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"Microsoft decision puts public libraries at risk"

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goodbyemicrosoft.net: People who manage public computers face daunting security and anti-malware threats. Microsoft acknowledged this fact when it introduced Windows SteadyState, an add-on for Windows XP and, later, Vista. However, not only is SteadyState incompatible with Win7, Microsoft says it has no plans to introduce a Windows 7-compatible version.

When must you shill for Linux?

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openbytes.wordpress: How many times have people accused me of “Microsoft Hater”, “Linux Zealot”, “Linux Unwashed”? Its easy to dismiss a point of view with a single insult and the practice has been going on for years.

Anatomy of Linux Kernel Shared Memory

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An interesting change in the 2.6.32 kernel is Kernel Shared Memory (KSM). KSM allows the hypervisor to increase the number of concurrent virtual machines by consolidating identical memory pages. Explore the ideas behind KSM (such as storage de-duplication), its implementation, and how you manage it.

the Quest for the Perfect Desktop Linux

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linuxtoday.com: Nothing brings Linux gotchas into sharp focus like coaching a non-geeky computer user. My wonderful significantotherperson, Terry, has done more to teach me about usability than the smartest Linux gurus.

ClearOS 5.1 review

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linuxbsdos.com: ClearOS is a network and gateway server distribution derived from RedHat and CentOS. Formerly known as Clark Connect, it is developed and maintained by the Clear Foundation, an IT solutions provider based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Fedora 13beta mini-review

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linuxinexile.blogspot: Fedora 13beta was released a few days ago, and since I'm on vacation this week, I grabbed it right away and installed it on my USB flash drive that boots Linux. I thought I'd post my first impressions:

Also: Desktop Enhancements in Fedora 13

Learn inotify efficient Linux file system event-monitoring in the 2.6 kernel

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Learn how to use inotify functions for a simple monitoring app. Download the sample code and Use inotify when you need efficient, fine-grained, asynchronous monitoring of Linux file system events. Use it for user-space monitoring for security, performance, or other purposes.

Btrfs System Rollbacks In Fedora 13

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phoronix.com: One of the benefits of Btrfs besides offering competitive performance against other Linux file-systems and SSD optimizations is its support for sub-volumes and writable snapshots. While Btrfs is still in development and is not yet used as a default file-system by any Linux distribution, Red Hat has been introducing support for system rollbacks into Fedora.

Stefano Zacchiroli is new Debian leader

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itwire.com: Senior developer Stefano Zacchiroli has been elected the leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project for 2010-11, having defeated the other three candidates in the race.

The $100.00 (USD) Coolest Linux Workspace Contest

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junauza.com: After posting the 15 Cool and Unique Linux Desktop Workspaces, I decided to officially launch today "The $100.00 (USD) Coolest Linux Workspace Contest".

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  • See How Your Linux System Stacks Up To 15 GPUs For 1080p Gaming
    This week I posted the results of a 15-way graphics card comparison on Ubuntu Linux with AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards while running the very latest proprietary drivers. Those tests were focused on 4K resolution testing in order to stress the latest-generation AMD/NVIDIA GPUs. However, if you want to see 1080p numbers, here are some benchmark-friendly results.
  • Victor Vran Action RPG Is Now Available on Steam for Linux
    Victor Vran, an isometric action RPG developed by Haemimont Games and published by EuroVideo Medien on Steam, has been released on Linux as well. The genre of isometric action RPGs is a very well defined one and it incorporates titles like Diablo. Victor Vran has been very well received by the community and the Linux platform has been supported right from the start.

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