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Distro Review: Linux Mint 8

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danlynch.org/blog: Today I’d like to talk to you about Linux Mint 8, AKA Helena. I’ve said this many times before, but the codenames still sound a little tacky to me. The distro itself is anything but tacky though and it’s been one of my firm favourites in the past. How would this release stack up?

Linux on Netbooks - with Pictures

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: As this is the holiday season, and things are slow, I have finally taken the time to follow up on some very good advice that Jake gave me, so here is a quick review of some of the most common Netbook-centric Linux distributions.

Christmas wish: Distro hardware buyer’s guide

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blogs.gnome.org: As a long time free software user, every time I buy hardware I have the same decision paralysis. Will the graphics card be fully supported? Are the drivers stable? Will the on-board wifi, sound card, and the built-in webcam Just Work?

My plan for fixing the current audio mess in Linux

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pdavila.homelinux.org: So sound issues STILL plague Linux in general. I think we can all agree that the decision to make Pulse Audio the default sound daemon in Linux has resulted in mixed results at best. While the creator of Pulse Audio has repeatably claimed the issue was entirely the fault of Linux distribution maintainers for not implementing it properly it still continues to be an eyesore more than 3 years since it was first introduced.

The sad state of data and system files

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  • Why not separation between data and system files
  • The sad state of Linux distributions

2009: A Linux year in review

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Vincent Danen looks back over the year 2009 at developments in the world of Linux and Open Source. What do you think are the big stories?

Caldera GPLd Its Brains Out - Want to See?

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groklaw.net: Would you like to see some places where Caldera has copyright notices in Linux on code it contributed under the GPL, and you're frustrated because some of us have Caldera CDs and you don't? Just go to Google code search and search.

mintCast Wallpaper Challenge

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linuxmint.com: The mintCast team has announced a “Wallpaper Challenge.” Create an original mintCast inspired wallpaper and win prizes. First and second place will win a laptop.

Sabayon 5.1 Gamers Linux Screenshots

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beginlinux.wordpress: I’ve used and reviewed the Gentoo-based Sabayon many times before and have been very impressed with the Live CD’s out-of-the-box functionality. I was quite excited to crack open Sabayon Linux 5.1 “Gaming” for obvious reasons.

A decade of Linux

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blogs.computerworld.com: Between Linux-powered netbooks and Google's Chrome OS, by 2019 perhaps even that will have changed. After all, who would have thought in 1999 that Linux would have quietly become so prevalent throughout computing? Let's take a look at this last decade.

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