -march=native.
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    We have released version 6.1 of Texinfo, the GNU documentation format.
  • A Simple Hangman Game Implemented In 3 Lines Of Python
    Today I’m sharing a clever implementation of Hangman in python by programmer Danver Braganza. Take a look at this 3-lines-long program and try to make it more compact.
  • GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart — and we have the full inside story
    We've been hearing about a lot of drama going on at $2 billion startup GitHub, the hugely important and popular site used by millions of computer programmers where 10 or more executives have departed in recent months.