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The (Involuntary) Unification of Linux

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lunduke.com: One of the great things about Linux (on the desktop) is the wide variety of options available. Linux, as many would say, “is all about choice”.

The Move to Linux – “Daddy’s a penguin!”

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linuxjournal.com: It might come as a surprise that terms like Linux and Open Source and epiphytes like bloody Microsoft and it shouldn’t be this hard are fairly common in my household. And not always spoken by me!

From Mandriva to Mint

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abhay-techzone.blogspot: I have liked Mandriva since Mandrake Linux 9.1. Its been an amazing distribution ever since. My wife's vaio completed 1 year and ran out of official warranty. The problem started right after the first install.

5 Linux distros I normally recommend to newbies

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ghabuntu.com: If you have friends or colleagues who you would like to have try the Linux OS, an important decision would be the distro you choose. There are over 500 out there and whatever distro you choose will be a great factor in shaping your friends view of Linux.

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 Reaches RC1

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mepis.org: MEPIS has announced SimplyMEPIS 8.4.98, RC1 of MEPIS 8.5, now available from MEPIS and public mirrors.

The number of Linux distros - A strength or weakness?

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  • The number of Linux distros - A strength or weakness?
  • too much choice can sometimes be a bad thing

Linux 2.6.33 Kernel Released, Woohoo!

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  • Linux 2.6.33 Kernel Released, Woohoo!
  • What's new in Linux 2.6.33
  • Kernel Log: Linux and hard disks with 4-KByte sectors
  • Linux kernel R&D worth over 1bn euros

Apple: The Gold Standard for GNU/Linux

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igneousquill.net: In the team interview one of the developers asked me if I ever worked with Macs before. My reply was something like, "Well, I never had to, but I can learn." He chuckled and said, "'...never had to,' I like that." It all worked out and I got the job, but I still had to get accustomed to a big, bright, shiny iMac.

Nine Linux projects in 90 minutes

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tuxradar.com: Previously we gave you 7 Cool Linux Projects that anyone could do, but if you still have a few hours to kill and you've already watched the latest Maru videos on YouTube, we have the perfect follow-up article for you: read on to discover just how versatile Linux is by trying nine easy projects that should take no longer than the kettle does to boil - learn how to run your own wiki, encrypt files, blog from home, create your own network wormhole and more!

Seeking the One True Linux: Is Linux Distro-hopping a Thing of the Past?

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linuxplanet.com: Distro-hopping is easy and fun. Linux users distro-hop to solve problems and to try new software. But is it necessary? Haven't most Linux distributions reached a state of polish that makes distro-hopping unnecessary?

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