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10 things you should do to prepare a new Linux installation

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No matter which Linux distribution you choose, there are at least 10 things you do to properly prepare the operating system for day-to-day operation.

What good is a Linux study?

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It's the same as with any corporate study. It must influence the future direction of the enterprise. If it gets filed, or just gets used in marketing, it's not really worthwhile.

Linux Christmas Gift Ideas

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This led me to thinking what would be my list to recommend those that may want to surprise a Linux enthusiast. Now, of course, price is always a concern during the Christmas season so we will keep that in mind.

Phoronix: Nonux v2.0 Screenshots

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Nonux is a Dutch Linux distribution, a combined live and installation CD based on Slackware and GNOME. Phoronix has the screenshots.

Smooth Sailing

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Hoss has been using the open-source Linux operating system since 1999. He says he switched from Microsoft Windows to Linux because of the latter's lower cost and superior stability.

"Linux is cheap. Linux is stable. It'd take a lot to sway me away from Linux."

Skype video phone on its way for Mac and Linux?

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Skype's new video phone service will very likely be available for Mac and Linux, the company has hinted.

Time for Linux bigots to take a back seat

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Ideologues have to fade into the background and keep their philosophical debates within the the community.

Novell to Provide Security, Systems Management to UK NHS

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Novell today announced a $39 million contract with the United Kingdom's leading Department of Health agency for a comprehensive set of security, management and infrastructure solutions.

Also: Novell Earnings Report Shows Linux Gains

TUX Issue #9 Now Available

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Issue number nine, December 2005, of TUX now is available. This month:

*Q&A with Mango Parfait
*P2P: Sneak Preview: KDE 3.5
*TUX Explains: kllk and Run
*TUX Explains: Window Maker Is a Powerful Desktop Lite

Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.15-rc4

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Ok, so -rc3 wasn't so good.

So I made an -rc4.

Email 'crucial' to desktop Linux's future

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Research from the Open Source Development Labs has found that the take-up of open source on the desktop could falter unless email applications improve.

Linux Remote Administration Simplified

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Remote Linux administration is easier than ever before! Emmett walks you through the set-up process using SuSE as an example.

Internet Banking Possible for Linux

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Two public financial institutions will start the first Linux-based Internet banking services this month as the government tries to end Microsoft Windows’ long-running monopoly in online banking systems.

Linux to power 'son of Star Wars'

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Lockheed Martin is to use Linux as the operating system for the missile defence program Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program, dubbed 'son of Star Wars'.

IBM wants Solaris to Linux converts

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The kind engineers at IBM have delivered a new tool for moving customers off Sun Microsystems' Solaris operating system and onto Linux.

Troppix v1.2 Screenshots

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Phoronix has some wonderful screenshots of Troppix 1.2, a stand-alone Linux live CD based on Debian GNU/Linux, aimed at security professionals.

Novell To Launch 'Linux Awareness' Program Next Year

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In 2006, Novell will launch a "Linux awareness" program meant to migrate more customers, resellers, and development partners from NetWare and Microsoft Windows to open source alternatives.

A first look at Debian's GUI installer

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Debian's standard text-based installer has been vilified in the past, so I was excited to see an announcement about a graphical installer under development for Debian. I took the current version for a test run and found that it's already fairly usable.

OSDL shares Desktop Linux survey results

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Encouraged by a solid 3,300 user responses to its Desktop Linux survey, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) Desktop Linux Working Group (DTL) Tuesday thanked all its respondents by email and began sifting through the mountain of data the survey provided.

Say it with me: Linux is not Windows!

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Tectonic journalist Richard Frank's column about his sad 300Mhz laptop with 128MB RAM and its slow performance with Linux (Taking a fstab at Linux) caused much wrath and waving of fists among our readers. He bravely took the attack on the chin, and I hope that the experience doesn't slow his inevitable slide into the world of open source.

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