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The GNU/Linux Adventurer’s Backpack

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Software

noctslackv1.wordpress: If you are setting off on your new GNU/Linux adventure, there are some must have things that you’ll be needing to take along with you.

'PC User' Doesn't Mean 'Windows User'

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Microsoft

pcworld.com: It's all too common in the popular press to see the assumption made that "PC" means "Windows PC." PC, however, is short for "personal computer"--a term that includes not just Windows computers but Macs and Linux computers as well.

MEPIS 11 almost Here! Testing RC3

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: 'm writing this post from my MEPIS 11 RC3 live DVD. I'd say that the previous bugs I encountered are gone:

Spotlight on Linux: Toorox

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linuxjournal.com: Toorox is a Gentoo-based installable live CD that features your choice of KDE or GNOME desktops. It comes with lots of useful applications including system configuration tools, easy package management, and proprietary code installers.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.39 (Part 2) – Storage and file systems

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h-online.com: Various internal changes to the block layer that were specifically mentioned by Linus Torvalds are designed to enhance performance and scalability. The Ext4 file system is also said to offer improvements in this respect.

A (Finally) Winning Linux Hand

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ctoedge.com: As IT continues to evolve, we’re starting to see the dominance of two emerging trends in the form of mobile and cloud computing. While both of these trends are closely related, they share at least one attribute in common that is not so obvious:

Breaking in a Kingston SSD

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Hardware

ostatic.com: Solid state hard drives are all the rage these days due to their higher performance and decreased failure rates. One of the brightest spots in this area is the Kingston SSDNow V100 drive kit.

Another Major Linux Power Regression Spotted

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phoronix.com: Since Friday there's been a number of Phoronix articles about a very bad power regression in the mainline Linux kernel, which is widespread, Ubuntu 11.04 is one of the affected distributions, and has been deemed a bug of high importance. Nevertheless, this is not the only major outstanding power regression in the mainline tree.

Linux Minx XFCE Roller Coaster

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linuxblog.darkduck: I have been trying to use Broadcom 4311 WiFi card on most Linux distro I have tried so far. This card is built into my Compaq C300 laptop. I think it became my idee fixe at some point. Especially when I was taking Debian-based systems for review.

Moving to Fedora

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lucasr.org: After many years using Ubuntu as my primary distro, I’m now moving to Fedora. I’ve installed F15 Beta on my personal laptop during this long weekend and spent a few hours getting my development environment back together. I have a few reasons for moving to Fedora.

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    Alex Goins of NVIDIA has spent the past several months working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this NVIDIA-popular multi-GPU method. The latest patches were published this week.
  • The Best Graphics Card Brands For NVIDIA/AMD GPUs As A Linux Consumer?
    One of the most frequent topics I'm emailed about is any brand recommendations among NVIDIA and AMD AIB partners for graphics cards. For Linux users, is there a particular brand preference for graphics cards? The short story is, no, there isn't one particular brand when selecting either a GeForce or Radeon graphics card that a Linux gamer/enthusiast should go with over another AIB partner. Over the past 12 years of running Phoronix, there has been no single AIB partner that superbly stands out compared to the rest when it comes to graphics card AIB partner brands like ASUS, Zotac, HIS, MSI, etc. They all work under Linux, rarely the AIB differences extend beyond the heatsink/cooler and any default clock speed differences, and I haven't seen one that's over-the-top crazy about Linux. I also haven't seen any major partner consistently put the Tux logo or other Linux markings on their product packaging, let alone incorporate any Linux drivers onto their CD/DVD driver media.