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September 3, 2009  11:00 AM

Why Slackware is still being developed and why you should try it



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
distros, Linux, Slackware, Slackware 13.0, Vista

Slackware 13.0 was released last week. Apparently there are solid reasons that it's the oldest Linux distro still in development. There's a great

July 16, 2008  3:18 PM

What is the strategy behind Microsoft’s release of Hyper-V?



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, enterprise, Linux, Microsoft, operating systems, software, Technology, Virtualization, Windows

Will the virtualization wars of the '00s parallel the browser wars of the '90s?

Bill Gates may not be actively involved in pulling the levers at Microsoft on a day-to-day basis after...


May 21, 2008  11:26 AM

What is the origin of Linux?



Posted by: GuyPardon
commentary, Development, fundamentals, history, invention, learning, Linux, open source, operating systems, programming, Technology, video, YouTube

In the embed below, Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, "tells the story of how he went from writing code as a graduate student in Helsinki in the early 1990s to becoming an icon for open...


May 16, 2008  9:21 AM

Screencast: Learn how to watch video on Ubuntu



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, demonstration, freeware, howto, interactive media, IPTV, learning, Linux, multimedia, open source, operating systems, screencast, video

This screencast from Ubuntu.com shows how to play media, like online movies and DVDs, in Hardy Heron and other versions of the Linux operating...


May 5, 2008  9:32 AM

Screencast: Installing Ubuntu to Dual Boot with Windows



Posted by: GuyPardon
demonstration, free, howto, Linux, open source, operating systems, resource, screencast, tutorial, video

Learn how to install Ubuntu on a PC that already has Windows installed. After installation, when the PC boots-up, a boot menu allows a user to choose which operating system to run. This is made...


May 16, 2007  5:43 PM

Workrave: The (micro)pause that refreshes



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
applications, free, lifehack, Linux

The other day I had one of those lightbulb moments. I'd been working for several hours and had just come across an exciting idea. The kind of idea that makes me leap from my office chair and run downstairs to tell my husband... Except that, well, although my brain sent the leap instruction, my body...


April 23, 2007  4:27 PM

Damn Small Linux: How low can a distro go?



Posted by: GuyPardon
crowdsourcing, freeware, Linux, open source, operating systems

We've long since defined Linux. We've gone on to note the various

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