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Linux News for Dec 27, 2006

  • Spidertools: Power Management for Ubuntu (2006-12-27 22:00:00)
    "There are two methods of power management for your laptop; ACPI and APM. APM or Advanced Power Management is the older of the two and works with the BIOS of the computer. The disadvantage of APM is that the BIOS functions and manages the power without any real understanding of the operating system. The advantage is that it is well supported by Linux distros."

  • NewLuna: In Search of a Win2k Replacement (2006-12-27 20:00:00)
    " I'm a Windows 2000 user. I periodically review Linux distributions in the search of a Win2k replacement. I have a few PCs, and I plan on installing a Linux distro on all of them once I find a suitable replacement for Win2k."

  • Search Open Source: 2006: A year of surprise Linux partnerships (2006-12-27 18:00:00)
    "It has come to be expected. Linux and open source news in 2006 was a potpourri of topics that included Windows-Linux interoperability, wild acquisitions and corporate spending sprees and stories of enterprise-level companies buying into open source and Linux en masse."

  • Wired News: 2006 Foot-in-Mouth Awards (2006-12-27 16:00:00)
    "I want to squirt you a picture of my kids. You want to squirt me back a video of your vacation. That's a software experience."

  • DesktopLinux.com: Baby Linux steps (2006-12-27 14:00:00)
    "So, you want to give Linux a try do you? Good for you! You'll find that desktop Linux can work well and doesn't come with a tenth of the security problems that makes using Windows such an adventure..."
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  • Jeff Garzik's Linux Pages: 'Expires' website speed boost (2006-12-27 12:00:00)
    "While admins and webmasters use HTTP headers such as Last-Modified to influence how browsers and proxy caches cache their content, many are unaware of how caching logic functions "under the hood", and as a result, many are unaware of a secret weapon in the webmasters toolbox: the Expires header."

  • The Beez' Speaks: Benchmarking (2006-12-27 09:00:00)
    "Every now and then the question pops up: "Why is 4tH so slow". Well, 4tH isn't slow. It's twice as fast as Python and outruns most other C-based Forth compilers with the obvious exception of gForth."

  • DesktopLinux.com: The well-tempered Debian desktop (2006-12-27 05:00:00)
    "Responding to my comments that an install of a Sarge desktop on my old Thinkpad left me less than impressed, several readers admonished me for not installing Etch. I've now done an Etch install on the same Thinkpad I recently used for evaluating seven single-CD distros, and this article explains what I did and how it worked out."

  • Enterprise Networking Planet: Linux in 2006: June is Busting Out All Over (2006-12-27 03:00:00)
    "I apologize for sounding like a typical lame pundit, but 2006 was the Year of Linux. I never said that before—I was waiting until it became true."

  • Fedora News: Announcing the Fedora 6 Zod live CD and live CD tools (2006-12-27 01:00:00)
    "I'm pleased to announce the first official Fedora live CD."