I like finding risk-free ways to try out Linux distros because I can show them to folks who are curious about Linux but not yet ready to throw the Windows discs into the trash can. One way to try Linux while keeping your Windows installation intact is to use Portable Ubuntu.
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For those of you running AMD/ATi graphics cards, you might be interested in knowing that Catalyst 8.4 driver suite has been released.
In a nutshell: Nvidia makes it clear that it isn't going to change the way it works.
Phoronix has published the results of a series of benchmark tests on the past five years worth of Linux kernels, from Linux 2.6.12 through to Linux 2.6.37 (dev) releases. The results show that on the whole, new features have not bloated the OS or hit performance.
Pay what you want for five DRM-free games that work on Windows, Mac and Linux.
This is seriously impressive - 1 second Linux boot to a Qt application from a cold boot!
Following security concerns, the search giant Google is phasing out the use of Windows, according to employees who spoke to FT.com.
Data by web metrics firm Net Applications shows that while both Windows and Mac OS lost usage share in May, Linux made a small gain.
In this profession you come across all sorts of fanboys (and for that matter fangirls ... let's not be sexist here, but for the sake of brevity I'll use the term "fanboy" in a gender-neutral way). But the age of the fanboy is drawing to a close
Over the weekend I came to the conclusion that the reason why more Windows users aren't switching to Linux is the shortage of good information out there on the web for Linux newbies. If there are sites hosting good information out there, they sure aren't appearing on the first couple of Google results pages.