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Good news for all holiday buyers and open source software supporters.

HP today announced the plans to introduce Linux as an operating system choice for business desktop customers. After Dell, HP the leader in worldwide Linux server shipments and revenue, has introduced a new desktop offering with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop from Novell on the HP Compaq dc5850. The offerings are designed to help small businesses enhance their productivity and ease their management of technology. You will get lots of productivity software like Openoffice.org and others.

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Jim Zemlin is executive director of the Linux Foundation has posted some interesting information and very bold prediction about Linux desktop.

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This is a philosophical post on why Linux hasn’t grown to challenge Windows as the most popular operating system. From the blog post: Linux isn’t very popular on the desktop. It’s a far third behind OS X, which is a very far second behind Windows. Most people cite pre-installed operating systems as the reason. But […]

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A typical question asked by many new Linux users. The answer is pretty simple: Your partitions are not being unmounted properly when you last shutdown the Linux desktop. Linux needs to shutdown properly (I’m sure this applies to Windows and Mac OS too) before powered off. If you skip this step there could be data […]

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If you’re new to Linux, here’s a simple firewall that can be setup in minutes. Especially those coming from a Windows background, often lost themselves while creating linux firewall. This is the most common question asked by Linux newbies (noobs). How do I install a personal firewall on a standalone Desktop Linux computer. In other […]

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