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How Hardware Companies Determine Their Linux Base

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phoronix.com: Landing in the Phoronix e-mail inbox last night was a question by a reader asking how hardware vendors determine the operating systems used by their customers and their respective market-share since there isn't anything to "phone home" and report usage statistics.

Mageia 1 Beta 2 Released

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ostatic.com: Today the second beta of the inaugural release of Mageia was released. This release has received lots of bug fixes and software updates as well as a nice theme change.

The GNU/Linux Adventurer’s Backpack

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Software

noctslackv1.wordpress: If you are setting off on your new GNU/Linux adventure, there are some must have things that you’ll be needing to take along with you.

'PC User' Doesn't Mean 'Windows User'

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Microsoft

pcworld.com: It's all too common in the popular press to see the assumption made that "PC" means "Windows PC." PC, however, is short for "personal computer"--a term that includes not just Windows computers but Macs and Linux computers as well.

MEPIS 11 almost Here! Testing RC3

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: 'm writing this post from my MEPIS 11 RC3 live DVD. I'd say that the previous bugs I encountered are gone:

Spotlight on Linux: Toorox

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linuxjournal.com: Toorox is a Gentoo-based installable live CD that features your choice of KDE or GNOME desktops. It comes with lots of useful applications including system configuration tools, easy package management, and proprietary code installers.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.39 (Part 2) – Storage and file systems

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h-online.com: Various internal changes to the block layer that were specifically mentioned by Linus Torvalds are designed to enhance performance and scalability. The Ext4 file system is also said to offer improvements in this respect.

A (Finally) Winning Linux Hand

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ctoedge.com: As IT continues to evolve, we’re starting to see the dominance of two emerging trends in the form of mobile and cloud computing. While both of these trends are closely related, they share at least one attribute in common that is not so obvious:

Breaking in a Kingston SSD

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Hardware

ostatic.com: Solid state hard drives are all the rage these days due to their higher performance and decreased failure rates. One of the brightest spots in this area is the Kingston SSDNow V100 drive kit.

Another Major Linux Power Regression Spotted

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phoronix.com: Since Friday there's been a number of Phoronix articles about a very bad power regression in the mainline Linux kernel, which is widespread, Ubuntu 11.04 is one of the affected distributions, and has been deemed a bug of high importance. Nevertheless, this is not the only major outstanding power regression in the mainline tree.

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