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an extraordinary day of success stories

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ungethym.blogspot: It is 11pm and I am on my way home from LinuxDay in Dornbirn, Austria. It was a long but amazing day. Myriam, Mark and myself were at the KDE and Amarok booth. We were demonstrating our software to potentially new users talked about upcoming awesome features with more experienced users;

Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.7 released

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debian.org: The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename "lenny"). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

The Performance Of Fedora Core 3 Through Fedora 14

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phoronix.com: Recently we published benchmarks of Debian with the Etch, Lenny, and Squeeze releases. We have now carried out a similar process, but on the Fedora side, and here we were able to go all the way back to the 2004 release of Fedora Core 3. Here are benchmarks of Fedora Core 3 with every release up through the recent release of Fedora 14.

the author foolishly breaks his Mint installation

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dwasifar.com: Yesterday, fresh from my success at building/installing Firefox 4 Beta 7 on my Ubuntu boxes, I decided to try it on my old laptop. This thing is pretty ancient – a Dell Latitude D610, I’m guessing about six or seven years old. It was running Mint 9.

Fedora 14 is not for Novice

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linux2u.co.cc: Fedora is quite popular distro and now I am going to depict experience with Fedora 14. I feel it not for novice user so I provide a easy to use Codec installation for novice user.

Communities and Support Channel

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scrye.com: Recently (as it does from time to time) the question of professionalism and good behavior in Fedora’s support channels has come up again. I always feel bad when someone points out a bad interaction, even when I am not directly involved, but I fear there’s no way to eliminate such things.

Why isn't Debian Edu using VLC?

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skolelinux.org: In the latest issue of Linux Journal, the readers choices were presented, and the winner among the multimedia player were VLC. Personally, I like VLC, and it is my player of choice when I first try to play a video file or stream. Only if VLC fail will I drag out gmplayer to see if it can do better.

Moving Desktop Windows users to Linux

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linuxmadeasy.blogspot: I manage our computer systems at work and never tried to convert user Pc's to Linux, instead sometimes I showed them some of the nice stuff and played with them when their windows system crashed, or simply because network printers stopped working.

Arch Linux review

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intosimple.blogspot: Arch linux is a rolling release distribution that provides bleeding edge software. That is all to it. Now, with bleeding edge software, there are always stability issues.

It's not the same hearing a thunder and seeing lightning!

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Last week, the Dean called for a Faculty meeting in which the only topic was, to the dismay of those who claim Linux is dead, Free Software!

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