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[News] Social Networking Site Proud of Linux; Linux Stereotypes Discussed

Social networking gets a Ringside seat

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| Bickel says he chose an open source business model and built Ringside with a 
| LAMP stack and all open source tools as a way to "give back" to a community 
| he has grown to love while involved in business strategy and implementation 
| at JBoss and Bluestone Software.   
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http://www.linux.com/feature/132248

Is Linux Really Outgrowing Its Stereotypes? Does It Matter?

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| Having said that, the question I here far more often from non-technical 
| people is “What’s Linux?” Outside technical circles a lot of people have 
| never heard of Linux or if they have heard the name it simply didn’t 
| register. Think about the recent Apple commercials. You know, the ones that 
| start with “I’m a Mac and I’m a PC”. They make the assumption that PCs all 
| run Windows and that Macs all run Mac OS X. So do most people.     
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http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2008/04/is_linux_really_outgrowing_its.html


Recent:

10 ways that Linux is outgrowing the stereotype and becoming the best OS

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| 1. Excellent, mind numbingly easy media support
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| [..]
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| 8. Community
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| 9. Variety
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| 10. No more command line!
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http://www.distro-review.com/10-ways-linux-is-outgrowing-the-stereotype-and-becoming-the-best-os


Related:

GNU/Linux Vs Windows: Myths and Realities

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| Linux Games
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| One of the major concerns that home users have is about games on GNU/Linux 
| which they could play on windows. 
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| GNU/Linux distributions like SuperGamer and the linuX-gamers Live DVD have 
| solved this issue by providing some of the latest 3D, Arcade and other type 
| games. Other major Linux distributions e.g. Sabayon Linux offer a huge 
| collection of games for home users.    
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http://www.raiden.net/?cat=2&aid=313


Linux Myth Busting

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| Myth nr1. LINUX IS HARD TO INSTALL
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| Myth nr2, LINUX HAS NO GOOD APPLICATIONS
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| Myth nr3, I CAN'T PLAY GAMES UNDER LINUX
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| Myth nr4, HARDWARE SUPPORT IS AWFULL UNDER LINUX
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| Myth nr5, SECURITY UNDER LINUX IS STUPID I NEED TO BE ADMINISTRATOR
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| Myth nr6, UPDATING LINUX IS HARD TO DO
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| Myth nr7, WHY MUST I COMPILE A KERNEL FOR NEW HARDWARE????!!!!
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http://www.cyberwalker.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/2514/


Linux Truths, Half-Truths, and Myths

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| When people find out I run Linux on my computer instead of Windows
| or even Mac OS X they sometimes have funny ideas about what it must
| be like. Some of it is historical; Linux used to be quite difficult
| to administer in its younger days. Some of it is misinformation,
| or no information at all. I hope to dispell some of the
| misconceptions.
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http://blogcritics.org/archives/2007/03/05/161203.php
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