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An Easy and Inexpensive Quad-Core System for Linux

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: My son’s hand-me-down motherboard recently gave up the ghost, and I decided that was a good excuse for an upgrade. Shopping around, I found that multi-core CPUs were finally in my price range, so I decided to build him a quad-core system. This build worked out extremely well, with almost no configuration problems.

What Is Unity Linux?

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linux-blog.org: There’s been a lot of confusion about exactly what Unity Linux is. I thought I’d talk today a bit about that.

Element 1.1 Screenshots

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beginlinux.com: Element 1.1 is a distribution designed specifically for home theater or media center computers. Check out the screenshots.

It's the End of the Life as We Know It and Linux Feels Fine

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itworld.com: That endings happen on a regular basis is nothing new; we see evidence of change and chaos every day. We just don't like to talk about it. Endings can make us jumpy, sad, angry. Who likes saying goodbye to a visiting friend, or watch the last game of the season?

SliTaz Linux 3.0 - “Small but Powerful”

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linuxcritic.com: SliTaz 3.0 is upon us and we decided to take this tiny distribution for a spin and see how well it caters to the minimalist crowd. This distribution weighs in at an incredible 30 meg download, but does it contain the applications one needs to have a functional machine?

Time for a Linux laptop

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I’m buying a new laptop in April, and I’m not exactly floored by a dizzying array of options. As if I already hadn’t come to the conclusion that I needed a new laptop, my old laptop completely locked up on me while I was writing this post today. So I’m definitely in the market. Read on.

Minimalist Linux desktops

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h-online.com: Lightweight desktops have a multitude of uses, on netbooks, for mobile devices, for older hardware, for users with limited requirements of their systems, for connecting to applications in the cloud, and for bare knuckled programmers who prefer to work closer to the metal.

Greetings from Slitaz 3.0

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kmandla.wordpress: It’s been a year since the last “stable” release of Slitaz, and whether or not the yearlong break is part of the development plan, I have been chomping at the bit, waiting for this new version.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 347

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: An introduction to Igelle 1.0
  • News: Solaris no longer free, OpenSolaris 2010.03 delays, Fedora leadership change, Ubuntu user interface musings, new features in Mint 9
  • Questions and answers: Wiping hard disks
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.2, FreeBSD 7.3, SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0
  • Upcoming releases: SimplyMEPIS 8.5, Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Beta 1
  • New additions: Asturix
  • New distributions: AVLinux, ArchBang, Cronos Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Blankon Linux version 5 Mini-Review

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gamblis.com: I just installed a popular distro in Indonesia called Blankon. This distro is based on Ubuntu 9.10. Off course with all features and capabilities of Ubuntu 9.10.

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