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How To Survive LinuxCon

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Linux I’ve put together my top “can’t miss” sessions, events and features of LinuxCon. Follow this, and be sure sure to hydrate, and you should be able to survive:

Debian and Ubuntu: uneasy coexistence continues

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Ubuntu In September 2006, an article titled "Debian and Ubuntu: uneasy coexistence" appeared in these columns, outlining why these two projects were not exactly the best of bedfellows. Nearly three years later it is evident that nearly as much bad feeling and suspicion still exists.

Inventing a New Paradigm: SugarLabs and the Sugar UI

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Linux If you had to teach someone who had never used a computer before on how to open a word processor, write a document, save and share that document with others, how would you begin?

VME bus support for Linux

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Linux Today another nice thing for the Linux kernel happened, we got working VME bus drivers and infrastructure submitted to the kernel tree.

Is free the new pay?

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OSS Matthew Szulik runs a successful business that gives its products away for free. What is more, Mr Szulik was recently named the United States Entrepreneur of the Year.

Also: Hats off to Red Hat

A Day of Discovery

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linuxlock.blogspot: The BrainChild of Linux Against Poverty is Lynn Bender, a local network and database guru. Linux Against Poverty began as a simple idea. His purpose? Give kids who would normally never have a computer in the home an even shot at their future.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 314

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • First look: Slax 6.1.1 "Core"

  • News: CentOS developers plead with founder, Debian adopts time-based freeze process and publishes "Squeeze" planned feature list, Novell releases SUSE Studio 1.0
  • Released last week: NetBSD 5.0.1, Tiny Core Linux 2.2
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 5, Frugalware Linux 1.1 RC1
  • Donations: LiVES receives US$300, Osmo receives €200
  • New additions: CAELinux
  • New distributions: ArchOne, LiveAndroid, Mesk Linux, Nexradix, Omega
  • Reader comments

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

Pardus 2009 review

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Linux Pardus is a Linux, desktop-oriented operating system. The latest release, Pardus 2009, was made available for download a few weeks ago.

CentOS: Getting Their S#!t Together is a Top Priority

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Linux So everything is being resolved, CentOS is getting its act together, and we can all go about our business. Nothing to see here, move along. Move along. Right? Wrong.

Linux? There Are Simply Too Many Versions!

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Linux I have once again run across a “too many versions!” comment on another site. In this one a person going by the moniker “matt_chsi” states there are too many versions of Linux and that is why adoption of Linux is so poor.

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