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First Look: Linux Mint 15 “Olivia”

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unixmen.com: Linux Mint is a funny beast. Not much seems to change between releases. At least nothing obvious to the naked eye. Being highly based on Ubuntu, most of the underlying changes are done through on the Ubuntu side of things.

Also: Linux Mint 15: A better Ubuntu for the desktop

Linux Mint 15 review

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pcpro.co.uk: Linux Mint is a comprehensive and beginner-friendly Linux distribution. To that extent it’s a rival to Ubuntu – and in fact it’s derived from the Ubuntu codebase, which means all the same software and drivers can be used. Releases run to a similar six-monthly schedule, with periodic long-term support releases following Ubuntu’s. This newest release is Linux Mint 15, known to its friends as Olivia.

Hands on with Mageia 3

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zdnet.com: Taking a look at this excellent Linux distribution suitable for anyone from first-time Linux installations to seasoned hands.

Is Canonical Ltd. Financially Insolvent?

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  • Live Linux distribution shows off Wayland
  • 3 Reasons Linux Doesn't Star In U.S. Schools
  • Kubuntu Love
  • video of gentoo developer interview

A Beginners' Guide to Installing Arch Linux

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HowTos

softpedia.com: The following tutorial will teach any computer user how to install the Arch Linux operating system on their personal computer or laptop.

Fedora 19 – Schrödinger’s Cat – preview

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linuxbsdos.com: Now that the first beta edition of what will become Fedora 19 has been released, and almost all the accepted features are at 100% completion, I downloaded the installation images for the released desktop environments and ran them in a virtual environment just to see what they have to offer.

Secure Boot isn't the only problem facing Linux on Windows 8 hardware

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Hardware
Microsoft

mjg59.dreamwidth.org: There's now no shortage of Linux distributions that support Secure Boot out of the box, so that's a mostly solved problem. But even if your distribution supports it entirely you still need to boot your install media in the first place.

Red Hat, Inc.: Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

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insidermonkey.com: Red Hat, Inc. shareholders have witnessed an increase in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months.

10 years of defending Linux's legalities: Groklaw

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Web

zdnet.com: A decade ago, SCO attacked Linux but it hadn't counted on running into a paralegal turned legal journalist named Pamela Jones and her Website Groklaw.

Best Linux distributions for the enterprise

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techrepublic.com: There are a lot of Linux distributions out there. Out of those hundreds of variations, which are best suited for enterprise-level servers and desktops? I’ll tackle both, but first we’ll look at the server.

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