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Linux does not equal an unwashed foulmouthed rebel

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toolbox.com/blogs: If you use Linux then you are automatically a geek, an unwashed, pizza eating, cola and coffee swilling, obnoxious and scruffy rebel who just wants to stick it to the man.

Free as Free Can Be--gNewSense Linux 2.2

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extremetech.com: Linux has, in some ways, always been a bit politicized in the sense that there are true believers among Linux users and developers that all software should be truly free. gNewSense Linux is geared toward those who want a truly free Linux distribution.

IBM Luring Unix Customers Onto Linux Mainframes

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eweekeurope.co.uk: IBM, which is seeing a continued resurgence in the mainframe space, is offering new migration services and financial incentives in hopes of luring away some HP and Sun Unix customers

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 305

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking a look at Debris Linux

  • Tips and tricks: Running openSUSE "Factory"
  • News: OpenSolaris readies 2009.06, Fedora slips 11 again, FreeBSD 8.0 enters code freeze, NetBSD gets a new binary package manager, Debian gets improved support for Eee PC, openSUSE community develops a new Moblin distro, Ubuntu User magazine
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 7, CentOS 5.3 "Live CD"
  • Upcoming releases: OpenSolaris 2009.06
  • Donations: SliTaz GNU/Linux receives US$200
  • New additions: Debris Linux
  • New distributions: Foxy Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Linux market share growing, growing, growing

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itwire.com: What is the true market share for Linux? A: Depends who you ask! You can find desktop penetration of 1%, 2% and 4% - and a server share right up to 46%!

Linux Standards, And Why They Shouldn’t Matter

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workswithu.com: The old debate about lack of standardization among different Linux platforms flared up on Slashdot this weekend. It’s a complicated topic, with complex arguments both for and against greater consolidation among Linux programming interfaces and distributions.

So What's the Real Problem in Desktop Linux?

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: It's a peculiar world of computing where some say Linux is ready to replace Windows on the Desktop. They consider Linux is better than Windows. So, what's holding the Tux back?

Linux Is Easy

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linuxtoday.com: I had one of those blinding brainflashes, the kind that left me wondering how could I have been such a blind beetle all these years, after reading the Freeform Dynamics report, Linux on the Desktop: Lessons from mainstream business adoption.

Can Linux run everything windows does?

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toolbox.com/blogs: In a recent comment to one of my articles it was mentioned that if Linux ran everything that windows does then windows would be out and Linux would be in. This particular comment started the Rube Goldberg thought processes in my mind.

First Look: Chakra Project Alpha 2

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danlynch.org/blog: Today I’d like to take a quick look at a distribution still in the early stages of development, but one that, in my opinion holds massive potential.

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