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Xandros Desktop 4 Professional review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 25 2008 @ 03:58 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

To a lot of people, Ubuntu represents the most end-user-friendly nongeek-compatible Linux distribution. But there are other commercial distributions that work even harder to create a desktop experience that is, frankly, Windows-like. The two most well-known of these are Xandros and Linspire (formerly Lindows). Since Xandros recently acquired Linspire, that leaves it pretty much in sole possession of that segment of the marketplace.

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NEBC Bio-Linux distro falls short Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, September 10 2008 @ 03:22 PM EDT
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As the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics become more important, not only to the economy, but to our understanding of the natural world and ourselves, Linux is becoming a better platform on which to build and deploy the software scientists will rely on.

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Acer Aspire One Linux OS Review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 28 2008 @ 01:53 PM EDT
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The Aspire One OS is based on Linpus Linux Lite, which runs the Xfce 4 desktop environment (i.e. GUI). The default home screen has gone through a major makeover. The home screen consists of four sections --Connect, Work, Fun and Files.

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Top 4 Alternatives to Ubuntu Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, August 12 2008 @ 02:18 PM EDT
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Considering the success of Ubuntu Linux as a distribution of the open source operating system, it has become clear that locating good alternatives to this release is becoming increasingly difficult. With that said, I've decided to round up the best candidates that might serve as a viable alternative so you might be able to partake in the Linux experience without having to relying exclusively on one distribution.

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VMWare beware: Sun's FOSS VirtualBox hits the sweet spot for Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, August 11 2008 @ 02:34 PM EDT
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When it comes to virtualising Linux, VMWare has always had the edge of Microsoft’s Virtual PC which has limited video display support. Although these were the best two, there have been other lesser-known options like XENSource. Here’s Sun’s VirtualBox and why it is truly kick-ass.

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12 cool cross-platform tools for Windows, Macs and Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, August 11 2008 @ 02:03 PM EDT
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Today's IT department is faced with the constant question of which platform wins the battle for the corporate network's heart and mind. I won't get into the debate of which platform will reign supreme in the next 5 - 10 years. Quite frankly I do not even want to think that far down the line

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First look: VMware Fusion 2 beta 2 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, August 01 2008 @ 01:20 PM EDT
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Users wanting to run Windows or Linux natively on the Mac has never had it so good. There are several options available for running almost any x86-based operating system as a VM under Mac OS X, including Parallels, VMware Fusion, and VirtualBox. If you like the fact that Macs are less prone to problems, viruses, and spyware, but you simply have to run a few Windows applications, it's a great time to be alive.

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Review: Think small with Linutop 2 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 24 2008 @ 03:53 PM EDT
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If you think that a desktop PC has to be big, noisy and expensive -- think again. Linutop shows that it pays to seriously diminish your size expectations with its tiny, energy-efficient Linux-based PC.

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HP Mini-Note a Sound Choice Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, July 07 2008 @ 03:56 PM EDT
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HP's entry into the sub-Mini-Notebook arena comes in the form of the HP 2133, a sleek-looking, brushed aluminum finished, lightweight but well built beauty. You can see the attention to detail in the engineering when you first open it up. From the sturdy hinge to the scratch resistant display and connectivity options you'll find just about everything you would expect in an ultra-mobile laptop.

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An introduction to the Kismet packet sniffer Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 03 2008 @ 01:50 PM EDT
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Kismet is a wireless "detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system," and one of the growing list of essential open source tools for computer network security professionals. Kismet runs on any POSIX-compliant platform, including Windows, Mac OS X, and BSD, but Linux is the preferred platform because it has more unencumbered RFMON-capable drivers than any of the others.

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