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Slackware Linux 1.0 Released

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distrowatch.com: Patrick Volkerding has announced the release of Slackware Linux 1.0, a Linux operating system for computers coming on 24 floppy disks and featuring Linux kernel 0.99pl10 with PS/2 mouse and normal hard drive support:

pclinuxos taken down for piracy

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Web
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Seems pclinuxos has been up to their old tricks, but this time they couldn't outrun the reach of MICE. It appears their domain has been seized by the Microsoft Intellectual Property Police and visitors there are subjected to the familiar "seized by authorities" announcement.

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Microsoft turns to Linux

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Microsoft
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infoworld.com: Based on Ubuntu, the company's homegrown 'Winux' distribution will run native Windows applications through emulation

The Canterbury Project

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Gentoo
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gentoo.org: We are pleased to announce the birth of the Canterbury distribution. Canterbury is a merge of the efforts of the community distributions formerly known as Debian, Gentoo, Grml, openSUSE and Arch Linux to produce a really unified effort and be able to stand up in a combined effort against proprietary operating systems.

Linux kernel to be released under BSD licence

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itwire.com: The Linux kernel will soon be released under the BSD licence, kernel creator Linus Benedict Torvalds said today.

Breaking News: Fedora 15 *Beta* leaked! Now with desktop icons!

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nicubunu.blogspot: The Alpha release of Fedora 15 is expected to hit the news on a few hours (the torrents are already up if you think it is a reason to hurry), which makes this leak even more sensational, as the Beta release is scheduled in about one month from now.

Pearls before swine..

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Movies
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torvalds-family.blogspot: My life isn't glamorous. I know that comes as a big shock to everybody, since geeks in general are seen as the crème de la crème of society. Not so.

Nine traits of the veteran Unix admin

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OS
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infoworld.com: Last week I briefly departed from reality, thanks to the inexplicable actions of the CRTC, but this week, I'm off the drugs and back on terra firma -- sort of. Anyway, to celebrate my return to the land of the sane, I thought I'd tick off a few hallmarks of veteran Unix admins, so you have a better chance of spotting these rare, beautiful creatures in the wild. Here is their song.

How to convert people to Linux

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dedoimedo.com: Now and then, you come across an almost evangelistic article explaining why Linux is the answer to life, the universe and everything, and then elaborating on the methods to borgify the plebes into the collective.

Choose Your Distro according to the Zodiac! (PART I)

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: Some people try Linux and experience frustration because they just pick any distribution. Consult with the stars! Use the zodiac to choose the distro that best fits your sign!

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Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more