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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.

The Rise of the Rolling Release

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ostatic.com: Rolling releases are not new. But more projects are kicking around the idea these days and some have even done it. Here are two very recent examples.

Linux Format 169 On Sale Today - What is Linux?

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tuxradar.com: What is Linux? We asked the question, and sent our reporter down into the depths of the OS to find out the answer. But we didn’t stop there. We got a full Ubuntu system running on a Nexus 7, played games on Steam and chatted with Jacon Kaplan-Moss.

Linux Mint 14 review

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duskfire.wordpress: Linux Mint 14 was released in November of last year. I haven’t done a review of a Linux Mint edition since the KDE version of Linux Mint 12, which was a year ago, so I felt one was overdue.

Debian Wheezy - feather light and rock solid

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Wheezy from it's very alpha and beta phases put so many of us Debian lovers into suspicion. Whether it'll default to XFCE or Gnome. Why it jumped into that gnome 3 mess. And if it'll stick to the proclaimed "2-years - one release" schedule.

Funny Mythness

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linuxforu.com: There are many myths related to Linux in a business environment. For me, the most pervasive and irritating is the assumption that the most convenient and efficient way for everybody (including me) to do our jobs is from a Microsoft desktop. It seems irrelevant that I spend most of my day wrangling Linux and Solaris servers.

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