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Linux Mint 7

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blog.jjtcomputing: Linux Mint has always been a great distro, taking the excellent points of Ubuntu, and removing some of the bad points, such as the lack of multimedia plugins, and replacing the warm brown with a cool crisp green.

Red Hat Sees Strong Demand For Cloud Computing

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informationweek.com: As many as 50 of its customers have begun building private compute clouds using Red Hat Linux, says Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst.

What makes a good Linux distribution?

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Lately I have written various articles that have stirred the pot regarding the various Linux distributions available. I have heard quite a bit of dislike for Ubuntu, GNOME, and KDE 4. In fact I have heard opinions from people that make me wonder why they even use Linux.

Linux standardization is not the end of the world

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raiden.net: I've been hearing an ever increasing cry for Linux standardization over the past couple of months, with Googles most recent cry being the loudest. And yet we still hear the same tired old mantra from Linux geeks galore that says “Standardization will kill what Linux is and what it stands for.”

Linux does not equal an unwashed foulmouthed rebel

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toolbox.com/blogs: If you use Linux then you are automatically a geek, an unwashed, pizza eating, cola and coffee swilling, obnoxious and scruffy rebel who just wants to stick it to the man.

Free as Free Can Be--gNewSense Linux 2.2

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extremetech.com: Linux has, in some ways, always been a bit politicized in the sense that there are true believers among Linux users and developers that all software should be truly free. gNewSense Linux is geared toward those who want a truly free Linux distribution.

IBM Luring Unix Customers Onto Linux Mainframes

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eweekeurope.co.uk: IBM, which is seeing a continued resurgence in the mainframe space, is offering new migration services and financial incentives in hopes of luring away some HP and Sun Unix customers

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 305

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking a look at Debris Linux

  • Tips and tricks: Running openSUSE "Factory"
  • News: OpenSolaris readies 2009.06, Fedora slips 11 again, FreeBSD 8.0 enters code freeze, NetBSD gets a new binary package manager, Debian gets improved support for Eee PC, openSUSE community develops a new Moblin distro, Ubuntu User magazine
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 7, CentOS 5.3 "Live CD"
  • Upcoming releases: OpenSolaris 2009.06
  • Donations: SliTaz GNU/Linux receives US$200
  • New additions: Debris Linux
  • New distributions: Foxy Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux market share growing, growing, growing

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itwire.com: What is the true market share for Linux? A: Depends who you ask! You can find desktop penetration of 1%, 2% and 4% - and a server share right up to 46%!

Linux Standards, And Why They Shouldn’t Matter

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workswithu.com: The old debate about lack of standardization among different Linux platforms flared up on Slashdot this weekend. It’s a complicated topic, with complex arguments both for and against greater consolidation among Linux programming interfaces and distributions.

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It's been a little over a month since the previous Firefox stable release and the developers have now pushed a new major update to users. This latest iteration of Firefox brings just a few major features for regular users, but it excels in other areas like better HTML 5 support. The official announcement for Mozilla Firefox 32 hasn't been made public just yet, but the mirrors now host the latest stable versions. It will take them a while to post anything official, and some time may go by until this new release hits the repositories, but you now can get to see what has changed. Read more