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Precise Puppy Is a Fast, Furious Distro

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linuxinsider.com: The latest version of Puppy Linux could easily win best of breed; it's got all the convenience and user-friendliness you would expect from its bloodline, but this Precise Puppy also possesses whippet-like speed.

Desktop Linux is a CHERNOBYL of FAIL

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  • Gnome cofounder: Desktop Linux is a CHERNOBYL of FAIL
  • A GNOME 3.8 Control Center like No “Other”
  • GNOME Classic Repeats History
  • Behold: The Birth of "GNOME Software"
  • My Impression of Gnome Situation

Debian Developers Prefer Teams and Git

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ostatic.com: Lucas Nussbaum has been crunching some numbers that lead him to conclude that "Debian is (still) changing." Over the years a few trends have emerged as Nussbaum demonstrates using snapshot.debian.org and a data mining script.

A fresh litter of Puppy Linux releases:

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h-online.com: Barry Kauler, the developer of the Puppy family of Linux distributions, has released version 5.5 of the Wary and Racy branches of the project. Kauler has also released version 5.4.91 of Quirky.

Fedora 18 + Cinnamon - Not bad

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  • Fedora 18 + Cinnamon - Not bad, more polish needed
  • LXpup – More Than Just Puppy Linux With LXDE
  • Fedora 18 – A Solid Distro with a Few Quirks
  • ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012: Very efficient & elegant
  • Sabayon Linux 11 review

Linus switches back to Gnome

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zdnet.com: Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, has switched by the Gnome 3, saying the desktop's shortcomings can be fixed via the use of extensions.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 497

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Welcome to this year's 9th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! The world of Linux has seen many ambitious projects trying to build a business model around desktop Linux by charging users for the privilege of downloading the distribution. The latest arrival among them is Rebelling Linux.

Debian Project News - March 4th

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community.

25 Years of vulnerabilities - Linux has the most

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itwire.com: Researchers at Sourcefire have analysed 25 years of vulnerabilities that were reported to CVE and NVD databases and found some interesting results.

XBMC 12 Frodo Review – One HTPC to rule them all

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linuxuser.co.uk: We finally have the release of XBMC 12, and this time there’s a lot of new functionality in the release. While there’s the minor codec updates such as Hi10p/10-bit video playback (somewhat important for those keeping up with anime), the major changes come in the form of specific Raspberry Pi support and Live TV/PVR functionality.

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