Monday morning links serving: The November 3rd edition

Battle of the Thumb Drive Linux Systems
These days, it only takes an increasingly-cheap USB thumb drive and a program like UNetbootin to create a portable Linux desktop you can run on any computer that can boot from a USB port.

Windows 7: Microsoft’s Linux killer?
Linux has been making inroads into PC sales lately because it runs so well on lightweight netbooks with limited RAM and processing power. Windows 7, though, appears to run well on lightweight hardware as well, which could mean that it’s Microsoft’s Linux killer.

50 websites you’ll wonder how you lived without
When it comes to the Internet, we’re creatures of habit. This means that we use only a handful of favourite sites, leaving the rest of the Internet unvisited. Let’s put that right. By the time you’ve finished reading, we promise that your list of bookmarked sites will have ballooned and you’ll be getting more from your surfing.

The end of TV: Boxee + Apple TV + Hulu
Boxee is an open source media center, with social networking features, currently in an invite-only alpha stage. It is a fork of XMBC, a media center initially designed for the Xbox, but then ported to run on all major platforms. Let’s take a look at it.

How To Deal With The Police If You Get Pulled Over
The linked video shows the correct way to handle a traffic stop in the U.S.A. I’m not sure if this procedure would work everywhere though.


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