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Linux: spoiled for choice!

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Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to develop a system that exceeded the Minix standards.

How Apple and Microsoft are advancing desktop Linux

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We owe a debt to both of the big desktop operating system companies. If Apple hadn't started closing its desktop to developers and Microsoft hadn't started hammering on the Linux desktop, we'd have had to work a lot harder to get people to notice that Linux desktops are getting a lot better in the last few months.

DSL-N: Damn Small Linux gets bigger

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What began as a toy project to stuff the maximum software inside a 50MB ISO file has matured into a refined community project known for its speed and versatility. If they could do all this in 50 megs, imagine what they could do in more space. Last month the DSL developers released DSL-Not, a.k.a. DSL-N 0.1 RC1. It's 83.5MB of DSL coated with GTK sugar. Yummy!

Xandros Aims to Be Commercial Debian Distributor of Choice

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Linux vendor Xandros Inc is lining up new business desktop and server releases for the coming months as it looks to establish itself as the Debian distribution of choice for the enterprise.

Fedora Core 6 Preview

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It is time yet again where the next Fedora Core installment (this time, Core 6) begins to grab the attention of red-hat-wearing penguins and other GNU/Linux enthusiasts. Yesterday was the inaugural test release of Fedora Core 6, which is targeted at die-hard Fedorians, and any other users wishing to get a glimpse at what Fedora Core 6 will hold in store.

I hope the year for Linux never comes

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Toward the end of 2005 I was reading about “the year for Linux” everywhere I went. No matter where I looked, I always found articles by GNU/Linux fans (like me) that expected this year (2006) to be “the year for Linux” (once and for all). In fact, it’s been quite a few years now that I’ve been reading that “this will be the year for Linux”. And let me tell you something: I don’t want the year for Linux to come... ever! Period.

Red Hat makes patching easier

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The translation of Red Hat errata into Oval allows organisations looking to secure Red Hat operating systems to rely on open, standards-based tests that can be digested by assessment tools in order to perform instant and automated evaluations.

The Linux engine in Cars

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Ever wonder how Lightning McQueen and friends looked so good in the movie Cars? A lot of that spit and polish came from the Pixar Animation Studio's Linux workstations and servers.

Top 3 Linux distros you’ve never heard of

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Are you ridiculously paranoid? Do you like to jam in your bedroom? Can you think of nothing better than digital image editing? Then a ridiculously niche Linux distribution is just what you need and only a download away. Welcome to the world of obscurity.

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