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Microsoft's Bad Quarter and 'Lost Decade'

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Microsoft

linuxinsider.com: After years of being viewed by many as an unconquerable leader in the world of desktop software, Microsoft's armor is apparently beginning to chip.

What's new in Linux 3.5

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h-online.com: Together with a new version of X Server, Linux 3.5 will offer improved hybrid graphics support. The new kernel supports "FireWire Target Disk Mode", which is a familiar Mac feature, and performance monitoring components can now keep an eye on userspace software.

5 Reasons Why Commercial Software Companies Care About Open Source and Linux

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OSS

readwriteweb.com: According to a recent report released by the Linux Foundation, large, multinational, for-profit organizations are contributing significant financial and human resources to the cause.

What Runlevels Are and How to Use Them

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HowTos

howtogeek.com: When a Linux system boots, it enters its default runlevel and runs the startup scripts associated with that runlevel. You can also switch between runlevels – for example, there’s a runlevel designed for recovery and maintenance operations.

Bodhi Linux 2.0 Almost Ready

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ostatic.com: Bodhi Linux made quite a splash last year earning raving reviews from users and respected writers. Fast forward to yesterday when Jeff Hoogland announced Bodhi Linux 2.0 Release Candidate.

Unity Desktop Available for Fedora

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: If the loudest voices in the open-source community were to be believed you’d get the impression that Ubuntu’s Unity desktop is universally loathed.

Microsoft code contains the phrase 'big boobs' ... Yes, really

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Microsoft

networkworld.com: Some chucklehead working for Microsoft thought it would be funny to slip a thinly camouflaged sexist remark -- "big boobs" -- into software code that connects the Linux kernel to Microsoft's HyperV virtualization product.

Can the Terms of the GPL Prevent GNU/Linux being used for War?

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: The use of Drones in Afghanistan is a highly controversial issue but it is not the purpose of this article to debate the morality and ethics of deploying drones in an area of asymetrical conflict but rather to explore if it is actually possible to use the terms of the GPL to legally prevent the deployment of software or operating systems by any government's military.

Everything works out of the box in Zorin!

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darkduck.com: Zorin OS is an operating system designed to make the "Gateway to Linux". This is because it has a familiar Windows interface, complete with panel customizations, start menu, and even a Look Changer to change the Windows style.

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