Tweetshare: The 5 Best Linux OSs…For Now

I’m always being asked “what version of Linux should I install on my netbook?” Here are Linux.com’s current suggestions.

Five Best Linux Netbook OSes – for Now | Linux.com http://www.linux.com/news/embedded-mobile/netbooks/308465:five-best-linux-netbook-oses-for-now

Linux.com: Linux 101: Introduction to sudo #introtolinux

…Nice little post about using sudo

There are two ways to run administrative applications in Linux. You can either switch to the super user (root) with the su command, or you can take advantage of sudo. How you do this will depend upon which distribution you use. Some distributions enable the root user (such as Fedora, Red Hat, openSuSE), while some do not (such as Ubuntu and Debian). There are pros and cons for each. Complete Article

Why Ubuntu excites me more than Windows or Macintosh – Times Online

Here’s a post from a Tech writer who gives you his reasons for switching to Linux from Windows. Interesting perspective, and it also offers a nice little history on the modern OS from the end-user POV.

You know that thing that happens on your computer, when you are using Windows? When you ask it to do something, and it thinks about it, and then it keeps thinking, and then you go off and make a cup of tea, and it’s still thinking, and you want to headbutt the wall, again and again, until gets all smeared and red and bloody and bits of your brain are raining down on to your shoes? Yes? Well, there’s a way to stop that happening. Stop using Windows. Use Ubuntu instead.

Why Ubuntu excites me more than Windows or Macintosh – Times Online.

Mainstream Media: Linux is Not User Friendly

May 12, 2010 1 comment

Linux is often portrayed by the mainstream tech media as being a geek OS. That is not user friendly and presents a large learning curve for users looking to switch from Windows. Here’s a post of one Linux user’s view on that perception.

http://www.techdrivein.com/2010/05/linux-is-not-user-friendly-no-way.html

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Could Virtualized Servers Present Security Holes? #introlinux

We’ve been hearing for some time now that virtualization is the way of the future. Virtualization, however,  potentially presents certain security risks for IT professionals whose job it is to manage and secure an organizations infrastructure. Read the article in the link below and be prepared to discuss the pros and cons of relying on virtualized infrastructure vs physical infrastructure.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/05/11/could-virtualized-servers-present-security-holes.aspx

Categories: Computing News

Vodacom Unveils Low Cost Linux Netbook #introlinux

Need proof that Linux is making strides in the mainstream and coming closer to being a consumer OS? Take a look at this post from TechCentral about cell provider Vodacom’s release of an Ubuntu powered netbook.

http://techcentral.co.za/vodacom-unveils-low-cost-linux-netbook/14287/?nomobile

Linux in the Spotlight

Linux Power (LinuxPower):
Linux Under The Spotlight As We Prepare For A Chaos Bound National Elections: Tech Source: “With less than a few d… http://bit.ly/bSs673

http://twitter.com/LinuxPower/status/13697465363

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