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Creating a Linux Distribution for the Common User

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ofb.biz: If there were a Linux distribution which appealed to the most common type of computers users, they would be using it already. Some barriers to adoption we can’t remove; the fix relates to things we can’t control.

Finding a decent Linux distro

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blogistan.co.uk/blog: I recently acquired (thanks Mum & Dad) a new Dell Inspiron 530 computer, and one of the first things I do in such circumstances (which don't come that often, admittedly) is to install Linux on it.

Why Would Windows 7's Success Necessarily Doom Linux?

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ostatic.com/blog: Perhaps it's inevitable -- people react strongly to hyperbole, it gets them talking, it makes them curious, it's a quick way of making a subject hot.

Waiting on Red Hat's response to Microsoft

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Microsoft

cnet.com: In a recent CNET interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Ballmer calls out two "primary forces" for Microsoft in the enterprise: Oracle and Linux. These are the things that keep Microsoft's Ballmer up at night.

A New Kiowa Linux On The Way

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oneclicklinux.com: I just received an email from Matt Portner regarding the release of the latest version of Kiowa Linux! Check out what Kiowa Linux has in store for us:

Simple Tips for the New User to remember about Linux

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HowTos

raiden.net: There are numerous little things that a new user should learn and remember when it comes to Linux. These will also save you from a lot of trouble as you learn Linux.

The move to Linux, stymied by hardware

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linuxjournal.com: With news today of Windows 7 being made available in no less than six different versions, it is getting harder and harder to not move lock, stock, and PGP key to Linux on a full time basis. Except…

Microsoft Leaves the Door Wide Open for Linux on Netbooks

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linugadgetech.blogspot: According to an article on Computerworld, Microsoft plans to offer six different versions of Windows 7. The lightest version of the OS will be Windows 7 Starter Edition. It limits users to a maximum of three open applications.

Game up for desktop Linux?

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fmtech.co.za: With Microsoft readying itself for the release of a fast, streamlined operating system in Windows 7, the Linux community needs to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat if the free and open-source operating system is to stay relevant on desktop computers.

I Give Up: Civilization Is A Bust. Quick, Back To The Caves!

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penguinpetes.com: I'm sorry, I failed to bring the human race to terms with computers. But just look at what I had to work with! You see, I have a handicap. I don't have Alzheimer's disease.

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