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Dreamlinux 3.5 Review - Desktop Emphasis

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superphysics.awardspace.com: I have been distro hopping a lot in recent times. I was testing a lot of the less known Linuxes but never came across one that had no big problem. Of course, Dreamlinux is a fairly popular Linux distro.

Deciding Which Linux Flavor is Best

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linuxdistrochoices.com: Even the smallest amount if research into Linux will have illustrated the sheer range of distributions out there. They are all based on the original Linux kernel built by Linus Torvalds (the father of modern Linux) and can all interoperate to varying degrees.

New Intel IGP Appears In Linux 2.6.30 Kernel

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phoronix.com: The merge window for the Linux 2.6.30 kernel is now open and Linus has already accepted a horde of new patches for this next quarterly Linux update.

Wolvix 2 - Hungry like the wolf

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dedoimedo.com: Wolvix is a friendly Slackware-based distribution, featuring the Xfce desktop and a lovely bunch of applications to suit every soul, while leaning on the traditional stability of the Slackware family for rock-solid support. That was my impression the last time I tried Wolvix, version 1.1 called Hunter.

Linux is about choice (pt 2)

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nthrbldyblg.blogspot: Part two of my rant deals with another situation that is slightly different - "Why then, do applications (or their developers) decide to take away [or keep] that choice?"

Video Interview with Kernel Developer Peter Anvin

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linuxpromagazine.com: Bootloader Syslinux developer Peter Anvin, since 1992 kernel developer, gives an insight into his work. In the video, he tells of how Intel let him "get on with his Linux thing" while at the same time seek his advice in Linux matters, which he enjoys.

Microsoft is cheaper than Apple but it is hard to beat Linux

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linux-foundation.org/jzemlin: The Wall St. Journal reported today that, “For months, Microsoft has jabbed at Apple with an, at times, baffling advertising campaign for Windows PCs. Now Microsoft may finally land a solid blow against its rival [with its new campaign].”

Kernel Log: Development of 2.6.30 is under way

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h-online.com: Shortly after the release of Linux 2.6.29 last Tuesday, the kernel subsystem developers began to prepare the first changes to be merged into the main development branch for Linux 2.6.30.

Desktop Linux: I'm Here for the Apps

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blogs.eweek: The best and the worst attributes of Linux as a desktop operating system involve acquiring and maintaining software applications.

The state of Linux - Is it ready for the "average" user?

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blogs.zdnet.com: The other day I realized that it had been a long time since I’d talked about Linux as a whole as opposed to looking at specific distros. I can see that a lot has changed.

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