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One week with Debian

http://bloc.eurion.net

Jaunty was a great experience, until around a month ago, when my nice ext4 file systems started to get corrupt on daily basis and I had to reinstall. I decided that it’s about time that I try out Debian.

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Created by gumbi lives 5 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 22 weeks ago
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I’m guilty of getting XP netbooks, but I run Linux

http://blogs.the451group.com

Back when I looked for and found, despite difficulty, the perfect Linux netbook for my wife, we were thrilled to open a box that was the first pre-installed Linux machine we ever purchased.

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Created by smithers 5 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 23 weeks ago
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Switching to Linux

http://www.oldfool.org

I started using the PCLinuxOS Linux distribution around 5 years ago. One day in a moment of disgust with Microsoft XP I downloaded a copy of PCLOS .92 and ran it on my PC.

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Created by meteores 5 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 25 weeks ago
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linux too f*@King easy to install

http://noronha.id.au

This guy describes his experience of leaving a livecd in the drive and his mum reboots and clicks her way through accidentally installing linux on the machine and in the process the hard drive is formatted. IOW: linux is too easy to install.

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Created by stalinux 5 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 28 weeks ago
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Linux is not good for you…

http://fred.dao2.com

A friend of mine was telling me how she went to buy a new computer, asked to have Linux on it, and was told “Linux is not good for you at home” and that she shouldn’t worry, they’ll just install her Windows XP and all the things she really needs, “for free”.

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Virus : A paralysed object on GNU/Linux

http://saleem-khan.blogspot.com

Recently I faced two incidents when I had to format my flash drive as it would simply refuse to open at all just because it was infected with some nasty viruses from my office computers.

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Created by sharkswithlazers 6 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 9 weeks ago
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Content Protection madness on Vista

http://blogs.zdnet.com

I’m a firm believer in the idea that if you pay for hardware, you should be able to make full use of it. However, DRM and content protection mechanisms are increasingly making this difficult for people.

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Created by sharkswithlazers 6 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 18 weeks ago
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Linux a pleasant surprise

http://www.intelligencer.ca

I had the opportunity recently to test Linux, the freeware operating system, as a standalone, bootable CD. The version I tried was SimplyMEPIS 7.0, a configuration of the Linux OS and many popular open source programs, with a good graphic user interface (GUI).

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Created by switchpin 6 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 20 weeks ago
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Linux on the desktop, your time has come.

http://dthomasdigital.wordpress.com

Yesterday, as if you didn’t know was the release date of Hardy Heron Ubuntu 8.04, and once the servers cooled down and the torrents where seeded it was pretty easy to get a copy. My son who is 10 was jumping at the bit to upgrade his computer, a trusty old Inspiron 5100. So I decided to let him install without any help from good ol’ dad.

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Created by switchpin 6 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 21 weeks ago
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I've been using Debian Lenny a lot -- and it works.

http://www.insidesocal.com

I'm hammering away in Debian Lenny right now, and I can pretty much say that it does what I need it to do.

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Why I Quit Windows and Switched to Linux

http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com

It’s funny how some people react when I tell them I use Linux. Sometimes they express the sentiment that I must be very computer savvy. Other’s get caught up in all the brand loyalty hype and still some have never heard of Linux! I kid you not!

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Created by mark 6 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 22 weeks ago
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Can Linux Be This Good?

http://linuxcanuck.wordpress.com

After using computers for over twenty five years, I was suddenly struck by the thought that I do not know what to do with a fully functioning, uncrashable, secure and attractive operating system. For me a computer has always been a toy, something to be played with and tweaked to squeeze out every possible advantage.

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Created by missgeek 6 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 23 weeks ago
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Has Dell Delivered on GNU/Linux?

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Almost exactly one year ago, I [said] "we must vote with our wallets. Assuming the Dell GNU/Linux systems are not hopelessly flawed in some way, we must all try to buy as many of them as we can (within reason, of course)." What follows is a short report on my own experiences of putting my money where my mouth is.

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Created by switchpin 6 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 26 weeks ago
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Open Source Saved Me $100,000

http://chasesagum.com

My wife and I started a web development company back in June of this past year 2007. In doing so we sought out using open source applications to help us run our business from the beginning to help us save money. I will share with you what open source applications we have been able to use instead saving us an estimated about of $100,000 and counting.

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Created by Jimbob 6 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 33 weeks ago
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The problems with ATI graphics and Ubuntu 7.10

http://blogbeebe.blogspot.com

I've had a Sapphire ATI X1950 Pro video card for over 30 days now, and it's crossed my mind more than once to send it back to Newegg and get an nVidia replacement.

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