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Why I use Arch Linux

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itnewstoday.com: I came accross a lengthy interview with the Arch Linux team, and having been using the distribution for the last several months, I thought I would write about my experiences and what makes it great for me.

In Pictures: The Australasia and Linux Quiz

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  • In Pictures: The Australasia and Linux Quiz
  • linux.conf.au 2010: Day 2 (morning), (afternoon)
  • linux.conf.au is Live

Linux and USB 3.0

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Hardware

linuxplanet.com: The newest, fast interface, USB 3.0, is finally out, but only one operating system has native support for it: Linux.

ext4: prime time in three years, says Ts'o

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itwire.com: It will take about two or three years for the ext4 filesystem, that has been adopted as the default by some community GNU/Linux distributions, to be routinely deployed on production systems, according to senior Linux kernel hacker Theodore Ts'o.

Stable kernel tree status, January 18

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kroah.com: Here's the state of the -stable kernel trees, as of January 18, 2010.

Puppy Arcade 5 & Q&A with Scott Jarvis

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Interviews
Gaming

openbytes.wordpress: How things have changed today and the demand for retro gaming is reflected in the amount of emulation projects there are in progress. Puppy Arcade aims to provide all your retro computing desires. It’s based on tiny TurboPup Xtreme, which itself it a highly optimized version of Puppy Linux.

The Limits of Linux's 'Live Free or Die'

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earthweb.com: Linux’s main merit, as a kernel and an ecosystem, is its open source nature. That means the software that runs on it has little choice but to be open source. This doesn’t mean closed-source software is unavailable on Linux—just that it’s got the deck stacked strongly against it.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 337

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A first look at Jibbed 5.0.1 (a NetBSD live CD)
  • News: Fedora Community Remix, Mandriva "Cooker" updates, Dreamlinux future, Arch Linux interview
  • Questions and answers: In search of "better" applications
  • Statistics: Online CD, DVD and USB media sales
  • Released last week: BackTrack 4, Pardus Linux 2009.1
  • New distributions: Android-x86, Puredyne, Zen-mini
  • Reader comments

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

Benchmarking Debian's GNU/kFreeBSD

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phoronix.com: There has been an effort underway within the Debian development community to pull the FreeBSD kernel within this distribution to provide an alternative to using the Linux kernel. With the Debian Squeeze release being just two months away we have decided to provide the first public set of benchmarks that compare the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD performance to that of Debian GNU/Linux.

Linux.conf.au - Day One

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  • Linux.conf.au - Day One
  • LCA 2010: Wanna kill a FOSS community?
  • Novell pulses nicely with Google Wave
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In my previous post I showed how to install CuterCode and Qreator, two simple GUI applications for producing QR Codes. I have now found a couple of other GUI applications, Portable QR-Code Generator and QtQR, both of which offer more features than the aforementioned two, such as allowing you to specify the amount of error correction to be incorporated into the QR Code. And now to the two applications …

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