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Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, Ubuntu: Which Linux desktop is for you?

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Linux There are more interesting Linux desktop distributions to choose from than ever before. However, if you're looking for major distros with a great deal of support, you'll want to look at the big four: Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

Distro Hoppin`: Netrunner 4.0 Dryland

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Linux Today, in the very first week of January 2012, I am happy to report that I found out who runs the Internet. It's no secret government agency, no occult faction, no MiB, it's a Linux distro. How do I know? Because it is called... NETRUNNER.

What's Coming For The Linux 3.3 Kernel DRM Pull

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Linux Now that the Linux 3.2 kernel is released, the Linux 3.3 kernel merge window is open. Here's a quick look at what should be queued up for the Linux 3.3 kernel when it comes to the DRM graphics area.

LinuxUser kernel column – a look back at 2011

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Linux This month Jon Masters takes a break from looking at the very latest developments in the Linux kernel community, to bring two New Year special editions of his column. We start with a look back at 2011 with a look into the future to follow…

Debian vs. Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint: Which Distribution Should You Use?

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Ubuntu One of the hardest questions that every Linux user must answer is which Linux distribution they should use. In this case, you really can be picky enough to mimic James Bond with “shaken, not stirred.”

What's new in Linux 3.2

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Linux Improvements to the Ext4 filesystem, network code optimisations and thin provisioning support in the Device Mapper are some of the major improvements in Linux 3.2. Further additions include new and improved drivers –

New aptosid Fork, siduction 11.1 Released

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  • Learn New Tricks with Embedded Linux Course
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Precise Quality, not just for Precise
  • Going Linux #161
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Linux Foundation sites back in action

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Web The damage from the September 2011 cracking of several Linux Foundation web sites seems to have been repaired, though one site won't be coming back: the Linux Developer Network.

Pear OS 3.0 "Panther" vs. Zorin OS 5.2 Core

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: There's been a new distribution making small waves lately called Pear OS. It aims to replicate the experience of Apple's Mac OS X, and upon first appearances, it seems to do so pretty well. I'm comparing it to Zorin OS, which similarly tries to replicate the experience of Microsoft Windows, to see which one does its job better.

The Growth of Linux in 2011

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  • Is Linux Marketshare on the Rise? It Seems So…
  • Linux Market Share On Desktop Increased By About 50% In 2011
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