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Voting for the 2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is now open

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linuxquestions.org: I'm happy to announce that the nominees have been selected and the polls for the 2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards are now open. Congratulations to everyone that was nominated.

Sidux 2009.04

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thelinuxblog.net: Sidux is a distro I’ve never tried before. Its a Debian unstable based system with a rolling release. Basically, its based upon Debian ‘unstable’, and instead of having one big release that everyone works on, it just updates certain packages everytime a new version is released.

Interview: Arch Linux Team

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osnews.com: A few weeks ago, we asked for the OSNews community to help with some questions we were going to ask Aaron Griffin from the Arch Linux team, and the response was glorious and somewhat phenomenal.

Linux can do that

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techrepublic.com: Due to a recent change I am re-entering the world of consultancy. Because I have the luxury of making this re-entry slowly (and possibly joining a local firm), I am taking my time. While on these shadow calls I am watching and, in a pinch, helping. Many times what I am seeing is putting a “I told you so”-like smile on my face.

Arch makes Linux fun to use again.

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standardsandfreedom.net: It’s been a month since I have installed Arch Linux on my workstation and I thought I would talk about this Linux distribution a bit. I will briefly outline what have been, and what is, my experience with Arch, and I believe I am going to stick with this particular flavor for a very long time.

When One Linux Project Wins, All Linux Triumphs

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linuxfoundation.org: To say there was a lot of Linux news coming out of CES last week was an understatement. As I watched the morning TV shows present their inevitable "look-at-what-the-nerds-have-made-this-year" segments from the CES floor during the event, I had the distinct pleasure of turning to my family many times and proclaiming: "See that? Runs Linux."

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 336

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Examining SliTaz GNU/Linux
  • News: Debian "Squeeze" release hints and installer changes, Slackware "Current" kernel updates, Mandriva community editions, BSD Magazine changes, future of Foresight Linux, UNR vs Moblin
  • Questions and answers: Restoring GRUB
  • Released last week: Toorox 01.2010
  • Upcoming releases: Pardus Linux 2009.1, Mandriva Linux 2010.1 roadmap
  • New distributions: FortMacTux, Linvo GNU/Linux, LPS-Public, NexentaStor, sipXecs, Tango GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

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

10 open source headlines I'd like to see in 2010

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techrepublic.com: At the beginning of a bright, shiny new year, a lot of things seem possible — or at least worth imagining. Jack Wallen shares a few fantasy headlines.

Are source compiled packages really faster?

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toolbox.com/blogs: It is often a question of debate. Are packages compiled from source really faster than pre-digested ones? In other words will your Linux distribution run faster with apt or rpm packages compared to having everything compiled from source on your machine?

10 Mistakes Linux learners should avoid

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penguininside.blogspot: Today, Linux distributions are getting more and more popular, specially Ubuntu. Many ‘technical users’ of Microsoft Windows are showing interest in using or trying out Linux, but they repeat some common mistakes. Which are,

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