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Absolute, Dream

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kmandla.wordpress: A couple of years ago, one of my first distro-hopping experiences was to tinker with DreamLinux. At the time it was quite impressive. From another side of the camp, here’s Absolute Linux.

Debian Project News - September 8th

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Linux Welcome to this year's eleventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

LF Announces Program for 2010 End User Summit

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Linux World’s most advanced Linux users from British Telecom, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, NASDAQ, and more meet with kernel community to collaborate on requirements and opportunities

Eight Bogus Beliefs of the Linux Community

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Linux Every now and then, it's good to take a step back - all the way back, away from the glowing screens, away from the terminal emulators, all the way to the forest.

EXT4 & Btrfs Regressions In Linux 2.6.36

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Linux Recently when benchmarking the Btrfs and EXT4 file-systems we were left surprised that the performance of the next-generation Btrfs file-system had regressed against EXT4 to the point where the evolutionary file-system is measurably faster in a greater number of disk benchmarks.

Also: Videos from LinuxCon and end to maintenance of 2.4 and 2.6.27

Why we are here

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Linux Yesterday the government of Argentina announced that they are giving way 3 million netbooks to students with the option of Windows 7 or Ubuntu. There was, of course, the typical reaction from the FLOSS side:

Spotlight on Linux: Zenwalk Linux 6.4 "Live"

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Linux Zenwalk Linux is a Slackware based distribution introduced in early 2004 that aims to be fast, easy, modern. Zenwalk tends to have a very loyal user-base in addition to leaving most distro hoppers and reviewers impressed. Most agree with Zenwalk's latest tagline: It just works.

Linux Stability - An oxymoron once reserved for Windows

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Linux I remember a time when Linux was rock solid, and Windows computers couldn't stay running no matter what you did to try and make them stable. Boy things sure have come full circle.

Zorin 3 - A great distro for newbies

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Linux Several readers contacted me, urging me to review Zorin. My interest piqued, I set about the lanes of Google, searching for more information. Zorin aims to be a simple, friendly operating system for Linux newbies.

Linux Mint Debian review

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Linux Linux Mint Debian is the latest addition to Mint’s suite of Linux desktops. Mint has long promoted itself as a distribution based on Ubuntu and Debian, a claim that I have long discounted as misleading.

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