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Top 7 Reasons People Quit Linux

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pcworld.com: I've heard a lot of excuses why people quit Linux, and return to Windows. I'm happy to say that the excuses are getting far less common nowadays. Here are the top seven.

If Linux Didn’t “Suck” It Wouldn’t Exist

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whatan00b.com: There was a great presentation that made it to the top of digg in the last couple of days on how Linux “sucks” and how we can fix it. It was a very good down-to-earth overview of the problems with Linux, but the solutions that were suggested disturbed me a bit.

Adventures with Desktop Ready Linux

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sob.apotheon.org: I'm not the world's greatest Linux fan these days. I object to the license, I dislike the way the GNU project is trying to reinvent Unix, and I dislike the way the various Linux distributions' developer communities take shortcuts.

Linux clients break 1% web usage share

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blogs.zdnet.com: According to NetApplications, Linux usage share on client devices has, for the first time, passed the 1% mark.

State of the GNU/Linux Desktop 2009 Part 2/4: Hardware Support

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codingexperiments.com: As mentioned in part one of this series, despite the legendary pace of development in the Open Source community, it can be difficult to keep tabs on what is being worked on. Arguably, multimedia is just a subdivision of hardware support, another area where Free operating systems have suffered.

Windows 7 leaves netbook market open for Linux

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itwire.com: Microsoft's newest operating system Windows 7 will leave much of the burgeoning netbook market open for Linux because of its relatively large footprint.

Fedora 10 put to the test

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whatpc.co.uk: In the early days of Linux, distributions varied widely in what they offered and who they were aimed at, but today the list of what they have in common tends to be much longer than how they differ.

Red Hat plans more hiring after adding 600 employees

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bizjournals.com: Despite the worst recession in decades, Linux giant Red Hat added 600 employees to its rolls during the 12 months that ended Feb. 28, and the Raleigh company anticipates more hiring going forward.

Linux 2.6.30-rc4 Kernel Brings Back Tux

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phoronix.com: Besides reverting back to the Tux mascot, the Linux 2.6.30-rc4 kernel has a variety of fixes ranging from supported architectures to drivers.

The New Cairo-Dock v2, Simply Amazing

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I was recently looking for an Avant Window Navigator replacement and tried out most of the docks out there. And then i saw that Cairo Dock, which wasn't near one of the best has a new version only downloadable on it's website and after trying it, i was amazed. Full story

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