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Review: SuperGamerVL

http://www.raiden.net

SuperGamerVL (aka SuperGamer3) is the next generation in Linux gaming live dvd's that aims to bring the fun of Linux gaming to a PC near you and help Linux geeks everywhere demonstrate to their friends that Linux really is fun and can be used for gaming. And they can do all this without installing Linux.

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From Fedora, through Ubuntu and Slackware, getting close to ZenWalk

http://www.insidesocal.com

In the "if it ain't broke, then why the hell are you fixing it?" department, maybe I should refocus my energies on Debian and not worry so much about Fedora/Red Hat. But there's something about Fedora/RHEL that is calling to me.

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Community Linux on the Rise

http://www.redherring.com

About 52 percent of those surveyed said they’re implementing Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and other versions of Linux over commercially supported packages such as those from Red Hat and Novell SUSE.

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Created by bluecheese 7 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 19 weeks ago
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Linux Distro Of The Week: 64 Studio

http://www.informationweek.com

Consider 64 Studio, which packs a whole slew of free and open source multimedia (music and video) content-creation applications such as Ardour, Hydrogen, and JAMin into a 64-bit Debian-derived Linux distribution. The 64-bitness is pretty deliberate: With applications like audio and video creation, having unimpeded access to as much memory as you can is always a good idea.

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Tux Goes to Elementary School

http://blog.wired.com

Kiddix Computing has come up with a Linux-based operating system designed especially for children aged 5-10. All of the icons for applications are situated around the edge of the desktop. There's e-mail, a browser, an office suite, a paint program and some games (both educational and just plain fun). All are built with open-source code, and everything has a user interface designed for kids.

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Fedora vs. Ubuntu and Target Audience

http://poelcat.wordpress.com

It is not unusual to see people comparing Fedora to Ubuntu or pointing out how Ubuntu is gaining “mind share”, more hits on google, etc. I question the validity of these comparison. Sure, any two or more things can be compared and one can garner more attention than another, but that doesn’t mean one is better unless you have common criteria.

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Ubuntu Studio supports serious audio, adds little for video and graphics

http://www.linux.com

Ubuntu Studio bills itself as the "multimedia creation flavor of Ubuntu," an official Ubuntu project "aimed at the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast as well as professional." It is certainly flashy on the outside -- even if it is mostly the same Ubuntu Linux distro under the hood.

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eyeOS: A genuine Web OS

http://www.linux.com

A very good article about Eyeos. Eyeos is a web centered desktop environment (very web 2.0) and worth trying. This article gives an excellent description.

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Created by kadallas 7 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 21 weeks ago
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Confessions of a distro hopper

http://www.insidesocal.com

After years of sticking with Windows, once I discovered that you could download an ISO file, burn it to a bootable CD and run a whole new operating system, easy as that, I've been distro hopping. It all began with Knoppix, went from Puppy and Damn Small Linux, through Ubuntu to Debian, with many a stop in between.

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Created by C733tus 7 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 21 weeks ago
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Too Many Linux Distros Make For Open Source Mess

http://www.informationweek.com

Remember the 1980s worries about how the "forking" of Unix could hurt that operating system's chances for adoption? That was nothing compared to the mess we've got today with Linux, where upwards of 300 distributions vie for the attention of computer users seeking an alternative to Windows.

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Created by dave 7 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 21 weeks ago
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Are There Really Too Many Linux Distros?

http://www.informationweek.com

How are Linux distributions like digital cameras? It sounds like a joke on the order of, "What’s the difference between a compulsive gambler and a revolving door?" (Answer: The revolving door knows when to stop.) But the more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve realized that Linux distros are as varied as digital cameras, and for some of the same reasons.

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Created by snotbutter 7 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 21 weeks ago
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Debian as a desktop system

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Debian is well respected as a stable server distribution, and most of the reviews focus on aspects appropriate to server deployments. This article covers Debian on the desktop. It is not a step by step tutorial, but focuses on the highlights of the recent Etch release.

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Created by leo 7 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 22 weeks ago
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How to Install Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu Studio

http://news.softpedia.com

Based on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04), Ubuntu Studio provides a suite of the best FREE and Open Source software available for multimedia creation. The distribution is completely free to use, redistribute and modify.

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Created by bluecheese 7 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 22 weeks ago
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Linux Distros for Everyone: Community, Desktop, Hardcore Geek...

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

One of the first things that confounds new users is that GNU/Linux is not a single operating system. Instead, it's the general name for hundreds of closely related operating systems -- distributions or distros, as they are usually called. All the distros share the Linux kernel and include many of the same utilities and programs, but differ in purposes and the resulting customizations.

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