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The Stomach-Churning Prospect of Installing Linux

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): "To a Windows user, Linux is disorienting not so much because of what is missing but because of the different way one goes about solving problems," said Slashdot blogger Chris Travers. "Windows relies very heavily on commercial, off the shelf software for solving problems." Linux, on the other hand, "tends to rely on more flexible solutions ... .

Sabayon Linux 6 GNOME and KDE Released

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sabayon.org: We're once again here to announce the immediate availability of Sabayon 6, one of the biggest milestone in our project.

Red Hat Up 3% On Earnings Beat

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benzinga.com: Red Hat, Inc. shares are jumping more than 3% after the company reported better than expected quarterly earnings.

Linux vs. Windows: Should Your Office Make the Switch?

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bnet.com: Admit it: You’ve always wondered about Linux — that “other” operating system. Is it really comparable to Windows? Could you run your business on it? Would switching save you money?

The 2011 Linux Distro Scorecard

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linux.com: Picking a Linux distribution isn't always easy. It's one of the most common hurdles for new and aspiring Linux users. In last year's scorecard, we started with seven distros — this year, we've narrowed the field to six distributions.

Red Hat Reports First Quarter Results

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marketwatch.com: Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced financial results for its fiscal year 2012 first quarter ended May 31, 2011.

The Linux Kernel Power Problems On Older Desktop Hardware

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phoronix.com: As mentioned last week, a plethora of Linux power tests are on the way now that we have found an AC power meter with USB interface that works under Linux and we've been able to integrate nicely into the Phoronix Test Suite and its sensor monitoring framework. In this article is one of the first tests that have been completed using this power-measuring device as we monitored the Linux kernel power consumption for an old Intel Pentium 4 and ATI Radeon 9200 system for the past several kernel releases.

A no-OS-computer? You must be a pirate!

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: After reading this piece about a Linux keyboard PC , I got excited. I checked the vendor's page and, sure enough, there was a "NO OS" option. A day later, I received it and, with it, there came a surprise. They had included Windows 7 Professional 32 bits and were charging me for it!

Linux is speed and power

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  • Linux is speed and power
  • The Best & Fastest Computers are Linux Computers

Kernel Log: Coming in 3.0 (Part 2) - Filesystems

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h-online.com: The kernel hackers have optimised the Btrfs code and extended it to include new functions; a substantially improved tool for testing the experimental filesystem is soon to be released. Ext4 now supports the "punch hole" technology for deallocating unused memory areas within a file.

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