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Getting ATI Radeon HD Drivers to work on a Linux laptop - the Saga

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blog.reevestech.net: I never thought I’d be switching to Ubuntu — but I can’t believe how painless this Ubuntu 9.04 install just was.

Will my program work on all Linux distributions?

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toolbox.com/blogs: This was a question asked by a programmer friend of mine who has a passion for wooden spoons. It is however, a very important question and has been asked several times.

Fedora 11 Review

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on-disk.com: Fedora lives and breathes the 4 Fs: Freedom, Friends, Features, First. They have a very good rendering of these core principals at the Fedora Project Website, but my experiences are a bit more personal.

Xenon: An Inspired Linux Project

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daniweb.com/blogs: Back in October '08, I wrote "5 Things I Wish Linux Had" but never realized that it would inspire the heated debate that it did. Amongst the fray of negativity, a new distro was born: Xenon.

First Look: Fedora 11

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softpedia.com: Four days ago, on June 9th, Fedora fans once again rejoiced as their favorite operating system reached a new version. Fedora 11, or Leonidas, is available for 32 and 64 processor architectures on single Live CD formats or Install DVDs.

Will Linux and Mac Desktop Adoption Ever Reach the 20 of the 80/20 Rule?

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itworld.com: I've been sitting on this post, because I was hoping to put a more positive spin on the fact that even companies that adopt Linux for desktop computer users rarely if ever provide it to more than 20 percent of their users. In other words, even companies who say they “Love Linux” only put it on one of five desktops.

Anti-Linux Perspectives and How to Deal

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everyjoe.com: Whether you are Linux newbie or a veteran, you have a perception of Linux and why you find it easy or difficult to use it, right? Trying to advocate Linux to others would take some knowledge about Linux. This is especially true for those who want to advocate it to their work place.

Why I Use Linux

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itnewstoday.com: Everyone that uses Linux has his or her own reason for doing so. Some prefer it outright, others may be sick of the politics surrounding other operating systems. I have been using Linux since around 2002 and it has been an incredible journey.

Review: Zenwalk 6.0

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ericsbinaryworld.com: Back in Nov of 2008 I checked out Zenwalk 5.2 and a recent LXF contained Zenwalk 6.0 - so let’s see what has changed.

What's new in Fedora 11

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h-online.com: It's not just the new design and updated software that brings a sparkle to the eleventh version of Fedora (Leonidas), there are also a whole raft of technical enhancements.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed: A Linux distribution on the leading edge

So, to summarize: openSUSE Tumbleweed is a good, solid, stable Linux distribution with a wide range of desktops available. It is not anything particularly exotic or unstable, and it does not require an unusual amount of Linux expertise to install and use on an everyday system. To make a very simple comparison, in my experience installing and using Tumbleweed is much less difficult and much less risky than using the Debian "testing" distribution, and it is kept much (much much) more up to date than openSUSE Leap, Debian "stable", Linux Mint or Ubuntu. I don't say that to demean any of those other distributions. As I said at the end of my recent post about point-release vs. rolling-release distributions, if your hardware is fully supported by one of those point-release distributions, and you are satisfied with the applications included in them, then they are certainly a good choice. But if you like staying on the leading edge, or if you have very new hardware which requires the latest Linux kernel and drivers, or you just want/need the latest version of some application (in my case this would be digiKam), then openSuSE could be just what you want. Read more Also: Google Summer of Code 2017