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John Carmack thinks the Steam Machine’s biggest problem is Linux

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Gaming

extremetech.com: Ever since Valve announced its three-tier approach to bringing PC gaming to the living room — Steam OS, the Steam Machine, and the Steam Controller — people have been divided on whether or not it’s a sound idea. John Carmack, a man who changed the face of PC gaming at Id Software, thinks the Steam Machine’s odds of succeeding are “a bit dicey.”

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 530

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Welcome to this year's 42nd issue of DistroWatch Weekly! This past week news feeds in the Linux ecosystem were flooded with reports of Ubuntu, Ubuntu spins and reviews of Ubuntu in its many flavours. This week we bring you early reports of Ubuntu's 13.10 release and some first impressions.

Training Scholarship Winner Nam Pho Uses Linux for Science

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linux.com: As a first-generation Vietnamese-American, Nam Pho says he learned to make the most of limited resources and opportunities in many facets of his life. When it came to computing, this meant dealing with secondhand hardware. He built his Linux skills through frustrating, but educational, attempts to get old computers up and working again.

9 open source secrets to making money

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Software
OSS
  • Greed is good: 9 open source secrets to making money
  • How the Linux Foundation is helping the auto industry shift to open source
  • Samba 4.1 brings Linux desktop and Mac files from Windows
  • Senwes Unix to Linux migration
  • On Linux Install Fest 2013
  • Introducing Kids To Linux Using DoudouLinux
  • Have You Tried Parted Magic?
  • AbiWord 3.0 Released With Many Changes, GTK3
  • Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit…
  • Betting on Linux | CR 71
  • Install the Latest Version of digiKam on Debian
  • Flash in Linux
  • KrISS Feed: Self-Hosted RSS Reader
  • Apt-Fast: Improve Apt-Get Download Speed
  • Fix no screen brightness on boot problem
  • BetaPizza Hackaton Results
  • Can you trust 'NSA-proof' TrueCrypt?
  • 5 Years of KDE Community Forums
  • Open codec pioneer leaves Red Hat, joins Mozilla

Debian 7.2 Update Released

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  • Debian 7.2 Update Released
  • Easy Ways to Get Going with Linux are on the Rise
  • Choosing A Linux Flavor For Your Datacenter
  • RedHat vs Debian : Administrative Point of View
  • LinuxCon North America 2013
  • Salesforce.com Expands Use of RHEL
  • Watching the Penguin’s Back at All Things Open
  • After 100 Point Releases, Linux 3.0 Is Being EOL'ed
  • FreeBSD 10.0 Now In Beta With Faster ZFS LZJB
  • Windows 8.1 tips, tricks and secrets

Notable Ubuntu Derivatives

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Ubuntu

linuxadvocates.com: But despite what is or isn't happening with Ubuntu, depending on your point of view, much is happening elsewhere and that is fortunately a 'good thing' for the prospective Linux user.

I tried Fedora 19 KDE one more time

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dedoimedo.com: My first attempt to use Fedora 19 KDE was not very successful. All in all, it was a blunder. But then I revived my aging LG laptop, which means I decided to give Fedora one more chance.

Mageia 3 Review

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Mageia 3 has been out for a while, and I’ve finally had time to do a review. Mageia is a fork of the Mandriva distribution, and offers quite a bit to desktop Linux users. It comes with a great selection of preinstalled software, and it is available in 32-bit or 64-bit versions on DVD (3.96 GB).

Debian Project News - October 14th

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Welcome to this year's eighteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

can you use Linux or not

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  • Need help deciding whether you can use Linux or not
  • Preloaded Linux systems: Weighing the options
  • Red Hat Loves SAP, It's Official
  • Little Linux Pricing On Big Power Systems Iron
  • openSUSE 13.1 RC1 GNOME Graphical Issues
  • DICE: “We strongly want to get into Linux for a reason
  • Which Distro Is Best for Beginners? (blog safari)
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