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LF Announces Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup

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linuxfoundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced the Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup (AGL). The Workgroup will facilitate widespread industry collaboration that advances automotive device development, providing a community reference platform that companies can use for creating products.

Mandriva and Fedora Release Alphas

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ostatic.com: Two popular distributions have released alphas of their next versions. Fedora 18 Alpha "offers a preview of some of the best free and open-source technology currently under development" and Mandriva 2012 Alpha sports "quality closer to what one would expect from a RC."

Sabayon 10 Review: Gentoo on steroids!

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: Sabayon is a Gentoo based Linux distro, created with the philosophy of "out-of-the-box" philosophy and it aims to give users a wide range of applications, ready to use and a self-configured operating system.

Choose your Gnome distribution

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worldofgnome.org: So you like Gnome Shell, but you are not sure about what distribution you will find it in? Here is a list of GNU/Linux distributions that include the latest stable version of Gnome Shell.

Kernel Log - Coming in 3.6 (part 4): Drivers

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h-online.com: Developers have improved support for new Apple MacBooks laptops. The Radeon driver now supports PCIe 2.0 and the kernel includes a driver for the Cinergy T Stick Black DVB-T receiver.

Zorin Linux Is Heavy on the Windows Dressing

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linuxinsider.com: For many newcomers to Linux, Zorin has a deal maker that is unmatched in any other Linux distribution. It comes with several integrated tools that let you modify Zorin's appearance.

Forbes Earnings Preview: Red Hat

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forbes.com: Despite an expected dip in profit, analysts are generally optimistic about Red Hat (RHT) as it prepares to reports its second quarter earnings on Monday, September 24, 2012.

Sabayon 10 Released with Four Desktop Choices

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ostatic.com: Sabayon 10 was released recently bringing lots of updates and your choice of four different desktop editions. Fabio Erculiani said, "If you really enjoyed Sabayon 9, this is just another step towards World domination (yay!)."

Intel's new Clover Trail chip will support Android & Linux

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zdnet.com: There have been rumors that Intel's new Atom CPU, Clover Trail, would only support Windows 8, but not Android or Linux. We now know that the chip will support these open-source operating systems as well.

Vivaldi KDE tablet delayed, looking at new hardware

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liliputing.com: The Vivaldi tablet is a project from the KDE development team aimed at introducing a tablet with open source Linux-based software. But the project has run into some speed bumps.

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Pithos 1.2

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    A new release of open-source Linux Pandora client Pithos is now available for download.
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