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5 Quirky Linux Concepts: Hardware and Software

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ostatic.com: The world of open source is structured to invite unusual, often downright quirky contributions from people with unusual skills, and that inevitably leads to offbeat inventions. On the Linux front, especially because of easily executed embedded Linux concepts, both hardware and software inventions of the quirky type appear regularly.

Hannah Montana Linux review

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linuxcritic.wordpress: By popular demand, I downloaded, installed, and worked with the new Hannah Montana Linux distribution, and decided to post a review of this product, as well as some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of this niche Linux distro.

Arch Linux 2009.08 Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Arch Linux 2009.08 was released earlier this week with a new installer, more automatic configuration settings, many core package updates, and other changes to this growingly popular distribution. At the request of some readers, we have carried out some quick benchmarks to get a general understanding of where Arch Linux 2009.08 is performing in comparison to Ubuntu 9.04.

Steven's handy desktop Linux guide

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blogs.computerworld.com: With so many desktop Linux distributions, unless you're an expert it's hard to know what's what. Since I think I qualify as a desktop Linux expert, so here's my quick and dirty guide on picking out the right desktop Linux.

Why finding the Linux kernel 'security flaws" now, is a good thing

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: There have been a few articles posted about the horrible, life ending, security flaw found in the Linux kernel, that has been patched now.

Signs show Linux moving into the driver's seat

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news.zdnet.com: A steady stream of manufacturers are requesting Linux drivers for their hardware, suggesting growing adoption of Linux operating systems among enterprises.

5 Things non-geeks should not do on Linux desktop

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penguininside.blogspot: Some common mistakes done by many people while trying out Linux desktop for first time …

Big-Name Distro Disenchantment

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pcplus.co.uk: the new summer collection from the top three desktop distro vendors is here. But if you’re thinking of giving a slice of your hard disk to one of these prominent free operating systems, don’t bother.

Get to know Linux: Terminology

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ghacks.net: I have been covering the Linux operating system for a long time now. There are moments when I take it for granted that everyone knows the basic terminology surrounding this operating system. Because this is obviously not the case, I thought it might be a good time to stop and explain some of the terms that many Linux users toss about every day.

I Was at the First LinuxCon

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linux-foundation.org/weblogs/jzemlin: People often say things like this as a badge of honor. Some of us even keep event badges hung from our office doors as a tally of the events we’ve attended.

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