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The mistery of swappiness

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gentooexperimental.org: On most unix systems the swap is in a dedicated partition because that has the lowest overhead. Plus you don't risk running out of diskspace when you want to swap, so things are quite predictable and nice. Linux has a very nice knob you can turn to affect the swap policy.

Operating systems: upgrade or reinstall? guilt or pleasure?

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sutor.com: I say scary because of the validation scheme in more recent versions of the operating system. What if it didn’t like me anymore? What if it thought I should buy a new version of Windows because I changed the hard drive, or the memory, or the keyboard, or I parted my hair on a different side that day?

Linux: not ready for prime-time (perhaps never will be)

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itwire.com: Sometimes it's hard to choose which foot to shoot. What the heck, let's line both of them up.

Haleron’s Ocean OS for netbooks to support Android, Linux, Windows apps

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liliputing.com: Most companies that want to put out a netbook take a safe and well traveled route, but putting out a machine with extraordinarily ordinary specs: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 160GB to 250GB hard drive, and Windows XP, Windows 7, or maybe a Linux distribution like Ubuntu or Linpus Linux Lite. Haleron isn’t most companies.

Where is the Linux desktop going?

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blogs.computerworld.com: While I like the Linux desktop a lot, I don't pretend that it's that popular. Which, is why, I found it fascinating that, despite everything Microsoft has been able to throw at it, desktop Linux still managed to claim 32% of the netbook market.

Linux Helps Me Live a Stress-Free Life

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stephencuyos.com: Most of my day is spent in front of the computer. Thus a perfectly functioning machine is of vital importance to me. I do not want to worry about viruses and spyware. I do not want to have to defrag my harddisk every now and then or reboot everytime I install a new application. I do not want to worry about some malicious software.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 328

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: First look at Mandriva Linux 2010
  • News: openSUSE 11.2 Gold Master, Fedora 12 crunch time, Ubuntu media coverage, Sabayon 5.1 updates, Puppy and BackTrack server compromises, Jolicloud for your netbook
  • Questions and answers: Distributions and real-time Linux kernel
  • Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2010, Moblin 2.1, Scientific Linux 5.4
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2
  • Donations: OpenSSH receives US$350
  • Reader comments

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

Fedora 12 rocks on tablets

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mairin.wordpress: Got a tablet, or want to get one, but not sure it’s going to work out in Linux? Here’s how my Thinkpad x61’s built-in Wacom tablet works in Fedora 12 Beta:

How to pay for Linux

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toolbox.com/blogs: Now you may be thinking, after reading the title of this article, about why should you pay for a free operating system. After all it is made for free, distributed for free and you are freely able to modify it. You are free to take it and you are free to leave it. So why should you pay for it?

What if...Linux had it's own Commandments?

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: 1) Thou shall worship no distro before me.
2) Thou shall "tweak" thy install.

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