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10 Things Linux Does Better Than Windows

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techgage.com: There is no such thing as a "perfect" OS, but given that Microsoft's Windows costs a pretty penny and Linux is free, it's a little strange that the latter can do certain things far better than the former. We're taking a look at our favorite ten.

15 Cool and Unique Linux Desktop Workspaces (Workstations)

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junauza.com: I decided to gather several photos of some of the coolest and unique Linux desktop workstations so that I can share them to all of you. Here are some of the coolest and most unique Linux desktop workspaces (workstations) in no particular order:

Next-Gen Linux File Systems: Change Is the New Constant

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linuxinsider.com: With support for over 50 file systems, excluding user space implementations, GNU/Linux has been extremely successful at supporting file system innovation.

Linux Users Group hosts free quarterly Installfest

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dailybruin.com: A room strewn with slightly worn, yet comfortable couches, donated computer equipment and a collage of CDs spelling out “UCLA” hanging on the back wall is a haven for the technologically savvy and the technologically inept alike.

Installing Linux on a Thinkpad X40 with a CF Drive

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gnuru.org: The IBM ThinkPad X40 was one of the greatest lightweight ultra-portables of the time. Replacing the hard drive either with an original Hitachi 1.8" drive or a flash-based drive was out of the question. Fortunately, there is an alternative.

First Debian Mini Conference to be held in Germany

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debian.org: The Debian Project is pleased to announce that the first Debian Mini Conference in Germany will take place on the 10th and 11th of June in Berlin as a subconference of this year's LinuxTag.

10th Anniversary of Linux for the Mainframe: Beginning to Today

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eweek.com: 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of Linux for the mainframe. Here, Knowledge Center contributor Bill Claybrook delves into the 10-year history of Linux for the mainframe, discussing its first deployments, advantages and appropriate workloads, as well as its current market outlook, cost of ownership and available applications.

KGB Says: The Best Linux is Ubuntu or Fedora

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daniweb.com: Last night while watching my usual list of recorded television programs, I saw a commercial for KGB, the company that begs you to text them with your questions. I posed the following question using her cell phone: "Which Linux distribution is the best for new users?"

The Best New User Distribution is not Necessarily Ubuntu

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blog.eracc.com: For some time now I have watched Canonical grab headlines touting its ‘buntu releases, such as Ubuntu and Kubuntu, as “newbie” friendly. Much of the IT press goes along with this marketing scheme. But, is Ubuntu truly the “best” new user distribution?

Purported hack brings Linux back to the PS3

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news.cnet.com: Sony PlayStation 3 owners who lost the option to install alternate operating systems (like Linux) with last week's 3.21 firmware update have a new glimmer of hope. Hacker George Hotz (a.k.a Geohot) has released a video of a new hack that promises to bring the option back.

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