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Desktop Linux: Great for the Environment, Bad for Economy?

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earthweb.com: Is using desktop Linux better for the environment than say, running Microsoft Windows or Apple's OS X?

Linux safer than Windows

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manilastandardtoday.com: SOME time ago, the Financial Times reported that Google was phasing out the internal use of Microsoft Windows because of security concerns after the company’s operations in China were hacked. Here’s another story about the security debate.

Novell cuts Q3 revenue outlook

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  • Novell cuts Q3 revenue outlook
  • Red Hat Has Trended 8.23% Higher In Past 45 Days

Uberstudent: The students’ Linux

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ghacks.net: There are so many Linux distributions out there it’s dizzying. Some are simply respins of various base distributions with a different theme or maybe one or two specific applications thrown in for good measure. And then there’s Uberstudent.

Legal DVD Playback Coming to Linux?

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linuxjournal.com: In a country where the legal system is based on precedents, a judge's recent decision just may make the use of Linux a whole lot easier.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 366

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Customer Service and Open Source Software
  • News: New hope for OpenSolaris, Custom FreeBSD, new PC-BSD blog and Dell's stance on selling Ubuntu
  • Questions and answers: Playing a game of What-If
  • Released last week: Karoshi, MeeGO, Parted Magic, Elastix
  • Upcoming releases: BlankOn Sajadah
  • Reader comments

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

Btrfs Did Regress Hard In The Linux 2.6.35 Kernel

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phoronix.com: This morning we published benchmarks of ZFS, EXT4, and Btrfs when running these three popular file-systems off a high-performance OCZ Vertex 2 solid-state drive. To a fair amount of surprise, the EXT4 file-system ended up beating out Btrfs on the SSD in a number of tests.

Debian Developers per country

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perrier.eu.org: Back in 2009, I did some analysis of the number of developers per country. Apparently, some people at DebConf remember this and asked if I could update this data. So, here we are with the 2010 version, sorted by the ratio of *active* developers per million population for each country.

Throwing down the gauntlet

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blogs.techrepublic.com: I’ve been covering Linux and open source since 1999 and using Linux exclusively since around 1996. During said time I have tried very hard to remain PC and let the criticism just roll off my back. I have said some things only to retract them and held back certain opinions out of fear I might offend.

Not this time.

Still more LXDE desktops

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kmandla.wordpress: I keep running into LXDE derivatives. Not physically of course, but it could be an unintended side effect of being on the lookout for distros to try on the Mebius.

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