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Top Five Geek-Style Distros

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extremetech.com: Here are a list of some of the distros that really appeal to the geeks, though they are not LIMITED to geek use:

What you really should know about Linux

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themysticbird.com: A lot of folks have heard of Linux and many more have even been interested enough to check it out. Thing is, a lot of what is spread around the ‘net about Linux unfortunately is giving people the wrong impression. Let me help dispel the rumours.

More Linux tips every geek should know

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tuxradar.com: We asked our followers on Identi.ca and Twitter what kind of articles they wanted us to put up. KeithWatson1 responded with "I would love to see desktop tip articles", so here goes:

Google CEO hints Google/Linux netbooks may be coming

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blogs.computerworld: On March 3rd, though, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said, What's particularly interesting about netbooks is the price point. Eventually, it will make sense for operators and so forth to subsidize the use of netbooks so they can make services revenue and advertising revenue on the consumption. That's another new model that's coming."

So you want to run windows programs on Linux?

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toolbox.com/blogs: It seems to be a big sticking point for windows users that they can't run their windows programs on Linux. They say they would use Linux if only they could run such and such windows program. Sounds to me like they wish to have their cake and eat it too.

Testing Fedora 11 Alpha on the HP tx2000z Tablet PC..

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securemind.org: In my anxious haste I’ve decided to try out Fedora 11 Alpha on my Tablet PC… I don’t expect many things work correctly but I figured it was worth trying out. To start with my tablet has a AMD Turion x2 64 so I downloaded this live cd torrent. My overall experience was as follows:

The Reality of Using Linux Every Day

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laptoplogic.com: "It's full of bugs. Nothing ever works. I can't get it to do what I want. It's too hard."

The Linux desktop heads for the cloud

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news.cnet: While Linux desktop evangelists point to netbooks as an indication of renewed life in their chances to compete on the desktop, new data suggests that this may be a fool's hope. Instead, such advocates would do well to follow Canonical's and Red Hat's lead as they seek to move the desktop to the cloud.

The Argument for Buying Linux Pre-Installed

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linuxloop.com: One of the things you hear a lot is that Macs “just work.” As nicely described in this article, Linux “just works” just as well if you only run it on hardware it was designed to run on. I would like to take the post one step further.

How to be Your Own Linux Tech Support

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maketecheasier.com: When I first began using Linux, I was fortunate that I had a few friends around who knew it well, and were able to answer my questions and provide support. Not everyone is so lucky.

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