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Linux torrents get a mention in landmark court case

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computerworld.com.au: The Federal Court of Australia has heard how peer-to-peer software, BitTorrent, is used to distribute Linux-based operating systems.

Open source needs successful champions

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zdnetasia.com: The open source industry needs profitable champions to demonstrate success, and attract funding and participation in open source, according to Red Hat CEO.

Why, Oh Why, Are So Many Linux Users Mean to Newcomers?

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journalxtra.com: The biggest lie in Linux is that it’s hard to learn. That lie’s perpetuated by Linux users who can’t be bothered to provide full, well explained solutions to the difficulties had by new Linux users.

Red Hat's Enterprise Virtualisation released

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h-online.com: Red Hat has announced the general availability of its Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation for Servers. The product is part of Red Hat's virtualisation portfolio based around KVM.

What's New in the Newest Linux in a Nutshell?

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linux-magazine.com: Recently I sat down with local author Stephen Figgins at a coffee shop to talk about what's new in the latest release of the popular Linux in a Nutshell book.

One FatELF Binary To Run Them All

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informationweek.com/blog: Even Linux's advocates are unthrilled at one of its sticking points: binaries built for one breed of Linux don't always run on another. Here's a new choice: FatELF, or universal binaries for Linux.

Of cabbages and kings and Linux and things

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Birds of a feather flock together,
And so will pigs and swine;
Rats and mice will have their choice,
And so will I have mine.

3 free Linux alternatives for your netbook

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computerworld.com: If you're buying a new netbook for this holiday season, odds are that it will be loaded with Windows 7 Starter Edition. While many users will be happy with Microsoft's new OS, others might balk at the limitations. What are your alternatives?

GoblinX – An Alternative OS With 4 Different Flavors

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makeuseof.com: In today’s Ubuntu dominated Linux landscape, it’s refreshing to stumble upon an alternative linux software distribution choosing to follow its own path. GoblinX is one of these.

Linux Gazette Nov '09 #168 Released

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This month's Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Highlights include: Setting up a MySQL Cluster for your Linux desktop, A 'revisited' guide to GNU Screen, and A Short CGI Script for Passing 404s to Another Server.

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Linux in the Old Homestead

My darling daughter Mimi, who had installed Debian when she was 9 (with her proud father watching over her shoulder), had been an Ubuntu user for years. We’ll get to why that was OK with her Dad in a minute. Unity, of course, changed everything: She hated it as much as her father did (and does), and she switched to Linux Mint, which she had been using for the last several years. Read more