Why I Keep Reinstalling Linux

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| Honestly, I think the big reason I reinstall my operating system so often, is
| simply because I can. It's free. FREE. In every sense of the word. I can
| download the latest, coolest OS for free. I can get the bleeding edge Ubuntu
| disk, and see what it's like.



How and why MySQL grabbed $1bn in five weeks

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| "It has been like walking around in a candy story," Mickos said, after
| looking over Sun's vast computing labs.



Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 2: Favorite Flavors

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| Whitney has a strong view about not getting too fanatical over the
| differences in Linux distros. The particular flavor you select will matter
| less than the fact that you are not using the Mac or Windows platforms. Â*



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| When someone says a recent Linux Distro is 100 times better than another
| recent Linux distro, I worry a little that schism has lead to computer
| religion. Taken on its face, examined rationally, you have to ask "how can
| that be?". They all feed off the same kernel stock, and pull in the same sets
| of office projects and same GUI projects and so forth.


Staffing for Linux, not distribution X

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| What doesn’t change is that you hired them to do what they’re doing: run
| Linux - and the next step in generality is to first recognise that Linux, the
| BSDs, and Solaris are all variations on a theme and then to conclude that
| people who are good with one of these are likely to be equally effective with
| the other two.


The distro jungle

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| People who are new to Linux are often confused by the large number of
| distributions to choose from. The good news is that you can safely ignore
| most of them. This article helps you choose a distribution for getting
| started with your Linux exploration—and helps you understand just what
| it is you've just chosen.


Ubuntu 7.10 & Fedora 8 Performance Compared

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| The bottom line is with our hardware we had used and these common Phoronix
| benchmarks, the performance of Fedora 8 and Ubuntu 7.10 was deadlocked. There
| was no clear winner. If you are trying to decide between taking the Ubuntu or
| Fedora route, you're best off looking at the distribution's features and what
| they mean to you.


Distros Don’t Drive Development

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| Lots of press and people focus on Linux distributions when they check out
| what happens in Linux land. This and that distro come in new releases and
| they offer this and that brand new feature. This is also true of the many
| linux podcasts. They give credit to distros for new things that pop up.


Why Having 500+ Distros is a Good Thing

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| Perhaps next time the author might think about what they're
| saying...because limiting the number of distros out there is
| absolutely NOT the way to go to accomplish anything other
| than limiting innovation.