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20 of the Best Free Linux Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 05 2009 @ 04:27 PM EDT
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Individuals wanting to learn about the Linux operating system have a large selection of books to choose from. There are many thousands of informative Linux books which are in-print and available to download or buy at reasonable cost. However, as many users are attracted to Linux for the very reason that it is available under a freely distributable license, some will also want this to extend to the documentation they read.

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ext4 File System: Introduction and Benchmarks Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, March 31 2009 @ 05:44 PM EST
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Destined to become the default file system for the more popular Linux distributions, ext4 is out of experimental mode and gearing up for production environments. Here’s what you need to know.

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Why Debian is the Leader of the Linux Pack Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 24 2009 @ 03:52 PM EST
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You can count on two things for every Debian release: It will be later than expected, and it will be suitable for every possible level of expertise. Debian 5.0 is no exception.

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More specialty Linuxes to the rescue Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, February 24 2009 @ 01:58 PM EST
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The day of the mold-your-own OS has come, and Linux is the clay.

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HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition User Review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 28 2009 @ 02:05 PM EST
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The HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition (Mini 1110NR) is a cool-looking, low-cost netbook focused on easy Web access and entertainment. It uses the same design as the Mini 1000, but runs the Mobile internet (Mi) software rather than Windows. Mobile internet is an easy-to-use interface built on Linux, but is it enough for most people to enjoy their e-mail, Internet, digital photos, music, and video?

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Which is the best Linux office suite? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 10 2008 @ 02:26 PM EST
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OpenOffice hogs the limelight, but Linux users can actually choose between quite a few different "office" or "productivity application" suites. A newly published review compares good ol' OO.org with two commercial and two community supported alternatives, including StarOffice, Lotus Symphony, KOffice, and Abiword.

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Real World Benchmarks Of The EXT4 File-System Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 03 2008 @ 03:01 PM EST
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With the EXT4 file-system being marked as stable in the forthcoming Linux 2.6.28 kernel, and some Linux distributions potentially switching to it as an interim step until the btrfs file-system is ready, we decided it was time to benchmark this journaled file-system for ourselves.

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6 of the Best Lean Linux Desktop Environments Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 30 2008 @ 12:17 PM EST
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Mainstream Linux distributions typically default to one of two desktop environments, KDE or GNOME. Both of these environments provide users with an intuitive and attractive desktop, as well as offering a large raft of multimedia software, games, administration programs, network tools, educational applications, utilities, artwork, web development tools and more.

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On File Systems Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, November 30 2008 @ 10:48 AM EST
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Although the file system is one of the most important pieces of an operating system, we generally put little thought into them these days. Put bits in, pull bits out. It usually works well enough for desktop systems – until the power fails - but even that is usually pretty painless these days.

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Fedora 10 first impressions Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 26 2008 @ 02:36 PM EST
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Right on cue, the Fedora Project has updated its community-sponsored Linux distribution, notable for being "free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute." Fedora 10 features a really nice NetworkManager (no more calling it "NetMangler"), improved printer tools, and a host of enterprise improvements, too.

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