Head to Head Benchmarks found here have a close race everywhere but in disk access. Fedora is reading and writing considerably faster in most cases. This access benifit also helped withe the DataBase benching. The details of the hardware can be found here. The newer Kernel and EXT4 are probably the biggest benifit for older machines. Ubuntu though did seem to bet Fedora in the graphics tests.
Maximum PC's David Murphy writes a compelling article about the need for an OpenSource answer to the Apple/Google/RIM/every other smart phone Application Store. The idea has merit and may already be in the works...Where might you look for something that lets you install software on linux more easily....Some of the idea's I think he is missing is the possibility to let people pay through the site for the Projects Model....I am thinking Donations, Purchased Support, or out right charging for some applications.... Check out the article and let us know what you think....
Hey everyone, and what a great day to make my first post on our new site linuxinstall.net. The Fedora Project has just released Fedora 11 which can be downloaded from their site here. I'm very excited to begin putting this new version through it's paces as Fedora was one of first Linux distro's I started learning on. I've read some very interesting things about this version, one of which is the default use of the new ext4 file system. So head on over to the Fedora site and give their new version a good old linuxinstall!
WOW!!!! We finally got this moving. I am Brian "Wags" Wagner. I am the founder of LinuxInstall.Net. So why does the Internet need yet another Linux focused WebSite? Because a lot of great sites about Linux seem to be slowing. I am not saying all of the great sites are going anywhere. As an example of a site that is still going strong check out DistroWatch which is one of the best locations for finding information about what else but distrobutions.
So what are we going to do?
I have several of my friends out searching the Web for Interesting Stories about Linux. We are then going to turn the posts into a Podcast for people like myself who prefer to listen. We are going to broadcast our recording sessions and make the full/behind the scenes stuff available on Youtube and others. We are finally going to create a set of screencasts and articles that will show the processes we go through to do things in Linux. The topics will start off with what a new user would do. For instance, we will install a distro(or 2 or 10). After that we will continue to build on the server to create an entire network of servers. We have plans to add much much more but this seems like a great way to start.
What should we expect out of the editorial staff?
Everyone on my team lives in the real world. We have real jobs in real companies. We are not acedemics though we are all educated. We are not trained journalists, which you will see with our writing. We work hard to either Manage Technology based on Linux and/or the people who Manage the technology. Our goal is both to help the newest of newbies understand and the most seasoned of Linux Experts understand how to explain the when and where to use Linux. We don't believe Linux is the best choice for all situations. We do believe there are only a limited number of issues that need to be addressed to for Linux to hit the tipping point in the area of acceptance.
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