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Living with ALT Linux Sisyphus

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saleem-khan.blogspot: I have always liked to have something "commie" in my life around me , ALT Linux is one more example. I have been using this distribution from Russia for past many year on different occasions for different lengths of time.

First Glance at SimplyMEPIS 8.5

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Interviews

osnews.com: Warren Woodford has his own vision and he's made it accessible to the world via MEPIS. This week he was willing to take a few minutes to talk about his creation.

Nokia's N900: Desktop Linux without the desk.

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In a previous post I wrote about how easy it was to use Nokia’s N900 out of the box. Today I’ll give you just a taste of what’s possible when you unlock the its full potential as handheld Linux computer.

More here.

Dedicated Vi device vies for buyers

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Hardware

theregister.co.uk: The NanoNote is a £90 portable computer, sporting open source hardware and software, but no wireless and little more than a Vi editor in the way of applications.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 345

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Haiku
  • News: Fedora developers stage "unrest", a look at Mandriva's history, openSUSE 11.2 "LXDE" and "Xfce" live CDs, Wolvix 2.0.0
  • Questions and answers: Loopback devices
  • Released last week: Frugalware Linux 1.2, VortexBox 1.2, PC/OS 10.1
  • Upcoming releases: SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0, Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 4
  • New distributions: Crociato O.S., Pack4Linux
  • Reader comments

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

I'm not breaking up with Windows, but we're seeing other people

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Microsoft

blogs.techrepublic.com: For many enterprises, 2010 is going to be the year they decide whether or not to jump on board with Windows 7, or stick with Windows XP. I’ve decided to avoid Windows 7, whenever possible, and rely on Mac and Linux to power my primary systems.

The Greek Alphabet

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: I sometimes wonder if there are people in this business who think that the third letter of the Greek alphabet is "RC". This is only in part due to the regrettable decline in classic education, but more largely due to the expanding popularity and importance of pre-release software distributions.

CrunchPad spin-off JooJoo spins up for launch

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Hardware

apcmag.com: Due to debut a week before the iPad, the Linux-powered tablet sports an Atom processor, Nvidia’s Ion graphics engine, 3G radio and a new UI.

Big distributions, little RAM

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thelinuxexperiment.com: As you know I am currently running OpenSUSE 11.2 on my laptop. While I have enjoyed my time using it, I have noticed that this particular distribution tends to be on the heavy side of memory usage. This got me thinking.

Fedora 13 alpha arrives amid controversy

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desktoplinux.com: The Fedora project has released an alpha version of Fedora 13. Meanwhile, on LWN.net, Jonathan Corbet reports on the growing controversy in the Fedora community over the quantity and quality of updates.

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A new technology has arrived in Linux that can provide sysadmins and developers with a large number of new tools and dashboards for performance analysis and troubleshooting. It's called the enhanced Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF, or just BPF), although these enhancements weren't developed in Berkeley, they operate on much more than just packets, and they do much more than just filtering. I'll discuss one way to use BPF on the Fedora and Red Hat family of Linux distributions, demonstrating on Fedora 26. BPF can run user-defined sandboxed programs in the kernel to add new custom capabilities instantly. It's like adding superpowers to Linux, on demand. Examples of what you can use it for include: Read more