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  • Does MySQL run better on one distribution versus another?

    Does MySQL run better on one distribution versus another? I've had less trouble since I switched from slackware to RHEL.

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  • Maturity makes Linux less of a gamble for the enterprise

    Maturity and movement on the 2.6 kernel is making Linux more palatable for enterprises.

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  • Experts offer Linux migration pointers

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  • Two ways Microsoft’s mindshare sabotages Linux desktop adoption

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  • What makes a migration from Unix to Linux attractive?

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  • IBM pushes game as learning tool for Linux admins

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  • What Linux vendors will win the desktop away from Microsoft?

    Michael Robertson recently predicted: "The number of commercial desktop Linux companies shrinks through attrition and consolidation. Building an operating system, courting PC partners, garnering distribution, servicing retailers and supporting end users is an enormous undertaking. It takes a large...

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