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To Jim Zemlin this CompuTex represents progress

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zdnet.com: My impressions about a failure of Linux to break through at CompuTex are based on observations of this year’s show floor. I was not here previously.

What is eBox and Why Should You Care?

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Software

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: eBox is either: a set of packages to create a robust server or a stand-alone distribution CD to do the same.

La Curacao takes the plunge into a Linux-based OS

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stores.org: La Curacao is a Los Angeles-based chain of Hispanic-focused electronics stores. While La Curacao enjoys strong levels of customer loyalty, its previous operating system sometimes left both customers and sales associates frustrated.

CrunchPad Nears Production, Looks Awesome

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Hardware
  • CrunchPad: The Launch Prototype

  • CrunchPad Nears Production, Looks Awesome
  • (Tech)Crunch time approaches for the CrunchPad
  • Crunchpad launch prototype looks like dreams come true

The top four Linux netbook trends

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blogs.computerworld: I can barely keep track of all the Linux netbook-related announcements from this week's Computex trade show, and I follow this stuff for a living. So, I sat down and put together a list.

The Cat Who Knew Linux

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Humor

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I thought I would post on of my older little 'dabbles' like this just for fun. Who knows, someone might even like it.

Why Linux is ready for the desktop today

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zdnet.com: Over the years, the question “is Linux ready for the desktop” has been raised time and time again. While desktop Linux adoption has yet to go completely mainstream, recent indicators show that a major change is underfoot.

A Possible Amarok Replacement: Gmusicbrowser

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I have used Amarok for over 3 years I think, but I decided to look for another music player. And I'm very picky when it comes to music players, so I tested: Rythmbox (obviously, it comes with Ubuntu), Jajuk, aTunes, the new Exaile and Banshee, Songbird, Guayadeque and GMusicBrowser

10 ways the Linux desktop improves the user experience

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blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’ve always worked with a Windows or Mac desktop, you may not know what you’re missing. Jack Wallen says the Linux desktop offers numerous advantages worth checking out — from efficient and flexible design to superior update systems.

PC World pulls Linux netbooks from stores

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zdnet.co.uk: Jeremy Fennell, PC World's category director, said in a statement on Monday that all the netbooks in PC World's stores will feature Microsoft Windows.

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