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Linux Mint

September 3, 2009 Sasha 2

I picked a distribution at random, and Linux Mint turned out to be a pretty good choice for someone like me – ie, completely incompetent […]

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The Fedora Megapost

September 3, 2009 Tyler B 4

Tyler B tries to install Fedora, get his ATi graphics card to work correctly, patches the kernel, enables Synaptics touchpad tap-click support and finally has everything working!

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Disabling the PC Speaker Beep

September 2, 2009 Jon F 5

If you’re like me, you’re still working on your certification as a Linux God. Until graduation day comes around, and you throw your penguin-festooned mortar […]

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Fedora HOOOOOOOO!

September 1, 2009 Dana H 1

Hi, everyone!  Dana here posting from a successful installation of Fedora 11.  I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t get the option to install KDE […]

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From rage to less rage

September 1, 2009 Jake B 3

Today was installation day – that is, get my Gentoo system up and running to begin its full-time use. I have several pictures of the […]

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Calm before the storm

August 30, 2009 Jake B 2

Less than two days before the experiment starts, and I’m getting things ready ahead of time – my schedule this week is packed with fixing […]

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Hello, World!

August 28, 2009 Dave L 0

Hi Everyone, This is my very first post for The Linux Experiment. The time is ticking before the experiment begins, so I guess it is […]

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Of filesystems and partitions

August 25, 2009 Tyler B 4

For a Windows or Mac user the filesystem is something they will probably never think about in their daily computing adventures. That is mostly because there really isn’t a choice in the matter. As a Windows user the only time I actually have to worry about the filesystem is when I’m formatting a USB drive. For my hard drives the choices are NTFS, NTFS, and.. oh yeah NTFS. My earliest recollection of what a filesystem is happened when my Windows 98 machine had crashed and I had to wait while the machine forced a filesystem check on the next start up. More recently FAT32 has gotten in my way with it’s 4GB file size limitation.

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Back and ready for action

August 25, 2009 Jake B 0

I’m back from an intensely relaxing and awesome holiday in our nation’s capital, Ottawa. I’d forgotten how close it was in proximity to Quebec – […]

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Coming close

August 23, 2009 Tyler B 1

The experiment is set to begin in less than 10 days and now is the time to settle on all of those little decisions that still need to be made.

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I hereby welcome myself

August 23, 2009 Sasha 1

Hi everybody! I’m Sasha, and I’ve joined the project experiment. I will be running some Linux distribution, essentially chosen without any forethought or regard for […]

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Which download to pick?

August 19, 2009 Tyler B 5

Without getting into a GNOME vs KDE debate which of these do you think I should get? I’m leaning toward the DVD because as I see it the Live CD is worthless – I’m going to be installing it one way or another. Then again I’m going to have an internet connection during install, is downloading the extra 3.5GB of DVD really worth it when compared to the CD based ones?

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The Showdown: Fedora 11 vs Mandriva 2009.1

August 17, 2009 Tyler B 14

The Final Contenders

Well here we are. After a couple of weeks of research I have finally narrowed down my choice to either Fedora 11 or Mandriva 2009.1 to use during the course of this experiment. The two distros are both very mature and feature rich which makes this choice extraordinarily difficult. To help alleviate some of this I have decided to square them off head to head in a series of different areas. So without further ado let’s start this.