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FAIL: Arch Linux switch python executable to Python 3

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Software

juliank.wordpress: Arch Linux’s decision to diverge from the rest of the world that uses python for Python 2.X and python3 for Python 3.X is stupid.

Windows 7 is still slower

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Microsoft

linuxinexile.blogspot: I've run this comparison before, Windows v Linux boot times. The deciding factor is: how long does it take to boot, login, get a desktop, launch Firefox, and view my first web page (www.google.com)? And every time, Windows boots slower than Linux:

Nine questions for a Linux Day

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stop.zona-m.net: The organizers of the first Linux presentation in an Italian shopping center asked me to prepare a short list of questions to hand out to all the visitors of that shopping center. Such questions may be useful in any occasion in which you want to quickly give an idea of what Free Software is all about.

4 Reasons to Give Linux Mint 10 a Try

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pcworld.com: Canonical's newly released Ubuntu 10.10 -- or "Maverick Meerkat" -- may still be dominating the headlines in the Linux world these days, but it's by no means the only excellent distribution of the open source operating system.

Preview: Linux Mint 10 "Julia" GNOME (RC)

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: A new version of my favorite and current distribution, Linux Mint, is just around the corner. Although the developers have a policy of "releasing it when it's ready", they are pretty good about releasing the main GNOME version not more than a few weeks after the corresponding Ubuntu release.

AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Graphics Cards On Linux?

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Hardware

phoronix.com: This evening AMD has officially launched their Radeon HD 6800 series, which currently includes the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards. How though does the AMD Radeon HD 6000 series play with Linux?

Linux underdogs

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dwasifar.com: Within the desktop Linux world, it is Ubuntu that is dominant, and the other distros that wind up in that aggrieved defensive position. Putting the technology itself aside for a moment, and looking just at the “politics” and social dynamic of the interactions, Ubuntu is to Mint in the Linux world as Windows is to Linux in the larger OS world.

Is Red Hat Just Like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce and SAP?

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seekingalpha.com: James Whitehurst, Red Hat CEO, received a lot of IDG-based press during the week of October 18 about a trade-show keynote speech. This quote rings true based on my demand-side research.

Three Things That Won't Be In The Linux 2.6.37 Kernel

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phoronix.com: While the Linux 2.6.36 kernel was released yesterday, we already have our eyes towards the Linux 2.6.37 kernel to see what new features this next kernel will bring, any performance changes that may come as a result.

Is Mac OS Lion More Advanced Than Linux?

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Mac

muktware.com: Heavy usage of adjectives seems to be the keyword of Apple's guideline for press releases. The company has over-used words like magical, revolutionary, reinvents and advanced so many times that they have lost their meaning.

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