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Using Mageia 1 for Six Months Now

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Linux Back in the Fall of 2011, September 4th to be exact, I decided it was time to migrate from the sinking ship of Mandriva to the new Mageia, It is now six months later and I am ready to report on my experience.

How Linux Can Bring Life To Your Old PC

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Linux Despite all the excitement that comes with buying a new computer, it is rather hard to bid adieu to the old one. Don’t worry though, because this is where our friendly neighborhood Linux operating system steps in.

What Follows a Fedora Linux Miracle?

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Linux Though we're still a few month away from the May release date for Fedora 17 - aka 'The Beefy Miracle' - the Fedora community is now turning its attention to naming Fedora 18.

For a Speedy Boot, Try Firefox-Based xPUD Linux

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Linux Microsoft may be able to achieve relatively quick boot times using its forthcoming Windows 8, but the fact remains that for most of us--running on less-than-ideal hardware--those records will likely be out of reach. Enter Linux.

Universal USB Installer supports four more Linux distros

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Software The busy folks at Pen Drive Linux have updated their handy Universal USB Installer tool to support four more distros.

What's new in Linux 3.3

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Linux Linux 3.3 fixes problems that resulted in freezes when writing to slow disks. Hot replace support for software RAIDs removes the element of risk when hot swapping disks in RAID arrays. The network subsystem now includes teaming support, a virtual switch and infrastructure for avoiding "bufferbloat".

Exploring DIY Linux Router Distros

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Linux What I found was a multitude of Linux-based firewall/router distributions that were easy to install and configure and offered an enterprise level of robustness, not to mention some extra goodies for power users. You don’t need to have any knowledge of Linux to build one of these, so don't be intimidated. Let's jump right in!

Linus Torvalds: The King of Geeks (And Dad of 3)

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Linux The license plate on Linus Torvalds’ Mercedes SLK convertible says it all. The frame running around the outside of the plate reads “Mr. Linux. King of Geeks.” But the plate itself says “Dad of 3.”

Fedora 16 And GNOME Shell: Tested And Reviewed

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Linux Ubuntu and Mint don't want it; Linus called it an “unholy mess.” While most other distros are passing up or postponing GNOME Shell, Fedora is full steam ahead. Does Red Hat know something the rest of us don't? Or is GNOME 3 really as bad as everyone says?

Debian Project News - March 19th

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

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Leftovers: OSS

Security Leftovers (Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium”, Regulation)

  • Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium” — Best Kali Linux Alternative Coming With New Features
    The Release Candidate of Parrot Security OS 3.0 ‘Lithium’ is now available for download. The much-anticipated final release will come in six different editions with the addition of Libre, LXDE, and Studio editions. The version 3.0 of this Kali Linux alternative is based on Debian Jessie and powered by custom hardened Linux 4.5 kernel.
  • Regulation can fix security, except you can't regulate security
    Every time I start a discussion about how we can solve some of our security problems it seems like the topics of professional organizations and regulation are where things end up. I think regulations and professional organizations can fix a lot of problems in an industry, I'm not sure they work for security. First let's talk about why regulation usually works, then, why it won't work for security.

Phoronix on Graphics

AMD's gaming-optimized AMDGPU-PRO driver for Linux is in beta

AMD has been working on a new Linux graphics driver stack, and it’s finally becoming usable. You can install the gaming-optimized AMDGPU-PRO driver on Ubuntu 16.04 today, and Valve just added it to the latest beta version of SteamOS. Read more