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The Secret Identities of Linux Distributions

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Linux

itworld.com: Identity, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, and can vary from different perspectives. I, for instance, look at my mother and see... my mother. But I know that there's thousands of people out in the world who see her as their teacher, or their child's teacher.

A Peek Under the GNOME Covers

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Software

paulcutler.org/blog: It’s been two months since I was appointed to the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors to replace Behdad. (And those are some pretty big shoes to fill!)

AMD FirePro V4800 & FirePro V7800

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Hardware

phoronix.com: For those looking into an entry-to-mid-range or high-end workstation graphics card, today we are completing our look at AMD's Evergreen-based FirePro family with a review of the ATI FirePro V4800 and ATI FirePro V7800.

Who Will Show Up to Linux's Steam-Powered Playground?

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Gaming
  • Who Will Show Up to Linux's Steam-Powered Playground?
  • PipeWalker 0.8.2 Released
  • The Chzo Mythos Is Coming To GNU/Linux

Akademy 2010: Aaron Seigo Interview

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KDE
Interviews

kdenews.org: In about 6 weeks the biggest yearly gathering of the KDE community starts in Tampere. To give you all a little taste of Akademy 2010, Guillermo Amaral interviewed Aaron Seigo and asked him about his keynote.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 354

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interviews: OpenBSD's Stefan Sperling
  • News: Mandriva CEO on company situation, BLAG gets revived with new alpha, Pioneer Linux closes shop, APT and RPM package management
  • Questions and answers: Linux adoption
  • Released last week: PCLinuxOS 2010 "Openbox", Puppy Linux 5.0, CentOS 5.5
  • Upcoming releases: Linux Mint 9, OpenBSD 4.7, Mandriva Linux 2010.1 RC
  • New additions: Peppermint OS
  • New distributions: OwnOS CreativeSuite, Xin
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

When Microsoft hardware works more easily on Ubuntu than XP

itwire.com: How often have you heard the words "it's difficult to get this software/hardware working on Linux, that's why it hasn't caught the mass imagination"?

The Consumer Electronics OS War

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OS

pcmag.com: There's a major battle for OS domination in the consumer electronic space that may make the ones occurring on PCs and smartphones small by comparison.

Distro Hoppin`: Puppy Linux 5.0

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itlure.com: Puppy Linux is, by far, my favorite super-lightweight Linux distribution out there. Though lacking some features that exist in the distro giants, the sheer speed and responsiveness of it are amazing. Not to mention the hundreds of tiny little applications that do a great job of handling all sorts of tasks.

A Random Btrfs Experience

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Linux

rich0gentoo.wordpress: After all the buzz about btrfs and Ubuntu I figured I’d try experimenting with it a little. So, how did it go?

Linux 2.6.34 Kernel Released

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  • Linux 2.6.34 Kernel Released! Time For 2.6.35
  • What's new in Linux 2.6.34

today's leftovers & howtos:

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HowTos
  • A Quick Gimp Tutorial For Hiding People
  • SSC specifies open source software in tender process
  • Ubuntu 10.04 installation fun
  • Origami class: Fun with screen-vs
  • Decibel – Simple Audio Player For Linux
  • The Berkeley DB fiasco — Barely avoided
  • Firefox 3.6.4 Build 4 Released
  • TouchFreeze 0.2.5 for Linux
  • VideoLink, assembles a DVD video filesystem
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 140
  • Alternative widgets explorer [Plasma]
  • Creating a scalable virtualization cluster with Ganeti
  • [AVATAR] Become a real Na'Vi using GIMP

Dimpress 3D – Sliding Panels – First Results

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liveblue.wordpress: Three months has passed and there Dimpress 3D got his first cute face! We’ve developed a plugin structure and a plugin that describes a model for 3D presentations called Sliding Panels.

Review: Peppermint OS

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Linux

cristalinux.blogspot: While we wait for the release of some of the major distros' mid year upgrades, I thought I'd present a new Linux flavor which looks and performs very well: Peppermint OS.

Do Package Managers Spoil Us?

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linux-blog.org: I thought of this interesting question the other day while messing around with Slackware 9.0 which was one of the last versions of Slackware to come on a single disk. The goal was to try to take a Slackware 9.0 install to the most recent stable and it was almost accomplished.

What IS Linux (and what it should be)?

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ghacks.net: One of the issues I come across often is how Linux is perceived and what it needs to do to continue to grow. It’s a very complex issue based on a lot of pre-determined opinions and deeply embedded history.

How and Why Contributing to FOSS Can Benefit Your Organization

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sys-con.com: At first glance, the ecosystem in the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) world can seem a bit complicated. So, where does this all begin?

Does Nightingale Matter

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blogs.techrepublic.com: It didn’t take long before one of the active Songbird developers forked Songbird into a new Linux-first project called Nightingale. But already this project seems to be unstable enough to make one believe it will fail before it takes flight.

Grahame Morrison – No feuds on his watch?

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OSS

openbytes.wordpress: Is Mr Morrison "stirring the pot"? Does he actually think differences of opinion or "feuds" are harmful? We all remember "Ah....Youre killing FOSS"

Debian + Backports is Better than the Latest Ubuntu

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Debian Stable has a bad reputation of being little obsolete. It's never able to catch up with time. But I don't buy to the view that Debian Stable is outdated.

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