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Linux Distros That Don’t Suck

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tech.nocr.at: I have had many people email me about the best distro out there. The only answer I have for them is “depends on what you want to do”.

When Will it Really Be the Year of Linux?

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linuxtoday.com: It already is. It already has been. It will continue for the forseeable future.

Intel, Nokia team on Linux-based phone OS

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electronista.com: Intel and Nokia have been discovered as teaming on a new, Linux-based operating system for mobile phones. Labeled as the oFono project, the effort is separate from both companies' usual Linux projects.

Fedora considering mailing list moderation

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lwn.net: It seems that some folks in the Fedora community are getting tired of the tone of the discussion on the project's mailing lists. Thus this proposal from the Fedora board:

Linux Poem Contest–Write and Win $5

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2indya.com: If you are a Linux enthusiast and love to use open-source, this should excite you. I am a published poet and want to blend this two issues together. I intend to give $5 for the best poem written for Linux.

Is an IBM purchase of Red Hat inevitable?

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blogs.zdnet.com: Despite a bevy of questions—looming competition from Oracle, takeover rumors and a weak economy—Red Hat appears to be humming along.

aTunes: Amazing Cross-Platform Audio Player and Manager

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aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems.

BackTrack 4 - Hacking galore

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dedoimedo.com: We have already had three articles on Linux forensics. This is the fourth. Today, we will review another high-end, security-oriented distribution, BackTrack.

sK1: Open Source Vector Graphics Editor Similar to CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator

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sK1 is an open source vector graphics editor similar to CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand which just had it's first public release a few days ago.

Switching My Dad to Linux--Part Two

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pcworld.com: I'm not a very good Linux evangelist. I don't try and convert family and friends to Linux. Therefore, as surprising as it sounds, putting Ubuntu on my dad's new laptop--as I did a week ago--was the first time I've ever directly converted another individual to Linux.

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