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Desktops and Linux are Not Dead

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elevenislouder.blogspot: So, in an article at PCW Robert Strohmeyer argues that the dream of desktop Linux is dead. I disagree. I strongly disagree.

Also: Is the Linux desktop dream dead?

Debian Project News

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  • Debian Project News - October 18th
  • Understanding Debian’s release process
  • Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks With Its New Kernel

GNU is not Unix: How the GNU Project has gone astray

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techrepublic.com: The GNU Project is hailed by a lot of people as the genesis of the entire free Unix-like OS ecosystem, the reason we even have open source OSs like Linux-based systems. There have been some criticisms of the GNU Project’s toolset over the years.

Release: Linux Mint 10 RC

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  • Release: Linux Mint 10 RC
  • Linux Mint 9 review
  • Review: Linux Mint Debian

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 376

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Kubuntu 10.10
  • News: Looking back at Ubuntu "Maverick" release cycle, Smeegol versus Meego, Arch Linux Handbook and security guide
  • Interview: Elizabeth Naramore, Community Development Manager at SourceForge
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.4 "SpinBase", "CoreCDX", Tiny Core Linux 3.2, Super OS 10.10
  • New additions: antiX, Fusion Linux
  • New additions: Linux MintPPC, 3MX
  • Reader comments

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

Desktop Linux: The Dream Is Dead

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pcworld.com: It kills me to say this: The dream of Linux as a major desktop OS is now pretty much dead. Over the past few years, modern Linux distributions such as Ubuntu have utterly transformed the open-source desktop and the market share remains stagnant at around 1 percent.

State of Squeeze

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pogson.6k.ca: The bug-count of Debian GNU/Linux Squeeze release is looking good, with Squeeze being a Christmas present for the world.

Ten reasons Linux is the best choice for kids

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zdnet.co.uk: You may think your day job is demanding, but it's often nothing compared with providing tech support for the family. That's where Linux comes in, says Jack Wallen.

Eight Tech Signs the World really might be coming to an End

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: You have all heard the jokes that the end of the Mayan calender on December 21st 2012 might bring about "the end of the world." There have been more than a few technology releases/announcements in the past couple years that many of us thought would never happen.

starting with a clean slate

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mylifeinlinux.blogspot: The more I have played with Linux and added extra features or software, the more I think, “If I had a complete melt down, how easily could I get a new system up and running the way I like it”. Happily there are some quick answers.

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IT&C sector – engine of the economy : Kogaion and Argent – operating systems created in Cluj-Napoca

This goes for the Romanian Group for the Development of Gentoo-Derivative Technologies too. Gentoo is an operating system based on Linux or FreeBSD, which can be automatically optimized or personalized for almost any application or need. Last week the Cluj-based team launched in Bucharest and Cluj two PC operating systems that are one hundred per cent Romanian, which could be used by regular users or within public administration, the education system or defence institutions. Read more

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Transcribe Speech To Text With Linux And Google

Sometimes in life, you run into situations where turning a voice recording into a text document is necessary. Perhaps this is from an interview for a news publication or perhaps you need to transcribe a verbal lecture from school. On Windows and OS X, there are a number of software programs that can help with this. Yet for Linux users, the options feel a bit sparse by comparison. Read more

Linux 4.3 Is Working On Sound Support For Skylake, Other New Audio Hardware

Linux audio driver developers are still working on Skylake-related support, but all of that initial code is now present for Linux 4.3 in conjunction with the latest Intel processors. Besides Skylake, the Linux 4.3 sound updates also have a new STI controller driver and new Cirrus CS4349, GTM601, InvenSense ICS43432, and Realtek RT298 drivers. There's also machine drivers for Rockchip systems with MAX98090, RT5645, and RT5650 SoCs. Read more Also: