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Luninux - The Quest For Freedom

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darkduck.com: I downloaded Luninux a couple of weeks ago at the same time that I downloaded Fuduntu. I wrote a review about Fuduntu last week and I was really impressed.

XStreamOS: An Illumos Kernel Based Operating System

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Interviews

unixmen.com: The project is led by Garbriele Bulfon through his company, Sonicle, a company which he co-founded with business partner Raffaele Fullone. Sonicle specializes in Infrastructure, Cloud and Web Development technologies. Gabriele gave me a brief run-down of what Sonicle is all about:

Torvalds on laptops: Make higher-def resolution standard

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Hardware

computerworld.com.au: The outspoken creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, called for laptop makers to follow the tablet world's lead in using the highest-resolution displays possible on mobile devices, in a post on Google Plus.

Red Hat Linux Born on Halloween and Still Scaring the Pants off Proprietary Operating Systems

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internetnews.com: In October of 1994, on All Hallow's Eve, Marc Ewing released the first publicly available distribution of Red Hat Linux. It's a release that has become known as the Halloween release.

Linux Mint Makes Money with Minty Merchandise

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ostatic.com: Linux Mint founder, Clement Lefebvre, has done an amazing job monitizing his Ubuntu offshoot. Now Lefebvre has announced yet another partnership and the ribbon-cutting of his Minty fresh store.

How Mepis Gave New Life to a Discarded Computer

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  • How Mepis Gave New Life to a Discarded Computer
  • The Kernel Column with Jon Masters
  • Fedora’s Myriad information channels (part 4)
  • Dreamhost Looking to Contribute Back to Linux
  • GeeXboX 3.0 Review – The Quick and Easy HTPC
  • Consequences of the ext4 bug
  • ROSA Desktop 2012: Is It New?

Dull distros made great by Cinnamon and MATE

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Software
  • Dull distros made great by Cinnamon and MATE
  • Gnome 3.6 review - Still bad, I'm afraid
  • What’s cooking for KDE in openSUSE 12.3 – theming
  • Halloween wallpapers

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 480

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Welcome to this year's 44th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! The dust is starting to settle in the wake of the latest Ubuntu release from Canonical. In this week's feature, Jesse Smith takes Ubuntu 12.10 for a ride and reports on his first impressions of the popular distribution.

Debian Project News - October 29th

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's twenty-first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

For a beginner-friendly distro, try Linux Lite 1.0.0

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pcworld.com: On the same day Microsoft's widely trumpeted Windows 8 made its debut, so, too, did Linux Lite 1.0.0, a brand-new Ubuntu-based distribution targeted at Linux newcomers.

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