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Face off: Windows vs Linux real world RAM and disk tests Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, July 21 2008 @ 02:10 PM EDT
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Forget fear, uncertainty and doubt. How do Windows Vista and Linux really compare against each other? It’s one thing to talk about the familiar applications available to Windows users contrasted with the rich suite of free open source apps for Linux, but something totally different to actually compare the loads of the two operating systems as they perform functionally identical tasks.

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OpenBSD devs respond to Torvalds' monkey jibe Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, July 18 2008 @ 02:21 PM EDT
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OpenBSD developers have responded to comments made by Linus Torvalds that they are a "bunch of masturbating monkeys".

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Linux 2.6.26 enhances desktop Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 17 2008 @ 03:10 PM EDT
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A new stable kernel is out. Three months in the making, Linux 2.6.26 boasts read-only bind mounts, better USB webcam support, 802.11s mesh WiFi, virtualization and paravirtualization improvements, and a ton of new peripheral drivers.

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Torvalds attacks IT industry 'security circus' Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 17 2008 @ 02:48 PM EDT
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Linux creator Linus Torvalds has labelled makers of the OpenBSD operating system a "bunch of masturbating monkeys", as part of a wider critique of what he said was self-centred behaviour in the IT security industry.

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Mono man accuses Mac Gtk+ fans of jeopardizing Linux desktop Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 17 2008 @ 02:04 PM EDT
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Miguel de Icaza has criticized plans for the next GNU Gnome cross-platform environment that risks damaging the Linux desktop ISV ecosystem by focusing on the Mac.

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Linux based virtualisation – the way to save money and go green Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, July 14 2008 @ 03:30 AM EDT
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Virtualisation is a technology that can work wonders: provide a testing environment, enhance your processing power, consolidate your computing resources, decrease running costs, preserve legacy apps and more! Here’s how virtualisation can benefit you and why the Linux route really beats out the competition.

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Closed Source vs. Open Source in Desktop Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, July 14 2008 @ 02:54 AM EDT
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When most people in IT think of Linux, they picture an open source operating system kernel, along with other software, coming together to create the server and desktop OS based on Free software. That image is accurate – and there’s no question that it’s open source code (and community cooperation) that has helped Linux to become the powerhouse that it is today.

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Linux not essential to Eee PC success: ASUS Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, July 14 2008 @ 02:05 AM EDT
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Penguin-powered mini notebooks are selling like hotcakes. But will they finally bring Linux into the mainstream? Don’t count on it.

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Linux mainframes beat PC servers on energy efficiency Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 10 2008 @ 02:23 PM EDT
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Supermarket Tesco is considering deploying mainframes to reduce its carbon footprint. They may well be greener than data centres full of PC servers, but will IT directors start buying mainframes again to improve data centre energy efficiency?

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Will Mac and Linux be treated equal to Microsoft Windows? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, July 09 2008 @ 03:59 PM EDT
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After reporting the news about Google’s new Lively service being not ready for Apple Mac OS X, an interesting question has come about after looking at comments on this topic.

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