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People behind Debian: Joey Hess of debhelper fame

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Interviews

raphaelhertzog.com: I’m one of the oldtimers in Debian. Actually, I just checked, and there are still up to nineteen active Debian Developers who joined the project before I did, in 1996. I got started fairly young, and am “just” 34 years old.

Distro Developers Need Dollars!

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eyeonlinux.com: These are hard times, and a lot of people are hurting financially. Jobs and money are hard to come by, and many folks are just getting by. It turns out that even your favorite distro developers could use a few bucks to help them keep churning out new & updated distros for desktop use.

Linux vs. Windows: Suspending logic and reason for blind faith

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Microsoft

techrepublic.com: Recently, several outlets picked up the story that there were hundreds of security flaws in the Android Linux kernel, with 88 of them classified as “severe” - but that wasn’t a surprise to me. All code has flaws and errors. What surprised me were the responses I read in the forums.

Red Hat EL 6: Why to Upgrade - Why to Hold Off

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ostatic.com: So, what’s in the new RHEL 6 that would tempt existing users to upgrade before the end of the existing lifecycle? The answer is features.

Evaluating desktop Linux systems mini review

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brianmasinick.blogspot: In this mini review, I am doing a survey of a variety of distributions in various categories, sharing my observations, and making a few recommendations of the distributions that fit a few categories best in my opinion.

The Linux 2.6.37 Kernel With EXT4 & Btrfs

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phoronix.com: Now that the Linux 2.6.37 kernel merge window is closed and this next major release is in the middle of its development cycle, we have new benchmarks to publish looking at the file-system performance of Btrfs and EXT4 compared to earlier releases.

Tale Of One Blogger’s Frustrations With Linux

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zath.co.uk: Ah, Linux. The operating system that all love to hate has taken big strides into the home of the average consumer in the past few years. Despite these advancements, however, there are still some major hoops that users must jump through to reach the same levels of productivity as one comes to expect from a mainstream operating system.

10 things you can do when the drive on your Linux box is full

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HowTos

techrepublic.com: Larger hard drives should mean the end of disk space worries, but our appetite for bigger files has kept pace with all that increased capacity. Here are some effective ways to keep your Linux box from busting at the seams.

Kno, a Linux-based Tablet Computer/Digital Textbook for Students

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Hardware

junauza.com: The Kno is a Linux-based tablet PC that can function as an electronic textbook, eBook reader, notebook, and web browser among others. It will be available in two form factors:

Red Hat's Matthew Szulik Honored

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localtechwire.com: The honors have come in droves to Matthew Szulik for more than a decade. Perhaps the most precious came Wednesday night as the North Carolina Technology Association presented him with its Outstanding Achievement award.

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