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Don't Get Me Wrong, Linux Sucks as Much as Windows

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linuxtoday.com/blog: here is the latest hot trend in anti-Linux baloney: supposed Linux fans and advocates who really really love Linux and have been using it for years, but can't recommend it for anyone else because "It's not ready."

Intel buys Wind River to push Linux

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itworld.com: Intel's acquisition of Wind River on Thursday is a strong push by the chip maker to extend Linux support across devices that use its processors, analysts said.

Review: Acer Aspire One D150

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Hardware
  • Review: Acer Aspire One D150

  • Moblin 2.0 - A New Way to Make a Netbook Sing With Linux
  • Future of netbooks, laptops unfolds at Computex

The Case of the Disapearing Linux and other Mysteries of the Internet

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homelinux.com/blog: Lately I have noticed a pattern. It is mystery that keeps getting deeper and darker as I go along. It started with getting very tired of seeing “Windows only”, or “Windows and Mac Only,” or “Windows and Mac for now but Linux Support Coming Soon.”

Linux Driver Project Status Report as of June 2009

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Software

kroah.com: This is a status report for the Linux Driver Project as of June 2009, describing what has happened in the past year of work.

The path forward for Linux is child's play

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news.cnet.com: Linux has been growing in importance for years in the darkened server closets. In the consumer world of personal computers and mobile devices, however, Linux hasn't fared particularly well.

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
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