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Quo vadis Linux?

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go2linux.org: The Linux community, or as Mark Shuttleworth said the free software community components, should not fight or argue with each other. In my humble opinion, we all play our role.

Guess What? Linux May Not Be for Everyone

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ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: What recent converts to the new OS don’t realize is that the new operating system is not for everyone. In fact, I have come to the conclusion that Linux is best for users at the two poles of computing experience.

Fedora 14 Beta Shaping Up Very Nicely

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zdnet.co.uk: The Fedora 14 Beta release (aka "Laughlin") was made available yesterday, on schedule. I have installed it on a few of my laptops and netbooks, and it looks to me like it is shaping up very nicely.

Proposal for a new Fedora project

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lwn.net: With great reflection and further research I've come to realize something else. Google is about to destroy just about everyone. There's a tiny handful of people that don't like the idea of cloud computing and information 'in the cloud'. The majority of the world though in love with it.

You must be this tall to ride: __

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mairin.wordpress: I believe that Fedora and Linux in general need to reach and inspire a wider set of users. Free software affords us so many benefits we should strive to share, but there’s still a formidable bar in technical skill required to realize those benefits.

SimplyMEPIS 8.5 [Review]

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thinkdigit.com: MEPIS is a Linux distribution (a.k.a “distro”) that is designed to give new users a no frills experiece when trying it for the first time. It is based on Debian and gives users the option of either running it as a LiveCD or installing it permanently on your hard drive.

Group educates about Linux at Installfest

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dailybruin.com: When the word “Linux” is thrown around campus, students may not recognize it as a computer operating system. But the UCLA Linux Users Group wants to educate students about it at its quarterly LUG Installfest on Saturday.

Linux Distros as Food

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linuxaria.com: The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. Keywords: stable, classic, open, for every level, rich (software). Search Result: Chinese food

5 Things Linux Does Better Than Mac OS X

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pcworld.com: I think the success of the Mac is mostly a matter of marketing. Whatever your own personal beliefs, though, there's no denying that there are certain things Linux clearly does better than Mac OS X. If you're trying to decide on a platform for your business, these factors are worth keeping in mind.

Salix OS Live 13.1.1 LXDE

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Salix OS is a distro based on Slackware. Slackware, as you probably already know, has not had a reputation as being the easiest distro to use. Salix OS makes Slackware accessible to more users by making it easier to install, configure and manage.

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