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A look at some useful Linux commands

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HowTos

scottnesbitt.net: As useful as I find the Linux command line, there are more than a couple of commands that I use rarely. But when I do use them they definitely come in handy.

I want a little penguin powered friend.

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Hardware
  • I want a little penguin powered friend.
  • A new, more powerful challenger to the raspberry pi!
  • LF Announces Keynote Speakers for 2012 Automotive Linux Summit

Review of Calculate Linux 12: KDE with a twist!

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: I wanted to try out some Linux distros which are not Fedora or Ubuntu based. So, in came Calculate Linux 12 Desktop version and I liked what they have done with KDE here.

Fedora 18 Picks Up Last Features - There's No Btrfs

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phoronix.com: The feature freeze and branching of Fedora 18 is scheduled to occur tomorrow. The FESCo meeting happened today where a few of the last features were approved for the Spherical Cow release.

That Good Old Linux FUD

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: The too long/didn't read version of this guy's article is that Android is "usable" for most users, while he finds desktop Linux lacking in the usability department. He cites a number of reasons why the distribution he selected (Fedora) isn't "usable" compared to Android.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 468

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at CentOS 6.3
  • News: Debian releases beta installer for "Wheezy", Fedora adds MATE desktop to its repository
  • Tips and tricks: Libtrash - data disaster prevention
  • Released last week: Arch Linux 2012.08.04, ClearOS 6.3.0 "Community"

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

IPFire drops Reiser4 filesystem support

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Reiser
Software

h-online.com: IPFire, the hardened Linux distribution for firewall appliances, was recently updated to IPFire 2.11 Core update 61 and along with the enhancements, the developers announced that they are ending support for the Reiser4 filesystem

Zorin OS 6: The ultimate Linux distro for Windows users?

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cnet.com: Every once in a while I try some new version of Linux, some overhauled or updated "distribution" of the operating system that supposedly improves the user experience. And inevitably I get frustrated.

Kororaa 17: User-friendly KDE spin of Fedora 17

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: I really liked Fedora though it feels a bit geekier than Ubuntu. But, Kororaa changed my view -

Carmack: Valve Support Is Great, But Linux Still Not A Viable Gaming Platform

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Gaming

hothardware.com: If you've got 3.5 hours to kill, John Carmack's Quakecon keynotes are always fascinating. id games may not be the greatest titles around, but Carmack's knowledge and skills continue to shape the future of gaming across multiple platforms.

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