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AscendOS – new kid on the Enterprise block? But can he dance?

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lostinopensource.wordpres: CentOS and Scientific Linux and Princeton’s Pisa, among others. What was once a simple (boring?) decision for Linux admins who wanted RHEL compatibility without RHEL’s various overheads, the neighborhood is becoming more and more crowded. And now, a completely new project is working its way out of the tall grass.

Lessons Learned: Linux + Sony Vaio F Series

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Hardware

jeffhoogland.blogspot: My old sager laptop is still great for gaming with it's nVidia 265m GTX, but in terms of processing power it is no longer up to snuff in 2011. Earlier this week I finally made the move and picked up something that had an Intel i7 processor in it. I favor laptops for the mobility they offer and I was lucky enough to get a good price on a Sony Vaio VPCF115FM

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 to 5.7 risk report

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awe.com: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 was released last week (July 2011), six months since the release of 5.6 in January 2011. So let's use this opportunity to take a quick look back over the vulnerabilities and security updates made in that time, specifically for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server.

5 Tiniest Linux Distributions For Your Ancient Computers

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junauza.com: When it comes to normal desktop computers, every user is not privileged enough to use a Quad core beast for their daily computing needs. So here's a list of tiniest Linux distributions that will help you resuscitate your aging PC:

Review: Kongoni 2011 "Firefly"

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: What is Kongoni? It's a Slackware-based Linux distribution that uses KDE. Though it claims to also be relatively easy-to-use, its priority number one is to be a fully free software distribution, akin to Ubuntu-based Trisquel.

Cordia Tab, Open Tablet to cost only $300

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Hardware

techonia.com: Just heard about a new brand tablet, Cordia Tab, an open source tablet device to bring a practical and openly hackable tablet. The tablet is able to run any Linux kernel based operating system.

Debian 7 Wheezy to introduce multiarch support

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debian.org: During this year's annual Debian Conference DebConf11 made the introduction of multiarch support a release goal for the coming Debian release 7 Wheezy to be released in 2013.

Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst: "I Want to Meet Linus"

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Interviews

linux.com: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is speaking this year at LinuxCon on opening day about the challenges that still lie ahead as we embark on another 20 years of Linux. We wanted to know more about Whitehurst's perspective as we prepare for the big event and the formal celebration of the 20th anniversary of Linux. Here's what he told us.

Linux Is Better Than Windows.

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PCLOS

georgetoon.com: My brother Jim finally got fed up with his Windows computers getting attacked by viruses. So, his son recently installed PCLinuxOS to his Netbook.

Also: Microsoft and Linux?

distributions with support for disk encryption

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linuxbsdos.com: The focus of this article is on distributions with graphical installation programs. When installing such distributions, the installer only allows you to specify one passphrase or encryption key. However, you may configure seven more (for a total of eight) after installation.

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