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Top 3 Websites To Check Whether Your Hardware Is Supported By Linux

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makeuseof.com: If you’ve ever used Linux, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of hardware works straight out of the box, no questions asked. However, no operating system will have support for every single piece of hardware out of the box.

Windows 8 vs Ubuntu 12.04 vs MacOS X 10.7

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lunduke.com: About two years ago, I did a comparison of the three major operating systems (market-share wise) — MacOS X, Windows and Ubuntu. With so many changes happening to all three platforms, it seems like it’s time to do it again.

The Debian Administrator’s Handbook is available

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raphaelhertzog.com: I am so glad that we managed to complete this project. Roland and I have spent countless hours on this book since December.

Linux Hardware Support Myths and Legends

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oreilly.com: Linux is compatible with more hardware than any other OS bar none. That certainly includes Windows. Try installing Windows 7 on some random laptop from scratch and see how much is missing or unsupported without third party drivers. My experience doing Linux installs for my customers is that a lot of off the shelf hardware "just works" and the rest needs proprietary drivers downloaded to make it work, just like Windows.

10 More Funny and/or Useless Linux Commands

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maketecheasier.com: Not so long ago, in a very, very close galaxy, I gave a top ten of the most funny and/or useless Linux commands — a collection of various (in)utilities that a lot of you commented on, proposing some additional commands, or explaining their function. I therefore present another.

To GNU or Not to GNU? That Is the Question

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): What some may not remember, however, is that there's another recurring Linux subject that can be equally controversial. The topic in question, you ask? It's not new -- it's GNU. Get it? Well, countless other Linux fans do too.

Best distributions for off-line use

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unixmen.com: Internet is the the “Alpha and Omega” of our daily experience with computers, dominating, enriching and engulfing everything we do. This is the case with almost everyone around the world, but somewhere out there, there are computers that are not connected to the internet.

Distro Hoppin`: Blender-boot 1 Suzanne Beta 2

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itlure.com: Distros, distros, distros... Glue a bunch of software together, add your favorite themes, name it "Frank OS" and that's it, you've got your own operating system. So, there is Blender-Boot, which is a whole OS wrapped around ONE application: blender.

Control Centre: The systemd Linux init system

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h-online.com: A variety of distributions now let systemd, rather than sysvinit, take care of bringing the system up. The newest of the three big init system promises to speed up booting and requires no explicit system service dependency configuration; as a side-effect, it also eliminates some distribution-specific peculiarities.

5 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Kernel Often

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makeuseof.com: If you’re using a Linux distribution like Ubuntu or Fedora, you’re also using the Linux kernel. But your distribution constantly asks you to update your kernel. Why should you do this when it’s been running just fine?

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