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NPC to offer GNU/Linux class this fall

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wmicentral.com: It’s been called the Universal Operating System that can be securely customized to perform any computing task. And this fall, Northland Pioneer College will again be offering classes on the GNU/Linux Operating System.

As Linus was saying . . . .

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Software

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: But it’s not like Linus T. becomes Mr. T when in disagreement. Since he is particularly charming and well spoken in person, I would think those words coming from him verbally would not have the same edge as they do when you read them on the screen.

The best Linux distro of 2011!

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tuxradar.com: Fedora, Mint, Arch, Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSUSE go head-to-head - we've dropped the six most popular Linux distributions of the day into a cage fight for your affections. Which flavour of Linux gets the gold medal? You might very well be surprised.

Fedora 16 Features With Desktop, Virtualization, Etc

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phoronix.com: Fedora 16 (codenamed Verne) is set to be released at the end of October while the software string freeze and alpha change deadline just passed this week, with the only alpha release being scheduled to take place in mid-August.

Top 10 Reasons Why Larry Ellison Dislikes Red Hat

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Humor

fossforce.com: It’s Thursday, and you know what that means… Time to cover your kids’ eyes and ears – heck, time to keep them away from any online device altogether – because it’s Top 10 day.

Red Hat Extends Summer Teaching Program to Academic Year

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redhat.com: Red Hat today announced the expansion of its Professors' Open Source Summer Experience (POSSE) 2011 that took place in late July in Raleigh, NC. Now in it third year, POSSE is a higher education faculty program that immerses professors in the culture, tools and practices of open source communities.

Aptosid 2011-02: is it any good?

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linuxblog.darkduck: Aptosid is Debian-based Linux distribution aiming desktops of users wishing to live on cutting edge of technology. It is based on Debian Sid, which is unstable branch.

Torvalds Dumps GNOME for Xfce

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Linux
Software

ostatic.com: Linux users seem to be interested in what our de facto leader uses on his desktop. In 2005 KDE users reveled when Linus said, "just ... use KDE." Later on in 2009 GNOME users returned the nose rubbing when he said, "I switched to GNOME." Well, both groups can now sulk together.

Also: Torvalds would like to see a GNOME fork

FOSS, Linux, Distros and Life

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OSS

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: FOSS. A great idea. The reality is it takes away 80 percent of the richness of the World Wide Web, the internets. Every website that appears in those “Top 10, 25, 50, 100 or 10 million lists uses something that will not be seen by true believers of FOSS.

Don't Fear the Penguin: A Linux Distro for Everyone

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newsfactor.com: Linux has suffered from a bad reputation, known for being complicated and exclusively for geeks who know each line of code by heart. But that's undeserved. The most daunting prospect with Linux is choosing between its variety of versions.

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Whether you want to or not, uGet remains one of the best graphical download manager applications for GNU/Linux operating systems, and it has been updated today to version 2.0.5. Read more

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