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Thoughts on Linux/Ubuntu

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| With the release of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron a week or two ago, I thought I’d
| try it out. I’ve been casually playing around with Linux for quite some time.
| I think the first version I installed was Mandrake Linux 8.0, back in 2001.
| Anyways, I like to see what’s new and how much Linux distributions have
| improved over the years.
| With the latest version of Ubuntu, I’m floored.
| When I first booted using the Live CD on my IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad, I was amazed
| that everything just worked right out of the box. I had sound, the screen
| resolution was correctly set to the native resolution, my trackpad and
| touchpad worked fine,


For more experienced users, there's always good ol' Slackware:

Slackware 12.1: Do-it-yourself-NUX

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| Aside from the whole having to mount everything by hand issue, I didn't have
| much trouble with this version of Slackware. It's definitely not for the
| unitiated, however.
| It still requires manual partitioning, manual user setup, and manual
| installing/uninstalling of packages once the initial install is done (unless
| you download a package manager of some sort). I don't see any of these things
| changing any time soon.
| Although theoretically I can use it offline, do work, listen to music and
| play 3D games, the lack of a proper automount makes Slackware 12.1 just too
| much work for me for everyday tasks. I begrudgingly give it three out of four
| Tuxes.



The brazilian Election Supreme Court migrates 430 thousand voting machines to
GNU / Linux

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| The brazilian Election Supreme Court announced at April 4th 2008, that the
| 2008 elections at Brazil will use GNU / Linux electronic voting machines with
| software digital authentication. *
| The Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (the brazilian Election Supreme Court),
| officially announced on April 4th, 2008, that the brazilian 2008 elections
| will use 430 thousand electronic voting machines migrated from VirtuOS and
| Windows CE to GNU / Linux and open source softwares for security and auditing
| defined by proper law. * *

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