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Debian Project seeks Hardware Donations

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linuxelectrons.com: The Debian project is looking for sponsors for two new official services: snapshot and data archives. Both services utilize large amounts of data and therefore require a capable machine with a large disk array that provides 10 TB of disk space to start, with the ability to be easily extended. We'd like interested sponsors to contact hardware-donations@debian.org.

Updating Software under Linux: Strikes 5 and 6

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blogs.computerworld: Many reader comments to my prior posting, Updating software in Linux: four strikes and you're out, raised interesting points that I'll address here. But in reading and responding to them, I came across two more gripes about updating software in Linux.

The Unthinkable: Moving From Ubuntu to Debian 5 Lenny

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beginlinux.wordpress: I am thinking the unthinkable…..I am considering changing from Ubuntu 8.10 for my desktop to Debian 5. I have been running the Debian 5 Lenny candidate for awhile and have bee very pleased with the stability and features. It actually functions and acts more like the distribution I need and work on than Ubuntu.

Linux is a mixture, windows is a compound

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toolbox.com/blogs: The differences between Linux and windows are chalk and cheese in respect to how the two operating systems are put together. While the end result of putting together these operating systems are pretty much the same functionality. It is the way they are put together.

Updating software in Linux: four strikes and you're out

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blogs.computerworld.com: A while back I was considering installing Linux on a computer and using the free VMware server to run other operating systems on the machine. But VMware's instructions to install their software were written by Linux techies for Linux techies and I couldn't understand them.

From the archives: the best distros of 2000

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tuxradar.com: Back in May 2000 the first issue of Linux Format magazine hit the newsstands. One of its features was a group test of Linux distributions, reflecting the state of play in Linux flavours at the time.

(GNU) Linux distros: What’s the best?

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cibertito.wordpress: “What is the best Linux distro?”. It’s hard to know it. After all, what are the points we must consider to define something is “the best”?

Ubuntu, Linux Mint, & gOS Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: gOS and Linux Mint are two of the many Linux distributions based upon Ubuntu, but they provide their own spin of things. We had a question though from a reader asking whether the performance of these Ubuntu derivatives is vastly different from Ubuntu itself. With that inquiry, we have run a couple benchmarks comparing the performance of Ubuntu 8.10, gOS 3.1, and Linux Mint 6.

This. Is. ALPHA!

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marilyn.frields.org: Yesterday our Fedora 11 Alpha release hit the wires, and they are humming hotly even as we speak with flying bits. I often get questions from people asking, what’s the point of an Alpha anyway?

Take note - small is beautiful

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irishtimes.com: THERE WAS a time when the only way to really be mobile with a computer was with a laptop. Then came what were termed sub-notebooks. But with the rise of the internet, much of the computing power we need has moved to the web, hence the emergence of the netbooks.

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Eclipse Luna for Fedora 20

If you are a Fedora Eclipse user, then you're probably saddened since the release of Eclipse Luna (4.4) because you are still using Eclipse Kepler (4.3) on Fedora 20. Well, be saddened no longer because Eclipse Luna is now available for Fedora 20 as a software collection! A software collection is simply a set of RPMs whose contents are isolated from the rest of your system such that they do not modify, overwrite or otherwise conflict with anything in the main Fedora repositories. This allows you install multiple versions of a software stack side-by-side, without them interfering with one another. More can be read about this mechanism on the software collections website. The Eclipse Luna software collection lives in a separate yum repository, which must be configured by clicking on this link to install the release package. Read more