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It was twenty years ago today...

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Linux Linus Torvalds didn't use words half as lyrical as those of the immortal Beatles when he first announced the arrival of Linux 20 years ago.

Linux Mint 11 Gnome Review

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Linux Every day more users are switching over to Linux Mint, and Mint 11 proves to be the best release thus far. Loads of new features and improvements will keep you entertained and the integrity of Mint 11 stands among the greatest distributions.

Linux Hardware Support Better Than Windows 7

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Microsoft The concept of better is a subjective idea. What is better to me is possibly, even probably, not better to someone else. In my case, and in the case of some of my clients, Linux hardware support is “better”.

Trying out Fedora 16 Alpha

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Linux I’m sure there will be plenty of news reports on the wire with Fedora 16 Alpha reviews. I wanted to share a couple brief thoughts.

Also: Fedora 16 KDE and GNOME 3 Alpha screenshots

Why have you switched to GNU/Linux?

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Linux Everyone has a different story why they switched to Linux. I would like to hear your story and why you made the switch. Was it financial, political, technical or other?

A tour of the first-ever Linux Hall of Fame

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Linux As part of the 20th anniversary of Linux, the Linux Foundation put together its first ever Linux Hall of Fame exhibit. They showcased it at LinuxCon, held in Vancouver last week.

Fedora 16 Alpha released

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Fedora 16 Alpha is released today, featuring GNOME 3.1.4 with a unified input indicator for keyboard layouts and input methods, KDE 4.7, GRUB 2 on new installations (with GPT disk labels) and several other major changes. You can download it now. Remember to read the important information in the release notes and common bugs page.

First Look at Poseidon Linux, the Linux For Scientists

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Linux Poseidon Linux is designed for the international scientific community, bundling a big batch of science-oriented software into a single live DVD, plus a batch of desktop productivity and multimedia applications.

DELL D620 power usage (Win 7 vs Mint 11)

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Hardware My laptop, a Dell D620, has both Windows and Linux (Dualboot). I was curious to see whether there was any difference in power consumption during idle, so I decided to put my new device to use!

Linux Mint 11 LXDE review

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Linux Linux Mint is a desktop-centric distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop, and Linux Mint LXDE is the edition that uses the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE). The latest release, Linux Mint 11 LXDE, was released August 16, 2011.

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today's leftovers

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