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oh Debian, how I dislike you

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adeb.posterous.com: Ok, I will admit it, Im a Redhat guy - I understand it, it makes sense to me. However Id like to think I know my way around a Debian based system, but it seems I dont.

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 beta2 Improvements

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mepis.org: Warren Woodford has uploaded SimplyMEPIS 8.4.94, the beta2 of MEPIS 8.5. Warren reports the follow changes: "The rapid response of the Debian KDE Team made it possible for us to recompile KDE 4.3.4 in time for this beta. And we were able to fix the perpetually problematic Python toolchain."

Puppy Linux: Just for fun

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itpro.co.uk: Puppy Linux is something different, a tiny version of Linux that can be stored on a USB memory drive, will run in memory, and can be used for working on the move.

8 Cheerful Christmas Linux Wallpapers

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learningubuntu.com: Tis the season — for Christmas Linux wallpapers that is. Today I'm going to present to you 8 incredible Linux wallpapers that will set you in a Christmassy mood for the whole month.

Is Linux really that hard to use?

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locutus.us: One of the biggest arguments that windows advocates use against Linux is that it is hard to use. That is why, they state, windows is so popular and a default standard in the enterprise world. Windows advocates believe that Linux is confusing and often cryptic with hard to understand, little or no documentation.

15 Minimalist Linux Wallpapers for a Distraction-free Desktop

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junauza.com: I have here a collection of minimalist Linux-related wallpapers that could help give you a distraction-free desktop:

Linux Mint Fluxbox CE, resurrected

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linuxmint.com: The Fluxbox Community Edition produced releases for Linux Mint 5 “Elyssa” and Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” and it became quite popular among Linux Mint users. During the release cycle for Linux Mint 7 “Gloria”, no Fluxbox edition was released.

Why GNU/Linux is ready for the Average User

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I spend a fair amount of time on UbuntuForums.org and while poking around there this afternoon I came across this thread. To quickly sum up the thread the original poster is detailing why he believes Ubuntu is not ready for the "average user" because of a recent poor experience he had.

Fine-Tune The Kernel

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jdeeth.blogspot: One of the advantages we Linux geeks like to claim over competing operating systems is the flexibility of the system. We're not talking about changing your screen saver--we're talking the guts of the operating system itself.

A look at Linux in the recession: Linux 2009 year in review

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techtarget.com: The big story of 2009 was the economy. After the collapse of major financial institutions in the fall of 2008, people began looking for a silver lining in open source and Linux. Here are some highlights from the Linux world in 2009.

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