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Top 5 Free Linux Distributions for Desktop Computing in 2010

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blog.taragana.com: A typical desktop Linux distribution comprises a Linux kernel, GNU tools and libraries, additional software, documentation, a window system and window manager. We delved into the Linux distributions for desktop computing and queued up a list of top 5 distros.

PostgreSQL 9.0 is now in Betaphase

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Software
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The first Beta version of the new 9.0 release boasts over 200 new functions and improvements.

VIA's Linux Dreams Are Not Materializing

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phoronix.com: Back in 2008 there was the announcement from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Texas that VIA had joined the open-source driver bandwagon after having abandoned previous open-source attempts. However, for the past two years, this has largely been a media bluff.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 355

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at NimbleX 2010 (Beta)
  • News: Best features of Fedora 13, OpenSolaris release rumour, PCLinuxOS "FullMonty" edition, Debian "Squeeze" freeze delay, Ubuntu 10.10 feature proposals, Novell and Mandriva
  • Questions and answers: SELinux

Linux trading system to save London Stock Exchange £10m a year

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computerworlduk.com: The London Stock Exchange has said its new open source-based trading system will save it at least £10 million annually, as well as driving new business.

Show me the money...

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Jim Whitehurst: Every day I come to work, I get excited about the possibilities of the power of participation: to solve complex problems, to share knowledge, to bring people together. I believe together we can solve many of the most complex problems our world faces.

Washing the windows myths. Device support.

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Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: There is a common mantra which windows advocates like to chant. The mantra goes like this, windows has better device support. This is simply a myth.

REVIEW: Puppy Arcade 8

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Gaming

openbytes.wordpress: Puppy Arcade is one of the few Linux distro’s that Openbytes tries to keep following. Since version 5, Puppy Arcade has not only been a favorite with friends and colleagues, but also has a home on a few of my machines around the house that would otherwise be obsolete.

Community Counts: Another Advantage to Linux Mint

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: A few months back I listed five reasons I thought Linux Mint is a better choice than Ubuntu for a Linux distro. Today I would like to add another reason to that list.

Linux is going mainstream

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linusearch.com: Linux is well on it’s way to being a mainstream operating system. The bad news is that this will not happen the way many of us envisioned.

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