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Top 10 areas where open source leads the way

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itpro.co.uk: With job losses rising and belts being tightened across the country, now is the perfect time to look once again at the benefits of using open source software aside from the reported $60 billion a year savings on offer.

The Linux Desktop Experience For 2010

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my.secondpad.com: I’ve been looking at the vast range of Linux desktop flavours around and I thought it might be interesting to give my opinion on what I believe to be right up there as the best from my experience of trying them.

Dealing with bugs in Linux

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ghacks.net: One of the things I’ve always liked about using Linux is the feeling that my input is actually important. Either by way of giving input to the developers directly or (more importantly) reporting bugs that inevitably appear on a system. It’s the latter of the two that help Linux. But to the new user, these bugs are nothing more than a nuisance, getting in the way of things “just working”.

ABC allowing Linux to view streaming television shows

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Linux users for a long time have been kept out of ABC Television's streaming media. Today I checked, and this artificial limitation is no more!

http://gnuski.blogspot.com/2010/02/abc-tv-now-allows-linux-users-to-watch.html

When Linux Nerds Choose Mates from the Windows Herd

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linuxlock.blogspot: Look...let's face this together. Dating can suck. Throw your use/obsession of Linux into the mix and what do you get?

Why Windows Could be Worse Than Teen Dating

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Microsoft

itworld.com: Though most of the machines at home are currently Linux driven, there are a couple of Windows machines in the house that are used by my children for Software they Cannot Live Without. Being a tolerant Dad you have to know when to pick your battles.

Kolibri: 1.44Mb of cute

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kmandla.wordpress: This might not be of interest to you, but to me, it’s a miracle of modern science.

Jolicloud - Jolly good Linux (psst, don't tell anyone)

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dedoimedo.com: Linux has been making some pretty decent progress toward becoming a people's operating system, spearheaded by Ubuntu, it is still a domain of computer freaks, savvy ego-centric hackers and advanced users with a knack for software. But what does Jolicloud tell them?

OU announces Linux course

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h-online.com: The Open University has announced 'Linux - an introduction' a ten week course on the open source operating system aimed at absolute beginners.

LVM configuration on Openfiler 2.3

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Openfiler is one of two free and open source NAS/SAN applications in active development (the other one is FreeNAS). By default, Openfiler is installed to hard disk using the traditional Linux disk partitioning system. Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) adds a layer of flexibility to disk space configuration and management that is not possible with the traditional method of disk partitioning. With Openfiler, however, your only option is by manual configuration. This tutorial offers a step-by-step guide to installing Openfiler 2.3 on disk using LVM.

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