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Fedora 18 Will Go For Tmpfs

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phoronix.com: Fedora 18 will look to use tmpfs for its /tmp directory, after the feature proposal was approved today by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee.

Red Hat donates $100,000 to "the future of open source"

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h-online.com: Following its record annual revenue of more than one billion dollars, Red Hat has announced that it is making a donation of $100,000 (£62,400) to "the future of open source".

Microsoft makes Top 20 list of Linux kernel contributors

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Microsoft

theregister.co.uk: The Linux Foundation has released its annual report on the state of the software, and reports that Microsoft has made it into the Top 20 of companies that sponsor development of the Linux kernel –

Interview with Fabio Erculiani of Sabayon Linux

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unixmen.com: Fabio Erculiani is the founder and lead developer of the fantastic Sabayon Linux. On this week’s interview, we talk with him about the details of the development, some technical details about “how things work” and the reasons that make Sabayon so unique.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 450

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Taking an in-depth look at PapugLinux 11.1a
  • Humour: GNOME 4 - the future of portability
  • News: ARM as "primary architecture" in Fedora, developer corner with PC-BSD's Kris Moore, interview with AgiliaLinux
  • Questions and answers: Top ten killer applications
  • Released last week: Gentoo Linux 12.1, Fuduntu 2012.2, Webconverger 12.1

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

Linux Mint vs. Ubuntu: the Best Option?

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Ubuntu

datamation.com: For the last few years, there has been something of a popularity contest between two well-known Linux distros: Linux Mint and Ubuntu.

Linux on the Desktop - Dead Again?

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Well it's been a tempestuous week here in the Linux blogosphere, thanks largely to a violent brawl that broke out unexpectedly down at the Broken Windows Lounge. It all started with a blog post: "Why Linux Is Dead on the Desktop"

Desktop Linux: a dose of FUD from The Economist

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itwire.com: These days whenever I see an article bemoaning the fact that GNU/Linux has not made it to the desktop in sufficiently large numbers to make the writer in question stand up and applaud, I tend to laugh.

Debian Project News - April 2nd

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's seventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Commercialized Linux – The Great Divide

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unixmen.com: There’s an ugly side to Linux. Or to be more specific, Ubuntu Linux. It has suffered from the evil grips of what I describe as ‘Commercialism’.

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Leftovers: Software

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    We proudly announce the stable version 1.2.0 of Roundcube Webmail which is now available for download. It introduces new features since version 1.1 covering security and PGP encryption topics...
  • Roundcube Webmail 1.2 Adds PGP Encryption
    For those using the open-source Roundcube software for your webmail needs, Roundcube 1.2 is now available as the latest stable version.
  • Systemd 230 Opens Up A New Graphics Vulnerability & FBDEV Still Should Die
    A change made in the recent release of systemd 230 makes it easy for rogue user processes to be able to spy on your desktop, assuming a few conditions are met. If you are using FBDEV, such as with Wayland's Weston FBDEV back-end, other user processes can now read from the frame-buffer device. The change in systemd is, "Framebuffer devices (/dev/fb*) and 3D printers and scanners (devices tagged with ID_MAKER_TOOL) are now tagged with 'uaccess' and are available to logged in users."
  • systemd 230 Launches with DNSSEC Enabled by Default in systemd-resolved, More
  • 7 Best Command Line Navigation Tools
    The desktop environment with its bundle of programs sharing a common graphical user interface (GUI) remains a firm favorite with users. Not surprising really given that a good desktop environment makes computing fun and simple. The graphical desktop environment has become so ingrained in almost everyone's computer activities that it might seem the command line will wither away. Yet, there is still an important role to play for the humble command-line interface (CLI).
  • GNU Parallel 20160522 ('TTIPleaks') released
    GNU Parallel 20160522 ('TTIPleaks') has been released.

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