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Peppermint OS One

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Peppermint OS One is a web-centric Ubuntu remaster that passes up common desktop applications like OpenOffice.org in favor of web-based alternatives such as Google Docs. And it doesn’t stop with office applications either;

Best Newbie Linux Distro

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Linux

dontsurfinthenude.blogspot: I'm been taking a look at some of the alternatives to Ubuntu, the Linux distribution I've been using for two and a half years now. Ubuntu tends to grab all of the attention, but how do some of the alternatives compare?

Air Force may suffer collateral damage from PS3 firmware update

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Linux

arstechnica.com: When Sony issued a recent PlayStation 3 update removing the device's ability to install alternate operating systems like Linux, it did so to protect copyrighted content—but several research projects suffered collateral damage.

At Work with Linux

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: It has been a long time since I've bothered with Linux, at least for home use. Work use is a different story. For the company I work for (MITRE) we use Linux extensively. Through VirtualBox I've been able to install Linux and Windows XP virtual machines on all of them, and been able to build complex networks for test and evaluation in the lab.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.34 (Part 4) - Architecture and Virtualisation

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Linux

h-online.com: Faster suspend and resume, better utilisation of power saving mechanisms for I/O devices and a range of performance enhancements are just some of the kernel infrastructure changes in Linux 2.6.34.

Future GNOME: What to Expect in GNOME 3.0

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Software

earthweb.com: The release of GNOME 3.0, the popular desktop's first major release in eight years, promises to be the major free software event in autumn 2010. Where is GNOME now? What can we expect of GNOME 3.0? Of GNOME 3 as a series of releases?

Myths Debunked: Why It Isn't So Tough To Switch To Open Source

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: Can businesses and organizations paying for expensive licenses for proprietary software successfully switch to free, open source alternatives?

Further thoughts on Mandriva...

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MDV

dissociatedpress.net: Some good (and a little not-so-good) comments on the previous Mandriva post. I wanted to point out just a few things...

Fedora 13 gives off plain vibe, but offers power and stability under the hood

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Linux

itworld.com: The differences between Linux distributions these days are often so minute, there seems little reason to even review them anymore. Such an attitude is, for the most part, not fair to the developers of the Fedora Project, who have put together a darn fine distribution that reads as rock-solid and very user-friendly.

It's Official: Valve Releasing Steam, Source Engine For Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: The day has finally come and Linux gamers around the world have a reason to rejoice, as this is the biggest news for the Linux gaming community that sees very few tier-one titles.

The opposite of Feature Creep

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Software

linuxcritic.wordpress: There’s a disturbing trend that I’ve been running into everywhere for a while now. I’m talking about the tendency of developers committing the cardinal sin of software: Thou shalt not release a new version that has fewer features than the previous version.

FVWM for fun & productivity

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oneandoneis2.org: So I'm now spending eight hours a day on a dual-head Linux box. It's got the latest Ubuntu 10.04 on it. I managed to put up with the interface for maybe a week. Then came the final straw and I had to scrap it.

Brasero Burns Data, Not Time - or Piles of Discs

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linuxinsider.com: There are a lot of CD/DVD burners for Linux out there, but Brasero stands out as a straightforward, easy-to-use, burner that has some nice extra features but won't make you relearn a lot of complex commands if you only use it occasionally.

Mandbuntu 11.0 – Duck À L’orange

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MDV
Ubuntu
Humor

lockergnome.com: On the heels of the recent news that Mandriva is up for sale comes a whisper of a rumor from an insider source at a large Linux software company.

The Race to Build a Secure Operating System

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OS

defensetech.org: In response to the continuous compromise of networks, multiple countries have begun developing secure platforms and operating systems.

Spotlight on Linux: PCLinuxOS 2010

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PCLOS

linuxjournal.com: The long anticipated release of PCLinuxOS 2010 finally arrived a few weeks ago and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Even with the new crew and new features, it's still very much PCLOS.

One week slip of Fedora 13 release

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fedoraproject.org: The F13 final readiness meeting, also known as the "go/no-go" meeting, was held this evening. As the meeting notes indicate, there are bugs remaining on the blocker list.

Made in Ubuntu – May 2010

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Ubuntu

doctormo.org: Welcome to this month’s artwork gallery showcasing some of the best artwork that has been made in Ubuntu and posted to our Ubuntu Made gallery.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux differences aside, a big legal victory
  • Why Perl isn't Going Away
  • Does Open Source Indemnification Matter?
  • Linux users need a Microsoft Office license to use Office Web Apps
  • A Detailed Look At The ATI Linux Power Management
  • MeeGo Using Btrfs As Default File-System
  • Brotherly advice about open source licensing for startups
  • Linux: King of the Hill
  • The First GTK+ 3.0 Test Release
  • GNOME Marketing Hackfest – Zaragoza
  • Who Says Desktop Linux Is Doomed?
  • What's all the fuss about Peppermint OS?
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is Great But ...
  • Alien Arena 2010
  • Firefox 4 release plan: the need for speed
  • Getting menubars out of application windows…
  • Warp Speed – 2D Multiplayer Shooter
  • X.Org Server 1.8.1 Released To The Wild
  • SFLS: Episode 0x27: Talking about Software Freedom

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Easily Create Abstract Wallpaper In Gimp
  • How to Install a Script for Amarok
  • MyISAM Or InnoDB MySQL engine?
  • The Perfect KDE4 Setup
  • Quick Tips for Nautilus
  • How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin
  • Python 3.1: Strings and Quotes
  • Introduction to SMART
  • Share directories in Elive
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