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Snowlinux 3 Crystal Review: With Gnome 2

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot.: True that Linux world is going through a rapid change. There are three types of Gnome based distros I see. Snowlinux 3 Crystal too falls in the third category - a Gnome 2 desktop with Linux 3 kernel.

Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon: Not Quite There Yet

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darkduck.com: Linux Mint has never been my favourite. Nevertheless, it is impossible to avoid news about this operating system, because it is widely discussed. There are several reasons for this.

Also: Linux Mint 13 KDE Review: Most complete KDE I've seen

Kernel Log: Major overhaul of Nouveau

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h-online.com: The kernel driver for NVIDIA graphics chips is undergoing a major overhaul. KVM is now available for MIPS. The new "lslocks" lists locked files and displays the programs that locked them.

ZaReason UltraLap 430 is the first Linux Ultrabook

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Hardware

geek.com: Dell might be preparing to offer its XPS 13 with Ubuntu 12.04 this Fall, but Linux boutique ZaReason has beaten them to the punch by putting the UltraLap 430 up for sale. It’s the first Ultrabook on the market that’s shipping with Linux.

Steam on Ubuntu could hurt gaming on Linux

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Gaming

networkworld.com: So seeing a big company like Valve throw resources into the Linux software world is a big win for all of us. Here’s the problem: The Steam store is not coming to Linux in general.

Fuduntu review

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linuxandlife.com: I have never used Fuduntu before and at the first glance, I thought it is just a derivative of Ubuntu with Fluxbox. But then I checked again and realized it is based on Fedora and the name is Fuduntu.

Scientific Linux 6.3 Review: Simply outstanding

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: Yesterday, 8th Aug., Connie Sieh announced the release of Scientific Linux 6.3, an enterprise-class distribution built from source package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3: "Scientific Linux 6.3 i386/x86_64 is now available.

ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME preview

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  • ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME preview
  • ROSA Marathon 2012 GNOME Edition final
  • ROSA Marathon 2012: first-ever usable LXDE distribution

The Origin Of The Penguin Tux

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maketecheasier.com: Apple’s logo is a half-bitten apple. Windows’s logo somewhat looks like a window (at least in the beginning). So why is there a penguin as a mascot for Linux?

The Naturalness In The Evolution Of Desktop Environments

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Software

unixmen.com: I’ve been browsing distrowatch.com lately noticing something that is happening for some time now, but maybe surprised me for the first time because it is still happening. What I am talking about is that there are more Linux distributions releasing new versions using Gnome 2.32 than Gnome 3.4!

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