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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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Fedora 10 debuts with nips, tucks Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, November 25 2008 @ 01:43 PM EST
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The Fedora Project today will take the wraps off the open development Fedora 10 release, six months and twelve days since Fedora 9 came on the scene and more or less in sync with the six month development cycle that the project has established for the code base that eventually becomes Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Switching from FrontPage to KompoZer Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, November 24 2008 @ 05:04 PM EST
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Eric Geier writes "I confess, I'm a long-time Microsoft FrontPage user. It is the first website authoring application I used and just haven't had the desire to learn a new tool. I've downloaded trial versions of Dreamweaver and a few others, but FrontPage still remains my main instrument for creating and maintaining sites, even though the software title is now kaput, replaced by Microsoft Expression Web."

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A graphical way to MySQL mastery Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, November 21 2008 @ 04:03 PM EST
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MySQL GUI Tools is a suite of graphical desktop applications for working with and administering MySQL servers. The suite consists of three tools: MySQL Query Browser, MySQL Administrator, and MySQL Migration Assistant (available only on Windows). We'll look at the first two to see how well they let us manage MySQL without using the command line.

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