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FOSS, Linux, Distros and Life

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: FOSS. A great idea. The reality is it takes away 80 percent of the richness of the World Wide Web, the internets. Every website that appears in those “Top 10, 25, 50, 100 or 10 million lists uses something that will not be seen by true believers of FOSS.

Don't Fear the Penguin: A Linux Distro for Everyone

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Linux Linux has suffered from a bad reputation, known for being complicated and exclusively for geeks who know each line of code by heart. But that's undeserved. The most daunting prospect with Linux is choosing between its variety of versions.

Mageia 1 Review

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Linux Mandriva had been around a long time and is a popular desktop distribution. I was intrigued to find that Mandriva now has a fork called Mageia. The first release of Mageia came out recently and I finally found some time to sit down and give it a go.

Governance and scarcity.

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spevack.wordpress: Most of the time that we see contentious debate come up in the Fedora Project is when the community is trying to create, or agree on, the governance or process by which a scarce resource is used or allocated.

Review: CentOS 6.0

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.0 was released a little less than 9 months ago, while RHEL derivative Scientific Linux 6.0 "Carbon" was released a little less than 5 months ago. Yet, it took 8 months after the release of RHEL 6.0 for CentOS 6.0 to be released.

Linux, Linux, everywhere!

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Linux Every year there are articles published about this being the "Year of Linux". I read many of them and I realized that there is no specific "Year of Linux". I also wrote my own article arguing that every year is the year of Linux and as the Linux market share grows, one day we will realize that Linux is everywhere.

Asus Support - Excellent and Linux Friendly

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I've been recommending Asus computers to friends and clients for some time now. After my recent dealing with the Asus support/repair center I will continue to recommend them for the foreseeable future.

Linux Desktop Hits and Misses

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Linux It seems like it wasn't that long ago when Windows was an exclusive part of my computing life. Ever so slowly, I began to move away from Windows XP into some of the popular Linux distributions of the time. In this article, I’ll focus on some of the hits and misses I've seen with the Linux desktop over the years.

A Look at the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard 3.0

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Linux It was big news when the 3.0 kernel was released at the end of July, but as luck would have it, another fundamental piece of your average distribution is about to bump its own version number up to 3.0 as well: the filesystem hierarchy standard (FHS).

Open Source Helps eBay Process $2000 Per Second

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OSS EBay is known to be a large user of open source code, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Apache Web Server, and Apache Tomcat lightweight application server, so the revelation it's using an open source ESB is not a total surprise.

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