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Rugged laptops (finally) run Linux

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: EmperorLinux has started reselling three rugged "Panasonic Toughbook" laptops (and one rugged tablet) with Linux preinstalled:

IBM opens a Linux innovation center in Kazakhstan

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venturebeat.com: IBM keeps pushing into emerging markets in an effort to encourage startups and technology adoption around the world. Today, it is announcing it has opened a Linux innovation center in Kazakhstan.

Linux fans see opportunity in Windows 7 changeover

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Ubuntu

techtarget.com: Linux runs on a tiny share of corporate desktops, but open source partisans say the upcoming release of Windows 7 and the popularity of lightweight netbook PCs could help it gain ground -- even in Windows shops.

Kahel Linux: Yet Another Philippine-made Distro

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junauza.com: A proof that Linux on the desktop is very much alive and is growing in popularity here in the Philippines is the birth of yet another distro named Kahel.

Intel Moblin 2.1 Preview

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phoronix.com: Intel has provided an early development preview of the Moblin 2.1 operating system, which we briefly tested out on a Samsung NC10 netbook. Here are the screenshots and a few more details.

The Linux Desktop - The View from LinuxCon

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linuxjournal.com: I have just finished up three days at LinuxCon in Portland, put on by the Linux Foundation. Overall, I would say it was a great success.

That Dream Formerly Known as the Linux Desktop

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daniweb.com: I will never again refer to the Linux Desktop in any of my writings beyond this post. From now on, it's the Linux User Interface.

LinuxCon:

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  • LinuxCon: Linux Success In the Key of Desktop
  • LinuxCon coralls community, clouds, challenges
  • Shuttleworth: Don't Give Up the Linux Desktop
  • Open Letter to Mark Shuttleworth
  • Shuttleworth's Three Methods to Improve FOSS Development

Why IBM won't Do Desktop Linux

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linuxtoday.com/blog: Bob Sutor, IBM's VP of open source, seemed to once again throw desktop Linux under the bus this week at Linuxcon:

Red Hat CEO vs. Torvalds: More Linux features don't equate to bloat

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blogs.zdnet.com: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst disagreed with Linus Torvalds’ contention that Linux has become bloated. Whitehurst said that Linux is growing and becoming more full-featured. The bloat will come when features are added that no one wants.

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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

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