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Software Installation on Linux: Flawed, Not Broken

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linuxloop.com: Tony Mobily published an article in Free Software Magazine discussing software installation, specifically end-user software installation, on Linux, which he calls broken. I agree that the system is flawed, but it is not broken.

So what is stopping YOU from using Linux?

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toolbox.com/blogs: When it comes down to the nitty gritties there are many reasons why you should use Linux and very few reasons why not. You can postulate all you like. You can um this and er that but when you look at actual fact and not FUD then Linux does look equal.

What is really holding Linux back?

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blog.hydrasystemsllc: Face it, no matter how user friendly, stable and well performing the operating system becomes, the majority of basic PC users will never get a chance to touch it because they will never install it.

Should You Care About Linux?

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netguido.com: Linux: It’s fast, it’s free, but is it time to load into your PC? Maybe not quite yet. Recent revisions of the software make it easier to overcome the biggest hurdle for the non-techie users — installation — but it is still an operation that will take lots of time and may just be beyond the skills of the average user.

Red Hat profit rises, bucks tech industry trend

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  • Red Hat profit rises, bucks tech industry trend

  • Earnings Preview: Red Hat
  • Red Hat posts higher 1Q profit, sales
  • Open Source: The Future of Virtualization
  • Some notes on Fedora and Mono

Working with XML and Java on Android

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Speaking the language of the Web - Building Android apps with Java and XML tools

Fedora 11: Not even remotely ready for usage

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lunduke.com: After yesterday’s post on how I think Fedora is screwing up royally, I thought I’d follow that up with taking a look at the experiences of someone else.

Asus EeePC1000HE: switching to Linux

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electricpig.co.uk: So the great moment has arrived. But how do I make the switch? I have horrible memories of struggling with new partitions, running into special bits of Microsoft code designed precisely to make it tough to switch to another operating system … Maybe there is a better way?

The little Linux school house

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blogs.computerworld: As I pointed out recently, open-source software in schools isn't just a good idea, it's becoming a financial necessity if we're to keep enough teachers for our kids in classrooms. So, it's particular good timing that Sugar Labs and openSUSE have released free Linux distributions expressly designed for education.

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