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Top 10 Linux Distributions of 2008

According to Distrowatch's hits-per-day ranking system, the top 10 Linux distributions of 2008 thus far are:

1. Ubuntu 2. Mint 3. openSUSE 4. PCLinuxOS 5. Fedora more>>

The Fastest Linux Install?

Here's a video of a slimmed-down version of PCLinuxOS called MiniMe 2008. It was installed on VirtualBox. The entire installation took just a bit over two minutes. more>>

Doc Searls on The Independence Revolution

Doc Searls discusses the coming change in business models and economic markets. The effect of new technology and economics. more>>

Linux Product Insider: Adobe's AIR for Linux Alpha

Welcome to the April 3rd edition of the "Linux Product Insider", our weekly round-up of new products and services in Linux and open source. more>>

Adobe's AIR for Linux Alpha

April Fool's BeOS Roundup

Tuesday was an insane amount of fun here at BeOS Linux Journal. If you missed the shenanigans, don't worry, most of the silliness is still here, just not on the front page. Here's a quick list of the stories. I think my personal favorite was the rumor about Sony buying BeOS. :) Enjoy: more>>

Buy, Cheat, Steal, and Lie: The OOXML Story

Today is an international day of mourning, mourning for the loss of the standardization process and for the fate of those who will suffer under OOXML and whatever other standards Microsoft decides to strong-arm through the ISO. more>>

Extensions for OpenOffice.org Impress

Extensions for OpenOffice.org Impress

Extensions have long been written for OpenOffice.org Writer. However, the fact that attention is finally being paid to other applications seems a sign that OpenOffice.org is finally starting to develop an active extension-writing community. more>>

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Shawn Powers With Leo Laporte

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Linux Journal's Gadget Guy, Shawn Powers, seeks some sound production advice from Leo Laporte on The Lab With Leo Laporte, which airs in Canada on G4 TechTV and in Australia on the How To Channel. more>>

Bringing IRC Back

Twitter this. Jabber that. We want us some good ol' IRC.

Our staff is now hanging around #linuxjournal. We're on irc.freenode.net, or just click here to chat on the IRC channel in your web browser.

Join us.

AMD Scrambles to Supply BeOS Bonanza

Note: This article was written on April Fool's Day, April 1, 2008.

BeOS Journal News has learned that AMD is frantically outfitting additional facilities in order to meet the demand for processors created by the BeOS boom. more>>

As We Speak: Britney Spears & Linux

Note: This article was written on April Fool's Day, April 1, 2008.

BeOS Journal News has confirmed that Britney Spears has just revealed her own brand of Linux, intended to spread Open Source ideals to her millions of fans. more>>

BeOS - The King of Recycling

With the current trend towards recycling, conservation, and "green" PCs -- BeOS has the ability to save tons of computers from the landfills. It's really just a matter of logic. What runs best on hardware from the early 90's? Well, an operating system from the early 90's of course! more>>

Antiquated Hardware Revitalized, Not Happy

BeOS is sweeping the globe as it breathes new life into our old, outdated hardware. This new trend is keeping computers out of the landfills, and into the homes of consumers. Not everyone is happy, however, and some see it as unfair to the retired hardware. more>>

BeOS Cluster Goes Live

In an attempt to keep the aging fleet of P133 desktop workstations in working order, San Francisco's Fine Art & Design college opted to install a BeOS cluster for their image rendering needs. IT manager Whit Wheatly tells BeOS Journal:

"The cases for these older machines are sturdy enough that we just stack them on the floor. Our 120 BeCluster computers not only supply more>>

Marcel Gagne Switches to Windows

Note: This article was written on April Fool's Day, April 1, 2008.

Marcel blogs: more>>

BeOS Journal - Optimized for Net Positive

Note: This article was written on April Fool's Day, April 1, 2008.

You will all be happy to know that your browsing experience here at BeOS Journal will be vastly improved by day's end. I am currently optimizing the site for NetPositive, and will be stripping it of all CSS in order to be NetPositive friendly. more>>

Sony Rumored to Buy BeOS

In an unprecedented corporate buyout, Sony USA put an offer on the table to buy the BeOS corporation Tuesday morning. While BeOS representatives were unavailable for comment, we were able to contact Sony's CBL, Adam Markley to get some more details on the exciting proposal. more>>

Operating Systems Programmers Flock to BeOS

A disturbing trend in modern OSes is to abandon optimization code for multiple processors. Most operating system are optimized for the i686 platform by default, and 64bit compiles are becoming more common. What are the users of tried and true processors like the 486 or Pentium I supposed to do? Enter BeOS. more>>

It's a Wild Day Here at BeOS Journal News

Note: This was originally written on April Fool's Day, April 1, 2008. more>>