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Survey Reveals Some Open Source Surprises

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Software

ostatic.com: LinuxQuestions is out with results from its annual Members Choice Awards survey, which highlights favorite open source platforms and applications, ranging from favorite Linux distros to favorite new innovative hardware ideas in the open source realm.

Why the Linux Desktop Needs More Usability Testing

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datamation.com: Linux desktop projects often overlook formal usability testing. Attempts to introduce it are generally short-lived. After a few experiments, most developers fall back on a series of informal alternatives.

Linux Netbooks: Hiding in Plain Sight

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Hardware

linuxinsider.com: While Apple certainly remains a force in the market with smartphones, tablets and MacBooks, the company seems more focused on the first two categories and less so on its latest laptop computers -- which, regardless of past arguments from Apple, are strikingly reminiscent of Linux netbooks.

UEFI strikes again

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Microsoft
  • Hardware neutrality: UEFI strikes again and again
  • Don't like Secure Boot? Don't buy a Chromebook.
  • Introducing the Open Source Rookie of the Year... Whoa, it's Microsoft

New Linux distro will target disabled users

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pcworld.com: There are more than a billion people around the globe living with some sort of disability today, yet software in general and operating systems in particular are just beginning to address their computing needs.

Fedora 18 review

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Linux
  • Fedora 18 review
  • More on PicarOS: Test passed!
  • Bodhi Linux 2.2.0 review
  • Linux Lite 1.0.4 screen shots
  • Sparkylinux 2.1 “Ultra” Review: Lightweight, fast and elegant
  • I’m FedUp with Fedora!
  • Friday Linux Potpourri
  • Only 90 More Bugs in Wheezy to Squash
  • Linux Format 168 On Sale Today - Linux vs Windows 8
  • The Linux Setup - Chris Knadle
  • Red Hat to employees: yes, please bring new apps to work
  • PCLinuxOS quarterly rollup release: Hands on

The 'Year of the Linux Desktop'? That's So 2012

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readwrite.com: For those Linux enthusiasts still pining for the mythical "Year of the Linux Desktop," the wait is over. In fact, it already happened.

Counting processors on your Linux box

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HowTos

itworld.com: Ever since the /proc file system first made an appearance on Unix systems, getting information on running processes became a whole lot easier. The useful, but too often insufficient information available in the output of ps commands was thoroughly upstaged by /proc which acts as an interface to kernel data structures

City of Munich disagrees with HP's Linux migration study

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h-online.com: Munich's City Council has objected to HP's study in which the company analysed Munich's Linux migration on behalf of Microsoft. According to HP's calculations, the LiMux, which was launched in 2003, cost €60.6 million (approximately £51 million) compared to a cost of only €17 million (£14.2 million) for a purely Microsoft-based solution.

Could secure boot lead to Linux v Linux strife?

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itwire.com: Could Microsoft's implementation of secure boot be, one day, the reason why Linux vendors get into strife with each other? Could Oracle one day go to Microsoft in order to get a key issued to Red Hat by Microsoft revoked?

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