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Linux - the OS that keeps on giving

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blogs.the451group: Most Linux users and supporters are well aware of the openness, collaboration and flexibility that mark the OS and its distributions, but we’ve received some more tangible gifts from the Linux community recently as we enjoy the holidays.

Linux Isn't Just Good Ideology -- It's Better Computing

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jdeeth.blogspot: There's no way around it: the longer you run a Windows installation, the slower and less responsive it gets. On my year-old dual-boot laptop, I wait longer and longer for Windows to boot, and longer and longer for programs to do what I ask.

Best Linux releases of 2008

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Linux The second half of 2008 proved to be an exciting time for Linux fans as most of the popular Linux distributions pushed out a pre-Christmas release. We take a look at a few that caught out attention.

Linux Lists

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  • 15 Tips to Improve your Linux Experience

  • The Top 11 Reasons To Give Linux For Christmas
  • 7 things making me tear my hair out after installing openSUSE 11.1

Phoronix's 2008 Linux Graphics Survey Results

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Linux Last week our annual Linux Graphics Survey ended. There were over 14,000 submissions this year to the eleven questions we asked pertaining to X.Org, Linux desktop usage, and graphics hardware. In this article are all of the results from this year's survey.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 283

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: First look at openSUSE 11.1

  • News: openSUSE gets new license, Debian votes on firmware in "Lenny", Mandriva sets up community steering committee, Gentoo begins weekly snapshots, interviews with openSUSE and Gentoo developers
  • Released last week: openSUSE 11.1, Linux Mint 6
  • Upcoming releases: VectorLinux 6.0 RC1
  • New additions: ZevenOS
  • New distribution: CacheGuard, Rubuntu
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

I'm *Not* Linux

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Glyn Moody: One of the most powerful aspects of free software is that its entire approach and mindset is orthogonal to proprietary software. It's not just better, it's profoundly different. That's one of the most important reasons that *everything* Microsoft has thrown against free software has not just failed, but failed dismally.

Review: Linux Mint 6

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Linux Linux Mint is one of those distributions you just can't help but love. Easy to use, stable, flexible, and so much more. Built from Ubuntu, it's been my mantra for a while that Linux Mint is “Ubuntu done right”, as I've had issue with Ubuntu and it's quality for a long time. But the better Mint gets, the bigger the shoes it has to fill each time.

Return of the Xvid: check your outputs!

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"A long time ago, on a blog post not that far away… I once wrote an article on Xvid 1.1.3, and the speed boost one could get by enabling assembly-optimized code. In short, Murphy’s Law struck again.

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