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Top Linux Trends 2012-2013

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Here are the nine trends and stories that shaped 2012 the most for the community and that are likely to continue to influence events in 2013:

1. The Rise of Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing, the sponsorship of software by its users, is not new. Nor are other ingenious ways of funding projects. For instance, the Calibre ebook manager derives income from Open Books, a portal site for DRM-free publishers. One or two distros have also cut affiliate deals for a default search engine.

2. Diversity on the Desktop

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Linux Kernel 3.19.3 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Other Debian Based Distros


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Linux Kernel 3.19.3 release has been announced by Greg KH. The release has several improvements and bug fixes. As always Greg KH recommended to upgrade to 3.19.3 kernel. You can update Linux Kernel 3.19.3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Other debian based distributions. 
 

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