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Windows Server vs. Linux

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idg.no: Which server OS is the most appropriate must be argued in the context of the job that needs to be done, based on factors such as cost, performance, security and application usage. Which is better?

Can desktop virtualization save desktop Linux?

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infoworld.com: Desktop Linux has floundered for three main reasons: too few applications, limited desktop hardware compatibility, and too few tools (not to mention skilled people) to manage a boatload of Linux desktop systems.

Does Linux need to be defrag’d?

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ghacks.net: Generally speaking the answer is a resounding “no”. I have gone nearly twelve years using Linux without defragging a drive and I’ve never noticed a slowdown on a system. But just because you don’t need to doesn’t mean you can’t.

Upstart or sysvinit - as init.d scripts see it

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skolelinux.org: If Debian is to migrate to upstart on Linux, I expect some init.d scripts to migrate (some of) their operations to upstart job while keeping the init.d for hurd and kfreebsd.

Ubuntu 10.04 vs Fedora 13 update

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hackourlives.com: This post is updated version of my comparison of Fedora 12 and Ubuntu 9.10, and includes fresh observations based on my new experiences with the two.

Linux hardware woes

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techrepublic.com: I have spent the better part of the weekend finally experiencing what so many new Linux users experience - Hardware woes. I purchased a nifty Wacom CTL 460 pen tablet for my budding artist step daughter. I assumed it would be a no-brainer. Oh was I ever wrong.

Linux Gazette: June 2010 #175

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The June issue of the Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Highlights include: NAT routing with a faulty uplink, Part 3 PXE boot, Maemo vs Android, and Hacking RPMs with rpmrebuild.

The curious case of Linux hardware support

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cristalinux.blogspot: Through the few years I have been using Linux, I have barely had any problems with hardware not being supported or working incorrectly. Lately, I was lucky enough to get my hands on an HP 2740p Tablet, which hit the market not long ago. Problems start.

Cradle to Grave – A Look at Arch Linux

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linuxforu.com: I have upgraded my systems around 30 times with new versions. In the office, I use Ubuntu, and I also keep abreast of SUSE and Mandriva. However, all these distributions have one feature in common— they get updated twice a year, with a lot of excitement and curiosity generated around each new version.

Fedora 13 review

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linuxbsdos.com: Fedora 13 is the latest update to the Redhat-sponsored, RPM-based Linux distribution. It has long held a reputation of being a testbed for features that will eventually make it into Redhat Enterprise Linux, and, therefore, less stable than other desktop-oriented distributions.

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