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Intel claims No. 2 Linux contributor spot as hedge against Microsoft

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Linux In 2007 Red Hat stood on top of the Linux kernel contributor list with room to spare. At 12.7 percent of the Linux kernel contributed by Red Hat. In 2009, things get more interesting, with Intel making a serious challenge to claim the top spot in Linux kernel contributions.

ASUS N10J - Netbook or Notebook?

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Hardware By sheer chance and very good fortune, I now own an ASUS N10J netbook. Or notebook. The N10J came preloaded with Windows Vistaster Business, it should be no surprise to anyone that it runs like a terminally ill DOG. I have installed a variety of Linux distributions on it.

The missing piece of every Linux distribution

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Linux There are many Linux distributions out there, nay hundreds of Linux distributions, ready and waiting for your computing pleasure. They all have one thing in common, one missing piece.

OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva Benchmarks

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Linux With it being a while since we last compared many Linux distributions when it comes to their measurable desktop performance, we decided to run a new round of tests atop four of the most popular Linux distributions: OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Mandriva.

the home desktop, the the work station and the school desktop, oh my!

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: It is the dream of untold OpenSource developers to have OpenSource and Linux dominate the home desktop market. To banish Microsoft Windows from the the 'adults' table over to the 'kids' table forever. What is it that Linux and OpenSource need to offer to accomplish even a portion of that dream?

Sidux 2009-02 (KDE)

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Linux Sidux is based on Debian and you can download a version that uses the XFCE or KDE desktop environments. You can also opt to download the lite version that weighs in at about 600MB or the full version that weighs in at around 2.1GB. Being the greedy app pig that I am, I opted to download the full KDE version.

WattOS – A Fast Energy-Saving Linux Based on Ubuntu

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Linux WattOS Beta 3 is a lightweight Linux Distro geared towards running on less energy and for recycled or low power computers without compromising on features or performance that you’d expect from a full power system. Their motto “Light, Fast, Now” seeks to provide a low-energy full featured Linux distro.

Fedora 11 vs. Ubuntu 9.04

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Linux Put Fedora 11 on my laptop just out of boredom, some notes:

The First Church of Linux

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Linux If I hadn't already known--or at least had some idea of the religious zeal I was about to face, I would have been more shocked at the response to my 2009's 10 Worst Linux Distributions post from the other day.

Can Linux manage updates more easily than Windows?

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Linux Our continuing Linux-vs.-Windows series turns now to the absolute basics -- sooner or later you're going to install, update or upgrade something.

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