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Don't buy any download accelerator Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, June 02 2008 @ 05:03 PM EDT
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PLENTY OF users moving from Windows to Linux ask about ways to run their familiar "download accelerator" for Windows on Linux. The good news is that there is a hidden gem for Linux that does the job, is open, and of course, free of cost.

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VMware Fusion 1.1 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, June 01 2008 @ 10:57 AM EDT
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Until now, if you wanted to run an occasional Windows application on a Mac, you had to install Apple’s very own Boot Camp and select which OS you wanted to boot into after you powered on. But VMware changes all of that with the VMware Fusion, an application that lets you run Windows (or Linux for that matter) within the OS X environment on any Intel-based Mac.

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Linux examined: Fedora 9 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 15 2008 @ 02:35 PM EDT
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For many of us, our first painful introduction to old-school Linux installs came from installing early versions of Red Hat. Like most early Linux installs, it was a highly technical, highly finicky process that was best left to the experts.

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Fedora 9 - an OS that even the Linux challenged can love Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 13 2008 @ 02:56 PM EDT
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Fedora 9, the latest release from the Fedora Project, goes up for download on Tuesday. The ninth release of Fedora ushers in a number of changes aimed at making the venerable distribution a more newbie-friendly desktop, but longtime users needn't fear a great dumbing down; version 9 packs plenty of power user punch as well.

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Nexuiz shoots to the top of gaming list Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 13 2008 @ 01:54 PM EDT
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Nexuiz runs on an improved Quake engine called DarkPlaces. The engine has been undergoing on-and-off development by Lord Havoc, the game's creator, for several years. On icculus.org, Lord Havoc says he developed a custom OpenGL-only engine for DarkPlaces, and other modifications that "support Windows WGL and Linux GLX and have greatly improved graphics and image quality."

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Linux Shootout: 7 Desktop Distros Compared Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, May 05 2008 @ 11:10 AM EDT
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We tested openSUSE, Ubuntu 8.4, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva Linux One, Fedora, SimplyMEPIS, and CentOS 5.1. All performed well, and each had at least one truly outstanding feature.

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Review: HP's Mini-Note Rivals Apple's MacBook Air Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 01 2008 @ 02:38 PM EDT
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One thing missing, though, is a CD/DVD drive. With Linux, all your software is available over the Internet, so you may not even need to read or burn discs. But you can always add an external drive for around $50. An extra $50 gives you double the memory and a traditional 120GB hard disk drive.

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Mini Review: Open Source in Harvard Business Review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, May 01 2008 @ 01:51 PM EDT
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This month's Harvard Business Review features a case study of a company debating whether to open source its software. Here's a mini review of the article.

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Warning: Hardy Heron May Cause Linux Addiction Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, April 28 2008 @ 01:59 PM EDT
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With the arrival of Ubuntu's Hardy Heron last week, it is perhaps an understatement to say that conversation on the Linux blogs was plentiful.

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Asus Eee PC 900 Linux Edition Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, April 25 2008 @ 02:17 PM EDT
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The 701 was first shown in June 2007 and was launched the following October. It quickly won plaudits for its compact, highly portable size and its low cost. We loved it, but like most Eee users we found the screen to be just too small. The sub-notebook's battery life also left much to be desired.

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