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Kernel Log: Development of Linux 3.6 under way

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h-online.com: The kernel developers have added the VFIO userspace driver framework and a hybrid standby option to Linux 3.6. The 64-bit ARM code will be called "arm64" after all. The widely used software collection util-linux has been extended to include a range of new tools.

Also: First release candidate of Linux kernel version 3.6

Is usability breaking Linux adoption?

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idg.no: I have been a Linux user for a quite a number of years, actually, since I owned my first PC about four years ago. All through I have been using Fedora Linux , and it has not been an easy ride all along.

Don’t count your penguins before they’ve hatched

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extremetech.com: Leave it to Richard Stallman to pour cold water on a hot idea. The noted free software activist has come out against Steam for Linux, writing that “Nonfree game programs (like other nonfree programs) are unethical because they deny freedom to their users.

Dreaming a Little Dream of the Ideal Linux Distro

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Here in the world of Linux, with hundreds of distributions to choose from, it seems safe to say that there's something for just about everyone. Of course, that doesn't mean we can't all dream a little.

Look what Stella brought to CentOS 6.3

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linuxbsdos.com: There is a new Linux distribution released almost every week, sometimes, even every day. The latest is one called Stella, and the first version is Stella 6.3. Stella is a desktop-focused remix of CentOS, and Stella 6.3 is based on CentOS 6.3.

WattOS R5: Not Ideal, But Still Nice

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darkduck.com: WattOS is an operating system based on Ubuntu. Yes, I really hear right now from many of you: Oh no, yet another Ubuntu spin! Please, stop groaning, read on.

Bogus leap second disrupts Linux systems

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h-online.com: During the night of 31 July to 1 August, various servers that provide time information via NTP (Network Time Protocol) incorrectly announced that clients should apply a leap second.

Linux is not a "second string" operating system

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zdnet.com: While Linux might not enjoy a huge desktop market at present, there are some of you who think that's about to change. Especially the gamerz among you.

Red Hat CEO Likes CentOS Linux – Oracle Linux, Not So Much

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internetnews.com: Red Hat makes its money from selling support subscriptions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). I recently chatted with Red Hat CEO about CentOS and the long story short is he's good with CentOS.

SolusOS: A New Linux Distro with a Focus on the Familiar

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pcworld.com: Based on Debian Linux, SolusOS is a beginner-friendly desktop Linux whose next version--now in alpha--features a GNOME 3 fork designed to look and behave just like GNOME 2.

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